We’re very happy to have the gang from the Boatbuilder Employment Preparation Training Program, sponsored by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association, with us these next two weeks.
Designed to help participants hit the ground running, as ‘work ready’ boatbuilders [read more at http://www.southshorenow.ca/archives/2011/122111/news/index016.html ], the eight-week course began last week with safety training at the Lunenburg Academy. Now they’re here with Jay, learning to build a 13-foot-bottom Handline dory.
At this point, they’ve got the bottom completed and set up on the chocks, and are working on the stem and transom. If everything goes well, this afternoon they’ll start work on the garboard planks.