Making sense of all those lines and numbers.
Note: This is a five-day course ending Friday evening.
Without question, lofting is an essential skill for the boatbuilder. Once you’ve mastered it, you can at least start to build any boat for which there are plans. Moreover, you’re going to be able to interpret plans and better comprehend the shape of the vessel, and what the building process will be. Lofting takes time and concentration, and a good teacher really helps (see WoodenBoats Nos. 110 and 111).
While Greg and Pat have unique teaching styles, and their courses will come at lofting from different perspectives, everyone should plan on getting a heavy dose of hands-on lofting and plenty of in-depth discussions from these experienced instructors. Over the course of the week, tables of offsets, diagonals, and buttock lines will all be demystified and become for you the wonderful tools they are for understanding, discussing, and building boats.
This course is meant to dovetail with the two-week FUNDAMENTALS OF BOATBUILDING course which Greg and Pat also teach.
Your course on LOFTING fully met my expectations. It gives all the skills necessary to be able to loft a boat, build it, and it definitely opens up a world of better understanding boat designs and shapes. Greg Rössel is exceptional!”
Greg Rössel is probably one of the best teachers I’ve ever encountered over many years of education. Bravo for an excellent course on lofting.”
It was a great pleasure to meet Greg Rössel and work/learn under his supervision. Thank you very much for a wonderful two weeks. Job well done!”