ALBERG 37 INTERNATIONAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION
C/O Tom and Kaye Assenmacher
VOL XIII, NO. 1
7 January, 2003
HAPPY NEW YEAR
By the Editor
Here’s wishing everyone a great 2003! 2002 was a stressful period with the world wide economic problems, terrorist threats, and political situations that affected all of us. This year will be a good time to “chill out” by sailing and working on our Alberg 37s – good therapy no doubt!
We didn’t receive the normal volume of letters, and emails from members for this newsletter– but realize the holiday season is a busy time for all.
Kaye and I recently returned from a 5400 (STATUTE) mile /
3.5 week “land cruise” by car where we visited children and relatives in MN,
MO, AR, TX, LA and FL. We had the car
packed with nearly as much “stuff” as we have in SHEARWATER and only had 2
mechanical problems (flat tire and a serpentine belt replacement) AND we didn’t
run aground! Was nice to walk the
Please note the two upcoming events for 2003 – the Winter Rendezvous on 8 March; and the Summer Rendezvous on 28 June. More about these in this newsletter and on the web site.
ALBERG 37 WINTER RENDEZVOUS
The annual Alberg
37 International Owners Association Winter Rendezvous will be held on
(Note: Rendezvous information is posted on the A-37 web site.)
The following was received from Brian
and Kathy Marsh who are cruising in the
We `splashed' on November 25th. That's a Trini launch. Then off to Coral Cove Marina for a few weeks to await parts and service on our hart inverter. While waiting I worked on the teak and tarps while Brian installed a new bilge pump and worked over the engine. We spent several days installing the new Garmin GPS 152, rewiring and such. Then the new task was to figure how to make it talk to the computer. Thank heavens my captain is multi talented.
Entertainment abounds in
Several times we played dominoes and I loved playing some bridge with other yachties. One long hike to North Coast Radio on top of our local mountain was my birthday treat. I love the rain forest and we were lucky enough to see howler monkeys.
I attended a Lydian singers'
concert with Yvonne of Scrammin' and Christine of Quadrille. It included
wonderful four part harmony singers, some interpretive dancing, a school choir,
fireworks and native drum serenades. Masters were encouraging and nurturing the
many different cultures in
A Christmas concert just before our departure featured steel band music with classical and carol pieces. This was a fund raiser for one of the local orphanages.
Finally our part arrived, Friday,
the 20th. Brian installed it on Saturday. On Monday we were ready to check out
of customs. With fuel topped up and Scrammin' alongside we powered around to
Over great food and wonderful
visits, Our cruising friends, Marnel and Mima, told us of the wonders of
We enjoyed Xmas Brunch at
Happy holidays to all and a happy new year.”
Web page is "Tundra Travels" www.galiander.ca/tundra
We recently heard that Scotty Lamont recently sold ROB ROY. However, we haven’t heard from Scotty, or from the new owner.
Rick Jeffs (firstname.lastname@example.org) asked the following in a recently received email.
“I’m replacing the shifter set up for the 4-107/Paragon tranny. Any recommendations for side mount(where original was)with throttle and gearshift together? I have only found Morse products so far with both; they seem rather cheesy. I’d like to keep the same beefy cable (5/16”) if possible.”
Geoff and Bunkey Cunliffe, who
are cruising the
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year. Concerning the prop, we lost it
Geoff and Bunkey
PS. Made it to
Lois Jacob and Merle Galbraith sent Christmas Greetings:
“TUNDRA & ESTORIL are here
for the holidays. Our year was a bit ho-hum. We hope to launch and sail in
January. Luckily for us, last winter in
In summer, we enjoyed the concert
On our return flight to
We send these greetings from the
tree house Interlude, nine feet
in the air (on-the-hard in nautical terms) in
An impromptu evening of carols with a local choir, of which we were members in 1992, helped put us into the holiday spirit and we WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY, NEW YEAR!”
Lois and Merle
2003 Alberg 37 Summer Rendezvous
The 2003 Summer
Rendezvous will be held at the
We heard from no new members during the fall. Could we be at the “saturation” point!!?? If you know of owners of Alberg 37s who are NOT members, please have them contact us – we would love to hear from them.
