The posts were often adorned with mop-top birds' nests. Of course, you need some time for shakedown passages to get yourself and boat prepared. Bashing against a gale or even half a gale is called "beating" for good reason, as it strains both crew and boat. ... We slack the sheets and snug the preventer. "What's your zip code?" Past the sailor's community of Oriental, NC, on the final few miles to Beaufort, the land became slightly higher and less swampy. Underway again the next morning, we caught an unexpected fair wind from the northwest. "Can I repeat your passage http://www.atomvoyages.com/books/92-across-islands-and-oceans/221-table-of-passages.html in boats (like Pearson Triton 28, Alberg 30, Cape Dory 30, BAYFIELD 29, Southern Cross 28,31, Bristol 27,30, Westsail 28) along with my wife later when I will ready?”, “Any of the boats you listed will easily be capable of a circumnavigation for two such as the one I did. Before heading for my bunk I point out our course, the barely perceived true wind direction deduced from our speed and the apparent wind. It was good seamanship, trip planning, navigation skills, preparing and maintenance of boat, and even English language improvement. All Rights Reserved. If necessary, fake it until you earn their respect honestly.". The result at our inadequately protected docks in Brunswick that faced a four mile open fetch to the south, was four boats sunk and many others damaged as the too small and lightly built floating breakwater was overwhelmed and the docks began to break up. Alberg 30 Tanzer 26 Tartan 30 I'd like to add cape dories to the mix but not too many on sale on lake ontario. Although the previous owner had sailed the boat locally for two years, there were still many last minute jobs to do. This Blog will chronicle the complete restoration of an Alberg 30 sailboat. A small flying fish bounces off the dodger, hits me in the chest and falls to the cockpit footwell. Hand laid-up fiberglass hull (strong but not overbuilt) Balsa core deck/cabin top The very possibility of it seems extraordinary since the days of austere and self-indulgent lonely solo passages of my youth. 7,900 hull 47. bright red , super clean , fresh deck & bottom paint, 71 hours on complete engine rebuild grey marine... Illinois - Chicago What is the standard wall thickness for 1 inch stainless tubing to build a dodger or Bimini? Although he reads the language well, he has had few chances to practice speaking it, which is a whole different challenge. Through the headphones of my MP3 player I absorb the soothing lyrics of Cold Play: "I wanna fly, never come down.". During it's long production run, the Alberg 30 was fitted with a number of different engines for auxilary power inluding (in approximate order): Gray Marine Gas 22hp Universal Atomic 4 Gas 30hp Bukh (single cyl) Diesel 12hp Volvo Penta MD7A Diesel Volvo 2002 Diesel Earlier versions of the ALBERG 30 have a laminated wood mast brace and no liner. 1970 Alberg 30 "Sugar" is a very rare find! Hard dodger for Alberg 30. I checked the ActiveCaptain website to see what other sailors had reported on their visits to this area and learned there was a good, cheap Mexican restaurant nearby. Even the snoring has become less irritating as the days go on, like another natural sound of a boat working its way through the sea. In the calmer seas and steady winds with only 50 miles to go, "Thank you, James," Sergei said in his heartfelt way after we tied. Numerous attractive anchorages and rivers flow into the sound from the Connecticut shore and many more anchorages are available among the islands at the eastern end of the sound. Hull #208 out of 270. I found Sergei clinging naked to the dock above his head. Each day underway, whether offshore or on the rivers, we discussed and tested out every issue regarding the boat and our handling of it in great detail: navigation, reefing, windvane adjustments and sail balance, electric tillerpilot limitations, sheet track positions and angles, preventer and vang, when to use the engine (and when not to), anchor scope and snubbers, pulling into a fuel dock, and all the rest. I served up two cans of clam chowder with an added chopped onion. The two 50-watt solar panels on tracker mounts and over 400 AH battery bank kept the batteries up regardless of the several days of rain and overcast. Lichte schadeauto's. Antarctica is a fine example of the Alberg 30, a Carl Alberg design, which enjoyed a production run of a quarter-century. One tug and tow surprised me early that night. I gave him a double dose of seasick pills with some crackers and suggested he rest in his bunk for a few hours. She is a classic 1970 Alberg 30 which has been upgraded into a modern cruising boat. He hired me to assist him sailing the boat back to Brunswick and along the way teach him as much of the full range of sailing skills as the time allowed. The Alberg 30 Cabin Table. Sergei swam in the fresh water here as I cooked up a peppery dish of rice and beans. We had opposite winds because post-tropical storm Julia that had threatened our passage around Hatteras had now moved inland and its center was wandering around directly on top of us. The next night's anchorage was thick with mosquitoes that pursed us the next morning three miles out into the open sound. We selected the service plan that allows 40 messages per month for $35. Sometimes it worked, more often not. Thank you Jerry and Justin for a job above and beyond what I had asked for. Eventually, I slept regardless. A two year circumnavigation is fairly easy - three years even easier.”. All the next night we tacked into that obstinate bitch of a southwester, sailing over 45 miles, but making good only 18 miles towards our destination. They are generally used for traditional, time-honored on-the-water activities such as overnight cruising, watersports and sailing. First we had to beat into 15-20 knot winds for a few hours until the front shifted the winds to 25 out of the northeast. We anchored that night off Buck Island, itself less than one square mile of bush-covered swampy ground. 30' alberg 30 Bay City, Michigan Asking $29,000. Get used to life heeled over and pounding while yearning for that forecast wind shift to the NE with the arrival of another cold front. We both look up at the fantastic star display and silently rejoice. I capture the mindfulness of here and now. Our neighbor boats at the marina comprised all sorts of classic craft, from a pristine varnished teak Hans Christian 43 to old Alberg "classic plastics" to restored wooden sailboats. I watched through the cabin windows as he passed uncomfortably close, towing a massive bundle of water pipes hundreds of feet long. But this storm, it turned out, had a large, healthy wind-field and tracked exactly the wrong way so that the strongest wind sector of sustained 40 knot southerlies gusting to 60 passed directly over us. The Alberg 30 is an adaptation of a 30-footer Alberg designed for San Francisco Bay and was first built in response to a request by some Toronto sailors for a cruising auxiliary that could be fleet raced. I had supplied that Tides Marine sail track with the boat but had not had time to check the fit before the boat was trucked from Georgia to the owner's place in Connecticut. Ballast: 3,300 lbs. With wind comfortably aft the beam, the boat gently rolling downwind, we fell into the trance that takes hold – an unreasonable expectation it could go on like this forever. Sergei soon selected his wife's nickname of Lora, a dimunitive form of Larisa. The river beckoned him in but the dock was a bit too high to climb out. We covered 70 statute miles that day and anchored at Pungo River in a heavy rain. Fells like precious news. The lifting was made easy by its enormous overhead counterbalancing concrete weights hanging above each end that road traffic normally passed under. Forty years later, I remain convinced that my Alberg 30 is the perfect boat: powerful and seaworthy enough to sail in the Southern Ocean and sail around Cape Horn, but small enough to be hauled over land to whatever body of water I want to sail. Must be a bad habit universally taught in sailing school. He hadn't heard about Polaris giving direct measurement of your latitude but of course he knew it was the sailor's signpost to true north. For most of my 6pm to midnight watch I sat on the coach roof leaning against the mast as the boat glided along in the 5 knot SSE wind. All of these skills were deeply imprinted on me so that I hardly thought about them. By late afternoon we rounded Montauk Point to enter the open Atlantic. They went back and forth saying "Middle! The yard took such pride in their work that even all the dock handrails were kept brightly varnished. Classic Alberg 35 for Sale. Thank you, James, for your lessons. Jerry said it would be strong enough to sleep on and we tested it by anchoring a hammock to it and it didn't mind it one bit. Sailors also name their boats after their wife, a gesture that should ensure happy days, though having to explain to your new girlfriend that your boat Margaret was named after your ex-wife probably doesn't help. I've not seen more effective practice before. We sailed Bells (now Lora) into Norfolk, VA early one morning after just three days at sea. Or I should say I love it on light air days or days like these going downwind in a fresh breeze. Our bellies seemed to believe the heavy food was a welcome change from my simple, light, mostly one-pot dinners. We motorsailed several hours until cat's paws scratched across the oily waters signaled a new wind on the beam. 1 van 1 pagina's. ... With the launch date drawing near I put the hard dodger project on hold and asked Jerry at Mariners Canvas if he could put together a temporary cover over the … I reflect on his joys of discovery out here and feel them as my own. Aboard with me were the paperbacks: The clouds clear away with the fair wind. A couple months earlier I had helped Sergei arrange the purchase of this classic 1972 Alberg 30 sloop #499, named. Behind us the Big Dipper corkscrews through the hours until it sits level with its pointer stars aligned with Polaris, as always matching our latitude, now at 34 degrees above the horizon. "Sergei, you are now a sailor. We were both wrong and caught nothing during our four days on the ICW. Along the way, time and again we had trouble using his Russian bank credit card at the gas pumps. ", With Sergei's permission I've inserted his comments below:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------. All other jobs dealt with, the next morning we motored Bells down the river into Long Island Sound to begin the 850 mile passage to Brunswick. We walked five minutes to the El Toro Loco and wolfed down huge combo platters for the bargain price of $6.50 each. The day before the storm arrived I was still optimistic that it would be so weakened by land as all previous storms had been that hit this area in the past few decades, that I did not move my boat to a better protected spot. He suggested a temporary cover would probably be aluminum with plastic fittings to keep the cost down for me. When apparent wind dropped below four or five knots or the boat speed fell below two knots or when motorsailing, the ST2000 electric tillerpilot took over the helm. I enjoyed your excellent article! Two days before the hurricane arrived, we moved Atom and Lora from the exposed docks at Frederica Yacht Club to the well-protected Brunswick Landing Marina located six miles inland from the beaches. I'm really impressed with the paint. The Norvane steered without complaint aside from the squeaking of her steering lines in their blocks when the sea kicked up as the servo-rudder endlessly swayed from side to side. I began to wonder if my dog would remember me or my wife speak to me when I finally returned home. The next day, the winds had dropped to an easy 15 knots as we flew along downwind still controlled perfectly by the Norvane self-steering windvane. We could have stayed in Beaufort to await more wind but I knew this boat sailed well in light airs. To add to the current stress of obligations to work on several clients boats and still find some time to sail Atom, I now needed to quickly prepare everything required for this passage. The eye of the storm passed about 30 miles offshore with hurricane force winds hitting us from NE backing to NW as it passed. Although the design of the A-30 was based loosely on the "Odyssey," a boat Alberg had designed for a group of San Francisco area sailors in 1959 (15 were built), the likeness to other Alberg designs, from the Cape Dory Typhoon to the … Once we got closer to Canada in New England, it backfired when the man holding Sergei's card said "He don't sound like he's from Canada and whaddaya mean they have no zip code in Canada?" We gybed to alter course and kept a close eye on the rest of the erratic fleet. The outboard motor also performed better than I had expected. I imagined the captain thinking, "Little sailboat, if you don't get out of my way I will crush you to pieces under my bow and then take my breakfast." My job is done. It took some time for me to locate our rope swim ladder because we hadn't unpacked yet. Lightning flashes silently inland while above us the skies remain clear. Across Islands and Oceans, A Journey Alone Around the World by Sail and by Foot, is available on Amazon as ebook, paperback, or audiobook. ", "What?" We had moved from the great naval shipyards of Norfolk, through the swamps and canals where vigilant herons stood marsh-side guard on long spindly legs, to the wide tumbling waters of the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds that reached across twenty miles or more to the wind-swept ocean barrier islands around Cape Hatteras. Her deficiencies were addressed and key improvements made, such as replacing the troublesome old inboard gas engine with a 6 HP outboard in a tilt-up outboard well in the lazarrette locker, integral water tanks, watertight bulkheads in critical areas, new hatches and portlights, sails, rigging, chain plates enlarged and knees reinforced, self-steering windvane, solar panels, new electrical and plumbing systems, all new exterior teak, and a hundred other details big and small. At sunrise, we again left the motor in its tilted up resting position as Sergei hand-cranked in the 33 lb Rocna anchor with the Lofrans windlass. Will you be able to avoid us?" They stopped by while I was out fetching parts and put up the frame for it. 19-nov-2018 - Deze pin is ontdekt door Frans van der Burgt. If Mei was here, she'd have had him with rice for breakfast. We also dealt with assorted jobs such as a sticking sliding hatch, sewing additional attachment lines to the bunk lee cloths, securing the deck chain pipe whose hook was missing, and priming the composting toilet with dried coconut choir that we first softened in water. She punched a few more keys and the card was accepted. Another sunrise and we glide along at 4.5 knots in a fading wind. Saved by Kirsten Austin. As for Sergei's planned weight loss, we each took in an extra notch in our belts by the time we arrived home. All was well when suddenly - Bang! The Next Distant Sea, The 28-foot Sailboat Atom Continues Her Second Circumnavigation, is now available on Amazon as paperback, ebook or audiobook. We rocketed through the cut at a combined sailing and current speed of 9 knots. Als u een auto met een lichte schade koopt, bespaart u toch al snel duizenden euro's in vergelijking met de prijs van een schadevrije tweedehands auto. Leaping porpoises return to chase flying fish off the bow. "When in doubt, motor your way out." It is my wife's name too." The VHF forecast was for light variables and calms the next two days. Alberg 30 Offshore Shakedown. It reflects the reality of the trip very well. Sergei inquired with his soft Buddha-like smile. We nearly sailed over a 60-foot-long tree floating down the river that had been uprooted from the shoreline. As she repeated "Canada?" "Well, not exactly true north. " Bound for Distant Seas, A Voyage Alone to Asia Aboard the 28-Foot Sailboat Atom, is available on Amazon as ebook, paperback, or audiobook. We hoisted sail with a fair wind and covered 15 miles at six knots. Built and finished by Whitby Boat Works. We had no exposed prop or strut to damage and the keel hung rudder was safe. But this was one time only. When I got back I was amazed to see a beautiful frame out of one inch stainless with robust stainless fittings instead of plastic. Sergei, not understanding, tried to give the man first one end of the line and then the other. Dodge autodealers in je buurt? In another thousand years it will drift away again. If we weren't on a schedule, we could have enjoyed gunkholing around here for weeks. "Don't fear the sails", I said, "they must be used whenever possible." The remainder of the day and late into the night was a flurry of stowing and inventorying gear, shopping, checking every piece of equipment, and making all secure for sea. Fortunately, I was prepared to work on the boat and had brought along a drill, angle grinder, spare inverter, and full tool bag. The very possibility of it seems extraordinary since the days of austere and self-indulgent lonely solo passages of my youth. But now it was coming off and I had mostly myself to blame for not checking it more carefully. On our heels was a cold front marked by an ominous line of dark clouds approaching fast from the northwest. The Boat: 1972 Alberg 30 hull #499 “Lora” LOA: 30’3” Beam: 8’9” Draft: 4’3” Displacement: 9,000 lbs. On day one he accepted my requirement for attaching his harness at all times when on deck offshore. I had lost ICW marks! That was generally true. The link below allows you to follow our position track on an online map. Using the Eldridge tide table book onboard, we timed our transit of the narrow cut during the late morning ebb tide. Later that morning, as the sea calmed down from its agitated state, the boat felt like a train car barely moving on tracks. That depends on your expectations and what type of sailor you are. We caught the ebb tide to carry us past the cruising sailboat crossroads port of Beaufort harbor and out the busy inlet into a calm, sunny sea. The tugboat captains do know these waters and often pull and push their unwieldy barges at night. It was a quiet little spot formed by two long breakwaters extending either side of a tiny island a half-mile offshore. I needed to be ready to go within a couple days. Thankfully, his boat survived with only minor damage. "Not too bad," I lied. Seems to be a worthwhile device to carry if you need to communicate with anyone. Trailer available for $4,000. We arrived at the boat in Branford, CT at midnight, road-weary from a 17 hour drive up from Brunswick, GA. My sole companion, Sergei, A Moscow real estate broker, beams with pride and adoration as he surveys his boat under the dock lights at Dutch Wharf Marina. I'm sure it would have been the very thing my doctor ordered, if I had troubled to ask him, since he is a sailor too and may even share a bit of the same affliction, or at least, understand the cure. It is very needed." Dozens of other worthwhile titles awaited on my e-book reader in case the trip went longer. contact us help about us Media Kit membership Cookies Do not sell my personal information. Before that the Ancient Greeks noted the north celestial pole was devoid of stars. I watched first time 30-footer can move itself with 6 horse power outboard and 2-reef main together against 15 knots of headwind and steep chopped seas! --------------------------------------------------------------------------. To port we dragged a silver spoon in case he was wrong. I toss him back to sea for another chance. Both were excellent shipmates on this trip. I noted the changes to the ICW since 1981, when at 23, with my two hometown buddies as crew, I first fled south aboard Atom from the boring, freezing winters of Detroit. A cranky old coot on the lock wall above us, shouted at Sergei, "Put the middle of the line on my hook.". Saved by Kirsten Austin. The sea was kicking up. When I last travelled these waters 33 years ago, the town was a speck on the map. Sergei replied to the flurry of needless words. Hurricane Matthew Update 10 Oct 2016: We arrived back in Brunswick one week before Hurricane Matthew approached. Fifty miles off New York Harbor we passed through fishing grounds where six trawlers in were in sight at once as they zig-zagged around dragging nets. One in particular eyes me from alongside and slaps his tail against the lightly ripped surface as if to say, "We are here. It also has an SOS emergency feature that comforts those back home. Our plan for the ICW was to depart each morning at first sign of twilight and motor or sail, as the winds allowed, for the thirteen hours of daylight until sunset. A shooting star drops off the bow and I take to my bunk. We arrived at the boat in Branford, CT at midnight, road-weary from a 17 hour drive up from Brunswick, GA. My sole companion, Sergei, A Moscow real estate broker, beams with pride and adoration as he surveys his boat under the dock lights at Dutch Wharf Marina. Naturally, for a cautious beginner, he feared the sails and trusted the motor. je eigen pins op Pinterest. I looked forward to better sleep once underway when Sergei was standing watch. Travelling the ICW in this region at night is risky unless you know the waterways intimately. Once up, we hoisted sail for a silent exit. Today those two areas are still the hotbeds of Alberg 30 ownership with … nauseous." A fair shift in the wind arrives with the clouds when we are some 50 miles off the shores of South Carolina. 36' Lavranos L36 Green Cove Springs, Florida Asking $29,900. The manufacturer had made the clearances a couple millimeters too wide and it had just barely stayed in place these past two years. It either goes on continuously or is neglected for a time and then you're back to it again. I'm not in a huge rush to buy as I have access to club boats so will stay patience until I'm 100% sure what boat I want and wait for one in good condition to come up. Yes, this old girl sails surprisingly well when set up properly. For one thing, you need good visibility because occasionally the GPS plotter does not agree with the navigational markers. Twelve miles upriver we entered the only lock on this stretch of the ICW at the town of Great Bridge. I was thankful we carried new, reeefable sails. Aug 22, 2016 - Find Alberg 30 boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. Nowadays, a 30 foot boat is considered small, but when I purchased it, 40 years ago, was a big boat. In the dark we collided with some floating debris. Boats at least 30' will be easier for two compared to my Triton 28. "How was your sleep, James?" We watched Venus brighten low on the horizon. Over the years I have installed extra-long shaft 6HP motors on four Alberg 30s and I made the owners aware of its limitations. Because he was working with a monthly budget and he kept adding more jobs and upgrades to the list as they came to mind, it became a part-time two-year project to completely dismantle, repair and modify, paint inside and out and prep for sea. There are few old boats that can say the same after a testing sea passage. On two occasions we used even the third reef in the mainsail since the Alberg 30 and boats like her heel easily and need little sail area to reach hull speed in a moderate breeze. I am novice in sailing and I had emotions of "green" guy. He recognized that expecting the delicate electric tillerpilot to handle a heavy sea and shifting winds was asking too much. We double reefed the main, sheeted it in tight, and motorsailed at full throttle doing short zig-zags some 20 degrees either side of the wind to keep the mainsail driving and our speed above 4 knots. Jan 25, 2015 - What more can I say. He had already sampled the local waters soon after we awoke that morning. My trip with you from Branford, CT to Brunswick, GA was my first shakedown passage. Somehow that soothed the woman. Dutch Wharf occupied a section of a winding narrow river near the old town of Branford, itself restored and looking neat and orderly and stuck in time like the New England town in the movie Groundhog Day. Sailboats Dodgers Vehicles Sailing Yachts Sailboat Cars Tools. Off with the motor, unfurl the genoa, set the windvane. I told him how my boat's name, An abbreviated satellite text message from my wife comes in: "Everything is fine here. "Are you from Canada?" Dodgers Korte Lijnbaan 9c, 3012 EC Rotterdam (010) 404 90 10; firstname.lastname@example.org; Volg ons. I felt a touch of the same stirring emotions re-entering society at Norfolk as I had after an isolated pilgrimage of 43 days at sea in the Pacific. We also were dealing with tropical storm Hermine that passed near Brunswick after crossing over Florida from the Gulf a few days before departure. At dawn he announced a ship on a collision course some three miles off the bow. by James Baldwin. Big dark blotches of cumulonimbus hung in a line across the Gulf Stream waters. Copyright © 2021 Atom Voyages. I was so damn happy! In the utter darkness there are explosions of light underwater, generated by bioluminescent jellyfish, I imagine. Finally the radio crackled with a thick German accent, "OK, I will change course to starboard." "Thank you, James," Sergei said in his heartfelt way after we tied Lora up at her new home slip in Brunswick. 30' Ted Brewer Bulldog Coconut Grove Miami, Florida Asking $60,000. Even so, feeling on a roll, I went on with unsolicited advice. An abbreviated satellite text message from my wife comes in: "Everything is fine here. 29' … Alberg 30 sailboat project This Blog will chronicle the complete restoration of an Alberg 30 sailboat. The next morning we rose early, Sergei refreshed and fit; myself red-eyed and foggy-brained from the eardrum assault. I get to read two books on this passage, the first I managed to finish in a year of shoreside distractions. We lacked a boom vang that had somehow never gotten installed so we rigged up a temporary version with rope tackle. And Mei says I too snore sometimes, just not at those decibels. http://www.atomvoyages.com/gallery/video-gallery/383-alberg-30-shakedown.html, Unfortunately, personal issues prevented Sergei from making the longer voyage he had hoped for. This was potentially a big problem that would prevent our departure until fixed. A brown-backed sea turtle 2-foot in diameter plods by on the surface with head cocked towards me. After that, one of us always kept a close watch ahead for floating hazards. I call this the Voyager Edition Alberg 30 based on the thorough refit using ideas learned from earlier boat projects and the two circumnavigations on my Pearson Triton, Beyond testing out my design modifications on an actual voyage, my brief return to the sea from a harried, too busy life ashore these past several years is something I desperately needed. Wilderness tamed by 5 bars of 4G! Here I showed Sergei how to make the approach and anchor under sail only. I tried to drill the message in with a metaphor about the cowboy and his horse – he never doubts or fears his control over the animal. Once through the lock we tied to a cement quay at a riverside park squeezed between the lock and a low bridge where free overnight dockage was provided. Today it has grown into the typical suburban sprawl of strip malls and housing developments that extends miles outside any big town or city such as nearby Norfolk. The Alberg 30 is a Canadian sailboat, that was designed by Carl Alberg and first built in 1962. the young lady with a southern drawl asked him. Oh Christ, I thought, with my slight insomnia even in quiet surroundings, how the hell am I going to get any sleep on this trip? I show Sergei how to plot our course to clear the shoals extending 30 miles off Cape Fear. I found myself back aboard Bells with her current owner who is new to offshore sailing, having been to sailing school and completed a shared two week sailboat charter vacation in Croatia a few years back, but lacking real offshore sailing experience. A brown-backed sea turtle 2-foot in diameter plods by on the surface with head cocked towards me. Even on that dirty night of wind and rain he cheerfully stood his midnight to 06:00 watch. For sure, it ain't all soft, warm winds and leaping porpoises, but there's enough of that and more to lure us back again and again. We discussed his selection of a new name for his boat and he asked for ideas. My other task was to help him improve his conversational English. A happy boat requires a crew with confidence in their skipper. By coincidence, on Sergei's watch we are on the starboard tack and my bunk is comfortably on the lee side. "I plan to lose weight on the trip," he said prophetically. 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