Modernizing Classics, Efficient Long Keels but reduce draft?

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  1. CloudDiver
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    Thanks for those links, great reading!

     
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    Doug, thanks for the pictures! Post as many as can if you have them, so few exist that I know of.
    I really wish we could find out what happened to Georgia or any of the other 5. If you are ever interested in a yachting archeology adventure, let me know. If there is even the slightest chance she is intact somewhere in the world I'd love to find her!

     
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    Keel, Keel, Keels.

    If you insist on a long keel with reduced draft, i.e.: rudder attached to keel. Maybe you may want to consider something along the following lines.
    A classic 12M. in this drawing representing Weatherly above water with considerably less displacement below waterline and a draft reduced from 9' to 7'. The separate /attached rudder keel reduce the wetted surface, improves aspect ratio and probably is better for all around performance. The Sail Plan could become more in line with a Skerry type of rig and rigging.
     

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    Georgia

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    At various times over the last 20 years I have looked for her- talking to some of my Dads old sailing buddies(now dead) and never could find a thing.
     
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    I wonder if anything can found by way of documentation, registration, etc? Was she USCG documented or just DMV titled, registered?
     

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    Georgia

    I searched the USCG documented vessel database for "Georgia" and there were 20+ boats but nothing with her specs.
     
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