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Build a Strip-Planked Kayak and a Canoe with Nick Schade at CVSW 2014

Jan 17 2015 9:00 am
Jan 21 2015 5:00 pm

Build microBootlegger and Mystic River Tandem

If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 25 years.

The Desire to Go Staple Free

Stapled strips

"Pity about the staple holes! Should have gone stapleless." is the comment I got a few months back when I posted the above picture. "Just as easy!" said the commenter. He missed the point

OkoumeFest 2014 - Chesapeake Light Craft

May 16 2014 1:00 pm
May 17 2014 5:00 pm

Come to Annapolis, see the Chesapeake Light Craft shop, watch boatbuilding demonstrations and then try out boats. Okoumefest is held over two days, Friday is in Annapolis at the CLC shop, where there will be a tour of the facility (you can see there CNC machine cut kits), I will do a demonstration of some sort (usually how you shouldn't fiberglass outside in the sun), and others will demonstrate other techniques to build boats in less than favorable conditions. After the demonstrations there will be food. CLC hosts a BBQ.

Time Lapse of Closing the Bottom of a Strip-Built Row Boat

I'm working on a new strip-built sliding seat rowing boat. I'm really excited about the design and am impatient to get it on the water.

WoodenBoat Show 2014 - Mystic, CT

Jun 27 2014
Jun 29 2014

Boat building demonstration at WoodenBoat ShowI've been exhibiting at the WoodenBoat Show for almost 20 years. It is always a fun show and a great chance to see a lot of beautiful wooden boats and the rest of Mystic Seaport Museum.

Canoecopia 2014 - Madison Wisconsin

Mar 7 2014
Mar 9 2014

Petrel Play SG Building Demonstration at CanoecopiaCome watch a boat being built

Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin is the biggest paddle sport shows in the country and it is the perfect antidote to the middle-of-the-winter blues.

Build Your Own Petrel SG or Petrel Play SG @ WoodenBoat School

Oct 13 2014 8:00 am
Oct 18 2014 12:00 pm

Fine Strip-Planked Boat Class at WoodenBoat School - Nymph Canoe and Night Heron Kayak

Jun 8 2014 6:00 pm
Jun 14 2014 12:00 pm

Build Nymph and Night Heron

Registration starts January 2nd.

If you can't make this June class, take a look at the one in August.