WELCOME TO TUNDRA
TUNDRA HAS A NEW SKIPPER
Yes it is true !! TUNDRA has been
sold! After having TUNDRA built in 1977 we cruised her in
the fresh waters of the Great Lakes for 20 years, then moved her
into salt water for another 20 years.TUNDRA with her new owner
will remain in the RIO DULCE and area for the next foreseeable
future under her new name "ODIN"
For the MOST RECENT UPDATE
TO TUNDRA TRAVELS Click on "W Carib Recent " located
upper left area of all pages and then follow down to end of
page. Date of last update is indicated below at the
bottom left side of each page.
FOR PRESENT ALBERG
37 OWNERS OR THOSE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE ALBERG 37
PLEASE VIEW BELOW TUNDRA'S SPECIFICATIONS AND MOST OF THE
UPGRADES THAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS. AN EQUIPMENT
LIST OF MOST ITEMS WE HAD ARE ALSO LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF
Tundra is a 37' ALBERG MK II Sloop that was built and
bought by Brian and Kathy in 1977. She is Hull #181 and
was built by Whitby Boat Works located in Whitby Ontario.
Tundra has tiller steering. We prefer a tiller over wheel
steering for many reasons. In our opinion the Alberg 37 cockpit
is designed for a tiller. A wheel occupies a great deal of
cockpit space. A tiller provides with a larger area for our
access hatch to the space below the cockpit floor. Here we
access our rudder shaft and rear of the engine. Also this is
storage for jerry cans etc. The custom tiller also makes
the attachment of auto steering simplified and more maintenance
free.The tiller also allows while hand steering better
protection from the elements . On Tundra through the years we
have made many modifications and improvements particularity for
Salt Water Cruising. More details are shown below. For
information regarding Alberg 37s there is an active Alberg 37
Owners Association that can be accessed on the internet at their
web site http://www.alberg37.org/
TUNDRA TIED UP AT THE RAM MARINA DOCK GETTING READY FOR
HAUL OUT 2015
Above photos show down below on Tundra
looking forward. Please note that the covers shown here that
cover these 4 inch closed cell cushions are protecting the
'like new' upholstery underneath. Below photos show Tundra's new
cushion covers recently installed
Above are views of Tundra's Main
Below is Tundra's interior
looking aft at the Quarter Birth area and Nav Station as well as
the Galley to port. The standard Alberg 37 sink is over
the engine. We moved the sink to beside the stove as it was
awkward for the drain and invariably sea water spilled onto the
engine causing corrosion etc. We also changed both sink drains
to exit into a sump thus eliminating a sea cock below the water
looking aft towards the Nav Station from mid cabin
Kathy above in our Carib 9 ft Ultralite dinghy helps unload our newly galvanized chain at Ram Marina. Note also our 15HP Yamaha Euro that is covered and in like new condition.
Looking below are a series of recent
photos taken in 2016 of various views of TUNDRA as she now
TUNDRAS BOW SHOWING ANCHORS AND WINDLASS
table and security hatch that allows ventilation and security
when locked up.
Tundra's Propane Locker with
the lid up and down. This locker is one of our favourite
Looking from the cockpit
at Tundra's stern
Companionway Steps and Fore Birth
Tundra's former Quarter birth on the
left above that now acts as a garage and houses the
Inverter Charger, 110V Control Panel, and SSB Automatic Tuner.
On the right is a view of Tundra's Head
Tundra's SS 35 Gallon Fuel Tank on
the left and to the right is first an Aluminum Holding tank
that is presently a spare 35 gallon fuel tank. Diesel fuel is
transferred to the main fuel tank by an electric transfer
pump. Forward is her 3 gallon an hour water maker that has
replaced a former 15 gallon water Tank. Another 15 gallon
water tank is located below the cockpit.
TUNDRA ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS FROM 1977 to PRESENT
1. At factory 1997 optional alterations above standard
-Bow Single Roller later converted to a Double Roller
-Teak Rub rails with stainless strap later glassed over with West Epoxy and Glass
SS bow and stern pulpits, oversize cockpit main winches as well
as a pair of smaller trim winches that were added later
- mid hatch was upgraded to an Atkins Hoyle translucent hatch
2. Glassed in Double Partitioned Chain Locker with two self-draining through hull holes to exterior. The locker is contains 250 ft. 5/16 high test chain on the Starboard and 150 ft. ½ inch rope on the Port.
Tigress 1200 Electric Windlass and Double Bow roller is shown
above left and right is a view of her chain locker from below.
Note the removable head stay is attached on the photo above.
This head stay is normally tied aft unless needed.
