Clinker dinghy construction - ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT - DESIGN TO BE DETERMINED BY PURCHASER
Aug
19
to Oct 12

Clinker dinghy construction - ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT - DESIGN TO BE DETERMINED BY PURCHASER

Students will learn clinker boat construction by building a rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy, from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.  This could be either Adrian Dean designed 'Percy' 11'5" dinghy, or a Foster 10’ Dinghy..

Course duration: Eight weeks

Tuition fee: $4,800

Materials fee (for the purchaser only): $6,800 rowing only or $7,500 rowing/sailing dinghy.

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Skin on Frame Kayak Course
Sep
30
to Oct 5

Skin on Frame Kayak Course

Students will make a fully sea ready kayak with Greenland paddle in 6 days.  The course will finish with a paddle on the Huon River to demonstrate technique.

Course duration: Six days.

Build your own Kayak and Greenland paddle $3,300

Build with a friend, one kayak and two paddles $3,600

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Oars & Spars Course
Oct
7
to Oct 11

Oars & Spars Course

Students will learn the technique of oar and spar construction whilst making a set of oars.  Oars may be made from various materials and to varied lengths - the materials cost will reflect the materials used.

Course duration: 5 days

Tuition fees: $600

Materials fee (as an example only): $220 for Oregon dinghy oars.

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Oct
14
to Nov 2

Plywood tender

Students will build their own plywood tender - up to 3 tenders per course.  A lightweight rowing dinghy with rare Tasmanian timber features - thwarts and structural elements.

Course duration: Three weeks

Tuition fee: $1,800

Materials fee (for purchasers only): $1,200

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Clinker Dinghy Construction
Mar
2
to Apr 17

Clinker Dinghy Construction

Students will learn clinker boat construction by building a rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy, from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.  This could be either Adrian Dean designed 'Percy' 11'5" dinghy, or a Foster 10’ Dinghy OR a design preferred by you as the purchaser.

Course duration: Seven weeks

Tuition fee: $4,900

Materials fee (for the purchaser only): $6,800 rowing only or $7,500 rowing/sailing dinghy.(based on Percy)


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Percy 11'5" Clinker Dinghy - HAS NOW COMMENCED. WE DO HAVE SPACES AVILABLE FOR 2 WEEK COURSES DURING THIS BUILD
Apr
29
to Jun 15

Percy 11'5" Clinker Dinghy - HAS NOW COMMENCED. WE DO HAVE SPACES AVILABLE FOR 2 WEEK COURSES DURING THIS BUILD

Students will learn clinker dinghy boat construction techniques whilst making a Adrian Dean designed 11"‘5” rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy.

Course duration: Seven weeks

Tuition fees: $4,200 Full Course or $600 per week for partial course

Materials cost (for the purchaser only): $5,800 rowing or $6,600 rowing/sailing dinghy.

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Apr
8
to Apr 13

Oars and Spars - ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT HURRY!

Students will learn the technique of oar and spar construction whilst making a set of oars.  Oars may be made from various materials and to varied lengths - the materials cost will reflect the materials used.

Course duration: 5 days

Tuition fees: $600

Materials fee (as an example only): $220 for Oregon dinghy oars.

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Mar
18
to Apr 6

10' Stitch and Glue Plywood Car-topper ( CANCELLED )

Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled due to lack of numbers. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Students will learn the 'stitch and glue' technique whilst making a small motor powered vessel, for use in protected waters.  A lightweight boat that can be used as a utility or for fishing.

Course duration: Three weeks

Tuition fee: $1,800

Materials cost (for the sponsor only): $1,500

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Mar
5
to Mar 16

Double Plywood Canadian Canoe (FULL)

Students will build an 18' ply covered open canoe suitable for 2 people.  The canoe will have a painted finish internally and externally.  A lightweight design for calm water paddling, easy to transport as a car topper.  A good start out project for new wood workers and boatbuilders.

Course Duration: Two Weeks

Tuition fees: $1,200

Materials fee (for the sponsor only) $1,400

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Mar
5
to Apr 13

Ian Oughtred designed 'Puffin' Clinker Dinghy

Learn to build traditional wooden dinghies in the Clinker style whilst building an Ian Oughtred designed 'Puffin' sailing and rowing dinghy.  This dinghy is 10' in length and will be constructed of Huon Pine.

Tuition: $3,600

Course duration: six weeks

Materials cost (for the sponsor only): $6,000 rowing or $6,900 rowing/sailing dinghy.

An example of the dinghy at a boat show in the US

An example of the dinghy at a boat show in the US

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Jan
8
to Mar 2

Clinker Dinghy Construction with Mike Johnson

Students will learn clinker boat construction by building a rowing/sailing dinghy from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.

Course duration: Eight weeks

Tuition fee: $4,800

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $6,500 rowing only or $7,300 rowing/sailing dinghy.

