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Splicing, Whipping, and Making Grommets


  • Riverport Wooden Boat School 86 Rondout Landing Kingston, NY, 12401 United States (map)

This special workshop is offered in conjunction with the sail freight schooner Apollonia, which will be at the museum's docks undergoing restoration work for several weeks in May, 2018.

Students will work with experienced sailor and knot enthusiast Christin Ripley to learn how to make eye splices for halyards and sheets, how to lay a grommet for rope strop blocks, and how to make proper whippings and seizings, including contrasting whipping to mark lines. All student-made products will be used on board the Apollonia

INSTRUCTOR: Christin Ripley

DATES: Saturday & Sunday May 19 & 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM each day

PRICE: $190 for HRMM members (Household level & above), $225 for non-members.
Students who take this AND the Varnishing course on the same weekend will receive a discount. Contact education@hrmm.org for more information.

LOCATION: Riverport Wooden Boat School
86 Rondout Landing
ingston, NY 12401

Later Event: May 19
Wood Finishes: Varnish & Oil