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Macwester 28 (& Atlanta 28)

Atlanta Viking 8.5 side elevation

Atlanta Viking 8.5 side elevation

Atlanta 28

Atlanta 28: Merryn, West Country, 2010. Photo: Mike Brown

Atlanta 28

Atlanta 28: Merryn, West Country, 2010. Photo: Mike Brown

Atlanta 28

Atlanta 28: Merryn, West Country, 2010. Photo: Mike Brown

Atlanta 28

Atlanta 28: Merryn, West Country, 2010. Photo: Mike Brown

Atlanta 28

Atlanta 28: Monkey, Kent, 2011. Photo: Steven Miles

Macwester 28: Raniki, N.E. England, 2010. Photo: Robert & Mandy Taylor

Atlanta 28: Redemption Song, California, 2011. Photo: T Kunkel

Atlanta 28: Redemption Song, California, 2011. Photo: T Kunkel

Atlanta 28: Redemption Song, California, 2011. Photo: T Kunkel

Atlanta 28: Redemption Song, California, 2011. Photo: T Kunkel

Atlanta 28: Redemption Song, California, 2011. Photo: T Kunkel

Macwester 28 Wight: Zenquest

Macwester 28 Wight: Zenquest, SW England, 2012. Photo: D Allen

Macwester 28 Wight: Zenquest

Macwester 28 Wight: Zenquest, SW England, 2012. Photo: D Allen

Macwester 28 Wight: Zenquest

Macwester 28 Wight: Zenquest, SW England, 2012. Photo: D Allen

Macwester 28: Quinzia, Manitoba, Canada, 2012. Photo: R Murray

Macwester 28: Quinzia, Manitoba, Canada, 2012. Photo: R Murray

Atlanta 28: Victoria, South of France, 2013. Photo: Sigolène P

Atlanta 28: Victoria, South of France, 2013. Photo: Sigolène P

Atlanta 28: Victoria, South of France, 2013. Photo: Sigolène P

Atlanta 28: Victoria, South of France, 2013. Photo: Sigolène P

Atlanta 28: Victoria, South of France, 2013. Photo: Sigolène P

Atlanta 28: Victoria, South of France, 2013. Photo: Sigolène P

Send in your photos. If you have Macwester photos from the past or present that you hold copyright over, please feel free to send these to me for inclusion. Please send no more than five interior and/or exterior images per example to macwesterphotos [at] yahoo.com.

16 comments

  1. Your photos do not include a picture of a Macwester 28 aft cockpit version – I have a 1968 model – would you like a picture?


    • Yes please. Please e-mail images to: macwesterphotos (at) yahoo.com

      Please include: Boat name // Model // Location [region, nation, or sea] // Date [year] // Photo credit

      Thanks


  2. I just caught up with this forum again; a while back I inquired here about the 28′ Wight; about all we seemed to know on the site here came from the short note about her on the Macwester Owners Association site.

    I’ve been looking for years for one of these first Wights: to buy one- or even just to see one. Her aft cabin, shallow draft and stout build would be perfect for my sailing area [coast of SE Alaska]; the 31′ Wight being more boat than i want at my age.

    I’d very much appreciate being able to ask some questions about her performance when weather turns nasty. Would it be possible to send an email to my own email address? Or for me to contact you outside the forum [don't want to bore the other participants].
    Thanks


    • First Wight: Apologies, as I wrote in reply to your earlier comment here …I was wrong. The Macwester 28 I mentioned isn’t a Wight, as you can see pictured above [see Raniki]. As I suggested in my reply, the Macwester Owners Association might be able to help you with this, as they have extensive ‘offline’ documentation.

      Unfortunately, at this moment in time I have no further info to offer you. Sorry. If I come across a 28 Wight, I’ll let you know.


    • Hi, I own a MacWester Wight Mk 1. Bought it cheaply about 18 months ago as it needed a lot of work. Took her out last weekend for the first time and it’s really one helluva boat! Feel free to ask me any questions. I will post pics here in due course. There are very few of this model around, to my knowledge, as I have been looking for info on ANY others and can’t find any. I am in North Devon, UK. If you’re ever in the area, it would be my great pleasure to show you ZENQUEST. cheers, Dave


      • Dave:

        Thank you for posting about about your 28′ Wight! What a surprise. With guidance from the founder of this site,I’ve been searching for an example of the 28′ Macwester Wight for years. Yours is the first to verfiably turn up.

        I suppose my first question must be to ask about her ability to tack with the shallow [2'4"?] draft. I have a dozen other questions for you, if I may, as perhaps other members do as well, but perhaps at this point I’d best not hijack the thread.

        Thanks indeed for your offer to view the boat; I’d be there tomorrow if I were in Britain. Unfortunately, I’m on the west coast of the states. But am most eager to see the pictures, when you have a moment to post. Thanks again for this exciting, and surprising, news. Would be most interested to learn how you found her- and of course, am eager to see your pictures, when you get a chance to post.

        First Wight


  3. dig the site. I have a macwester 28 and just realized it’s an Atlanta 8.5. I always looked up the atlanta 28 and found limited info.


    • Hi again, I have emailed document about the boat as well as some photos to Macwester Photos. I have also included some quotes from emails from Stuart Roy, son of CSJ Roy. I too am American but have never been to Alaska where I can easily imagine the sailing to be very interesting and highly varied.

      The draft is indeed very shallow (included in document). Feel free to email me directly if you wish to.

      all the best, Dave


  4. Feel free to send all and any questions to my email address (I think I can provide this openly and am not worried about doing so): byrht***@gmail.com ( ed; will forward asap ) Dave ps I sometimes wonder if I have the last one in operation!


    • 8th January 2013:

      Hi there, if anyone is interested in a project renovating an Atlanta 28 then please get in touch (by replying to this comment)! My dad recently passed away and We have one which had been laid up for 15 years? Haven’t looked at it recently but when we last looked the woodwork needs doing, structurally looks sound . Mast etc intact and needs a new engine! Location west Wales


      • Hi,

        My name is Barry and it’s the first time on the site and I saw your post. I am very interested in renovating an Atlanta as I have one myself in need of restoration also. I live pretty local on the Wirral.

        I’m not sure you will get this message as it has been 9 months since your post but just in case….

        Please reply back to this post and I will get an email.

        Thanks


  5. Hi there , I love the MacWester / Atlanta 28’s! Living in California …they are hard to find!! I am wondering if you could put me in touch with the owner of Redemption song??? to see if they may want to sell?
    thanks
    Jon
    l*zyst*r@aol.com


    • Hi Jon,

      Thanks for your comment. I’ve changed your email address to prevent you being spammed by any spiders that might crawl the blog looking for email addresses.

      Unfortunately I can’t put you in touch with the owner of Redemption Song (data protection etc), but I may be able to suggest they contact you if they want.

      Can’t promise anything. I hope you find what you’re looking for.

      Best wishes!


    • Sorry Jon, Can’t you help you out with this request. I have Macwester Wight (prototype!), live in Devon (UK) but visit Calif every year to see my mother.

      Good luck on your quest. The Macwester Wight is not a fast boat but it’s very safe and easy to sail single handed. Tides here are 2nd highest in the world, so quite challenging at times.

      all the best, Dave


  6. Thank you very much! I totally understand …and would LOVE if you could possibly forward my email.
    best
    Jon


  7. thanks Dave!



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