Length - 7' - 8" (2.34m)
Width - 4' - 0" (1.22m)
Dry weight of 50lbs (23kg).
Crew - 2/3 Adults
The WATCH BELL 2.3 Pram Dinghy is a great little boat that was very popular as our production boat about 10 years ago.
Although this kit is for the rowing or motor versions, she can also be converted to sail and has plenty of room inside for a boat of this size, ideal for learning to sail.
The design of these boats allows us to build you a boat with more room and and better stablility for it's size than a stem dinghy.
And it can be carried on the roof rack of the average family car!
The hull is built using the "Clinker Ply" method of construction which gives a more traditional looking boat. It has a slight "V" bottom which helps deal with choppier water directional stability when rowing.
The kit is supplied in a quality marine plywood with a 6mm planked hull with 12mm transoms and 6mm framed centre bulkhead and the wood for the seats and trim and and a 6m mooring rope.
From this base, you can later add bulkheads to form buoyancy tanks fore and aft which can have small hatches fitted to allow for airing the tanks plus giving you somewhere safe and dry to stow things like car keys while on the water. Additional inflatable buoyancy can be added under the centre thwart for the sailing version.
The boat can be built as our standard rowing dinghy or you can add an electric motor or 1hp petrol outboard, or add the sailing rig.
You can build it so it's will do all three!