Clint’s spar-making workshop was terrific. Clint took us through all the basics, especially building a birdsmouth mast, one step at a time. We all walked away with a spar for our current building projects. Clint’s a great teacher and has much to share to help us in our building projects beyond just spar-making. I’d highly recommend the workshop and may well buy a boat kit form Clint for a future project.
Students receive a CNC cut, precision spar gauge!

Students receive a CNC cut, precision spar gauge!

Sparmaking with Clint Chase

August 5-9th, 2019| Tuition $750

Chase Small Craft | 959 Portland Rd | Saco, ME | 04072

In this week long class, we will discuss, design, and build spars of two primary types: solid, laminated construction and birdsmouth construction. We will discuss spar theory, wood materials, and study plans for existing boats as well as design a spar together for a student’s boat. Students will make their own spar in the shop, from milling the wood, to ripping, glue-up, shaping, and sanding. Students will make a sample birdsmouth mast in the shop.

Class meets at 8:30 am each morning and goes until about 4pm, plenty of time to get dusty and get over to the water park across the street with the family or down to the beach, only a couple miles away.

Take home a semi-finished spar for sanding and sealing and take home new skills and knowledge to apply to this very important part of our boats: the spars that link us to the wind and help propel us through the water.

To register just drop me an email via my contact page to let me know and send a check with a 50% deposit to hold you spot.

Sparmaking August 2019

Sparmaking August 2019