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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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
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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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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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 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
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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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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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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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 12

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 costs: Negotiated if needed.

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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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Mar
6
to Mar 24

Strip plank kayak with Mike Johnson

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: Three weeks

Tuition fee: $1,800

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $2,700.  Please discuss design options with us.

Boatbuilding instructor Mike Johnson

Boatbuilding instructor Mike Johnson

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Mar
6
to Mar 24

Canadian Canoe with Pete Heading

Students will build an 18' strip planked with fibreglass open canoe from lightweight Western Red Cedar.  The canoe can have a painted or bright finish internally and externally.

Course Duration: Three weeks

Tuition fees: $1,800

Materials fee (for sponsors only): $1,500

Instructor Peter Heading with student/sponsor Peter.

Instructor Peter Heading with student/sponsor Peter.

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Feb
22
to Apr 19

Coastal Navigation - night course with Greg Guy

This course will give students practical knowledge and basic navigation skills for safe boating.  Two practical boating sessions on weekend days will be included as an opportunity to practice applied knowledge.  Suitable days will be negotiated with the group on course commencement.  No prior knowledge necessary.

Course duration: 6.30 - 9pm Wednesday nights for eight weeks.

Tuition fees: $240 (or $225 for LBT and FWWA members)

Materials: $40 for a local chart.  $25 for costs associated with the practical boating days.  Some drawing instruments required - to be advised.

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Jan
9
to Mar 3

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.

Mike Johnson with students Ellie and Wayne

Mike Johnson with students Ellie and Wayne

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Jan
9
to Jan 13

Boat design and half model construction with Pete Laidlaw

Students will research and discuss a range of boat designs: learn/improve hand tool use; and each student will construct a half model of a design of their choice.  This course gives time to examine and discuss boat designs used in different time periods and for different purposes. You will also take home your own half model.

Course duration: 1 week

Tuition fee: $600

Materials fee: $100

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Oct
24
to Dec 9

Clinker Dinghy Construction: Course 1607

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

Course duration: 7 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.

The rowing/sailing version of the 'Percy' dinghy, designed by Adrian Dean.

The rowing/sailing version of the 'Percy' dinghy, designed by Adrian Dean.

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Oct
17
to Oct 28

Working Green Timber with Pete Laidlaw

Students will travel out into the forest to select green timber to make a chair. Skills to be learned include species identification; safe cutting of timber; steam bending; traditional hand tool use (shaving horses and draw knives); post and tenon jointing and finishing of a functional furniture item. 

Course Duration: 2 weeks
Tuition Fee: $1,200

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Sep
26
to Oct 1

Skin on Frame Kayak course with Peter Ingram-Jones and Greg Simson

Students will build and launch a Skin on Frame Kayak with a Greenland paddle.  The course is intended as an individual build or as a build with a friend.  All materials are included.  Finished weight is approximately 14kg and can be air freighted home.  (Indicative air freight charges as of May 2016: Mlb - $213, Syd - $330, Bris - $470).

Course Duration: 6 days
Tuition and materials: 
              One kayak and Greenland paddle $2,500             
              Build with a friend, one kayak, two paddles $3,500  

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Jul
26
to Sep 8

Coastal Navigation night course with Greg Guy

This course will be run on two weeknights (6.30 - 9pm Tuesday and Thursday) per week to give students practical knowledge and basic navigation skills for safe boating.  Two practical boating sessions on weekend days will be included as an opportunity to practice applied knowledge.  Suitable dates will be negotiated with the group on course commencement.  No prior knowledge necessary.

Course duration: 6 weeks

Tuition fee: $360 (or $240 for LBT and FWWA members)

Materials: $40 for a local chart.  Some drawing instruments required - to be advised.

Note: Enrolment accepted on commencement of and during course.

 

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May
23
to Jul 22

Living Treasure Course: Adrian Deans' Designed Clinker

Assist the build of an Adrian Dean designed Clinker Dinghy.
Participants will assist Adrian to build a Huon Pine Clinker Dinghy of Adrian's design. Adrian will assist and advise the build as he is available (most days). The course will be broken up into one-week blocks over a nine-week duration, with participants joining the course for varied periods.

Course Duration: 9 weeks, however attendance can be a minimum of 1 week with any variation. Course content and schedule to be advised>
Tuition Fee (based on weekly attendance): $600 per week.

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