Interesting Volunteer Opportunity-Wooden Boat Building Vancouver

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Dogbreath, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Interested in boat building?

    The Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society has created a special project for 2017 / 2018. The Wooden Boat Restoration Project will restore wooden boats to be used as on-water and land-based exhibitions and educational sites.

    As a member of BHSS Restoration Team the participants will work with other participants and a skilled boat builder/ship wright to restore a number of heritage wooden boats, including hull and interior build-out, followed by finishing work. Skills learned will include lofting, carpentry and joinery, fibre-glassing, painting, wood restoration, simple electronics and engine repair task, and the use of multiple finishes.

    Hand tools and power tools used.

    All safety clothing will be supplied.

    Location: Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond BC (Steveston Village).
    • Health and safety in the workplace
    • Work and time management skills
    • How to select, use and care for hand tools and portable power tools
    • Stationary power tool operation
    • Wooden boat building methods
    • To dismantle, inspect, assemble, and test components
    • Perform measurements and calculations used in boat building
    • To work as part of a team
    • Calculate quantities and costs for projects
    • To design and prepare boatbuilding construction drawings and produce related freehand sketches
    • To restore a boat from start to finish, using carpentry, joinery, fibreglass, painting, composite materials and other wooden boat building skills including some basic electrical systems and engine repair skills.
    • Emergency First Aid and AED (certificate if over 18 years of age)
    WHMIS (certificate course)

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