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

2013-2014 work

Boat hauled out and bottom power washed, light sand and painted.
Clean deck and cockpit, light sand and fresh coat of paint
Outboard; serviced; engine oil change, transfer case oil change, new spark plug.
Shore power and battery charger completed May 2014
Install air conditioning (from shore power) in progress May 2014
Install small refrigerator, shore power and 12 volt, unit ordered.
Replace interior cushions
Retractable cabin table, in progress
Add second battery

Lug sail conversion

Below water line clean, light sand and fresh coat of coal tar epoxy with copper flour.
March 11 65 deg F coal tar epoxy with copper flour below water line.
Clean topside, light sand and fresh coat of paint.
April 1 2014 topside painted.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the winter projects, I am pulling my boat at the end of the year. I plan on giving her a thorough refit...maybe a year or 2 even. Lots to do and little money to do it with so it make take longer but when she goes back in our Alberg 30 will be our home as we plan to become liveaboards.



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)