Yuloh sculling oar design

Welcome to PocketShip.net! This bulletin board is for builders of the Chesapeake Light Craft-John C. Harris "PocketShip" design, a 15-foot micro cruiser sailboat built from a kit or plans.

For more information on PocketShip, click here: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship

This site gathers PocketShip builders in one place. Here you can share photos, tips, questions, and---eventually---your sailing adventures in PocketShip! CLC will also post design updates and tips here as they come up.

We'll try to knock down spam as quickly as possible.

Moderator: John C. Harris

Forum rules
Spam or commercial posts will be deleted.
This is a civil forum: no flames or drunken tirades.
Please stay on-topic.
PocketShip's Web Page: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship
If you need CLC customer service: http://www.clcboats.com/forms/contact_us.html
We'll try to delete spam as soon as it appears.

Yuloh sculling oar design

Postby craig on Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:10 am

I have built a yuloh for Pocketship and will report back to this forum when I try it out on the water (hopefully this weekend, if I can coax my garage to be warm enough to paint the topsides). I have never used a "true" yuloh sculling oar before, so am relying solely on theory and designs published online.

My references were as follows in case you want to design and build your own:

1. "Some Thoughts on a Yuloh" http://junkrigassociation.org/Resources ... ciency.pdf

2. "The Easy Go Yuloh" http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/11/how ... /index.htm

Picking to use the "large" or "small" yuloh design from reference #1 was challenging. In the end I decided on a small design, with the yuloh coming to my waist. The blade profile was made as described in that reference, as were all lengths. I haven't angled the handle yet; rather, I'll wait to see what it feels like on the water. Total length currently is about 10 feet: 2.6-foot blade 3.5-inches wide scarfed onto a 7-foot 1.5x1.5inch pole (all dimensions final).

The pivot point will be made as in reference #2. I drilled a hole through the transom skirt "topper" and threaded a rod through it, but the entire assembly flexed too much for my liking. I believe I need to glue a backer block to the underside of the skirt at that location.

Pics and follow-up report to follow.
Titania, launched January 2015
Posts: 280
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:04 pm
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Return to PocketShip Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests