Google Group

UPDATE:  As of October 15 2019, Yahoo has announced that Yahoo Groups will soon be going away.

In 2019 we migrated our group from Yahoo! Groups to Google Groups at!forum/wauquiez-owners -- please come join us there!

We also have a file repository on Google Drive.  If you are a member of the Google Group, you should be able to access the files using this link:

You don't need to request access to the Google Drive folder.  It should work automatically as long as you are a member of the Google Group.  Just join the group.  Requests for access to the folder from email addresses that are not members of the group will be ignored.

If you are looking for information about Wauquiez boats or if you have a question or something to share, the one most important resource online is the Wauquiez Owners online community.  If this site does nothing other than point you at this online resource and community, it has done its job.

This is an moderately active, high signal-to-noise email discussion list.  There are 50 to 150 messages per month.  The archives are a treasure trove of detailed discussions on topics including

  • Rigging -- sourcing metric adapter parts, dyneema et al. vs. traditional stainless
  • Chainplates -- inspecting, replacing, custom fabrication
  • Autopilots
  • Repowering
  • Saildrive maintenance
  • Folding/feathering props
  • Storm sails
  • Dealing with the baby stay
  • Swim platforms and arches
  • Composting heads
  • Fridge rebuilds
  • Teak maintenance and replacement
  • Starboard replacements of exterior teak trim
  • Merits and best use of old vs. new Wauquiez construction  (be nice!)
  • Stern warnings to be sure to avoid Chinese chain and rigging :)

You get the idea...lots and lots of detailed discussion of real world experience on these and most other topics you would guess.  Search the archives and you will probably find it.