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by Windcall
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Raising Main Boom
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Alberg 30 Raising Main Boom

I am wondering what the effects would be on my Alberg 30 By raising the boom. 7", I realize I would have to have new sails made which I have to anyway. Hazard a guess I will lose about 1`0 square feet. Would the center of effort enough to make the boat heel a lot more? a little ? not noticeable...
by Windcall
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Chain plate Alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Chain plate Alignment

Thank you Atom

I came up with 78 degrees... ... now that you explained how to do it.. I feel stupid lol...
by Windcall
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Chain plate Alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Chain plate Alignment

Thank you Atom ... I believe I got it all sorted now.. thank you for help. On another thought about chainplates... The Alberg 30 as you know has short chainplate knees that sandwiched between shelf and deck. Since I have all the knees removed and shelf as well.. is there any benefit at this point to...
by Windcall
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Teak caprails on Alberg30
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Teak caprails on Alberg30

rsz_1rsz_2.jpg This is the toe rail minus the 5/8 thick teak rail. The teak was not salvageable. I don't want any wood on the exterior if possible and very little on the inside. I guess if I have to put wood back and cant come up with any alternatives I suppose I could use wood seal it up and epoxy...
by Windcall
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Teak caprails on Alberg30
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Teak caprails on Alberg30

I should have mentioned the Alberg Identity Hull 397 1969 Wind Call. I will take a picture of the area in question today if I have the time...
by Windcall
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Teak caprails on Alberg30
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Teak caprails on Alberg30

Appears in this video that you deck is flush to the edge?.. My Alberg 30 has a raised glass lip about 2" high which the hull top is bolted to the hull. My teak cap rail sat on top of this 2" high x 1.5" wide lip. Only seam to show on this seems to be on the outer hull side. I need to ...
by Windcall
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Teak caprails on Alberg30
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Teak caprails on Alberg30

I am restoring an Alberg and I would like to not replace my cap rails .. even though its a topic twist .. is it possible to to after replacing the bolts on my hull o deck joint to replace the now removed teak cap rail toe rail with something other than teak or wood. I am rebuilding my boat with no e...
by Windcall
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Chain plate Alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Chain plate Alignment

In the process of rebuilding my Alberg, I made a pattern of the angle of the chain plates before removing them. Currently and sadly I have lost the patterns I made due to a move and someone thought they were not important. So now how does one know the proper alignment. I know how to align to the mas...
by Windcall
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: removed all gelcoat above waterline or mostly
Replies: 1
Views: 161

removed all gelcoat above waterline or mostly

I have an Alberg 30 I am restoring.. Winters I am inside and summer working the outer hull. This boat had extensive crazing. The surveyor look at the area I sanded down to gel coat and we both came to the belief its dry. Gelcoat So in an effort to stop the cracks from coming through the new paint. I...
by Windcall
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Chain Plate Knees and Chainplate Angles.
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Chain Plate Knees and Chainplate Angles.

Atom, Thank you for all your help, I just installed new v berth shelves and am cutting plywood for knees for chainplates, The ones I took out, looked like one 3/4" ply plus one 1/2" ply and fiberglassed in... so the whole wood knee was 1 1/4. It had about 1/4 of fiberglass wrapped around i...
by Windcall
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Chain Plate Knees and Chainplate Angles.
Replies: 0
Views: 2291

Chain Plate Knees and Chainplate Angles.

Atom, Thank you for all your help, I just installed new v berth shelves and am cutting plywood for knees for chainplates, The ones I took out, looked like one 3/4" ply plus one 1/2" ply and fiberglassed in... so the whole wood knee was 1 1/4. It had about 1/4 of fiberglass wrapped around i...
by Windcall
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Finally - a boat shed
Replies: 4
Views: 3704

Re: Finally - a boat shed

Here was my solution, buy the parts to the size you need, buy the tarps.. this one has been in use for the last two years. Summer I take the sides off. I used a kerosine heater in the days i work on it.. it get to hot to fast so need a heater with thermostat You cross brace the ends and in the middl...
by Windcall
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 Bilge Repair Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Alberg 30 Bilge Repair Help

Atom I have a question for you! After doing your integrated tank in the v locker, did you experience any hobby horsing more than before or any weight imbalance? Would you change anything if doing it over. I was contemplating a integrated tank in the v berth but a bit different than yours. My Idea wa...
by Windcall
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 Bilge Repair Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Alberg 30 Bilge Repair Help

Thank you I have seen your video for sure, what your looking at in the aft bilge right in front of the engine pan, after removing the first layer of ply.. actually it was chip board the kind that is large flakes of wood pressed together, lightly tabbed in. Then under that is another board of chip bo...
by Windcall
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 Bilge Repair Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Alberg 30 Bilge Repair Help

I am currently working on the bilge on my boat, I noticed that bilge slopes and is fiberglass til about half way then it turns into wood chip plywood all the way to below the engine mounting sled. One of the boards broke under my weight and I removed it and there is about a 12 space under it... and ...
by Windcall
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Ideas for Alberg 30 mast step beam support!
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Ideas for Alberg 30 mast step beam support!

I tend to agree with you that I am over thinking and over building, I don't see any weaknesses in the main bulkhead to be honest, I added made large fillets and fiber glassed tabbed both sides all the way around. Base Bulkhead tabs have 7 layers both sides at hull. and 4 layers across the top with d...
by Windcall
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Life Span of Plastic Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Life Span of Plastic Classic

In restoring this Alberg 30 classic Plastic I often ponder and had asked myself before I bought this boat and even while restoring her, the question will this boat last till I am dead and will it still float and carry my body burning to Valhalla! Wind call is now 52 years old, and in better shape th...
by Windcall
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Ideas for Alberg 30 mast step beam support!
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Ideas for Alberg 30 mast step beam support!

I am completely refitting Alberg 30 1968. I have just completed the 4 bulkheads, re tabbing, New mast step beam. I would like to before I start the v-berth construction. and construction of the head and clothes locker. I am thinking of preparing a mast beam support, My idea is to make it a easy to l...
by Windcall
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: What is leaking out of my boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: What is leaking out of my boat?

I know this is an old post, but thought i would throw some possibilities out there. I have had some similar type things on a boat in the past. This is a hatch rail attached to the deck Secured by Stainless Steel screws or bolts. Ingredients: Teak, Stainless Steel, Fiberglass ( possibly core within t...
by Windcall
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam

Adding knees to the beam is in my estimation a very good plan. I know of your past experiences with them from all my reading of your activities. Of which there is many! My thought when it comes time to that is to actually remove the support on either side of the bulkhead entrance to the V-berth, and...
by Windcall
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam

Aluminum to wood with epoxy has a great adhesion value... One has to just prep the metal properly. Tn fact in tear tests it just rips the wood before the epoxy releases. Rough Sanding with 80 grit, creating slight gouges in the aluminum face to roughen it up.' Vertical bolting in key areas of the be...
by Windcall
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam

I am restoring a Alberg 30 1968. I thought I would share pictures of the new Deck Stepped Mast Beam. <br/> The Beam was cut out and removed and cleaned up. My beam came out with out to much effort, just a little time. I decided that removal and repair out side the boat was both the quickest and chea...