Winter/Spring class schedule now available.

Build your choice of High Performance Kayaks with Nick Schade

petrel and_petrel_playSea kayaking is the sport of taking a small boat out on to the big ocean. You could buy an ordinary plastic kayak, or you could build your own which will be lighter, faster, better looking and more fun than any you can buy.

This fast-paced class will take students through the major phases of building a kayak. petrelStudents may choose between a 14 foot long recreational kayak (the Petrel "Play") or a 17 foot sea kayak (the Petrel) Using the "Stitch-and-glue" construction method, each student will go home with his or her own kayak. Some finish work will be required when they get home. Students will learn some basic woodworking skill as well as how to work with fiberglass and epoxy. The logistics of working with fiberglass and epoxy will require some later nights (8 or 9pm) as some operations have to be completed by the end of a day in order to allow sufficient dry time before going on to the next operations. Tuition $795.00 (plus materials- approximately $1350.00).
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Section 011212A: Saturday - Thursday, January 12 - 17, 2013, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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I took the carving class with Mickey this past weekend.




I want to take the time to thank you for the experience of working with you this past weekend at your school.