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Old 01-09-2013, 14:25   #1
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New Alberg 30 owner!

Hello all! I just bought my first boat, and I'm ready for some sailing! Shane #449
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Old 01-09-2013, 14:33   #2
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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

Congrats!

I'm buying my first the middle of this month, so I know the feeling! Or Will know the feeling!

Any special plans? Cruising, livaboard or local sailing? Have some pictures?
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Old 01-09-2013, 15:59   #3
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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

Congrats. Classic boat

Where are you going to keep her? I see you're just up the road from me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 16:02   #4
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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

Albergs are sweet! Had a CD30 for a couple years before meeting my husband and jumping over to the Crealock 34.
Welcome aboard

Landlocked, good luck on the boat purchase!
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Old 01-09-2013, 16:49   #5
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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

Congratulations! And a question about drafts for you and other Maryland sailors: Do you find that the 4-ish feet of draft on your Alberg is limiting at all for day to week-long trips around the Chesapeake (e.g. anchoring off the Eastern Shore, heading down to St Michael's, etc.). Do you find yourself often anchoring well off and just committing to long dinghy rides? Also, how do you plan on storing the Alberg in the winter? I assume the Main Beach boat ramp isn't an option!

My Dad's retiring, and is looking to buy a 28'-33' boat in his retirement (he also lives in Severna Park). I've taken him sailing often enough in the Harbor Islands here in Boston and he's really looking forward to sailing on his own. Our waters are so deep in New England that 5+ foot drafts are easily swallowed. As we've sailed boats, he prefers the sailing manners of deeper keels, but with all the talk of Chesapeake gunkholing and some of the charts I've looked at, I'm just wondering if there are significant tradeoffs of a deep keel in the Chesapeake. Thanks!

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Congrats. Classic boat

Where are you going to keep her? I see you're just up the road from me.
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Congratulations! And a question about drafts for you and other Maryland sailors: Do you find that the 4-ish feet of draft on your Alberg is limiting at all for day to week-long trips around the Chesapeake (e.g. anchoring off the Eastern Shore, heading down to St Michael's, etc.). Do you find yourself often anchoring well off and just committing to long dinghy rides? Also, how do you plan on storing the Alberg in the winter? I assume the Main Beach boat ramp isn't an option!

My Dad's retiring, and is looking to buy a 28'-33' boat in his retirement (he also lives in Severna Park). I've taken him sailing often enough in the Harbor Islands here in Boston and he's really looking forward to sailing on his own. Our waters are so deep in New England that 5+ foot drafts are easily swallowed. As we've sailed boats, he prefers the sailing manners of deeper keels, but with all the talk of Chesapeake gunkholing and some of the charts I've looked at, I'm just wondering if there are significant tradeoffs of a deep keel in the Chesapeake. Thanks!

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I'm a live aboard, so no storing of the Alberg! She actually drafts 5', the charts can be at first glance a little shady but if he knows how to navigate and read charts he will be fine with a full keel. I prefer full keel myself so the little extra I have to take to be mindful of where I sail and anchor is worth the trade off for the deep keel. If your dad wants to go for a sail and help crew I'm more than happy to take him along, I'm in Magothy Marina in Severna Park. Let me know! Shane #449
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Old 01-09-2013, 17:24   #8
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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

You bought a keeper. I love my Alberg designed Cape Dory 25D.

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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

Thanks Shane! Very much appreciate your advice on the local conditions - I'll have to train him up on nautical charts next it sounds like (he was a pilot for the Army for a number of years though, so the basics are already there ). Dad's traveling right now, not yet fully retired, but I'll be sure to let him know and reach out to you when we're back in SP! Thanks again for your advice, and congratulations again!

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You will be fine at 5 foot. A way low caused by winds that are persistent above say 15 for prolonged. Time can drain the bay. Then you'd be up the creek with no water.
I like the old 30 35 and triton.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Congratulations on the Alberg.
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Old 29-09-2013, 14:51   #12
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Re: New Alberg 30 owner!

Congrats on your Alberg, your boat was a dockmate of mine for the last 3 yrs.

I think you'll find the boat draws a bit less than 5 feet, mine does.... mine is just over 4 feet
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