Welcome to our new boat school blog! Each Saturday we'll be posting stories, educational materials, programs, and upcoming classes from the Wooden Boat School, Sailing School, and Rowing School!
Build Your Own Stand Up Paddle Board
This week we're highlighting an exciting new class, Build Your Own Stand Up Paddle Board with Instructor Chaz Corallo. If you're sick of the winter weather and ready for summer, this is the class for you!
In this 4 day class students will learn the fundamentals of wooden paddle board building. Each student will start with a preassembled frame kit ready for board construction. The students will build-up the rails from bead and cove strips, add a deck, install hardware and shape the board. By the end of the class each board will be ready for fiberglassing and finishing. Instruction and demonstration of the fiberglassing process comes with the class. Glassing the boards can be done as added extra after the workshop is complete. Glassing the board can take 1-2 more days.
Instructor Chaz Corallo will guide students through the easy step-by-step process to ensure that each board that leaves the class will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind paddle board. We will explore basic surfboard design concepts, the simple application of steam to manipulate wood into shapes, adhesive applications, elements of edge tool work and use of other traditional hand tools, glassing and effective use of epoxy. To streamline this class as much as possible, some initial prep work will be done by us before you arrive.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 2022
9:00AM-5:00PM each day
Registration Deadline: March 4
General Public & Museum Members: $400
Material Fee: $750 (Glassing kit is an additional $400 for epoxy and cloth.)
Did you know? HRMM members get discounts on all classes! Join today.
Staff and volunteers of the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School and Sailing & Rowing School.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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