We are few miles north of Arklow. It seems our alternator is broken. No charge either on the starter batterie or hous battery. We decided to stop in Arklow to check the alternator.
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Mirage 28 ist ein 8.6 m langes Segelboot gezeichnet von David Feltham und gebaut von Thames Marine ab dem Jahr 1977.
LOA: 8.63 m (28 ft)
LwL. : 6.71 m (22ft)
Beam 2.82 m 9.25 ft)
Draft 1.40 m
Ballast: 1245 Kg
Displacement: 3130 Kg
Founded by Ray Walsh and Len Wakefield as Thames Structural Plastics, originally to build fiberglass components for a number of industries. The emphasis turned to the manufacture of boats early on. The first sailing yacht was the 23’ SNAPDRAGON (1962). Expansion came in a number of stages and the company started to build it’s own factory at Canvey Island, Essex. (1965) As TSP Ltd., the company began doing the moldings for other boat builders; Thames Marine became the name for selling their own models. There was also a branch that built power boats and another to build the Prout line of catamarans. No longer in business.
1962 move to Southend and build the first boat, a Snapdragon 23.
1964 move to Canvey Island Essex and rename the company to Thames Marine.
1975 build of the first Mirage 28.
1981 company close.