37 INTERNATIONAL OWNERS
VOL XVI, NO. 4 (FALL – 2006)
Alberg 37 Annual Fall Rendezvous
2006 Annual Fall Rendezvous was held at the Assenmacher dock on the
weather was cool and clear, so that outdoor activities were possible. “Boat
Talk” and photo ops of the attending boats was the order of the day. Pot luck breakfasts, lunches and dinners were
enjoyed by all. The following Alberg 37s were present: SHEARWATER – 1975
MK-II Yawl ( Tom and Kaye Assenmacher ,
Other members attending (without their boats) included: Lou and Jean Wayne of Rochester, NY (PIKA); Wayne and Sherrill Bower, Bowie, MD, (TEELOK); Ron and Kaye Surley, Dallas, TX (MY GIRL); Henk and Wendy DeVries, Cobourg, ON (PAWBEE); Lois Jacob and Merle Galbraith, Chicago, IL/Trinidad (INTERLUDE); Ron and Cindy Strahm, Independence, MO (ENVY); Kip and Linda Newbould, Coles Point, VA (TEVAKE); Wil Hewitt, Charleston, SC (FLORENCE GRAY); and Charlie Deakyne, Annapolis, MD (SCRIMSHAW)
attendees included: Becky and Jerry Knop,
A great time was had by all!!!!
Welcome Aboard the New Members
Karen and John
“We are presently moored at the South Shore Marine in
Les and Eileen Owen, of
Joel Baum of
Mario Brunetta of
Ken and Anita Tillotson at last report were in the
Ron and Cindy Strahm, of
Wil Hewitt is
currently working on his 1984 MK-II Yawl FLORENCE
GRAY at Krentz Marina near
Lou and Jean Wayne, of
(Ed. Note: There currently 5 Alberg 37s (SHEARWATER; PIKA; HERON; FLORENCE GRAY; and
ENVY) within about a 2 mile radius of
Tom McMaster and Rose Hansmeyer of
Chris Anderson recently sold his 1970
MK-I Yawl TEVAKE to Kip and Linda
Newbould of Coles Point, VA. Kip and
Linda plan on bringing TEVAKE to the
Jack Vanderloo, the new owner of SOUTHERN CROSS recently reported: “Christine and I weathered a 70+ knot thunderstorm at anchor - two power boats and two other sailboats dragged in a small anchorage and we did a 20 minute dance around the (still fully) anchored Southern Cross. Quite something to experience - full power forward and astern in 22' of water on a 3/8" 120' rode! Ask me if I knew where that rode was at ALL times! No damage to any of us (miracle) and money in the bank in terms of experience gained.
We received the following excerpts from and Email from Mark and Debbie Crowe (SEACYCLE) on
“It has been pretty well all work here and little play except for a
four day trip on the high speed ferry over to
We don't think we will get much above St. Marten this year. We are
hoping to stop and smell the roses on everything we had to hurry by last
season. We also have to be back in
Cheers and Love Mark and Deb”
Storm Ernesto – How a New Rubrail Saved SHEARWATER
By Tom Assenmacher
Ernesto back in early September dealt us a heavy blow here on the
Only About 3 Small Scratches On The Gelcoat, Barely Visible In This Photo. The Stuff You See Is Debris From The Piling
ALBERG 37 Association Obtains Rudder Mold
Thanks to Ed Kunkel of
Submitted by Ron Fisher (WONIYA)
This works great !!! Good when you're cruising alone or when all your family is together. Best feature is that no one has to wait for their special omelet !!!
-Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.
-Crack 2 eggs ( large or extra-large) into the quart size Ziploc bag (not more than 2 ) shake to combine them.
-Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.
-Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake.
- Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.
- Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.
-Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed.
-Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake; everyone gets involved in the process and a great conversation piece.
Imagine having these ready the night before, and putting the bag in boiling water while you get ready. And in 13 minutes, you have a nice omelet for a quick breakfast !!!
(Ed. Note: We’ve tried this and it REALLY works, and when cruising, saves on dishwashing, and the water used in cooking the omelet can be used for dishwashing, making coffee, etc. – no WASTE!).
Photos of the making of the “PERFECT OMELET” are posted on the web site.
(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:
ARTEMIS 1981 Alberg 37 sloop (
Exceptionally clean condition (freshwater boat until 2000, Maine ever since) Meticulously maintained with many recent upgrades including new sails, radar, holding tank system, 40” Edson wheel, stereo, EPIRB, two new anchor rodes, new mainsheet traveler, new hoses, updated wiring, new lifelines, as well as rebuilt head, freshwater pump, and manual bilge pump.
Click here for photos and a more detailed inventory. (www.yachtworld.com)
Wind Mistress Mark I Yawl,
TIME PASSAGE 1980 Alberg 37 Sloop (hull #210)
Fully equipped fresh water cruising boat located in
Includes #1 and #2 furling head sails, #2 and #3 with hanks, spinnaker pole, and mainsail. Very clean boat with many extras.
Upgrades/updates: 1999/2000 - Awlgrip hull and deck, electric windlass, SS 3 blade prop.
