what happened here???

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what happened here???

Postby jprice » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:38 am

I'm just looking through all the gathering pics posted on the site, and came across this one...
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What the heck was going on here? :shock:

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Re: what happened here???

Postby John B » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:48 am

jprice wrote:I'm just looking through all the gathering pics posted on the site, and came across this one...
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What the heck was going on here? :shock:

That was a NON-Glen-L designed build-it-yourself boat. :roll:

We suggest you always build only boats designed by Glen-L in order to avoid circumstances like this. :lol:
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Re: what happened here???

Postby upspirate » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:49 am

jprice wrote:I'm just looking through all the gathering pics posted on the site, and came across this one...
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What the heck was going on here? :shock:


Some builders are just not quite as accomplished as others!!!

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Re: what happened here???

Postby vupilot » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:00 pm

A boatbuilding contest was held by some folks associated with producing a show about home built boats. They filmed the events of the gathering all day saturday and did interviews with builders and rode in some boats. They also hosted and filmed this building contest where two boats were built in about an hour and a half. They were then raced, powered by paddle only. The first sank after going about 20ft, the second sank (pictured above) just after crossing the finish line. Some foul play may have been involved, I didnt see it all. It was pretty darn funny, especially since nobody thought about how to get out of the water and at least one of these ship's captain had to be towed over to a boat with a swim platform to get out of the water.

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Re: what happened here???

Postby jprice » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:07 pm

good stuff! :lol:
I gotta make the next gathering.

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Re: what happened here???

Postby John B » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:36 pm

vupilot wrote:A boatbuilding contest was held by some folks associated with producing a show about home built boats. They filmed the events of the gathering all day saturday and did interviews with builders and rode in some boats. They also hosted and filmed this building contest where two boats were built in about an hour and a half. They were then raced, powered by paddle only. The first sank after going about 20ft, the second sank (pictured above) just after crossing the finish line. Some foul play may have been involved, I didnt see it all. It was pretty darn funny, especially since nobody thought about how to get out of the water and at least one of these ship's captain had to be towed over to a boat with a swim platform to get out of the water.

I liked my answer better. 8)
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Re: what happened here???

Postby BruceDow » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:24 pm

each boat was built from one sheet of 4' x 8' plywood.
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Re: what happened here???

Postby John B » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:36 pm

Bruce Dow wrote:each boat was built from one sheet of 4' x 8' plywood.

I still like my answer better. :wink:
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Re: what happened here???

Postby psychobilly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:38 pm

John B wrote:
Bruce Dow wrote:each boat was built from one sheet of 4' x 8' plywood.

I still like my answer better. :wink:


lol me too John! lol

Oh and john, I had a look at the pics you have posted so far on the site and YEEE HAWWW! Looks like fun. I'm glad you got plenty of shots of ken's DE! My all time fav! :-)

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Re: what happened here???

Postby BulldogBoater » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:06 pm

For the record - foul play was DEFINITELY involved in the sinking of the blue boat.

And I'm with John, a Glen-l design would have never sunk - despite a 350lb feller grabbing one side and flipping it over. :lol:

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Re: what happened here???

Postby BruceDow » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:31 pm

And further for the record... It is BulldogBoater (aka Kevin) in that photo. He's not the 350 pounder... that was "Big Dave" who sunk first, then made sure that Kevin did not stay dry.
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Re: what happened here???

Postby DaveLott » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:58 pm

And it was my swim platform that had to save them

And I like John's answer better
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Re: what happened here???

Postby ttownshaw » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:21 pm

I missed almost all of it...was too busy giving rides. In fact, I don't think I got to have a complete conversation with most of you guys there because I was making U turns at the dock. My folding tables, however, show the evidence of having two boats built on them though. :D

John, you win! Build a Glen-L and don't sink! :lol:
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Re: what happened here???

Postby upspirate » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:37 am

It might be kinda fun to have an event like this at future Gatherings....they have them at other wooden boat show too.

Some even use cardboard!!
(Where does one buy marine grade cardboard???) :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Re: what happened here???

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:50 am

I don't know if it's "marine" grade or not. But, I'v sure got a lot of cardboard from marine stuff I've ordered!

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