Introduction to Wooden Boat Building
July 10 - July 11$153 – $170
Explore the art of boat building from start to finish during a two-day, hands-on course at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The course, which will be held June 26 and 27, begins with the design and lofting of boats and moves on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats. Additional topics include 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 is $170 ($153 for Friends of the Museum). Course size is limited, and advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call 252-504-7758.