Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) continues to monitor and assess the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). GLBBS’ first and foremost concern revolves around student and staff health. Effective March 16, 2020, in an effort to reduce human interactions and potential spread of the virus, GLBBS will remain closed to the general public until further notice.

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PROJECT START DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: JUNE 2019 Courses Taught Utilizing Project: Composite 2, Finishing, Propulsion, Marine Systems DETAILS Coming Soon PROJECT SCOPE/SKILLS LEARNED Coming Soon

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Chris-Craft Repair & Restoration

PROJECT SCOPE This year we have expanded our curriculum to include an overview of wooded boat repair and restoration.  We will be using an old Chris Craft runabout as the focus of our learning.  This will allow our students to observe what happens to a wooden hull over the years and explore options for repair. […]

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30-foot Truscott Launch “Marilyn Jean”

Project Scope This is a carryover project from the last two years and is scheduled to be finished this coming spring.  It is a 30 foot fiberglass replica of a Truscott fantail launch that was originally built in St. Joseph, Michigan in the early 1900s.  This year the second year students will learn mechanical and […]

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Wilson Watercar

PROJECT Scope This is a two-year project for Lance Wilson.  As you may know, Lance commissioned and/or bought three of the Hackercrafts that we have built and finished.  This is Lance’s personal boat.  He wants a runabout with some distinctive design features that are often seen on Canadian built runabouts.  He worked with Naval Architect […]

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