Private classes may be scheduled where you can build or repair your own boat.

Any of our stock canoe models can be built with my instruction and full use of our shop.  Custom boats of other designs or stock rowing boat models can also be built. Or, perhaps you have a canoe or other type of wooden boat that you wish to repair.  This option allows you to select a time that is convenient for you.  I will be available to explain and demonstrate the required steps and offer any assistance you need. You may bring a helper if you wish for a slight additional fee. Cost for these classes is $250 per day ($275 with a helper) plus materials (canoes range from $1200 to $1800) depending on the model. Groups building two and three canoes can be accommodated for a reduced individual daily fee. For prices for groups and for all other boats please call to discuss. Before building a canoe you are encouraged to watch our video prior to coming. One half the price of the video will be refunded to those attending a private session.

A deposit of the cost of materials is required. Please call or contact to schedule.

Cost: $250/day plus materials

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