Why be a member?
The mission of the Coos Bay Boat Building Center is to honor and extend the maritime heritage of Coos Bay established by all of our ancestors by perpetuating the craft of building wooden boats. The Center takes the mission a step further by offering woodworking classes for beginners and those who want a refresher course. Classes begin with smaller projects to help students learn woodworking skills and when the student has learned the basic skills, they may participate in a team project to build a small vessel.
Besides being a fun place to hang out, meet new friends, and learn new skills, the boat building center’s shop has a wide variety of tools and equipment. Member with shop privileges may use the facility for working on their personal woodworking projects. If you have questions, there are folks on hand to help out. A variety of woodworking classes are offered throughout the year and all members receive a 10% discount on class fees. Members may also suggest classes to be offered. The 10% discount also applies to boat building center merchandise.
The Center is proud to provide a lending library. Board member Ralph Mohr is the Center’s librarian and has organized the collection for easy access. We also take donations of books on woodworking, wooden boat construction, navigation, etc. Duplicates are offered to other nonprofit organizations or for sale during the center’s annual garage sale. Come in and check out our library.
The most compelling reason for being
a member of the CBBBC is the rich relationships
and friendships that are forged.
~ Tom Leahy, President CBBBC Board