Note: Dinghy builds often take longer than 7 weeks.  We make the workshop available for two weeks (free of charge) to complete dinghies pending available floor space.

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Oct
8
to Oct 20

Boat Repair with Pete Laidlaw

Learn how to repair and perform maintenance tasks on small wooden craft.  Bring in your dinghy or fix up for repair during the course (please advise what craft you are bringing for us to organise logistics).

Tuition: $1,200

Duration: Two weeks

Materials costs: Negotiated if needed.

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Oct
1
to Oct 6

Oars and Spars

Build your own set of timber dinghy oars.  Designs may be negotiated. We usually use Oregon or Silver Wattle for construction.

Course Duration: 5 days

Tuition fee: $600

Material costs: Set of Oregon oars $160 (for timber only).  Provided as an indicative cost only.

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Sep
24
to Sep 30

Build your own Skin on Frame Kayak

Students will make a fully sea ready kayak with Greenland paddle in 6 days.  The course will finish with a paddle on the Huon River to demonstrate technique.

Course duration: Six days.

Build your own Kayak and Greenland paddle $2,750

Build with a friend, one kayak and two paddles $3,500

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Aug
6
to Sep 29

Clinker Dinghy Construction with Mike Johnson

Students will learn the clinker boat construction method whilst building a rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.

Course duration: Eight weeks

Tuition fee: $4,800

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $6,500 rowing only or $7,300 rowing/sailing dinghy.

Note: Dinghy builds can take longer than 8 weeks.  We make the workshop available for two weeks (free of charge) to complete dinghies pending available floor space and complete to a dry finish only.

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Jul
23
to Jul 28

Oars and Spars

Build your own set of timber dinghy oars.  Designs may be negotiated. We usually use Oregon or Silver Wattle for construction.

Course Duration: 5 days

Tuition fee: $600

Material costs: Set of Oregon oars $160 (for timber only).  Provided as an indicative cost only.

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Apr
9
to Apr 15

Build a Skin on Frame Kayak

Students will make a fully sea ready kayak with Greenland paddle in 6 days.  The course will finish with a paddle on the Huon River to demonstrate technique.

Course duration: Six days.

Build your own Kayak and Greenland paddle $2,750

Build with a friend, one kayak and two paddles $3,500

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Mar
6
to Mar 10

Boat Repair with Pete Laidlaw

Learn how to repair and perform maintenance tasks on small wooden craft.  Bring in your dinghy or fix up for repair during the course (please advise what craft you are bringing for us to organise logistics).

Tuition: $600

Materials: Negotiated if needed

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Feb
27
to Mar 3

Oars and Spars

Build your own set of timber dinghy oars.  Designs may be negotiated. We usually use Oregon or Silver Wattle for construction.

Course Duration: 5 days

Tuition fee: $600

Material costs: Set of Oregon oars $160 (for timber only).  Provided as an indicative cost only.

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Jan
9
to Mar 3

Build a Clinker Dinghy with Mike Johnson

Students will learn clinker boat construction by building a rowing/sailing dinghy from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.

Course duration: Eight weeks

Tuition fee: $4,800

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $6.500 rowing only or $7,300 rowing/sailing dinghy.

Note: Dinghy builds can take longer than 8 weeks for the construction to dry finish. We make the workshop available for two weeks (free of charge) to complete dinghies pending available floor space.

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Nov
7
to Dec 23

Clinker dinghy construction with Mike Johnson

Students will learn clinker boat construction by building a rowing/sailing dinghy from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.

Course duration: Seven weeks

Tuition fee: $4,200

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $6,500 rowing only or $7,300 rowing/sailing dinghy.

Note: Dinghy builds often take longer than 7 weeks.  We make the workshop available for two weeks (free of charge) to complete dinghies pending available floor space.

Lofting.

Lofting.

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Oct
16
to Oct 21

Boat Repair with Peter Laidlaw

Learn how to repair and perform maintenance tasks on small wooden craft.  Bring in your dinghy or fix up for repair during the course (please advise what craft you are bringing for us to organise logistics).

Tuition: $600

Materials costs: Negotiated if needed.

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Oct
9
to Oct 14

Oars and Spars Course

Build your own set of timber dinghy oars.  Designs may be negotiated. We usually use Oregon or Silver Wattle for construction.

Course Duration: 5 days

Tuition fee: $600

Material costs: Set of Oregon oars $160 (for timber only).  Provided as an indicative cost only.

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Oct
5
to Nov 9

Woodcarving with Francis Shepherd

Students will learn relief woodcarving techniques through participation one Thursday day per week for 6 weeks.  Course fees cover tuition and material costs for Huon Pine (+ practice timber).

Course duration: 10am – 3pm each Wednesday for 6 weeks.

Tuition fees: $250

Material costs: $25

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