BOAT SHOP CLASSES All classes held in our boat shop
Beetle Cat Restoration
Ten Tuesdays, January 7- March 10, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Assist in the restoration of a 12-foot Beetle Cat, including removing and replacing trim, re-doing the canvas deck, stripping and refinishing spars, cleaning, painting, etc. No experience required. Maximum of 6 students.
Fee is per class session: $20 for members/$25 for non-members. Ten percent discount if you purchase all 10 class sessions in advance (however, no refunds for any missed classes). Materials and tools provided.
Community Boat Building
Over the course of eight weeks, learn to build a small row-boat, known as a Sabotini pram. No experience required. Maximum of 4 students. Fee: $250, materials and tools included.
Eight Mondays, January 20 – March 9, 2020
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Cook Boat Shop
A working small wood boat shop located at the museum. Over the course of a year the Museum hosts several boat building workshops for a variety of groups. Workshops include Women’s Boat Building, One-on-One Mentoring Boat Building, Middle School Boat Building and more!
Our longest running program is our Middle School Boat Building. Over the course of several weeks our middle school program integrates STEM subjects by way of hands-on learning with our volunteers and mentors. While learning science and math, students also gain communication skills, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. The boat shop is likely to have one of the students’ boats on display.
Surfboat Restoration Project
In the Fall of 2018 the Museum welcomed our newest historic boat to our permanent collection. This is an original surfboat used by the US Lifesaving Service Staion along the outer Cape coast. Over the next two years the staff and volunteers will be restoring the surfboat in order to complete our collection of historic boats of Cape Cod. The surfboat is a 24 1/2 Race Point surfboat and was donated to the museum by the Cape Cod National Seashore. Visitors are welcome to watch the resoration project and engage in conversations with our boat restoration experts.