Build Your Own Stand Up Paddleboard

04/02/2022 09:00 AM - 04/10/2022 05:00 PM ET


Build Your Own Stand Up Paddleboard

Dates: April 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Instructor: Chaz Corallo
Class Size: 4
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2022

In this 4-day class instructor Chaz Corallo will guide students as they construct a wooden stand up paddleboard. Each student will start with a preassembled frame kit ready for board construction. They will build up the rails from bead and cove strips, add a deck, install hardware, and shape the board. By the end of the class each board will be ready for fiberglassing and finishing. Included in the seesion is instruction and demonstration of the fiberglassing process. Glassing the boards can take an additional 1-2 days and can be done as added extra after the workshop is complete. Students will explore basic board design concepts, the application of steam to manipulate wood into shapes, adhesive applications, elements of edge tool work, glassing and application of epoxy, and use of traditional hand tools. Some initial prep work will be done by boat school staff in advance of the class in order to streamline the experience.

Joint Instruction - For an additional fee, students are welcomed to bring a second builder to the class. This is a great opportunity to learn and have fun together. Joint instruction must be accompanied with someone taking the full instruction and purchasing a kit.

This class takes place in the classroom at the HRMM Wooden Boat School located at 86 Rondout Landing in Kingston's historic Rondout district. The Wooden Boat School was founded by the Hudson River Maritime Museum in 2015 to preserve the maritime craft traditions of the Hudson Valley and to teach a hands-on interpretation of the living history of the Hudson River. The school offers diverse curriculum and opportunities which inspire skills in woodworking, boat building, and maritime craft. Also available are restoration services for wooden boats. A class calendar and details can be found at


General Public & Museum Members: $400
Material Fee: $750 (will be included at check out). Glassing kit is an additional $400 for epoxy and cloth.
Joint Instruction: $250

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be offered for cancellations that occur 30 days or more before a program's registration deadline (if no deadline, the first day of the program). Cancellations between 30 and 7 days will be offered a 50% refund or credit toward another class. Cancellations after the registration deadline or within 7 days of the first day of class (whichever comes first) will not be refunded.