ALBERG 37 INTERNATIONAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION


Tom and Kaye Assenmacher
P.O. Box 32 Kinsale, VA 22488

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VOL 24, NO. 4 (FALL 2013)                                                                            6 OCTOBER, 2013

 

The 21st Annual

2013 ALBERG 37 FALL RENDEZVOUS 

Saturday/Sunday, September 28-29, 2013

Click Here for Previous Rendezvous Write-ups and Photos

 

The 21st Annual Alberg 37 Fall Rendezvous was held at the Assenmacher home and dock on the Hampton Hall Branch of the Yeocomico River near Kinsale, VA on Saturday/Sunday, September 28-29, 2013. 

MISCHIEF, Kip and Linda Newbould's 1970 MK-I Yawl, and HERON, Rob and Julie Lee’s 1981 MK-II Yawl, were the only Alberg 37s in attendance for the Rendezvous.   Our (Tom and Kaye Assenmacher’s) boat, SHEARWATER, is on the hard at Westland Marina in Titusville, FL awaiting our return in early November for launch are return to the Abacos for the winter.

Also arriving (drive-ins) were A-37 owners Henk and Wendy DeVries of Cobourg, Ontario (PAWBEE); and Wayne and Sherrill Bower of Bowie, MD (TEELOK);

Others attending the Rendezvous were friends/neighbors:

Becky and Jerry Knop of  Reisterstown, MD; Lou and Jean Wayne of Rochester, NY and former owners of the 1967 MK-I Sloop PIKA;  Marion Daiss of Callao, VA (owner of Krentz Marine Railway); Don and Judy Polifka of Kinsale, VA along with friend John Battaile; Richard and Carole Hackett  of Lusby, MD (Richard and Carole arrived in their Shannon 38 KILLISSA);  Matt and Eli Assenmacher (our son and grandson) of Silver Spring, MD; Charlie Corkum of the Cape Cod, MA area - Charlie owns a cottage on Man O’ War Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas, and we know him quite well from our 4 cruises to the Abacos.  This was Charlie’s first visit to our home on the Yeocomico River, on Virginia’s ‘Northern Neck’!  Friends Polly and Rod Mercker of Lottsburg, VA, and Kip and Linda’s (Newbould) friend Rhon Nelson, attended the festivities on Saturday.  

The early Fall weather was GREAT! Those arriving on Friday enjoyed a pot luck dinner on Friday evening along with a lot of 'sea stories', renewed acquaintances and a good time was had by all!  Saturday dawned clear and cool which persisted the entire weekend, and a lot of time over the weekend was spent on the dock and outdoors!   Saturday's events included the usual 'crab pickin' where a bushel of steamed local Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs were consumed in the early afternoon.  Later on Saturday afternoon, a bushel of our locally home grown oysters (we -Tom and Kaye- are 'oyster gardeners') were roasted over an open fire-pit, followed by an outdoor hot dog and hamburger BBQ on the back deck.  Fortunately,  friend of all (and previous A-37 owner) Becky Knop - was able to attend this year's event, so we DID have Becky's  famous and ‘fabulous’ Crab Soup!

Sunday's weather was a repeat of Saturday's, and those folks who had driven longer distances  left by mid-day on Sunday.  Those who were still here enjoyed another pot luck dinner in the early afternoon.  A great time was had by all!!  

Click Here For Rendezvous Photo Slideshow
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New Members

Welcome aboard to Doug Savage of Marion, MA, who recently purchased the 1973 Alberg 37 Mk II Sloop (#107) SOLA GRATIA. Doug mentioned “ I looked at 4 different A-37's and SOLA GRATIA was the last one…...she is currently my home!”

(ED Note: SOLA GRATIA  has a ‘somewhat interesting past history’.)

 

Welcome aboard to Duncan Curry of Maine who recently purchased the 1973 Alberg 37 Mk II Yawl (#112) WIND SONG.  We think that WIND SONG  was previously owned by a couple in Hebron, NH, but had not heard from the previous owners in about 10 years.

