6-day residential boatbuilding course at Lyme Regis Boatbuilding Academy


17/06/2024 - 22/06/2024    
12:00 am


£0.00 - £1,450.00
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This practical module runs just once a year and spaces are strictly limited, so please reserve your place soonest.

Working in conjunction with the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy, based on the UK south coast, we have put together an intensive 6-day programme to be held at their facilities using their expert tutors and purpose-built facilities based on the previous content which has proved popular. This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty and really understand how a boat is built.

The residential course this year is scheduled to take place from Monday 17th June until Saturday 22nd June 2024. Quality self-catering, shared accommodation will be booked locally in the town by IIMS for those who require it.

The cost for the 6-day programme to include accommodation is £1,450 (no VAT) or £975 (no VAT) without accommodation. Your food and travel costs are at your own expense.

An extract of the practical elements and what you will learn are (subject to amendment):

Wooden boatbuilding methods – traditional and modern

• Clinker and carvel
• Glued clinker/clinker ply, glued carvel, cold moulding, strip-planking/sheathing, strip-planking/moulding and stitch and tape
• Approaches to set-up and building
• Standards in construction (Lloyds and Seafish)
• Terminology, specific terms particular to wooden boats
Practical activities in the FRP workshop
• Demonstration by instructor
• Application of gelcoats
• Wet hand layup, resin, and reinforcement
• Applying gelcoat to tiles as per instructor demonstration

Faults in FRP

• Faults that occur during layup (thin gel, under cure, exotherm, dry spots and voids etc.)
• Faults from handling (gel coat cracks and star crazing, gel scratches)
• Damage that occurs during use (impact damage, crush, penetration, delamination of structural elements, stress cracks, compression around fittings etc.)
• Saturated cores
• Osmosis (cause, indicators, and repair of)

For more details or to register your interest, contact Vicki Loizides by email at education@iims.org.uk or call her on +44 23 9238 5223.



Ticket Type Price Spaces
6 Day Practical INCLUDING accommodation £1,450.00
6 Day practical NOT including accommodation £975.00
I would like to register my interest in attending this course £0.00

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