Our Boat Fitting 1 course is aimed at those people who are keen to complete fit out of a sail-away.
The course offers a practical introduction to all the skills necessary to achieve a fully lined-out boat from a bare shell. Whenever possible we spend a high proportion of the course “on the tools” giving students a chance to experience using a wide range of tools.
Because we know that a course like this is only the beginning of a self build we encourage students to contact their instructor afterwards when they are actually in the build if the have any questions or need advice.
This course is the first in our Boat Building suite of courses which include this course Boat Fitting 1, Boat Fitting (second Stage) , Boat Electric Systems (Design and Installation) and Boat Plumbing Heating and Engine Installation
These course can be booked individually, however if you book two or more courses at the same time they attract a significant discount.
The Boat Fitting 1 course includes:
Ballasting including types and installation
Floor bearers and battening cabin sides and deck head i.e.
Lining windows and portholes including hand routing linings
Cabin Side Lining i.e.
material selection and preparation,
tools for cutting sheets, shapes and cutouts,
fixing (multi tools, hand routing etc)
Deckhead options i.e.
preparation and installation
measuring up and cutting,
installation including pocket hole joinery.
As well as these subjects, and if time permits, other subjects can be covered by request.
Included in the course cost are:
Students are provided with a PDF copy of all teaching materials used
We provide hot and cold drinks throughout the day and also a light lunch. Please inform us when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.