37 INTERNATIONAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Tom and Kaye
NO. 2 (SPRING -2011)
Well, it's been a long, cold and dreary late winter and
early spring here on
Then on to
We visited with A-37 owners Wil and Ruth Hewitt (FLORENCE GRAY) in Charleston, SC, and Ken Vaughn (IMAGINE) in Savannah, GA. Time and weather constraints prevented us from visiting (i.e., 'sponging off' other A-37 owners).
We then returned to Kinsale in late February to begin 'spring cleanup', and cruise planning for later this spring and summer. We are planning on again cruising to the Abacos next fall and winter (provided we are both still 'vertical'. We had a great trip, were gone about 40 days and drove a bit over 6800 miles.
aboard to Jeff and Janet Dickie
report: "We are aware that we are the 3rd owners of our boat. A
school teacher who lives in
(Ed. Note: There appears to be some question as to the true hull # of this boat. We have another boat, MYA/ISLAND TIME in our database with the same hull # - we are attempting to solve this ambiguity....)
Welcome aboard also to Ricky Barr of
The following photos are of the 1975 MK-II Yawl JOAN III, owned by Maarten and Joan van Hasselt:
two pictures of the last two weeks with Joan III. fully on the water. Both
pictures in gusty winds on
JOAN III Looking Good On Starboard Tack
JOAN III In The Process Of Tacking
photos were taken in December (2010). Most of the work on Joan III has been
done (there is still a list, but we are getting to what we felt was needed for
the first round). These are very "Texan" pictures taken in
Joan I And Our Friend Leo Sayavedra And His Son Christophe
(Ed. Note: You may follow Maarten's and JOAN III's progress on their Website.
News From Members
Bill and Heather Beaver, the owners of the MK-II Yawl HALCYONE report: "We haven't been doing much with the Alberg. Last year was pretty much of a bust as Ali was 2 (old enough to get into trouble, but not old enough to stay put) and Davey is 5." It must be nice to have your own crew .....
We received the following from Tom McMaster and Rose Hansmeyer, the owners of the 1985 MK-II Sloop SOJOURN. Tom and Rose have been cruising 'down south' since 2006:
"Its monsoon weather today but we have the luxuries of internet via a cell
Tigo USB stick so getting things done. We hope to travel to
"We're still at Roatan and plan on storing boat at Rio Dulce,
Rose & Tom"
LOU AND JEAN WAYNE of
(Ed. Note: For 'Summerization' procedures, see the following in the Warm Climate Storage Checklist of the A-37 Website.)
In early March, we
received the following from Bob Adams
My parallel and
perhaps more important career began a very long time ago in small boats. I
migrated to larger and larger craft and further horizons. Along the way I built
two boats from scratch - a 24’ wooden sloop and a 40’ ferro cutter, both of
which are now sold. These involved excursions into yacht design, welding, rigging
and cabinetry. I have sailed the Baltic to
Hoist a cold one (or two) with our regards
Bob (and lady friend Liz)"
(Ed. Note: Bob must be a lot
of 'cruising yarns' to spin as a result of his many years of sailing! Bob, care to share them with us??!! Fair Winds And
Check out Wayne and Cindy Milroy's cruising adventures aboard LEEWAY II by going to their SailBlog. (http://www.sailblogs.com/member/alberg37leeway) In early March, LEEWAY II was at Dinner Key,
Received the following from Eric Illsley (1976 MK-II Yawl LADY JO) in early January: "I got a few photos of an Alberg 37 sloop that was cruising
in our area (
Any Ideas - Who Owns This A-37??
saw her later, anchored near
was taken in the outer harbour at Penetanguishene, looking northwest.
Pinery Point is to the left, while
For some information and photos about Eric's boat, visit his website (http://members.kos.net/illsley/boat.html)
(Ed. Note: Great photo! I'm assuming from the sail # that the boat hull # is 192. We don't have that # in our database (nor the boat name). I Googled CHIKARA NI and didn't come up with anything boat related. She's a proper looking A-37 Sloop, I must say. We would be most interested in determining her history and ownership. With that sail/hull #, she would fit in the 1978 model year.)
made two 7 month 'deployments' to the Abacos aboard our 1975 MK-II Yawl SHEARWATER (Winter 2006-2007; and again
in 2009-2010). One of the things we
discovered is that after a long day of transversing down the ICW in the fall
from Kinsale to West Palm Beach, FL (our 'jumping' off point to the Abacos) in
the fall, the crew is ready for a hot dinner, but neither crew member is really
interested in preparing and cooking the meal when 'sailor's mid-night' is fast
approaching (when it gets dark really early in the Fall). Besides this, it's normally quite cool till
one gets to north
SO, before we left on our most recent trip 'South', I decided to do some 'canning' of fast prepared foods to use after these long, cold days. I have a large pressure cooker at home, which we've occasionally used (bought at a local flea market for very few $$). I buy boneless/skinless chicken breasts, and cubed stew beef (when it's on sale, hopefully), and can the food in pint fruit jars. The following photos 'tell the story'....
The Raw Material (Skinless/Boneless Chicken Breasts)
Tightly Pack Chicken Breasts Into Sterilized
Pint Canning Jars
Place 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube On Top As Shown
Do NOT Add Any Water
Wipe The Rim Of Each Jar With Paper Towel
Place New Jar Lids On Each Jar
Screw Jar Rings Onto Jars And Tighten Snugly
Pour About 2" Of Cold Water Into Empty Pressure Cooker
Place Filled Jars Onto Rack and Place Into Pressure Cooker
Install and Tighten
Begins to Flow Through Regulator Vent - Then Place Regulator on the Vent
Continue Heating Until 11 PSI Is Indicated On the Pressure Gauge
Maintain 11 PSI for 70 Minutes
(By Regulating The Stove Burner - I.E., Turn Burner Up Or Down)
After 70 Minutes, Turn Burner Off And Allow The Pressure To Reduce To Zero
Before Removing The Pressure Regulator And Opening The Pressure Cooker
The 'Finished Product'
The same procedure is used to process the cubed stew beef, except I substitute 1 tablespoon of Lipton Dry Herb And Garlic Soup Mix for the bouillon cube.
Check for proper sealing by observing that each jar lid is 'concave', which means there is a vacuum in the jar. Properly sealed pressure processed food will keep for a year or longer. Leave the metal jar rings in place until the food is to be used.
We store the jars by inserting each pint jar into an old sock (clean please!) to prevent breakage, and place the 'socked' jars in a plastic milk crate which is placed in the quarter berth. We use the quarter berth - minus cushions - as storage for a number of items, namely food items, some spare parts, paper goods, etc.
Take out a jar to add to vegetable soup, make chicken tacos, etc. Use the beef to make stew, BBQ sandwiches, beef soup, etc. Really great when you run out of fresh meat from the frig and aren't near a grocery. It's sort of fun to do this project.....ENJOY!!!
If any member wants an 'UP TO DATE" roster of A-37 IOA boats/owners, just let us know via email (a37ioa-at-sylvaninfo.net - remove the "-at-" with "@" ) and we'll send you a copy via email attachment. The roster will be in "HTML" format, and you will be able to display the roster via your web browser. The reason we don't publish the complete roster on the A-37 website is to maintain member's privacy as the roster contains phone #s and email addresses.
Current offerings include:
Cruiser/racer well equipped for both missions. One owner. Excellent racing record. Superbly maintained. Many extras including cookware, dishes, silverware, cockpit cushions, dingy, Winslow 4 man liferaft, tools, 3 size genoas, 2 spinnakers, 2 mainsails, Raytheon depth/speed/wind instruments, loran, GPS, Tiller master, 3 anchors, 150' chain/nylon anchor rode plus additional 100' nylon anchor rode, cockpit canopy. Boat located in Annapolis, MD.
(Click On Thumbnails For Larger Photo)
Asking $65,000 US.
Contact: Charles Deakyne.
Contact James at (360) 765-3222
FOR SALE - SOLA GRATIA, Alberg 37 Mk II Sloop #107
Clean and well kept A37. Ready for cruising! Solar panel, manual windlass, Aries windvane self-steering, 250' chain anchor rode, furling genoa, main with 3 reef points, lazy jacks, upgraded self-tailing winches, 1000 watt inverter, propane stove and BBQ, new anti-fouling, and more. Deck recently professionally repaired and refinished.
On the hard in
FOR SALE: 1972 Alberg 37 MK-II sloop; recent Westerbeke/roller furling/radar etc., etc. / ready to sail! Too many toys and no time. $44,000.00 - On the hard at West Newbury, MA
Contact Dan Lord at: 978 462 1112
Main features: Awlgrip deck, mast & topsides; complete re-wire & re-plumb; recently replaced electronics, including Raymarine chartplotter, wind/speed/depth, radar, & under-deck Raymarine auto pilot. Inverter and microwave. Integrated Ipod stereo, refrigerator and hot water heater. Engine re-power with Westerbeke 44B in 2003. Rope halyards that lead to cockpit; modern ports; sails & canvas in great shape; rigged for spinnaker. 12” Flat screen installed in v-berth; custom Fairclough winter cover; and many, many other smaller items.
The work was completed over
5-7 years, and was done professionally. Extensive records and documentation
kept. Boat is located in
Contact Reid Tomlin
Phone - Cell: 973-332-5701
Email: rtATwasmerschroeder.com (replace AT with @)
ALBERG 37's WANTED
I am looking for an A37 project boat. The motor and cosmetics are not critical but it must be structurally sound (bulkheads, hull, deck). Located on the east cost near NC is a plus. I can be reached through email at curtisvanceATbellsouth.net (replace AT with @)
(Check out the Gear For Sale/Wanted section of the website for latest listings)
Alberg 37 Custom Cover for sale . The cover was made by Fairclough Sailmakers, and is listed at $1,500USD. It has been used 4 seasons and recently has been serviced for extra reinforcement and stitching (cover is currently at Fairclough's facility in New Haven, CT) .Cover retails new for $4-5,000. I have recently moved to FL and have no further need for a winter cover. Contact Reid Tomlin at: (239) 263-6877 . Check the Gear For Sale page on the A-37 Website for a photo of the cover.
Lou and Jean Wayne of
For sale - Zodiac, 4 man offshore valise liferaft. Never deployed, purchased new in 2000. Always stored inside and is in great condition. Buyer responsible for shipping and repackaging, however if it cannot be repackaged for any reason send back and we will refund the purchase price (shipping not included). Asking $800 USD. Contact Bill and Debbie Horne: serenade2ATsbcglobal.net (replace AT with @).
Frame For Sale, Geoff Cunliffe of
Wanted as spare - Datamarine S-200 DL LCD Digital Depth Sounder Instrument.
Discount For A-37 IOA Members
Members of Alberg 37 Owners Association receive 20% off Managing The Waterway Cruising Guides, Nautical Books, And Electronic Charts. Orders must be placed through their website (http://www.managingthewaterway.com).
Simply cut-and-paste the following 20% off voucher code on the order page when prompted, then hit "recalculate". The Voucher Code is: 17ALBERG7222122.
This code is good for any purchase, including their already discounted "bundles".
(Please note that previous 'voucher codes' are no longer valid.)
Web Sites of Interest
SimplySailingOnline.com is a website developed by long time cruisers (Connie and Dave McBride), which shows by example how easily you can eliminate stress, become more independent, raise your children in a safer environment (while spending more time with them, instilling values not based on the mighty dollar) and avoid the traps of commercialism. "Because we live and sail simply, we have been wandering for 8 years with no intention of stopping. This is not a trip for us; it is our life, and I hope to share our success with stories of laughter and tears, as well as how-to tips and DIY projects for preparing, sailing and making a boat a home, so that others can join us." (http://www.simplysailingonline.com)
Clean Boating Act This web site explains the EPA Clean Boating Act, and its implications to boaters. (http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/)
- The Interactive Cruising Guidebook The Active Captain database has one goal in
mind - to provide a place where boaters can freely share information. The
results prove that it works. http://www.activecaptain.com)
(Ed. Note: Check out this website, especially the on-line The Interactive Cruising Guidebook!)
Many of us A-37 owners have a Simpson-Lawrence windlass or other S-L product, but somehow have lost the manual, or need spare parts. Check out the SL Spares Website. They also provide FREE parts diagrams for S-L Windlasses. (http://slspares.co.uk/pdf-downloads.php)
Good Old Boat - The Boating Magazine
for the rest of us! - Good Old Boat
On-Line Newsletter and Good Old Boat Magazine website.
(Ed. Note: The editors of Good Old Boat (Karen Larson and Jerry Powlas) provide us with complimentary free subscriptions to use as 'raffle' prizes at our annual A-37 Rendezvous.)
Who/What/Where And When??
Jay Zittrer, the previous owner of SHARED WATCH, recently sent the following photo. Jay stumbled onto this on one of the sailing forums. Can anyone provide any information about the boat in the photo??
Any Idea Where/What/When?? The Boat Looks To Be In Nice Shape.
Future Canadian Rendezvous????
Are any Canadian
A-37-IOA members interested in sponsoring and hosting a future Alberg 37 Rendezvous?? (We
recently had an inquiry from one of the Canadian A-37 IOA members.) We had 3 previous
very successful Rendezvous in the
(Click on the following links for Rendezvous write-ups and photos)
The two Oakville Yacht Squadron Rendezvous (2002 and 2003) were sponsored and hosted by Marcel Steinz (previous owner of SOUTHERN CROSS). The third Rendezvous (2005) was sponsored and hosted by Wayne and Cindy Milroy (LEEWAY II) at the Port Whitby Marina.
All three of these Rendezvous were held in late
June (close to the Canada Day Holiday), were very well attended and we had many
boats show up, as there are quite a few A-37s in the
So, if anyone (or a group of A-37 folks) is interested in sponsoring and hosting such an event in the 'out years', please contact us. (Tom and Kaye Assenmacher - a37ioaATsylvaninfo.net - replace AT with @ before sending the email).
(Ed. Note: We have not yet set the date for the 2011 Annual Fall Rendezvous here in Kinsale, but will be setting the date soon - we anticipate it will be held in mid to late September as we are planning on 'heading south' aboard SHEARWATER in the late September - early October timeframe.)
We are always looking for articles (cruising, racing, maintenance, etc.) and photos of your boat for inclusion on the website and newsletter. Send the articles via email attachment in MS WORD and the photos in .JPG format if possible. Please don’t send large files, especially high resolution photos. Photos should be 100 kilobytes or smaller if at all possible. We’ve had some emails with attachments which take HOURS to download.
Hopefully, we've included most or all of the pertinent correspondence that we've received over the past few months. Our apologies to those items which we may have missed.
We need a good candidate for "Featured A-37" It's been several years since we had a new addition to the Featured A-37 list. If you would like to do a write-up and submit photos of your boat, we'd like to hear from you! Take a look at the articles on the website (click on the link above) as examples.
The A-37 IOA
participates as a cooperating group with BOAT
U.S., and members receive BOAT
Have a great Alberg 37 SPRING - AND KEEP IN TOUCH!
Tom and Kaye