GONZO – Alberg 37 – Hull # 110 – Sloop

Contact Mitch Dawson at Gonzo_Sailing@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Price:               CDN$72,000    

Launched:         1973

LOA:                 37’

LWL:                26’6”

Beam:               10’2”

Draft:                5’6”

Displacement:   16,800 lbs

Ballast:             6,500 lbs

Sail Area:          686 sq.ft

Hull ID:              3773110

Lying:               Port Colbourne, Ontario

Registered         Federally registered in Canada

 

 

 

GONZO Description

 

Immaculate 1973 Alberg 37 sloop.  Spent the last 18 months in the Caribbean Sea and the previous 30 years in the Great Lakes.  Lovingly upgraded for a planned circumnavigation – our plans changed, so we returned to Canada, but you can take advantage of all the improvements for your own sailing dreams. 

 

A detailed inventory list begins on the next page. Also have a look at the 64-picture gallery of GONZO

at www.i-think.ca/gonzo – it will help you fully appreciate the beauty of this yacht.

 

 

GONZO’s Unique and Noteworthy Features

 

·          Halyards are led aft to rope clutches and winches

·          105 gallons of water storage in three tanks

·          V-berth is extended one foot resulting in a 7’ sleeping area – playing footsies no longer required!

·          Significantly increased storage under v-berth due to one foot extension

·          Sink to port is 18”X16”X7”

·          Custom galley and salon cabinetry – open concept design

·          Rear-facing navigation station is 42”X34” – so large, it’ll make the saltiest navigator weep!

·          Custom chart drawer is 28”X21” –  big enough for a huge stack of full-sized charts folded in half!

·          Custom detachable bow rain-catcher gives 4L of water per millimeter of rain (shown in picture above)

·          Cape Horn self steering control lines are led belowdecks – leaves cockpit wide open with tiller vertical!

·          Propane locker on aft deck holds two 11lb tanks – makes a good seat and is an optimal use of space

·          New Lavac toilette is set up to allow offshore discharge or offshore self-pumpout

·          New bright slipcovers over new Olefin (mildew-resistant) upholstery  – easy to remove and wash

·          New Anderson 46ST primary winches

·          New 316 stainless 9/32” standing rigging and 50% thicker forestay chainplate installed

·          New mainsail and new 50% jib

·          New mildew-proof paint throughout interior

·          New Force 10 propane stove

·          Epoxied bottom

·          Westerbeke 4-107 diesel engine bench-overhauled 600 hours ago


 

GONZO Inventory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Acquired

Description

 

 

 

 

Sails

 

 

 

 

Main

2003

New; 9.6 oz; triple-reef points; batten-less; triple and quadruple stitched; Kingston Sail Loft

 

#1 genoa

1998

150%; inspected and upgraded

 

#2 genoa

1998

130%; inspected and upgraded

 

#3 genoa

1998

100%; inspected and upgraded

 

#4 genoa

2003

New; 9.6 oz; 50%; quadruple stitched; Kingston Sail Loft

 

Cruising Spinnaker

2002

DRS; inspected and upgraded

 

Custom jib bags

2004

Sunbrella jib bags for #2 & #3; designed to cover jib while hanked to forestay

 

Main sail cover

2003

Sunbrella main sail cover

 

 

 

 

Electricity & Electrical

 

 

 

House batteries

2004

2 Nautilus 95 amp hours; battery box accommodates 3 group-27 batteries

 

Starting battery

2002

Napa starting battery; custom, very secure battery box

 

VHF radio

1999

Apelco VHF 4500

 

Depth sounder/knotmeter

1997

Autohelm Bidata -- currently not working -- needs replacement

 

Stereo

1997

Sony EXR-400; 10 CD changer; cassette player; water-resistant speakers

 

Battery fuses

2004

High amperage fuses installed immediately after house and starting batteries

 

 

 

 

Ground Tackle

 

 

 

Primary anchor

?

45 pound CQR

 

Primary anchor chain

?

220 feet; 3/16" G4 high-tensile chain

 

Bow roller

2004

Stainless steel bow roller

 

Windlass

?

Manual Lofrans Royal

 

 

 

 

Deck hardware

 

 

 

Headsail winches

2003

2 Andersen 46ST; stainless

 

Halyard winches

?

2 Barlow mounted on cabin-top; 22, two speed and 20, one speed

 

Reefing winch

2003

Mounted on boom

 

Mast mounted winch

?

Barlow mounted on mast; 2 speed (was primary sheeting winch)

 

Winch handles

2003

2 anodized aluminum

 

 

 

 

Interior

 

 

 

Salon cushions

2003

3" high-density foam; Olefin (mildew-resistant) upholstery

 

V-berth cushions

2003

4" high-density foam; Olefin (mildew-resistant) upholstery

 

Slip covers

2005

Water-repellant polyester

 

Fans

2003

Caframo 747DC 12 volt fan mounted in v-berth; Hella 12V jet fan mounted in salon

 

Hanging locker

2003

Replaced hanging locker storage (across from head) with shelving

 

Sea berth

2004

Starboard sea berth made with stainless steel tube supported between galley bulkhead and hanging locker bulkhead; lee cloth made of Olefin upholstery fabric (mildew resistant)

 

 

 

 

Engine

 

 

 

Westerbeke 4-107

1996

Estimated 600 hours since full bench overhaul

 

Cooling system

?

Closed system

 

Alternator

1997

Upgraded automotive type

 

Starter

1997

Rebuilt

 

Exhaust

1997

New

 

Gauges

1998

New temperature, tachometer and voltage gauges installed

 

Raw water strainer

2003

Large size

 

Primary diesel filter

?

