SailingHere are some pictures of my boat, the Alberg 30 "Quasar". Yes, it's a cutesey name for a boat belonging to an astronomer, but what can you do. Changing a boat's name is "bad luck" unless you a special denaming ceremony (described here), followed by the usual smashing of a bottle of champagne. Also, my boat is registered vessel (check out the entry at Transport Canada here) so there some bureaucracy involved. Finally, I would have to paint over the old name. Anyway, here are far too many pictures of my boat.
From the big trip to the Broughtons in June 2008
From a short trip in May 2007
From a longer trip to Desolation Sound
If you want still more pictures, they're here.
I went on a 2 week cruise in 2005. Here are rather a lot of pictures
In 2006 I went to the Alberg Rendezvous in Ganges. Here are some pictures
She sails very nicely, but is slightly tender:
Trial Island lighthouse:
The engine, a venerable Atomic 4:
I recently had the boat haulled out. It looked like this:
And the propeller looked like this (notice the complete absence of the zinc):