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Boatbuilders Meeting—May 5, 2018

April 3, 2018
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Please register for this exciting meeting! Limit 20.

The May 5th Boatbuilders Meeting will be held once again at Strawbery Banke from 9 to 12. At last years meeting, we met with many of the volunteers who helped build the new boatshop. It was a wonderful way for all of us to learn about each others organizations.

We then walked across Prescott Park where Molly Bolster, Executive Director of the Gundalow Company, gave us a tour of The Piscataqua, launched in December 2011.
This year Nate Piper will bring us up to date about last years activities at the Boatshop. We can also report on our boat building activities. Bring pictures.

We may then participate in the building of the Wherry! Our group is registered for the May 5th morning session. Limit 20.

Build a Boat One Day, One Phase at a Time

HANDS ON BOATS is designed for adults who are interested in wooden boats and want to be part of constructing a new boat while learning-by-doing alongside a master boat builder.

From May-October 2018, HANDS ON BOATS will continue construction of a replica Piscataqua River Wherry based on the lines off of an historic vessel, which is part of the Strawbery Banke Museum collection.

The project is broken into phases focused on a particular aspect of construction, with multiple session days offered during each phase. Sessions are offered full or half day (morning only) and are limited to six participants to ensure ample opportunity for one-on-one interaction and guidance.

2017 participants documented the historic vessel, lofted the new boat and created the patterns and molds. 2018 participants will have the opportunity to work alongside a master boat builder construct the stem and transom, plank, build the bottom and thwart risers, install the thwarts and rails, and complete the finish work.



Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.