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WBSCLP - WBS, Chesapeake Lightcraft, Passagemaker

Our expert Wooden Boat School Instructor will be on site to observe and assist your construction of the Passagemaker Dinghy. This week long class offers the full use of our boat building shop, all the safety materials, equipment, and tools required to build your boat. At the completion of this course you will have acquired a significant set of boat building skills which will allow you to complete the finish work at home on your own, an estimated 40 hours. Your instructor, of course, will be available by phone to answer any questions and give advice during the finishing process. The Passagemaker is a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered. With a 650-pound payload, the Passagemaker can haul the entire crew and their gear in one go. It is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully - a smooth glide when rowed, spirited performance when sailed, and steady handling with an outboard. Designer John C. Harris has drawn an elegant, Norwegian-styled pram that weighs only 90 lbs but can survive real abuse.  The sailing rig components store flat inside the 11'7" hull. Fasten three shrouds and the mainsheet, hoist up the mainsail and jib, and you've got a fast, fun, stable sailing dinghy. If you have a long harbor to cross, a 2, 3, or 4 horsepower outboard will drive the Passagemaker to harbor speed limits and beyond. An electric outboard for fishing lakes will work great, too. Without sails or motor, you'll be delighted to discover how well the Passagemaker rows; there's plenty of rocker for low wetted surface and the transom won't drag in the water to slow you down. Please contact us with any further questions at WoodenBoatSchool@AMMFL.Org or ask for Wooden Boat School Director Chelsey Venrick at 850-653-2500 to schedule your class.

Price: $2350.00
Duration: 0 days
Distance: 1 Miles

Start Point: AMM dock

The docks of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at 103 Water Street

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End Point: AMM dock

The docks of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at 103 Water Street

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Meeting Point: Apalachicola Maritime Museum

The primary site of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at the waterfront in downtown Apalachicola behind the Franklin County courthouse with docks on the Apalachicola River.

Phone: 850-653-2500

103 Water StreetApalachicola, FL 32320

Driving Directions:

Look to the right as you pass over the bridge heading west into Apalachicola. You will see the concrete docks on the right. Take your first right after the bridge and then the second right past the courthouse onto Water Street. Go 100 yards to 103 Water Street.

Linked Map: Click here to view a map of this location.

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