ALBERG 37 INTERNATIONAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher
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VOL XIV, NO. 4 (FALL – 2004) 20 October 2004
Keillor says: “It’s been a quiet week in
The Fall Hurricane Season has
been a trial for all of us on the East Coast, especially
2004 ALBERG 37 FALL RENDEZVOUS
The 2004 Annual Fall Rendezvous was held at the Assenmacher
dock on the
Other members attending were Wayne and Sherrill Bower,
Bowie, MD, (TEELOK – 1977 MK-II Sloop); Bill Horne , Lansing, MI (SERENADE –
1968 MK-I Sloop); Ron and Kaye Surley, Dallas, TX (MY GIRL – MK-II Ketch); Bill
Beaver and Heather Bernhards, Annapolis, MD (HALCYONE – 1972 MK-II Yawl); and
Our special thanks to
MOLLIKETT WINS THE INAUGURAL MACKINAC TO MANITOULIN YACHT RACE
By John Rilett
1981 Sloop MOLLIKETT, # 218
MOLLIKETT took part in the inaugural
Mackinac to Manitoulin yacht race July 21 -
The idea for the
race originated by the Little Current Yacht Club as an economic
development plan for the region.
They are hoping to entice boats taking part in the
The race started at
The 2nd leg of the race was from
Much of the credit for our great performance goes to
Chuck McLaughlin. Chuck was my only crew for the race but his sailing and
racing expertise more than made up for the my lack of experience. For
those who follow sail boat racing, Chuck campaigned his yacht, AGGRESSIVE,
up and down the East coast and the
I have to admit, MOLLIKETT's performance surprised me. She points better than most other boats. Her light air performance was nothing short of fantastic. She had a rather generous rating of 204 but really didn't need it. We were 3rd over all in the cruising class on elapsed time.
Additional Race information can be seen at:
ALBERG 37 BUILDER’S PLATE
Is the builder's plate on your Alberg 37 faded by time and sunlight until it's no longer readable? Is it missing? (It should be mounted just below the companionway, above the bridge deck). You're in luck. You can order a new one, courtesy of the Alberg 30 Association.
cost per builder's plate is $12
To order a plate, contact Mike Lehman (ALBERG 30 Association) by EMAIL (email@example.com).
He'll need your serial number (it is something like 3775157 – length + year + hull number) and mailing address. He will stamp the plate with your hull number and mail it to you along with an invoice and payment instructions. Payment must be in U.S. dollars only. Non-U.S. payments should be by check drawn on a U.S. bank or an international money order. Check out the plate and ordering instructions on the website at:
Terry and Karen
Dave and Tanya
2005 ALBERG 37 RENDEZVOUS BEING PLANNED
Wayne and Cindy
Milroy (LEEWAY II) have tentatively agreed to host the 2005 Rendezvous in
There has been some interest in affording A-37 IOA members a chance to get together at the 2005 Annapolis Sailboat Show (6-10 October, 2005). If there is sufficient interest, we will try to coordinate such a get-together. Please contact us via Email if you are interested. This is only a preliminary survey to determine interest!!!
ALBERG 37 “T” SHIRT
Would anyone be interested in an Alberg 37 “T” shirt? We have had several inquiries into the feasibility in making such an item available. One possible design would be a line drawing of an A-37 sloop or yawl, similar to what’s on the coffee mug, on the back of the shirt, and the A-37 pennant (as a logo) on the front of the shirt. We would try to keep the cost down to approximately $12 plus shipping. Please contact us via Email if you are interested. This is only a preliminary survey to determine interest!!!
Bryce and Suzanne Inman have recently sold their 1982 MK-II Yawl, TIDINGS. Suzanne writes: “The new owner is just right for TIDINGS! It was meant to be! (Yes, Bryce is grieving).” TIDINGS is one of a few A-37s which were never equipped with a wheel, retaining the original tiller steering.
