Based on a traditional Tay salmon cobble, the Coulam 17 offers authentic lines combined with modern materials.
This combination gives the looks of a traditional boat but with very strong construction, very low maintenance and meets all the latest safety requirements for this size of boat.
The GRP hull has a very thick lay-up and has extra reinforcing around the keel, stem, transom and bilge keels. A marine grade plywood buoyancy tanks are fully bonded into the hull for strength. All are sealed to form an air-tight chamber that enables the boat to float with a person on board when swamped with water to operate the bilge pump. All fixings are marine grade stainless steel including the Sampson posts, oar pins, and the rope guide on the gunwale at the bow. Thole pins are supplied and can be made to match existing oar fittings, or our own Coulamthole oar bracket arrangement can be supplied.
Protection to the hull is offered by 8 metal keel bands, each fitted to the bilge keels and to the stem. Heavy duty, non marking, D section rubber is fitted around the whole of the boat at Gunwale height.
A tough anti-slip coating gives good grip under foot on the floor areas.
The Ghillie has plenty of room inside the boat to work the anchor ropes and the Mahogany thwart is set high for a good rowing position. The bi-folding hatch lid opens up to the bow storage locker that is self draining.
Hand made Douglas Fir oars are available as an option. Again, traditional shaped square loom and stainless steel fittings give great strength for many years use.
The very strong construction, along with the quality fixtures and fittings, makes the boat a substantial 430kgs.
The boat has not only been designed for the comfort of the angler and Ghillie, but also for the operators who will appreciate the very low winter maintenance on the boat.
For further information and prices, please contact us. Demonstrations can be arranged at various beat on the Tay.