FEATURED ALBERG 37
Anyone wanting their A-37 “Featured” on the web site, simply send us a half dozen or so color photographs (action/sailing views preferred). If you have a digital camera, so much the better (saves us having to scan the photo)….Low resolution settings seems to work quite well for viewing photos on a computer monitor while keeping the file size within reason. For those sending hardcopy photos, we need REALLY GOOD photos in the 5”x7” range. We really cannot use larger photos, or grainy reproductions. We’ll return hardcopy photos if desired.
A-37 COFFEE MUGS AND PENNANTS AVAILABLE
A-37 Coffee Mugs are
available for $15
Also, A-37 Pennants are
available for $30.00
For those ordering mugs and pennants outside the
(Check the Website for further details and photos)
Recent offerings include:
1968 Alberg 37 Yawl, equipped for cruising. On the hard at the Indiantown Marina,
Ron and Cindy Strahm
SHE 'N I
1967 Alberg 37 Sloop, many updates, slipped in
David and Joyce Lahmann
LITTLE BIT IV
1974 Alberg 37 Yawl,
Asking $35,000. U.S. Call for information.
1973 Alberg 37 Yawl,
Contact Rick Jeffs
Alberg 37 Yawl,
"We have been liveaboards for
7 yrs, on a custom designed interior Alberg 37. When completed, we cruised the
Jimmy & Jeanne Sadler
rig for Mark II yawl. Any information, design details, photos and parts
welcomed. Has anyone got an old rig removed in a conversion to sloop? Please
contact Bob Prescott,
Port lights for
I'm replacing all of my port
lights with stainless steel one over the winter. I have six original port
lights, all in good condition. I want $ 50 each for them, or $ 240 for
the set. I'm located in
A Cruising Guide to the
History of Carl Alberg - From the article by Brian Hill in Sailing magazine - February 1984.
Mystic Stainless and Aluminum - Fabricators of custom marine hardware including folding ladders, etc.
By the Sea – The Online Boating Magazine - Information for boaters including boats for sale, events, message boards, boat builders, boat dealers, more.
The Knowledge Page – Information on the various types of Stainless Steels and their uses, and much more good information.
Good Old Boat – Magazine devoted to “Classic” Boats (like the Alberg 37).
Landfall Navigation - Source of offshore safety and navigation equipment for serious sailors and navigators.
Living Aboard Magazine - Dedicated to people who dream of the life and live the dream of living aboard watercraft.
Sailing with Lin and Larry Pardey – Keep up with the voyages and adventures of this world class cruising couple.
2004 RENDEZVOUS PLANNING
Bob and Linda Grindahl have tentatively offered to help coordinate a
"North Great Lakes Alberg Rendezvous" in 2004,
provided there is enough interest in such an event. Bob notes that place good place for the
rendezvous would be the
5661 Noel Court
Due to the proliferation of SPAM on the Internet, we no longer publish Email addresses on the A-37 web site (or in the quarterly newsletter) unless you request otherwise). Please visit and participate in the USERS FORUM periodically as there may be a topic for which you are an “expert”! We also invite you to send maintenance, project, cruising, etc. articles to us for inclusion in the newsletter (and for posting on the web site). We prefer you send the text material in WORD format via email attachment (text in the body of an Email is OK, but takes a bit of “massaging” to get it into the proper format).
We also welcome photos of your boats for inclusion in the “Photo Gallery” – we like the photos to be in JPG format if at all possible but can handle most other formats (we can also scan your photos if you want to send a hardcopy). Keep the file size fairly small (50-60 Kb works well). We still need your Email address updates for the A-37 Roster, which is not publicly posted. If you want a copy of the roster let us know and we'll either Email a copy to you or send a hardcopy if desired.
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, 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 for Canadian members).
You will notice a date on the label of the newsletter mailing, reminding you to help maintain the newsletter / association. For those receiving the newsletter notice via Email, we ask that you honor your commitment to the Association. The Association appreciates your help!
Members of the A-37 IOA, which
participates as a cooperating group with BOAT U.S., receive membership for half
price ($9.50 vice $19.00). Please mention that you are a member of
the Alberg 37 Owners Group and
include the Cooperating Group number GA
83253 S when you join Boat
If you are transiting the
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 planning those summer cruises and projects – Keep the letters and emails coming ……AND THINK SPRING!!!!
Tom and Kaye Assenmacher