Sea Quest Kids Build A Boat Manual: Total materials list and explanation of materials, 2) all parts cuts are pictured close up as drawing so that there is no question about the cuts, 3) building procedure explained in detail step by step, 4) DVD #1 General Boating and Water Safety is included.
Young people from four years old through college age including all special needs build a Sea Quest 100 scow-skiff in two days or less. They also build the paddles, oars, mast, sail, sail rig, and outboard motor bracket,
Sea Quest Kids is the largest boat building and water safety program for kids in the United States and worldwide. In two days or less, kids from four years old and through college age, including all special needs, build their own 10-foot Sea Quest 100 flat bottomed square ended scow-skiff, paddles, oars, mast, sail, sail rig, lee board, rudder system, and outboard motor bracket. The young people get boating safety trained as they build the boats and then become part of an international network of kids that have all built their own boats and have organized groups (teams) with ongoing events.
The events include sailing regattas, paddle and rowing races, outboard races, fishing tournaments, overnight campouts, community service doing waterway cleanups, public speaking telling PTAs, Town Councils, Civic Associations why they are building boats and why is important to them, work with colleges and universities, doing aquaculture programs and collect data for university research projects, and show their own boats at boat shows. Some of our kids have even testified before the US Senate and the House of Representatives on boating and water safety issues.
This is “the” grass roots, low cost or no cost entry-level activity for kids including all special needs kids, to get into boating and water safety. We introduce young people to a totally comprehensive package and encourage youth from every background to mix with each other. Our key advantages over other boat building activities is that we are one design, organized, ongoing, low cost or no cost, quick entry, National and International, and work with all young people regardless of background and special needs.
Sea Quest Kids is no overnight sensation, “flash in the pan”. We started in 1989 and it took twelve years of intensive development resulting in many advances in education, boating safety, and recreation for kids. Once the details had pretty much been worked out, in February of 2002 we began introducing the marine industry and the worlds of education and recreation for kids to Sea Quest Kids Boating League!
Marine Trades groups around the country as well as the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Navy League, United States Power Squadrons, Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, Schools, Churches, Yacht Clubs, Fishing Clubs, Marinas, and many other groups are showing great interest in getting Sea Quest Kids started throughout their areas. In Orlando, Florida we ran a pilot program for Scouts to go Eagle by a Scout building his own Sea Quest Kids boat and then showing Special Olympics, Easter Seals, and United Way kids how to build their own Sea Quest Kids boats and then how to use the boats safely and responsibly. Churches, children’s hospitals, community centers, schools, community and civic leaders, and politicians are excited about Sea Quest Kids