Build Your Own Skin-On-Frame Solo/Tandem Canoe

Date(s) - Fri, Jun 24, 2022 - Sun, Jun 26, 2022
9:00 am-5:00 pm

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Hudson River Maritime Museum


Friday, June 24, 2022, Saturday June 25, 2022 and Sunday June 26, 2022
9:00am-5:00pm all three days
Instructor Rich Cerruto will lead this unique course on building skin-on-frame double paddle canoes. The canoe will be constructed with a wooden frame and a stretched with a polyester “skin”. Each student will leave with a completed canoe ready for the water. These 28-pound canoes are strong and can hold up to 320 pounds. Easily car-topped, they are perfect for casual paddlers and beginning boatbuilders alike. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to build your own beautiful functional canoe! The canoe is 30″ wide, 10″ deep, weights about 32 lbs. and carries 320 lbs. Rig it as a solo, a tandem with a carrying yoke, or as a solo/tandem. All materials required are provided, including pre-cut lumber, polyester cloth, stem bands and seats.

Solo/Tandem 13½’ Canoe Materials Kit – This class will use kits and plans designed by Hilary Russell, founder of the Berkshire Boat Building School and author of the book “Building Skin-on-Frame Double Paddle Canoes.”

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