Port Aransas plywood boat festival

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Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:16 pm

I'm the only Glen L representative at the plywood boat festival in Port Aransas TX.
Coast Guard was giving no threat inspections on the boats. I got a demerit for having my portable fuel tank in an un-ventilated compartment.

It's easy to say nice things about the Glen L designs. Very fun event. Groups actually build small skiffs in 2 days. Each build team has a coach to help out.

http://portaransasplywoodenboatfestival.org/boats.htm
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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby Dave Grason » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:23 pm

This is totally cool! I've heard of a lot of different boat festivals but never a "PLYWOOD" festival. I really like that idea.

So, I followed your link and looked at the events and photos. What a great idea. I would love to participate! Hmmmm. I'm thinking. lol
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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby vupilot » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:14 pm

Looks like a good time. Not sure Id volunteer for the "ramp check" though, lol. I liked the one named "Termites Delight", great name!

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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby Dave Grason » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:53 pm

Chris, when I finish my Zip, we should drag our boats down there sort of like the Canadians were doing for our Gatherings. :D
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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:16 am

Hercdrvr--Thank you for representing Glen-L. Your beautiful Squirt certainly makes us look good!
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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby BarnacleMike » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:25 pm

Thank you for sharing the photos! Your Squirt looks great!

I also like that little green Atkins skiff... "Peggy Ann." Wow, what a gorgeous color!

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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby mrintense » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:17 pm

I couldn't make it to the Port Aransas Festival this year but I went two years ago and my impression of it then and now is the same. There are some extremely talented builders out there. The workmanship on the boats was exquisite. The nice thing about that show is that most of the boats fall into the smaller designs and represent designs that nearly anyone can build regardless of their financial situation. This is why really love this hobby. The range of beautiful boats runs from full size sailing ships to row boats. And all of them are really cool.
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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby Dave Grason » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:05 pm

BarnacleMike wrote: Wow, what a gorgeous color!


Yeah... kinda reminds me of a certain Utility that someone here is building. Let me think about that. Hmmmm :wink:
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Re: Port Aransas plywood boat festival

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:29 am

BarnacleMike wrote:Thank you for sharing the photos! Your Squirt looks great!

I also like that little green Atkins skiff... "Peggy Ann." Wow, what a gorgeous color!

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This little skiff had a 3 cylinder Diesel engine, cool boat. Engine is under the seat behind the helm
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