1965 ALBERG 30 - Hull #55
I found Triteia in the Los Angeles Harbor forgotten and bound for the scapeyard. I bought her for $2400 with a siezed engine and stripped bare of all gear but a worn out set of mismatched sails in April of 2017.
Over the next 4 years I slowly refit her into a serious ocean going bluewater cruising, working paycheck to paycheck I did all the work myself and slowly she became the boat I always dreamt of owning but could never afford.
REFIT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Custom Mast / Double spreader rig with all new electornics including Strobe, All New rigging, Internal mast halyards, Solent Stay, Roller Furler & External Chainplates.
Custom Hard dodger with opening forward hatches
Self Tailing Lewmar Ocean 46 winches
Lewmar Ocean 65 forward hatch custom install
Custom Hatch Turtle with solar
Custom adjustable solar panels on quarters
All dyneema life lines
45lb Mantus anchor with 300ft of 5/16 HT chain and 200ft of Rope rode.
Custom built intergrated 35 gallon water tank in bilge.
Custom built enclosed "wet head" with shower and hot water.
Compression post under mast glass into hull.
Custom built Stove enclosure.
Custom built refriderator box made to shape out of fiberglass with new Isotherm Cold Plate.
Custom built Navigation Station with all new blue sea panels, Victron Battery Monitor, Icom VHF, JBL stereo and Raymarine repeater.
All new cushions for cabin
Rebuilt Yanmar 2gm20F diesel engine
all new Groco tri-flange bronze seacock fittings for every through hull.
PSS Dripless shaft seal plus new 1" prop shaft and new propeller.
Those are the major upgrades along with many other minor projects that went in to making her a blue water cruiser.
James Frederick (b.1975)
Writer (Yachting World, Cruising World, Good Old Boat, etc)
USCG Masters Captain License
Auxiliary Sail & Towing Endorsements.
PADI Advanced Scuba Certified.
Member of the Ocean Cruising Club.
15,000 + Nautical miles of passage making with adventures and yacht deliveries down the entire length of the west coast of the United States, From Puerto Rico to Bermuda to North Carolina, The Stockholm Archipelago and the Åland Islands of Finland, As well as expensive exploration and adventuring at 27 of the anchorages on the Channel Islands of California. Recently Frederick has completed solo ocean passages from Los Angeles to New Zealand by way of Hawaii and French Polynesia.
Frederick has more than 300 videos up on his YouTube Channel of sailing adventures, DIY How To videos & Yacht Deliveries. He is also a published writer with a number of books currently in the works for future release.
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