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Review of Alberg 37


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Alberg 37 is a sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Carl Alberg in the late sixties. Less than 100 boats have been produced. The Alberg 37 is built by the Canadian yard Whitby Boat Works Ltd..

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Hull

The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.


Rig
Rig
Rig of Alberg 37 anno 1972. Alberg 37 Yawl

Keel

The Alberg 37 is equipped with a long keel. A long keel provide a better directional stability than a similar boat with a fin keel; on the other hand, better directional stability means also that the boat is more difficult to handle in a harbour with less space.

The boat can enter most marinas as the draft is just about 1.68 - 1.78 meter (5.51 - 5.81 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD2003 diesel engine at 28.0 hp (20 kW), which gives a max speed about 4.9 knots.


Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Alberg 37 is 1.59, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.


Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 6.9 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Alberg 37 is about 168 kg/cm, alternatively 942 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 168 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 942 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

Motion Comfort Ratio

What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?

The Motion Comfort Ratio for Alberg 37 is 39.4.

Low High 95% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 95% of all similar sailboat designs. This is a comfort value significantly above average.


L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Alberg 37 is 3.63.

Wide Slim 86% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 86% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design.


Ballast Ratio

What is a Ballast Ratio?

The ballast ratio for Alberg 37 is 38%.

Low High 42% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 42% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) just below average.


D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)

What is Displacement Length Ratio?

The DL-ratio for Alberg 37 is 402 which categorizes this boat among 'heavy cruisers'.

Heavy Light 4% 0 50 100
4% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier. A heavy displacement combined with smaller water plane area has lower acceleration and is more comfortable.


SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)

What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?

The SA/D for Alberg 37 with ISO 8666 reference sail is 15.8, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 18.4.

Low High 34% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 34% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.


Over- / underrigged

Low High 62% 0 50 100
The Alberg 37 has more rig than 62% of all similar sailboats, which indicates that the boat is slightly overrigged.


Maintenance

Bottom Paint

When buying anti-fouling bottom paint, it's nice to know how much to buy. The surface of the wet bottom is about 19m2 (204 ft2).
Based on this, your favourite maritime shop can tell you the quantity you need.

Note: If you use a paint roller you will need more paint than if you use a paintbrush.


Rig

Dimensions of sail.

mainsail specifications headsail specifications

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If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.



Guiding dimensions of running rig
UsageLengthDiameter
Mainsail halyard 30.6 m(100.5 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard30.6 m(100.5 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Spinnaker halyard30.6 m(100.5 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Jib sheet 11.3 m(37.0 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Genoa sheet11.3 m(37.0 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Mainsheet 28.2 m(92.5 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Spinnaker sheet24.8 m(81.4 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Cunningham5.3 m(17.5 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Kickingstrap10.7 m(35.0 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Clew-outhaul10.7 m(35.0 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)

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