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Spars, Paddles, Oars, and More

October 7–9 last day to register is October 1 
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (one hour for lunch) | $379

A crash course in how to make a square piece of wood round. This three-day course will walk participants through the process of laying out and shaping Spars, paddles, and oars. Students will receive demonstrations in both traditional and more contemporary building techniques while utilizing a number of hand and power tools. Students will have the choice of building set of oars, a pair of paddles, or a small solid spar to take home as well as build their own set of spar gauges to take home to continue mastering the craft. Students in the class will also have the opportunity to learn birdsmouth construction of a small mast that will be utilized as part of the Northwest Maritime Center’s Fleet. Students will need to provide their own personal protective equipment to include work gloves, eye, and ear protection. This class has a 3-student minimum.

Register here.

Date

Oct 07 - 09 2022

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Vancouver
  • Date: Oct 07 - 09 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Boatshop
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Organizer

Northwest Maritime Center
Phone
360.385.3628
Email
info@nwmaritime.org

Contact Us

431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628 x100
Fax: 360.385.4742
info@nwmaritime.org

Hours

Admin Offices &

H.W. McCurdy Library
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 2 PM

Wooden Boat Chandlery
Open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM

Marine Thrift

Thursday – Sunday
9 AM – 4 PM

Stay Connected

The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.

Click here to read our Antiracism & Inclusion Statement.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events and activities that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact access@nwmaritime.org.

Northwest Maritime Center (FEIN # 91-1931643) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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