Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

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Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by AtTheBrink » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm

Hey Y'all! I was very pleased to learn that I won Best in Show for the motor division at the Wooden Boat Show in Port Aransas, TX this weekend! The boat is an FS18, +10% in width. It's a nice boat but I didn't figure on winning! Thanks to Jacques for the help and the design and to everyone on this forum that helped out during the build process.
The trophy is a nice, etched mug that is currently chilled and full of my favorite beer.

Thanks!


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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by terrulian » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:48 pm

Photos!!
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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by jacquesmm » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:59 pm

Good news and thank you for bringing your boat to the show. Two years ago, we almost made best in show. Richard and I were judges and I didn't vote for any of my designs despite the fact that they were the best.
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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by TomW1 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Congratulations your boat deserves it. Any of Jacques designs are top of the notch and well designed and can last for decades if well maintained. There is a C19 out that was the first built in the mid 1990's still going strong, That is 20+ years. CL GF16 is still going strong from the early 2000's. And many different boats in between.
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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 pm

Congratulations Mike!
"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:15 pm

Pictures are only fair
My boat build is here -------->

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62495

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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by BB Sig » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:54 pm

8) Congratulations! The design is beautiful but it takes a master builder to win an award! :wink:

Enough stalling, where's the pictures?! :lol:

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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by BB Sig » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:15 pm

http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage ... play_media

Link to his gallery until he shares his latest photos ... :roll:

Edited: it worked last night in preview...
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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 pm

Bbsig the link won't work.

Tease!
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Re: Best in Show at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Show!

Post by AtTheBrink » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:12 pm

I didn't take many pictures. Sorry guys. I'll post what I can once I figure out how to post them. It's been awhile since I've been on the forum. Forgive me.
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