All the talk and beautiful pram pictures got me in the mood to build something again. I do a little woodworking now and then and I need something lighter and easier to load and transport to the water. I chose an eight foot flat bottom design that could be built from two sheets. I chose 6mm Hydrotech, a little more money, but great utility and workability. Lightness and stability are the main goals. This one should end up around 60 to 65lbs, I haven't actually weighed it yet, but the the sheets are 50lbs. I still have to install anchor rollers, rod holders and storage boxes, so the picture is work in process, couldn't wait to get it on the water to check to trim.
I am debating about the bottom finish, I added two full length skegs for stability and protection on the beach.
The seams are taped and there are a number of coats of epoxy resin, so do I need glass cloth too? Additional weight and expense are factors. I just came back from a trip to the OP and had to launch on less than ideal surfaces and the was unscathed. Thoughts. BTW, it rows and glides over the water beautifully.