Advanced Fundamentals of Boatbuilding
Taking it one step further.
- GREG RÖSSEL —September 1–14
Tuition: $1200 two-week course
Note: Previous boatbuilding experience is required.
Many individuals, including alumni from our boatbuilding classes, are constantly looking for ways to continue their education in building classic small craft and taking the “next step” in working on more complex designs. Longtime boatbuilder/instructor Greg Rössel has designed just such a course to help those individuals meet their goals. As with our Fundamentals of Boatbuilding curriculum, this will be two weeks filled with plenty of hands-on learning. Lofting will be reviewed, as will the steps involved in the construction of body plans. Various boat plans, a bit more intricate than you may have studied in the past, will be examined. Students will also be welcome to bring along their own plans for discussion. Consider these weeks spent with Greg as a great opportunity to get those questions answered that may have baffled you at home.
And you will be working on boats! Greg will have chosen a couple of designs that will prove to be both interesting and challenging. Setting up, framing, steam-bending, laminating, scarfing, spiling, planking, fastening, fairing, interior and exterior joinerwork, sparmaking, centerboard installation, and various other details will be covered. Along with making plenty of wood shavings, daily discussions will take place on techniques, materials, and products, both old and new.
Advanced Fundamentals is a wonderful complement to any earlier boatbuilding exposure you may have sampled. It will be a delight to those who take their boats and boatbuilding seriously, and it will certainly add to your versatility as a builder.
Greg Rössel’s course was great! It far exceeded my expectations and was very enjoyable. The amount I learned in the last two weeks is almost comparable to what I learned in two years of college.