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  • LENGTH - 7'4"
  • BEAM - 4'
  • EMPTY WEIGHT - 50 lbs
  • DRAFT - 4"
  • DAY SAIL - 2 Adults
  • POWER - Row, Sail, Electric or Very Small Outboard
  • BUILDING TECHNIQUE - Stitch and Glue
  • MATERIAL - 2 Sheets 1/4" Plywood, Lumber for Gunwales and Seat, Epoxy, Fiberglass Tape
  • WHAT YOU RECEIVE (PDF) - Plans and Manual by E-Mail. Take to a printer and have them printed out.
  • PRICE PDF- $70.00




We designed the Peanut Pram to be the best all-purpose pram, tender and overall fun boat available. To this list we added that she must be inexpensive, easy to build, easy to transport, easy to launch from a mother boat, have excellent sailing qualities and able to carry two adults with groceries. To these ends we succeed beyond our expectations. When we were finished testing, we feel we had to add �good looking� to the list.

To meet all these criteria we at CSB decided that the boat should be short and wide. This would make her small yet able to carry a lot of weight. Also, because she is wide, she stands up to her sail, making her a fun yet easy to sail sailboat.

The bottom has a slight V shape. This helps her track well under oars. It also is a better shape for sailing because as she heels over she presents a flat surface to the water. She also has a fair amount of rocker which makes her easy to turn and helps with sailing ability.

You can carry a Peanut Pram in the back of a compact pickup. At around 50 pounds she can also be easily car topped.

As a tender she is easy to launch and retrieve because of her light weight. With her covered bow you can launch her nose down with a line from the stern. She will land on the water right side up while staying dry. As a tender, her weight carrying ability is a big plus. You can easily carry several weeks worth of supplies, or an extra passenger or two.

She is very fun to sail, making a lot of commotion and the impression of incredible speed. Of course, because of her short length she doesn�t really go very fast, but that hardly detracts from the fun. We are hoping to develop a class around the Peanut Pram. She can provide low cost competitive racing, where skill is more important than the boat. She is also a perfect sail trainer, and a lot of safe fun for the kids.

While not designed for a motor, with a simple modification of the transom she can carry an electric or very small outboard. Overall, with her good looks, extra fun usability and low cost, we expect the Peanut Pram to become one of our most popular boats.


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