where to learn inflatable boat construction?

Discussion in 'Education' started by Steve W, May 10, 2015.

  1. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Does anyone know of anywhere that one can learn inflatable boat construction methods. Im sure its not rocket science and I could figure it out myself but a better way would be to pay to attend a multi day workshop where you can gain some hands on experience and learn about materials, adhesives and most importantly sources of materials. Any info appreciated.

    Steve.
     
  2. Ike
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  3. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Ike, I have read that thread a while ago but what I am really after is somewhere that does hands on training. A couple of years ago my son and I attended a 3 day workshop with Derek Kellsal where we learned his KSS system as well as resin infusion and I can tell you we learned more in that 3 days than years of perusing and participating in forums on the internet. It was some of the best money ive ever spent which is why I am interested in something similar for inflatable construction.

    Steve.
     
  4. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    I honestly have never heard of a course in that subject. You might want to look at http://www.rib.net/ They also have a forum and someone there might have an answer to your question.
     

  5. wet-foot
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    Google inflatable boat builders in Florida. There are a few shops there that would probably let you spend a few days helping them with tube construction.
     
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