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International Yacht Restoration School

Band Aids, Bevel Gauges & Bench Projects

The first few weeks of the program have already flown past. The level of autonomy we’re working at currently...
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Soul Plane

My decision to attend IYRS came to me like a period at the end of a sentence. As you read...
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Team Turtle Return for a Second Year

Hey folks, Kate Preston here. I’m back for another year of keeping you wonderful readers in the loop about...
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Tips From a (Future) Shipwright

By Jason Eldridge 1st Year Student Ambassador in the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS “Well, that sounds…interesting” “What...
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Heartwarming Heartwood

By Melissa Conlon 1st Year Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS To be honest, the smell...
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On soundtracks and the start of the second year

By Daniel Mollet 2nd Year Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS. Paddling the Beetle Cat out...
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Caulking, Priming, Painting, Varnishing

Hey folks! Welcome back to the IYRS Blog, thanks for checking in. I should start with an apology for not...
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50 Days Till Launch Day: Kate Preston’s Boatbuilding Blog

Folks, let me start with an apology for not being very prompt with my blog posts. Life in Restoration Hall...
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Tool Sharpening, Joinery & Woodworking Projects

By Kate Preston, IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration Student AmbassadorNow I realize this may not be interesting for everyone, so if...
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(Re)introducing Thad Yukna, IYRS Student Ambassador

A recently retired helicopter instructor pilot from the Massachusetts Army National Guard, Thad graduated from the Boatbuilding and Restoration Program...
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Introducing Daniel Mollet, IYRS Student Ambassador

By Daniel Mollet, First Year Boatbuilding & Restoration Student at IYRSI grew up on a farm in South Dakota, only...
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[gallery] If you’re looking for a quick update of what’s going on this summer at IYRS, be sure...
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Megan Boon’s Boatbuilding Blog: Sculpting Sheer Strakes

One of the trademark details of a Herreshoff boat is the molded sheer strake. This means that the topmost plank...
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Lofting Chester G. Rice

Athena Aicher’s Boatbuilding & Restoration BlogFinally! We are transitioning from lofting (drawing the boat full size on the floor)...
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Megan Boon is heading in to her 2nd year in the School of Boatbuilding & Restoration. Hear a quick summary...
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My Jackson Browne Experience at the Annual IYRS Summer Gala

By Terry Nathan, President of IYRSI loved the vibe. Jackson Browne was part of my college experience from 1972 through graduate...
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A Boatbuilder’s Yoga

Athena Aicher’s Boatbuilding & Restoration BlogPerhaps little known to those not involved in the trade directly, building wooden boats...
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Our Whiskey Plank

Thad Yukna’s Boatbuilding & Restoration BlogOn the one hand it seems like we just started planking and on the...
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An Unexpected Visitor

Will Aurigemma’s Boatbuilding & Restoration BlogWhere We Are NowI had a dazzling post planned for this week.  I was...
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Will Aurigemma’s Boatbuilding & Restoration Blog: Blog Uno - Hai Lung

The Dark Harbor 17 ½This is our boat.  There are many like her, but this one is ours.  She is “Hai...
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Faculty Feature: Bill Kenyon & Jen McNally, Boatbuilding and Restoration

Bill Kenyon (IYRS Alumnus)Boatbuilding & Restoration InstructorAfter 25 years in the restaurant management business, which included many years of sailing...

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