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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Darn. Why aren't there more interested in this when the Everglades Challenge draws such a huge crowd? Is it lack of publicity? I wasn't ready this year, but I'd like to at least do the Wye Island loop.
    From what I've seen, there aren't many wooden/traditional boats in the Everglades Challenge. Lots of paddlers and Hobie-type boats, a good bunch of people, but not nearly as much overlap between WaterTribe and the world of self-built wooden boats as I expected when I first heard about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    That Nutshell looks like a lot of fun. There's something to be said for going small.
    Oh it was. Even moreso when I left my buddy's West Wight Potter in my wake!

    EDIT: Missed the part of the thread that made it clear this referred to the other Nutshell - but it was still fun!

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    From what I've seen, there aren't many wooden/traditional boats in the Everglades Challenge. Lots of paddlers and Hobie-type boats, a good bunch of people, but not nearly as much overlap between WaterTribe and the world of self-built wooden boats as I expected when I first heard about it.

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    I would love to do an adventure type race, but not if I had to miss the festival itself. And B & B, who has a stellar record in the EC was exhibiting. Graham Byrnes and Alan Stewart from B & B gave the key note on saturday night.
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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Kristen, the CBMM director, is a hard core Everglades Challenge paddler. There have been home built craft of many kinds mostly oar and sail in the EC. For a few years the EC organization ran a spring Chesapeake event out of Matapeake with the Kent/ Wye Island course as the ultra marathon and a run down to the MD VA line as the long one. I did the marathon a couple of times and was set to do the long run when they cancelled. Couldn't get enough registrants to keep it up. I think one of the attractions of the Florida event is that it is in the winter so many people like to get out of ice and snow. All that said these do require some real training/ pain and discomfort tolerance. The Kent Island course that the museum has set up is a great run and I would have done it this year except for a conflict with the greenland paddling event in Delaware. Kristen is trying to keep that course alive.

    I think this year it didn't get marketed real well. Last year we had a bunch of entrants but the weather was so bad that both the Kent Island and Wye Island events were cancelled.
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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Was a good race this year. Enough wind, but not too much. Everyone had a good run. I'll have photos and video in a few days. In the meantime, here a few from Saturday morning before the race. Sorry they're so big; that's just the way they come through when posted here:

    http://www.eyeinhand.com/2017/10/11/saturday-morning-boats-st-michaels/

























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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Amazing shots Barry, you do have an eye! Thanks for posting.
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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Luminous images, really fine, thanks Barry!

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Great shots. Those boats somehow look better in the photos than they did from the docks -- and they weren't shabby there, either!
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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Yes, really adds to the enjoyment of it all. Jim et al, be sure to check out his link above for more great shots!

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Superb photo's with a greate vibe
    I love the diversiteit of designs abound.
    Do I spot a Gartside 10ft "Spitfires" sailing Pram On the Dock in picture 15?

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Fuller View Post
    Kristen, the CBMM director, is a hard core Everglades Challenge paddler. There have been home built craft of many kinds mostly oar and sail in the EC.
    Ben,

    that's true about home built boats being part of the Everglades Challenge--certainly Graham Byrnes and his designs have broken just about every record there is in that race, then there's Matt Layden, a Welsford Scamp or two, a Welsford Walkabout, a Ross Lillistone Phoenix III (don't ask me how I know!), a CLC Noreaster Dory, an 8' pram, a Michalak Laguna, Lugnut in his Michalak boat (forgot the design), even an "expedition" Puddle Duck Racer--lots of strip and plywood kayaks as well.

    Still, the years that I was there, the home-built wooden boats made up a very small percentage of the fleet when mixed in with the Kruger canoes, Hobies, and factory-built sailboats (e.g. Sea Pearls seem to be popular). I really did get a very different vibe from the EC participants than I get at the various wooden boat museums and festivals.

    None of that, by the way, is meant to be disparaging--just my own observations. My own approach has evolved more toward cruising in small groups or solo, but I suppose someday I'll return to the EC for my gator tooth.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by SBrookman View Post
    Amazing shots Barry, you do have an eye! Thanks for posting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skegemog View Post
    Luminous images, really fine, thanks Barry!
    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Great shots. Those boats somehow look better in the photos than they did from the docks -- and they weren't shabby there, either!

    Thanks, Barry. I'll echo these thoughts, fantastic photos.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Thanks Barry, I always look forward to the photo-show after the festival. Saturday was a great day for picture-taking. A little shaky in my 8 foot tender though...

    Here's an Eastern Shore stick-up.







    A Ness yawl raising sail.

    And again out in the race.


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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    That Coquina was in the perfect spot Saturday morning. Some of mine might repeat what we've seen already.









    With coquinas in mind, Jim offered a nice view of his plank lines here.






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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Woxbox's prohibition stripper. Nice job on a custom design. I know a few people who were looking at this as their people's choice award.



    A very salty scow schooner. It's a scaled down version of what can be found in American Small Sailing Craft.



    The draketail that is also for sale through the CBMM.






    And a couple of 18 footers by Lowndes Johnson. These were quite quick on the water.




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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Thanks for the comments, guys.

    Really nice, Andy. And nice for people to see someone else saw the same thing, that we're not just making this stuff up. It really did look like that. ;-)

    I never got close to Jim's boat on the water. He's too fast and I'm to slow to keep up. Great to see it in action.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    These shots are exquisite Andy, the light and composition are perfect, you and Barry should get together and put out a calendar- Ben Mendlowitz has got nothing on you guys! Also, it looks like I need to touch up my bottom paint....
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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Thanks Jim.

    You sail that coquina quite well. I've always imagined that they take a level of coordination above the standard rig and tiller arrangement, and I'm impressed.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Thanks Andy, she is a little quirky but I feel like I'm getting the hang of it. Loved seeing your tender on the water!

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Hey Jim,
    I think this is the first time I've seen a close-up of your Coquina. Nice Job!
    The mizzen sheet arrangement looks familiar...

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    Hey Jim,
    I think this is the first time I've seen a close-up of your Coquina. Nice Job!
    The mizzen sheet arrangement looks familiar...

    Cheers,
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    Thanks Rob! got a chance to actually use my tyvek boom tent for the first time cruising around on the days leading up to the MASCF, thought I was so clever with my collapsible wishbone boom crutch and then saw a shot of SLIPPER with one very similar on here somewhere....we must be on the same wavelength!

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Skegemog View Post
    These shots are exquisite Andy, the light and composition are perfect, you Barry should get together and put out a calender- Ben Mendlowitz has got nothing on you guys! Also, it looks like I need to touch up my bottom paint....
    And I need to learn how to furl the sails on Mark's Coquina better! Having a boat that's camera bait is quite a responsibility. ��

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