The accounts of misc. wanderings up and down the eastern seaboard.
Friday, November 29, 2013
CLC's Annual Open House--Always a good day well spent.
Open House Next Saturday!
Saturday, December 7th: 9 am to 5 pm
miss our Open House in Annapolis on Saturday, December 7th, from 9am to
5pm. We're looking forward to hanging out with fellow boat nuts in our
capacious shop and showroom. We'll have coffee and donuts in the
morning and light snacks in the afternoon. And door prizes at the top of every hour for those who have sent in an RSVP!
We'll have one-day-only specials running with fat discounts on all the popular gear and supplies. Kits, too.
We're excited to welcome JB Currell, one of the epoxy wizards who helped put MAS Epoxies on the map. JB will be demonstrating professional epoxy techniques and fielding your epoxy questions.
Here's the lineup of Open House seminars:
10 a.m.: Making Your Own Kayak Seat:
can turn a day in a kayak into a grim forced march like a bad seat. Our
own Joey Schott, who spends a lot of time sitting in kayaks, shows you
how to build your own custom seat that fits YOU perfectly.
11 a.m.: Sharpening Tools: The
only thing as bad as no tools are dull tools. A sharp edge on block
planes and other woodworking essentials will transform your experience
in the boatshop. David Fawley leads this demonstration.
12 noon: Fiberglassing Over Wood: Did
you know that fiberglass is perfectly clear? That's how you get to have
it both ways with CLC's wood-epoxy composite boats: the beauty of wood,
but the durability of fiberglass. MAS Epoxies guru JB Currell
demonstrates that fiberglassing is easy, but benefits from lots of
little tips and tricks.
1 p.m.: Rigging Small Boats: Whether
you're an old salt or whether you don't know a jib from a jibe,
everyone will pick up some tips in this intensive one-hour small boat
rigging seminar, led by John Harris.
2 p.m.: Wooden Boat Repair: Got a hole in your small wooden boat? Don't panic. JB Currell shows you how to make fast and neat repairs.
3 p.m.: Working With Stains: Okoume.
Sapele. Western Red Cedar. These are all beautiful woods if finished
naturally. But what if you want to take it a step further? You can
change the color of wood in wild and wonderful ways, but you must do so
with great caution in wood-epoxy composite boats. Joey Schott
demonstrates how it's done.
4 p.m.: Varnishing: There's
nothing like shiny wood. Varnishing is another one of those things
that's easy to do but hard to do well. John Harris will show you how to
do it well.
Hope to see your there!
John C. Harris
Chesapeake Light Craft
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