I mentioned in earlier posts that I would be working on a trailer for our Sal so we can get her to the house for a refit. Our goal is to make her more seaworthy and a more comfortable liveaboard.
Well, the weather has finally broken enough to get started. Below are a few pics of the work:
Trailer the day I picked it up
Starting by removing the makeshift fenders. I will use these for additional keel support.
One fender removed
My main goal over the next week is to build up the trailer's crossmembers to support Sal's hefty weight, so I needed to find out what her keel dimensions are; more specifically keel width and length. I turned to the internet and found plenty of info on Alberg 30 trailers....but nothing that contained the exact data I was looking for. I emailed James Baldwin of www.Atomvoyages.com, known for his two circumnavigations on a Pearson Triton, as well as his plastic classic refitting. He quickly emailed me back and offered very close-up pictures and a sketch to help me with the Alberg 30 keel dimensions. Thank you James!
New material sitting on trailer awaiting placement and welding.
This week I picked up some material to begin the keel support. Stay tuned for more info on the trailer build.