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Students build weekend dinghy for classic boat regatta

Maryborough State High School students are making a boat for the Noosa Regatta later this year.
Maryborough State High School students are making a boat for the Noosa Regatta later this year. Contributed

MARYBOROUGH State High School Year 12 students are polishing their craftsmanship skills and building a weekend dinghy from scratch at the Maryborough Trade Training Centre.

They are on track to complete the dinghy and plan to enter the Putt-Putt division in the Noosa Classic Boat Regatta in October.

The timber vessel is being built from a range of supplies.

Plywood panels are cut to size and seamed together with cable ties and covered with layers of fibreglass tape and epoxy resin for water resistance.

The 2.7 metre dinghy will be entirely covered with fibreglass and ready for the water after only 20 hours of hard work.

Students are safely taught under the knowledge of certificate two boat building teacher Warren Jacobson, who has been involved professionally in the boat building industry for the past 30 years.

He was incredibly proud of the work the Maryborough State High School students are doing and of their commitment and progress.

Following the event the group hope to sell the boat.

The sale value of the completed dinghy will be approximately $600 and funds raised will be reinvested in the Maryborough Trade Training Centre.

The Noosa Regatta, now in its fifth year, showcases a variety of classic boats as they cruise the Noosa River and berth at the marina to the delight of admirers.

Topics:  maryborough state high school, noosa classic boat regatta, trade, trade training centre


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