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CBMM builds Acorn skiff in public boatbuilding program

CBMM_AFAD_2018(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 23, 2018) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has announced a new project for its Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. By constructing a boat from start to finish, traditional boatbuilding techniques will be taught to AFAD participants of all skill levels, under the direction of CBMM’s professional shipwrights and volunteers. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed.

The current project is a private commission for a 12-foot Acorn skiff, designed by Iain Oughtred. This sailing rowing skiff will be lapstrake construction using glued okoume. With construction steps scheduled over 24 weeks, the program takes participants from lines and lofting to the final launch in July, 2018.

AFAD participants can be a part of the whole process, or can sign up only for specific dates. The “Journeyman’s Special” package makes a great gift and includes any four days for one reduced price, and can diversify the experience to include several different learning opportunities.

Individual classes are $45 for CBMM members and $55 for non-members. A four-session Journeyman’s Special is offered at $150 for CBMM members and $200 for non-members. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

Updated photos of the project are being posted at http://bit.ly/afadpics, with the detailed boatbuilding schedule and more information at cbmm.org/shipyardprograms. To register for the AFAD program, contact CBMM Shipyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or email afad@cbmm.org.

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The public is invited to participate in CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day weekend boatbuilding program through July, with the construction of a 12-foot lapstrake skiff, shown here in early construction, with 8 mold stations completed. Participants come from all skill levels, and can choose their dates for learning, with advanced registration needed as class sizes are limited. The full project schedule and more information are at cbmm.org/shipyardprograms.

CBMM’s Pintail launched, for sale

(ST MICHAELS, MD – September 5, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum staff and Apprentice for A Day (AFAD) Public Boatbuilding Program participants toasted the launch of Pintail, the recently completed 25’ draketail, with cheers and champagne on Saturday, August 26.

Construction of the boat, built through the AFAD Program, began in January 2016 as her white cedar decks, forward and aft bulkheads, white oak engine bed logs, and stainless rudder stuffing box were installed. Later, her Yanmar two-cylinder diesel engine was installed, and she was painted white with a red bottom.

Pintail features a reverse-rake round stern, referred to locally as a “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail.” These were the first types of power workboats developed in the Chesapeake Bay region, having their heyday in the 1920s and going out of style in the ‘40s, when crab-potting became legal.

Pintail is now for sale; for details and pricing, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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Family Boatshop

November 26
10am to 4pm, CBMM Boatshop
$45 CBMM members; $55 non-members
Registration required.

REGISTER HERE

Join CBMM shipwrights in the boatshop for a family experience helping to complete Pintail, a 25’ Draketail under construction, restore a canoe, and start a new build in 2017. Children ages 10 and older must be accompanied by an adult.

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Boatshop Report: 25’ draketail Pintail, August 2016

CBMM_PintailWork(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 19, 2016) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports participants in the boatshop’s Apprentice for a Day program placed the final plank—otherwise known as the “whiskey plank”—on the 25’ draketail Pintail in August.

This was a milestone for the group, leaving much fairing to occur prior to flipping her over to adjust the sheer, build decks, a small open cuddy cabin, install the engine bed logs, fuel tanks, exhaust, and so forth, prior to her launching in late October.

Pintail is available for purchase, with proceeds CBMM_Pintailsupporting the education, restoration, and exhibition programs of the non-profit museum. With an asking price of $32,000, CBMM is including the hull, a 14 hp Yanmar diesel, traditional push pull steering, wet exhaust, and an open cuddy cabin. To learn more about purchasing Pintail, contact Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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Pintail
, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 25’ Hooper Island draketail under construction in the boatshop in August. CBMM is planning to sell the finished boat, with more information at www.cbmm.org.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn and members of the boatshop’s Apprentice for a Day program work on fitting the 25’ Hooper Island draketail with final stern bottom planks Pintail’s final stern bottom planks during a summer session in August. Pintail is available for purchase, with more photos at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

 

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm
Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”.  These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back.  The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

 

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

REDUCED PRICE DAY – Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm
Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

Every third Saturday of the month, we are offering a reduced rate of $25 per person.
Sunday rates are: CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”.  These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back.  The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

 

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm
Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”.  These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back.  The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

REDUCED PRICE DAY – Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm
Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

Every third Saturday of the month, we are offering a reduced rate of $25 per person.
Sunday rates are: CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”.  These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back.  The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm
Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”.  These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back.  The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.