Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff

Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff

Duration: 7 days

Price: £1000

Run by: Ben Wilde
at Archipelago Folkschool

07794444909

The Boat Shed
Scoraig
Garve
Highlands
IV23 2RE

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About the Course

On this residential week long course you'll learn the fundamentals of boatbuilding as we work to build two rowing boats. Over the week, with a group of 6 people, we will build two lightweight plywood rowing boats from start to finish, before launching them to see how they work.

The boat is built with traditional techniques, so we’ll spend a lot of time with hand planes, getting our heads around bevels and changing angles. It's a great chance to learn woodworking skills as well as to gain an understanding of traditional and contemporary boatbuilding.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All accommodation and food is included - we are hosted by local people in their own homes on the wonderful and wild Scoraig peninsula and will eat shared meals together. We take a day off in the middle of the week for rest and exploration.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 25th May 2019

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