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  • Study plans are extracts from the plans allowing the buyer to have a more precise knowledge of the plan content. If you are ordering the building plan, you do not need to order the study plan.
  • The Building plan is the basic document to build the boat. It includes a free telephone or e-mail assistance.
  • This boat may be built from the building plan only but, in order to ease construction, you may also buy full size patterns, or a numerically cut plywood kit.
  • You may also buy the CNC cutting files allowing you sub-contracting the kit to a local company.
  • The kit is to be ordered from one of my partners.
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Pram type tender, 2.3 m

Attention: this plan is actually available in French only. If you need an English translation, ask the designer to agree a delivery time.
Hull length / waterline 2.35 / 2.03 m
Breadth  1.34 m Outboard motor 3 hp
Draugth 0.18 m Crew 3
Light weight 32 to 38 kg Building time 40 hours

Steir 8 is a small pram, intended to be used as a tender. She has been designed to be very easy to build. For that purpose, Steir 8 is built using the stitch and tape method, on a simple cradle. The principle is to assemble the hull using some plastic or steel wire ties and then to “weld” the hull parts with epoxy joints. WBP plywood, instead of expensive marine ply, may be used as the plywood is well protected by epoxy sheathing. You need only two sheets of 8 mm plywood. However, you may also use 6 mm marine grade plywood, making the hull lighter, which may be preferable to make handling easier. Another ordinary plywood panel is requested to make the building cradle, which may be re-used for other constructions. You may build the boat from the plan package only. However, a CNC cut plywood kit is also proposed and makes the construction much strait forward.