Smålandseka

The province Småland has a fairly long coastal strip, which is protected from the east by Öland, but in Kalmarsund the sea can be quite streamed depending on the wind's strength and direction. Here, the smålandseka has its place of residence. An open eka with keel and stems, but there is a transom that, with its different look, tells about where the eka belongs to on the coast. In the south, the boat is called eka, in the north, öka.

The boat type has similarities to the blekingseka and it is very possible that they are closely related, age and origin are not straighten out.

The smålandseka is built entirely in oak with quite few ribs, but it is not uncommon for some ribs to stretch all the way from railing to railing. The size varied depending on the use of the boat, from the small brädökan, lillökan, millaökan, storökan ...

A true old-fashioned eka from this area, can be studied on plan number 78, a 19 foot öka with only 4 plankings, the top one more than 40 cm wide oak.

This type of ekor/ökor, with a transom in different designs and looks, can be found along the northern Baltic Sea coast.


38A - Sail plan smålandseka 'Kajsa'

38A - Sail plan smålandseka 'Kajsa'

Colored sail plan of 14 foot smålandseka 'Kajsa'. Build in the end of 1930's at Fredrik Jonssons shipyard in Djursvik, Småland.

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