FS Smith's Boat Shop 8' Pram $650

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Casey Hodges, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    At $650 - it's a more than a fair deal.

    I love wooden boats (especially finished "bright", like this one), and if I hadn't spent all the time it takes to build one for myself already I'd be all over this!
  2. Roper Idiot Savant

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    The only issue I have is transportation. My truck bed is 6.5' and 48 between the wheel wells, that means a trailer. One more thing to store, license, etc. I don't want to keep a boat like that outside. Otherwise I'd pick it up in a heartbeat...dang.
  3. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    I had the same thoughts when I purchased my alum pram for my ford ranger.
    I built a platform out of 2x6 to match the height of the wheel well. Put caster wheels on the edge to roll the pram up on the platform. I can load and unload it by myself even with my bad shoulder. Tailgate must be down when transporting to the lake. When I need the truck bed the platform is light enough to lift out.
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  4. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Mark. I have a canopy on the truck full time. Add to that I travel down lots of dusty roads...it just seems hard to keep the pram looking nice and not mess up the finish. But I'm still thinking about it...
  5. Casey Hodges Member

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    The boat width narrows from top to bottom. The max width of 52" at the top rail most likely narrows to under 48' I can check for you tonight and post my findings.


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  6. Casey Hodges Member

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    Anyone know how to rotate an image on an I Phone. Sorry.
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  8. Casey Hodges Member

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    Thanks Freestone.

    Hey Roper!

    Base hull width is 38' Should fit in any compact pickup.

    Man. That was an ugly Seahawks game!
  9. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Gorgeous craft. Buy this boat Roper. My marriage could depend upon it
  10. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I think the boat would look nice in your garage in oreville!!!!
  11. Casey Hodges Member

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    The boat has sold. It's going to a good home. Thanks everyone for your interest.

  12. doc14520 New Member

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    Like some other guys have said, It's a good thing 'cause I have been tempted to contact you all week!
    Sweet boat. "Most be difficult to let go of something so beautiful" comes to mind
  13. David Loy Senior Moment

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    I want it as well but it would put me in dog house. Buy it Roper. Your canopy needs a hat too.