Systems Expert and Boatbuilder/Restorer
Tumblehome Boatshop is seeking an experienced boatbuilder, or graduate of a boatbuilding program, to help with the restoration and construction of fine wooden boats. Applicant must be able to help with framing, planking, joinery and finishing, but also take a leadership role in the development and designing of marine systems, as well as motor installations, both electric and gas, both early and modern engines. Applicant will also be responsible for engine and systems maintenance on our small fleet of boats in we store and maintain.
• Education in wooden boatbuilding and restoration, minimum 1 year program, or a minimum of 4 years experience in the trade of building and restoring wooden boats
• Familiarity with a range of wooden boat construction, both traditional and modern methods. The more experience with a range of construction types, the better
• ABYC systems and electrical certifications most desired, but applicant must have at least familiarity with ABYC guidance for systems and engine installations, both electric and gas. Experience with antique engines a plus.
• Experience with proper engine installation
o Cooling systems
o Engine gauges and controls
o Drive line alignment
o Engine and systems maintenance procedures
• Applicant must communicate and work well with others
• Applicant must be able to communicate well with our clients and public
Tumblehome Boatshop is focused on the high end restoration and new construction of historic and classic wooden boats. The shop has won multiple awards for new boats as well as restoration of antique boats, and we work in a wide variety of boat type and boat construction, as well as boat size.
We’re located near Lake George NY, in the beautiful southern Adirondack mountains, across from the Hudson River. There’s fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing, and of course, boating, all nearby and all around us. We offer competitive pay and benefits.
At Tumblehome Boatshop our doors are generally open to the public. Our clients visit with their families and we strive to make every visitor both comfortable but also confident that the work being done is of top quality. The right applicant will not only be comfortable in this setting, but will excel in it.
If that sounds like you, let’s meet. Please email Reuben Smith at email@example.com.
Developing and installing marine systems for small boats
Developing and installing electric drives, charging, battery systems in small boats
Maintenance and repair on ICE engines, experience with antique inboard engines a strong plus
Drive system alignment and installation
Basic wooden boatbuilding
Specific Skills Needed
3 years experience in wooden boatbuilding, systems, and drives OR completion of a boatbuilding program and a systems program at an accredited college.
ABYC certification in systems a strong plus
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