Apprentice for a Day (Feb 2018)

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Saturday February 3

10:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 24-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn.

The current project is a private commission for a 12-foot Acorn skiff, designed by Iain Oughtred. This sailing rowing skiff will be lapstrake construction using glued Ockume. The program takes participants from lines and lofting to the final launch in July, 2018.

Apprentice for a Day 2018 Schedule

6 -7: Lofting 12’ Acorn Skiff
13-14: Constructing the building molds
20-21: Constructing the building molds & stem
27-28: Stem & Keel

3-4: Stem, Keel, Transom
10-11: Stem, Keel, Transom, Planking
17-18: Planking
24-25: No AFAD

3-4: Planking
10-11: Planking
17-18: No AFAD
24-25: Planking, Fairing
31: Fairing & Flip boat over

1: No AFAD (Easter)
7-8: Quarter Knees & Breast hook
14: Floors, Gunwales
21: Floors , Gunwales
28: Daggerboard & Trunk

5-6: Daggerboard, DB Trunk, Seat Cleats
12-13: Floorboards, Seat Cleats, Thwarts
19-20: Thwarts, Stanchions, Mast Partner
26-27: No AFAD

2: Knees, Rudder
9-10: Rudder, Tiller, Brightwork
16-17: Spar Making, Bright work
23-24: Spar & Oar Making
30: No AFAD

1: No AFAD
7-8: Sailmaking, Rigging
14-15: Brightwork