Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Looking at a Alberg 35
Have been restoring mine for a few years now. I can give you specific feedback on almost anything regarding the fix-up. The 20 hp is a bit light. I have a 3GM30 and it is just about right as far as amount of HP. I believe the original Atomics were also around 30 Hp. With a boat as old as these are, be prepared to replace lots of stuff.
The mast steps typically leak down into the balsa core and cause the glass around the step to deflect as the balsa crushes. Fixing this is a given with these. The more serious problem is whether the header which is wrapped with teak, is rotten. The bulkheads that support the header also rot (ask me how I know:-) Replacing the header and bulkheads is a major job and probably a reason to walk away if you cannot do it yourself. Taking on the restoration of one of these can be prohibitively expensive if you can't do the work yourself.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 11-29-2012 at 08:04 PM.