No Experience is necessary to be part of the boatbuilding class.  It's perfect for anyone who is thinking about building a boat or for someone who just likes to work with wood and epoxy.  Youth are welcome to join the class! Youth age 12-15 must attend with an adult. Youth age 16-17 may attend alone with parent/guardian permission.  
Visit for more information and additional project details.

 2017 Projects:

·  We are fabricating an epoxy, fiberglass and foam composite, double paddle sailing canoe in female molds. The manufacturing technique is molding port and starboard halves that join on a vertical centerline. So the hull, side and deck are molded at one time on each half. This is a very cool way to build a composite boat and creates a light and stiff structure. We are using Divinycell foam with 12 oz. glass skins. The molds for this boat were taken from Meade Gougeon's "Woodwind" canoe. Woodwind is the result of design collaboration between Meade and Skip Izon of Shadow River Boatworks in Grand Bend, Ontario. The boat is designed as a small expedition canoe with very good sailing characteristics and excellent paddling ability. Visit our website for photos!
·  The Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff's hull was completed during the class of 2015/2016.
In 2017 we will start on the interior by adding stringers, seats, knees, console and controls. This is a 15 foot 6 inch open out-board powered Maine skiff. Originally designed by Joel White, the SBCSA version is based on plans by Tom Hill and Eric Dow of Brooklin, Maine. Visit our website for a time lapse video of the work done so far!

Dates:  January 9 to April 12, 2017 (end date tentative)

Time:   Mon. and Wed. evenings, 6 - 9 PM

Place:  Gougeon Boat Shop, Martin St., Bay City, MI.

Cost:   SBCSA membership ($50 youth / $130 adult / $220 family) plus a $70 materials fee.  Only one materials fee per adult/youth pair or family membership pair is required.

Space is limited.  To reserve a spot, contact: or 989-922-7245.

 Registration is OPEN! Use the
 Membership Application found on our website.

2017 Boatbuilding Class Information - Youth Welcome!