Nationally known canoe-builder and instructor, Jerry Stelmok, will instruct a small class in the building of a 17 1/2' Thurlow-designed guide boat of wood-canvas construction. Wood-canvas canoes represent a technique used since the 1880s. Many consider this the finest technique for building a lightweight and strong canoe. Woodworking experience necessary. Jerry Stelmok has written a number of articles and books on canoebuilding, including the newly published The Wood-Canvas Canoe, coauthored with Rollin Thurlow. July 11-23, 8:30-5:00. Launch party July 24. Fee: $500/550
Q U I C K A N D SIMPLE PLYWOOD PRAM
INSTRUCTOR: WIND WHITEHILL
Wind Whitehill, Seattle boatbuilder, will instruct the class in building a simple 8' plywood pram, designed by John Gardner. An ideal family project! It's easy to build, easy to row, easy to load on your car and take to an outing. Sessions I & III will be for adults only, II and IV for parent-child teams.
MAINE GUIDE C A N O E INSTRUCTOR: JERRY STELMOK
Mon., Wed., Thurs., evenings 7-9 p.m., Sat. 10-5 p.m. Session I: Feb. 22-27 Session II: Mar.28-April 1 Session III: June 13-18 Session IV: Aug. 1-6
Adults Parent-Child Adults Parent-Child
Fee: Adults only, $75/85 - Parent-Child team, $90/100
LAPSTRAKE BOATBUILDING THE "LAWLEY TENDER" INSTRUCTOR: ERIC H V A L S O E Once again, Eric will teach a small class to build this sweet-lined yacht tender, one of our favorites at CWB, 9 1/2' with plum stem and graceful sheer line. Woodworking experience necessary.
COLD-MOLDED BOATCONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTOR: DEL S A U L
A u g . 20-27, 8:30-5:00. Fee: $360/400
Launch party Aug. 28
Del Saul, with 18 years' experience in designing and building boats and houses in the Seattle area, will instruct the class in building a 15', computer-designed, rowing boat. This will be an in-depth study of cold-molding as a boat-building technique. Class will be taught at Del's workshop in Ballard. Woodworking experience necessary. April 18-24, 8:30-5:00. Fee: $350/400
Launch party April 25.
LAPSTRAKE NORWEGIAN PRAM INSTRUCTOR: ERIC H V A L S O E Eric Hvalsoe, Seattle boatbuilder and designer, will instruct a small class in the construction of this simple round-bottom lapstrake rowing boat, with nicely balanced bow and stem transoms. A traditional Norwegian design. Woodworking experience necessary. April 4-8, 11-15, evenings, 6:30-10:00 p.m. Fee: $325/360
BUILDING T H E " P E T A L U M A " INSTRUCTOR: SIMON WATTS
Under the leadership of Simon Watts, another nationally known author and boatbuilder, a small class will build a 19 1/2' lapstrake rowing shell, while learning basic boatbuilding skills. Simon Watts has 30 years' experience in woodworking and teaching, and has taught many successful workshops at the Center for Wooden Boats. Woodworking experience necessary.
Oct. 22-29, 8:30-5:00. Launching party Oct. 30 Fee: $500/550
Fees indicate Members/Nonmembers cost. Save money by becoming a CWB member when you register.
BASIC M A R I N E N A V I G A T I O N INSTRUCTOR: B L A K E LEWIS
A D V A N C E D SAIL T R A I N I N G S E M I N A R INSTRUCTOR: B L A K E LEWIS
A comprehensive introduction to marine navigation, including tides and currents, inland water navigation, development of maps and charts, chart reading, dead reckoning and plotting, celestial navigation and much more, including discussion of electronic navigational aids. Blake Lewis is an A S A Certified Celestial Navigator, with years of experience on inland and coastal weaters, and thousands of miles of ocean racing and boat deliveries.
A seminar for those sailors who have already developed their basic sailing skills and wish to acquire additional in-depth knowledge of advanced rigging and sails; methods for the setting and fine tuning of sails on high performance cruising and racing sailboats. Seminar includes three evening lectures and one day-sail.
May 5-June 2, Tues. 7-30-10:00 p.m.