 

 

News From Members

 

Following the Rendezvous, Rob and Julie Lee of Denver, CO, the owners of the MK-II Yawl HERON, spent some time in the local area and at our dock in Kinsale..  They plan to visit such places as St. Marys City, MD across the Potomac River from Kinsale, and weather permitting, cruise the upper Chesapeake Bay for a few days.    

Having More Chesapeake Bay Steamed Crabs!
Julie, Rob and Kaye

 


HERON Prepares To Get Underway!

 


‘Bon Voyage’ To HERON And Her Crew!

 

Rob and Julie plan to return to the Kinsale area in about a week or so – Julie will fly back to Denver, while Rob will prepare HERON for winter storage in the Kinsale, VA area, and then drive back to Colorado.

 

 

Back in early September, we received the following from John Hughes, of Barrington, RI, the owner of the 1970 Sloop SARAH:

 

“Hi, Tom,

 

I've got a bit of trivia for you and the A37 list about my Westerbeke 4-107. 

 

Last summer I had cooling problems a couple of times -- basically it seemed as if the raw water pump was losing its prime. I'd pour a little water into the raw-water filter, it'd "catch", and I'd be on my way. This summer, motoring against a strong flood out of the river where Sarah's moored, the engine started to overheat even though I knew we'd been pumping cooling water 5 minutes earlier (I check every time I start up). We picked up a mooring, let her cool, and headed slowly back to our own mooring a little later. 

 

Several hours of disassembly and tests later, I'd figured out that the problem was between the raw water pump and the heat exchanger, i.e., somewhere near the oil cooler. I extracted the oil cooler, brought it home, and started removing hoses when I found that the 45-degree elbow where the raw water enters the cooler was amazingly clogged (photos below). When I broke up the blockage, I found several bits of impeller blade (from the former owner, I believe!) (see last photo). Clearly the thing had been getting more and more sclerotic over the 20-some years I've owned it. Live and learn. 

 

                                          

 

The surprising thing is that even through the tiny hole in the blockage, I was getting enough water to hear/see a health "sploosh" of water in the exhaust every second or two at idle. This gives me new faith in the strength of that old Sherwood pump. :)  It also makes me realize that I should not only check the cooling water flow at idle, but once again when underway. 

 

--John”

(ED. Note:.  These old Perkins-based engines are great, but they do sometimes give some problems.  On our Kubota based engine (which we installed in 2002 to replace the old Volvo 2 Cyl MD-2B),  we've not had any cooling problems, but we periodically check all the cooling system hoses, and  we dis-assemble the heat exchanger every several years to check for clogged passages, and general condition - so far no problems.)

 

Brad Reed, of Muncie, IN, and the owner of the 1978 MK-II Sloop SEVEN SEAS, recently wrote: “I am planning on sailing from the Great Lakes to the Gulf and am concerned about the draft of an Alberg 37. I had hoped to communicate with someone who has made the trip in an A37. Best regards, Brad Reed.”. 

Also, Brad later wrote: “I built my rudder, replaced my drive shaft, did the stuffing boxes, etc. I ended up building my own forms rather than try to split the shell in half. I could share all this, but I need to put some words to the pictures. I will check out the blogs. I tried the greatloop.org site. It seems to cater to power boats. http://captainjohn.org is the site that made me a bit nervous, stating that you should have a maximum of 5 foot draft and 4 feet is better. My A37 is ready to sail, but I'm waiting until spring. I may have to do engine work.

Brad”

(ED. Note: We have several friends who have recently done the Great Loop both by sail (not an Alberg 37) and by Grand Banks Trawler.  They indicated that with all the flooding the past several years, shoaling, and the lack of funding to maintain facilities, they would not make the ‘Great Loop’ Cruise again.)

