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Saturday, September 8 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm

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History and evolution of spar design and construction. From trees to hollow laminated sections and the evolution of adhesives that made it possible.


Bruce Tipton

Bruce is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker, and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.  He has 65 yrs experience as a woodworker, 43 yrs in PT building lapstrake skiffs, a 37’ schooner, 18’ catboat, repairing/restoration... Read More →

Saturday September 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr