Q & A: Albin Vega Modifications

QUESTION

Hi Matt.
Very impressed by your progress so far.
I’m an Albin Vega owner and I wondered what modifications if any you made to the boat for this voyage (strengthening rigging, bracing beam under mast, …)?

All the best

John

ANSWER:
I added a new 3 inch thick bulkhead under the mast made of white oak. I kept kept part of the old bulkhead there but the original bulkhead is not a very hard wood. I also replaced the forepeak bulkhead with normal wood I pulled out of a dumpster (its a low budget trip) Theres new rigging, but the u-bolt chain plates are the same. The boat is more or less the same as all Vegas.
The Vega is a very basic boat but holds up well. I would of liked to have beefed up the rudder but I didn’t have the time or money.

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2 Responses to Q & A: Albin Vega Modifications

  1. cordier olivier says:

    bravo, en suivant votre aventure, je suis tombé amoureux de albin véga 27 , voilier génial capable de tout faire, un vrai 4/4 des mers pour le prix d’une petite voiture, on peut aller sur toutes les mers du monde. je viens d’en trouver en parfait état pour 7.000 euros, je fait partie avec vous de la grande famille des albin , grâce à vous, merci mille fois

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