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    Default Another Compass Project launch - Fiddlehead

    I was at the launch today of the Compass Project's latest boat, their first traditionally built boat: a 10' Harry Bryan designed Fiddlehead. She was built by a group of middle school students under the direction of our fellow Forum member Jodi Carpenter. And a fine job they did, too:

    Arriving at the boat launch:



    Jodi with the building crew and volunteers Larry and Greg:

    (sorry for the terrible picture Jodi)

    And the guest of honor:



    I brought her cousin-ship, the Harry Bryan Thistle I built in 2002:



    The on the water pics are on my other camera, I'll post them tomorrow. The kids had a great time paddling and pedaling the boats, maybe the some videos, too.


    Steven

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    Congratulations. My father is starting one of these in my shop next week. It's his build though.

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    Thank you for posting those. It looks great.

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    Sorry I missed it, looked like a fun day

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    Thanks Steven for posting these. She was a fun build, this was the first non-plywood boat I've ever built. I entered her into the I Built it Myself at the Wooden Boat Show. Hope to see everyone next weekend.

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    How about some more photos. Jcarpenter? Steven?

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    Sorry for the delay. Up all night chaperoning the kid's Relay For Life team. Just a little sleep deprived, no worries.











    Click this one to see video:

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    Thanks Steven.

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    Jodi really wanted to have a picture taken with the designer to show to the kids that built the boat. Of course Harry was a pretty busy guy at the WBShow but he found time to pose with Jodi and the Fiddlehead:



    Steven

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    Default Re: Another Compass Project launch

    I just saw the Compass project folks and heard that they are raffling off this Fiddlehead at the Maine Boatbuilder's Show this weekend. If you can't make it to the Show I bet you could buy a raffle ticket over the phone.

    http://www.compassproject.org/

    Even if you don't win buying a ticket would help a great organization.


    Steven

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