Maritime Skills

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Boatbuilding Classes

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Casey Wilkinson with Kea Kayaks
  • In these week long classes students will be guided through the construction of one of the Chesapeake Light Craft kit boats.

Paddle Making at Cama Beach State Park

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Make your choice of a canoe paddle, greenland kayak paddle, or a SUP paddle. All materials provided.

Shaker Box Workshop at Cama Beach

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Instructor: Chuck Gittings
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Learn basic woodworking skills utilizing several different tools to make your own set of Shaker pantry boxes in this two day workshop at scenic Cama Beach.

Intro to Fiberglass and Epoxy

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Learn the basics of applying fiberglass to wooden boats using epoxy in this quick 6-hour single day class.

Woodworking Unplugged

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Ben Kahn
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Handtools Only! Learn how to use planers to smooth a surface, chisel with precision, and become adept with a Japanese hand saw.

Captain’s Class: USCG Licensing

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Captain Jeff Sanders

Bronze Casting at Cama Beach State Park

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Instructor: Chuck Gittings
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Learn how to use all the tools necessary to cast bronze using sand-casting technology.

Marlinspike Saturdays at Cama Beach

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Instructor: Chuck Gittings
  • Over the course of four Saturdays in January at scenic Cama Beach learn about rope construction, knots and splicing.

Oar Making

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: Ben Kahn
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Learn how to make your own custom set of lightweight oars using power tools and hand tools over this two day workshop.