Author: Ed Neal

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Four New Boats for the Summer

The last day of the Boatbuilding Basics Workshop has a bittersweet feeling.  As keels and decks are screwed and glued in place,  the building process ends and the team disbands.   The workspace is...

Boatbuilding Basics Workshop Filled to Capacity

Registration closed January 31st. and we’re happy to report our 2019 Boatbuilding Basics Workshop sold out!  We will be building four Six-Hour Canoes with sixteen participants starting February 9th.  Based on the enthusiastic response...

Back again! Our 2019 Boatbuilding Basics Workshop

It might be the most fun and satisfying thing you’ve built.  It’s called a Six-Hour Canoe and you will learn how to build it hands-on at the Boatbuilding Basics Workshop starting February 9th. You...

Boatbuilding Alfresco

Tom Baugher is building a 15ft. center console power boat in his backyard.  What  is so remarkable is that Tom has built the boat totally outdoors without any roof or sidewalls to shelter  the...

FIRST LIGHT Launched!

The balmy weather of April 30 was just right to launch FIRST LIGHT built by Mike Latham.  Mike together with Paula Smith and Mike’s sons Daniel and Jacob floated her free for the first time...

Anchors Aweigh at the Boatbuilding Basics Workshop!

March 3:  The Boatbuilding Basics Workshop is underway!  Two Six-Hour Canoes are under construction and will come together over five consecutive Saturdays. On Saturday, March 10 the two crews got the bottoms on.  On...

Boatbuilding Basics Workshop: Build the Six-Hour Canoe

 CABBS is offering a Boatbuilding Basics Workshop.  Participants will learn hands-on by building  a “Six-Hour Canoe” designed by Mike O’Brien, the editor and publisher of Boat Design Quarterly. The single-person boat is 15 feet long...

Bending Wood with Steam, Muscle and Steel

Presentation by: Rick Blamer, CABBS member Rick Blamer fired up his steam box and gave a live steam bending demonstration. To show how its done, he brought along a bending jig to make a...

Caring for Your Sails and Rigging

To be competitive today a racing sailboat is not rigged with stainless steel cables. Rather it is rigged with composite cables woven from hi-tech fibers such as Kevlar®, carbon, or other proprietary molecules. Jon...