“Sue Seay Q” a 9′6″ Nutshell Pram Kit built by Guy Seay Jr. was launched on Aug 29th 2014. The family project enlisted son’s Michael and Eric along with wife Sue. Guy built the Nutshell in his barn in Upper Saddle River NJ. Launching took place on Barnegat Bay, NJ off of Long Beach Island. The launching was shared by friends and family taking turns rowing and then sailing Sue Seay Q. Music by Dale Hawkins, Creedance Clearwater Survival and the Rolling Stones singing Suzy Q playing in the background.
Beau Bureau and his father built this 9′6″ Nutshell pram in their garage, from plans bought at The WoodenBoat Store. Beau named the boat for his wife. The family sails AMANDA LOUIS on local Minnesota lakes, including Martin Lake (shown here.)
Michel Côté spent three months building this 7′7″ Nutshell pram designed by Joel White. He launched in on Clapham Lake in Québec Province, Canada, in July 2012. This was his first experience in boat building, and he is plannning to build another boat soon, either a 22′ single Kingfisher Elf or some type of kayak.
MARGALO is the name of a 9′6″ Nutshell pram built by Bill Denny of Washington State, for his son, Will, and daughter, Lindsay. Will and Lindsey chose MARGALO after Stuart Little's dear friend in the book of that name by E.B. White. Bill bought the plans from WoodenBoat Store. He chose the design because he wanted a stable attractive boat on which his children could learn to sail and row. The trio launched MARGALO in the summer of 2011 in Hood Canal in Washington State.
Ray McConnell and John Vinal built this 9′6″ Nutshell Pram and then raffled it last October at the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival. The proceeds of the raffle when to the American Cancer Society in memory of Dr. Jennifer Lynn McConnell.
Warren Price spent six months building a Nutshell Pram. He wants this Joel White–design as a tender for him 18′ Lyman Islander which was named THE QUEEN when he bought her. Naturally, the pram will be THE LADY IN WAITING. Warren launched her in June 2011 on the Cross River in Boothbay. Maine. The Prices keep her on their float in the river alongside THE QUEEN.
Charles Rideout named this Joel White–designed Nutshell pram after his late son, calling her ALLAN'S AMERICA. In his letter, he said he received his plans from WoodenBoat Store on the same day he heard of Joel White's death. Launched in July 2002, his granddaughters sail her at West Bay in Gouldsboro, Maine. Her overall length is 7'7" and her color scheme is in honor of 9-11-01.
The Ruback family races its two Nutshell Prams on Seal Bay in Vinalhaven, Maine, a dream that came true after parents Richard and Elaine built them over the winter and launched them in August, 2001. One sports a tanbark sail and the other white, so it is easy to see who's winning from the shoreline. Elaine writes that it took five seasons to construct the boats, in part because Richard had to finish the barn first so they could build the prams in it.