Anecdotes concerning Carl Alberg

Before selling my Ariel to get into the International One Design Class, my wife and I went for a sail with Carl Alberg on his Commander 302 in Marblehead Harbor, MA. We went to his house for drinks and then dinner at the Boston YC. Carl recounted how the Pearsons got a good start in building fiberglass boats with the aid of the Portuguese from the Cape Verde Islands. They had a terrible hurricane that damaged all of their homes so the men came to Bristol, RI and built boats to earn money to go back and rebuild their homes.

He pointed out that the Typhoon had to have its freeboard raised 2 inches so that he could make the cockpit self-bailing at the builders insistence and against his wishes. He thought that that made the boat less appealing aesthetically.

-- Milton Thrasher

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