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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Yes she's on the market for sale but until she does, it is "dance, dance, dance!"  Here is Baggy Wrinkles, doing what she does so well to a sound-track that fits the wind forecast.  Don't let the sedate cover photo fool you.  Beware!

The forecast was for 15-25kts of wind and it barely made it to 20 gusts.  Many times folks will swear at the high wind.  I fix that alarm by carrying my own anemometer.  And in this sailing session I used it.  Only once did i see a flash reading of 24kts.  Most of them were up to 16 at best.  Nonetheless, it was great sailing for Springtime.  

She is on the market now and a number of folks are biting but until she is given permission to part company, she'll be happily sailing across the lake as she's done so well for the past 4 years.  

As you watch this video, watch for the heel and note the balance of the sail plan with the wind.  A first reef lessons the impact of the gusts while the genoa is tightened forward and I've borrowed the winch to barber-haul it a bit more so that it is inline with the main.  Very very little weather helm at all.