Aug
6
to Sep 28

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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Sep
24
to Sep 29

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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Oct
1
to Oct 5

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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Oct
8
to Oct 19

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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Jan
7
to Mar 1

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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Mar
4
to Apr 12

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): $5,800 rowing or $6,600 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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Mar
4
to Mar 15

Double Plywood Canadian Canoe

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) $1,000

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Mar
18
to Apr 5

10' Stitch and Glue Plywood Car-topper

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): $1,200

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Apr
8
to Apr 12

Oars and Spars

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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Apr
29
to Jun 14

Foster 10 Clinker Dinghy

Students will learn clinker dinghy boat construction techniques whilst making a Bill Foster designed 10' rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy.

Course duration: Seven weeks

Tuition fees: $4,200

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

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Jul
1
to Aug 9

Strip planked kayak

Students will learn the strip planking with fibreglass technique whilst making a kayak.  The kayak will be a single seat sea going design.

Course duration: Six weeks

Tuition fees: $3,600

Material fees (for the sponsor only): $2,000

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Aug
19
to Oct 11

Clinker dinghy construction

Students will learn clinker boat construction by building a rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy, from rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers.  This is an Adrian Dean designed 'Percy' 11'5" dinghy.

Course duration: Eight weeks

Tuition fee: $4,800

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

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Oct
14
to Nov 1

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 sponsors only): $1,000

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Nov
4
to Dec 20

Foster 10 clinker dinghy

Students will learn clinker dinghy boat construction techniques whilst building a Bill Foster designed 'Foster 10', rowing or rowing/sailing dinghy.

Course duration: Seven weeks

Tuition fees: $4,200

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

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

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 14

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
5
to Mar 9

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
26
to Mar 2

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
8
to Mar 2

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
6
to Dec 22

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 20

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 13

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
4
to Nov 8

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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Aug
21
to Oct 6

Clinker dinghy construction with Mike Johnson

Students will learn the clinker boat construction method whilst 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.

 Instructor Mike Johnson with student Ellie preparing for planking.

Instructor Mike Johnson with student Ellie preparing for planking.

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May
29
to Jun 30

Replace a section of the Garboard Strakes on 'Yukon' with David Nash

Students will be part of the team that carries out routine structural maintenance work to the 1930 built 17m Danish Fishing Ketch 'Yukon'.  The work will be carried out on the slip at Woodbridge with students and instructors travelling across each day.  This is a rare opportunity to gain skills in wooden ship maintenance  whilst removing old planks, steaming, fitting, re-caulking and refinishing the 7m section of the Garboard Strakes as part of a scheduled maintenance of a large commercial sailing vessel.

Course duration: Five days

Tuition fees: $500 (lunch and m/a teas provided)

 'Yukon' on the Huon River

'Yukon' on the Huon River

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May
22
to Jul 14

Carvel 12 1/2' dinghy workboat with Mike Johnson

Students will build a fishing workboat with fish well of traditional design.  This rowing dinghy will be built of rare Tasmanian boat building timbers to a design similar to the dinghy donated by the Parker family and made by Spence Harrison in 1950.

Course duration: Seven weeks.

Tuition fee: $4,200

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $7,500

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May
8
to Jun 30

The Viking Boat - Double ended clinker sailing dinghy with Pete Laidlaw

Students will construct an 18' double ended clinker rowing and sailing dinghy to a traditional Viking design.  This will be made of rare Tasmanian boatbuilding timbers, predominately Huon Pine.  This is a rare opportunity for students to be part of a traditional Viking boat build.

Course duration: Eight weeks or week blocks during the course

Tuition fees: $4,800 for eight weeks or $600 per week

The boat build is being sponsored by a Sydney based Viking boat enthusiast.  It will also feature carved features - dragons head and tail and shields (these carved elements will be outsourced, not made by the students).

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Mar
27
to May 19

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 fees: $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.

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A proud boat owner, student and sponsor Wayne.

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