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Posted: June 06, 2012
Tags: Getting Started in Boats, tools, boatbuilding

Cover photoAfter selecting the plans for your first boat and finding a suitable location for a shop, it’s time to round up the tools to build it. No question about it — having the right tool for the right job can make a project flow easily and expeditiously. Most people contemplating building a boat will probably already have some basic household tools, and some of these will be useful in boatbuilding.

Tools for the Boatbuilder

The Bayfront Maritime Center's waterfront campus facility in Erie, Pennsylvania.
BMC’s mission is to: design and implement hands-on, maritime-themed educational, recreational and vocational opportunities for the community in a universally accessible waterfront facility.

WoodenBoat logo
WoodenBoat School offers one- and two-week courses in boatbuilding, woodworking, seamanship, marine surveying, and related crafts.

Plate Alloy logo
This short course in Aluminium Welding and Boatbuilding is designed for those who may wish to build an aluminum kit boat.

MITEC School logo
If your passion is for the water or boats why not consider a career in the marine industry? MITEC offers a number of City & Guilds vocational courses.

Herreshoff Marine Museum logo
A program for teenagers to learn the skills and art of maintaining and restoring antique Herreshoff 12-1/2s used in our summer sailing program.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD public boatbuilding classes through its Apprentice for a Day program.

Cape Fear Community College
The CFCC Boat Building program prepares individuals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry.

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