My Introduction To Wooden Boats
My introduction to wooden boats is article about Hand Tools bookmarked by clifton with ID 190828373 was uploaded on 02-02-2019 and has been viewed 206,832 times.
For the past four summers I have made the trip from my Upper Michigan summer home out east to take classes at the famous WoodenBoat (not a spelling error) School in Brooklin, Maine, which is just a stone's throw south of Acadia National Park on the Atlantic coast.
I've been a woodworker all my life (a shop teacher for the past 32 years), but when I decided to repair a wooden boat we inherited from my wife's parents, I knew that I was in over my head as soon as I started.
One of my best decisions (I found out later) was to not even attempt the repair without further educating myself.After a short search on the internet, I signed up for a wooden boat repair class at WoodenBoat in June of 2011.
During those two weeks, we worked on a valuable canoe ($11,000 when new), a historical 1940 Herreshoff 12 ½ sailboat, and a 1945 catboat.My instructor, Greg Bauer, was (and is) an excellent teacher with enough patience to not get too irritated with my million questions.
I had such a positive experience taking the class that I have gone back to WoodenBoat every summer since.Here's a...