Back again! Our 2019 Boatbuilding Basics Workshop

Want to learn to build a boat?  Learn BOATBUILDING BASICS as you build a Six-Hour Canoe. The workshop is all about hands-on learning. You will use simple hand tools to transform raw wood into a beautiful  floating product.  And you don’t have to own the boat to learn how to build it.

THE BOAT

The Six-Hour Canoe is a lightweight, 15ft. boat paddled like a kayak.  It can take you into lakes, rivers and streams and is easily transported on the roof of a car.

THE WORKSHOP

The Boatbuilding Basics Workshop starts on Saturday February 9, 2019 and runs for five consecutive Saturdays.  Each Saturday begins at 9 AM and wraps around 3:30PM.  The class will be held at the Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilders Workshop, in the PHASTAR Bldg. at 1776 Columbus Rd. in the heart of Cleveland’s rowing community neighborhood along the Cuyahoga.

LEARNING TOGETHER

You will work in a team of four with each team building a Six-Hour Canoe.  When it’s completed, the boat will be raffled off among the four who built it.

THE PARTICIPANTS

Novices are welcome: No prior experience or woodworking skills are necessary.  Women are encouraged to participate.  CABBS volunteers will guide you through the process as you work to your skill level. Some complex parts will be pre-cut for easy assembly.  Minimum age to participate is fourteen.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will learn to read boat plans, fit plywood panels, cut compound angles, plane bevels, use epoxy glue and fiberglass tape, sand, and paint. The boat will be completed to point of primer paint.  The final hull color will be selected and purchased by the new owner.

THE  TAKE-AWAY

The skills you learn can be applied to a more complex boat or boat kit.  Your new knowledge gives you a foundation for furniture making and home repairs.  Best of all you gain confidence in your abilities.

COST AND REGISTRATION

Cost for the BOATBUILDING BASICS Workshop is $195.  The fee includes all materials and tools. To register for the workshop fill out the application form.

Registration closes January 30, 2019.

A couple or  parents/grandparents with children (maximum total of three participants, minimum age twelve) can register as a family for $380.

The BOATBUILDING BASICS workshop makes an excellent gift for any outdoorsy person.

 

The Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilders Workshop space is limited so register now.  A $50 refundable deposit can hold your place.

SUMMARY:  BOATBUILDING BASICS WORKSHOP

Starts Saturday February 9 and runs for five consecutive Saturdays, 9AM – 3:30PM.

Location:  Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilders Workshop, PHASTAR Bldg.,  1776 Columbus Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113

Cost:  $195 per person.  Minimum age to participate is fourteen.

Family plan:  $380 for a couple or parents/grandparents with children (maximum total of three participants, minimum age twelve)

You will work in a team of four people building a boat.  When the boat is completed it will be raffled off among the four who built it.

Register here.  Registration closes January 30, 2019.

Have questions?  Email us at cabbsmail@gmail.com or call Ed Neal, 440-871-0334.

 

 

 

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