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Build Your Own Fox Double Paddle Canoe with Bill Thomas
Tuition: $750 (10% discount for Lowell's Boat Shop Members)  The cost for the kit is $1,375 for both members and non-members (no member discount). Total class cost: Non Member: $2,125   Member: $2,050 $500 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. Students are required to call or stop at Lowell's to pay balance at least two weeks before the class start date (this avoids unnecessary online registration fees).  A minimum of four students is required to run this class; we reserve the right to cancel due to under-enrollment. This class, offered over two consecutive three-day weekends (February 22-24 and March 1-3), will be taught by the boat’s designer Bill Thomas. Students will each have an assembled boat, ready for final sanding and finishing, at the end of the class. Class begins Friday morning at 8:30am with a brief orientation and overview of what we will accomplish during class time. We’ll work until about 6each evening, and should finish early in the afternoon on Sunday, March 3. Family-built boats or builders with partners are welcome. Fox is a decked double paddle canoe, a boat intended for protected waters along the coast and for mountain lakes. With an 80” long cockpit, Fox is a grand boat for hunting, fishing and tripping with a dog or young child seated forward of the paddler. Two accessible watertight compartments add flotation and dry gear storage. There’s ample room for a camping kit. A rotating seat back and caned seat insure all day paddling comfort. Fox is 14’7” long with a beam of 30"; the finished weight is just over 40 pounds. For more information please follow this link: http://www.billthomaswoodworking.com/fox-canoe-boat-design-detail.html. Building the Fox to a high standard takes about 80 hours, including paint and varnish. In a six-day building class the boats are assembled and ready to transport, but students usually finish the epoxy coating, sanding and painting at home. (Once they have the boats home, students will need to provide their own sandpaper, paint, varnish and finishing supplies.) At the end of class all students will have Bill Thomas’s contact information and access to the 21-part building video on the Fox design. In a review featured in Wooden Boats annual Small Boats issue Mike O’Brien commented on Fox’s handling. “Fox appears to have just the right amount of directional stability. It likes to keep going where we point it, yet it turns easily and predictably.” I’m not sure what more to ask for in a small boat. www.billthomaswoodworking.com

When: Feb 22, 2019 8:30AM in Amesbury, MA

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When: Feb 25, 2019 12am to Mar 30, 2019 12am in Amesbury, MA

Build A Model Boat with Paul Moscardini!

Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, 6-9PM March 5 through March 28, 2019 Limit: 10 Students Paul Moscardini, Instructor Build a scale model of the historic Banks Dory developed by Hiram Lowell & Sons for the US Coast Guard and the Gloucester schooner fleet. Included with the model are the tools of the fishermen. Models are built from scratch; all materials are provided and are included in the cost of the course. Students will provide their own tools and paints; there is a basic tool kit available for $20 for those who don't have tools.  

When: Mar 5, 2019 6pm in Amesbury, MA

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About Amesbury, MA
Amesbury Massachusetts is a suburban community with an unusual industrial and manufacturing history. Among the most interesting of Amesbury's products were the carriages which did achieve some renown in the area.

Into the 20th century this same company made the transition by converting its production to automobile bodies. Auto body making was a major industry in the town up until the Great Depression of 1929.

Amesbury is located at the crossroads of Interstate 495 and 95 and gives the town a competitive edge for both residential and commercial development.

Amesbury is built up with rich federal period residences which the community carefully preserves as its link to its past.