CLC Pram #14 Chop Chop!

Yet another update on the CLC Eastport Nesting Pram. The technique building this little boat is known as “stitch & glue”. And since it’s a “nesting” dinghy…………… CHOP CHOP TIME!!! More like “saw saw” time.

My friend Alexandra came by, we had a couple of pops and stuff, procrastinated, and proceeded with shaky hands.


A few “ohmms” and with the use of a Japanese saw… first up high, the iroko outwales.


Then we leaned it up against the wall and went at the hull


Sawing is tiring! Who knew? Any hoo…we took alot of breaks.











Well… after a couple of hours(!)….we unscrewed the bulkhead nuts and started to pull and……..



The “nesting test…










Success!! And the euphoria was running like a river!

And now it’s time to sand sand sand….

Stay tuned,

Capt Pete.

ps… … and sand I shall. I started today. And it kinda sucks! I think the next update may take awhile!

pss… this weekend theoretically the transmission shall re-enter Zoot Allures…theoretically….




About Sailing Zoot Allures

A demoralized mechanical engineer/ bass player/ sound engineer/editor seeks Freedom
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4 Responses to CLC Pram #14 Chop Chop!

  1. Twins!!! Congratulations.
    And I thought that was going to be the grand finale. Sorry to hear you have a lot of sanding to do.
    Was the “Japanese saw” part of the instructions or do engineers always know the best tool for the job?


  2. sryoder says:

    So freakin’ cool! Congratulations!


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