CLC Pram #2.5


Well… I cut the wood for my CLC Eastport Nesting Pram


DSC_0519DSC_0522DSC_0523DSC_0524And it didn’t happen over night. I would do a panel every morning before going to work and before my neighbors knew what hit them. And as you can see… there’s gonna be a lot of planing!


Now they all need to be “rabbet”ed with a router which hopefully I’ll get done this weekend far away from the poor neighbors… it’s going to be REAL loud!

DSC01842DSC01847And I’ve started gluing the bulkheads, transom and bow. First I started using some ready epoxy putty but it was way to thick and difficult to use on large surfaces. I eventually sourced some resin for under 100 euro a gallon(!!!) and mixed with cabosil  filler the process went along alot easier.



And since I did such a wonderful (NOT) job cutting my wood, it took me 3 hours with a rasp to even everything out. A rasp is an awesome tool!

DSC01853So things are coming along sloooowly but surely! Unfortunately not though with poor ol’ Zoot Allures. And I’m not to comment on that because it depresses the shit out of me!

Stay tuned,

Capt Pete.

ps… dust control has become a major issue back home!

pss… I still need to source some solid wood for the quarter knees, outwales etc. Plus I need would flour (as an epoxy filler) which nobody has ever heard of around these parts of the woods…pun intended!


About Sailing Zoot Allures

A demoralized mechanical engineer/ bass player/ sound engineer/editor seeks Freedom
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4 Responses to CLC Pram #2.5

  1. That’s a lot of work before your neighbours even get up each morning!!! We’re all looking forward to seeing that little ship being rowed across the bay. Not one beer bottle in the pictures??


  2. sryoder says:

    Your neighbors should be glad you’re not running a thickness planer. Even good ones are loud (just ask MY neighbors) and when they’re operated, they tend to be operated for long periods as it takes many small passes to get down to a final thickness sometimes.

    I built a plywood pram once. A Glen-L 8-Ball. It was pretty cute but one time while we were rowing it across a bay in Washington state, I suddenly started to remember all the various screw-ups and short-cuts that I had done while building it and it subsequently scared me to be in deep water with it. Retired it to duty as a garden dinghy (flower trough). So pay attention to detail and don’t cut corners to cover up screw-ups lest all your hard work ends up in the garden. Or even worse, an octopus’ garden. Yikes!


    • I am literally laughing my f.a.o.! I always wanted a boat garden trough… just not yet! I was freaking a bit about my clumsiness but I think all the epoxy “filleting” will take care of it (I hope!)
      Planers are the business in the noise department! I have already packed my headphone ear protection thingie in my tool bag. As a sound engineer… I know what a db is and what it can do!!
      I just googled the 8-ball….real cute!! and probably alot easier than my pram!


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