looking for a teacher

Discussion in 'Education' started by Tribedog, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Tribedog
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    Tribedog New Member

    I am posting this hoping that someone will be able to help me. I would love to be able to attend one of the many boat building schools that I have found but as a father of three with a full time job this is not a reality for me. I am hoping that someone can direct me to somebody in the Jacksonville area that will allow me to apprentice/learn/sweep the shop floor or whatever on my off time. I am 28 years old and active duty in the Navy so my schedule is unpredictable. Is there anyone who can help me?
     
  2. joz
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    joz Senior Member

    There was one in Thomasville GA but he's no longer with us that might have helped you he was Ex Navy but have you done an internet search of the area that you are looking for even schools etc?
     
  3. Tribedog
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    Tribedog New Member

    Yes I have I guess I am not quite sure what I am looking for. As far as schools there are none in the area. I will do a little more looking in the goergia area. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. joz
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    joz Senior Member

    No Probs
     

  5. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    I have a list of boatbuilding schools on my web site at http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/links.html. I checked and I don't think any of them are in Florida. However you might want to check with the Florida Maritime Museum. 4415 119th Street West
    P.O. Box 100
    Cortez, Florida 34215
    941.708.4935
    http://www.clerkofcourts.com/ClerkServices/HisVill/cortez_maritimemuseum.htm

    As for boat builders there are probably a lot in the Jacksonville area. Go here. http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic_database.htm Type Jacksonville in the city field and select Florida and you will get five pages of boatbuilders in the area. Some of these are out of business so check carefully. Or if you want a printed list, e-mail Richard.A.Blackman@uscg.mil and he will e-mail you a list of the active boatbuilders. Tell him you want active only.

    It may take about a week because he is at the Miami Boat Show this week.
     
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