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Kid’s Build-A-Boat ● Build-An-Engine ● Paint-A-Boat Project


The Boat Show offers hands on activities for kids! Children of all ages are invited on weekends to help build an 8-foot wooden dinghy-style boat, help rebuild a 1955 Evinrude 5½ hp classic outboard motor and/or paint in color on our white enamel 8’ pram. The Southwest Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will conduct supervised boat-building sessions on both Saturdays, Jan. 6th and Jan. 13th and both Sundays, Jan. 7th and Jan. 14th from Noon – 5:00 pm. This event is open free of charge to all children who wish to participate. The boat is an 8-foot pram-style dinghy. All the wood pieces will have already been cut. Assembly is by clamps, glue and screws driven by battery-powered drills. During the show each participating child will be issued a ticket to hold and we will conduct a drawing at the end of the last session to select the winner who gets to keep the finished boat! Children can also help rebuild a 1955 Evinrude 5½ hp classic outboard motor! This will be a real nuts and bolts, hands-on experience on how all the individual parts fit together to make up a real operating engine. Or they can even express their creativity by painting a 3”x 4” square on a white enamel painted pram and sign their name to their masterpiece.