"Pamela Marie"

by David Tanner
(Towaco, NJ)


My current boat build is to be named the Pamela Marie after my wife, and is a 22 foot SeaHawk designed by William Jackson in 1960 and published in Science and Mechanics magazine.

This plan is listed on the DIY website and elsewhere.

The build has been interesting and time consuming but has proven to be very gratifying so far.

I started building in June 2017 and thus far have the frame completed and the bottom on.

Further building will have to wait until spring as the temperature here in New Jersey is too cold to cure the epoxy presently.



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Nov 12, 2020
About the Pamela Marie
by: David Tanner

Dear Dom,
Thank you for your kind words about the boat.

The building process took 2400 hours over 3 years.

I would think that the 90hp Evinrude would be an
excellent choice motor for this boat just have
your welder and machine shop fabricator build
the outboard motor bracket extra strong.

Mine did.

I put 25 gallons of epoxy and double thickness
plywood into my Seahawk to make it much more
durable; but the weight penalty limits my 70hp
Evinrude to a top speed of 25mph.

The extra weight on this boat minimizes the effects of wind and waves, and gives a comfortable ride.

There will shortly be a video of the Pamela Marie
and I will post it here if I can.

Best of luck while building your Seahawk.

Sincerely,
David Tanner

Oct 30, 2020
Such a nice boat!
by: Dom

Such a great boat. Hopefully i can build one just like that before i retire and just enjoy it for many summer to come. I have my eye on a 90hp Evinrude, do you think it would be too heavy? Also, whaf kind of speed do you get with your 70hp? Any video of the Pamela Marie on the water?

Have a great day and stay safe

Dom from Quebec

Oct 30, 2020
Such a nice boat!
by: Dom

Such a great boat. Hopefully I can build one just like that before I retire and just enjoy it for many summer to come.

I have my eye on a 90hp Evinrude, do you think it would be too heavy?

Also, what kind of speed do you get with your 70hp?

Any video of the Pamela Marie on the water?

Have a great day and stay safe

Dom from Quebec

Jul 14, 2020
Final Construction Photos Of Pamela Marie
by: David Tanner


Jan 28, 2020
Wow
by: Anonymous

Dear Dave. The boat looks so great.

We're so happy you finally have finished your project.

I can imagine how excited the family is.

Can't wait to see pictures of it in the water.

I love the name. beautiful way to honor your wife
God Bless
Efrain from Woodcliff

Jan 28, 2020
Outboard powered
by: Dave

Dear Patt,

The pictures of the Pamela Marie do not show the
outboard motor bracket which will hold a 70hp
outboard.

This gets bolted to the transom and
allows for a fuel economy of just under 8 miles
per gallon at 2/3 throttle according to the
designer.

Thank you so much for your kind comments.

Dave

Jan 27, 2020
Nice
by: Patt

Looking forward to seeing the next installment.

Hope you get lots of good weather for sailing when the time comes.

Jan 27, 2020
Sweet Gibblets, Nice Boat
by: Anonymous

Nice

Jan 27, 2020
Latest
by: David



The video has also been updated.

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