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Wooden Boat Restoration Class begins April 12th

NEW Sailing Site!
This is a great site for our sailing community.


April 12th -  May 24th

Come check out our newest offering from Bonneville School of Sailing .  .  . if you are thinking of fixing up an old sailboat or power boat, just want to learn more about care for your own wooden boat or would like to tackle a complete restoration of a classic wooden runabout or sailboat,  we've got the classes for you.
Bonneville's boat building instructor DeWitt Smith will be teaching techniques and ‘tips from the trades’ of wooden boat repair and restoration.
Classes are being offered in three parts; you can enroll in one, two or all three segments.  Our classroom now has three project craft: 1963 Chris Craft Sportsman 17 (a mahogany planked inboard engine runabout) and two Star class 22’ keelboat sailboats.

Classes begin April 12th in the Salt Lake City classroom
1116 South Richards Street (50 West)
Salt Lake City, Utah  (entrance at rear of building)
7pm to 9-9:30pm

PART 1   Two, two-hour classes covering history and basic survey of these craft and creating a plan for their restoration.

Class 1    "History & Surveying Your Project"   Thursday, April 12th
Class 2    "Creating a Plan of Restoration"         Thursday, April 19th
COST:    $70.00    Limit 10 students.
Registration deadline for PART 1 is April 10th.

PART 2    Five, two-hour classes covering marine woodworking, mechanical systems, electrical systems, sailboat rigging & sails, marine paints, adhesives and varnishing.
Class 3    "Marine Woodworking"                      Thursday, April 26th
Class 4    "Mechanical Systems"                        Thursday, May 3rd
Class 5    "Electrical System"                              Thursday, May 10th
Class 6    "Sailboat Rigging & Sails"                  Thursday, May 17th
Class 7    "Paints, Varnish & Goos"                    Thursday, May 24th
COST:    $200.00  Limit 6 students.
PART 3 Seven, two-hour work sessions on different days than above; your chance to work along side of very experienced instructors as we restore our three project craft.
Work Session 1   Tuesday, April 17th,
Work Session 2   Tuesday, April 24th
Work Session 3   Tuesday, May 1
Work Session 4   Tuesday, May 8
Work Session 5   Tuesday, May 15
Work Session 6   Tuesday, May 22
Work Session 7   Tuesday, May 29th
Bonus: Thursday, May 31st "Smorgasbord" Makeup or Review. Free to any previous attendee

COST:   $15.00 per 2 hour work session.  Limit 5 per session.

To register call 801.636.5204

Last year's students were intrigued by the caution of an accidental jibe or broach.  Watch
this video to see what I'm talking about (you might want to turn down your volume).

Contact Us
    •   (801) 636.5204
    •  Utah Lake State Park
       4440 West Center St.
       Provo, Utah 84601
        •  M-Sat: 8am - 9pm