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July 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

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Designing, building and racing plywood boats at the Center for Wooden Boats


GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Students in the the Center for Wooden Boats Youth Quick and Daring boatbuilding class had just five days to design a boat, build a cardboard model, then construct an actual vessel out of plywood and 1X2-inch wood pieces. A total of four boats were built.

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Students in the Youth Quick and Daring boatbuilding class push one of the boats they designed and built into the water.

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Trying out their boat for the first time, Connor Paulson, at rear steering with a paddle, Peter Shelly, foreground, and Will Basinski paddle away from the dock.

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Launching the four boats they built, the students head out for a race into Lake Union and back.

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