The Contemporary Boat Building Carpentry Class teaches skills essential for building round-bottomed boats. Students learn to derive shapes of frames and planks, plank both carvel and lapstrake hulls, and understand traditional construction techniques. They also examine and experience the properties of various boatbuilding materials, the advantages and limitations of different construction styles, and the properties of the range of fasteners and adhesives for boat construction. 12 hours (2 day class) can be used as a prerequisite for 9-Day Boatbuilding Class.
The next class takes place on April 12-13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class Fee: $135. Friends of the Maritime Museum receive a discount. Reservations required.
Additional 2014 class dates include: July 26-27, September 13-14 and December 13-14.
The class takes place on the Beaufort, North Carolina waterfront at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, located across the street from the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center (shown above) carries on the rich boatbuilding heritage of North Carolina coast through wooden boat building classes. The classes bring together students of all ages from different parts of the country with a common thread of creativity. The Watercraft Center is part of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center teaches boatbuilding for all ages.