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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: