Happy New Year! I'll second the desire for plans for the your Pram 2.0. We traded emails early last year and you recommended a bigger boat for what I described to you. I've been scrounging up materials, finishing projects and setting up a shop space just in time for winter!
As I compared the three options, that seemed to be the one that made sense. I'd like to think I'd be ready to build soon, but the reality of the situation is that I'm probably looking at next spring/summer. I could start making some of the components in my basement shop this fall/winter. So I guess I'm not in that much of a hurry. If I could get plans by the end of summer or beginning of fall that would be great. Thanks for the response. Really like the boats you build.
Hi Dave. Looking for some advice on a smaller boat design that will handle a decent amount of weight on northern michigan streams. Manistee, AuSable, etc. not a lot of rocker required, but I'm 6'4" and weigh about 240lbs. My fishing partners range in size, but could be equally as heavy. I really like your pram, but am concerned the weight limit/recommendation might be exceeded. Also like the trapper in the book, but it may be designed for a little heavier water than I'll face. Any thoughts? Do you have plans for the 13 footer you built? Thx. Bill
Dave nice work on your boats, you are quite skilled. I had a question for you, I found about a 10 inch plane and a old old block plane in my basement. Will the 10 inch plane work to make my scarf joints for my side and bottom panels(56")? Or do i need to buy a 22 inch plane? If I use my 10 inch plane , it was my Great Grandfathers and hasn't been sharpener/used since he used them . I have very limited knowledge or experience with planes. I remember you mentioning there was an art to sharpening planes? Any Help is appreciated. I love the barbies in the model you built. I have two daughters myself , who are 9 and 11 years old. They will get a kick out of those pictures for sure!
Dave, this is Rick Newman from Spokane. We have never spoken, but I have folowed your boats progress both on here and at Happy Trout Chronicles. Neat boat and great job as a father sharing your activities with your kids! I admire your accomplishments.
I know that you follow events here quite closely and wanted to see more pictures of the Wooden Boat Festival. I took quite a few and have three files of pictures that I sent to both Randy and Greg Hatten. The total file size is 356 Mb so it overwhelms most mailing methods. I use a service called Pando that is free and works relatively well. If you would like me to send you the pictures I would be happy to.
I have pictures from the Boat Parade, pictures of the overall boats and where appropriate pictures of boat construction details. Lastly I had pictures of "Boat People" and the overall event.
Anyway if you are interested let me know an email address and I wil send them.
Hey - Happy Trout... Great "post" - boat progress is coming right along!! Wish you were able to make it out here for the wooden boat weekend... it's right up your alley - you'd have a great time!!
Keep up the good work...