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Skin-on-Frame Boat Building
Dates: Saturday, 8:30am-12:00pm, 14 Weeks Tuition: $200 Instructor: Craig Addis

 

Skin-on-Frame Boatbuilding

Skin-on-Frame boatbuilding is both a skill and tradition in many cultures around the world, from Inuit kayaks to Irish coracles.  In this class each student will be building their own personal canoe or kayak chosen from several offerings.  These boats, while based on ancient traditions, will use modern materials that provide for improved strength, light weight and durability.   It is not unusual to build a boat that weighs less than 25 pounds!  The boats will have frames cut from marine plywood with lightweight stringers of softwood that are covered with a tough polyester fabric skin sealed with polyurethane.

CRAIG ADDIS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT REGISTRATION. HE WILL BE TAKING NAMES FOR THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS CLASS.

 


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