1973 Alberg 37
Yawl version, furling mainsail, Four Cylinder Westerbeke Diesel, teak decks.
There is room for up to five 12V batteries. Two ‘deep cycle’ can be stored under the port side settee. Two ‘engine start’ can be stored under the cabin floor, just forward of the engine. One can be stored in the port cockpit locker.
Batteries are charged, while underway, by means of an alternator located in the engine compartment. A 60 amp Xantrex battery charger is secured in the port cockpit locker for charging while at the dock.
Shore power is 120Volt, with 30 amp service to a panel located in the nav area. The inlet is at the forward end of the cockpit on the starboard side. A 50’ cord connects to the shore.
The mast, an aluminum single spreader section is keel stepped. It has SS 1X19 standing rigging.
The shrouds have appropriate size open base turnbuckles. The chainplates are anchored below deck and bolted to knees which are glassed to the hull. There are winches on the spar as follows, a Lewmar 30 Chrome Self Tailing, a Barlow 16 to port and a Barlow 20 to starboard. There is an adjustable solid boom vang. The aluminum boom, with its gooseneck, mainsheet and vang fittings is in “good” condition.
Backstay adjustment is made by way of a turnbuckle.
The running rigging is braided Dacron. There is a two slot Harken furler on the forestay.
The sail inventory includes a furling mainsail on a Hyde Streamstay type system which rolls up external to the mast on the aft side. A genoa can be set on the Harken furler and the inner forestay is configured to also set a furling jib. It sheets to a self tacking jib boom. Other sails include two spinnakers, a staysail and a storm jib. Sails were not closely inspected, but are assumed to be in serviceable condition.
A dodger is fitted over the companionway.
This masthead yawl has an aft cockpit and a cutaway full keel with a large raked rudder, hung from the trailing edge of the keel.
Bottom paint has been removed. Low moisture levels below the waterline.
There is a 12V fridge fitted in the ice box. The cooker is a Shipmate three burner propane stove/oven combination with a gas sniffer and electronic solenoid shutoff. A stainless steel sink is built into the galley counter. Shelves outboard are used for storing dry goods.
Boat Speed, Depth Sounder and Windspeed are housed in nav pods attached to the steering pedestal, Standard Horizon Multi Function Display which is mounted in the starboard cockpit bulkhead. There is a Raymarine ST 3000 belt driven Autopilot. These have not been tested.
The GPS with Chart Plotter is a Model CPF300i. The binnacle is mounted on the steering pedestal. There is a Raymarine VHF radio in the nav area. A Clarion stereo is fitted at the nav station. It has speakers inside the cabin and out in the cockpit.
The upholstery is in fair condition and is considered serviceable at this time. The ceiling liner is in satisfactory condition. The cabin sole is teak and holly style and seems very solid.
The woodwork below is satisfactory. Marine ply bulkheads are bonded to the hull and coachroof . Ventilation is provided opening by means of opening deck hatches and passive air deck fittings.
The S/S 42” wheel is pedestal mounted and connects to the quadrant by means of chain and cables.
A wheel guard and a wheel brake are fitted to the cockpit floor and the steering pedestal. There is a provision for attaching an emergency tiller.
Auxiliary power is provided by a “Westerbeke 4107” four cylinder inboard diesel engine. The shaft is 1” stainless steel and spins freely. Engine cooling is by means of a raw water intake.
The engine and its compartment were noted to be reasonably clean and orderly for the age of the boat. The engine mounts and engine bed appear to be secure.
The throttle and shift controls are located on the steering pedestal and move freely.
Instrumentation includes gauges to show oil pressure, water temperature, voltage and tachometer readings.
The engine exhaust system is raw water cooled and leads aft to a transom mounted port. It appears to be in satisfactory condition. Wiring in the engine compartment appears to be orderly.
Deck and Hardware
Deck hardware, including stanchion bases, cleats and fittings were found to be in good condition.
There are bow and stern pulpits with stanchions and double lifelines. Gates are fitted on both sides. The foredeck hatch was found to be in fair condition with no sign of leaks.
The three opening ports on each side of the coachroof are in good condition and show no signs of leaking, although some moisture was noted on the port side aft salon locker.
The mainsheet is split or ‘double ended’ and can be adjusted from either side of the boat.
Barient 24 Alloy two speed, Self Tailing winches are installed in the cockpit as primaries. Secondary winches in the cockpit are Barient 26 Chrome Non Self Tailing. There are two additional winches on the cabin top at the companionway, one on each side. They are an Andersen 28 SS two speed Self Tailing to port and a halyard reel winch to starboard used to adjust the main outhaul.
Aft of the mizzen mast is a lazarette used for gear storage.