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, March 5, 2015

Stormy weather where you are?  I am happy to report that Baggy Wrinkles remains dry and cozy through some of the stormy weather which marks the changing of seasons her in South Carolina.

After some brisk winds and rain over repeated days, she looks like she's going to be just fine underneath her new cover.  Really, that's the acid test of a cover isn't it?  Protection from the elements.

I was very happy to see this snow on the cover rather than on the Cape Dory the other day!

A quick look revealed that everything is functioning as planned for Baggy Wrinkles.  In the South of the US, the transitional weather is pretty brisk in Spring.  We get numerous storms sweeping from the West to the North East and with that, hail, trees falling down, and a good number of tornadoes or tornadic activity associated with the storms.  I feel pretty confident that this year my vessel is protected from 95% of all of the weather moving our way.  In the event a tornado arrives and picks up boat and trailer, oh well!  I'll call Boat U.S. then!

I took a number of closeup photos of the craftmanship of this cover so that if you're a Cape Dory owner, you'll have a solid idea of what you can expect.  We all want our boats protected and despite the cost of such a thing. We've all seen the "hangar queens" so to speak in the boat yard, with their loose cords and torn plastics, others sagging from water collection, brown and black stains from trees and weather make for an awful serious deterioration of plastic and wood.

So these few photographs should help with those concerns.  I spent so much personal time working on my teak that I really want to give it as much life-span as possible.  This photo sums up what the cover is doing along the gunwale of Baggy Wrinkles.  And inside is no different:
Dry and protected until the next launch.  I did not enhance these photos either.  I only increased highlighting or removed some shadows to show the evidence of the protection.  

I don't mind at all recommending this outfit for their work.  They now feature the Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender mooring cover on their website.  They can do the alterations to make the cover fit your Typhoon a bit quicker than mine as mine was their first.  You will see a link to this blog for information on the cover, how it began and how it finally came to fit Baggy Wrinkles!