Family Boatbuilding-Quick Canoe: April 6-8, 2018

Family Boatbuilding-Quick Canoe: April 6-8, 2018


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Would you or your family like to build a boat with expert supervision along with 3 other families? If so, sign up now for the Family Boatbuilding event at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival (April 6-8, 2018).

The double-ended Quick Canoe 155 comes from the drawing board of Australian designer Michael Storer. It is a simple to build yet capable canoe of the Pirogue family. The kit is built from marine grade miranti plywood and cypress timbers.  This boat is 15’5” and weighs in around 45 pounds.

If you prefer a motorized craft, the Quick Canoe Electric with a transom for mounting the engine may be just the thing (motor not included). At 15’5” this boat offers a quiet, effortless way to enjoy the fresh air, sun and water.

Each family (it can be a single adult or up to 4 people including kids as young as 10) will take home a completed, unpainted boat at the end of the class.  The boats all weigh well under 100 pounds and can be carried in the back of a pickup truck or on top of a car. All materials except paint are included in the cost.

Below is a recommended but not mandatory tool list:

  • Hammer
  • Sharp block plane
  • Flexible blade flush cut saw or hand held electric sabre saw
  • Tape measure
  • Carpenters pencil
  • Caulking gun
  • 3/8″ electric drill and assorted bit sizes
  • Impact screw driver
  • Framing square
  • Eye protection (safety glasses or goggles)
  • Power sanders orbital and or belt


Dates: April 6-8, 2018

Time: Class begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday and finishes Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m.

Instructor: John Owens

Fee: $695 per boat
(Call John Owens at (903) 752-0302 or (903) 894-6293 after registering to let him know which model you want to build)

Class location: Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas, TX

Class size: Space limited to 4 boats

Deadline for registration: March 19, 2018

For more information call John Owens at (903) 752-0302 or (903) 894-6293