Eela Boat "Columba" Lying Essex
Sails and Deck Gear
The 90sq ft sail is by traditional sail maker James Lawrence of Brightlingsea. There are three reefing points
All of the rudder fittings are of bronze. The rudder and tiller are epoxy coated
Mast gate and belaying pins are bronze
Columba has buoyancy compartments fore and aft and inflatable buoyancy bags on each side.
Oars are fixed in the traditional Shetland manner with thole pin, sacrificial oak strip and retaining twine.
There is a bronze fixing point for a small outboard motor on the starboard quarter. When not in use the outboard stows against the centerboard casing.