Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Albany, NY
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Re: Looking at a Alberg 35
I'm Jim, my Alberg 35 is Pendragon. I believe she is a 1965 boat but I don't have a hull number and I've never been able to find anything that tells me how to certainly identify it. It's not on the boat title papers.
Pendragon was previously owned by James Schnittker, who kept her in Baltimore, at Anchorage Marina. We bought the slip with the boat, so she's staying there. Apparently a previous owner had her in Chicago, because that's the city on her stern.
Original wooden boom which I find a pain...soooo heavy. Slab reefing, roller furling 130% jib. Yanmar 3g30 diesel. Learning about the diesel has been a big part of the last few months (we bought her in July, 2014).
We have the "traditional" lay out: settees on both sides in the main cabin, icebox starboard, galley port. A previous owner built a beautiful chart table between the galley and the port settee. There is no hot water, which was apparently originally standard. We haven't really tried the shower other than to turn it on, make a mess, and say "ok, that works."
I love sailing her and although I'm still mastering the mystery of backing her out of the slip and getting her back, she sails like a dream. Fast isn't always the goal. Fun is.