M a y 3-17, Tues. 7:30-10:00 p.m., Sat. May 21 - all day Fee: $60/70
T H E JOYS O F B R I G H T W O R K INSTRUCTOR: REBECCA W I T T M A N The fundamentals of finishing and refinishing teak and mahogany brightwork - emphasis on exterior finishing; plus some interior finishing tips; a general overview of the subject. March 2-16, Wed., 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fee: $25/30
OAR-MAKING INSTRUCTOR: RICH K O L I N Learn to build a pair of hand-crafted oars, designed to give maximum rowing efficiency with minimum effort, and to please the eye as well. Rich Kolin, well-known boat builder from Anacortes, will instruct students in building both spoon-shaped and flat-blade oars, using Pete Culler designs. April 16-23, Sat., 10:00-5:00
MARINE PHOTOGRAPHY I N S T R U C T O R : M a r t y Loken A comprehensive overview of marine photography, offered in two separate formats. Section I is a how-to slide-illustrated lecture on marine photography, including information on film, filters, composition, use of light and special equipment. Section II will be a 6hr. field trip on Lake Union to practise the principles discussed in the evening lecture. Class size limited for Section II. Marty Loken, of Aperture Photo Bank, is a founding member of the Center for Wooden Boats, and is the photographer for the 1988 and 1989 Classic Boat Calendar published by Landmark Calenders. He has recently returned from a 6-week assignment in Italy, photographing wooden boats for A Q U A magazine. Section I, Friday, M a y 13, 7-9:30 p.m. Fee: $10 Section II, Sat. May 14, Noon-6 p.m. Fee: $35
Class will loft a boat from a table of offsets. The process includes laying lines, taking stem bewels, middle and bearding lines, transom and shelf bevels, mold deductions, mold and backbone patterns. Aug. 8-12, Mon.-Fri. 6:30-10:00 p.m.
INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING INSTRUCTOR: C H A R L E S M A S T R O A one-day workshop, with hands-on experience all day, using hand tools to create a number of wood-joinings. Feb. 13, Sat., 9:00-5:00
BOATSHOP TOUR TOUR DIRECTOR: DICK W A G N E R An opportunity to visit several out-of-the-way Seattle shops and yards with Dick Wagner, CWB Director, where wooden vessels of all sizes and design are being built and rebuilt by some of the finest men and women boatbuilders in North America. This will be a special glimpse of some highly-skilled artisans in their native habitats. Sat. 10:00-3:00
March 5, March 19, A p r i l 2, April 16 or April 30.
BUILDING A W O O D E N H A N D P L A N E INSTRUCTOR: C H A R L E S MASTRO Experience the deeply satisfying pleasure of working with your own handmade wooden plane. Each student will build his/her own plane in the class, and learn to tune and use it. March 5, Sat., 9:00-5:00 Fee: $35/40 Materials: Wood/$10, Blade/$25.00
Students in Eric Hvalsoe's "Lawley Tender" class practice their boat-building skills. Fees indicate Members/Nonmembers cost Save money by becoming a C W B member when you register. Membership i n The Center for W O O D E N B O A T S entitles y o u to receive special discounts on boat use and workshops, our bi-monthly newsletter S H A V I N G S , and invitations to special member events all year. M e m b e r s h i p fees: $10/Student, Sr. Citizens, $ 2 0 / I n d i v i d u a l , $30/Family.
INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGY INSTRUCTOR: PROF. P A U L FORD Kinds and properties of alloys. Heat treatment for ferrous and nonferrous metals. This workshop provides information that is helpful in the following forging and casting seminars. Mar. 19, Sat., 10-3 INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING/BUILD A TOOLBOX OR STOOL INSTRUCTOR: C H A R L E S MASTRO Each student will build a tool box or dovetail stool, using hand-tool skills learned in previous classes. March 10-24, Thurs. 7:00-9:30 p.m. Materials: $35/40
TOOL SHARPENING INSTRUCTOR: GERRY W H E A T O N Gerry will share his own special secret to sharpening any tool, and also cover different processes and techniques for removing dull edges, as well as identifying, analyzing and making the best use of different types of sharpening stones. These techniques applicable to chisels, plane irons, knives and drill bits. Bring your own tools for sharpening. Feb. 20, Sat., 10:00-3:00
SAND-CASTING A N D FOUNDRY TECHNIQUES INSTRUCTOR: PROF. P A U L FORD Prof. Paul Ford will teach basic foundry know-how in the first session. Students will cast simple forms. The second session will involve more complex casting, including Ford-designed rowlocks for our exhibit boats. Mar. 26-April 2, Sat., 10-3
INVESTMENT CASTING A N D FOUNDRY TECHNIQUES INSTRUCTOR: PROF. P A U L FORD Learn the lost-wax method of casting delicately detailed shapes. Another hands-on program taught by Prof. Ford. April 16-23, Sat., 10:00-3:00
Join us at the Q U I C K A N D SIMPLE P L Y W O O D P R A M March 28-April 1 Aug. 1-6 See description inside.
K N O T - T I E I N G FOR P A R E N T S A N D KIDS INSTRUCTOR: DICK W A G N E R Learn the hard-core knots that all sailors know and use. Line will be furnished. Dick Wagner has sailed for 30 years, and tied his share of knots. Feb. 28, Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Session I April 10, Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Session II Fee: $5/6
10 A.M.-6 P.M. at the South end of Lake Union CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS DEMONSTRATIONS SAILBOAT A N D ROWBOAT RACES QUICK-AND-DARING BOAT-BUILDING CONTEST AUCTION MUSIC FILMS