Thursday, July 21, 2011

Toms River ACBS Wooden Boat Festival July16, 2011

So like not only did I win once by getting a prize for my surfboards, but I win twice because I found out how to post more than one picture on here (took me long enough)! I was completely surprised at getting an Honorable Mention for the surfboards, my Pop didn't have the camera ready so no pics of me actually being handed the plaque. Either way, WIN!

The stand sans Nulls. My dad was off on walkabout and I just took an early morning pic of where we were located which was kind of off the beaten path, but we had a good bit of shade and were more than happy with the hundreds of people that we talked to!!

We got there around 8AM and the family boat building class was already in full swing. A well known local fella Timo was running this one and I had the chance to talk with some of the students and they were really enjoying themselves and all looking forward to getting their little rowboats in the water next week! It is a 7 or 8 hour class on building then they just paint the boats at a later date and voila! Timo, I apologize for not remembering your last name, it's only the tenth time I have met you!

George Kerr from Sedge Island Skiffs and his beautiful Melonseed duck hunting sailboat with his own retractable dagger board design! George is a great guy and his boat is awesome you should look him up! He also does repairs and restorations. He is in Toms River #732-618-4014

He is also a fellow homebrewer and I hope to get together to taste some of his grog!

Liberte' !!!

My favorite ship! This motorsailer is my dream boat!!!!

Check me out all smiling and such. even better check out the rocker difference of my two boards!

All in all, this turned out to be a very nice surprise and my dad and I are soooo glad that we took the time to come to this show! The amount of boats there was less than last year and they really need your support to keep the show alive so please, if you are a wooden boat owner, take your baby down to Toms River next year! I will! I might actually have 4 entries for next year if we finish restoring the Peterborough racing canoe in time! See you there!

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