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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.

Boat Lofting

INTROduction TO BOAT LOFTING
 

  Session runs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | January 15, 16, 17, 2020

6 pm to 9 pm

Register by Friday, January 10, 2020
 
Fee for Workshop + Materials:  Non-members $175  |  Members $150

Location:  Eddon Boatyard Joiner Shop

 Due to class size limit of 4 persons, pre-registration is required

Call (253) 857-9344 for reservations

The best way to learn lofting is to do it.  Join GHB resident boatwright Tom Regan (a self-described lofting fanatic) in a three-evening workshop to learn about lofting tools, concepts, and techniques.  After three nights of lofting what seemed mysterious, complex, and intimidating will be seem logical and enjoyable.  The skills learned will be applicable to any boat design.

Workshop participants will work as a team to loft a small dinghy while working in the historic Eddon Boatyard woodstove warmed joiner shop.  You'll take home the workbook you used in the program and a new appreciation for boat design. You'll never look at boat plans the same way again!


Advanced BOAT LOFTING  

 

Session runs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday |   February 12, 13, 14, 2020

6 pm to 9 pm
 
Fee for Workshop + Materials:  Non-members $175  |  Members $150

Location:  Eddon Boatyard Joiner Shop

The class size is limited to four people

Call (253) 857-9344 or email gigharborboatshop@gmail.com for reservations

 

In this workshop we’ll continue lofting the dinghy we started in the introductory workshop. This time we’ll lay out stem rabbet, transom bevels, and bulkheads. We’ll also develop construction details such backbone construction and fastening.