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Dave Gentry Kayak build at the Florida Maritime Museum

Florida Maritime Museum
Saturday, March 16, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Florida Maritime Museum is honored to be hosting renowned boat building expert Dave Gentry for a two-weekend kayak building workshop. Taking place March 16th and 17th and March 23rd and 24th (9am-4pm each day), this class is a rare opportunity to build a kayak with the man who designed it. Gentry is not only a designer, he is an instructor at the WoodenBoat School and has taught workshops on skin-on-frame boatbuilding across the country. You, too, can share in this opportunity. The focus of the March workshop is a 12-foot, skin-on-frame kayak called the Chukanut- 12. It weights a mere 30 pounds and will carry a payload up to 225 pounds. For more information on Dave Gentry and his innovative designs see www.gentrycustomboats.com.

The class is open to anyone, of any age, with a passion for boats and building. Boat builders can bring a team of up to five people, but only a limited number of slots are available. The cost is $1100 per boat, and includes all materials. Participants will leave with a finished boat.

Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215

Contact John Beale at John.Beale@manateeclerk.com or call the Florida Maritime Museum at (941) 708-6120