Saturday, November 2, 2019 10-4 In & around the historic Old Yacht Basin in Southport, NC
The In-Water event will end at 3:30 p.m. for the Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. at the corner of Caswell & Moore Streets in front of the SWBS Sponsor Board. Our tradition continues with boats On-Land and In-Water, with visitors able to meet and talk with wooden boat makers and owners, and to vote for their favorite boat entrant in the People’s Choice Award. With nautical & maritime demonstrations planned along the waterfront, and more vendors expected at this year’s show, we’re anticipating an even bigger show than last year. Children Activities will return to this year’s show under the tutelage of the NC Maritime Museum of Southport’s Nauti-Kids program. The little sailors will be able to build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness, learn rope making, learn to sail in a static display and learn from exhibits by the North Carolina Aquarium and The Ft Fisher Underwater Archeology Branch as part of the day’s activities. Our 2019 Poster and T-shirt are of a local boat again this year, Dean Dosher’s Ramona, set against the Lockwood Folly River where he conducts tours. Both will be available at the show from the Ship’s Store tent. Our 2019 Raffle Boat is on display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport until event day. Read about our expanded food event, A Taste of Cape Fear, featuring a Seafood Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, and new this year is a Low Country Boil made by the award winning Frying Pan Restaurant Chef.
Gary Teaches at Lowell's Boat Shop
Saturday July 25, 2020 from 9-3 Sunday July 26 from 10-2 in Amesbury, Mass.
Marine finishing requires a lot of careful preparation, good technique, and an understanding of marine coatings. Gary Lowell will present two information-packed days of painting and varnishing. He starts with surface preparation, including techniques for sanding, to help make the job less tedious. You will learn how to choose the right brush and several brushing techniques. You'll also learn how to protect yourself so you can get a beautiful finish and stay healthy at the same time. Students are encouraged to bring small projects such as a hatch or seat to use as practice in class. Please check with the shop staff prior to bringing your project.
OUTLINE: Safety Rules - dust control & chemical use Surface Prep - paint and varnish removal, sanders and sanding techniques, & fairing putties and fillers Brushes and Brushing Techniques - brushing & rolling and tipping Applying Paint and Varnish Specialty Products - masking, bleaching, staining, teak finishes, & wet sanding and buffing ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Gary Lowell is a descendent of the Lowell's who founded Lowell's Boat Shop. He is the president of Lowell Boats Inc.in Greensboro, NC which is an award-winning boatshop specializing in classic runabout restoration. Gary teaches painting and varnishing at the WoodenBoat School and is a long time friend of the shop.
Gary Teaches at WoodenBoat School
August 2-7 and August 23-29, 2020 in Brooklin, Maine
The repairing and rebuilding of wooden boats is a journey that can provide great personal satisfaction. In the process, you’ll become familiar with your boat’s intricate construction details, and come to appreciate the careful craftsmanship that transformed the original raw timber into the boat you love. Conquering the complications of “bringing her back” can be more rewarding than building new, especially when the result is to return a classic to its calling—sailing, cruising, rowing, or fishing.
Painting and Varnishing for Wooden Boats (August 2-7)