2002 - engine rebuild, new head, new cradle
2004 - screens added to full enclosure, new starting and house batteries, all lines, exterior teak painted
2005 - new sheaves and halyards, rebuilt alternator, new exhaust
Current owner regrets leaving sailing and plans to switch to power.
Price $74,000 CDN
Contact Dave Ord by email at email@example.com (remove _nospam_)
Yours for only CDN $72,000
ELUSIVE 1968 Alberg 37 MK-I Sloop (
Sleeps 6+, 3 jibs, mainsail, pole, new rigging 2002,
new bottom paint 2002, Ampair wind generator, Raymarine Autohelm, VHF radio,
digital depth sounder, refrigeration, marine 12000 BTU air conditioning,
CD/am/fm Aiwa stereo with Bose speakers, 2 anchors w/chain, pressurized
electrical freshwater system w/60gals water, electrical marine head, inboard
Westerbeke 4-107 37hp, new dinghy may 2004, 2.5 w/outboard, bimini, dodger,
BBQ. ELUSIVE is a documented vessel
527394, located in
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.
Web Sites of Interest
Self-Steering (windvane) for the Alberg 37 - http://www.selfsteer.com/boats/view.php?boatTypeID=87
Safety First (New Feature)
Tom Assenmacher was recently working in SHEARWATER’s “engine room” (1975 MK-II Yawl), tightening the prop shaft coupling set-screws, when he inadvertently “sliced” open the little finger on his left hand on a sharp SS hose clamp, the tail of which he had clipped off when he had installed a new engine and exhaust system several years ago. After saying “Oh FUDGE”, he wrapped the profusely bleeding finger in a (relatively) clean rag which he had nearby (didn’t want to get blood all over the white boat!), and proceeded up to the house, whereupon after counseling with Kaye, proceeded to the Emergency Room at the Rappahannock, VA hospital (a close 25 miles distant) where he spent the next 3 hours awaiting 13 stitches to be applied. To make a long story short, the finger has healed quite nicely, and the hose clamps have subsequently been taped. One never can be TOO careful when working around BOATS!!
Along the same lines (at least safety wise), John Hughes (SARAH) contributed the following: “A warning from someone who's been there: (boy, do I feel stupid saying this!) when you're working alone on the boat, and you have to climb down into one of those seat lockers, prop a cushion somewhere so that the lid can't close. I had that happen to me one winter, and the hasp closed itself and the lid wouldn't open. Fortunately, by banging on the side where the hasp attached, I was able to make it "jump" and let me open the lid...but for a while, I was having dreams of spending the night in there or worse…… It happened in the years before cell-phones, but even with a cell phone...what are you gonna do if there's bad reception? There's not a lot of room to change to try to find a better signal in that locker!
(Ed. Note: Years ago
I relocated the cockpit locker hasps so they couldn't lock one inside – i.e.,
turned the hasps “upside down”. When I
received my boat back from Alex at
I normally work on out boat by myself, and have often wondered how long I would have to wait till Kaye discovered that I was being held "incommunicado" in the cockpit locker, as I often spend a lot of time there, especially in the STBD locker, checking the transmission oil level, stuffing box, etc.)
recently reported on his recent racing experiences aboard his 1981 MK-II Sloop,
ARTEMIS: “We had another great summer
on the water here in
Jay Zittrer participated in Galveston (TX) Race Week back in August and shared the following with us: “I put SHARED WATCH out on the race course again this past weekend for the Galveston Race Week. It was a great weekend with great racing and some really fun parties. The final awards ceremonies and celebrations were conducted Sat. night on the Tall Ship Ellisa. We sailed a great race (not perfect but not too many mistakes) and ended up third in our class and third in fleet. We had a wide variety of boats to race against ranging from purpose built race boats like the J105 to some large cruising boats as well as a Gulf Coast 23 sailed by one of the local hot-shots. Shared Watch and the crew performed remarkably well with her brand new Dacron Main and Pentax No 1. genny she was fast, perfectly balanced and looking good.
We received many compliments from both the cruiser types as well as the hot-shots in their race boats - the new genny looks pretty good, don't you think? “
brand new Monitor Windvane steering system (still in the box) designed for the A37. I bought it for my boat (TEVAKE) which recently has been sold, but the new owner didn't want the windvane.
I am asking $3500.00 USD for it. Click here to view an installation drawing for the Alberg 37.
Click here for additional information regarding installation on the Alberg 37.
Please contact Chris Anderson at (949) 842- 6682, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By the Editor
Since Kaye and I are “Heading South” aboard SHEARWATER about the time you receive this newsletter, we are “taking a sabbatical” from the A-37 IOA and from publishing formal newsletters until we return to Kinsale probably in the spring. Therefore, we will not be receiving nor answering emails on a regular basis. We have also decided to hold in abeyance all membership donations, correspondence, etc., until we return from our trip next spring. The Alberg 37 Web Site will remain “ON LINE” during the period of our absence, and we will endeavor to periodically post items of interest as they occur, and subject to our ability to go ON LINE in the Bahamas.
The A-37 IOA
participates as a cooperating group with BOAT U.S., and members receive BOAT
Have a great sailing FALL, WINTER and SPRING – see you when we return!!!!!!
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher