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Classes where Nick Schade will be teaching boat building or other subjects

Fine Strip-Planked Boat Construction at CVSW

Aug 29 2011 2:42 pm
Sep 3 2011 2:42 pm

In this class we will build two of Nick's popular boat designs. Each boat is quite different cedar strip boats. Nymph is a sweet little double paddle canoe. It is lightweight and fun to paddle. The Night Heron is an elegant sea kayak. These two boats will give people a well rounded experience in using the woodstrip method of constructing small boats.

Strip Built Boat Classes

Building a woodstrip kayakStrip planked boats are beautiful lightweight and rugged. The building process involves bending long, narrow, thin flexible strips of wood around a building form and fitting these strips together with other strips. It is a versatile boatbuilding technique that can be used for small, lightweight solo boats and scaled up to full sized yachts.

Boat Building Classes

Class building a kayakIt is one thing to want to build a boat, it can be quite another to actually make it happen. Many people don't think they can do it on their own. Others just can't seem to find the time. Some don't have the tools. With expert guidance, a well equipped workshop, anyone can build a beautiful boat in a very short time.

Build Your Own Kayak Paddle at CVSW

Feb 23 2011 6:00 pm
Feb 23 2011 9:30 pm

wooden kayak paddleIf you have a wooden kayak, you really need a wooden paddle. In this 5 evening class students will build their own laminated wood kayak paddle. The paddle can be feathered or unfeathered. We will glue up the wood, cut the blade pieces, glue them to the shaft and shape the blades.



Build Your Own S&G Night Heron at CLC in Annapolis, MD

Sep 19 2011 6:00 am
Sep 24 2011 12:00 pm

S&G Night Heron in Frenchman Bay

Fine Strip-Planked Boat Construction at WoodenBoat School

Jul 10 2011 6:00 pm
Jul 16 2011 12:00 pm

Build a Strip-Planked Kayak and Canoe at CVSW

Jan 15 2011 9:00 am
Jan 20 2011 12:00 pm


A guide to constructing small boats with wood strips and epoxy.


woodstrip canoe

NOTE: If you are thinking of signing up for this class, please do so early. I will need at least 3 weeks notice to be sure to have enough material prepared for everyone. - Thanks, Nick


New England Intermediate Rough Water Symposium

Jun 11 2010 12:00 pm
Jun 13 2010 4:00 pm

A hand made wooden kayak is not truly finished until you have put your first scratch in it. The New England Rough Water Symposium is a chance to see to it that your boat is well and fully complete along with few scratches to prove it. While "rough water" may sound scary, this is a good event for a wide range of paddlers from the novice through experienced paddlers. It will give you a chance to learn from top paddler how to use your boat to full effect.

Build Your Own Ganymede Class at IYRS

Jul 11 2010 6:06 pm
Jul 17 2010 6:06 pm

Ganymede Kayak"Ganymede" is a brand new design by Nick Schade: An easy-to-handle recreational kayak, fun to paddle and fast and easy to build.

Fine Woodstrip Canoe Construction at the WoodenBoat School

Sep 5 2010 6:00 pm
Sep 11 2010 12:00 pm

I am privileged to take over the reins for this class from Ted Moores who had taught at the WoodenBoat School for 17 years. Ted is a godfather to all those who now build small boats using the strip-planked, fiberglass and epoxy method. He started this class at the WoodenBoat School building two canoes.

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