Alden coming back from the deep

Apr 25, 2012
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HI EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOME OF THE ALDEN THAT WAS VIOLATED BY THE GREEDY METAL SCRAPPERS, SHE IS COMING BACK CONSTANTLY WORKING ON HER DAY AND NIGHT SINCE JUST AFTER THIS LAST EASTER FLUSHED OUT ALL THE SILT AND MUSSLES THAT WERE IN HER FROM THE SAN FRANSISCO BAY. CONTACTED PETER MOLICH IN HUNSSTEAD DENMARK WITH THE HELP OF NIELS HELLEBRG THEY FOUND AND SENT ME THE BRONZE CENTERBOARD PENDENT THE ONLY ONE IN EXSISTENCE FROM WHAT I HAVE GATHERED ALSO THE SMALL PORTLIGHT FOR THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE VENTALATED WITH SCREEN AND ALSO A CHIMNEY BRONZE BASE FOR TOP OF THE HOUSE , BUT AS FOR THE VENTALATED PORTLIGHT FOR THE HEAD NO SUCH LUCK , BUT I AM VERY GREATFUL TO BOTH PETER AND NIELS WHO BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO HELP ME . STILL IN NEED OF PORTLIGHT FOR THE HEAD 16 1/2 " X 5 1/2 " BRONZE VENTALATED WITH 5 DEGREE DRIP NO OUT SIDE RING ONE INCH WALL. I STILL NEED WINCHES HARDWARE BOTH BOOMS AND A ALUMIUM MIZZEN MASTMAIN SICKA SRUCE 17 FT.T 3 INCHES MIZZEN BOOMALSO SICKA SPRUCE 6 FT. 6 INCHES THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN. PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP ME BY THE WAY TOM yOUNG THAT NOTE YOU SENT WAS HEART FELT I WON,T FORGET IT . THE BOAT I S STARTING TO RETUNRN TO HER FORMER GLORY PEOPLE ALL STOP AND MARVEL WHO SAW IT FROM WHEN I ARRIVED WITH HER THEY ALL SAY HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS AND THEY CAN;T BELEIVE THE DIFFERENCE FROM WHEN SHE FIRST ARRIVED HERE.
 

TomY

Alden Forum Moderator
Jun 22, 2004
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Alden 38' Challenger yawl Rockport Harbor
I'm following your ordeal on here John, keep the updates coming. I've not found anything you need but I'm looking and asking around my neighborhood.
 
Feb 22, 2006
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John,

Several years ago I removed the main boom from my Alden Mistral ( 981-A ) that was built in 1964 and don't expect to be re-using it. It is 16-1/2 feet long, hollow spruce construction, with all the hardware except the forward slide fitting. A few of the glue joins have opened up a little. Let me know if this meets your needs. You can call me at 206-898-6988 if you have any questions or are interested.


Bill Merrick
S/V Carmina
Seattle WA