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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Friday, September 18, 2015

This is a great idea for Cape Dory Sailors...

We've never quite seen anything like this for the Alberg Typhoon until the good folks at SeaBags created it!  

First Mate approves of these bags!
A couple of years back, we had some extra  Typhoon sails which were in awful condition and quite old.  Wondering what to do with them, we searched the network and discovered some useless links to a couple of assistance programs in countries where used sails were donated for fishermen and such.  This came to nothing, yet over time I kept looking.  Then I came upon the re-manufacturing industry of used sail cloth.  I did not find anything more than some very high priced businesses that made remarkable profit from used sails.  We've all seen these in high-end stores with other high-end costly products that most sailors might not be able to afford!

Then I found SeaBags, a company which will take your old sails and for the donation of material will allow you to select a bag of your choice as reciprocation for your working capital of material.  Here is the direct link for their site:  http://seabags.com/info/sea-bags-sail-trade-program.html

Working with them on the profile, we asked for a template of a Cape Dory Typhoon to be placed on a SeaBag we were receiving in turn for our donation of material.  



What resulted is quite a nice design.  And, since they've already gone through the process of getting the sail plan just right, there are quite a few Cape Dories that might enjoy this tote.
Zipper closes the liner.
It has a liner inside, and a large zipper on top.  A tan hemp rope is a useful handle.  The bag has that crackle of a newer sail and serves as a fine complement to your Cape Dory Adventure!