Wooden Boat Building | Aug 10-13, 2017

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Wooden Boat Building | Aug 10-13, 2017


To enroll in this class, first click "register" and fill out the pop up form. Then, select your lodging and meal option below.

Registration closed on May 31, 2017!


Instructor: Mark Bayne

In this 4-day workshop, students will construct a small wooden boat suitable for up to two passengers, float it, and be able to take it home with you in the back of your truck or minivan. Boat builders are encouraged to work together in teams of two or more. Team members must be at least 13 years old. Each team will construct one boat.

The selected boat for this class is Anabelle--a 10' Flat-Bottom Skiff designed by William Atkin. 

In Anabelle we have a lightly built skiff. This is both the easiest kind of boat to build, and the least expensive kind to have built. Her length is 10 feet, breadth 3 feet 6 inches and draft (light) 3 1/4 inches; she will carry three comfortably and safely and four in a pinch. There is more than the usual amount of flare to the top sides, which spells stability in a skiff. The bottom is without much rocker so as to make rowing easy, and to supply a fast craft if used with an outboard motor. I have had a skiff much like Anabelle built and she is the best thing of her kind I have ever seen. This sister has a dagger board and leg-o-mutton sail and handles beautifully under canvas. The lines of Anabelle show a skiff with rather a bold sheer, rounding stem, and narrow stern.
— Atkin & Co Boat Plans

Boat Building - Materials Fee
from 325.00

Payment in full is due by May 31, 2017. 

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This class has an additional materials fee of $650 for the boatbuilding kit. Each team member should register separately, but only one materials fee will be collected per team. 

Class Prerequisite: Experience drilling holes and driving screws

Required Class Materials: 8-4" C clamps, cordless screw gun and bits, cordless drill and bits, bits - drill and driver, nail apron, handsaw, bevel gauge, combination square, sharp hand plane #4, tape measure, pencils, putty knives 1", sanding block, sandpaper, sawhorses, workbench, caulking gun.

Class Note: Students will work with mineral spirits. 

Class Level: Advanced Beginner

Mark Bayne is a shipwright, boat builder, and boat building instructor at Cape Fear Community College. He has been interested in building boats since he graduated from high school. Growing up around Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, he was drawn to want to build shrimp boats. With limited opportunities to build shrimp boats, he began studying boat building at Cape Fear Tech. Mark began his boat building odyssey by working in several boat yards in Virginia, Panama City, and the Charleston area. Mark has built over 100 wooden boats and rebuilt, repaired, and restored countless other boats. His website is www.seaislandboatworks.com

4-Day Meals & Lodging
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Price above includes tuition only. Please select your preferred lodging and meals option to the left.

Alternatively, you may reserve your space in the class by paying tuition only at this time. Lodging and meals may be purchased at a later date.