SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum > Pearson Triton Vs. Alberg 30
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Pearson Triton Vs. Alberg 30 Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
03-21-2013 08:17 AM
copacabana
Re: Pearson Triton Vs. Alberg 30

Man, I just can't understand why anyone would take on a project like this indiegogo guy. That boat is dead and gone. Why put that many hours into a project to revive a boat that can be bought in good shape for peanuts? Oh well, everyone has their own cross to bear.

I think the principle "quality" of the Alberg 30 and Triton 28 is the price. If you can manage to live on a such a small boat, both offer a very inexpensive and simple platform for cruising. If the budget is a bit bigger, I think there are many better options in the 30-36 foot range that are more suited to cruising.
03-20-2013 11:53 PM
USAsailor
Re: Pearson Triton Vs. Alberg 30

check this project out if you are interested in an Alberg 30, talk about a major project!

ww.indiegogo.com/projects/breathing-new-life-into-an-old-ship/x/2301246
03-19-2012 02:49 PM
Clarity2
Re: Pearson Triton Vs. Alberg 30

Agree Triton is pretty small for extended cruising. Had one some years back & loved it, but the galley left a lot to be desired even along-shore cruising. Can't quite imagine trying to cook anything in a seaway.
02-26-2012 09:31 PM
Cruiser2B this is an older thread(i'll post anyway) and the topic of older Albergs come up all the time. Some like them, some have nothing but bad things to say. i love my alberg 30. This boat has proven herself time and time again as a well rounded boat the will get me you where you want to go. Is the alberg or the Trition perfect? No, but they are a solid platform for building a solid offshore cruiser. They are small inside but they are very comfortable and cozy.
These particular boats allow many to get into a solid cruiser for a reasonable price(my case). Does my 40 yr old boat need work? yes, but i can modify and refit my boat as i want and as I can afford it. I dont think you can go wrong with any alberg design. they arent the fastest but they are comfortable and very seaworthy.

Good Luck
02-26-2012 05:18 PM
byterbit
Circumnavigation in an Alberg 30

Circumnavigation in an alberg 30:

http://www.sailingsalsa.com/
08-11-2008 11:12 AM
bcooke As someone who loves his Triton I would say Alberg 30. That extra 6 inches of beam and slightly more freeboard make a big difference as far as interior volume. Once you get a chance to compare you will know what I mean. In most other respects the boats are identical. I personally think the Triton is slightly more beautiful and I like the look of the 7/8ths rig. And yes, you can rig them for double headsails. Might be more efort than they are worth though.

More importantly though, 'fixing up' a boat to go cruising can quickly get out of control. Having fallen into the big rebuildling project myself, my advice is to buy the best boat that is ready to go now that you can afford. Fixing up boats is like tap dancing over quicksand. You can find yourself up to your neck in trouble all too quickly. I love rebuilding boats. But it isn't the best way of getting underway quickly.

As far as choice of blue water cruisers, you can't argue that it can't be done. They have done it many many times. On the other hand, I believe Carl Alberg would be horrified to learn that his family weekenders/ coastal cruisers were being exemplified for blue water passages. That isn't what they were designed for. If these are all you can afford and you have to do it (and I can understand this), then yes, the boats will get the job done. They are far from my ideal choices though. Limited comfort under certain conditions (while excelling in others) limited interior volume and simple old age, are all factors that would make me question these boats for long ocean passages.

-Britton
Triton #680
07-28-2008 01:12 AM
Delirious
Pearson Triton

Yes, the Triton can be rigged with a double headsail . . . but the advantages won't outweigh the effort. The exception would be the Triton yawl and a short storm jib on an inner forestay for very strong winds flying jib & jigger. Flying a double headsail to windward wouldn't gain you much; but downwind in light airs it might.

I'm recently divested of a 2000 Catalina 34 that I consider a coastal sailer at best. My wife and I are currently looking at a 1960 Pearson Triton yawl that I would daresay is much more a bluewater boat. This is a $3,000 boat that will likely require another $25,000 to bring it back to proper shape. Nasty, but what current 28 foot boat can be had for $28 with the pedigree of the Triton?

IMHO it's a redoubtable two-person long-range cruiser. Check out Daniel Spurr's "Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat" (much about his Triton - from the editor of Practical Sailor) and Google Jim Baldwin (two circumnavigations in a Triton named "Atom"). There's a lot to be said for renovating or reconditioning a Triton.

The Alberg 30 is 5% more boat in every dimension, but almost identical in every ratio.

Charlie P.
07-20-2008 01:47 AM
kai34 does anyone think that the triton could be rigged with a double head sail? i was reading up about the benefits of a double head sail setup for offshore sailing in light winds and heavy. just a thought.
-kai
07-18-2008 05:52 PM
RXBOT
sail area -disp.

If the OP is interested in sailing ability.

Trident 16.76

Alberg 30 15.21

SD's boats

Southern Cross 28 16.01
31 13.96

According to that the Trident wins. If the OP likes Pearsons and would. accept a fin keel. The widely available Pearson 30 might be good choice.

17.41 and also only 5 feet difference between LOA and LWL
07-18-2008 04:08 PM
sailingdog Very true.
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnshasteen View Post
Point being though, the 26 foot Contessa did well,despite the lack of skills of young Tanya.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:45 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.