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 modest Alberg inventory.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Brisk winds for a headsail trial

This is a fun bit of sailing on Lake Murray to perk up Sailors in the North who might still be huddled by the fireside.

It came after the delivery of my headsail.  Due to the newness of the product it was just getting used to its position on the furler, wrapping correctly, and coming across the foredeck, etc.  The immediate positive reaction, of course, was its evident strength to capture the wind and haul the Aberg forward with confidence.  There was no lolla-gagging with the setup.  Being a heavy vessel and needing that forward sail much, this was a great addition to an already proven design. 

Autumn Sailing on Lake Murray

I've written up more about this headsail, manufactured by Waters Sails, in another post.  This however, is one of those videos that was lost in transit and just put up on my You Tube Channel.  Caveat, I am not the best sailor in the fleet by any imagination but boy I do love the handling of this Alberg 30.  I think that is conveyed by the footage and the music.  You Tube has restricted music use to the point now that you have to purchase quality music nowadays or risk being like me with dorky tunes like this one.  But then they probably fit with my dorky movements in the video too!

This is a short post, no rants, no raves, no drones, no bikinis, no trick pets, just an old guy and an old boat.