Bending Wood Workshop

Boats often have parts which need a little (or sometimes a lot of) persuasion to fit into place. We’ll look into several ways to bend wood to your will, including sawing, laminating and steaming. We’ll cover which technique is appropriate for a particular application, and what tools and materials are best. Everybody gets to make sample parts to take home.

All tools and materials will be provided. Please wear work clothes!

The workshop will be held at the Gig Harbor BoatShop fro 1pm to 5pm. 

$45 members | $55 non-members

Core Sound 17

Two sets of sails, One staysail, douglas fir oars 10′, bunkboards, trailer, graphited rudder and centerboard, Yellow dodger, anchor and 150′ line, two dock lines, engine mount. Contact via e-mail...

Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta

9am – 4pm. Join us on the Wolfeboro Town Docks on Fri. and Sat. for our premiere event of the season. Approximately 60 vintage boats representing several classes including small outboards, Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey Skiffs, and Gold Cup racing boats will run group heats on a one-mile oval-shaped course throughout the day. Visit nhbm.org for the schedule of daytime and evening events, to sign up to watch the heats from the Winni-Belle, or to take your own ride in a vintage race boat! The Regatta is free. Evening events, race boat rides & the Winni-Belle cruises are ticketed.

Alton Bay Boat Show

9:00am – 12:00pm. This informal, non-judged vintage boat show is held at the Alton Bay town docks as part of the Alton Old Home Day. No advance registration necessary. All “woodies” welcome on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors can vote for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Call the Museum for questions. Free!

11th Annual Boathouse Tour

9am – 4pm. (RAIN DATE: Friday 8/11) Visit historic and new boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee in the only tour of its kind! Three ways to take the tour: on water in a vintage wooden boat, by land in your own car, or by land in an antique automobile. On-water and antique car tickets sell out fast! Two tour launch times for boats and antique cars: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm. Ticket prices: Members – Land Tour $36, Antique Car Tour $67.50, & Water Tour $135; Not-yet-members – Land Tour $40, Antique Car Tour $75, Water Tour $150. Tour will depart from Meredith Bay this year!

Antarktische Wildnis: Südgeorgien

The cover of WB No. 255 features Kicki Ericson aboard the diminutive sloop WANDERER III of the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic. Kicki’s husband, Thies Matzen, writes about WANDERER III in that issue, and together the couple published a book of photographs and essays of barren, beautiful South Georgia in 2014. Editor Matt Murphy’s review of that book (published in WB No. 248) Antarktische Wildnis Südgeorgie (Antarctic Wilderness South Georgia), is presented here.

CYCLONE

Type/Rig/Power: 
Cardboard boat
Builder Name: 
Larissa, Gabbi, Caroline, and John
Designer Name: 
Larissa, Gabbi, Caroline, and John
LOA: 
7′ 
Home Port: 
International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Nautical Ocean Plait Mat Workshop

This class will teach the marlinspike seamanship art of making a Nautical Ocean Plait Mat. The ropework mat you’ll make is sometimes referred to as a Napoleon Mat or Block Mat. They can be used for a boat’s companionway ladder steps, as an entry mat at the front door of your house, or even for a wall decoration. You’ll learn how the mat is constructed from beginning to end, and how constructing a jig will assist in speeding up the mat making process. Participants will take their finished products home with them.

BoatShop Adventures: Build a Toy Fishing Boat

Learn to make a toy purse seiner fishing boat!

Children age four through 12 are invited to the historic Eddon Boatyard to learn about the purse seiner, the most common fishing boat in Gig Harbor, and to build a toy seiner to take home. Children will learn to use a hammer, hand drill, nails, glue, and will paint their boat under the guidance of expert BoatShop instructors. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Ten Things That Can Hurt Your Wooden Boat

Author: 

by Darin Carlucci