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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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Had some good sailing the past few days as a cool front from up north pushed toward the east and brought with it some persistent winds.  The summer is definitely waning as daytime temps moderate away from those searing 100s with no wind to high 80s and breezes.  

Warm summer waters are made pleasant by an overcast sky and moderate temperatures.

Sailing with a friend the other day, put in one reef at the dock but after about 30 minutes we pulled up and parked while I took out the reef and went full mainsail.  An easy procedure using a back-winded jib.

Sometimes it's great to just follow a rhumb-line and enjoy the conversation that follows, something easy to do on this design which seems to lend itself to easy sailing.  This was one of those days.  Most of the projects for Baggy Wrinkles which follow involve fine tuning a few things.    I definitely need to replace the main and jib halyards.  I've put up with them since I've had her but knew I'd one day replace them with the 5/16th line.  Right now they're pretty thick and bulky and don't respond quickly to a tug.  Plus, due to my perception, I'll have each line made with a different color so that when I'm in the midst of a hoist or adjustment I don't have to think "hey, is this the jib or main halyard???"

The trailer fix in the past entry was a success in haul-out the other day too.  Wrapping the galvanized angle iron was a great prevention for a miss at the trailer during haul-out.  Lots of rubber and foam prevents from human error.  Plus, it's really really an inexpensive solution to a frustrating problem when the keel scrapes and the paint comes off!

View from the bow plate up the line of bronze hanks to the top of the head-sail.

Looking forward to some great Fall sailing as temps drop further and the Autumn winds begin to blow.