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S B
07-22-2008, 07:51 PM
Sorry I don't know how to post this properly, but anyone interested in building a Newfoundland trap skiff,may find this site interesting. CBC had a short piece on about it tonight.
http:/www.fogoislandregatta.com/default.aspx

Bob Triggs
07-27-2008, 07:43 PM
I am fascinated by traditional fixed seat rowing boats. So I looked this up. It's looks like the Newfies are going to show us all something about what "tough: really is. And their specs for the boats are pretty rigorous, old-school wooden boat work too.

In this age of carbon fiber and sliding seats, razor sharp, high-tech rowing boats, and technowhiz oars, stuff like this makes me warm all over.

http://www.fogoislandregatta.com

http://www.youtube.com (http://www.youtube.com)Then search: "Fogo Island Regatta"

There are some related video links to these boats, their history and the builders etc, on the same youtube page.

S B
07-27-2008, 09:16 PM
I am fascinated by traditional fixed seat rowing boats. So I looked this up. It's looks like the Newfies are going to show us all something about what "tough: really is. And their specs for the boats are pretty rigorous, old-school wooden boat work too.

In this age of carbon fiber and sliding seats, razor sharp, high-tech rowing boats, and technowhiz oars, stuff like this makes me warm all over.

http://www.fogoislandregatta.com

http://www.youtube.com (http://www.youtube.com)Then search: "Fogo Island Regatta"

There are some related video links to these boats, their history and the builders etc, on the same youtube page.
My prayers have been answered, there is at least one soul out there that has a passion for boats built of "WOOD".:)

bamamick
07-27-2008, 09:44 PM
That's a neat web site. Are those boats really work boats or are they set aside for this race? They all look mighty good.

Mickey Lake

S B
07-27-2008, 10:18 PM
That's a neat web site. Are those boats really work boats or are they set aside for this race? They all look mighty good.

Mickey Lake
They are work boats , used very little these days, the fishery has gone high tec. The builders are keeping the tradition alive. 10 mile row, over open water, not for the casual rower.