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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, and 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!

Payment & Cancellation
Given the unique nature and small size of this course, please note that North House uses separate tuition payment & cancellation policies for managing this course. The intent of these policies is to ensure that all students can be confident that the course will occur as planned once adequate enrollment is achieved.
Specifics of these policies are as follows: upon enrollment a registration deposit of at least 1/3 of the course tuition is required, more than sixty (60) days prior to the course all but $50 of the registration deposit is refundable, sixty (60) to thirty (30) days prior to the course the entire registration is nonrefundable, at thirty (30) days prior to the course the balance of the tuition payment is due all of which is nonrefundable.  Should North House be required to cancel the course, all tuition payments will be refunded.


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

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

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

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.