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, March 12, 2016


The naked eye often cannot see things in the way the examining eye later sees when the photographs are loaded into the editor for this blog.   Here are a few of the glimpses of the Dory on the hard during this refit time.  

The pics speak for themselves:
spending time on the hard for refit...weather is poor, cold, wet...

rain drops on the scarf joint of the taff-rail and back-stay plate

mainsheet blocks in disarray on the stern deck feeding the cam cleats

bronze bolts doing quiet duty underneath the winch stand

silver water drops on spring-block slider

sanded and taped toe and rub rails

water drops stuck on Gibb winch and bronze stand
close up of the bronze back-stay plate

gleaming winch at home on the starboard coaming
Secured on the bronze bow-plate, legendary for its patina, the chain makes do in place of a bow hook.  Notice the mis-application of pattern for the non-skid.  Why bother to change it now?  One day when I strip the dory down to resurface the entire deck surface I will remove it and start anew.  That's for the future.  It's time to sail now.

looking fore from the taff-rail
A close-up view of the new fore-stay
Fitting the Taff-rail should be the last in this entry.  The shadowy stains are where attachments are located. I resurfaced, plugged screw holes better, and revarnished with Epifanes.  Another cleat is needed on the port side for the cleat added on the stern deck just fore of the motor mount.