Each fall, the Great Lakes Alberg 30 Association sends down a
couple of boat crews to race on the Chesapeake Bay. (There's a
similar event on the Great Lakes, in the spring.) These crews
bring their own sails and race on borrowed boats against the
local racers. It's a team event; the team with the best score wins.
That doesn't always include the boat with the best score.
This Old Boat
by Don Casey
Subtitled "turn a rundown fiberglass boat into a
first-class yacht on a shoestring budget," this book is the best
introduction I know boat maintenance for the new or prospective owner
of a "modern classic" sailboat. Starting with guidelines
for selecting a boat, Casey proceeds to fiberglass repairs, cabin and
deckwork, spars and rigging, boat equipment, woodwork, electrical,
plumbing, refrigeration, painting, canvas work and sails. All of this
is described in clear, simple terms perfect for the inexperienced.
This is the book that taught me fiberglass work. But don't let it
fool you; this book is appropriate for experienced boatowners, too.
I still refer to it.
Other books by Don Casey