my face John F. Hughes - Personal - Boats
Alberg 37 picture

This is a picture of my 1970 Alberg 37, "Sarah." Built in 1971, by Whitby Boat Works, she's hull number 61. This picture was taken in Vineyard Sound, ca. 1993 just south of Cape Cod. My wife is the one sailing (solo for the first time) and I was out in our dinghy trying to aim the camera, steer the dink, and not get woozy. The winds were about 12-14 kts, but rising, so we had our #3 (90%) genoa up. You can see she's a little tender initially.

If you look closely, you can also see that the brightwork on the toerail way aft looks terrible, and that the main is luffing very slightly a bit above the spreaders. The brightwork has since been stripped and refinished, and replacing the main (eventually) is still on my list.

The image was taken with a small waterproof camera, printed as an 8 x 10, and then photographed with a video camera hooked to an Abekas digital film recorder. I transformed it about 3 ways to finally get it to be a GIF, and each stage resulted in some degradation of quality. I apologize for the blurriness.