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The Schooner Curlew Specifications

The technical information and specifications of Curlew!

General Information

  • Built by: Pendleton Boatyard
  • Where: Wiscasset, Maine
  • Date: 1926
  • Designed by: John G. Alden and Assoc. of Boston, MA
  • Length Overall (L.O.A.): 81′ 6″
  • Length on Deck (L.O.D.): 65’3″
  • Length on the Waterline (L.W.L.): 47″
  • Width (Beam): 14′ 8″
  • Depth (Draft): 8′ 10″
  • Displacement: 42 tons. (design)
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Hull & Deck

  • Hull Material & Thickness: Originally 1-1/2″ long leaf yellow pine. Currently replanked with Douglas Fir Vertical grain
  • Framed in 4 x 4 5/8″ Sawn White Oak with iron floors.
  • Fasteners: Originally galvanized steel nails. Currently re-planked with Monel screws above waterline and galvanized screws below, both 3 1/2″ #18 (converting to Passivated SS)
  • Decking Material: 1 1/2″ Teak caulked with several dead lights mounted in deck

Structure

  • Beams: 4 x 4 oak rebuilt with side pieces add
  • Bulkheads: mostly new, mahogany with teak veneer
  • Sheer Line: Fair to the eye
  • Ceiling: Battens & Cabinetry
  • Longitudianls: Kauri floor timbers and stringers all refastened with 1/2″ galvanized bolts. Stringers 2″ x 5″ in three layers, shelf 2 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stem: White Oak with 3/4″ galvanized bolts new Apitong Sampson post
  • Keel: 9 x 20 Oak
  • Stern Timbers: Oak and long leaf yellow pine
  • Ballast: Bilge areas have been re-pitched. Material cast iron
  • Weight: 25,000 lbs.
  • Secured by: Keel bolts; 1 1/2″ bronze, new in 1976
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Machinery and Propulsion

  • Main Engine(s): 1989 Perkins M135 diesel
  • Cylinders: 6
  • H.P.: 120
  • Cooling System: Self-contained fresh water with heat exchanger
  • Exhaust System: Wet
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Reduction Gear: 2.1:1 Borg-Warner Velvet Drive
  • 1 1/2 stainless steel shaft, with dripless shaft seal
  • 23″ 3 blade Campbell Sailor Prop
  • Ratio: 2:1
  • Tankage: Water – 200 gal in three tanks; Fuel – 300 gal in two tanks

Sails and Rigging

    • Spruce hollow box masts ( 1970’s)
    • Bermudan (Stay’sl) Schooner rig (1938)
    • 1/2″ & 7/16 ” stainless steel standing rigging
    • Bronze turnbuckles
    • Spunflex 10/12/16/& 20 mm ” running rigging
    • (2) Barlow #32 winches
    • (3) Barlow # 28
    • (12) mast mounted Barlow winches
    • (2) main sails (1 – new 2015) Elliott Pattison
    • 1 working Jib Elliott Pattison
    • Fisherman staysail Elliott Pattison
    • (2) club footed staysails ( new 2013) Elliott Pattison
    • 120% genoa Elliott Pattison
    • Gollywobbler Elliott Pattison
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Navigation Station

    • Furuno 16 mile Radar
    • Com Nav / Benmar Autopilot
    • Furuno GPS
    • Standard Horizon GPS Chart Plotter
    • Standard Horizon Quantum VHF

Miscellaneous Equipment

    • 406 MHz EPIRB
    • Danforth 60# anchor
    • Nilsson 12V anchor windlass ( rebuilt 2014)
    • CQR 90# anchor & 75lb Danforth
    • Bow & Stern pulpits
    • Stainless steel stanchions with 3 sets of SS life lines
    • (4) electric bilge pumps
    • (7) Dry chemical fire extinguishers
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Electrical System

    • 12V DC
    • 110V 2.5 kw Heart Inverter AC systems
    • (3) 8D batteries and 1 group 27 start battery. All AGM
    • AC isolation transformer
    • (2) Battery chargers; 30 amp Lifeline; Heart 120 Amp Charger / 2.5 kw Inverter
    • 50-amp 110V shore power cord
    • Newmar electrical panel with Cole Hersee battery isolating switch
    • 180 Leece Neville amp alternator