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    Have you all checked out Deadrise.com?

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    Yes, I've seen it once or twice, but I haven't made a habit of checking in there regularly like I do here.
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    Hello,

    I am located in a place called Lanexa in New Kent County VA halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia I would be interested in meeting with other Central VA boat builders for kibbitzing etc. I recently ordered the plans for the Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff. Can't stop dreaming about this boat. I think I have built in my mind about a hundred times already. Hope to buy the materials for the strong back soon and get started.

    cheers,

    John

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    John,

    I don't know when the next Central VA boat builders gathering will be. I'm hoping to get my draketail to the point it needs to be turned over. With any luck our upcoming Spring Break will give me enough concentrated time to make a difference. Sounds like an excuse for a gathering. Perhaps in late May or early June?

    But, we'll be sure include you. In the meantime, good luck with the skiff. Be sure to post pictures of your build as you go along.

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    Check out deadrise4sale.com, that is where we found Slackwater, the deadrise we bought last fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Genther View Post
    Check out deadrise4sale.com, that is where we found Slackwater, the deadrise we bought last fall.
    Gorgeous. I love me some traditional Chesapeake Bay deadrise boats...
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    Slackwater was built in 1975 by Alvin Sibley on Broad Creek in Deltaville. 35 ft. Juniper on Oak.

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    I've seen the name Alvin Sibley a lot when looking at deadrises for sale. If I were going to buy a powerboat, it would be something very much like that.
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    Thanks. I just created a Facebook page for Wooden Boat Builders of Virginia, a recreational boat builder page. So hopefully some people will find and and contribute.

    j

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    During his career Sibley supposedly built 95 boats 40 to 58 ft. long. No ides how many under 40 ft.

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    jhva.. Give us a link to the facepage.. my search did not come up.. I live in Amelia.. 30 miles south west of Richmond on Rt 360-
    Draketail.. let me know when .. I know that I have to come to Lex.. sometime in March to help plan a 50th HS reunion.. so would like a second reason.. To come and talk.. and whatever....

    Shearwater .... Sure is a good looking boat.. Good luck and smooth waters..

    Or if someone gets something together elsewhere in Virginia...

    Henry
    Last edited by k4lmy; 02-28-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Add Shearwater

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    Ditto - I went and looked for it on FB but couldn't find it.
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    "If you want to make a small fortune in racing
    start with a large fortune..."

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    That's bizarre - I did a whole bunch of searches, using "Wooden boat" and "wood boat" and various combinations - it never showed up. I've had that problem with FB before.

    Anyhow, just sent a join request.
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    Default Draketail turn over

    OK folks, I'm sticking my neck out. Progress on the draketail is such that I am setting the date for the turnover. Planking is done. Planing of the bottom is done. Sanding is mostly finished and the bottom is caulked. Final fairing is almost done. I should be able to finish any other upside down work in the month after graduation. Several folks on this forum have expressed interest in attending. So, here you go..

    The evening of Friday, June 15, 2012, we will turn the draketail over some time between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. To be followed immediately with celebration, burgers and beverages.


    PM me if you want directions.

    Grigg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draketail View Post
    ... Several folks on this forum have expressed interest in attending. So, here you go..

    The evening of Friday, June 15, 2012, we will turn the draketail over some time between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. To be followed immediately with celebration, burgers and beverages.
    6/15 is my anniversary. My wife is a tolerant and understanding person, but I don't like to push it. Good luck and please post pictures.

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    Can't make it on a Friday at that time, Saturday would suit me better.

    Egbert

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodboatCoop View Post
    I am looking to see if there is any one that is interested in a wood boat builders group. I live in Mechanicsville, Va . Even if we can get together 2 or 3 times a year to exchange ideas, drink a couple beers or show off projects. Let me know if interested. Thanks
    I see you folks met at least once. I just saw this thread and live in Virginia beach. Are you planning any future meetings? Let me know, I would love to join you!

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    Yeah, let's wait until it's about 22 degrees F so we can stand around with our hands jammed in our pockets, shivering. Just like last time! wheeee!!

    But seriously, I'd be up for another gathering - it's been too long since we've had a little get-together.
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    Hopefully I will be around this time.. somebody name the place and time and I will try to make it.. Sounds good..

    Henry

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    I'm in, if possible!

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    I'd like to attend. I will be out of country Nov 1 - 11, so if that could be kept in consideration when picking a date.

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    I'm interested! There are a few weekends that the Mrs has already spoken for, but I'm in otherwise...

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    I've really been wanting to go back to the Calvert Co. Museum on Soloman's Island. It's a really cool place to visit/ hang out/ eat a good crabcake/ drink beer/ listen to music. And they have a whole museum full of boats to look at, too!

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    CAlvert would work. And they have 2 draketails in their collection. Not that I'm biased or anything...

    I know it's a bit further on the horizon than csmead was probably suggesting, but the Calvert Museum has a festival/boat/engine show the first weekend in May each year.

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    I'm up for another get together. The Calvert Museum visit sounds good.

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    Guys, I am up for a get together also. It can only be warmer than the first one . I believe a meeting at a museum would be great. I haven't been posting much of late. My wife and I have bought some land in Horn Harbor in Mathews. Where the house will go I can look out into the bay. It is great. Things are slowing up at work and duck season is in. If it doesn't rain I won't have to worry about going into the swamp to hunt. Hope everyone's winter projects are in full swing, don't loose this warm weather chance. If there is a date being set, can't make it on Jan 19th, wifes bday. Look forward to making plans.
    Do what you think is right, for you will be criticized in the end anyhow.

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    I would love to come guys and meet you all. You are all being so helpful and I would love to hear some stories and shave advice. Do you think we could turn this meeting into some type of learning adventure? Im not 100% sure what I mean by that, but something in the small craft center at Calvert?

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    Yes, I would really like to come to this gathering. I was sorry to miss it last year. Warmer weather at Solomon's sounds good, but I am open to other times and locations.
    "George Washington as a boy
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    Sounds like a fine idea to me. And warm would be nice....

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    If you folks have room for one more than I would also like to be part of this get together.
    I am even willing to host at my place on the water in Gloucester. I am 5 miles north of the York River Bridge just off Route 17, Convenient to I 64. The Waterman’s Museum in Yorktown and The Virginia Institute for Marine Science are just minutes away.
    Even a fish wouldn’t get in trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.

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    The antique tool sale is at the Showplace in Mechanicsville next weekend, the 19th and 20th. I'll be there.

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    Eddie -

    Which day do you plan on attending? I might be able to squeeze in a visit.
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    Ed, selling or buying? Always looking for boatbuilding hand tools, especially some planking chain clamps.

    Dave

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    I'll probably be there Sat. am, just attending/buying. The venders tend to be the same bunch year after year. I don't see many specific boatbuilding tools there. 2 or 3 of them do carry high end original woodworking tools, one guy is all machine stuff, others are the typical yard sail toolers. It's a good place to get some basic stuff if you don't have much of it. Or if you want a pricey high end item you might find what you're looking for. You never know, that's one reason I like to go. I'm only a hour away. I wouldn't drive 3 hrs both ways to attend this one.
    I'll be wearing a blue, Bevans' Oyster Co. sweatshirt with a deadrise boat on the front.

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