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Old 15-02-2009, 11:32   #1
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finally heres an alberg thread, discussion on all alberg designes i am owner of an alberg 30 that is currently being restored
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Old 15-02-2009, 14:40   #2
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Old 15-02-2010, 20:08   #3
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hi
i have been looking at an Alberg 29 made in 1983.

Looks to be in immaculate shape. very nice character with lots of teak etc

This would be my first boat.

Anyone have any opinions that they wish to share?

Thanks
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Old 15-02-2010, 20:22   #4
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Old 16-02-2010, 17:33   #5
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Hi Tim, here are the pictures. I am hoping they are quite recent
Thanks for your opinion
http://www.twentynine.ca/gallery/ind...night%20Gracie


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Old 16-02-2010, 17:58   #6
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Check out the Alberg 37 web site (www.alberg37.org)

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Old 16-02-2010, 19:36   #7
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Nice boat! I have never seen one of those before.
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Old 16-02-2010, 21:08   #8
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I have a Cape Dory 28

Carl Alberg designed my boat, a Cape Dory 28. She is beautiful in every way, most importantly the way she handles heavy weather.
I can't say anything bad about her, except maybe a little more storage space would be nice. Other than that she sails nice, is sea kindly, and treats me well.

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Old 16-02-2010, 21:11   #9
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My Cape Dory 31 is a Carl Alberg design. I think it is his best design but I am biased. Most of the Cape Dorys were designed by Alberg and all his work was beautiful in my opinion. I think he got better with age. You can see how he modified his basic designs through the years and refined his talents.
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Old 17-02-2010, 09:41   #10
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finally heres an alberg thread, discussion on all alberg designes i am owner of an alberg 30 that is currently being restored
You may have already seen this site, but it's among the best of it's kind, and includes everything you anyone would want to know about the Alberg 30.

www.alberg30.org

Best of luck with your restoration.

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hi
i have been looking at an Alberg 29 made in 1983.

Looks to be in immaculate shape. very nice character with lots of teak etc

This would be my first boat.

Anyone have any opinions that they wish to share?

Thanks
It is easy to be seduced by gleaming teak etc.; but be warned that problems with the cored deck are common. The actual sailing qualities leave something to be desired. The design is rather dated, and the cabin is relatively cramped.

Keel-stepped masts have both advantages and disadvantages. For Lake Ontario sailing the advantages are largely inconsequential and are outweighed by the inconvenience, which is greater than you may think.

If the boat still has its original sails you need to factor in the replacement cost (27 years is a long time). Probably time to replace the standing rigging, too.

It would not be my choice, especially for a first boat.
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Or just starting it ..?

Am I missing something here?
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The Alberg 30 you are looking at belongs to a friend of mine. She is not perfect (no old boat is) but if an Alberg 30 is what you are looking for you will not find a better one than this. She really is as clean as she appears in the photos.
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I happen to believe that everyone's first boat should be a Sunfish or a Laser. But I also know that first boats come in all shapes and sizes and designs, and are selected for differing purposes. Otherwise ...

A deck-stepped mast is a substantial negative in my selection criteria. It just isn't a design element that I want at all in my crusing vessel.

Dated? Hmmm - well, I suppose that is inarguable; so no arguement forthcoming. However, I will add: There are a lot of fine sailboats that carry this label. Not always, but often, I find that "dated" boats are heavily built, have good sea motion, and are simple beautiful to look at. There is a fairly large number of people that agree with this. Such boats in good condition draw attention in a marina or anchorage, and the attention is along the lines of "Gee, that's a gorgeous boat you've got there!", as oposed to "Wow, what a dated design, how do you stand it?"

It is also true that a dated 30 footer may have a cramped cabin compared to a current 30 footer - it is almost certain to be of smaller size. But maybe the comparison that should be made is not how it compares to what a modern 30 footer offers, but rather to what the buyer/owner wants in their boat. If the cabin suits your purpose, then cabin volume is not a negative. If the cabin is your version of warm, inviting, comfortable; and you just plain enjoy sitting in it; that sounds about perfect.

That Alberg 30 in Canada looks beautiful and is well equipped. it displays good owner care and pride of ownership, based on viewing the pictures on the web. Can you guess? Yep, I like it.

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Or just starting it ..?

Am I missing something here?
Well, I don't know, but you might be missing that this original poster put this up over a year ago, and has not been back since. My guess, therefore, is he won't reply to the question. In the meantime, however, it's working out to be a good discussion about some Alberg designs, along with a few others on the forum here. That's good for this reader, anyway.
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