UPCOMING COURSES

The Six Hour Canoe

Ladies Woodworking Part II

 

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To register for thse courses, contact 250.746.4955 or inquire at cwbs@classicboats.org

2017

 


THE SIX HOUR CANOE

Our first course to be offered this year is the six hour canoe, the name indicating how long it takes to make one. We shall take longer, using four well defined stages.

1. Cutting out the parts and setting up Jan 31 6:30-9:00
2.Stitch and glue the parts together Feb 7 6:30-9:00
3.Make and apply fairing material to the inside seams. Feb 14 6:30-9:00
4. Apply fiberglass cloth to the outside seams. Feb 21 6:30-9:00

Dates: Tuesday evenings: Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21
Instructor: Mr. Ion Barnes
Course Fee: $80 (GST included) or $25 per stage if you wish to learn specific skills

To register, contact Mel at the CWBS office 250.746.4955 - credit cards accepted
or email cwbs@classicboats.org.

We recommend you register right away as the course begins soon!

LADIES WOODWORKING - PART II

Class participants will build a Sea Chest

Dates: Weekend of Feb 25/26
Instructor: Mr. Steve Taylor
Course Fee: $135 includes GST ($85 of the fee is to cover the cost of materials)

To register, contact 250.746.4955 or cwbs@classicboats.org.

FAMILY BOATBUILDING

Bring a family member or friend, learn to build the Phil Bolger Elegant Punt - yes you can find it on Google, and we have one completely finished in our workshop. It is a very versatile dinghy, easy to cartop or tow behind you boat, and you get to take it home with you on the Sunday afternoon. You get 18 plus hours of instruction, AND THE BOAT, built out of top quality materials.

LADIES INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING COURSE

You will learn how to use a variety of shop tools and will take home a quality built wooden utility box. You will learn how to measure and mark, how to use three different types of saws, how to use clamps, the table and hand sander, the drill, and finishing techniques. You instructor is a professional, Mr Steve Taylor, a retired shop teacher with years of experience.


GREENLAND PADDLEMAKING WORKSHOP

Make your own Greenland Paddle, custom fitted to your hand size, shoulder width and arm length. Instructed by Mark Reuten of Nomad Boatbuilding, this course will run in the workshop of the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Class size is limited to six students.

THE GREENLAND F1 KAYAK
BUILD A SKIN-ON-FRAME GREENLAND KAYAK

Over a weekend you will:

  • Help build a Greenland Kayak frame
  • Learn about the various types of Greenland Kayaks
  • Learn about skinning and finishing a skin-on-frame kayak
  • Find out where to learn more
  • Discuss the considerations in building your own kayak

CANVAS WORK

Learn to sew canvas and to make a useful article of your choice: duffel bag, canvas bucket, tool kit receptacle, riggers/ gardeners holdall, iPad cover, and more.

CHILDREN’S BOATBUILDING COURSE (November – December 2014)

Twelve Maple Bay Elementary School students came to the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre and built a ‘Polliwog’, a lightweight and strong Sam Devlin designed 7’6” dinghy. This course was instructed by Facilities Manager Tony Owen with assistance from a handful of CWBS volunteers. The boat was built over six weekly 2.5 hour sessions. The course fee of $1,500 was paid for by the school’s Parent Advisory Council. Their plan is to raffle the boat in the spring as a fundraiser for the school.

The Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre would like to run this course again. We are looking for school groups that are interested in participating in the course. Please contact our office at 250.746.4955 for more information or click here.


 

KNOTS, BENDS and SPLICES

An evening of knots and fancy rope work.

CRUISING WITHOUT TEARS

A retrospective of 50 years of cruising the BC coast, with tips on what to do and what to avoid. Topics will include cruising with infants, teenagers, cats, elderly dogs, mutinous crew and other family members.

 

LEARN TO SAIL A CRUISING KEELBOAT

Using our flagship, Halcyon, and the Competent Crew Standard of the International Sail and Power Association, you will complete twenty hours of onshore study and instruction, and twenty hours of hands-on instruction afloat.

The manual and logbook, included in the fee, will be in your hands the first week in March, and the afloat portion of the course will run over the weekend of March 18/19/20, starting late on Friday afternoon, or earlier should participants be available. Google: International Sail and Power Association (not Academy) for information about the organization.

BUILD A 10' LAPSTRAKE ACORN DINGHY

Lapstrake

 

Learn how to build a 10' lapstrake acorn dinghy at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Our Lapstrake Boatbuilding Course runs for 8 days (Sunday to Sunday) and offers a hands-on approach to traditional wooden boat construction.



Watch this 8 minute video of our October 2014 lapstrake course in action:

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
in the offering of these programs.