35 - Vrakeka (large blekingseka)

28 foot. Length 8580, width 2780 mm.
Build in 1880's by Ola and Johan Mårtensson on Ungskär, Blekinge. Completely in oak.

4 sheets in scale 1:10, 2 sheets in scale 1:20.

  • 35 A Profile plan
  • 35 B Construction plan
  • 35 C Rib plan
  • 35 D Line plan
  • 35 E Sail plan (scale 1:20)
  • 35 F Sail plan, reconstruction of square sail from 19th century (scale 1:20)

Plan no 35, May 1982.


Blekingseka

The small province Blekinge in southeast Sweden actually has its own boat type. Specific for the type is the pentagonal transom that sits on the top of the stern. It has few but wide plankings and quite weak ribs. The entire boat hull should be built of oak. It is originally a rowing and sailing boat. Spritsail has been the most common sail, but for herring fishing far offshore, an asymmetrical square sail was used during the 19th century.

We do not know when it was created, probably in the 17th century, but in the 19th century it was almost alone as a boat type in Blekinge. It was built in different sizes between 11 foot to 45 foot, adapted for its various purposes. It was named after its use, such as garnbåt, vrakeka, sätteka, krokeka, frakteka, or just eka.

The coast's appearance has also affected the look of the boat. In western Blekinge with its open sea, the boat is more heavily built, in the east with its protective archipelago, it has more falling stem and slender materials. It has been used between the Kalmarsunds coast and the southern coast of Skåne.


Boatplans

The measuring is done from existing boats that are traditionally built. Some are still in use, some are stored in different museums and some are left as wrecks in different places. Some of these wrecks have more or less fallen to pieces, but are reconstructed at the plan. Several boats are gone and does not exist any more.

For most of the plans a complementary sheet with information about material and dimensions are enclosed. On the plan the boat is drawn in external profile and cross-section profile at CL. In plan, each half with interior and the other half without. All ribs are drawn.

The plans are printed on coated standard paper 90g, mostly in size A1, but can be bigger (e.g. vrakeka 28 feet) or smaller. The plans are sent rolled in a paper cylinder.

Size
Length (foot) 28 foot
Length 8580 mm
Width 2780 mm
  • Product Code: 35
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 750kr

  • Ex Tax: 600kr

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