4. Built in cabinetry above the starboard Settee with 12v and 110 plugs for entertainment center.
5. The 15 gallon water tank was replaced with a Pur 80 Water Maker, Also replaced was the 30 gallon aluminum holding tank with a custom fiberglass one which is now temporarily being used as an extra fuel tank. This tank can be easily converted back to a holding tank using one of the two macerator pumps available.One which was never used, An electric transfer pump to pump fuel to the main fuel tank is in place.The main fuel tank was also replaced recently with a custom SS fuel tank. The bilge underneath these tanks were re glassed and hugely strengthened with many layers of cloth and West Epoxy.
PUR 80 Water Maker installed in
the locker that originally was home for the 15 gallon fresh
VHF and SSB Radio Installations are
shown above. The VHF radio has since been replaced with a
Horizon that has AIS incorporated in it. Note portable external
speaker mounted behind the VHF radio..
A view of Tundra's Coupling and shaft Installation
Above Tundra at her birth 2016 at Catamaran
right is a photo of the construction of Tundra's stern davit
including a harmless green water snake who liked it as well. The
snake joined us in Placentia Belize while we were out shopping
Air Marine Wind Generator was mounted on the Stern in Florida
and is easily lowered for servicing.
Engine Hours are
approximately 2600 hrs.
Yanmar Model-3JH2 (B) E purchased Aug 1998, (B) stands for angle Drive otherwise 3JH2E
Shaft 30 long.1 in diameter, PROP- RH 16/11 original was a 13 prop that is standard for Alberg 37sENGINE PARTS-
FILTERS, with many spare filters included
Primary Fuel- YANMAR
(12947055702), NAPA (3395), WIX (33395
Secondary Fuel- YANMAR UNIT (4230-0000),FILTER(4230-0100) RACOR (R 20 S) 2 micron
Transfer Pump- Universal Filter
Mixing Elbow- Optional Elbow- Pt# 129470-13541 with spare
Exhaust Flapper-Pt# 1200344 at Centrex Industries (1 800 432 2158)
Replaced old aluminum fuel tank with a seamless stainless steel tank, March 2013
Spare Original Alternator-Hitachi 55amp, Hook up to original wire harness with field wire.
Alternator V-BELT- Yanmar-PT# 171087-42280 Length-45 ½ (1160 mm) O Circ. Width ½ (12.5 mm)
Good Year-Pt#17461 L-46 (1170mm.) with 2 spares
Napa- Pt# XL 25-9455- L- 45 3/4 (1165mm.) O Circumference W 13mm.
Voltage Regulator is an External Heavy Duty Commercial 45
Remote Throttle and Gear Shift
Morse Controls- Model MV-2, with Morse Type 33C 6 cables
Transmission- Gear Model- KBW1OE- KM3A-Model Marine Gear
Gear Ratio- 2.64/3.04
Dinghy and Outboard
Carib lightweight 9 foot with cover
Yamaha Euro 15 HP
(Dec 21 2005) S/N
Life Raft-DBC Marine Safety Systems Swiftshure offshore 4 persons Inspected 20/12/2005
Wind Generator Air MarineSOLAR PANELS
2 Siemens 75 watt panels with sun saver 10 controller
MID- Atkins Hoyle Hatch 19.5X19.5SIDE PORTS- made by Gray Enterprises of Tampa Florida
Hatch over Galley- Bomar Pompanette, 881 Production Place, Newport Beach, California,
STARTING BAT-Marine Group 2 (11X8) Cranking Amps 635 Maintenance Free
ANCHOR WINDLASS BAT Maintenance Free
HOUSE BAT- 4 SIX Volt Golf Cart deep cycle Trojan
Starting Battery West Marine 50 Size 3 ½ x 1x1
Windlass LINK-ACR-BLUE SEA
Dome-Galley & Settee- Base approx 5 ½ Diameter Many replaced with LED Lights and Bulbs
CLOCK & BAROMETER BINOCULARS with Case Fuji Mariner
-Wilcox Critteren (#51 type 4 Imperial)
SHIPMATE STOVE Model 5883G- S/N 77B 201 3 burner with oven
Force 10 Junior Propane Barbecue
Raymarine ST 4000 PLUS- with Remote
Autohelm 2000 for backup
Autohelm 1000 for backup under power
Freedom 15 Heart
Interface Inverter Charger
SSB-Icom I.C. M802 with automatic Smart Tuner and Kiss ground system. Also a backup manual tuner
VHF-Horizon Matrix AIS 2100 Milltech Marine Oct 2010 IC:511B-30443X35
2 Metz VHF antennas, Main one on masthead and backup on Stern Gallows
TNC- PACTOR II E (PACTOR III) S/N 0008-0613 (all letters are black)
EPIRB- ACR TM 406 Model BLB-32 CAT II (West Marine) UIN # ADCE02293942801, P/N 2775, S/N 39502
EPIRB an Emergency Positioning Devise
registered with the US Coast Guard
Raytheon (Auto Helm ST 50 Plus)
TRANSDUCER External plus an internal one for backup depth sounder
Raymarine ST PlusREFRIGERATION-E-Z Cold (Rebuilt Dec 2000)
134A FREON Has a large stainless steel holding plate
THERMOSTAT or can use included Brazix multicircuit waterproof 12V timer
COMPRESSOR DANFROSS BD and MODULE DANFROSS BD35F
MUFFIN FAN and March Water Pump cooling with either or both
Freshwater Pump- Parmax Model 30620-0012,
Bilge Pump- 1 3/4 inch OD Outlet Pipe, Switch is a large Rule Super
Sump Pump-(Grey Water) Rule 800-500 GPH, Switch is a small Rule
Manual Bilge Pump-Gusher#10 and a portable bilge pump to pump out ships tanks or bilgeShaft 1 inch Diameter Stainless Steel plus a spare. Prop remover and puller.
