The most popular sail and oar boat
|Hull length / waterline||4.44/ 4.10 m||Sail area||12.2 m²|
|Breadth / waterline||1.70 / 1.46 m||Outboard motor||4 hp|
|Draught||0.25 / 0.86 m||Design category / Crew||C3 / D5|
|Light weight||245 kg||Building time with kit||400 hours|
The Ilur named “Clinker-kit” is a new version of Ilur, designed in 2012 to be built from a numerically cut plywood kit. The hull planking is made of 9 mm plywood. Frames are cut into 18 mm plywood with a timber trim on all visible edges. Stem and many other structural parts are also in plywood but the look of the boat interior remains very close to the original Ilur design. All that results in a building time reduced by about 25%. Of course, the hull shape and the rigs are the same as the classic Ilur. All improvements made to the classic Ilur are also included in this new design. The clinker-kit Ilur is also lighter, and then more pleasant to row.
Ilur was designed at first with the simple lug sail in the Breton style (said “misainier” rig). A lug sloop rig is now proposed and is a valuable option. A balanced lug rig (lug sail with boom) is another option, interesting for river or single-handed sailing. More recently, I have added a very attractive lug yawl rig.
I invite you to discover the blog of Lukasz Kumanowski, a Swedish builder, giving a very detailed and illustrated description of the building process of the “clinker-kit” Ilur.
There is also a very interesting Facebook group: Ilur Association of Western Australia