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Ebihen 15/16 - 4 Pages

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Ebihen is a seaworthy, stable boat with good carrying capacity, suitable for family sailing, as well as fishing. Despite its short length, it offers a big and pleasant cockpit. She was inspired both by Northern Brittany fishing boats, especially Saint Jacut (the Ebihens are the islands in front of that port), and by the boats on Normandy beaches, which were clinker built. First strip planked Ebihen 15, standing lug rigged An outboard motor is fitted in a well aft of the cockpit, with the motor handle at helmsman reach. The propeller is just ahead of rudder for good manoeuvrability. A short shaft 4 strokes - 3 to 6 hp - motor may be installed. A heavy steel centreboard improves stability and good windward ability. Many different rigs may be chosen according to your specific needs, from the very simple lug sail to the well canvassed gaff cutter (see drawings). The first Ebihen was made in 2004 by a home builder . Since then, about 50 Ebihen have been built or are under construction. Icarai boat-builder has already delivered 4 The first Ebihen was 4,5 m long (now named Ebihen 15) and a longer version (4,8 m, Ebihen 16) has also been designed, with the same breadth and depth. Ebihen 16 leaves more space to the crew and also carries more canvas. This last aspect is very fruitful for the standing lug version, the sail area being limited by the boat length. Ebihen 16 is also fitted with a water ballast improving stability and trim. This is very valuable when sailing with a small crew. If you have not any length constraint, I strongly recommend to choose Ebihen 16 instead of Ebihen 15. Ebihen may be built either with a strip planked or a clinker plywood hull. The strip planked hull is mainly built with timber, with laminated stem, keel, frames... This gives the boat a very authentic look. This version is to be built with a plan package and full size patterns printed on mylar (polyester sheets). The clinker version is built on a plywood structure and is preferably built from a NC cut plywood kit which makes construction easy for the home builder. Planking strakes are joined by NC scarves and the only thing the builder has to do is gluing and clamping parts together. Then, planks need only end adjustment. The average construction time is 800 hours for the strip planked hull and 500 hours for the clinker version using A traditional version (carvel planked over stem bent frames) of Ebihen 16 is also available.

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Several rig options are proposed. The standing lug (misainier in French) has a single lug sail which remains on the same side of an unstayed mast. It is very simple to use and gives good performance, except by light winds. There is no boom and this gives safely and comfort for the crew. With the outboard motor, it makes a general purpose boat for fishing as well as family sailing. The lug yawl (bourcet-malet in French) is also based on a standing lug sail with the addition of a jib and a lug mizzen. All this canvas gives good sailing ability in light airs. On a windy day, it is possible to sail...

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Ebihen 15/16 Motor 4 to 6 hp Opening to raise the mast Large locker Plywood backbone (clinker version) Gasoline tank Buoyancy 2 X 85 litres Locker under seat Shown version: Ebihen 16 clinker, standing lug. Steel centreboard 40 kg Water ballast 180 l (Ebihen 16) Water ballast 180 l (Ebihen 16) Buoyancy 2 X 95 litres Hull length Waterline length Breadth Draught (centreboard up) Draught (centreboard down) Weight without rig ISO light weight (with motor) EC category / Crew Ebihen 15 4.50 m 4.24 m 1.85 m 0.45 m 0.98 m 410 kg 480 kg C4 / D5 Ebihen 16 4.83 m 4.40 m 1.85 m 0.45 m 1.05 m 440 kg 520 kg...

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Ebihen 15/16 Ebihen 16 Standing lug (misainier) Ebihen 16 Lug yawl (bourcet-malet) 13 m² 20.2 m² 15.5 m² 3.4 m² 3.8 m² Ebihen 15 Gaff sloop Ebihen 16 Gaff cutter 12.4 m² 16.8 m² 4.4 m² 12.6 m² 19 m² 3.4 m² 3 m² Ebihen 15 Standing lug Lug yawl Gaff sloop Gaff cutter Ebihen 16 14 m² 18.2 m² 16.8 m² 19 m² 15.5 m² 20.2 m² 17.7m² 19 m²

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