U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Summer Trainings
Small Boat Building
Cadets will build a 14-foot gypsy skiff combining marine plywood and white oak. The instructors will lead discussions in small-craft design, selecting a suitable design for the amateur builder, setting up a one-man shop, proper hand and power tool usage, and much more. As the skiff takes shape through the week our beautiful setting at the picturesque Chula Vista Harbor offers calmer waters to learn how to row the newly built boat.
This outdoor hands-on class is for the person who has or would like to have workshop skills and building things. The course will start with understanding boat plans and lofting, and proceed through scarfing, framing, planking, and interior joiner work. Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water…. Cadets will first have to learn how to “pay the devil” !