Knowing that he wanted the technology to create a new, advanced kayak mold, Bourgoin approached The Landing School, the world-renowned boatbuilding institution based in Arundel. With programs in wooden and composite boats, yacht design and marine
Floating on a tide of success
Fraser Coast Chronicle
Not only did Yamba Welding and Engineering build the high-speed rescue craft launched by Wooli Marine Rescue at Easter, it is just one of their many boat contracts under construction. Somehow the team is managing to build two patrol boats, ...
Amateur boat builders say they do it for the challenge, sense of accomplishment
My father was recovering from a heart attack, flipping through a magazine at the library, when he decided to build his first boat. He saw an ad for a wooden kayak kit, and something about the grace of the construction and the fact that it was done by ...
Boat-building company chooses Anacortes site over Bellingham
The Bellingham Herald Tue, 01 May 2012 19:00 PM PDT
BELLINGHAM - An Australian boat company has decided against opening a facility in Bellingham, choosi
Boat building: the rewards of doing it yourself
Building boats requires a particular kind of commitment. It's complex and expensive. It can take months or years. And it can be addictive, working out in the garage, sawdust clinging to your clothes, making mistakes and finding the solutions yourself.
Wooden boats… Wooden bats. Coincidence? We think not.
Queen Anne View
Festival attendees can explore the many styles of boatbuilding in the Northwest, ranging from modern skiffs and cedar strip kayaks to traditional Native-American cedar canoe. Activities for the kids include toy boat building and story time aboard the
Brothers Make Name For Themselves In Boating Industry
Bernama Wed, 02 May 2012 01:03 AM PDT
MELAKA, May 2 (Bernama) -- They used to hitch rides with other boat owners to be able to fish in the sea. Today, the Thien brothers not only own their own boats, but also are among the biggest names in the boating industry, both locally and overseas.
Solar-Powered Catamaran Circles the Earth
Scientific American Wed, 02 May 2012 10:18 AM PDT
T ranor PlanetSolar www.planetsolar.org This Friday, May 4, a vessel named T ranor PlanetSolar will become the first totally solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the Earth. The broad, V-shape catamaran left Monaco on September 27, 2010, traveled west on a mostly equatorial route, and will return to the Monaco Yacht Club 584 days later. Now crossing the northern Mediterranean Sea from Corsica .
Michigan Boating Industries Association to host Marine Retail University
MINNEAPOLIS – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Dominion Marine Media announced today that the Michigan Boating Industries Association has become the second state marine trade association to sign on to host a Norman-‐Spencer Marine ...
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Current Course Descriptions
Rhino for Marine Designers (Six-week course, starts May 27): Learn to enhance your boat and yacht design skills with Rhino 3D Modeling software. We'll teach you how to work with curves, then surfaces, then we'll move into fairing a simple chine hull, followed by a more complex sailing schooner hull. Finally, when you have mastered the skills necessary for the foregoing projects, you'll go on to a self-directed project of modeling a complete hull/deck/superstructure of your own design. Note: You must have access to a copy of Rhino to complete this course.
Price: $390 (student discount available on request)
Instructor: Cliff Estes
Intro to Marine Electrical Systems Part One (Four-part course, work at your own pace.): Here you'll gain an understanding of the terminology, theory, and practical knowledge regarding marine electrical systems. Since this course is an overview, there is no hands-on component involved. If you have wired a boat, or assisted in wiring one, then this class will complement that experience. If you have not had any hands-on experience, that is fine too as this course's purpose is to teach you the theoretical knowledge involved in designing and specifying marine electrical systems.
Instructor: Ed Scott
Intro to Marine Electrical Systems Part Two (Five-part course, work at your own pace.): In this course, you will learn terminology, theory, and practical knowledge regarding marine electrical systems, specifically batteries, circuit protection, distribution panels, and wiring design. Again, there is no hands-on component involved. The purpose of this course is to teach you the theoretical knowledge involved in designing and specifying marine electrical systems.
Instructor: Ed Scott
Designing Yacht Interiors (Introduction): This interactive course in interior design will introduce you to a number of elements and details to be considered when making decisions about materials, colors, textures, furnishings, and work flow. At present, we are only offering the first component: The discovery process, which focuses on dealing with a new client.
Instructor: Judy Bell-Davis
Color-Matching Gelcoat (Four-part course, work at your own pace):Here you'll learn about types and causes of damage, how to document your repair work, and how to prepare the surface. For each segment, you will have lab work to complete, and at the end of the course, you will send your color samples to your instructor for evaluation.
Instructor: Charlie Teran
Load Capacity and Flotation (Five-part course, work at your own pace): This highly technical course covers the rules and standards for maximum weight capacity of small boats; calculating displacement weight and maximum weight capacity; testing a boat for displacement and maximum weight; rules, calculations, and installation procedures for flotation; and USCG and ABYC regulations.
Instructor: Peter Eikenberry
(Three-part course, work at your own pace.): Materials for this course include a 32-page text, as well as prop-calculating formulae and spreadsheets created by the instructor. First you'll study the text, then work on problem solving, then finally review your solutions and compare them with the instructors conclusions.
Instructor: Christopher Barry
The Marine Survey Report (Four-part course, work at your own pace.): A survey is only as good as the report that communicates the work of the surveyor, and a good surveyor's findings (and reputation) can be lost in a poorly written report. This course will help you bring your writing skills up to a new level.
Instructor: Patricia Kearns