An Introduction to Stitch and Glue Boat Building
During this hands-on course we will build a kayak or other small boat as a group. Each class will focus on one of the important stages of construction common to Stitch and Glue projects.
You will help to stitch together the ply parts and see the sleek curved form emerge. Next you’ll assist in the gluing of those parts into a solid hull. You’ll gain some direct experience using marine epoxy- the key to transforming a wood boat and making it durable and low maintenance. Finally we’ll touch on the painting and varnishing techniques that give a professional looking finish. Along the way we will also cover the sources of the boat designs you might consider and where to find good quality materials.
This is a short course that moves quickly because between classes I complete the longer steps. By the end I hope you will feel confident you could do this for yourself.
Enrollment limited to 6.
Offered occasionally when there is enough interest.
6 sessions materials and supplies included
Shop location- 949A Gladstone Ave (just west of Preston Street)
As of mid August the Fall 2018 course has filled up. It may seem too long to wait for the next one but if you are keenly interested, try getting in touch. I may be able to offer some references that will help you move ahead on your own.