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About Yigael

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    Sailing, rock climbing, off-road journeys, travelling, archaeology.

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  1. Yigael

    La Vagabonde - who are they?

    Fuck poetry in the pre AIS time Southampton VTS asked via VHF two polish flag Yachts to give /and spell/ their call signs, names, home port and owner's names... And there was s/y Rzeszowiak owned by RZESZOWSKI OKRĘGOWY ZWIĄZEK ŻEGLARSKI and s/y Roztocze owned by LUBELSKI OKRĘGOWY ZWIĄZEK ŻEGLARSKI
  2. Yigael

    La Vagabonde - who are they?

    Thanks Thaddeus Obvious! Truly yours! Cold place & penguins lover
  3. Yigael

    La Vagabonde - who are they?

    That's why I had to tell YouTube twice that I has'nt been interested in their shit...
  4. Yigael

    Guns on Boats

    Have you ever been to Svalbard? Gun are required outside of "town" and forbidden inside. You simply borrow the gun for small fee, no handguns - you need individual permission for that but long firearms. Usually pump action smooth bore with 00 loaded with buckshots or slug, or old WWII surplus military war weary Mauser Kar98k 7,92x57 mm. You can buy very cheap WWII ammunitions if you want to make some can shots apart from 5 pieces of new patrons. Only one of each 20 is dead so fine to try. This "massive firepower" weapon is usually very exploited therefore And polar bears are bigger
  5. Yigael

    How to Dock A Big Boat

    The next step would be drone yacht technology. Circumnavigate your boat from your living room couch, all the view on your QHD flatscreen and your smartphone vibrate when there be some wales to see... No berth, water, food, fridges, amenities means far better autonomy too!
  6. Yigael

    Junk on the trunk

    But there is more traditional approach...
  7. Yigael

    Junk on the trunk

    Fuck... Why?
  8. If you prefer fixed keel shallow draught proven, robust design: http://www.petersmith.net.nz/about/kiwiroa.php
  9. In that series http://www.yachtingworld.com/storm-sailing-techniques Skip is telling a lot about his boats, sailing philosophy and high latitude experiences. Definitely worth to see IMVHO.
  10. I've only seen Seal from some distance. But, assuming it's Hamish Laird boat, and reading his page it's the same philosophy - going anywhere seaworthy boat with possibility to running away from incoming ice /to shallow water or even beaching the boat/ capable to stand her ground and claw off the weather shore in pretty much everything the nature can throw in your face - on sails. I love the Skip's philosophy "keep it simple" "you can't break something you haven't got on board" - The keel of Pelagic Australis weights over 12 tons AFAIR and it's lifted by offroad truck winch /marine hydraulics is so complicated, expensive, unreliable, hard to fix, leaky, unnecessary... / Winch is standard, sealed and cheap. If it, brakes the second one, carefully packed is right on the shelf in the bosuns locker - it's some 8 bolts and 4 cables to change it underway. If it also brakes you can put the tackle line to anchor winch, and when you run out of power there is that big grinder powered winch right after mast you can see on the photo to make your crew fit and happy
  11. http://www.pelagic.co.uk/yachts/overview.asp Tony Castro, designer, has got upscaled and downscaled versions of Pelagic Australis in his portfolio - 56' 63' original 74' and 82'. Pelagic Australis is my dream boat, I'm still drooling after the privilege to raft with Pelagic's and visit them in 2016.
  12. Original Pelagic /and bigger sister too/ isn't a centerboarder but swinging keel boat. Both boats got heavy ballasted keels with only small part of lead in hull for trimming purposes.
  13. In Croatia /and onboard Croatia registered vessel/ possession of a skippers licence is a legal requirement, and one person should also have a VHF licence. There is an official list of recognised licences which is published by the authorities you can view the list here
  14. Yigael

    My newest project

    You'll be drinking vodka, me pure grain alcohol Sounds fair?