I am purchasing
a 1981 Alberg 30
in BC after its marine survey
in February. I've had a career running 90+' tenderboats from Seattle
to Bristol Bay (200 ton license) 20 years ago. I also was the engineer
for mechanical work. I've enjoyed sailing but that too has been years and I just crewed on them.
Now I'm planning to arrive in BC in early March to do boat maintainence and upgrades in the yard. The boat has been taken care of with and upgraded and appears in pretty good shape. Mostly local sailing. The 2 cyl Volvo
inboard has been rebuilt with 410 hours on it. It has a Simrad
which should be very handy.
I'll then practice sailing in the Puget Sound
area soloing a lot or with friends & sailing teachers. Then planning to start North hopefully in May with a couple other crew members. I live in Homer, but am thinking of leaving it in Juneau this year. Then Homer next year.
-I'm debating about installing a radar
& two solar panels
for the trip & future sailing.
-I'm thinking of a rubber raft & small outboard
. When not towing I'm wondering what size would fit upside down in front of the mast
I'm open to all opinions and advice. This is great format for learning
from those with experience. Thank you!