 

Back in late August, we received a note from Wayne Bower, of Bowie, MD, the owner of the 1977 MK-II Sloop, TEELOK:

“TJ:

Have we had anyone doing a repair of the Antiskid on an Alberg? I have an area of the Port side antiskid that I'd like to sand down and redo. Since the pattern of the antiskid is so simple, I think the best way to handle it would be to remove the old via sanding and then reapply the new gel. Then after letting it get a little tacky, roll it with something like a small rough paint roller. The one question I have is how to keep the gel from sticking to the roller. I've used mold release wax before, but I don't see how this would work on a paint roller. If you have any ideas, pass them along.”

(ED Note: We've heard a lot of good comments about "KIWI GRIP" (http://www.pachena.com/KiwiGrip_Great.asp), although we have yet to actually see it used.  

Back in 2005 when we sent SHEARWATER back up to Whitby (Alex Magnone did the work), we had them repaint the boat, and re-do the nonskid.  They had to do a bit of 'soggy deck work', and after the work was done, they rolled thickened Gel Coat onto the 'non-skid. areas with a textured roller, and then after the gel coat set up, they sprayed 2-Part polyurethane on top .  Seemed to work OK – Anyone with ‘ideas and/or success stories’ out there regarding ‘rebuilding non-skid, please let us know!)

 

Rowan Murdoch, the owner of the 1980 MK-II Sloop HENRY, is heading ‘south’ from Massachusetts to New York (as of 10/5/2013).

 

 

 

SHEARWATER Heading ‘South” Again This Fall (November, 2013)!

Since we plan to again do a sail cruise to the Abacos this Winter (November, 2013) through early Spring (May, 2014).  SHEARWATER has spent the late Spring, Summer and Early Fall on the hard at Westland Marina, in Titusville, FL.  This saves us about a month or more transit time up the ICW from Florida to Virginia, and this fall will save us about the same amount of time to transit down the ICW from VA to Florida.  We plan to launch SHEARWATER in early November; proceed to Vero Beach, FL for Thanksgiving (American), provision the boat, and head down to West Palm Beach where we will depart the US in order to cross the Gulf Stream to the Abacos.  We hope to be in the Abacos (Green Turtle Cay) for Christmas.  Anyway, that’s the plan!

 

We have been busy preparing all the ‘boat stuff’ we need to transport back down to Titusville.  We brought most of the settee and V-berth cushions home for cleaning and repair, along with a lot of ‘non-essential stuff’ which had accumulated over the years.  We’ve ordered a few new items, including a new ‘solar panel controller’ to replace the one which was a bit small for the amperage available from our panels (3 panels, for a total of  about 280 watts).

 

Kaye has been doing some ‘home canning’ of food items (meat-loaf; chicken; ground beef; spaghetti sauce; etc.) for the cruise. (See ‘Canning For Cruising’ article in the ‘Project Database’ section of the A-37 website.)

A-37 Rosters Available

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 - replace 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.

 

A-37s For Sale

(Please check the Alberg 37 web site (A37's For Sale/Wanted) for the latest postings.) (Ed. Note: Several Alberg 37s have recently changed hands – so there are people out there looking for these great boats.)

Current offerings include:

 

FOR SALE : MISS NETTIE, 1968 Alberg 37 MK1 Sloop, Hull # 26. Total refit in 1997 with light, mostly fresh water (all but 2 years) use since. 2013 fuel pump and injector pump on the Westerbeke 40 with 1200 hours since rebuild. AC and DC completely rewired by electrical engineer. Diesel heater, EZ kold reefer, heavy duty bow pulpit with dual anchor rollers, sloop rig, belowdeck Autohelm ST 6000 autopilot, Radar, GPS. Removeable inner forstay with running backstays. Everything works and is ready to go. $39,900. Call George Mueller 414-299-1674.
(Click Here To View A Few Photos Of MISS NETTIE)

 

FOR SALE : KUMA - 1971 Alberg 37 MK-II Yawl (Hull # 78 - Owned By Peter McIntosh)  

"I am moving up to a larger boat, and would like to sell KUMA. She is lying ashore in Antigua BWI. I have recently painted the topsides, overhauled the engine, rebuilt the stern gland. She has had the cockpit rebuilt with oak frames (the core was damp) and I have removed the wheel and water heater. She is ready to sail.

She is sold as seen $25k.”

