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About Yigael

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

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  1. If you prefer fixed keel shallow draught proven, robust design: http://www.petersmith.net.nz/about/kiwiroa.php
  2. 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.
  3. 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 i
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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