35 FOOT CLASSIC
A CARL ALBERG
Querida is a uniquely upgraded Alberg-35 sloop
. If you want a boat
that will make your heart sing as you look back at her from your dinghy
this is it. Alberg
is known for his lovely safe and strong CCA designs. The current
owner, an artist and marine
craftsman, has owned the boat
for 25 years. (He was part of the crew that built Doug Peterson’s NY 40 for the NYYC in the ‘70’s). With that experience and many custom adaptations Querida is a comfortable, safe and eye-catching offshore
sailboat with the touches an artist’s hand has brought forth. The current
owner and first mate have cruised coastal California
and northern Mexico
and have lovingly refit
and added features over the years. Below is a “Detailed Equipment
List” for Querida.
The hard dodger
is actually a custom dinghy
built from strong surfboard fiber-glass with a removable transom. It’s light for the size, rows well and can handle up to a 4hp light outboard
A bowsprit/anchor roller was custom built to move the headstay and furler
forward 18 inches. With the center of effort moved forward the helm
is easily balanced. A bobstay and two whisker stays carry that load. With the current sails
, beam reaching in 10-15 kts, making 7-8 kts is not uncommon. In addition, she comfortably handled all weather
conditions encountered over the last 25 years.
Querida has been upgraded with custom heavy wall stanchions internally reinforced with 316L stainless pipe, spaced at 5 feet. Adding a heavy wall bow pulpit and stern rail maintains the secure double lifeline height at 29” while providing extra safety
The 8’ radar
pole is 1 1⁄2” stainless steel
and the boom gallows is stainless tubing and laminated Ipe hardwood.
The stock Alberg deadlights were removed, cabin-sides glassed, painted, new openings cut and New Found Metals opening portlights
were installed. This was a wonderful addition in adding light and getting air belowdecks.
The large companionway
area aft of the mast
as well as the forward hatch
provide good ventilation. There is plenty of light in the V-berth and head
The Monitor windvane
is upgraded and works very well with the tiller’s eyebolt and jam-cleats making course adjustments easy and efficient. While sitting on the stern-rail seat the vane’s small control wheel
and line can be moved with one hand while sipping a glass of wine with the other! The Simrad
TP-30 tillerpilot can take over steering
in case of a dead calm and the reliable Westerbeke engine
has less than 50 hours since rebuild
There are many beautiful and functional upgrades below decks. The already strong hull
were further stiffened by adding strong double birds-eye maple beams bolted tight against the overhead along with Tigerwood uprights on the bulkheads.
A Japanese-style tub with a sit-down shower
sits directly across from the “Airhead” composting toilet
with effective powered exhaust
through the port dorade vent. Custom crafted hardwood rails, fiddles and shelves are found everywhere you look.
The forward V-berth has a comfortable mattress and convenient canvas
slings on both sides along with plenty of storage
Many top quality upgrades added to Querida make her a stand out upon arrival in any port! PM for other pics and details!
Querida is currently in LA Harbor.