Beats Hell out of work...
"How does this furshluggener thing work, anyhow??"
Note the non-optimal fore-aft trim
First Use of New Steering Oar
Revised Trailer-To-Beach Transport Config
Revised Trailer-Beach Transport Config
Main hull rides upside-down on right side of trailer. Looking for advice on building a box to go on the left side of the trailer and hold all the additional crapola. Longest item is a 16' 4" mast, so I guess the box SB about 16'6" long. But where to go from there?
Loading On To Trailer: Step 1
Loading On To Trailer: Step 2
Loading On To Trailer: Step 3
Loading On To Trailer: Step 4
Loading On To Trailer: Step 5
This seems tb the least inconvenient config within the confines of a narrow trailer.
The main hull is upside-down so the gunwales rest on the cross arms (no cradles needed) and it can be stored outdoors without accumulating rain in the hull.
Being able to leave the beach wheels attached is a nice-to-have, but not a deal breaker.
Upside-down has the advantages of not needing special hull cradles and not collecting rain when stored outside.
Right-side-up would be a last resort.
Fully-rigged. The brass ring would be tb able to trailer it like this, only upside down - flipped on to the trailer like a Tornado. Canting to a little less than 45 degrees, it would only be about 6' wide.
Ulua Listing To Port
Clamp-On Leeboard - Not mine, but one I'm attracted to.
I managed to break this one all by myself. No beam sea, not even sailing. Just my own clumsiness/stupidity while experimenting with lashing patterns.
These "stiffening" beams, added in an attempt to reduce twist in the hull, will be the second candidates for removal in a forthcoming weight reduction program.
The first candidate will be the massive mast support system that is hidden by the forward aka.
Hull is 17.5" +- 1/4" wide at both waes.
Bow aka has windsurfer base hole aligned with centerline of hull.
Stern aka is fitted so that it's length to port is the same (92.5" from outside of starboard gunwale) as bow aka.
But, as the photo shows, the stern aka does not have sufficient ovehang on starboard side.
Question: Am I missing something? First thing that comes to mind is my assumption that fore/aft aka lenghts must be the same.
These are the pieces that the builder trimmed from the two akas.
Observe the length diff.
Also, the longer one has two raw ends instead of the expected one raw end.
The builder's recommended lashing pattern
Current iako-ama lashing method.
I'm trying to figure out how to secure that pulley at the bow. One way would tb stay with the sort of dog's muzzle setup shown. Another way would be to drill a hole in each manu board, run a line through and knot each outside end as is apparently being done in http://johnrollit.com/pmwiki/uploads/Ulua/Ulua18.jpg
Malibu Outrigger Goosneck Overview
Malibu Outrigger Goosneck Detail
This is a screen snap from http://tinyurl.com/7qtmrtk
Sail Fully Deployed
Derigging 2: First step is to brail the sail. Sail Partially Brailed
Derigging 3: First step is to brail the sail. Sail Mostly Brailed
Derigging 4: First step is to brail the sail. Sail fully brailed.
Derig: Second step is to undo the trigger snap that keeps the mast from coming out if the boat capsizes
Derigging 6: Third-and-last step is to pull mast out of socket/off of windsurfer mast base/extension
Derigging 7: Mast fully removed from windsurfer mast base/extension
Derigging 8: Mast/boom/sail laying on ground, ready to stow.
Derigging 9: Mast/Boom/Sail rolled up
New beach wheels: 42cm Wheeleze
The canoe is *really* easy to move around with the wheels at the balance point. The old ones were pretty easy, but these new bigger ones are just plain ludicrous.
Ulua Leeboard vs Windsurfing Fin
Hole drilled though instead of below gunwale
Looks like afterthought holes drilled lower
Ad-hoc reenforcement for ad-hoc holes
Interim hiking platform.
Brailing Line Binds - Port
Brailing Line Binds - Starboard
Oar locks? We don't need no steenking oar locks!!
Stubby Rig: BreadBoard Beta .01
Paddling-optimized Ulua built by Ulua's designer Gary Dierking
The idea is to replace the muy pesoso wooden stubby on the left with a section of windsurfer mast as on the right.
To spoof the base of the wooden stubby, we concocted a windsurfer mast base cup bolted to the interface cut from a cutting board.
I breadboarded it with Home Depots finest (NOT!) plywood, which was getting noticibly soft to the touch after seven months of service
On top of the mast cup we put a base extension.
Mast cup in place
View from above.
The stubby slides over the mast base extension, just like on a windsurfer
Stubby fully inserted
The red line keeps the stubby from sliding out in a capsize.
This is typical
This is the worst case
Sacrificial Rub Spots: Is There A Better Way Than Woven Tape?
Vibrating Cutter: Just the ticket
Cedar Strip Bulging at Leeboard
Cedar Strip Normal (beyond leeboard)
Fiberglass Separating From Resin
Gary Dirking's Dedicated "Paddling" Ulua
Jim_Cricket's leeboard bracket. I should make something half as nice...