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SBCSA Boat Building Class Information 2017

       

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017 SBCSA Boat Building class.
There will be two projects this year:

1. We are fabricating an epoxy, fiberglass and foam composite, double paddle sailing canoe in female molds. The manufacturing technique is molding port and starboard halves that join on a vertical centerline. So the hull, side and deck are molded at one time on each half. This is a very cool way to build a composite boat and creates a light and stiff structure. We are using Divinycell foam with 12 oz. glass skins. The molds for this boat were taken from Meade Gougeon's "Woodwind" canoe. Woodwind is the result of design collaboration between Meade and Skip Izon of Shadow River Boatworks in Grand Bend, Ontario. The boat is designed as a small expedition canoe with very good sailing characteristics and excellent paddling ability.


           


2. The Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff's hull was completed during the class of 2015/2016.
In 2017 we will start on the interior, fairing the inside hull, adding stringers, seats, knees, console and controls. This is a 15 foot 6 inch open out-board powered Maine skiff.
Originally designed by Joel White the SBCSA version is based on plans by Tom Hill and Eric Dow of Brooklin, Maine
Our skiff is fiberglass covered cedar strip with a center console.
This will be the third year of a three year project.
Here is a time-lapse video of the construction of the Jericho Bay hull. Video

The details:
When: Classes are held 6-9 PM on Monday and Wednesday nights running from Monday January 9, 2017 until mid-April.
You don't have to attend every class but you'll miss out on the fun.

Where:
Classes are held at the Gougeon Boat Shop,
located on Martin Street behind the Gougeon Brothers Inc. For GPS users, try navigating to 800 Martin St, Bay City, MI

How Much: You must be an SBCSA member ($130 for an adult/$220 for a family) and a $70 materials fee.

How to sign up: Call 989-922-7245 or email info@sbcsa.org to save a spot, then download the registration form
from our web page (sbcsa.org), write a check, and mail it to the PO Box on the form. The class size is limited so don't delay.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

These classes are perfect for those of you who are considering building your own boat or for those who just like to build boats.
A lot of useful techniques will be learned that can even help with your own boat or home maintenance projects.
Youth age 12+ are welcome to join the class!
Youth age 12-15 must attend with an adult. Youth age 16-17 may attend alone with parent/guardian permission.
*Youth or family membership required. Only one materials fee required per adult/youth pair.

See what other boats have been made by the SBCSA Boat Building class click here

Call (989) 922-SAIL(7245) for additional information




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