Alert was built, clinker, Larch on
Oak, by Stirling and Son, Devon, in 2007.
|Length on Deck
|The interior is fitted out to a high standard with solid varnished Oak and painted Pine panelling. |
| There is well over 6' head room below both the coach roof and the cargo hatch beams above an oiled Larch cabin sole.|
|Two single berths in the forepeak |
|Pilot berth to port, in the saloon. |
|Double and single berths aft|
| Berths and seating area are complete with 3" fitted foam cushions finished with a canvas substitute covering.|
Rig, Sails and Spars
The two masts are hewn from locally cut Douglas Fir trees.
The bowsprit, outrigger and yards are laminated Douglas Fir to give them more rigidity in their smaller sections.
The iron work for the rig is all custom made by the Morwellham blacksmith and galvanised. All structural joints are arc welded for extra strength. The metal work is another particular feature of the Alert.
The lug rig requires a minimum of rigging. The running rigging is of three strand hemp style polyester rove through Ash blocks.
Galvanised standing rigging.
The suit of sails are in tanned clipper canvas (a synthetic flax) traditionally made and finished with hand sewn bolt rope and reefing points by the well known James Lawrence Sailmakers.
The working rig comprises jib, fore sail, mizzen.
This gives a sail area of 1150 square feet.
For those wanting to race a staysail is an optional extra. For those wanting to cruise long distance a small jib and second small mizzen are optional extras.
|60 lb fisherman's bower anchor with approximately 50 metres of 3/8" galvanised chain.|
|CQR Kedge anchor|
|Winch with chain gypsy, brake and warping drum|
|Carved Oak tiller |
|Steering compass binnacle |
|Faversham solid fuel stove with heat protection and copper sheet.|
|Taylors 2 hob + oven paraffin cooker |
|Hand pumped cold water to galley|
| Two bronze mushroom vents |
|Four glass deck prisms|
Engine and mechanics
|Yanmar 3JH4 40hp marine diesel engine (300 hours November
|Approx. 250nm range on full tank|
|Engine controls are mounted on the mizzen |
|Bronze stern tube|
|Bronze 3-bladed propeller|
|All sea cocks are Bronze |
|All skin fittings easily accessed |
|Water - rigid plastic 240 litres |
|Diesel - rigid plastic 170 litres|
Electrics / Electronics
|One heavy duty battery for engine start and one large deep cycle battery for domestic use.|
|Garmin GPS 152|
|Icom DSC VHF Radiotelephone|
|Chart table light |
|Navigation lights |
| Bunk reading lights |
|Radar reflector (active)|
|2 x Dan buoys|
|Deck fittings for Jack stays|
|2 x fire extinguishers|
|2 x manual bilge pumps - one on deck, one below decks|
|Electric automatic bilge pump|