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Bill McCoy
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Caring for and Sailing a classic Alberg 30
Caring for and Sailing a classic Alberg 30

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I considered teak oil before varnishing my cap/toe rail this past summer.  I decided to delay that decision and test the teak handrails on the cabin top instead and see if my hypothesis would stand.  Alas, it was proved insufficient to the UV rays and quickly greyed out.  The portion of the handrail underneath the dodger did not grey out thus pointing to the UV as culprit.  I know it looks brilliant once applied yet it does not stand up to the elements.  Alas.  Maybe the sun is Michigan is nicer than ours!

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Alberg Swim Platform
Our testing team arrived over Easter weekend and set forth on the Alberg in very light and variable winds, the kind that make you want to go swimming rather than sailing. After a few tacks, it was apparent that we were not going to enjoy much wind on the da...

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Breathing easier now...
It's just not right to match a humanities guy with an engine.  The only upside, I guess, is that the engine becomes a journey to the skipper with a humanities degree while for the engineer it is simply a problem.  For me, this, like many other things aboard...

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A to-do list turns into an emergency!
I had been fiddling with calibrating this new tachometer I'd put into Nautica along with getting it synchronized with an up to date alternator.  I'd also purchased a very inexpensive ( and hopefully somewhat reliable ) digital reader off Ebay from some plac...

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Bill McCoy commented on a post on Blogger.
Looks like a great product Chris.

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I've been sailing too much that this post needs to get out! 

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When not aboard...
I was lamenting the fact that I didn't have any cool photos of the Alberg for display on the walls of our house when Photobucket announced a super 80 percent off sale! So I jumped at the opportunity to get a triple display set of the Berg.  What would have ...
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