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7 Day Boat Building Experience Course

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Self Finish Boats

Unit 5 Craig O'loch Business Park

Craig O'loch Road

Forfar

DD8 1BT

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7 Day Introduction to Boat Building Experience Course

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Fit out and then row an 18ft Largs Line Skiff.

In partnership with Self Finish Boats Limited we are offering a 7 day boat building experience.

With a maximum of 8 students, this course gives the opportunity for the beginner or novice to develop a broad set of skills fitting out a GRP hull in a fully hands on experience.

The final day of the course allows students to get out on the water on the boat they have fitted out.

This course is open to students from 14 years onwards. We would welcome parent and child teams looking for holiday challenges, those of school age wanting to enhance their employment skills and the retired who still like to learn.

Learn a new set of Skills:

  • GRP lamination
  • Wood preparation
  • Varnishing
  • Scarf Jointing
  • Gel coat repair
  • Epoxy Gluing techniques
  • Steam bending

The course will begin on a Monday with a welcome and safety briefing. The course will then follow the process of fitting out the boat for use on the water by the final day of the course.

As the process of fitting out progresses the course tutors will spend time teaching each of the skills being used with each student having the opportunity to develop their own competence at each skill.

Each day will commence at 09:00 and finish at 17:30

The final day will be on the water at Forfar Loch enjoying the fruits of the students labour with a complimentary Pizza and Steak BBQ.

The course will take place at the Self Finish Boats workshop in Forfar, Scotland. DD8 1BT

The boat type which will be used on course is an 18ft Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) hull. The mold to construct the hull was taken from the last remaining Largs Skiff which were used as fishing boats on the Clyde in the 1800’s and early part of the 1900’s. These boats make excellent rowing boats given the streamline hull shape.

All course material, hot drinks and lunch on the final day Students will however need to provide their own: Lunch, work clothes and respirator mask. Accommodation is not provided but can be aranged. Please visit www.windwardeducation.com/courses for detailed information


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Self Finish Boats

Unit 5 Craig O'loch Business Park

Craig O'loch Road

Forfar

DD8 1BT

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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