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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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Explore the Cuddy Cabin

Sometimes we overlook the obvious.  After a short sail where the wind did not cooperate as much as I would have liked it to, I found myself putting things away on Baggy Wrinkles and thought, "why not show the real situation on available space down below?"

It seems we spend a great deal of time on deck, looking at rigging, pointing out this and that on the exterior of the vessel, and overlook the convenient storage and appointments of the cabin below.  This video clip is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but provides for those who may not know, the extent of space aboard a Cape Dory Weekender Typhoon.  It's about 5 minutes, no music, little editing, pretty straight-forward look:

I didn't explain everything down below however.  There are some other features, like the access points for the chain plates signaled by the teak covered caps on either side of the bulkheads, the storage shelf forward, the missing cushions which are fitted to the curvature of the fore cabin ( I keep these at home so that humidity will not invade them during longer periods of storage ), and I did not point out the obvious anchor lying between the sea-cocks on the sole underneath the cockpit.

A question might arise if I had repainted down below?  No I have not.  And I do not believe anyone has done so.  All the surface appears to be original and well cared for.