Smith's Boat Shop 8' Pram

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#46
Jeff- Thursday was my first time using a fishfinder from my pontoon. It really helps to locate the fish. Can you believe the bloom on Lone?
Casey, the bloom is thick but it does not seem to impact the fishing. Look forward to it clearing soon. Would not be suprised if yesterday's wind blew all the water out of the lake ha! Wind was coming out of the west, or over the heavily wooded hillside and down across the lake toward Bayview Rd. Don't think I've seen this in the 12 years I've lived at this location.

Post pictures when you take possesion of the Smith Boat.

Jeff
 
#47
Yellowlab- Thanks for the advise. I went with the pocket pullers and the Smith oars. I am planning to wait on modding the seat until I have used the boat. I can always add supports later on my own. Is the traction sand added by the builder? I would choose to add a very small amount to the final spar coat.

Jeff- Crazy wind last night. Good thing the power only went out for a few minutes. See you out there!
 

yellowlab

Active Member
#48
Yellowlab- Thanks for the advise. I went with the pocket pullers and the Smith oars. I am planning to wait on modding the seat until I have used the boat. I can always add supports later on my own. Is the traction sand added by the builder? I would choose to add a very small amount to the final spar coat.

Jeff- Crazy wind last night. Good thing the power only went out for a few minutes. See you out there!
Consider the extension arms, otherwise your anchors will hit the boat. The sand is added after the interior epoxy and you can spar varnish over it.
 
#49
Thanks again. I guess the sand is just finely ground sawdust and can be sanded out if it's too abrasive. I'm planning to stop by Smith's later this week and visit with Fred and Ron. The boat should be done soon.
 

yellowlab

Active Member
#50
Get a rubber doormat and put it down, helps your flyflines and keeps you from slipping. You could almost nix the sawdust if you wanted. I find the carpeted doormat to be a nice platform to also rest my reel seats as to not scratch them.