Aug 26

Saturday Boatbuilding and Tool Skills Program

This is a great class for parent/child combinations! (12 or older please).

9AM to 5PM Saturdays July 29th, August 5th, August 19th, and August 26th (Note that Saturday, August 12th is skipped.) PLUS a make-up class on September 2nd (or TBD) if you have to miss one of the other days: We know summer is a busy time.

The coursework varies based on interests and experience, but always stresses hands-on, practical boatbuilding and repair skills. Current projects include a ten foot lapstrake Lawton Tender and restoration work on the historic Bird Boat Mavis. New students may get up to speed by building a toolbox, wooden mallet, skateboard, paddle, or workbench (for larger projects, such as a workbench, students must supply the materials).

The Instructor: Bryce LeFort is a master boatbuilder, boatyard guru, and a graduate of the International Yacht Restoration School in Rhode Island. Bryce’s classes fill up fast!

No prior experience necessary. Tools and materials provided.

Use the PayPal link below to pay in advance and secure your spot. Have questions? - email info@spauldingcenter.org or call 415-332-3179 $450 for four 8-hour classes:

Aug 11

Summer Youth Boat Building Camp

Students will learn the skills necessary to build a strip planked canoe!

The first week will consist of constructing the hull, planking and glassing the boat. During the second week, students will finish construction and launch the canoe. Students attending both weeks will also be able to make paddles they can bring home.

Tuition is $450 for the first week or $800 for both. Sign up today through the PayPal link below or contact us with any questions.

Week 1: July 31st - August 4th

Week 2: August 7th - August 11th

9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Daily

Weeks of Attendance:
10:00 am10:00

Gordie Nash's Fiberglass & Composites Workshop

We are pleased to bring back composite expert and boat builder, Gordie Nash to discuss the repair and modification of fiberglass boats and structures.

This workshop will cover the various types of cloth, core materials and resins used in the marine industry.

Gordie will focus on the practical application of composites, giving the boat owner or shipwright a better understanding of material choices and how to use them successfully.

There will be a “hands on” workshop in the afternoon portion of the program.

Coffee bar and lunch included

$50 Donation Requested

-Reservations Advised-

Call 415.332.3179, e-mail info@spauldingcenter.org, or make your donation via the PayPal link below:

10:00 am10:00

Watermaker Workshop with Kyle Stephan

Are you thinking about installing a watermaker aboard? What are the costs and considerations? How much water will you need? What options should you consider? DC-powered, AC-powered or engine driven? Manual operation or computer-controlled? Buy an off-the-shelf unit or build one yourself?

Kyle Stephan is now President of Spectra Watermakers, but began his career as a marine installer in Southern California. He knows all about watermakers, from hands-on installation experience to the latest cutting-edge technology.

This will be a hands-on workshop, with a working display and various pumps, membranes, and ancillary equipment, so you can get an intuitive feel for the inner workings of watermakers.

Attendees will walk away with a working knowledge of watermaker technology, capacities, power demands, and troubleshooting techniques.

10:00 am10:00

Bill Edinger's Marine Plumbing Workshop

"Keep your Boat Afloat"

Would you like to have the ability to tackle boat plumbing issues by yourself?

Come hear Bill Edinger speak about boat plumbing systems, proper material choices and techniques. There will be a "hands-on" workshop in the afternoon portion of the program where participants will learn proper assembly of several different plumbing systems including pipe, tubing and hose.

Bill spent almost 20 years in the marine equipment and systems business before founding Spectra Watermakers and is now President of Spaulding Marine Center.

Coffee bar and lunch included

$50 Donation Requested

-Reservations Advised-

Call 415.332.3179, e-mail info@spauldingcenter.org, or make your donation via the PayPal link below:

6:30 pm18:30

Presenting: Kaci Cronkhite

“Finding PAX”

We are pleased to present Kaci Cronkhite, author of “Finding PAX: the unexpected story of a little wooden boat”.

A circumnavigator and wooden boat festival director, Kaci knew better than to buy a wooden boat. However, smitten with the buxom curves of the 1936 Danish Spidsgatter, Pax, she did.

What followed was a long haul out that turned into a seven-year quest to recollect the boats history in three countries. The journey turned into a story that brought together generations.

Join us as she tells tales of PAX and its very special connection to Sausalito.

Books will be available for sale and signing!

-Reservations Advised-

Call 415-332-3179 or e-mail info@spauldingcenter.org

7:00 pm19:00

Presenting: James Bender and Inka Petersen

"Exploring Maritime Traditions"

We are pleased to present James Bender, founder of the Adriatic Maritime Institute and Inka Petersen, former Spaulding youth boatbuilding coordinator and a Sausalito resident boat builder who recently returned from a residency with their boat building workshop near Split, Croatia.

The group has been building boats and sailing with students from state-run homes for children. Their program teaches seamanship, communication and cooperation while engaging in expeditions that combine elements of youth development with on-water training and boat building in Bosnia and Croatia.

Join us for a talk that will highlight these trips and exciting things they have accomplished.

Click HERE to visit the Adriatic Maritime Institute's website!

-Reservations Advised-

Call 415-332-3179 or e-mail info@spauldingcenter.org

Apr 14

Spring Youth Woodworking Program

Choose your own projects in a fun, safe and educational environment designed to increase your skills with woodworking tools and processes. Students will have the choice to build a paddle, cutting board, toolbox, mallet, skateboard, toboggan sled and more.

Camp sessions will be held April 10th – April 14th from 9:30am - 3:30pm. There will be an hour break for lunch, which students are expected to provide. Tuition is $450 for the entire program or $100 for a single day. Sign up today through the PayPal link below or call us with any questions.

Days of Attendance:
Apr 13

Winter/Spring Adult Boat Building Skills Program

Our Winter/Spring Adult Wooden Boat Building Program is here.

These 14-week programs are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings (your choice) and will begin on Tuesday, January 10th.

We have a fair mix of new and returning students and the coursework will vary based on interests and experience levels. Current projects include a strip planked canoe, a rowing scull, and a ten foot lapstrake Lawton Tender.

Use the PayPal link below to pay in advance and secure your spot.

Have questions? - email info@spauldingcenter.org