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Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:28 am
by BayouBengal
Butch Barto and myself will both be at the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival this weekend. We look forward to meeting and talking with anyone on the forum that comes out. Butch's boat is named "Innocence" and my boat is named "Pretty Girl Too".

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:42 am
by NAMEngJS
I know that I will be there walking around with the family on Saturday for most of the day as well. Looking forward to what should be a great show as always.

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:39 am
by BayouBengal
Look forward to talking with you. We'd actually met last year over at Butch's boat, but I didn't realize that you were on the forum. You're building a Barrelback, right?

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:48 am
by NAMEngJS
Well "building" would imply i have started... ehh not so much. I am building a barrelback but I am in the process of some modifications that I am working through, along with budgeting some money to purchase lumber. All I can say is daycare does a number on my bank account.

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:18 am
by BayouBengal
A HUGE congratulations to Glen-L Boatbuilder Butch Barto. Butch won both 1st place in the Runabout division and "Best in Show" here at the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Awards well deserved as the beautiful work Butch did on his Tahoe continues to impress.

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:14 am
by Bill Edmundson
Congratulations Butch :!:

Bill

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:58 am
by Roberta
Well done! Congratulations.

Roberta :D

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:41 pm
by Gayle Brantuk
Wow! Congratulations Butch. Definitely well deserved...

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:58 pm
by vupilot
Hey Jeff, how about some pics from the show?

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:29 am
by Bill Edmundson
This is Great. But, I wonder what the Judges would do if all of our award winners showed up at one show? I think sensory overload!

Bill

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:12 pm
by BayouBengal
I must admit, I didn't take many pictures. I was guess I was too busy giving people rides.
This is Great. But, I wonder what the Judges would do if all of our award winners showed up at one show? I think sensory overload!

A few things about the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Because it's not an ACBS event, the judges aren't so stuffy about restored originals as they are in an ACBS show. So, if all the Glen-L award winners showed up here, they would be truly celebrated and admired as opposed to being treated as the red-headed stepchild. For the record, I've always been treated very well at the few ACBS events I've been to, but I've heard this is not always the case with some ACBS chapters. In any event, your boats will be judged fairly here, so come one come all next year, you'll have a great time and maybe Glen-L can sweep the awards.

While Madisonville is not an ACBS event, Dan Gyoerkoe, the new Executive Director of ACBS came to the festival. Here's Dan's blog post regarding the festival along with some pictures - https://www.acbs.org/madisonville-2017- ... -festival/. I enjoyed Dan's company and visited with him for quite some time and used the opportunity to give him my input directly regarding the ACBS with that input being primarily that the ACBS needs to have a class of restored originals with the owners providing proof that the boat is at least 50% original. Other than that, the newly built boats should be judged in the same class with similar models without penalty, and I used the Madisonville judging as an example because I think Madisonville gets it right. In runabouts, Butch's boat won first and rightfully so. The boat that got second (and very deserving of second) was a 1966 Chris Craft Super Sport. The boat was rare, unique, and beautiful. I talked with the owner quite a bit and he told me the boat was sent out of state and all professionally done; all he did was decide to buy the boat and then write the check and there's nothing wrong with that. But he also showed me pictures of the restoration and essentially, about the only thing saved on the boat was the engine. All the original planking was gone and what was left of the frames had to be shored up by butting new wood to them. He's had the boat for about a year and only had it in the water three times and probably won't use it again. He stated that the boat porpoises quite a bit at speeds approaching 40 mph. Of course, Butch uses his boat all the time, it ain't just a show-pony, and it rides great.

Now, if this was your typical ACBS show, the 1966 Chris Craft Super Sport would have been judged first, other so-called "restored originals" would have followed. Butch may have received some minor class award, or maybe just a participation letter and thank you for showing up. Once again, I think the judges at Madisonville got it right, and Mr. Gyoerkoe agreed. However, it seems his job and authority is somewhat limited to being the business manager at ACBS so I doubt our discussion and agreement actually means anything in the ways of the ACBS.

I will share one picture from Madisonville. I finally put the name on my boat. It's named after my wife as my petname for her is "Pretty Girl". Here's a picture of the boat with the "Pretty Girl" and myself in it.
PG and Me at Madisonville.jpg

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:47 am
by Gayle Brantuk
Beautiful, pretty girls... nice job Jeff...

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:01 am
by JeremyM
BayouBengal wrote:Butch Barto and myself will both be at the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival this weekend. We look forward to meeting and talking with anyone on the forum that comes out. Butch's boat is named "Innocence" and my boat is named "Pretty Girl Too".
I'm so sorry that I came to know about this forum so late (a friend referred me.) I WAS at the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival and I would have been fortunate to meet you guys, had I known you then. I hope to meet you guys at some other boat festival.

Re: Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:10 am
by BayouBengal
Welcome Jeremy, it would have been great to meet you. Are you local to Madisonville/Louisiana? What are you looking to build, or are building? I know that Butch plans to be at the Tavares Boat Show in March; not sure if I'll make any others besides Madisonville again next year.