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Hands-on Fall Workshop

Saturday, October 25 - $35 per person (includes lunch)

Woodwind Yachts, Nestleton, Ontario

·       Ken Lavalette and his team will have a number of stations available.

·       Murray Parnell will discuss how to register a vintage boat.

·       Special After-Lunch Feature: Witness a ‘varnish-off’ between two professional varnishers (Ken Lavalette and Murray Parnell) each using his own technique!

·       Afternoon Q & A with repeats of morning information as requested

Pleaseclick herefor further details and to register for this event.

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This years work shop was held in the shop of Kids and Classics located in the small hamlet of Glen Williams, a small area near Geargetown.
Kids and Classics is run by Malcolm Black. He has a group of volunteers that help him in the shop, there mission is to help youth stay out of trouble. Kids that are on parole get a chance to find team work and a sense of accomplishment building a small row boat. They are very excited to put them in the water to their surprise they float! Time for a ride and enjoy their success.
The work shop was held on a bright and sunny day in February. We started off with a welcome from Malcolm explaining the shops mission. Up next was a Police Constable who reminded us of the need for safety on the water and all the items associated with this. We also had a talk on engines. The engine for the Hydro “Gas Hopper” was the focus of this discussion. Some folks started to strip the paint off Gas Hopper. Many were just happy discussing boats asking their own questions on DIY.



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Rick Potts brought anice RC hydro that he recently finished building. We have seen a few nice projects from

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Then John Gullick our organizer of the day’s event did a talk on PFD and life jackets, includ

ing the replacement of inflation canisters.While all this was going on some went next door to a very big antique market. I came away with a nice steering wheel that will replace the plastic one on Sams Smile.

 

Its nice to see everyone in the winter and warm up with mahogany and varnish. Thanks to Malcolm and John for organizing a great event. Volunteers make this club work. See you at the spring tour. For more photos click here

 

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