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Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals

Course Overview

With more than just aesthetic appeal, cedar-strip boats are known for being lightweight, strong and quick to build. Gain the know-how and confidence to complete a boat project in your own backyard through seven days of hands-on instruction building a tandem canoe with other students. Techniques involve setting up the strongback and templates, planking, fiberglassing and fitting out the canoe, as well as other boatbuilding skills. Just like the title says, a solid foundation of the 'techniques and fundamentals' provides the skills to complete your desired cedar-strip boat building project. Separate tuition payment and cancellation policies apply to this course. At the close of the course, the student-built canoe project will be for sale at a defined price to interested students (cost of materials). If multiple students are interested, a raffle will decide who will go home with the tandem canoe. An easy project to cartop back to your waterway and start your paddling adventure!


Mon, Jun 25th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 1st, 2018

Course Details

Length: 7 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 14+
Registration Cost: $665.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

ear and eye protection
old long sleeve shirt for fiberglassing
old pants
apron (optional)

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals Mon, Jun 25th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 1st, 2018 is full.

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