HANDS ON BOATS: Trim, rails & finish work on a NEW Piscataqua River Wherry OCT 11-14

Event Dates: 10/11/2017 - 10/14/2017

Location: Boatshop at Strawbery Banke

HANDS ON BOATS, the Boatshop’s new signature program, is designed for adults who are interested in wooden boats and who want to be part of constructing a new boat while learning-by-doing alongside a master boat builder. The 2017 HANDS ON BOATS participants will build a new Piscataqua River Wherry based on the lines off of an historic Piscataqua River Wherry, which is part of the Strawbery Banke Museum collection.

“Trim, rails and finish work for a NEW Piscataqua River Wherry," October 11-14, 9 am to 4 pm Lunch included in full day price.

The trim and rails on a boat are more than aesthetic finishing touches, they serve a practical and structure purpose.

Participants will work alongside Nate Piper, master boat builder to
mill out, fit and fasten these final elements of the new Piscataqua River Wherry. Once completed, finish work will focus on the appropriate preparation and application of finishes.

Full Day: 9am-4pm, includes lunch, $130 museum members; $145 non-members*
Half Day: 9am-noon, $79.20 museum members; $88 non-members*

*Prices are per day. Discounts available when you sign up for multiple days in advance. Please contact us for discount codes prior to signing up.
The final 2017 HANDS ON BOATS sessions will focus on hardware for a NEW Piscataqua River Wherry on October 28-29. Join us!

The new boat will be raffled off upon completion.

For information on other upcoming Boatshop at Strawbery Banke workshops and programs visit

Get Tickets 10/11/2017 9:00 AM 10/11/2017 4:00 PM
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Get Tickets 10/13/2017 9:00 AM 10/13/2017 4:00 PM
Get Tickets 10/14/2017 9:00 AM 10/14/2017 4:00 PM

HANDS ON BOATS: Trim, rails & finish work on a NEW Piscataqua River Wherry OCT 11-14

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