​​BIG BEND MARITIME CENTER

LARRY TUCKER WATERCRAFT CENTER
"PRESERVING AND INTERPRETING MARITIME HERITAGE"

                                                                     

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Youth Boat Building Camps


Summer 2017
Session 1
June 5 - 17 2017

Big Bend Skiff

Complete

Session 1
June 5 - 17 2017

Wood Duck Kayak

Complete

Session 2
(Co-ed Camp)
July 24-29 2017

Wood Strip Paddleboard

​Some Scholarships Available!



Adhesives

Types of waterproof glues.
Prep and application for each type of glue
Review of clean up, safety and health issues

Measurement

How to read a compass and protractor.  Using a bevel to measure angles.

Strong backs, molds, patterns
How to use squares and levels”

Wood and Tools

Hardwoods and density
Softwoods and grain
Plywoods: Marine and not so marine

Types of fasteners 
Selecting the right fastener
Boring, piloting, driving, and finishing off

Shop Safety:
Fire and electricity
Safe tool use
Health concerns and first aid
Environmental concern

Wooden Boat History

Types of Boats
Shape and design
Parts of a boat: Stem to stern 
Reading the plans and drawings.

Inquire now about 2017 Youth camps

                                         Youth Ages 12-17

and year 'round learning opportunities at bbmc

Teaching the kids wooden boat building. woodworking skills, cast netting, pole fishing & marine life identification. 


Kayak from Summer Camp 2017

12 Crum Drive, Panacea FL