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Blog started June 2004
Last updated 28 January 2016 - Fully rigged at last!
As you've reached this page, you probably realise that I enjoy building wooden boats. Having built two dinghies (see Background) I started building an Iain Oughtred "Eun Mara" design in 2003. Eun Mara is a 6.1m (20') glued clinker ply canoe yawl that is described well in Dale's Alistego site.
Skerry was completed to the pre-rigging stage in August 2011 and was launched on 27th of that month...
I've created these pages in order to share my building experiences with like-minded people, particularly anyone who is building a Eun Mara. I'll update the content as time permits.
I'm located in Canberra, Australia. The construction is taking place in half of my garage and, as you will see if you visit some of the other pages, space is limited. I don't pretend to be a very experienced wooden boat builder, and certainly don't present these pages as a "how to" guide! I find it interesting to see how different people approach things in different ways, and I hope that my contribution at least broadens the pool of information available to Eun Mara builders. If nothing else, there might be a section on "Pitfalls of building a boat in a confined space"!
I recommend Dale's Alistego site to any prospective Eun Mara builder. Dale's pages have been a valuable reference during planning and building - "thank you", Dale.
There are several web-sites that include information or pictures of Eun Mara. Dale's site contains a good list of links. I've also started my own link list at the bottom of this page
My name is Richard Almond. Please feel free to contact me with comments,
questions, or just to chat, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dale has kindly set up a Eun Mara builders' discussion group.
Inspired by Dale's (Alistego) site, I am happy to display any photographs of your Eun Mara project:
Here is a link to the Traditional Boat Squadron of the ACT (TBSA) for those who might be interested in boating in Canberra.