Photogallery of our build

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  1. sofcrafts says:

    I am looking forward viewing to the latest build photos.

    Are you planning to fabricate your own sails?

    Cheers

    • Uku Uku says:

      Hello!

      Well, we are getting back into the build now after a summers’ “vacation”, so pictures will have to wait for a few weeks. We have not had a serious look at sails yet, only somewhat. Fabricating our own is an option, but we will concider having them made or buying them secondhand.

      Cheers,
      Uku

  2. Mattias says:

    Hello!

    I live in Sweden and like you guys i have found insperation from Sebastian Näslund and Sven Yrvind to build and sail a small blue water sailboat far across the oceans. I found the “fafnir” while searching for micro blue water cruisers.
    I been wanting to sail around the world in a small sailboat since i was 10.
    Now to the two questions i have:
    1: How much do the fafnir cost to build in euro? (not including the rigg and sails)
    2: You mentioned the space needed to build fafnir. I only have a 1 car garage and i wounder is it possible to start the construction of the fafnir inside a 1 car garage and then continue outside when its time to mount the keel? I Think the hight of the garage door is about 1,70 cm

    Cheers
    Ps: i´m happy to have found your website and it contains many helpful tips!

    • Uku Uku says:

      Hello, Mattias!

      Glad that you like the boat and share a dream. Fafnir has cost around 4 k EUR so far, not including rigging, sails, paint and some other little things. Epoxy has been the most expensive article, we have bought 3 patches of 30 kg (25 kg resin, 5 kg hardener) and that is about 2 k EUR. Largely because we decided not to build the boat out of marine plywood. If money is an issue, go with marine plywood. It seems expensive at first, but will pay off later. As long as your garage is long enough (slightly over four meters), then starting the build in the garage is no problem. Though more space is better. You can, for exmaple, cut out all the bulkheads, add all fixtures to them etc. I’d advise building a small model before jumping to the big one. Buy some balsa wood from a hobby store and figure the things out to scale. This helps you figure out the plans, which is not as simple as one would think. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. I have to eat breakfast now 🙂

      Cheers,
      Uku

  3. Mattias says:

    Thank you for the answers!
    I will messure the garage space but i know that it is at least 5 meters in lenght and i messured the garage door today and it was 195 cm, not 170 cm as i assumed.
    How long did it take the two of you to build the fafnir?

    Cheers
    Mattias

    • Uku Uku says:

      Hello!

      Well, it has now taken us three years. During the time we had a very scarce building schedule, being students and employees and all that stuff..
      Now it will also depend on the width of the garage, if you wish to complete the whole hull inside.

      Cheers,
      Uku

  4. Mattias says:

    Hello again!

    Thanks again for the answer.
    I belive that it would take me even longer due to the fact that i´m building alone and have a full time job plus a baby.
    But im not in a hurry =)
    As long as it seems manageable to build it alone with somewhat limited boatbuilding knowledge.
    Will it be able to steer from both the inside and outside?
    Does it have a small cockpit or is the aft deck enclosed? (it´s hard to tell from the pictures and drawings i have seen)

    • Uku Uku says:

      Hello!

      Yes, you can steer both from the inside and on deck. The aft deck is closed, a small, perhaps 1 sqm or so of space to sit on, with a most probable sailing setting of legs in the hatch. The boat is actually quite roomy inside, you’ll fit 4 “large” persons sitting face to face inside, two on either side. There are compartments all over, in the seats, side shelves, a watertight compartment and a large compartment right under the mast. No standing room though, unless you are 1,6 m tall or so.

      Cheers,
      Uku

  5. John says:

    Great website, if possible could you add some photo’s of the inside of Fafnir and the tiller and inside steering system.

    Seriously thinking of giving this a go and would be very interested in those details.

    • Uku Uku says:

      Hello, John!

      Thank you for the kind words. We have not implemented the inside steering system yet, but we did build a mockup of it. To our experience, steering from the inside would give good shelter from cold winds and water spray. We will install the second tiller next season. I will take pictures of the inside the next time I go sailing.

      Cheers,
      Uku

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