Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-04-2012, 11:27   #16
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: north carolina
Boat: command yachtsdouglas32
Posts: 3,113
Re: Low boom on an Alberg 30?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgbrown View Post
Cabin top is sound, it had the metal plate upgrade to prevent that I am told.
Any ideas on a good bimini/dodger design to work around this? I would really enjoy standing room in at least part of the cockpit under shelter!
Does yours have an adjustment point at the front?
I have looked but could, like yourself find not what I thought would be an adjustable componet...My mast was made by C&C and Ted Brewer told me that was a good thing..some had different makes of mast and that may be my problem as someone mentioned something about more or less sail being an objective to some sailers...? when I first got the boat I didnt take the topping lift off and was sailing around with a mis-shaped sail but had plenty of head room,then I took someone with me that had lots more time at the rudder than I and he took it down and she did much better but she swept the cockpit clean of anything over four feet tall or so(good thing i am a midget..lol.. just kidding)There was a ad in the classified section a while back for a dodger for an Alberg,not sure which one but may still be avalible if you look back several months(3 or 4)..good luck..DVC
__________________

__________________
tropicalescape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2012, 19:50   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: Low boom on an Alberg 30?

Many a boat with some age have been modified by previous owners. Best thing to do is find someone with an original rigging diagram (like a blueprint) that delineates mast height, stay and shroud lengths and sail dimensions.

Good luck!

kind regards,
__________________

__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2012, 21:16   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Boat: Alberg 30
Posts: 344
Re: Low boom on an Alberg 30?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tropicalescape View Post
I have looked but could, like yourself find not what I thought would be an adjustable componet...My mast was made by C&C and Ted Brewer told me that was a good thing..some had different makes of mast and that may be my problem as someone mentioned something about more or less sail being an objective to some sailers...? when I first got the boat I didnt take the topping lift off and was sailing around with a mis-shaped sail but had plenty of head room,then I took someone with me that had lots more time at the rudder than I and he took it down and she did much better but she swept the cockpit clean of anything over four feet tall or so(good thing i am a midget..lol.. just kidding)There was a ad in the classified section a while back for a dodger for an Alberg,not sure which one but may still be avalible if you look back several months(3 or 4)..good luck..DVC
In the opposite direction:
The last owner was living aboard without ever lifting the mast, with their propane stored up forward by the compass it means you can't step over the front of the cockpit, and must climb up, bend over and crouch (8 months at anchor that way!!!) Mine clears the deck clean as well. I will try to figure out the topping lift tonight. Having the boom over to one side made her a whole new boat, but not really feasible for a Bimini. Is it possible to make a bimini adjustable with zip in panels at the bottom or something?

I think that mast is like mine, I've realized that most Albergs I've seen in ads with big biminis are using topping lifts, which explains all the mentions of can't use sails with bimini up.



Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiprJohn View Post
Many a boat with some age have been modified by previous owners. Best thing to do is find someone with an original rigging diagram (like a blueprint) that delineates mast height, stay and shroud lengths and sail dimensions.

Good luck!

kind regards,
Sorry for the stupid question, but how woudl I go about measuring once I have that diagram? I'm going to dig through all the papers tonight when I'm onboard and see what I can see.
__________________
jgbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2013, 18:37   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4
Re: Low boom on an Alberg 30?

sorry this isnt about the low boom i was looking at the pics of antaresII
and ws wondering what make and model the windvane is

i just purchased a new to me 1966 alberg 30 #182 and am outfittig it to go cruising

really like the way you set up antaresII
__________________
Twomuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2013, 20:30   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Boat: Alberg 30
Posts: 344
Sorry, mine was Antares I. A friend just bought Antares II though. He liked mine and thought I was joking about my sale price until someone else bought it!
Antares II changed hands twice in the last few months. Pm me your email and I'll forward his contact info.
__________________
jgbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2013, 09:21   #21
Registered User
 
Sailor_Hutch's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Dreaming - through the bars to the Chesapeake... Land cabin: near Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 461
Re: Low boom on an Alberg 30?

I wonder what the statistics are ... noggin bumps ... per sailor ... per career ...
__________________
Sailor_Hutch was born for water. His 130 pounds, well insulated, floats like a bouy. With webbed paws, he gracefully paddles - The Umbrella Man.
Sailor_Hutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2013, 17:12   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Boat: Alberg 30
Posts: 344
Oh forgot to add, I solved the mast mystery, a previous owner had the mast completely overhauled and modernized, the owner blue water spars even remembered doing it! Apparently he has a semi standard upgrade set for alberg 30s.
__________________

__________________
jgbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alberg, alberg 30

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thrane and Thrane Fishery Capsat steve.garlick Marine Electronics 10 20-07-2017 10:26
Boom Preventer landonshaw Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 107 07-05-2014 21:20
Does Anyone Know Westsail Sailboats ? widget55 Liveaboard's Forum 130 13-01-2014 16:12
Newbie Needs Help Figuring Out Cost to Restore Annapolis 30' (Rhodes) mvelimir Construction, Maintenance & Refit 7 23-03-2013 02:17
Want To Buy: Alberg 30 Dodger Aotearoa Classifieds Archive 2 17-08-2011 18:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.