Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ulua by Hannah Jenkins

 I was very pleased to receive these photos of Hannah Jenkins' Ulua project.  It's a little different from standard in that the hull is shorter at 16' (4.8M) and is cold molded from two diagonal layers of ash veneer. 
Above photo by Jenny Steer, http://www.jennysteer.co.uk/

Above photo by Jenny Steer, http://www.jennysteer.co.uk/

Hannah installed a sealed floor for extra flotation.

An elegant socket for the crossbeams was molded with ten layers of fiberglass cloth.
Hannah is now starting her own boatbuilding business in the UK and her Ulua "Olive" is for sale.  You can contact Hannah at:  hannahjenkins77 (at) gmail.com

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Junior High Wa'apa

Hi Gary,
Just yesterday our entire jr. high went to Mission Bay and launched our outrigger.  It has been two years in the making, and came out great.  I've paddled the Molokai Channel race and have plenty of seat time in larger canoes, and I was impressed with how well your/our little 16'er works.  Fast boat, although some weathercocking was evident as the wind built.  I'll work on that as rigging experience improves. She's 6oz sheathed on the bottom up to the yellow topsides, and she's built of 6mm Harbortek meranti ply.  We did our own scarf joints (I'm the math teacher too); in fact, the whole boat was built in my classroom with zero fancy shop tools!  The ama is selected Home Depot 1X6's stacked cake fashion, but we cut the interior out as we went, so it's essentially hollow.  Very cheap that way, but a lot of power planing.  The beams were simple laminations of HomeDepot cheap pine and WEST.
Scot Copeland
Julian, CA

The ama was built the way we used to make model boat hulls.  

 Lots of planing and sanding though.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dan's Ulua for Sale

 I’m reluctantly putting my Ulua “Anhinga” for sale.  I haven’t had the chance to use it like it deserves & am entertaining offers.  It’s featured in Gary’s book Building outrigger Sailing canoes in one picture.
Some details about the boat:
Stretched to 21’—fits in a standard garage
Tanbark reefable sprit boomed sail by B&B yacht designs--128 s.f. or about 80 reefed
Mast is bombproof (but heavy) and features sail track and slides on the sail to make reefing easy
Can be set up or sailed as an outrigger or a trimaran
Custom tramps
Quarter rudder adapted from a dingy rudderhead and a 0009 blade that kicks up
Lots of other details but pictures might be best.

Dan St. Gean