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06-18-2012 05:52 PM
Jeff_H
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

'Voyager' has always pulled at my heart. When I was a teenager, she was hauled out at Consolidated Yacht Yard on City Island and the yard was threatening to sell her for a past due the yard bill at the time. The watchman took me aboard her. She had done picket duty in WWII and so was still painted naval gray down below decks, and still had the steel racks where here radio and listening station had been located. Later I remember seeing her underway on the Sound and once went over to a small marina on the Hudson where she was tied up just to see her. There was something about her that was irresistable to me at the time and which has left an indelible image ever since.

Aage Nielsen was a master when it came to modeling a hull. Charlie Wittholz, who I worked for in the early 1980's, was assigned to Aage Nielson at Alden and spoke of Nielson reverentially. Alden's designs always reflected the chief designer on the project. Aage's work has a certain distuinguishable solidity of form and delicacy in modeling.

Some of the best designers of that era worked in the Alden's office, guys like Fenwick Williams and a young George Stadel and most added their own skill and eye to the project. Even Starling Burgess did brief stint during the depression. On the flip side, I never much liked what came out when Carl Alberg was the chief designer. His designs tended to be too full in the bow and too pinched in the run. The one exception to that was the 1939 Malabar Junior, which is another design which is near and dear to my heart.

Jeff
06-15-2012 07:56 AM
FishSticks
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner



VOYAGER trucking on by us in the 2007 Gloucester Schooner Race shortly after her return from a fifteen year circumnavigation. She is an Alden 309 designed by Aage Nielsen, built in 1929.
06-14-2012 10:33 PM
WanderingStar
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

Well, I've spent the last two weeks scraping and painting, but I'm still not switching from wood!
06-14-2012 03:40 PM
KIVALO
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

I agree, I cut my teeth on the Schooner Brilliant. She is an S&S design and an absolute stunner!!! While I own a clorox bottle I named her after the Brilliant, KIVALO is bastardized Hungarian for BRILLIANT.

Brad
s/v KIVALO

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Can't beat the thrill of sailing on a wooden classic. Spent a winter in Lucaya & Freeport in '73 aboard 1925 Herreshoff NY40 "Rugosa" (see my avatar), she won the Bermuda Race in '28. 1080 sq ft on the main with a wire reel winch, gimaballed salon table. An exciting rocket churning up the Gulf Stream. Read she is now back in the Herreshoff family and wonderfully restored, cruising/chartering in Europe. You've enjoyed a great experience
06-14-2012 03:37 PM
jppp
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

Darn cell phones
06-14-2012 03:32 PM
jppp
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

Ironically my current boat was built 7 years after that pic was taken and I seem to be polishing harder than ever now. And she's a "Clorox Bottle". Thank god.
06-14-2012 03:28 PM
jppp
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

I remember being jealous of those "Clorox bottle" sailors. They never seemed to spend as much time scraping and painting, polishing and oiling. I remember the instruments were a huge brass binnacle and a plastic "J" shaped tube with a ball in it. Navigation equipment was an RDF and a Sexton that dad was quite proficient at.
06-14-2012 11:56 AM
souljour2000
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

That's a great pic..good as they come...
06-14-2012 09:43 AM
jppp
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner



That's dad by the bowsprit. Photo taken in LIS around '72
06-13-2012 11:03 PM
rugosa
Re: Sailing on a 1920's Alden Schooner

Can't beat the thrill of sailing on a wooden classic. Spent a winter in Lucaya & Freeport in '73 aboard 1925 Herreshoff NY40 "Rugosa" (see my avatar), she won the Bermuda Race in '28. 1080 sq ft on the main with a wire reel winch, gimaballed salon table. An exciting rocket churning up the Gulf Stream. Read she is now back in the Herreshoff family and wonderfully restored, cruising/chartering in Europe. You've enjoyed a great experience
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