Advanced Class in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding
Free Celestial Navigation Class
August 31, 2020
Dolphin's lines have been completed along with construction drawings and table of offsets. We now plan to make the molds and build a strongback for the assembled molds, a portable strongback that can moved by trailer to any location that we wish to display the work of steam-bending the frames and planking. We hope for contribmore>>
The Arques School will again be offering a free class in traditional celestial navigation (using the sextant and 249 tables) starting sometime in the fall of 2020. This class will meet for several consecutive daytime sessions for instruction in the use of the sextant and a straightforward approach to the calculations needed to find one's positionmore>>
Classic Small Boats On The Bay
INTERPRETING DOLPHIN'S LINES:
The above image within the curved batten held by 'ducks' is a two-dimensional representation of DOLPHIN'S displacement (how much water the vessel displaces when it sits on its load waterline). Known as the 'curve of areas' this is a graph of the combined stations' immersed areas. (Please examine DOLPHIN'S statmore>>
All-Day Saturday Class
Sailing on the Bay is restricted because of covid-19. We offer occasional sails usually for an hour or two. Please sign up to get on our contact list for upcoming outings.
Requirements: All participants must have some sailing experience, and must have read and signed the liability release forms before going out on Arques Schomore>>
Of all of our avocational classes, this is the most popular. From 9am to 4pm every Saturday except holidays, we offer training in the proper use of hand tools necessary for traditional woodworking and wooden boatbuilding.
Our current project is the building of a curved Chamberlain Skiff (as seen in photos at different stages of constructionmore>>