ALBION

The Albion page

Log of "Albion" (and other travels)

(Albion is the dophin that saves Jolly Mon in the song and book "Jolly Mon" by Jimmy Buffett and the dophin that Desdimona has a conversation with in Jimmy's "Where is Joe Merchant")


This is a picture out of a 1986 sailing magazine when Albion was called "Whale and the Bird" and belonged to the chairman of the O'Day corporation. It was the poster boat for O'Day that year and the next and appeared in many magazines.





Soon after Albion was picked up in Anacortes, WA, we spent our get acquainted period sailing in the San Juan Islands, before we headed down the coast to the Columbia River.




Albion with her new owners (Brent & Molly) as she arrived at her new home at Tomahawk Bay Marina, Portland, Oregon in the summer of 1996.

And below, getting ready to go cruising.




Enjoying a sunny day on the Columbia River sailing wing-on-wing just off the airport.








Just after our retirement in 1999, Albion was sailed to Mexico where she has been cruising ever since. This picture is off Mazatlan, Mexico on the way to Puerto Vallarta.










And this is Albion at anchor at sunset in Matenchen Bay, San Blas, Mexico






ALBION SPECIFICATIONS

HULL

LOA 39' 7"
LWL 33' 6"
DRAFT 5' 6"
BEAM 12' 7"
DISP. 18,500#
BALLAST 7100#
KEEL Custom Wing Keel
MANUFACTURE O'Day
DESIGNER Hunt Assoc. of Boston
MATERIAL Fiberglass

ENGINE

FUEL Diesel
MANUFACTURE Westerbeke
YEAR BUILT 1986
H.P. 46
# OF CYLINDERS 4
COOLING Fresh Water
CHARGING SYS. 90 amp alternator

CAPACITIES

FUEL 42 Gal.
WATER 126 Gal.

ACCOMODATIONS

# OF BERTHS 6
HOLDING TANK 20 Gal
PRESSURE WATER (HOT) YES
GALLY STOVE Propane 2-Burner
OVAN Yes
REFRIGERATION Grunert 12V
CABIN HEAT Hi Seas kerosene
CABIN SOLE Teak & Holly glossy

DECK/CANVAS/SAILS

DODGER Yes
OTHER Full cockpit canvas
ANCHORS 45# Plow, 25# Danforth, & Danforth Deepset
WINCHES 8 Barlow 2-sp
MAST Hood Stoway Furling
HEADSTAY Harken Furling
CUTTERSTAY Harken Furling
MAIN Neil Pryde 1994
GENOA North Sails 1996
STAYSAIL Neil Pryde 1986
SPINNAKER Neil Pryde 1986
OTHERS SAILS Storm Jib, & Storm Trysail