New Pram Delivered

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Patrick Gould, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    I have a boat building business that I don't talk about much on WWF out of respect for those builders who pay for advertising, but I just delivered a 10' Pram to forum member jakesmylab who lives in Portland. I'm proud of the way it turned out and want to show it off a bit. The design spec was a primarily stillwater boat that would also have some river capability. The way it turned out I think it should be equally capable in both fisheries.

    It's made of hydrotech plywood with two layers of 6oz fiberglass overlay. The bottom has an additional 4 coats of epoxy/graphite and the interior floor is a truck bed liner material. The seats and trim are flame grain Mahogany and the rub rails are Oak.

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  2. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

    Beautiful boat Patrick!
    Love the wood ones!

    Would you mind sharing the approximate weight of the boat?
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  3. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    It's a big 10 footer Greg. I don't have the equipment to weigh it, but two guys can pick it up and load it. We estimate somewhere around 150. A small trailer would make launching/loading much easier for one person.
  4. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    Gorgeous boat, Patrick! Thanks for sharing your pics!
  5. jakesmylab

    jakesmylab New Member

    This beautiful boat is currently sitting in my garage. I've already gone out to look at it twice since getting home from work. Pictures just don't do this boat justice. Before the build, Patrick and I talked about my wants and needs out of a boat. He had an idea of what he wanted to build and it didn't take long to convince me that I wanted him to build it for me. I had some general ideas as to what it would look like when finished and got to watch the build as it progressed. The end result exceeded all expectations that I had. Patrick definitely knows how to build a boat. I cannot wait get it on the water. As for the weight, I'll take it to work on Friday and throw it on a scale.
  6. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it too. I wish it was staying in my shop instead of jakesmylab's garage. :)
  7. BDD

    BDD Active Member

    That is too nice a boat to be putting on Matoon!

    Nice ride but you better get you an oar stopper for that left oar.
  8. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Nice pram. I need to not look at threads like this........ ;)
  9. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Thanks BDD. One of these days I'll add sleeves and stoppers to those old Shaw and Tenney oars.
  10. BDD

    BDD Active Member

    Naw, I was mostly just joshing but those additions would be nice. When you sell boats as a hobby, stuff like that just kind of jump out at you.
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  11. Merle

    Merle Not New, Just rarely post...

    Beautiful piece of work!
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  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Alas, wood crafting is not in my skill set, but I envy those who are blessed with such impressive ability. Congrats to both of you.
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  13. nomlasder

    nomlasder Active Member

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  14. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Thanks, that means a lot!
  15. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    very pretty pram.
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  16. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    There's a light 8' in the works too.
  17. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    Wow, beautiful boat Patrick and Jakesmylab!
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  18. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Patrick, ever think about rebuilding a classic teak/Honduras mahogany yacht? You clearly have the skills to do one!
  19. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Alex, thanks. That's a little beyond my scope, but I did spend quite a few years with a classic speed boat restoration shop.
  20. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

    Patrick, that is just absolutely masterful application of your boat building skills. Congrats on a superb job.

    The picture of the Band Saw From Hell scared the shit out of me however.