Salvatore' is a design student from Italy. He has strong wood working skills and was looking to spend some time in the boat shed to learn about traditional wooden design and boatbuilding techniques. He spent time with Mike Johnson steaming ribs and fabricating timber components on a Foster 10. He also assisted Pete Laidlaw replacing a plank on the old 18' Couta boat. He loved his time with us and I'm sure will replicate some of these skills when he establishes his planned design collective business back home.
We regularly offer short stints of time to people wishing to experience the boat shed work environment or to those wishing to acquire a particular bunch of skills.