Antique Wooden Boat Restoration in Utah
Have you ever wished there was an Antique Wooden Boat Restoration Class in Utah? Special delivery- your wish has come true. Truth be told it’s never been a wish of mine, but for my dad or my brother, it’s what they’d do everyday if they could. Who can say no to a few weeks of classes in a shop learning how to restore, repair and build an Antique or classic wooden boat? Dream Fulfilled.
Here’s what you want to know; What, When, Where, How Much and Why.
What: Instructor DeWitt Smith will be teaching techniques and ‘tips from the trades’ of wooden boat repair and restoration. The classes will be taught in a 3 part series with 3 different boats to work on:
- 1963 Chris Craft Sportsman 17 (a mahogany planked inboard engine runabout) and
- Star class 22’ Keelboat sailboats (2 of them)
PART 1 Two, two-hour classes covering history and basic survey of these craft and creating a plan for their restoration.
PART 2 Five, two-hour classes covering marine woodworking, mechanical systems, electrical systems, sailboat rigging & sails, marine paints, adhesives and varnishing.
PART 3 Seven, two-hour work sessions on different days than above; your chance to work along side of very experienced instructors as we restore our three project craft.
When: Summer 2012, Specific Dates still TBA Visit BonnevilleSailing.com for more information.
Where: Bonneville School of Sailing & Seamanship – Salt Lake City classroom
1116 South Richards Street (50 West), Salt Lake City – Entrance at Rear of building.
Classes and Work Sessions are scheduled to start at 7pm, ending at 9-9:30pm
Part I: Cost: $70.00 Limit 10 students.
Part II: Cost: $200.00 Limit 6 students.
Part III: Cost: $15.00 per 2 hour work session. Limit 5 per session.
Why: Cost For all three sessions: $285;
Gas money to SLC: $10;
A night at the shop, with classic hand tools at your fingertips, building and restoring an antique wooden boat with your own two hands: Priceless.
Enough Said. ~Megan
Here’s how to Register:
REGISTRATION: Call 801.636.5204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact DeWitt Smith, Lead Instructor (801) 631-9648 email@example.com
Visit This Page: www.BonnevilleSailing.com for more information.