Wayne and Cindy Milroy are repowering LEEWAY II this year with a Yanmar 3JH4E 40 hp, and are now trying to match a new prop to the engine. “We are considering a Luke feather propeller but when I submitted my information to them on their website they suggested a 16" prop with 11' pitch. This seems too large to me. Do you know of anyone having such a prop?”
Richard Border recently wrote that he has changed the name of his 1969 Alberg 27 sloop from TANIA AEBI to RA. He also wrote: “I built new spreaders for my boat. It was a simple build, $43.00 of White Oak, and $12.00 for the aluminum at the mast ends, I reused the metal from the outer ends of the spreaders. I took about 1 hour to get them down, about 3 hours work in my shop, and 1 1/2 hours putting them back. I feel much better now in a strong wind.”
We received the following from
Jack and Gerna St. John recently sent some great photos of their 1973 MK-II Yawl, FIGMENT under full sail, including the mizzen staysail. If only all Alberg 37s looked so good!!
Additional photos of FIGMENT under sail are posted on the Website.
A-37 COFFEE MUGS AND PENNANTS
A-37 Coffee Mugs are
available for $15
At this time, we no longer have
any A-37 Pennants
available (we sold out). Since the minimum (cost effective) order for pennants
is 12, we are a bit reluctant to place a new order, since the $$ involved is
considerable, and we feel the “market is just about saturated”. If there is enough interest, we can place a
new order, although we can’t guarantee that they will be available for $30.00
For those ordering mugs and pennants outside the
Call (510) 388- 2113
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Canvas Winter Cover and Frame for sale. Three years
old. Made for Alberg 37. Excellent
condition. Comes with zippered door and is split in center with zipper for
easy handling. Made by Top-Shop (www.topshop.on.ca)
$1250.00 CDN Located in
Wanted: A-37 Stanchion Bases. I have a Morgan 34 which has the same stanchion base as a Alberg 37 and I need a base for a boarding gate. Would one of your members have a spare to sell? Thanks, Bob Fouts (906) 789-1905
Wanted: Hand crank for a Volvo MD11C. Does anyone have one? Contact Joe Griffin @ 704-296-9066 or email@example.com
WHEREABOUTS OF ALBERG 37 MOLDS
Does anyone know if any of the
Alberg 37 molds still exist? The last known owner Bill Boyle Jr., who was from the
DISCUSSION FORUM CURRENTLY OFF-LINE FOR MAINTENANCE
We’ve been experiencing posting problems with the Alberg 37 discussion forum, and have temporarily taken it off line. We hope to have it up and operating sometime in the near future.
(Disclaimer – A-37IOA has no financial interest in any products listed.)
Canadian Metals/Martyr Zinc Anodes (Prop shaft anodes).http://www.martyranodes.com
Jamestown Distributors Decoder (Lots of useful boatkeeping and woodworking information).
Meridians and Parallels Weather (Numerous weather related links).
(We often get inquiries regarding A-37s for sale.)
David and Barbara Rogers of South Haven, MI currently own a 1973 Pearson 36, and are looking to trade up/down for an Alberg 37. They may be contacted at: 317-758-5088
(Check the Website for further details and photos as we often get inquiries regarding A-37s for sale.)
Recent offerings include:
1969 Alberg 37 Sloop. New Phasor 37.5 HP engine with less than 200 hours. Excellent condition fresh water boat. Casey says – “It will be hard to see her go – our kids grew up on her!”
Contact Casey Kerkstra at (616) 457-2958
1981 Alberg 37 Sloop.
Price reduced to US$52,500.00. (Click here for photo)
Contact Frank LaValley at 647-223-3536
1968 Alberg 37 Yawl, equipped for cruising. On the hard at the Indiantown Marina, Indiantown, FL. Owners narrative: “This is a good yawl, w/roller furling, new headsail and good main & mizzen and 2 extra sails, cabin air conditioning, 3 burner gimbaled propane stove/oven, 12V refrig/ice box, twin stainless steel sink, Autohelm 4000, Volvo Penta diesel, updated helm wheel, pedestal w/nice chrome 6” Ritchie compass, new fuel tank, 2 anchors, chain rodes, and lots of rope rodes, mast steps, 8’ hard-shell dinghy, etc., etc.”
