Landing School develops summer workshops

ARUNDEL, Maine – The Landing School is pleased to announce the development of five summer workshops geared towards both the novice and professional who wants to brush up on their skills.

The workshops, which are run by The Landing School’s expert staff, cover woodworking and engine maintenance and are open to the public. These one, two, and three day programs are a great learning experience for students who may want to pursue a program at The Landing School, boaters who to learn more about their own boat, or hobbyists who don’t have a lot of free time.

Build a Canoe Paddle
Date: July 8-9, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $200 before June 22 $225 after June 22
Tools required: Spokeshave, #4 Plane and a low angle block plane.
Instructor: Glen Shivel
On the first day you will learn how to design a paddle specifically to your stature, and then create a pattern for it. You will also cut wood and glue the blade to the shaft. The second day will be spent predominately shaping the shaft and blade.

This Old Boat
Date: July 7, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $100 before June 22 $125 after June 22
Tools required: None
Instructor: Glen Shivel
This course is aimed at people who own a wooden boat or are thinking about purchasing one. The course will guide the participants through some of the potential problem areas and how they are fixed. Areas covered will be methods of fixing or replacing cracked and broken frames, replacing or scarfing in new planks and deck issues. Time will be spent in the shop on a boat discussing these issues.

Community Boat Building
August 5-6-7, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $350 before June 22 $375 after June 22
Tools required: Safety glasses, a cordless drill, a block plane, and a sanding block if you have them.
Instructors: Chris Audy, Paul Barton
Teams of three or four will build an 11-foot rowboat. On the first day we will cover shop safety and use of tools and materials required for the project. We will cut out and assemble the parts and begin construction of the boat. The second day will be spent fitting, assembling, planing, sanding, and painting the hull. On day three we complete the assembly, add some hardware and a bow line, then take the boat to the river for a row. Boats will be substantially complete and for sale at cost (estimated approximately $500) at the completion of the course.

Keeping Your DC Electrical System Healthy
Date: July 15, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $100 before June 22 $125 after June 22
Tools required: None
Instructor: Scott Lambert
Emphasis will be placed on what parts of the DC electrical system are likely to cause problems, how to fix the problem, and what can be done to prevent it from happening in the future. Extra attention will be placed on batteries, terminations, bilge pumps and conductors.

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The Care and Feeding of a Marine Diesel Engine
Date: July 22, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $100 before June 22 $125 after June 22
Tools required: None
Instructor: Nate Andrew
Every owner of a diesel-powered boat should understand some fundamental maintenance procedures. Areas that will be covered are the fuel system and how to bleed injectors, the raw water pump and changing the impellor and other items of interest. Work will be performed in the shop on a marine diesel engine.
Note: The workshops are open to students of all ages, however we ask that an adult accompany students under the age of 15. All workshops will be held at The Landing School. The minimum class size is three people. If less than three people sign up we may cancel the program at which point the program fee will be refunded. Students should bring their own lunch.

To reserve your spot, contact Susan Gross at 207-985-7976, susangross@landingschool.edu. More information can be found by logging on to www.landingschool.edu/Summer-Workshops.pdf

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