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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

A THREE-Evening Session offered in 2017


(or, Lofting.... Why Bother?)


  Session runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - November 28, 29 and 30, 2017

6 pm to 9 pm
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!



Session runs Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday   |   December 12, 13 and 14, 2017

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 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.