12' San Francisco Pelican Sailboat - Number
THIS IS NOT A PROJECT BOAT.
Boat comes with sails (main and jib), adjustable motor mount, all rigging, boat hook, compass, one oar and NEW tires.
Everything works and is in good order. It needs a little cleaning, but other than that - it is OK fine. No leaks!
This boat has a wonderful fleet here in the Puget Sound area. The first 3 images are from a race on Lake Stevens. This is about 1/2 the number of boats that appeared for the event.
The 12 foot Pelican was first designed in 1959 by Captain William H. Short in
Larkspur CA. The
Captain was dissatisfied with the behavior of his 8’ El Toro in San Francisco Bay when it breezed
up. The Pelican was designed to “fill the need for a safe San Francisco Bay dinghy which can be
built at home easily and inexpensively” wrote Captain Short in a letter to the Rudder magazine Mail
Barrel August of 1960. The Pelican has been refined over the years and boasts these particulars:
LOA 12’ 21/2 “, Beam at Sheer 6’ 13/4 “ Draft Board Up 4”, Draft Board Down 4’, Freeboard
Amidships 24”, Main Sail Area 72 Sq. Ft., Jib Sail Area 33 Sq. Ft., Trailer Weight 390 Lbs. Aprox.
This big, little vessel is a cross between a dory and a sampan as seen in the
photos. Her steep hull
rocker, deep side panels and 6 foot plus beam added to a very controllable Lug Sail main -- with
mini jib -- makes for an excellent heavy weather sailing skiff. Captain Short stated of his
original Pelican Chloe Maru: “I have not yet had to sit up outside her cockpit coaming, although I
have sailed (the Pelican) to the lightship (out past the Golden Gate Bridge !) and back in a strong
Note: Some of the images below are NOT my boat - just examples I found on the 'net of folks enjoying their boats!!!
Update: May 2013, This boat is in DEEP storage. I have had multiple offers, however, at this time, I can not get the boat out of storage. Hopefully, later this summer, we will be able to get this boat out of storage and it will be available for sail (or sale).....If you wish to be notified if/when it is available, let me know via email.
Price: $2600.00 - I can take credit cards
|The images below show the S.F. Pelican in action or getting ready for action - there is a good sized fleet here in the Seattle area.|
Boats at play
Located in Ocean Park, WA
or call Ron at 425-218-5406