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2016 Classes


Amesbury Rowing Skiff Class

Build a 14’ Amesbury Rowing Skiff with Jeff Lane at Lowell's Boat Shop!

The class runs Tuesdays at Thursdays from 5-9 pm
January 19 to February 25, 2016.

The cost of the class is $750 per person (10% discount for members) with a non-Refundable $250 deposit required.

The entire class will build one boat which is raffled off at the end to a class member who then only has to pay for the cost of materials. All tools and materials will be provided, but class attendees are more than welcome to bring their own tools.

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Baidarka class

Make Your Own Baidarka Aleutian Kayak!

March 1- April 9 (class limited to 4 students)
Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: Instruction $750 ($675 for members) Materials $600 TOTAL $1,350 ($1,275 for members)
***A non-refundable $500 deposit is required when you sign up, please contact Lowell's Boat Shop within 24 hours of signing up to make payment (978) 834-0050

In this class, attendees will each make their own skin on frame Baidarka Aleutian kayak under the direction of experienced kayak builder and Alaskan native Ian MacDougall.. Lowell's will provide instruction, all the required tools and material. The class will be held twice weekly for six weeks on Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm and 8am-2pm on Saturdays.

Class description:
Traditional Aleutian kayaks are intended to custom fit one person, and your kayak will be unique to you. Over the course of the class, we will cover:
Kayak sizing
Tool Safety
Carving techniques
Steam bending
Lashing
Skinning

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Pram class

Build Your Own Mischief Pram!

A fun week of boat building designed for families; build Mischief a wonderfully versatile little boat for rowers of all ages. She’s a perfect first-time boat-building project. At 7′10″ in length and 48” in width, she’s a stable and predictable craft. The construction is a builder friendly hybrid of glue-and-screw construction and more traditional methods. Mischief is a proven design; She’s stable enough for kids to play around in; rows well and tows like a feather. She can handle 4 adults and a load of camping gear aboard. The end result of our class will be a pretty, practical rowboat suitable enough for younger first-time boaters or old salts.

Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

The cost of the class is $1,950 ($1,850 for members) per family, and includes instructor fees, the pram kit, and everything necessary to build your very own Mischief Pram.

Students can sign up here and contact Lowell's Boat Shop for payment (978) 834-0050.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due when you sign up and the balance is due at the first class. Please contact Lowell's Boat Shop within 24 hours of signing up to make your deposit.

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Bill Thomas Canoe building class

Build your very own Fox Double Paddle Canoe
with Bill Thomas!

We’ll be building our Fox Canoes over two consecutive weekends in early May at Lowell’s Boat Shop. It’s hard to imagine a finer place to spend an early spring week in New England.

This six day class offered over two consecutive three day weekends (May 6-8, May 13-15) will be taught by the boat’s designer Bill Thomas. Students will each have a completed boat, ready for final sanding and finishing at the end of the class. www.billthomaswoodworking.com

The cost of the class is $2,250 ($2,150 for members), and includes instructor fees, the fox canoe kit, and everything necessary to build your very own Fox Double Paddle Canoe.

Students can sign up here and contact Lowell's Boat Shop for payment (978) 834-0050.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due when you sign up and the balance is due at the first class.

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