GRAMPIANS - "NAME UNKNOWN"
There is a Grampian 2-34 lying ashore in a steel cradle in Rhu Marina which
is located on the East shore of the Gareloch (Scotland). This boat does not
have a name that I can see and it has been left lying for some considerable
time. The owner appears to be old and suffering from illness, however, there
has been no request by him to have the Marina sell the boat.
What is amazing is that my cousins Alexander and Jean Kennedy live in
Oakville, Ontario and Rhu Marina is situated about half a mile from where the
McGruers boatyard was situated. The original McGruers yard is now a housing
development. It's a small world.
I hope to make further inquiries about the boat to see if the owner will sell,
however, he seems fairly reclusive.
I've attached a couple of photographs. The boat requires total refurbishment
and there is a bad blister on the keel where a keel bolt has rusted. The rust
has expanded and caused a blister with some deep cracking appearing on the
external surface of the keel.
I'll email your association with further details as I get them, however, this
would appear to be a rare model of yacht on this side of the Atlantic.
Douglas Kennedy Bouttell