8ft Sailing/Rowing Pram 'Porgy', Design #195

Porgy was built in our shop in 2013 as a tender for a 40ft sailboat.  Good rowing performance, load carrying and the ability to carry a simple rig were the requirements.  Construction is double skin white cedar on bent white cedar frames for a fancy traditional feel.  The centreboard trunk is sealed to prevent flooding when heavily loaded.

Although construction and finish of the original lean towards the fancy, this boat could be built by any of the common methods:  strip and glass, glued lapstrake plywood or traditional clinker.



Double planking on bent frames fully glued

Length: 8 ft 6 in
Beam: 4 ft 3 1/2in
Depth amidships: 1 ft 2 1/2in 
Weight: 132 lbs
Sail area: 33 sq ft
Building time: 300 hours
Skill level: high

Design #195: 4 Sheets

8ft Sailing/Rowing Pram 'Porgy', Design #195
8ft Sailing/Rowing Pram 'Porgy', Design #195 8ft Sailing/Rowing Pram 'Porgy', Design #195