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Franklin Wooden Boat School


About Franklin Wooden Boat School

The Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania is located at Franklin, 48km southwest of Hobart on the banks of the Huon River. The Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania aims to preserve Tasmania's traditional wooden boatbuilding knowledge and skills, develop them in the context of contemporary opportunities and pass them on to a new generation of students. In doing so, it provides education in tradesman skills expressed through practices that insist on ecological sustainability. While recognising the advances that have been made in the use of glues, resins and plywood in recent years, and the advantages they can bring to wooden boatbuilding, the emphasis at The Wooden Boat Centre is on the use of natural timber, especially Tasmania's unique boatbuilding timbers such as Huon pine, celery-top pine, King Billy pine, blue gum and swamp gum.

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Website: http://www.woodenboatcentre.com/