Pram Dinghy "Pup"
- a 2-Sheet Dinghy.

Principal dimensions:
L.O.A.       2.375m   (7' 9.5")
Beam         1.395m   (4' 8.0")

The "Pup" dinghy is a single chine, pram type designed to be built from two sheets 4-6mm plywood. Sheet size is standard 2440x1220mm (8'x4').

Aside from the plywood which goes into the building of the hull and forepeak buoyancy compartment, solid wood will be required for gunnels and thwarts and some stiffeners and cleats.

Buoyancy is provided by the forepeak box which also has an access hatch so one can stow a few useful bits safely. It is recommended to also add a closed cell foam block below the aft thwart.


Material: 4-6mm (5/32-1/4") Marine plywood

Method: Epoxy stitch and glue (taped seam)

The hull is preferably built in a cradle. Details of a suggested cradle design are on the plans.

Internal fit out is kept to a minimum, this of course helps to keep the boat light and allows for building from just two sheets of plywood.


This is a good rowing dinghy and 2.4m (8') oars would be suitable.

Alternatively a small outboard motor may be fitted. She has been designed to take a short shaft outboard motor.

Recommended Power: 2-3.3 HP.

Of course you could also fit an electric trolling motor and go fishing!


Suggested uses :

As a nominal 8' dinghy, she will be a light and handy yacht's tender that can be stored on deck, ahead of the mast.

This dinghy size is great for kids to get started in boating.

You may want to use it to go fishing with a small electric trolling motor...

And that's just a few uses I can think of.

Plan Prices
Please read my Ordering Guide
Plans for this dinghy consist of one A0 (44"x33") sheet and one A1 (33"x22") sheet and detailed building instructions.

This set of plans is suitable for lofting all your own hull panels, bulkheads and all other parts.

Plan costs:
43 (+/-US$48) - which includes 13 admin (shipping) and entitles you to the building of one boat.

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