2017 Family Boat Build July 8-9
The Willamette Sailing Club and RiversWest Small Craft Center announce the 8th annual Family Boat Build, July 8-9, and applications are now open.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to build a small boat of your own, now is your chance to give it a try. Over the course of a weekend, you and your family (kids encouraged!) will build a Salt Bay Skiff, with the help of the experienced boat builders from RiversWest.
Take a look at the video below for some details, then visit the application form to sign up. Hurry - don't delay! There are a limited number of slots available.
Visit the RiversWest Forum!
Well, this is not really new, but we wanted to point out the existence of the Forum on this website. Join in on the discussion of various members builds, ask questions, post info about your own builds, and more...
You can visit the Forum from the main menu above, or by following this link
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Since 1983, RiversWest Small Craft Center has been promoting the use of sustainable, beautiful boats built to operate on the human scale. For some of our members, that means restoring historically correct wooden boats. For others, it is a chance to design and build with the support and input of a like-minded group.
Many enjoy the camaraderie of “messing about” on the water. We all benefit from the chance to learn from one another. We are often inspired to get our hands busy building, paddling, rowing, motoring or sailing small craft.
RiversWest members enjoy:
Access to wood shop and rental space for boat building and repairs.
Workshops in boat building, maritime crafts and tool making.
Boating related social functions.
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