Boatbuilding school fills instructor position

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Posted 7/29/21

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding recently announced their newest full-time instructor.

Mark Stout — a former student of Bob Prothero, one of the school’s founding …

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Boatbuilding school fills instructor position

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The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding recently announced their newest full-time instructor.

Mark Stout — a former student of Bob Prothero, one of the school’s founding instructors — brings 38 years of experience as a shipwright to the school.

“I feel very fortunate to have been a student under the tutelage of Jim Franklin, Kurt Ashford, and of course Bob Prothero,” the 1983 boat school graduate said in a recent press release.

“The lessons I learned there are still with me to this day, especially Bob’s life lessons of excellence, self-reliance, and vision in boat building and repair.”

“Mark has worked in dozens of boat shops over the course of his career on an incredible variety of projects,” said the school’s executive director Betsy Davis.

“Now, as a teacher, he will be able to channel his experiences as a shipwright to his students. After graduation, he literally walked across the street and started working on boats in the yard,” Davis added.

Stout has worked on boats all along the West Coast and Alaska, and will  bring his knowledge, experience, and the teachings of his former instructors to the school.

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