Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Alacrity pics: Heron
This is Peter Anderson's Alacrity "Heron". He keeps her in in Dunbar harbour at the mouth of the Firth of Forth in Scotland.
This is from his email:
"The boats finally went back into the water on Friday the 18th April and yesterday Sunday 28th I was out for my first solo sail in glorious sunshine and light winds.
The boat is named "Heron" and is a later model. Previous owners have modified the interior, removing the locker to form one long berth down the starboard side. Heron was damaged during the summer of 2006 when a much larger boat "sat" on it at low tide. This caused some cracking to the fibreglass cross-member aft the mast tabernacle. This was rebuilt using a substantial stainless steel beam and may be of interest to other owners. I have fitted a mast-head navigation light. This is powered by a 12v "power pack" which is intended for starting cars. It is easily transportable for charging up at home and has a 12v socket for mobile phones, GPS, VHF, lighting etc. Again this may be of interest to others."