View Full Version : Cape Cod Boatbuilders Show

01-26-2008, 09:44 AM
I just got the e-mail flyer for this. Last years was lots of fun, a showcase of local talent and offerings. We had a very pleasant EBS and I got to meet more Forumites, always a plus.
The info is here

I adored KATY in the picture, just drew too much water for my sailing areas;)

So who's up for a visit?

I'll post this above the Bilge as well, but this is where I know i can get peoples attention.


Ian McColgin
01-26-2008, 10:14 AM
I'll be there. Let's make hold an EBS poll.

01-26-2008, 10:18 AM
Yeah. I was hoping to have a booth but the guy's not ever sent me the application form. Too late now. Not enuf time to prepare.

01-26-2008, 10:34 AM
Is there a list of exhibitors anywhere?

01-26-2008, 06:36 PM
I tried through their site home page here,
but the PDF was not working. Let see if I can paste the flyer.

Thanks for coming last year! Please join us at the 2nd annual

February 8-10
At the Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis - formerly the Four Points Sheraton (where we were last year)

Friday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Directions: see the attached

Partial List of Exhibitors

Arey's Pond Boat Yard
Ballentine's Boat Shop Inc.
Bay Sails Marine, Inc.
Beetle, Inc.
Bristol Bronze
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company
Crosby Yacht
EM Crosby
Howard Boats
Hunt Yachts
Marine Restoration & Salvage
Marshall Marine
Nauset Marine
Old Wharf Dory Company
Pease Boat Works
South Shore Boat Works
Stur-Dee Boat Company


Ian McColgin
01-30-2008, 04:18 PM
Shall we have a gam & EBS after? Could have potables on Marmalade at the town dock. Could go to a tav after. Could even do a sort of potluck at the place we're dogsitting, just a mile and a bit into West Yarmouth.

02-05-2008, 06:56 AM
Well, what's the schedule and who's coming? Which day?

02-05-2008, 07:26 AM
Looks like I have a memorial service on Saturday. Mom's best friend. May be able to make it later in the day. say 16:00 or so. I'm sure I'll be up for a libation afterward. What are other peoples thoughts?


Ian McColgin
02-05-2008, 08:25 AM
Let's think libation at least. If it's not too cold, we could make this an annual bit starting at Marmalade and then moving on.

We could think of a potluck in W.Yarmouth where we're dogsitting but then logistics get more involved. Last year Marmalade to Up the Creek was nice and simple.

Ian McColgin
02-06-2008, 08:08 AM
Do we need to establish a check in booth? Do we all know each other by sight?

02-06-2008, 08:11 AM
Is there any interest in Sunday?

Would bypass Adam's complication.

02-06-2008, 08:32 AM
elf , I should be able to get there by 4:00 PM or so, spend some time at the show and then proceed to whatever EBS we can arrange. As small as the show was last year, I can't say I expect to spend two hours there. I have to say Ian's pet sitting place sounds interesting. Up the Creek was OK last year. Not hard to find.

It's always nice to have a designated spot to meet, South Shore Boatworks was kind enough last year. That said, it is small enough to find each other.
Shall we designate at top of the hour check in?

Got to get off to work...


02-06-2008, 06:23 PM
Just wundrin'? Is it mostly wooden boats, some wooden boats, someone there once knew someone who's brother once owned a wooden boat, or what?

Is there the chance that a fair number of exhibitors deal in wooden sailboats/ gear?

Is the venue comfortable with that number of people in it?

I only ask because of what the Portland Plastic Powerboat Show has become and my aversion to large crowds in small places.

I hate to sound like a wuss but that's a long drive!


Ian McColgin
02-06-2008, 07:05 PM
Willin, you'll be better served by the Maine Boatbuilders Show, where many of us will be. Not to be confused with that other show demonstrating AFC's.

02-06-2008, 07:14 PM
The bulk of the exhibitors will also be at the MBBS.

02-06-2008, 07:16 PM
There are a lot of people on the Cape building wooden boats, but the show is only in its 2nd or 3rd year and, although it's pleasant enough I doubt it's worth driving from ME unless you have to visit family or such and want to do something around the mid-Cape for a few hours while you're here.

02-07-2008, 06:20 AM
The MBBS is the one I was referring to. Too many people, too little space and too many fiberglass power boats. Been there, done that. I was hoping for something a little less crowded and more wooden boat sailing oriented.

Weather's looking a little dodgy for a long drive this weekend anyhow.


