Monday, September 9, 2013

Ulua in Brazil

Remo Eckert from Peruyibe, Brazil has done a superb job on his Ulua project.  The iakos and ama are slightly different from the design plan but are very similar to Hawaiian designs in use today.

A clear finished stripper hull can be stunning, but I've always felt that having some painted sections make the varnished parts stand out even more.  Remo got the balance just right.


  1. Barco lindo!
    I'm in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, planning to build a Tamanu or an Ulua. Which to build depends a bit on how easy it is to buy good plywood vs suitable planks. Does Remo Eckert have some advice for accessible hull material in Brazil?

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  3. Hey guys,

    Klaus from Vitória here.

    Bira, can I please have the book name? From Dave Dinkins?

    Thanks and mahalo,

  4. Click on top right of the page to buy it or try amazon.

    Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes: Modern Con… (Paperback) by Gary Dierking