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Build Your Own Skin-on-Frame Boat
September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 20, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC
9am – 4:30pm
Participants will build their own Skin-on-Frame ultralight boat in the Inuit style. These versatile and time tested boats can be fashioned in a myriad of styles including the North Alaska Retrieval Kayak, Greenland Style Sea Kayak, Pram Dinghy and Canadian Canoe. After the frames have been pegged and lashed together from fir and steam bent white oak frames, the skin of 12-ounce Ballistic Nylon is sewn over the frame and coated with either varnish or paint to produce a light, tough and beautiful boat. This 4-day course runs for four straight days. Students also have the option to take the course on two consecutive weekends February 6 & 7 and February 13 & 14). Course fee: $1,500. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required. 252-728-7317. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
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