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East Port Pram Built by Fox Lane Boats of North Salem, NY
The Eastport Pram, with more than 800 built, is one of the most popular small dinghies in the world. Classic good looks, stand-out performance, and ease of construction are hallmarks of this John C. Harris design.
The Eastport Pram has a deep rocker for low wetted surface and to keep the transoms from dragging. The result is a boat that is as easy and satisfying to row as you can expect on such a short waterline. Used as a tender to a larger boat, or kept at a dock, it's possible to undertake a long afternoon row around the local waters without breaking a sweat.
The Eastport Pram’s many joys are multiplied when you add the sailing rig. Not a clumsy add-on, the large standing-lug sail, efficient rudder and dagger-board convert the pram into a proper sailboat with enough real performance, upwind and down, to keep the most seasoned sailors interested. The 48-inch beam means that the likelihood of capsize is remote as long as the sheet is never tied down. This is the perfect craft in which to learn to sail, whether the crew is age 8 or 80.
Small tenders should be able to withstand heavy handling alongside the mother-ship or in the dinghy park. Planking is 6mm okoume throughout, with three 9mm frames and seats. There’s a big, deep skeg for tracking under tow. In addition to multiple layers of fiberglass on the bottom panel, there are two cypress rubbing strips on the bottom to take the abrasion of dragging on a beach. For added safety, permanent flotation tanks are built in beneath the seats.
"Rowing from the center seat with the spoon-bladed oars moves the boat with a minimum effort, and it sails in just a ghost of a breeze. It punches through chop and boat wakes more easily than might be expected from such a light boat . . . - Good Old Boat Magazine
East Port Pram by Fox Lane Boat of North Salem, NY
Length: 7’9” Beam: 46”
Hull Weight: 62 lbs. Max. Payload: 375 lbs.
Rowing Draft: 5” Sailing Draft: 25” Sail Area: 42 sq. ft.
• Hull Painted – Hatteras Off-white (primed + 3 coats of paint)
• Interior finished with 4 coats of varnish
• Two Rowing Positions
• 1 Set of Brass Closed Oar Locks
• 1 Set Leathered Spooned Oars
• Sailing Package:
o Mast & equipment
Selling Price………………………………………………..$ 2,500.00 *
*Price does not include cradle
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