CLC Pram #7

Yet another update on the CLC Eastport Nesting Pram.  The technique building this little boat is known as “stitch & glue”. Last post was about the fillets. Time for …other stuff!

davFirst of all… with the help of a “new kid on the/our block” Nic, I scored the hard wood, Iroko,  I needed for the outwales, daggerboard trunk spacers, quarter knees and mast step. mdeNic’s an interesting guy, architect gone boat builder. He’s built his own 27ft sailboat off of Van Der Stad designs and also various dinghies. So he knows his wood and has a small table saw and ripped my outwales. He also makes baby prams for …babies!


sdrSo I cut out the remaining pieced and started playing around back home. The outwales are a bit funky to get on the boat so I’m just practicing before I break out the gooey stuff.


sdrThe next step is to build the daggerboard trunk and while I was at it, the rudder cheek thingie.  The insides had to wetted out with un-thickened epoxy and then glued.



davAnd that’s where I’m at. It’s been a hell of a week at the real job and I’m really getting knackered and in need of rest and a hair cut! But next week is leading up to Easter and I’m planning on going down to the farmhouse with homework….thinking of building some oars!

Before then I’ll glue in the daggerboard trunk and dress the interior floor with glass cloth. But more on that next time! So….

Stay tuned,

Capt. Pete

ps…. meanwhile back on Zoot Allures I’ve been sanding and oiling my old Iroko and “looking” at the transmission.dav



About Sailing Zoot Allures

A demoralized mechanical engineer/ bass player/ sound engineer/editor seeks Freedom
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