Vessel: Alerion 33

Name: Gallup
Owner: Peter D.
Hailing Port: Chebeague Island, Maine

The owners of this lovely Alerion 33 enjoy day sails with their grandchildren. To extend the use of the boat, and make sailing fun and easy for all ages, they decided to employ the Great Island team to make several improvements, especially those that would improve sail handling. In addition, they expressed a desire for more headroom in the cockpit. This necessitated raising the boom by relocating the gooseneck on the carbon fiber mast. To support the addition of the new in-boom furler, the rigging team also designed and fabricated a custom furling lead and chafe guard. With so much packed onto a small carbon spar, the team was keen to provide extra stability for the mast-mounted radar – their solution, a specially molded carbon sleeve fitted to the mast face.

Work Scope:

  • Awlgrip hull
  • Strip & refinish exterior brightwork
  • Repair & refinish teak decking in cockpit
  • Modify boom & mast
  • Install new gooseneck
  • Spec & install LeisureFurl boom & sail track
  • Spec & install electronics package
  • Spec & install autopilot
  • New port light glass
  • Install new transducer
  • Fabricate new instrument panel
  • Modify pedestal guard to accommodate new electronics displays
  • Install AIS/VHF
  • Install new bimini & interior/exterior cushions
  • Varnish & install 34″ teak wheel
  • Install USB outlets
  • Paint bottom
  • Spec & bend new North Sails



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