We have corresponded a few times as I was building a Montana pram
from your plans. Well, it is done and I am very, very happy with
both the building experience and the final product. I built it
with the intention of using it as a stable platform for fly fishing.
Then, I ended up moving to the coast (Santa Cruz, CA), where there
are fewer flyfishing opportunities. I have been using it lately
in the ocean (on calm days), fishing for halibut and rockfish
near the beach. The boat has performed very well.
I have attached some pictures taken a week
or so ago. I also added small triangular pieces on the four corners
for more bracing to enable me to one day add jam cleats for hanging
a second anchor.
Again, thanks for the plans. I had no practical
woodworking or epoxy experience prior to building this pram. The
plans were clear and not too difficult to follow for a rookie
like myself. I am now trying to decide what boat project should
be next.... thanks. Mike