Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

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Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Mad Dog » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:14 pm

A visitor to our Texas Boat Builders meet last July was Chuck Leinweber of Duckworks Magazine. We had a real nice visit. Chuck is definitely infected with BBV (he can't remember all the boats he has built). Anyway, Chuck invited us to the first annual Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival. http://www.portaransasplywoodenboatfestival.org/

Sounds like a great opportunity to connect with other builders. The icing on this cake is that Jacques himself will be there! 8) :D

Chuck and Jacques are hoping some (actually a bunch) of the Bateau builders will show up with their projects. I'm putting it on my calendar even though I don't qualify as a builder. :oops: It sounds like a fun event and I would love to visit with Jacques again.

Email me if you have any questions. I'll relay them to Chuck or have him get back to you directly.

Hope to see a good turn out.
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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:22 pm

I second that. It will be an opportunity to meet other amateur boat builders.
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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Boater45 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:03 pm

I'll bring my OB-17 down, get some early fall fishing in.
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OB17 - Will White, Broken Arrow, OK

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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Mad Dog » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:00 am

I have heard from two builders so far. That's a good start! According to information on the link above anyone who brings their boat for display, finished or not, registration is free, you get a T-shirt and dinner with all the designers on Saturday. 8)

Contact me if you any questions!

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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Boater45 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:25 am

I just made reservations from the 16th to 19th. 8)

I'm looking forward to seeing all the boats and getting a little fishing in :wink:
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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Fishwater » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:41 pm

I might be able to swing this. Should be splashing the boat by then.
If I make and the family doesn't tag along, I'll have plenty of room at the house. Keep y'all posted.

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Post by jacquesmm » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:25 pm

Made reservations from 10/16 to 10/20.
Anybody who brings a bateau boat, please contact me. We should have a bateau dinner together.
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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Dougster » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:47 pm

I made reservations for the weekend and plan to bring my LB22. Looking forward to meeting up with folks and dinner sound good.

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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:39 pm

If you bring a boat to Port Aransas, please follow this link:
http://www.portaransasplywoodenboatfest ... boats.html
and register.
It is free plus get other freebies like a tee-shirt and dinner with the designers.

I would love to see a couple of our boats on that web page.
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Re: Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival

Post by Mad Dog » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:17 pm

I will be there but I don't have a boat to bring. :(

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