Ron and Cindy Strahm
Contact: Ralph Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 815-8219
ALBERG 37 EQUIPMENT AND CONFIGURATION SURVEY COMING SOON
We have been developing an on-line "Alberg 37 Equipment and Configuration Survey" which we hope to have up and operating in the fairly near future. Several members have expressed and interest in conducting such a survey, and hopefully, we will have good participation. The Survey will solicit technical data about your boat, and will be divided into several parts (such as “General Information”; “Engine/Electrical System Data”; “Prop and Shaft Data”; “Sail Inventory”; “Deck Equipment-Ground Tackle”; etc. etc. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete, and the results will be automatically forwarded to us here in Kinsale. We plan to assemble the data into some sort of spreadsheet format for eventual posting on the web site.
MK-II PROVISIONING DIAGRAM
Seems like as we get older, we cannot always remember where we “put things” in our 1975 MK-II Yawl, SHEARWATER. This spring, in anticipation of the 2004 sailing season, we developed a “Provisioning Diagram”, with all (probably only most) of the “nooks and crannies” numbered on a scanned interior plan of the MK-II (from some old sales literature).
We have been keeping a "spiral binder" notebook in which to list items of inventory and their location. However, this system could be easily converted to a database or spreadsheet format and kept on a laptop or PDA if desired. We have found it quite helpful to keep track of "boat stuff".
A downloadable version of the Provisioning Diagram is available on the A-37 web site.
We are always looking for articles (cruising, 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
WHERE TO PUT PROP SHAFT ZINCS ON ALBERGS
By Gord Martin
MAGGY FIELDS IV
I got the A37 there was even less room on the prop shaft, so the above solution
was not an option. At the World Cruising Club in
.There are 8 sizes to cover any possible shaft and prop nut size. See West Marine’s 2004 catalog, Pg. 485.
The prop nut zinc kit consists of a bronze castellated nut with the “castles” ending in a platform drilled and tapped for a ¼” socket head cap screw which holds the zinc anode.
The hollow bullet shaped zinc covers the whole nut and the streamlined shape should microscopically enhance performance, in theory at least.
My boat has a 7/8” shaft with 5/8” thread so the complete kit is PN: CMPNBZC11, and the replacement anode is PN: CMPNZB. The West Marine price for the kit is US$36.49 and the replacement zinc anode is $13.29. My A30 also had a 7/8” shaft, unless my memory has failed me once again.
For Canadian Alberg owners, the prop nut zincs can be ordered through Mason’s Chandlery. Speak with Mike Paulssen in case other staff has not heard of them. Mason’s is at 905 278 7005. Their C$ price was good in relation to West Marine; it should be as it is a Canadian product. The Martyr, Canada Metals product seems to dominate the zinc market so I’m sure any marine store could order them.
By the Editor
The purpose of the newsletter is to provide a vehicle for the exchange of ideas relating to our Alberg 37 experiences (good and bad), maintenance tips, and cruising information and to maintain a roster of Alberg 37 owners.
We suggest a donation of $10.00 U.S. a year to cover costs of publishing the quarterly newsletter, postage, Xerox services, and of course, maintaining the web site.
We suggest to our Non-U.S. members that they send an International Money Order payable in U.S. dollars. A Canadian Postal Money Order works best for Canadian members.
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The A-37 IOA,
participates as a cooperating group with BOAT U.S., and members receive BOAT
If you are
Each fall/spring we have several ‘snowbirds’ stop on their way south/north. Please note our Kinsale VA phone number: (804) 472-3853 - leave a message if we aren’t at home.
If we inadvertently missed any of your correspondence, just hit us again – we like to receive correspondence, especially email, as it’s the grist that makes the Newsletter interesting. REMEMBER, THIS IS YOUR NEWSLETTER!
Have a great Alberg Winter and keep the letters and emails coming!
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher