Islands On The Edge

Chapter 9 of 12 in the Online Book Transatlantic On "Pèlerin"
What is the sky trying to tell us?

What is the sky trying to tell us?

We’re often asked whether we make much use of our lifting keel and rudder, and the answer is always an unequivocal “Yes”! Having real shoal draft capability (0.8m with board and rudder up) is a huge plus, not just for exploring rivers and creeks but also sheltered bays and islands, and we take full advantage of it.

It sometimes gives other people a shock to see a boat of Pèlerin’s size in such shallow water, and other crews often think we’re either aground or just about to be.

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