Alberg30: Brochures

An old sales brochure for the Alberg 30. This document is believed to be circa 1968. The scans are from a xerographic copy.
  • Page 1 (676kB), the front cover, shows Imp, hull number 61, racing other boats on the Chesapeake Bay. Imp is still sailing and is again an active racer.
  • Page 2 (598kB) has some description and interior photos.
  • Page 3 (469kB) gives the basic specifications and has the sailplan drawing as well as the plan and layout of the hull. I've also got larger scans of the These larger scans are courtesy of Bob Johns, Wind Call, #397.
  • Page 4 (617kB) interior and exterior pictures and a list of the standard equipment.
  • Page 5 (453kB) specifications, construction details and equipment list. Plus the price list!

Offshore Sailing book cover Offshore Sailing by Bill Seifert with Daniel Spurr

We went to a Windjammers lecture to hear Bill Seifert and I was impressed enough to buy the book on the spot. I've heard a lot of people talk about ways to improve a boat, but I've never heard one person suggest so many good ideas that I hadn't considered. Part of the charm is the specificity of the suggestions. Everyone says you should secure your floorboards, hatchboards and batteries. Bill shows good suggestions on how to do so.

The suggestions are very practical for the do-it-yourselfer, too. Many show how to make or adapt inexpensive solutions. Tip #12 on closing the deck blower vents is one that will pay off for me without ever going offshore. I'll implement that one to stop the wintertime storms from finding their way belowdecks.

Besides modifications, the book also includes advice for operating offshore, cooking, boat selection, dealing with bureaucracy, and more.

Bill Seifert has worked at Tartan, TPI, and Alden Yachts. He's a veteran of many Marion-Bermuda races and now runs his own yacht management company. His tips are born of experience--not of book-learning--and it shows. He obviously knows his stuff.

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