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Have you ever wanted to Build a Boat but didn’t want to go it alone?

Gig Harbor, WA. - Gig Harbor BoatShop, located at the historic Eddon Boatyard on the Gig Harbor waterfront, announces the Boatbuilder for a Day workshop. On Saturday, March 3rd boatbuilder Tom Regan and workshop participants will begin the boatbuilding process by setting up station molds for a classic 15’ 8” rowing boat. During the workshops Regan and students will use a combination of traditional and contemporary boatbuilding techniques. The workshop will be offered on most consecutive Saturdays until the boat is launched in mid September. Sign-up for one all-day session, or for all the sessions, and learn how to set up a boat’s backbone or how to build the whole boat.

Instructor Tom Regan explains the workshop, “it’s a chance to build a boat without any of the commitments associated with building your own boat.” Regan, owner of Grapeview Point Boat Works, also pointed out that by attending the appropriate Saturday boatbuilding session the student could learn a specific boatbuilding task. The non-profit Gig Harbor BoatShop will provide the materials, tools, and the ambience of working in a traditional woodstove heated boatbuilding space. Up to six people can participate in any boatbuilding session. Gig Harbor BoatShop will sell the finished boat with proceeds going back into GHB programming projects.

Sign-up and scheduling information can be found the Gig Harbor BoatShop website at or by calling 253-857-9344.