Strip Boat Building 101

Over the course of three afternoons you will receive 15 hours of instruction from experienced and acclaimed wooden boat builder Allen Deming. This class is designed as an introduction to the construction of cedar strip canoes, kayaks rowing boats. Covered topics will include discussions of boat design, materials, tools and construction techniques. The class will rely heavily on live demonstrations and include the opportunity for hands-on participation.  From forms to fiberglass and finishing this overview should give you a strong start on the road to building your own wooden watercraft. 


Registration Limited to 12 students. 



13101 W. State Road Grand Ledge, MI 48837


Cost:$240.00. Textbook additional


For more information call 517-449-6458 



Course Expectations

From this course you should expect to obtain a basic understanding of the theories and techniques involved in modern cedar strip boat building. You will be given resources that will enable you to locate materials and tools that will be necessary for you to build your own cedar strip, canoe, kayak or wooden paddle. You will observe and assist in the layout, construction, fiber glassing and finishing of a strip-built boat.


Click here to view class schedule and sign up form:  Strip-Built Boat Building 101 Class Application


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