Thought you all might like to see what I've been working on for about the past year. In early 2012 I decided I wanted to finally tackle building my own pram. So in May of 2012 I purchased the plans to build Warren Messer's Hudson Springs Pram, in the 9ft "Flycaster" version. It was a long journey and I grossly underestimated how long it would take. I naively figured I'd have a boat finished and be out fishing by June or July of last year... this was not the case! But at last it is finished and I actually got it wet this Saturday on a local lake. I didn't fish, but rowed it around and did some basic sea trials. I took a level out with me to make sure it floated true, stood up to check stability (was surprised how stable it was...) and then sat in the bow and stern to see how much that would tip it. I also took my fiance out for a bit to see how it does with 2 people (turns out it works fine, as long as one person is at each end of the boat). The icing on the cake was when Warren Messer himself showed up at the lake and I got to meet the man who designed this little boat. (I wish I would have gotten a picture of Warren, me, and the boat, but didn't realize what a cool shot that would have been until later that evening...Doh!) Here's a few pics of the finished pram. I also have a photobucket page that has almost 300 pictures taken along the way documenting the entire build. PM me if you want to see more and I can send you the link and password.