Join Aaron Turner, Master Boat Builder to restore an 8' Sabot sailing pram. Aaron is a master wood worker and has built boats for Frank Gehry, taught art, design and wood working for museums, universities, and is an international sought after artist.
Aaron will lead you while you replace all the wood on a fiberglass hull. Pieces will be measured, patterned removed, remade, finished, and reattached. We will rig the boat with all new lines and appropriate hardware. A new set of 6' oars will be made either with Spruce, Maple or Douglis Fir and varnished.You will learn how to safely use the table saw, band saw, drill press, jointer, planer and many hand power tools. Finishing will be part of the class, learning how to prepare wood and surfaces for finishing, then applying several coats of either paint or varnish.
You can drop in on any of these times for single sessions or save by purchasing the whole 8 class series Tuesdays 4pm-7 pm and Thursdays 9am-3pm beginning June 24th and we will be launching the boat in Marina Del Rey on July 20th.
Single sessions can be purchased for $40 each or you can sign up for all 8 sessions for $30 each ( $240 )
The first Saturday we will be making model sail boats as examples. We will also have 2 sessions to learn wood bending specifically. Please call for additional details. (310) 915-7161