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Wooden Paddle Board Build Course at Tahoe Maritime Museum Jun 1-10

Posted on May 31, 2016
Filed Under Water Activities

TMM Wooden Board classThe Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) will hold a Wooden Paddle Board Build Course daily from June 1 to 10, 2013.

The location will be in Incline Village and students will be supplied with all necessary tools. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft Paddle Board Kits to construct either 12’6″ or 14′ paddle boards.

The boards are built from marine plywood using a stitch and glue method. There is limited space in the class and registration closes May 1st. Contact Katena to register at with your information, and what size board you would like to build.

Participants will choose from either the 12’6″ board (better for smaller paddlers, or the 14′ board (better for larger paddlers). We can help you pick the right board for you. These boards are great for touring or even racing as they each fit in common race categories.

Kaholo 14: 14’0″ Length 4-5/8″ Thickness 29-1/2″ Width at the rail, 27-1/2″ Width at the waterline, 32 pounds

Kaholo 12-6: 12’6″ Length 4-1/2″ Thickness 29-3/4″ Width at the rail 28″ Width at the waterline, 29 pounds

Participants will learn:

• Wood Working

• Stitch and Glue Boat Building Technique

• Sanding

• Working in teams

• Fiberglassing

• Epoxy work

• Board Design

All supplies for the board and instruction to board completion. Varnishing will be completed during open studio hours or at home if the student chooses.  Cost $2,100.

Please bring a bag lunch every day and your willingness to learn and work together.

A 501(c)3 non-profit, the mission of the Tahoe Maritime Museum is to stimulate an interest in and an understanding of Lake Tahoe’s rich maritime history through the highest standards of historic preservation, innovative interpretation and public education. The museum is currently open on the winter schedule; Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please visit for further information on exhibits and events.

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