I'm wanting to design/build a multi-purpose pram. I realize it will be a compromise. I weigh ~ 220# and my dog ~100#. I would like a pram that I can take out 'round the lake margins for ducks or fishing, or/and across and down the river (no whitewater). I think the flyfishing, drift prams are too much of a driftboat for my purposes. And the basic/typical pram design needs a little alteration for what I want out of it. I would like to load 400#- 450#, safely. This would be a stitch 'n glue project.
I plan to build something like the Hudson Springs Pram: http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/me...ings/index.htm
I wouldn't put the seat in. This would be a more basic/simple design.
But, I want to put more rocker in it, especially the narrow, upstream transom. And I plan to rake the wide transom back and rocker it up, for rocky river use.
Z's Drifter looks nice!,, but I want a lighter boat: http://www.woodenboatpeople.com/foru...s-drifter-pram
I'm seeing 10' prams with about 46" bottoms. Can/should I go narrower?
How much should I raise/rocker the two ends?
I would appreciate any/all thoughts on my concept, so far!
Many thanks,,, Ken