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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Pram Floorboards Yes or No?
Pram Floorboards Yes or No?
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Ron
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Forum Posts: 173
5th Jan 2018 21:06  
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Some Praams designs have plane floors while others use floorboards. In your opinion what is best?


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figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 458
6th Jan 2018 00:08  
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I think a Pram with floor boards would be better.
I believe the floor boards are there to help keep your feet dry.
If water collects in the Pram the floor boards will keep your feet dry!
But this is only my opinion!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Dave M
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6th Jan 2018 10:23  
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Have to agree. In my experience all small boats ship water and a nice raised floor board helps keep you dry.
Ron
I guess we all have local traditions and sayings and it really isn't important what we do use as long as we understand.
It appears to be a singularily Continental concept that we should all have to comply with their way.
If your original Pram had boards then model them, if not follow the original design and keep true to scale.


Live long and prosper

Dave
Ron
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6th Jan 2018 14:12  
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Dave, I am not following a precise plan. I made up some of it, just looked at posted pictures. I knew I needed it to be 1”=1’ no longer than an 8”

Ron
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9th Jan 2018 04:31  
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The Praam is done. Floorboards were added, plus oars locks and oars.


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figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 458
9th Jan 2018 12:33  
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Hi Grandpa,

Your Pram looks great!
The floor boards add some fine details.
The little man rowing the oars is fantastic!👍


"Fair winds calm Seas"