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How Albergian

Flirt is a Sea Sprite 23, the only Sea Sprite boat designed by Alberg and not Ludders. Based on his earlier Alberg 22, it is one of his early boats and the precursor to many of his later boats, including most of the Cape Dory line. While quite a few will claim that Alberg’s designs are not “exciting” that is much of their point. They are safe and Sea Kindly boats that will get where you want to go, eventually.

As there is a “family” connection between the 23 and the Cape Dory line, I decided to take a chance on buying a part from a CD for Flirt. Yesterday I mentioned buying a Wilcox Crittenden steaming light, now I bought an aluminum mast mount for it. 



It sits about spreader height  and not only holds the steaming light, but is also a deck light, with a spot on the bottom focused downwards toward the fore deck. Not cheap, but at roughly $60 with shipping from Texas to NJ for what amounts to a rather rare piece of equipment, I am not complaining. I will clean it all up, add an LED spot light to it, and mount it to the mast after I strip that down and clean it up.

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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