Please e- mail me at captpetermac@fastmail.fm

(Click Here To View a Few Photos Of KUMA)

 

FOR SALE: GENESIS - 1967 Alberg 37 MK-I Sloop (Hull # 23)

 Offered at $49,000 USD (Recently purchased Zodiac Cadet Series dinghy with recent 6 HP Tohatsu outboard can be negotiated). Genesis has been completely modernized, while retaining her classic lineage. She has been professionally painted, rigged, wired, and fitted with new electronics in 2007. I have owned Genesis since 1995. Over time, we completed a fairly extensive refit which is now 5-10 years old.

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; 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 Naples, FL. Will consider a 50% share under the right circumstances.

Contact Reid Tomlin

Phone - Cell (973) 332-5701

Email: rtATwasmerschroeder.com (replace AT with @)

Click Here for Photos

 

FOR SALE By Owner - TAMATA (ex STORNOWAY) - 1977 Alberg 37 MKII Sloop, Hull # 182.

Alberg 37

Location- Ponce Inlet , FL

Manufacturer -Alberg (Whitby Boat Works)

Year - 1977

Length Overall - 37 ft 2 in

Waterline Length - Beam - 10 ft 2 in

Draft - 5 ft 6 in

Dry Weight: 16800 lbs

Price- $55,000 

 

Completely refurbished and upgraded.  “A perfect 10”.   If you are a  fan of Swedish racing yacht designer Carl Alberg,  this is a rare find.  Nearly  $50,000 in refurbishment and upgrades in last two years including over $20k in new sails, mast upgrades (Awlgrip coated aluminum with folding steps, Windex vane, LED navigation lights, and new Seledon boom),  and rigging (converted from yawl to sloop). Original sails and hardware for yawl rigging also included.  New state of the art electronics and navigation equipment including Garmin GPS Map 740s/sonar, Lowrance X70A Navigation receiver, Standard Horizon GPS GX1700 25 w VHF/FM transceiver, Garmin GMR 18 HD RADAR, ICOM 802 HF Marine transceiver, MaretronDSM250 vessel monitoring system ,  Raymarine SPX10 autopilot, Maretron MBB 100 black box controller,  Maretron NBE 100 buss extender and Clarion entertainment system. New wind vane.  Completely overhauled 94 Yanmar diesel. New prop shaft seals, new bottom job with Trinidad 75 black antifouling, new head, shower pump, hot water heater, holding tank, and seacocks. New Force 10 SS galley stove and oven with custom dual propane tank storage locker.  New dual house and starting batteries and Charles 5000SP 60 amp battery charging system.  Wired for 115AC. 50 ft 30A Shore power cable.  Oiled teak interior.  New Bimini top. New Sails -U.K. Fully Battened Mainsail w/Dutchman Flaking System, Furlex 200S Roller Furling, 150% All Purpose 7.5 oz Genoa, 135% Genoa 6.5 oz, and mainsail cover. Four Anderson winches plus Barlow lanyard winch. New SS screened port lights. Extensive stowage locker space.  A dream boat for anyone who wants to sail the world.

 

Contact Eneida Likes At: (386) 956-0595

 

(Click here for link to photos)

 

 

FOR SALE - WINDFLOWER -1985 Alberg 37 MkII yawl Hull #240. Bristol condition brightwork, canoe green hull. One-owner, freshwater boat. ProFurl genoa furling/reef system. Autohelm 5000 below-decks auto pilot. Maxwell 1200 windless w/foot switches and cockpit remote, 110 feet of chain. Data Marine speed, log, depth sounder. Various electronics. Hot and cold pressurized water; 2 galley sinks; 2-burner propane stove and oven. Mercury 9.9 w/10-foot inflatable. Asking $69,000 U.S. Location: near Traverse City, Michigan. For more specifics contact John at jdaverman@me.com.

