Shipwright Skills & Boat Preparation Workshop

Full Day Boat Preparation & Shipwright Skills Workshop

Have you been hoping to take your boat cruising?

Everyone who has a boat wants to take it places, but doing so without proper preparation can lead to a bad day, or even worse – disaster.

You now have the opportunity to participate in a workshop that will give you peace of mind knowing that you have fully prepared your boat in a safe and seaworthy manner.

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We’re really excited that we’re able to present this course in Franklin – and help people like you get out on the water with confidence!

Marine Diesel Engines for Beginners covered your engine, drivetrain and fuel system.

This workshop is a great follow up – and covers all the other electrical and mechanical systems on your boat.

We’re very excited to open registrations for this Shipwright Skills & Boat Preparation Workshop in 2017

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This course was refreshed in late 2016 to include the latest tools and equipment you should have on your boat.

A great follow-up from Marine Diesel Engines for Beginners, this one-day workshop will fill in the gaps and show you how to get your boat ready for leaving the dock!

Click the button below to book your place for just $70 – including morning tea and your free course guide!

AUGUST 20, 2017

Leave the dock with a solid grasp on:

  • Marine Electrics
  • Anchoring Systems
  • Fastenings
  • Setting up for Short Handed Sailing
  • Tools & Spare Parts to Have Aboard
  • Rigging Checks
  • Pumps & Plumbing
  • Safety Equipment for Offshore

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Click below to claim your spot before it’s too late!

AUGUST 20, 2017

Key Information


August 20th, 2017
We only have one date set for 2017, so be sure to book quickly if you’re interested!


$70 – Includes Morning Tea & Your FREE Course Handbook


A diverse morning tea will be supplied as well as tea and coffee.
We ask participants to supply their own lunch.
You’re welcome to bring your own food and prepare it using our kitchen during break times.
There are plenty of great local food shops around town that you can order lunch from.


It is CRUCIAL that you bring as many photos as possible so that you can apply all of this knowledge to your own boat – and ask questions about your specific setup!

Here’s your list of photos to bring:
Don’t be shy to bring more if you can (or if you have something that isn’t on the list) – the more the better!

  • Anchor Winch and Windlass
  • Anchor
  • Bow Roller
  • Rigging Screws
  • Deck Winches
  • Steering Gear
  • Bilge Pumps
  • Freshwater Pumps
  • Grey and Blackwater Pumps
  • Safety Equipment
    • EPIRB
    • Life Rings
    • Life Jackets and Harnesses
  • Tools
    • Lay your tools out on the deck and photograph them all. Every last one counts!
  • Impeller Pumps
  • Navigation Lights
  • Navigation Electronics

Taking photos with your phone or tablet is the easiest way to do this. Please bring AS MANY PHOTOS FROM AS MANY ANGLES AS POSSIBLE because they will help you get the most out of the day.

If you don’t have a camera phone or a camera, you are encouraged to ask a friend or family member to help as having adequate photos is a crucial part of the workshop. 

Please also bring any original equipment manuals you may have for the equipment on your boat – these may also come in handy.

There will be a prize awarded for best photos!

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Laurence has prepared this course with knowledge from his countless hours at sea – and he learned the hard way so that you don’t have to.
Click below to sign up – but be quick because there are very limited spaces!

AUGUST 20, 2017


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