Build Your Own Skin-on-Frame F1 Kayak

at Hudson River Maritime Museum - Kingston

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$823 6 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Aug 06, 9:00am - Aug 11, 5:00pm Eastern Time (6 sessions)

86 Rondout Landing
At Rondout Landing
Kingston, New York 12401
Price does not include Materials Fee.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: John Richer

What you'll learn in this woodworking class:

Build Your Own Skin-On-Frame F1 Kayak 

Guest boatbuilding instructor Jon Richer will lead this course on building skin-on-frame kayaks. Students will build their project over the course of 6 days in the boat school shopStudents will start with assembly of the deck beams then steam bend all the ribs in place. 

The frames and ribs will be lashed and the boat skinned with nylon cloth. Once the skin is coated the kayak will be completed with all the necessary rigging and accessories. This model is 14 feet long and 23 inches wide. Fully rigged it weighs only 29 pounds! All materials are provided including pre-cut lumber, skinning cloth, and all rigging to complete the boat. Each student will leave with a completed kayak ready for the water. 

Joint Instruction: $500

For an additional fee, students are welcomed to bring a second builder to the class. This is a great opportunity to learn and have fun together. Joint instruction must be accompanied with someone taking the full instruction and purchasing a kit. 

F1 Kayak Materials Kit - The F1 Kayak was designed by Brian Schulz of Cape Falcon Kayaks in Oregon.  This class will use kits produced by instructor Jon Richer.

$1,000 Materials fee to be paid directly to the school on the first day of class.

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Refund Policy

Full refunds will be offered for cancellations that occur 30 days or more before a program's registration deadline (if no deadline, the first day of the program). Cancellations between 30 and 7 days will be offered a 50% refund or credit toward another class. Cancellations after the registration deadline or within 7 days of the first day of class (whichever comes first) will not be refunded.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time John Richer 6 $823
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Aug 07 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time John Richer
Mon, Aug 08 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time John Richer
Tue, Aug 09 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time John Richer
Wed, Aug 10 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time John Richer
Thu, Aug 11 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time John Richer

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Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to  the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in...

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