Eastport Pram Build: Interior Fillets & Graphite Bottom

After taking a few months off to work on other projects, I decided to dig back into the pram project.  The weather is starting to turn nice again and the wind on Green Lake is very inviting.  Also, the weekly Duck Dodge races start back up in May!  While the boat build had been taken Read More …

Splicing Your Own AmSteel Lifelines…

Custom lifelines made to transition from fiber to wire and back again… One of the more popular subjects that was discussed at our Seattle Boat Show booth in January was replacing old wire lifelines with new ones made from hi-tech rope.  I had made up a display showing our new capabilities with swaging wire rope Read More …

Eastport Pram Build: Is That a Daggerboard I See Before Me?

So, this last couple of weeks have been all about major milestones.  These were the steps I’ve been dreading for months.  These are the steps that make or break the boat’s fit and finish – the difference between a professionally built boat and one slapped together by a wood butcher.  Okay, so enough melodrama, let’s Read More …

Eastport Pram Build: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts…

So, a lot of stuff happened again this week, but the finish line seems to keep retreating just over the horizon.  I over-drilled (1/2″ hole for a 5/16″ bolt) the holes in the rudder as per the directions.  I also over-drilled the holes in the rudder head cheek plates, which I’m not sure I was Read More …

Eastport Pram Build: Blades…

So, not a lot of noticeable progress yesterday.  I hauled all of the parts and the boat out into the parking lot because I was going to create a lot of sawdust.  This last week, I had cut out the rest of the parts for the boat.  My method is to get as close to Read More …