(Click here for link to photo)

 

FOR SALE - ESTORIL - 1987 Alberg 37 MK-II Sloop #245. Cruise ready with Furlex roller main & jib, wind & solar power, Amplepower 100amp alternator + battery monitor, fridge, propane stove, GPS, VHF & SSB radios, 9' Caribe dinghy + 8hp Johnson o/b & much more. Presently in Trinidad W.I. to cruise the Island chain. Asking $60,000 Cdn. For details contact Ian @ 011441424733155 or 011447815870369 (UK #'s) -  My Trinidad tel# is 1 868 768 8479
Or email svestoril@hotmail.com    

(Click here for link to photos)
 

FOR SALE - SOLSKIN - 1970 MK-I Yawl, Hull # 58 (Click here for further details and link to photo).

 

FOR SALE - MARYNYA - 1973 MK-II Yawl, Hull # 123 - $35,000 USD.  Contact Michael Hughes at maryna7ATgmail.com (replace AT with @ before sending email).  Click here for further details and link to photos.

 

 

FOR SALE - 1975 Alberg 37 Mark II Sloop SCRIMSHAW, Hull #152. 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.


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Owner Anxious - Make Offer.

Contact: Charles Deakyne. 410-647-6674, Email charles.deakyne@gte.net
  

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     

 

 

Gear For Sale
(Check out the
Gear For Sale/Wanted section of the website for latest listings)

 

 

Sandy Romer, who sold TUMBLEWEED (her "Alberg 37 Cousin", a Cape Dory 36), has some cruising gear for sale.  
Check out the items she has for sale!

 

 

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 @).

 

Gear Wanted

Wanted.

Aries or Monitor windvane for my A37 ‘HENRY’. Currently in New York. Will pay for shipping. Please email to rowan_murdoch@hotmail.com 

Thank you!

The Crew of SHEARWATER Cruises (By Land)
The Canadian
Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

(In order to avoid the HHH – Hazy/Hot/Humid – Chesapeake Bay weather, we again launched our 13’ Casita travel trailer for points ‘NORTH’.)

 

We had a great trip to the Canadian Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick; Nova Scotia). We left Kinsale on Wednesday, 31 July, and returned on Friday, 23 August. We only stayed in a motel the first night (Hartford, CT), and 2 nights with our friends Sonny and Petra Power (former owners of the Alberg 37 KANDACE ROSE) in their home in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia - the rest of the time was in our 13' Casita camper.

For the most part, the weather was near perfect - we had rain the first couple of days of our trip, but then the weather cleared for the rest of the trip. The nights were in the mid-50's, with the days in the mid-70's to low 80's. A couple of mornings we ran the propane heater in the camper to take the chill off.

Our first visit was with Bahama Cruising Friends Bob and Lana Corkum who live near Halifax, NS. We 'camped' in their side yard along with fellow cruisers Lou and Jean Wayne from Rochester, NY (former owners of the A-37 Sloop PIKA).

The 'White Marshmallow' is our Casita - the Pop-Up belongs to Lou and Jean

 

While in the Halifax area, we visited the Halifax Seaport, and the great Maritime Museum located there. We also attended Harlie and Betty's (Johnson) Bahama Cruisers Annual Barbeque, held at their home near Bridgewater, NS.


Harlie and Betty's Home

 


Some Of The 'Abaco Group' At Harlie and Betty's

From the Halifax area, we then went on to Lunenburg, NS where we attended the 'Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival', a 4 day event with multiple inside and outside venues for 'Canadian Maritime Folk Music' (http://www.folkharbour.com/).


Campground In
Lunenburg, NS

(There were 7 'Casita Type' campers at the Lunenburg Campground! Possibly a 'world's record)!

 

Typical Lunenburg Harbour Scene

 


One Of The Outdoor Venues At Lunenburg

 

From Lunenburg, we then visited (and stayed with) our friends (who used to own an Alberg 37) Sonny and Petra Power who live in Mulgrave, NS (very near the causeway to Cape Breton, NS. We've stopped several times to visit with Sonny and Petra on previous trips to the Maritimes, and they have visited with us in Kinsale several time in the past. While at Sonny and Petra's, we all went to dinner at Jim and Carol Anne Organ's home (they are also long term Abaco/Bahamas sail cruisers) across the Straits Of Canso via the Canso Causeway near Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia (on Cape Breton). A wonderful time was had by all us 'old friends'. Carol Anne and Jim have also passed through Kinsale by boat, and also by car. Nova Scotian Hospitality is GREAT as usual!!!