STANDING RIGGING IS SS WIRE 9/32 (7 MM) WITH STAYLOC FITTINGS) Replaced 1999OVERALL MAST LENGTH- 50 feet
ABOVE DECK MAST LENGTH-17 4
BOOM LENGTH-17 4 (WITH 9 INCHES REMOVED)
BOOM TRACK LENGTH- 16 4
SPREADER TO DECK- 27
SPREADER TO BOOM 23
BOOM TO DECK 4
DAVITS Line Size 3/8 Length 40 to 50 feet
ROLLER FURLER- PRO FURL Line Size 5/16 inches,
Length 70 feet
TOPPING LIFT Line Size 3/8 in. Length ?
MAST HEAD HALYARD- Line Size ¼ in. Length 100 ft.
2 SPREADER HALYARDS- Line Size ¼ in. Length 3/16 in.
LAZY JACKS- Line Size 5/16 in.
Line Size ¼
MAIN SHEET- Line Size 7/16 in.
JIB SHEET- Line Size ½ in., Length 50-51ft
SPINNAKER HALYARD- Line Size 7/16 in.
JIB HALYARD- Line Size 3/8 in.
DINGHY LIFT LINE- Line Size ¼ to 5/16th inch
MAINSAIL Foot 15ft 10 ½ Luff (mast length) 25ft 12ft 2 37ft 2 Leach 15ft, 1st Reef 69ft ½ 2nd Reef 140 ½
QUICKSILVER JIB Foot (Tack to Clue) 16ft ½ Luff(Tack to Head) 25ft. Leach(Clue to Head) ?
DRS Drifter Reacher Spinnaker with sock
Working Jib (furling) and Storm Jib to hank on auxiliary removable head stay
Storm Main to hank onto auxiliary track on mast
STACK PACK 2 3/8 Diameter round Rods 16 11 long
Enclosed forepeak anchor locker, exterior drained. Mid separator panel holds 240ft. 5/16 high tensile chain for 45 lb. CQR plough anchor attached and 150 ft rope rode with 20 ft chain attached to a 2 lb Quick Set Delta Plough, and a separate 22lb Danforth with 2 spare rodes for stern or additional bow attachment.
Hard Fiberglas dodger and canvases to cover cockpit, bimini,dodger, mid hatch,forehatch and storage
SCREENS for Mid, Main, Fore hatch and all opening ports.
Spare Parts For Main Engine- Fuel filters, alternator belts, oil filters, Main engine fuel pump
Outboard Engine- Spark plugs,etc
Sailrite Sewing Machine
Charts of the Caribbean
Food Vacuum Packer
Spare rope for halyards and sheets, Winch Handles, Blocks, Life Jackets etc.
Misc. electrical wire, adaptors and coaxial cable
2 tackle boxes of spare SS screws and bolts. spare SS hose
clamps & many plumbing
Many tools that specifically fit Tundras requirements
Entertainment Center CD, DVD, AM/ FM Radio
Equipped galley (dishes,pots, pans,silverware,etc.
Cockpit Table that can be also mounted down below or stowed.
4 Aluminum 10 lb propane tanks
Baja fuel filter stored under the cockpit floor
Assortment of Jerry cans and a mounted manual fuel and oil pump also stored under the cockpit floor