Plan for pram dinghy

Plan for pram dinghy
Technical drawings and instructions for a 7' 9" Pram Dinghy Plan 24 designed by C. P. & E. D. Burgess for the Hagerty Company. Includes plans and specifications with a material list and complete instructions for building. Published by Douglas Fir Plywood Association, Tacoma, Washington.
June 15, 1940
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40cm x 50cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Robert Cooper Feb 05 2017

See p. 87, "WoodenBoat," January/February 2017, for a picture of the boat, recently built by Steve Burtell from "marine plywood,with a mahogany transom and white oak frames."

Lisa Heileman Sep 11 2016

I have a set of the Practical Handyman's Encyclopedia featuring these plans for a Ring a Ding edited by Ed Monk.

Ralph Scott Feb 28 2014

The Douglas Fir Plywood Association founded in 1933 in Tacoma, Washington was one of many trade associations that that were set up following the National Recovery Act. The Association set standards for plywood manufacture and in 1938 became the holder of an industry wide trademark on plywood. Prior to that each manufacturer had their own brand logo. The new DFPA Construction Standard was accepted by the Farm Home Administration for interior and exterior use of FHA approved homes. In addition to developing industry-wide standards the DFPA also promoted consumer use of member plywood. One such promotion is shown here in a plan for a 7' 9? pram. Construction techniques for the pram as well as a bill of materials were supplied on this plan dated 1940. During World War II DFPA plywood was used in barracks, life-boats, and gliders. The Hagerty Company of Cohasset, MA constructed PT boats, skiffs, sailboats and dinghies from DFPA plywood.

Edward Burns Sep 28 2013

I built this boat at 11 in 1957. I got the plans for $.25 at a local lumber yard. I bought 2 sheets of AC plywood for $10.55. They wouldn't deliver it as it was not the minimum of $20.00. So it stayed there until I could get my mom to finally put it on the roof of her new Plymouth Savoy. Being 11 caused many problems with buying oars, oarlocks, paint etc. Jobs being scarce for kids. I had lots of fun with it though.

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