Family Boat Building Event in San Diego
A San Diego TraditionTue, 22nd Jun 2010
By Chuck Skewes
This is the 10th year that the San Diego Maritime Museum and the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society (http://www.amss.us/ ) have put on the Family Boat Building Event at the Wooden Boat Festival held at Kohler Kraft every Fathers Day Weekend ( http://www.koehlerkraft.com/woodenboatfestival.html ). The Maritime Museum has a grant paid for by donations from the public that subsidizes the building of small plywood row boats for families to build from scratch to launch in 3 days at the festival. It is all done with volunteer leadership from master boat builder Doug Jones of Traditional Boat Works ( http://www.traditionalboatworks.net/ ).
Doug has been a life long boat builder and owns a beautiful 49’ Sparkman’s and Stephens Yawl that was also in the show.
My 7 year old boy helped both his parents build the boat to the end and is very excited about using his new boat this summer.
This article was posted on Tue, 22nd Jun 2010