UNA in Small Boats Monthly

I forgot about this write up in Small Boats Monthly. I do remember the wonderful photos my daughter took on our first (and only) joint overnighter in the bilges of UNA in Milford Haven. We’ve migrated to onshore camping when there’s crew. Long lumpy night that was behind windy barrier dunes. A reminder of the short article came in the form of an email from SBM. My friend and Owner of Molly pointed it out. The excitement of launching UNA that year is still vivid. Much else of 2014 is faded. The 10-month construction period has rewarded this builder with many more months of sailing and memories to boot. Winter will be easier now knowing that UNA will carry us along again this Spring. In the meantime, perhaps we can give her some love and fix a few neglected maintenance items. She asks for so little.

4 thoughts on “UNA in Small Boats Monthly

  1. Robert Denny

    Congratulations Eddie! Making it into Small Boats Monthly with UNA must make you feel good. I will say, UNA is a beautiful boat, and you did a lovely job of building her. You must be a much faster worker than I am, because it took me 5 years to build SKORRI. Those were an unforgettable 5 years, which I really did not want to end. I can hardly wait to see the job you will do in building the enlarged SKORRI.

    We are pretty much hunkered down for the winter here. The daylight hours are so short, and the weather so stormy, there is not much opportunity to get outdoors. I am debating about building a small pram as you suggested. Maybe it could be for my grand daughter when she is older. In any case, it would be fun to build another little boat, so I will keep you posted.

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop, and I wish you all the best for the coming Holidays and New Year!

    Rob

    On Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 12:07 PM Lingering Lunacy wrote:

    > eebe4 posted: ” I forgot about this write up in Small Boats Monthly. I do > remember the wonderful photos my daughter took on our first (and only) > joint overnighter in the bilges of UNA in Milford Haven. We’ve migrated to > onshore camping when there’s crew. Long lumpy” >

    1. Ah! I didn’t want to ask “how long …” Paul’s build estimates got to be taken with a grain of salt.
      Do start the pram.
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year-

  2. Hello, I am new here. I was reading some old posts on the WoodenBoat Forum, following all sorts of links, and ending up finding a Small Boats article on “The Norwegian Tiller” by some guy Eddie Breeden. “Wait,” I said, “haven’t I heard that name before somewhere?” Ayup. Those pdf plans I bought from Paul Gartside just a few weeks ago were drawn for someone of the same name.

    I’m not going to go out and build that handsome 19ft. sloop anytime soon, though. I built a Oughtred Granny Pram some 20 years ago and I’ve hardly had time to sail her. Such is the life of a college professor! But retirement is around the corner, and I’m dreaming of another boat-building project. When I built the Oughtred pram I thought of it as a precursor to building a Oughtred double-ender, but now the lure of traditional techniques has made me spend a lot of time going through Gartside’s catalog. I’m trying to resist the lure of big rigs with too many strings, though.

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