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Viking Exhibit at the Franklin Institute
All aboard! Let share our appreciation for the vikings' way of boat building by attending the special Franklin Institute Viking exhibit. Please note the cost of admission and exhibit cost. Maybe there a Groupon or coupon to save money you can share? I'm posting an early time to hopefully avoid crowds. https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/vikings-beyond-legend

Franklin Institute‎

North 20th Street, · Philadelphia, PA

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    What we're about

    This meetup is open to anyone who is interested in building or maintaining boats. Topics we discuss may include kayaks, canoes, sailboats, paddle boards, dorys, stitch-and-glue, lapstrake, wood, fiberglass, foam, wood and canvas, skin on frame, epoxy, safety, construction, repairs, workshops, tools, techniques, plans, etc.

    All experience levels are welcome. If you have never owned a boat, but are thinking of building or buying one, or if you have a dozen in your backyard and more under construction in your workshop, we would be glad to have you join us. Model boat builders are welcome too. Many of the techniques that apply to building models also apply to building full-size boats.

    I'll try to schedule two meetups per month. One for a social dinner at a local restaurant, and one activity. Activities may include visiting a museum, volunteering for a charity, visiting a member's workshop, getting out on the water, or attending another group's event.

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