Gig Harbor BoatShop’s Nautical Ocean Plait Mat Workshop at the historic Eddon Boatyard

Nautical Ocean Plait Mat
Sunday, January 22, 2017

This class will teach the marlinspike seamanship art of making a Nautical Ladder Mat. The ropework mat you’ll learn to 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 building a jig will assist in speeding up the mat making process. Participants will take their mats home with them. Sunday, January 22 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Material fee may vary depending upon the size of your mat. $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Call (253) 857-9344 or email to register, or visit for more information. Register by January 19. An additional session will be offered in March.

Eddon Boatyard, 3805 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 or (253) 857-9344