Pram type tender, 2.3 m
|Hull length / waterline||2.35 / 2.03 m|
|Breadth||1.34 m||Outboard motor||3 hp|
|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.