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, May 28, 2015

So she's painted and ready for sailing.
Notice the grey pinstripe under the rub rail which accents the boot-stripe.  Both colors are a grey derivative, the hull being the darker and the boot, a bit much lighter.  These compliment each other and add accent to the white freeboard while the teak shines brightly with its dark wood tones, also varnished with Epifanes matt finish varnish.
 It took a month to prep and paint her.  There were so many days of prep work that I thought perhaps I should just pitch a tent at the club and work every day from sun up to sun down.  Even the drive to the club began to be a laborious thing.  But the work paid off.

The dory now has a hard bottom paint that is not affected by the water because she doesn't remain in a slip 24/7, since I pull her out of the water after sailing.  
While the boot-stripe is not yet put in this photo, this shows the gloss of the bottom paint and the merging curves of the transom.  The small bulge on the left I corrected in the final application of the boot stripe, forming an asymetrical appearance of the hull line.
 It will be great to get her back on the lake and see if there is any appreciable difference in handling or speed with the new bottom paint.  I doubt so, but if not, just knowing she's cleaned-up and ready for sailing is enough for me.  Plus, she looks like a classic! 
And this is after pulling the tape on the boot stripe.  The white sections I painted by hand after this photo was taken.  I rubbed the stern to smooth the junction between bottom and stern along the line where you see the grey over-paints.  Due to the wide stern and sloping lines, the boot stripe ran further than the hull would permit so as to require the boot to widen underneath the stern.  However from the side, the boot looks straight and level.  This is the optical requirement when putting a boot, sometimes ignored by some. 

Wanted to update this view of the hull so added this photo I snapped yesterday showing the cleaned up hull...that image above was getting on my blog-nerves.  I'm awaiting putting the metal strip on the transom this week.