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WBM may 2018
SOME of the people are
graduates of CFCC’s
program, the only one of
its kind in the Southeast.
It provides instruction to anywhere
from 10-18 students each school year.
Bayne came to CFCC, then called
Cape Fear Technical Institute, in 1978
to study traditional boat building and
“I started out when I was 19 years
old,” Bayne says.
After graduating he worked for
various people around the Southeast
before beginning his own business
as a full-time wooden boat builder.
Five years ago, he closed his shop and
returned to his alma mater to teach his
“A lot of it is passing on knowledge,”
Bayne says. “I’m hoping I can turn out
students who I would want to hire. I
think about it as a boat builder. You
want them to have the basics to get
started. It’s not like, when they leave
here, they’re a first-class shipwright.
You’re not there yet, you just have a
really good foundation.”
For Chris Sargent, the prospect of
learning wooden boatbuilding carried
with it endless possibilities. That’s what
led the Navy veteran to enroll in CFCC’s
wooden boat program after relocating
“I saw that there was a wooden
boatbuilding program, and I said, ‘If
I can build a boat out of wood, then
I can build anything with all of the
bending wood and shaping it and
everything,’” Sargent says.
Sargent and his partner won the
National Boatbuilding Challenge at the
2015 Beaufort show. He returned as
the defending champion with a differ-ent
partner in 2016.
“You get three sheets of 3/8-inch
plywood, a bunch of random sticks of
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