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by Jack Vrins
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: # 1372 San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 2
Views: 2831

Re: # 1372 San Francisco Bay Area

Original with a serious buff, wax, and polish . . . . The result surprised me as well :)
by Jack Vrins
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Boom vang on an Albin Ballad
Replies: 1
Views: 2410

Boom vang on an Albin Ballad

in appears that the roller reefing on the main sail is a standard feature of an Albin. However, my new acquisition does not have a boom vang. Is that normal? I have been looking at all the videos and photographs. Some have and some have not a boom vang. Can anyone enlighten me of what should be ther...
by Jack Vrins
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: # 1372 San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 2
Views: 2831

# 1372 San Francisco Bay Area

Have not sailed her yet. Bottom paint, polish & wax, replace standing/running rigging, install electrical panel
Acquisition & Boat yard pics. Click on Albums.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127318455@N04/sets/
by Jack Vrins
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1978 Ballad Wiring Diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 3199

1978 Ballad Wiring Diagram

I have a wiring diagram for the 1978 Ballad. This site does not allow for the uploading of a PDF
If anyone is interested - please contact me - jack.vrins@live.com
by Jack Vrins
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: How to use Ballad Exchange
Topic: Original Documentation
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

Re: Original Documentation

Update to the puzzle. Fantastic news - the previous owner dropped off all original documentation . . . each and every document that accompanied to boat when it was delivered. Treasure trove! Some of the info is already on other sites - but some of it is not. Is there a common place where we can uplo...
by Jack Vrins
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: How to use Ballad Exchange
Topic: Original Documentation
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

Re: Original Documentation

Fantastic - downloaded it. Another piece of the puzzle solved!
Thank you again.
by Jack Vrins
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: How to use Ballad Exchange
Topic: Original Documentation
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

Re: Original Documentation

Thank you very much for your response. This is great. I have a MD7A - but I assume the engines will be very similar. This boat is virtually original - and the owners passed away. As a result I have to piece together the ins and outs of this boat. As such any help is very much appreciated! If anyone ...
by Jack Vrins
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: How to use Ballad Exchange
Topic: Original Documentation
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

Original Documentation

Hello Balland Forum! I am a soon to be (currently under contract) new - and immensely proud- owner of a 1978 Albin Ballad Hull No.1372. I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area - and to my knowledge there are only two Ballads located here. I have found fantastic information on this and other sites...