boatmaking apprenticeships, where can they be found?

Discussion in 'Education' started by artist carolina, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. artist carolina
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    artist carolina Junior Member

    the1much,
    i was wondering if you could send any contact information my way (maine). or if there are any other places that you know of. thanks.
     
  2. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    i'll get my #'s together and post em fer ya,,,,,im a "slow" hippie on "meds" so give me a few hours hehe ;)
    that and im here between "coats",,hehe ;)
     
  3. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    what kind of work do you wanna do?,,glass,,,varnish,,paint,,fairing,,wood,,carpentry,,,man theres alot to building these things,,hehe ;)
     
  4. the1much
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    the very first 1 i would try is hinckleys,,,they do alot of work with beginners,,,in varnish dept. ask for "Levi",,in paint ask for "Larry Reed",,phone= hinckleys (207) 667-6029 ,,,thats their "Trenton" facility,,they have 2 more on the "island" ,,,next i would try "morris yachts",,they bought Able marine,,,they make some REALLY nice sailing and power boats,,"apogee55,,downeaster style powers,,,,everything "custom" except the hull,,,(here comes my bragging,,hehe,,,theres a hardtop salon,,custom from start to finish,,,by,,,,ME,,hehe,,,the dude was 6'7" ,,and wanted a hardtop that he could "fit" in,,told me,,,"do whatever it takes",,,,man able marine bragged bout that,,hehe) ,,well,,,hows this for my second shot at being a writer?,,,,now that theres "suspense",,, Morris Yachts Inc
    207-244-5509
    207-244-5511
    207-244-3402
    1 of them is actually their "trenton ""able marine" facility,,sorry dont know which 1,,,,there for doing glass and fairing,,,ask for " Maaaaaaaack <like a sheeps baaahh) Card" ,,,he was my mentor,,an old drunk that would give ya ANYTHING he had that ya needed,,,and will TEACH you the RIGHT way,,,(heres this 3' sanding block,,anda 18",,and a 4",,,now go over there and make that transom on that 55' look like the first 6" i did for ya),,that was my first fairing lesson,,hehe. ;)
    ellis 207-244-9221 < really nice boats,,ask for,,,,David-----something,,,sorry forgot(maybe never knew) his last name,,they do alot of work with kids in high school trying the "work&school" thing,,do you need more?,,,,,,,i could give ya "personal" numbers,,but that would cost you alot alot of money,,and probably cost me friends,,hehe ;)
     
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    Landlubber, sorry to hear things arn't to nice in PNG now, I think it may have been the "good old days", & I was only there for a couple of weeks maybe 18 years ago, there was trouble back then & the cop cars were landcruisers "in a cage" kinda thing & would park well back till the business was over, but only ever saw uncool stuff in Port Morsby, in madang & goroka & Alotau that we went to the people were real nice- same in Morsby except for a few, I beleive back then the rascals were more organised crime than the hoodlum style that exists now, I'd love to visit again but have the full suburban scene going on, the closest I've been lately is the PNG rosewood I just framed a little deckhouse in. The China work you've mentioned in posts sounds interesting. All the best from Jeff.
     
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    I cannot comment for fear of being verbally abused for two weeks over 10 pages.

    But you know what I am thinking...... :)
     
  7. artist carolina
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    gary1 sent me a link to the "wooden boat centre of tasmania, boatbuilding school"- it sounds right, good. something along this line is what i am thinking.
    julian
     
  8. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    wooden boats?,,,i thought you wanted to be a boat builder,,,,,not a carpenter....hehe ;) ,,jus playing,,get those "woody" dudes in an uproar.,,,ill rty to make some calls,,,,i stayed WAY away from wooden boats,,,,after i passed out in the hold of my dads 68' wooden novi...hehe ;)
     
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    the1much,

    Mate, you thrive on it don't ya!

    We are lucky that you are a happy little vegemite, **** stirring is a profession, and you are good at it.

    I can feel the swell rising in the background as all the "Noddys" get excited. ( I am one actually by heart, just have to make a living so I have to play with plastic unfortunately. We do make a lot of wooden interiors and decks and rails though, so i get to keep my hands "dirty").
     
  10. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    my best friend tried to talk me into learning to varnish,so i could cover for him and keep him "caught up",,,thats the 1 thing i really ever refused to do in the shop, because i didnt want to,,,,,,all the other "refusals" were jus to be an @ss,,hehe ;)
     

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    xsboats xsboats

    Where were you when we built "Spirit of South Carolina"right in your backyard{Charleston}? Check on the "Adventurer" project {also in Charleston}. Contact Sea Island Boatbuilders , They can probably send you in the right direction.
     
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