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Kaa
03-06-2007, 10:56 PM
Here are some pictures of a Eun Mara as she was being built (not by me):

Hull completed:
http://www.kaax.org/pile/Annie/01_Annie_build_5_S1.jpg


The future foredeck:
http://www.kaax.org/pile/Annie/02_Annie_build_4_S1.jpg


The stern before decking over:
http://www.kaax.org/pile/Annie/03_Annie_build_2_S1.jpg


View aft:
http://www.kaax.org/pile/Annie/04_Annie_build_1_S1.jpg


And the view forward through the companionway:
http://www.kaax.org/pile/Annie/05_Annie_build_6_S1.jpg


Before you ask :-) the ply is okoume, the keel and frames are iroko, and everything is epoxy-coated.

Kaa

Frederick Bolton
03-06-2007, 11:56 PM
Very Nice Kaa,

What is the length of this boat? What will be its use?

gert
03-07-2007, 10:04 AM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid101/peeaae5e691ddaf2ec25fb6e4fcdd2898/f9cf6c2a.jpg

Kaa: hope you don't mind but I love this boat

it's Iain Oughtred's Eun Na Mara, about 19' on deck

this is the image that got me started looking at Iain's boats about 4 years ago
http://www.duckflatwoodenboats.com/designers/oughtred/eunmara4.jpg

Ed Armstrong
03-07-2007, 12:16 PM
Thanks for sharing Kaa. I have admired Ian's boats for about four years, and the Eun mara has been at the top of my list for most of that time. I'm almost done with another Oughtred design, his 10-foot Acorn dinghy. If I thought I could possibly spend 2000 hours building another at this point in my life, I'd likely jump right into an Eun mara, but alas, I think I'll have to wait until my children are older. You have a beautiful boat. Please post more pics -- there aren't nearly enough photos of the Eun mara on the web.

Ed

almeyer
03-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Thanks Kaa and Gert. I agree with Ed - there aren't near enough pics of Eun na Mara. My wife didn't win the lottery last night, so it doesn't look like I'll be able to quit my job and build my own. But I still love the design.
Al

Rational Root
03-08-2007, 12:28 PM
2000 hours - at 40 hour weeks, thats working on the boat full time for a year.....

Is that a guestimate, or a good approximation of the work required to build this ?

D


Thanks for sharing Kaa. I have admired Ian's boats for about four years, and the Eun mara has been at the top of my list for most of that time. I'm almost done with another Oughtred design, his 10-foot Acorn dinghy. If I thought I could possibly spend 2000 hours building another at this point in my life, I'd likely jump right into an Eun mara, but alas, I think I'll have to wait until my children are older. You have a beautiful boat. Please post more pics -- there aren't nearly enough photos of the Eun mara on the web.

Ed

Ed Armstrong
03-08-2007, 12:37 PM
2000 hours is what I have heard from others that have done the build. The guy in California (Fredricksen?) spent more like 4000 hours, but he agreed that he'd added a lot of time consuming details. I think Dale estimated 2000 hours. It is also consistent with my experience with the Acorn. IIRC, Ian estimated 100 hours for that build, and it's taken me more than 200 hours, though now that I have more experience, I could probably get it down to 200. So, double his estimate of 1000 hours for the Eun mara, and I think I'm waiting for at least partial retirement.

Ed

gert
03-08-2007, 01:07 PM
2000 hrs probably assumes no errors (re-do) and no contemplation ( how the hell do I do that?) and no standing back admiring your handy work (I actualy did that?)

JimD
03-08-2007, 01:48 PM
A question, please: How is Eun Na Mara ballasted?

Ed Armstrong
03-08-2007, 02:01 PM
There's a chunk of lead in her keel. You can see it at Dale's Alistego site here: http://www.alistego.com/Site/Ballast.html. Someone here can probably provide info on the weight of the ballast.

JimD
03-08-2007, 02:10 PM
Thanks, Ed. Looks like it would be relativey simple to home cast.

Kaa
03-08-2007, 02:48 PM
The lead ballast is 500 lbs (225 kg). However there are also steel bildge boards which effectively act as a ballast.

By the way, here -- http://www.geoss.com.au/eun_mara/ -- is an excellent site by a fellow who has just turned his Eun Mara over.

Kaa

gert
03-08-2007, 03:14 PM
great link,thx
He's doing an amazing job; love her colours.

this is tempting:
http://www.geoss.com.au/eun_mara/images/planking_screwed_edge.jpg
I assume these are permanent copper roves

gert
03-08-2007, 03:33 PM
I have always thought of this boat as Iain's GreySeal's little sister, hence my interest. Thinking ahead a bit what's your opinion of his deadwood/keel construction? It seems a simple solution to something that has been vexing me.
http://www.geoss.com.au/eun_mara/images/keel09.jpg

Kaa
03-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Well, technically the Wee Seal is the Grey Seal's little sister.

Also keep in mind that Eun Maras have double bilgeboards, so there's no hole in the keel for the centerboard.

Kaa

gert
03-08-2007, 05:33 PM
"extended family" I retract the sister, they'r first cousins :)