By chance Friday was the first day of the “Wooden Boat Show” and we travelled up river by launch courtesy of our friendly neighbours aboard “Lodestar”, a large motor yacht. The show is a display for both professionally and amateur built wooden boats from 8’ canoes upwards as well as for restorations of old vessels.
Which one will fit aboard “Moonbeam”?
Superb sawmill Surely they are not going to rebuild this?
The restoration of the whaler “Charles W Morgan” www.mysticseaport.org
The quality and range of exhibits is fascinating and there are all the usual sorts of support stands including areas selling old bronze fittings and tools! Some of the workmanship is superb and the varnish finishes mirror like.
A plethora of planes Family boatbuilding competition
A lovely steam launch
Miniature hydroplane with vintage outboard Originally a Fraserburgh fishing boat—“Violet”
A daysailer from Brooklin Boatyard Schooner “Rebecca of Vineyard Haven”
We saw aboard “Rebecca” a 60ft schooner we had seen in St.Lucia and marvelled at the quality of some of the small dinghies and canoes.
When we got back to the boatyard there were 2 couples enjoying a drink on the “dock” so they told us the bar was open so we returned with our drinks and enjoyed a very friendly and amusing evening with a few local yachties who told us that “D” dock stood for “Drink” !