Re: New design, 6'10" lapstrake pram, "Lucky 13"
Which end is the snout?
Chuck, I think this could be built in glued lapstrake just fine with a big, wide center panel. I would definitely have concerns about that extra-wide bow transom carried so low to the waterline. I think you'll likely need to make it smaller, increase the rocker at the bow or rake it more-- or all three!-- in order to get a boat that will tow safely in a seaway. The evolution of the small pram yacht tender has converged on a particular shape for a reason.
Of course if this is a duck-pond boat or something like that, then it doesn't matter so much. But if it's to be a genuine tender, you might want to look at the common features all of these known, successful prams have in comparison. I need to tow my own tender everywhere in all conditions because my boat is too small to fit her on deck. The right bow shape will make a world of difference when towing in a seaway.
Joel White Nutshell Pram:
Oughtred Granny Pram:
Gartside 7' Clinker Pram:
Herreshoff Marco Polo Tender:
William Atkin Katydidn't:
My own Dog Ferry pram.
Hige sceal že heardra, heorte že cenre, mod sceal že mare, že ure męgen lytlaš.