Hoku Ula Sailing in Santa Cruz


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

  2. 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.


  3. 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!


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