Racor

 

Ball valves

2003

New bronze ball valves

 

Fuel tank

?

38 gallons

 

Stuffing box

1997

Re-packed

 

 

 

 


 

Head

 

 

 

 

Toilet

2003

Lavac; High capacity manual diaphram pump; designed to enable holding-tank discharge when offshore

 

Offshore discharge

2003

Y-valve installed to allow offshore discharge

 

Cabinets

2003

New cabinetry installed; ample storage

 

Head

2003

Head painted white with teak trim on doors and cabinets; full-length mirror

 

Hoses

2003

All new low odour hoses

 

Holding tank vent

2003

1" vent installed to ensure no odour from holding tank

 

Holding tank

2003

Removed holding tank to enable more storage for offshore sailing; previous holding tank had 15 gallon capacity; all plumbing remains intact for the holding tank

 

 

 

 

Galley

 

 

 

Stove

2003

Force 10; European Standard; 2 burner; oven

 

Propane tanks & locker

2003

Fiberglass locker mounted on aft deck; 2 x 11 pound propane tanks;  new regulator and solenoid

 

Sink

2003

Stainless steel sink; 16" x 18" x 7" deep; installed on port side

 

Taps

2005

Chrome-plated taps; one for fresh water; one for salt water

 

Fresh water filter

2003

Rainfresh water filter for galley fresh water supply

 

Fresh water pump

2003

Whale Gusher foot pump

 

Salt water pump

2004

SensorMax VSD Jabsco; 3.7 gallons per minute

 

Knife block

2003

Knife block including six kitchen knives, scissors, sharpener and steak knives

 

Garbage bin

2003

Custom fiberglass garbage bin; accommodates full-size garbage bags

 

Storage bins

2003

10 Plexiglas storage boxes custom-made for galley storage area

 

Ball valves

2003

New bronze ball valves

 

 

 

 

Pumps

 

 

 

Bilge pump

?

Rule 2000; installed

 

Manual bilge pump

?

Large capacity diaphram

 

 

 

 

Steering

 

 

 

Wind vane self-steering

2003

Cape Horn; servo-pendulum self-steering; steering and control lines led internally to steering quadrant; remaining manufacturer’s guarantee - 21,000 nautical miles

 

Tiller

2003

Laminated, teak tiller; wheel steering quadrant remains intact

 

Rudder stuffing box

2004

Replaced flax

 

Rudder

2004

Replaced silicone bronze bolts on rudder strap and shoe; installed new bushing for rudder shoe

 

 

 

 

Rigging

 

 

 

Standing rigging

2004

316 stainless; upgraded to all 9/32 wire; new toggles; swaged

 

Running rigging

2004

Main and jib halyards; wire spliced to dacron tails

 

Main sheeting

2003

6:1 main sheet; Harken traveller and blocks

 

Jib sheet cars

2003

Gerhauar stand-up jib sheet cars

 

Forestay chainplate

2003

Upgraded to 3/8" 316 stainless steel (original chainplate was 1/4")

 

Boom vang/preventer

?

4:1 purchase boom vang; clips to car on jib sheet track

 

 

 

 

Water storage

 

 

 

Bow water  tank

2004

40 gallon; Aluminum sealed with Sigma Coatings' TCC 5480 then applied two coats of ICI Devoe's Bar-Rust 233H 10/2004 (potable water epoxy)

 

Bilge water tank

2004

45 gallon; fiberglass tank built directly into hull; 18oz biaxial fiberglass; 45 mil of West System epoxy; two coats of ICI Devoe's Bar-Rust 233H (potable water epoxy)

 

Aft water tank

?

20 gallon plastic tank installed behind engine

 

 

 

 

Hull

 

 

 

 

Barrier coat

1997

Epoxied bottom

 

Topsides

1997

Soft cream imroned hull

 

Bootstripe

1997

Vinyl; raised 3 inches above waterline

 

 

 

 


 

Other stuff

 

 

 

Hatches

1997

2 Bomar aluminum frame hatches installed

 

Battery charger

?

110V Newmar 30 Amp charger

 

Radar reflector

2003

Tri-Lens radar reflector; large; mast-mounted

 

Dorade vents

2004

4" dorade vents; low-profile; flexible PVC cowl vents; one vent in head; one in salon; one in galley

 

Whisker pole

2004

14' aluminum

 

Whisker pole track

2004

Full-length track on mast; whisker pole car

 

Rain catcher

2004

Sunbrella; covers entire foredeck; catches 4 Liters per millimeter of rain; drains to bow water tank

 

Bottom paint

2004

Three coats of Jotun SeaQuantum; black

 

Lifelines

2004

316 stainless steel 9/32” standing rigging wire

 

Cockpit cushions

2004

Four cockpit cushions made of closed-cell foam covered in Sunbrella

 

Anchor light

2003

Davis Utility Mega-Light; 0.110 amps; waterproof; photocell activated

 

Compass with cover

2003

Ritchie bulkhead mount; direct red; hard plastic cover

 

Life ring

2003

24" Aer-o-Buoy; hard plastic life ring; Canadian Coast Guard approved

 

Boat hook

2003

Telescoping boat hook

 

Fire extinguishers

2003

BC fire extinguishers; one 3 pound 9 ounce; two three-quarter pound

 

Bosun chair

?

Regular bosun chair

 

Fenders

?

Three large fenders

 

Shore power cord

?

110v ship to shore power cord

 

Chart Drawer (Nav area)

2003

Large, full pull-out drawer; 28"X21"