Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the large Alberg inventory.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It happens.  Lots of spring rain and a good idea gone bad.  We're in one of those periods when we can get lots of rain showers in a brief amount of time and without sufficient tarp coverage, the rain can accumulate quickly into the cockpit of the Dory.  Along with the downfall of pine-noodles and other various tree debris, the result is a cockpit full of water which had already overflowed into the Dory's hold burying the haul-out hook with six or eight inches of water. 

So it was the condition the other day when I knew I had to adjust my schedule to get to the Dory for a check.  Weather and schedule had not permitted me time to sail, and she sat alone for too long.  Upon arrival I found an alarming amount of water in the Dory.  Judging from the wet-vac I used, it was about 15 gallons of rainwater in total after I'd finished sucking her dry. 

Getting prepared to trailer her to Virginia for a National Typhoon sailing event on the Rappahannock river and am getting all the small trailering details in order for the trip.