Ian McColgin
02-07-2008, 06:34 AM
The MBBS is open to boatbuilders who use glass, but as I recall most of the glass stinkpots were pretty much off to themselves anyway, given the at least mild effort at thematic clustering. Anyway, at least there were none of the AFC's one sees at most "boatshows."

Yes it is crowded but in a fun way, especially as we meet others from the Forum and spend time just talking about boats. To me, that's the main attraction.

02-08-2008, 07:24 AM

Looks like Saturday is right out for me....It's gotten complicated.
I'll give it a shot on Sunday. I do expect reports from participants though.


02-08-2008, 08:43 AM
So, Ian. What's the plan, then?

Ian McColgin
02-08-2008, 07:22 PM
So, a good number of us will be hitting the show tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. After it closes @ 1800 we'll redezvous at Up the Creek Again for libation and affordable grub.

The show is small and we should easily run into each other. I'll keep track of who's around so just look for me.

Hope to see folk then.

02-08-2008, 08:18 PM
So you guys who haven't chimed in - you've got no excuse now. You know what Ian looks like!

02-11-2008, 06:35 AM
Sunday at the Cape Cod Boatbuilders Show was busy, with lots of families checking out the offerings of local boatbuilders. Offerings ranged from Simple Skiffs by the Falmouth High School teenagers, to Nauset Marines latest Lobster boat inspired cruiser, with lots in between. The show seemed to have more exhibiters this year and they were polling the crowds on thoughts about newer bigger spaces.

On to a few pictures.

Ballentines had this very nicely fitted Beach Pea

Marine Restoration has the molds for the Baybird and have tweaked the lines to make it more faithful to the original.


Crosby Boatyard had this Ben Garvey with a landing ramp. It drew a lot of traffic, and demontrations of the ramp mechanism. There was talk of a patent application.

Of course part of the attraction may have been the other boat from Crosby, right across from the Ben Garvey. Many of the people I spoke with, the sailors, thought this Wianno was the hit of the show.


This Swampscot was just up my alley, built by a specialty lumber supplier here on Cape.


More in the next post.


02-11-2008, 06:50 AM
Walter Baron of Old Wharf Dory had this Billingsgate Bass Boat that is being built for a forumite.

Pease Boatworks in Chatham, where Ian gets hauled, have a new line of center console boats with lines that look as if they are derived from the Eldredge-Mcginnins(sp) bass boats. It was hard to get the whole boat in, so I concentrated on the bow. They've built three and have orders for more.

To balance the bow shot I took this detail of the rudder on the Arey's Pond 18 Tony Davis' shallow water daysailor. This one was due to be delivered earlier to a customer in R.I., they decided they'd like a teak deck and Tony was happy to oblige.


I saw all sorts of people that I know from around the Cape. We stopped and chatted with Bob from South Shore Boatworks, who had a customizable lobster boat on display. No pictures, sorry Bob.

We had to head for home in the early afternoon and hadn't been around Hyannis much this winter so we swung by the Ocean Street Dock. Marmalade was home, but Ian must have been someplace warm...


Ian McColgin
02-11-2008, 08:10 AM
Good pix Adam. I was thinking of making a second run on Sunday. There's always more to contemplate and more gossip to exchange. We had a pretty good crew by the end of Saturday to gather at Up the Creek Again: Emily, GoodPhil (stormpetrel), Sean fresh out of the hospital with broken hip and wheelchair, Loring - still a wooden boater as he has the Baybird working at last, and Gorden, whom I'd last seen as a stripling in an Atlantic Challenge but is now a strapping young diesel mechanic.

There's rumor of a very serious blow-out Sunday evening at a nearby boatshed and there may be some swollen heads moving the boats out this morning.

This year was better than last. I don't know if it makes sense to try to go larger and it's really nice that it's fairly low priced. Mostly builders but a fair representation of some local (like Squetigue Sails) and regional (like Bristol Bronze) venders and the Auxillary and Power Squadron folk.

Yesterday's weather was really strange, with alternating sunshine calm air warmth and howling driven snow coming through in fifteen minute intervals. Glad I was not sailing anywhere.

S.V. Airlie
02-11-2008, 10:47 AM
Umm, Marmalade seems to be listing to starboard a bit.. or was Adam listing a bit when he took the picture..?;)

Good to finally see some pictures. I shoulda come down...:(

Ian McColgin
02-11-2008, 11:25 AM
It was the wind. You can just see the port breast line stretched across the empty slip and over to the next finger.