Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC | (252) 504-7740

A two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats.  In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course Fee: $135. Friends of the Museum: $121.50.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. Course size limited. Advance registration required. Call the Program Registrar at 252-504-7758. The Watercraft Center offers more intensive longer classes on an on-demand basis: Build you own stand-up paddleboard or surfboard; Stitch-and-glue kayaks and skiffs; Skin-on-frame boat building; Building and shaping masts, spars, and oars or paddles; and Half-model making.www.thewatercraftcenter.com. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-504-7740. www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

January 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - January 29, 2017 | 4:30 pm

February 25, 2017 | 9:00 am - February 26, 2017 | 4:30 pm

March 18, 2017 | 9:00 am - March 19, 2017 | 4:30 pm

April 22, 2017 | 9:00 am - April 23, 2017 | 4:30 pm

May 20, 2017 | 9:00 am - May 21, 2017 | 4:30 pm

June 24, 2017 | 9:00 am-4:30 pm

July 29, 2017 | 9:00 am - July 30, 2017 | 4:30 pm

August 19, 2017 | 9:00 am - August 20, 2017 | 4:30 pm

September 16, 2017 | 9:00 am - September 17, 2017 | 4:30 pm

October 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - October 15, 2017 | 4:30 pm

November 18, 2017 | 9:00 am - November 19, 2017 | 4:30 pm

December 9, 2017 | 9:00 am-4:30 pm

January 27, 2018 | 9:00 am - January 28, 2018 | 4:30 pm

March 17, 2018 | 9:00 am - March 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm

April 7, 2018 | 9:00 am - April 8, 2018 | 4:00 pm

June 2, 2018 | 9:00 am - June 3, 2018 | 4:00 pm

July 14, 2018 | 9:00 am - July 15, 2018 | 4:00 pm

August 25, 2018 | 9:00 am - August 26, 2018 | 4:00 pm

September 29, 2018 | 9:00 am - September 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm

October 13, 2018 | 9:00 am - October 14, 2018 | 4:00 pm

November 17, 2018 | 9:00 am - November 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm

December 8, 2018 | 9:00 am - December 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm

February 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - February 25, 2018 | 4:30 pm