Monday, March 12, 2018

Hoku Ula Sailing in Santa Cruz

3 comments:

Wade Tarzia said...

Finally I see one with a leeboard -- seems as if I have seldom seen them on these OC's.

Unknown said...

The leeboard arrangement is actually a bit tricky.
Since I stretched the Ulua to 27' I also increased the leeboard size.

I had to add some bracket on the lower part of the hull to reduce the bending moment. I am now also adding a fairing to eliminate some of the spray at higher speeds. In hindsight I would have used a centerboard arrangement. But this one works ok too.

Greetings
Chris

Wade Tarzia said...

My mistake -- I didn't catch that this was an Ulua (rather than a typical OC), so of course it has a leeboard. Nice job on the boat!