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February 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-02-24T12:00:00-09:00
2018-02-24T16:00:00-09:00
Where:
The Folk School
2861 Beverly Lane
Fairbanks, AK 99709
USA
Cost:
$88 (members), $132 (non-members)
Contact:
Bruce Campbell
907-488-1667

Introduction to Skin-on-Frame Boat Building (2 session course) – CLASS CLOSED

Instructor: Bruce Campbell

Skin on Frame (SOF) is not only one of the oldest methods for building a boat, it is also one of the easiest. To build a boat, one covers a frame with fabric. The simplest SOF craft are made from plywood frames and wooden stringers. More complex designs use steamed ribs to hold stringers. This class will use a Dave Gentry design to build his Shenandoah Whitehall 14’ rowboat. http://www.gentrycustomboats.com/

During the first class we will lash the frame together from parts that have been cut out and prepared by the instructor. During the second class we will cover the frame with 16 oz. polyester fabric from George Dyson (Baidarka) and varnish it. This completes the two key tasks in making a Skin on Frame craft.

We will follow Dave Gentry’s design and materials, except for the substitution of more durable ribs on the keel and chine. Having the instructor cut out and prepare materials ahead of class will allow us to focus on the more fun assembly and covering steps.

The class is a precursor to steamed/sawn rib kayak building. The idea being to follow Robert Morris’ 9-foot Alaska Recovery Kayak, an ideal first kayak. See: “Building Skin-On-Frame Boats,” unfortunately, now out-of-print. Lashing steam formed ribs to stringers provides flexible strength. That class would be longer and it would be much more fun to build several boats, not just one.

Recommended references:

http://gentrycustomboats.com/NewHomebuilderplans.html
http://gaboats.com/
http://capefalconkayak.com/The%20modern%20skin%20on%20frame%20kayak.html
https://www.skinboats.org/
http://www.berkshireboatbuildingschool.org/home/default.aspx

There are several good books including:
“Fuselage Frame Boats”, and “More Fuselage Frame Boats”, by S. Jeff Horton
“Building Skin-on=Frame Double Paddle Canoes”, by Hillary Russell

Dates of the class: Two Saturdays, February 24 & March 10, 2018

Time of the class: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm each session

Maximum number of students: 8

Minimum number of students: 4

Age range: 18 and up

Prerequisites:  none

Location: The Folk School Shop

Cost: $88 (members); $132 (non-members)

To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).


 


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