Eddie Peterman, age 14, indicated an interest in woodworking and building a boat. His first boat was a Sam Devlin design stitch and glue 8′ rowing pram that had a couple minor design changes. The project was undertaken with Eddie’s mentor Ralph Penton who’s built Sam Devlin boats in the past and encouraged Eddie′s interest. Additional features to the boat were veneered sapelle transom along with sapelle laminations forming the forward gear compartment and the aft transom compartment that houses a battery for the trolling motor. The breast hook was fashioned from scrap African mahogany left over from a past Sam Devlin boat project. Building the boat with Eddie reassured Penton that younger guys out there have an interest in traditional woodworking and boat craft projects.