In the post below is my photo essay containing the hand-drawn plans for the Aleutian 51 Ketch. Mr. Stan Huntingford was the designer and if you look closely at one of the sheets, you’ll see it’s actually dated, October 20th 1975. I was around in the world- were you? In October of 1975, we were most likely preparing to sail down Baja California on the original Tulum II with my parents. Through new information from one of the editors for Cruising Outpost Magazine; there were only 9 Aleutians built in Taiwan in the late 70’s and there may have been several more built in Canada sometime during this period too. I’ve tracked several Aleutians via this blog/website: ours is here in Southern California prepping for Baja Ha-Ha 2019, another Aleutian is very much alive and sailing in the Caribbean, one Aleutian was sailed from the US to Australia and is detailed in several of author Jackie Parry’s books, another is somewhere in Ventura or Oxnard (California) while another was sold somewhere in Spain several years ago. If you have any information on other Aleutians, I’d love to hear from you. Enjoy the plans, I’m glad we can continue the legacy of the lady we live and sail on:
These photos are property of LF2SF but may be used by anyone who needs them. This post was written by Son of a Sailor and any writing errors found by you should not be mentioned to me.
This website has no financial affiliation to Mr. Stan Huntingford, his estate or the Aleutian 51 brand name.