Originally Posted by grafare
No problem, my friend. BTW, I have a blog where I put all the info gathered around. You can access it on: Aventura de Magalhães
Ok, I had a look at your site and it seems you are for real
So a last suggestion: Some years back I was seriously thinking in a boat for doing pretty much what you are doing and the boat I liked more was this one by Dick Zall:
It joins a fantastic seaworthiness, a decent speed and the ability to go anywhere or to seek shelter near the coast, on anchor, due to the lifting keel.
This boat is built in Holland by a small shipyard and is very expensive but I found out that Dick Zall has a study for a similar boat on is portfolio of standard designs, this one:
I like the boat but I did not wanted a boat with a racing outlook. I wanted a boat with a pilot house that would serve not only for steering the boat (Joy stick) but also to have a sea berth that allows an easy surveillance of everything at the middle of the night, just by seating and looking around.
I modified that design in what regards the interior also making it a bit longer (88cms) as a way to fit everything and to have the space to carry a small dinghy on a garage. I contacted Dick Zall and asked him if he could change his plans accordingly with my drawings. He said yes, for a small amount regarding the cost of the original plans.
This was what I have draw:
Pros and cons of steel sailboats
Live changed and I did not went ahead with this project.
If eventually this is of any use to you I can give you the plans as they are, providing you give me a ride on your boat when you pass by Portugal or the Med, just to look how it looks and sails
That Zall design is still a modern one, a light boat with a big B/D ratio, a huge stability and lots of sail. If you don't want all that sail you can always have a smaller rig and keep the stability
. I was planning in doing that since for questions related with simplicity and interior I was not planning in using the water ballast tanks that are previewed on the design.
I don't know the cost of doing a boat like this in Brazil but surely it would be a lot less than the cost of an Atlantic 43.