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Thread: Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

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    Default Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

    Hi folks,

    I'll be attending a wedding on July 5 in Wiscasset and then have the 6-8th to do as I please before heading back to Alaska. I realize this is a big weekend and most of you will be out enjoying yourselves (have fun!).

    However if anyone has a spare half hour to show me their small boat, I'd love to see as many in the flesh as possible while I'm in Maine. We have a lot of boats in Alaska, but they're mostly big and metal and aren't really my thing. I'd like to see small sail boats. If you have a:

    -SCAMP, Navigator, or any other Welsford-designed boat
    -Ilur or other Vivier-designed boat
    -Caledonia Yawl or other Oughtred-designed boat
    -Joel White, Eric Hvalsoe, Paul Gartside, Don Kurylko-designed boat
    -No Mans Land boat
    -Cruiser under 22 ft, wood or otherwise
    -unique or interesting small sailer
    then I'd love to see your boat!

    Like I said, I realize this is a big ask, especially on this particular weekend, but hey maybe some of you are free? I'll probably be cruising around the area from Camden to Portland, but can go further afield, too. PM me if you don't want to respond out loud.

    Thanks!

    Cole

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    Worse comes to worse, you can check out Maine Maritime Museum where there is a nice collection of historic small boats. Too bad you aren't here the 3rd where we have a small scale boat meet up at the Wilson museum near Castine.
    Ben Fuller
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    Thanks for the tip Ben.

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    If you run out of small boats to visit, The shipyard at Boothbay Harbor https://www.bristolmarine.com/locations/booth-bay/ has just finished restoring the exterior on the 1894 Gloucester fishing schooner Ernestina-Morrissey http://www.ernestina.org/ They have another year to go on the interior.
    It is over 100 ft on deck and probably will have about 200 tons of wood. If you go on Monday and ask, you should be able to get a good look at her.
    Fred

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    Thanks Fred

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    While it's inappropriate to board without permission, I often walk marinas and boatyards.
    I'd show you all my boats, but I'm not in Maine.

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    If you decide to go to the Maritime museum you'll be passing minutes away from seeing this,

    https://mfship.org/

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    If you decide to stretch up the coast, Penobscot Marine Museum has another collection of small boats, heavy in the peapod and canoe areas. It is about 1.5 hours from Wiscasset and you can pass through Rockland and Camden home to the Maine Windjammer fleet, usually in on the weekend. Brooklin, home of WoodenBoat is another 80 miles beyond Searsport.
    Ben Fuller
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    Thanks Woodpile and Ben.

    Yes, I crewed for a season on Angelique back in the day (c. 2002?), looking forward to seeing her again as well as the rest of the (local) fleet.

    Anyone out there know of a SCAMP in the region? I'd love to get my eyes on one if possible. Don't recall seeing one on the forum in Maine, but I'm sure there's got to be one out there somewhere.

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    I think I’ll be around for those dates. Or I might be up in Brooklin. If I’m here I can show you some projects. Aside from Talisman, our 24’ Ostkust, we’ve got an Oughtred Elf, an Oughtred Humblebee, a Joel White Nutshell Pram, a 3/4 finished Clint Chase Deer Isle Koster and a Harry Bryan pedal powered fin driven decked canoe. Oh, and a 1946 hot molded mahogany Luders canoe. Not to mention the fiberglass and plastic kayaks. Geesus, we need a bigger property.

    I also know know where all the best brewery tasting rooms are.

    Keep in touch.

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    Hi Cole,
    I have a SCAMP in Brunswick. You'd be welcome to drop by and look it over.

    Rob

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    Steven,

    Whoa, that's a lot of the boats I wanted to see! I'll be in touch, thanks.

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    Thanks Rob! I'll be in touch.

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    Later than 02, cole, sent you a pm

    Mike

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    Default Re: Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

    Should mention that Brooklin is an 80-mile round trip beyond Searsport. Belfast to Brooklin is about a 1-hour drive. Searsport to Brooklin, maybe 50 minutes.

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    Black bear I think we spoke on phone?
    My customer building an Ilur (nearly done) in neighboring Falmouth Maine would be happy to show you his work.
    Clinton B. Chase
    Portland, Maine

    http://tinyurl.com/myboats

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    Joel White 23 foot sloop (Lala design) 45 minutes north of Portland. PM if you'd like to have a look.

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    I'll be putting the finishing touches on a 21' Tolman center console around then. You're welcome to stop by the shop for a tour. I'm in Buxton, about 15 west of Portland.

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    Thanks for the invites, folks! Clint, that was indeed me on the phone the other day.

    Cole

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    Default Re: Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim shula View Post
    I'll be putting the finishing touches on a 21' Tolman center console around then. You're welcome to stop by the shop for a tour. I'm in Buxton, about 15 west of Portland.
    Jim does a great job with these Tolmans.
    Clinton B. Chase
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    There is the Apprenticeshop in Rockland no idea what they have in their fleet of boats these days though.

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