Boatbuilding Workshops & Build-Along

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Bedard Yacht Design is proud to introduce our new BOAT BUILDING WORKSHOPS and BUILDALONG weeks.  Two options are available to you.  WORKSHOPS, were you participate in a collective build and learn the various techniques, and BUILD-ALONG, where you build your own kit under our guidance in a week long seminar.

Perfect for SNOWBIRDS: You enjoy the sunshine but you miss your garage?  Wonder what to do in Tampa Bay this winter? Come and get your hands dirty with a bunch of like-minded fellows, in a relaxed setting, while learning a few things along  the way.

 

Registration is open and schedules are below. REGISTER NOW! The number of spots is limited.

 


BOAT BUILDING WORKSHOPS


Learn about boat building using the stitch and glue technique at a leisurely pace while having fun.  The class will assemble a F1430 kayak to learn the various techniques required and each student will get to participate in the collective project.

Module I: General stitch & glue technique, basic shell assembly

  • Fundamentals of wood, epoxy and fiberglass reinforcements
  • Hands-on individual exercise-pieces for various techniques.
  • Assembly of the hull shell & deck. Glue the joints and add FRP reinforcements.  Fit and glue bulkheads and various parts

Module II: Wood protection, working with cloth.  Hull completion

  • Epoxy painting, rolling, what tool to use when.
  • Hands-on exercises: Covering compound shapes, FRP tube, epoxy protection-annulus
  • Covering of the hull with cloth, addition of reinforcement and protection coats. Final hull assembly.

Module III: Hull finishing techniques, paints and varnishes

  • Hull fairing techniques and compounds depending on finish
  • Paints
  • Varnishes
  • Finishing of the collective kayak

 

WORKSHOPS 2016 SCHEDULE 

MODULE I October 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE II November 1st, 3rd, 8th & 10th (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE III November 22nd, 24nd, December 6th & 8th (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

 

WORKSHOPS 2017 SCHEDULE 

MODULE I January 17, 19, 24, 26 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE II February 7, 9, 14, 16 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE III February 21, 23, 28 & March 2 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE I March 21, 23, 28, 30 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE II April 4, 6, 11, 13 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

MODULE III April 18, 20, 25, 27 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-10pm at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $240

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE TBA

 


BUILD-ALONG


Learn stitch and glue boat building while assembling your own BYD kit under the supervision of an instructor

  • Fundamentals of wood, epoxy and fiberglass reinforcements.
  • Epoxy painting & rolling
  • Completion of your own BYD kayak kit, ready to be finished at home.
  • Overview of finishing techniques

Monday to Friday 8:00 to 5:00, Saturday 8:00 to Noon. Tuition: $800, boat kit not included

BUILD-ALONG 2016 SCHEDULE 

SIT-ON-TOP FISHING KAYAK December 12th through 17th at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $800, kit not included

BUILD-ALONG 2017 SCHEDULE 

OZONA PRAM January 9th through 14th at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $800, kit not included

SIT-ON-TOP FISHING KAYAK January 30th through February 4th at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $800, kit not included

SIT-IN FISHING KAYAK March 6th through 11th at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $800, kit not included

SIT-ON-TOP FISHING KAYAK May 1st through 6th at Bedard Yacht Design shop in Tarpon Springs, Tuition: $800, kit not included

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE TBA

Contact us to register of for more details

BEDARD YACHT DESIGN LLC 42160 US Highway 19 North #25, Tarpon Springs FL 34683 727-488-4573

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