Restoring a old Fly Fishing Pram

RickB

Student of the obsession
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Hey gang, thought I would share a restoration project I’m starting. I found this old wooden fly fishing pram In town that was laying in someone’s back yard.
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The plywood bottom and sides are in great shape and had been previously fibreglased, no rot. The only rot was the top layer of wood around the edges and some of the side supports. I stripped it down and replaced the supports.

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I discovered one old hole in the floor that was filled with silicone that I cleaned up and re fibreglassed. Well I was at it I fibreglassed the corners and some of the holes I created changing the supports I added. Nice and solid now!
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This is what I have completed so far, sanding and painting the bottom next and will add to this thread as I complete in stages. Has anyone ever done one of these restorations before and could provide some tips and advice?
 

RickB

Student of the obsession
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Have you thought about your anchor system. Make sure they are sturdy!! P
Yes, I have to be sure it will hold two 10 pound anchors. :) will be starting on the inside this week and will post progress
 

RickB

Student of the obsession
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Just got the front anchor support/platform completed, still lots of work to do
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More to come..
 

RickB

Student of the obsession
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Been busy trying to get this boat done. I built and installed the seat pedestal, was a little bit of work to get it installed to be sturdy. After fastening it In I fibreglassed it in, should look good one painted

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RickB

Student of the obsession
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After the pedestal was done I had to fibreglass over the screw holes and then put the first coat of marine paint on the bottom. Getting closer :)

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More to come......
 

RickB

Student of the obsession
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Have kinda stalled on this a bit, but will be back at it after the weekend. :)
 
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