[Public-list] Measured mast/boom length, Alberg 30 Quiz
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Mon Nov 1 09:31:31 PST 2004
Last Saturday I spent a delightful day meeting Dan Walker - #145 Rascal and looking at each others boats. It is still amazing to me that here are two Alberg 30's within 18 miles of each other in land-locked central Indiana!! If stories counted ................we must have sailed a thousand miles that day..........very pleasant.
Dan helped me measure my mast and boom. These dimensions are for the aluminum extrusions only; mast 34' 9-1/4" boom 14' 3".
Now for the Quiz. When anyone these days purchases an Alberg 30 the new owner always gets a box of "mystery stuff". Sometimes the seller is forthright and tells you where it is and sometimes it is a surprise 'find' discovered months after you get the boat home. In Dan's "mystery stuff" box were many items most of which we could identify.
One item stumped us. Attached is a pict. This is a very nicely hand made 'Gadget'. The white u-shaped section is a sandwich of two aluminum plates and epoxy resin, then wrapped with white vinyl tape. The rollers are of the polyurethane non-marking type, spaced about 3/4" apart and do not rotate. A shackle is attached at the apex of the u-shape.
All suggestions of what this might be are welcome. Please keep your responses clean as our children read this list.
#133 Lorrie Rose
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