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Bill Short

When Bill Short designed the San Francisco Pelican in the 1970s, he made it 12′ long; later he stretched it to 17′ long, and called that version the Great Pelican. Brooke Elgie of Tenakee Springs, Alaska, extended Short's design still farther, to 19′6″, what he calls the Great Alaskan Pelican. Bill Short’s version had a centerboard, Elgie’s model, FRED, has twin keels so he can sit easily on his own bottom, and to facilitate launching from a beach.

Launching Date:
Sun, 07/31/2011
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