 


View Of The
Strait Of Canso From Sonny and Petra's Back Yard

 

From Mulgrave, we then entered Cape Breton (Nova Scotia), where we spent 5 nights in Baddeck, NS, one of our favorite places in NS. We have stayed in the campground there numerous times, and it's a very nice place to visit (http://baddeckcabottrailcampground.com/). While in Baddeck, we 'did' the Cabot Trail (again), and it's still as spectacular as always (http://www.cabottrail.travel/). We even drove up to "Meat Cove" again - spectacular views of the Cabot Strait (the body of water between Cape Breton and Newfoundland).


'Meat Cove' Campground At Northern Tip Of
Cape Breton
(The last 6 miles are on a gravel road, and VERY HILLY!)

 

We also spent one afternoon at the 'Gaelic College' (http://gaeliccollege.edu/) in St. Ann's, NS, just north of Baddeck where we attended a 'Cape Breton Fiddlers' Festival (outdoor) (http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2013-08-18/article-3355656/Fiddlers-shine-on-Gaelic-College-outdoor-stage-in-St.-Anns/1).


The 'Campus' At The
Gaelic College

 

We finally left Baddeck on Monday 19 August, and began the long trek back to Kinsale. We arrived back in Kinsale on Friday, 23 August. We could have spent another week in Nova Scotia, but we wanted to avoid the Labor Day weekend traffic, and the normal weekend traffic the weekend before labor Day, as we knew there would be a LOT of cars on the road. On our way back, we drove down Rt. 1 and toured 'Down East' Maine. We spent 2 days visiting Camden, Rockland, and Rockport, Maine. We also passed through Brunswick, ME, where we were stationed with the U.S. Navy during the late '60s.

 


Harbor at
Camden, Maine
(Taken from the
Camden Hills State Park Campground near Camden Maine)

 

Forty Nine (49) years ago, we made basically the same trip through Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in August, 1964. I (TJ) had recently completed Navy Flight Training in Corpus Christi, TX where I met Kaye! We were married on August 14, 1964 in Corpus Christi, TX, and left the next day on a LONG car ride to our first Navy duty station in Argentia, Newfoundland. We spent several days in Baddeck, then took the car ferry from North Sidney, NS to Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland. From there we drove the 600+ miles to Argentia, where we spent a bit over a year. In September, 1965, we reversed the car trip and drove to our next duty station in Brunswick, GA. Next summer (August 2014) , we plan to drive again to Newfoundland on our 50th Anniversary. We were last in Newfoundland in 2003.

We had a great trip, no breakdowns, and drove 3979 miles on the trip. Fortunately, the grass had not grown much over the 3+ weeks we were gone, and so didn't have that much work to do (but there's always work to do) when we arrived back home.

 


Who says we don't have fun back home in Kinsale!!
(TJ chipping the accumulated 'brush pile')

 


Man, was it
HOT when we got back home! And all that work to be done!

(BUT, Every Day Is The BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!)


British Quote During WW-II

TJ and Kaye

P.S.  The Canadian Maritime Provinces are a great place to ‘sail cruise’!  Several A-37 IOA members have spent time in the Maritimes – and they highly recommend it!!!!

 

 

 

Spindrift
AKA ‘Boilerplate’
By the Editor

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.  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 U.S. membership for half price. Just mention you are a member of the Alberg 37 Owners Group and include the Cooperating Group number GA 83253 S when you join Boat U.S. or send in your annual renewal of membership.

Have a great Alberg 37 FALL!!!

AND KEEP IN TOUCH!   

Tom and Kaye Assenmacher in Kinsale, VA

1006 Brook Ave.

Kinsale, VA 22488

A37ioaATsylvaninfo.net (replace AT with @)