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View attachment 14680 I am building this 10' pram as a tender for a larger DE or Novi cruiser (yet to be purchased).
It is the Nahant/swampscott style pram used by Lobstermen for boats at a mooring. Good for chop and can hold a lot of weight.
Mine is modified on interior for my intended use. I am adding 2 floatation compartments/ seats aft with 6" screw in hatches. a bilge pump will be added. Forward, I added a seat/casting platform/ storage area with a fold down locker door for anchor and line.
Hull construction is 3/8 Fir marine ply, with 3/4" Bow and stern transoms. compartment seats are 3/4" as well. Center seat is a 2x10 PT piece. Gunwhales are 4 layers of 3/8" x 3" wide (titebond 3 glued and bronze ring nail fastened) for a rugged side! The interior seams are glassed with 6" tape and epoxy fillet and coated. Exterior has same tape on seams and whole exterior is covered with 10 OZ cloth in epoxy. Obviously this is over built to my requirements. I wanted something that would be able to tough it out at ANY town landing. This will eat yuppie inflatables for lunch.
The build isn't complete yet, I have the nice fabric/foam gunwhale guard from Hamilton Marine , yet to be installed. Power will be a 15 or 20 HP Tohatsu O/B.
I used to buy my marine ply from Boulter when I lived in Mass. I now live in Jacksonville, Fl and the marine ply is much cheaper! The plans came from a guy in Cohassett, mass. I can't remember his name , but he used to build skiffs and sell them on Boston Craigslist.
His skiffs were nice but his plans sucked! Way overly complicated.
I wanted this skiff to be able to haul 2 people, 2 dogs and 2 bicycles in one trip from the mother ship...... Now if I can just find the mother ship.
Just found this sit a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoy it. I Knew Capt Dave (Relentless) and his wife from 25+ years ago and have talked to him and other voices from my past.
Hopefully I can load these pics!
The guy I'm talking about is in Mass. He lives in Cohassett, but was making them in Weymouth. He is no longer in business. His name was david and I can't remember his last name. When I was up there last November, he took me to the town wharf where he had built a white one for a lobsterman.
does anyone have any 1st hand esxperience w/ the 10'ft model. I am looking at for a tender for my boatwhile cruising.