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Old 30-01-2016, 05:05   #16
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Re: Alberg 30 refit/recoring

Congrats on the beautiful Classic Plastic, the old CCA style design just make my heart go pitter patter...and many people will stop and stare at it once it's done I am sure. The funny thing about owning an older girl is that people will ask you about it, and certainly it will stand out in a crowd while walking the docks. I find it interesting how many people will walk by the modern designs without even much of a glance, but will stop and stare at one of these grand old ladies, myself included.

Many people will think you are nuts for doing what you are to restore some old boat, I will agree with them , but as you put it, it is a labour of love, and financially a lot cheaper than the new boats out there. I can totally empathize with you, as I too bought an oldie but goodie. Everyone, and I mean everyone thinks I am nuts for attempting just doing what I am doing. My wife just laughs, but she knows me, and knows it will be a thing of beauty once I am done. I can't wait to see how things come progress...keep on posting updates...

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Old 30-01-2016, 09:29   #17
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Congrats on the beautiful Classic Plastic, the old CCA style design just make my heart go pitter patter...and many people will stop and stare at it once it's done I am sure. The funny thing about owning an older girl is that people will ask you about it, and certainly it will stand out in a crowd while walking the docks. I find it interesting how many people will walk by the modern designs without even much of a glance, but will stop and stare at one of these grand old ladies, myself included.

Many people will think you are nuts for doing what you are to restore some old boat, I will agree with them , but as you put it, it is a labour of love, and financially a lot cheaper than the new boats out there. I can totally empathize with you, as I too bought an oldie but goodie. Everyone, and I mean everyone thinks I am nuts for attempting just doing what I am doing. My wife just laughs, but she knows me, and knows it will be a thing of beauty once I am done. I can't wait to see how things come progress...keep on posting updates...

My latest project....
Oh that little thing? I use that for a dinghy.

But seriously, Columbia 50! What a great project too! Beautiful, strong and fast. Also a classic that is well worth the trouble I'd say!
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Re: Alberg 30 refit/recoring

Ok, I made a social group for "Plastic Classics" fans for those of us who want to share our lunacy! Add your projects, photos, ideas and dreams!
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Old 30-01-2016, 10:55   #19
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Ok, I made a social group for "Plastic Classics" fans for those of us who want to share our lunacy! Add your projects, photos, ideas and dreams!
Great, I didn't want to hijack this thread...great to have a thread like this..
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Old 27-03-2016, 10:03   #20
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A quick update, progress has been slow but should pick up as weather and temps begin to get more favorable for epoxy work.

Adventures of Salacia: Alberg 30 Refit: Mast Support Beam & An Unexpected Tent Shelter Repair
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A quick update, progress has been slow but should pick up as weather and temps begin to get more favorable for epoxy work.

Adventures of Salacia: Alberg 30 Refit: Mast Support Beam & An Unexpected Tent Shelter Repair
Great to see the progress, and I am slowly beginning my own mast support revision too! I am only in the destruction and investigation stage. (I wasn't even sure what was inside the glass-wrapped support!) Still not completely sure about how I will finish it out, but it will involve bolting a new support through the bulkheads because the original arch only lasted 54 years!
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My Alberg 30 Mast beam reinforcement is starting to come along. Progress at link below

Adventures of Salacia: Alberg 30 Refit: Alberg 30 Mast Beam Reinforcement Coming Together

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About 90% complete with mast beam support on my Alberg 30 here is link to update.

https://svsalacia.blogspot.com/2016/...mast-beam.html
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