January 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - January 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm in Greenville, SC The show will host the latest models of boats including: Fishing, Pontoon, Speed, Ski, Cruisers, and Personal Watercraft. Additionally, you’ll find boating accessories and everything that you need to start the season off right! Show Hours Thursday & Friday: 12pm – 9pm Saturday: 10am – 9pm Sunday: 12pm – 6pm Admission & Parking Adults $7 • Seniors (65+) $6 • Students (6-18) $6 • Children Under 6 FREE Parking $5 For more information, call 864-233-2562 Greenville Convention Center • One Exposition Drive • Greenville, SC 29607
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)