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

Build Your Own S&G Night Heron @ WoodenBoat

Jul 5 2009 8:00 am
Jul 11 2009 12:00 pm

Once again I will be teaching the Building Your One Night Heron Sea Kayak class at 6-day class you will go home with your own Stitch and Glue Night Heron, fully assembled and ready for sanding and varnishing. This is a fast paced learning experience where I lead you through all the steps to build your own boat.

Paddle Making Classes

Over the course of 4 evenings you will learn how to make your own modern wooden kayak paddle. The paddle can be adapted for sea kayaking, recreational boating or white water. You will learn about laminating, scarfing, shaping wood and fiberglassing. The resulting paddle will be lightweight and strong.

Required tools for S&G Night Heron Kayak Building Class

Some of the schools may have some of these tools, but if you want to be better prepared with your own tools these are what we use:


S&G Night Heron Kayak Building Class Schedule

This is a fast paced class which will get you through most of the most difficult steps involved in building a stitch and glue kayak. The first day will deal primarily with preparing the parts for the the busier days to follow. You will need determine your staining scheme. The second day will see the transformation of flat pieces of wood into a shapely kayak hull. You will stitch together the hull and apply fiberglass. On day three you will make the deck.


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