Home Port; on the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA.

2010-2011 Work


Outboard Remote Control
-Mounted on solid PVC trim board mounted to stern rails.
-Tohatsu remote modification kit installed.
-New Carburetor installed
-Outboard installed

Remote control throttle and gear shift adapter installed March 2011

Replacement Carb and zinc installed March 15, 2011
Water Pump service kit

Solar Panel Mount
-Solar panel salvaged from garden pond pump.
-Restraining bracket fabricated from solid PVC trim board.
-Mounted to stern rail with salvaged BBQ mounting bracket.

Cockpit floor and bench
-PVC composite deck boards to be cut and glued in place

Cockpit bench

Cockpit bench glued in place

Dry fit port side cockpit bench

Port side cockpit bench cut

Seat template

Layout grid for seat template

Cockpit almost clean, solar panel has been sitting on lazarete hatch all summer keeping battery fully charged. 

Companionway hatch, this winter just clean an a fresh coat of varnish. Bridge-deck and new hatch will wait another season.

Winter companionway hatch.

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Ulladh pronounced "ul-la" (null lad).

Uladh the gaelic spelling for the territory of the U-Nail chieftains in the ancient Irish province of Ulster (English/Norse), originally the counties of Down and Antrim, but now including Derry, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan, also referred to as Ulidia (Greek/Roman),.

Uladh was the home of a pre-celtic, cruithne (crew-en-ya) pictish tribe, who may have been descendants of prehistoric tribes indigenous to the British Isles since the retreat of the last ice age.

Archeological finds date first inhabitants to about 6,000 BC and trade goods from Rathlin Island, County Antrim off the northeast coast of Ireland made from porcellanite stone appearing in Egypt and Crete by 2,500 BC.

The early tribes of Ireland where displaced by later waves of migrants from mainland Europe; about 1700 BC by bronze age tribes, celtic tribes about 500 BC, and in the past two millenia; Roman trading posts, Viking settlements, English plantations... and in the 21st century a welcome increasing diversity from the European Union and the world.

SV Ulladh (for vhf clarity I use "sailing vessel ul-la") is named for the territory of the first peoples to settle in Ireland after the retreat of the last ice age.


Since 1949 Fisksatra Varv in the coastal town of Fisksatra Sweden, built fiberglass boats from dinghies to a 300 ton minesweeper for the Swedish Navy.

The Havsfidra 20's were built between 1968 and the late 1970's to Swedish Navy and Lloyd's certification standards.

The Havsfidra 20 and a larger version the Storfidra 26 where sold in the United States by Continental Yachts and Trawler Agency of Atlantic City NJ.

Havsfidra; sea-feather?
(fidra; to touch or tickle with a feather -Icelandic-English Dictionary, Clarendon Press 1874)