Category: Journal Entry

2024 UPCOMING SKILL BUILDING CLASSES

We are offering four different classes to learn new skills over the late winter months:  Intro to Fiberglass Repair, Intro to Stitch-n-Glue Construction, Lyman Restoration Project, and Oar and Paddle Making. Here are the...

Wischmeyer Pram Launched

Seventy years ago Henry Wischmeyer, an amateur Bay Village naval architect,  drew plans for a 10 ft. utility pram.  It got launched on his 151th birthday, September 27, 2023.  A crowd of well-wishers from...

Wischmeyer Pram Nearly Ready for Launch

Over the past five months the Wischmeyer Pram took shape thanks to the efforts of a crew that included Tom Baugher, Dave Weglicki , Steve Frye, John Mikolich, Cindy Verbiak, Paul Jira,  Bill Donoho...

Wischmeyer Pram Construction Starts

CABBS is building a 10ft. pram designed in 1953 by Bay Village resident Henry Wischmeyer.  The plans, found in the archive of the Bay Village Historical Society, will achieve a boat that will aid...

Fiberglass Repair Class Fills a Void

Our four session Intro to Fiberglass Repair class wrapped up with completion of the class project.  The participants learned to repair a 1.5″ hole in a panel sawn from a derelict fiberglass boat and...

Registration Open for 2023 Classes

Two upcoming classes are all about building skills and confidence through hands-on learning.  INTRO TO FIBERGLASS REPAIR Starts Feb 2nd and runs four consecutive Thursday evenings.  And INTRO TO STITCH-N-GLUE Starts March 4th and...

Class Project Completed

Back in the spring, CABBS offered an Introduction to Stitch-n-Glue class.  Over five Saturday mornings the class assembled the hull of a FLEET, a 15 ft. runabout designed by Australian Ross Lillistone that is...

CABBS at the Seventy 48

Congratulations to three CABBS members, Henry  Billingsley, Paul Herrgesell and Ed Neal who entered the Seventy48,  a race for human powered craft that starts in Tacoma, Washington, progresses north through seventy miles of Puget...

Two Classes Underway

Our Intro to Fiberglass Repair Class opened Thursday evening March 31 with Steve Nimrod of Good Engineering Marine Services as instructor. Our Stitch-n-Glue Construction Class opened on Saturday, April 2 with CABBS Executive Director,...