While searching for a cruiser, I recently found what might be a VERY viable candidate very close to me, a 1984 Alberg
37. So I have been engaged in a crash course trying to educate myself on the A37. The A37 comes in two variants: the MK1 and the MK2 and was in production from the mid-60's to the mid-80's. The boat
in question in according to the ad one on the last A37 Whitby made.
I have simple yet difficult (so far at least) to answer question: during the entire production run did Whitby adhere to layup
schedule? In other words, were all A37 hulls (and deck
and hull deck
joint by extension) built to the same standard?
I know about the idea often bandied about that fiberglass
hulls built before the 1974 oil
embargo tend to have more resin the hulls built afterwards (though I can't personally attest to the validity of this idea) and I have also heard stories about quality going down as boat
builders start going out of business (Whitby did go out of business about 4 or 5 years after this particular boat was build).
I'm planning to go see the boat next week and if all goes well possibly get the boat surveyed soon after. We'll see ...
Is this all just BS and I'm over thinking things?