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By gerald
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Ok...the 2009 Boat Builder Roundup is in the books and was a great success. Next year we'll have even more time to prepare and plan. I want to move the Roundup around each year to allow more people easier access to this great gathering. Right now I'm leaning toward some place in east or southeast Texas for 2010. I will leave this thread up for awhile. Later on I'll start a new one for next year's Roundup.
Thanks to everybody.





Since we now have a Boat Builder Forum I'm adding this post. The Boat Builder Roundup will be at Inks Lake on, Saturday, May 16. The actual gathering of boats, builders, owners, and interested people will be from 10:00am until 12:00 noon at the day use area. Many people will be spending the entire weekend, but during those two hours you should be able to get a close up look at some of the boats and, certainly in my case, try some out. This will be a new gathering that I'm seriously considering make an annual event--especially since we now have this great new forum.

The original link started on the freshwater forum:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=115253

Come out, have some fun, get a look and a feel. This will be a very informal gathering this year...probably totally disorganized...
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Ok! Just got word on the freshwater board that a couple of skerrys (skerries?) will be making it to the Roundup. One of them showed up at the Inks Lake Texas Kayak Builder's Bash back when we had it there. Great looking boat. You guys are in for a treat.
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I would have to deem the first event a success, a soggy success, but a success all the same. To those I got a chance to meet and visit with, it was great to finally meet you, to those that I missed, sorry but I had limited time to be there. Hopefully I'll get to meet the rest next time. There was a varied and wide selection of boats to be seen, and paddled during the breaks in the storm. I thought I had pics of all the boats that were there but after downloading them remembered, I took pics of all that were on the bank, put the camera up and went paddling myself. Then got to talking and forgot to take pictures of the ones I missed. Still kicking myself for that mistake, but I'm sure in the next few days somebody will post the rest.

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I personally want to thank the organizers and everybody who showed up. We have some definite craftsmen on this site and I left the event with a lot of ideas

One other thing I wish I had gotten pictures of was Pogo's paddles. I couldn't get over how light they were. Pogo when you read this if possible please post up or send me some info or link on how to build one. Seems like it would be nothing to adapt it to a double blade and man that thing was light.

anyway, to all, thanks again
kevin
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Unfortunately I am to distant to make it. However the photo gallery makes up for much.

Can somebody please identify for me the design of the first photo in zeke's post above? I'm looking to build something similar this year. Is it a Sabalo or Wadefish or another design?

Norm
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CoolfinIE wrote:Unfortunately I am to distant to make it. However the photo gallery makes up for much.

Can somebody please identify for me the design of the first photo in zeke's post above? I'm looking to build something similar this year. Is it a Sabalo or Wadefish or another design?

Norm


here is a link to his build along for that boat. I believe he stated it was a Wadefish

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=113987&start=0
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CoolfinIE wrote:Unfortunately I am to distant to make it. However the photo gallery makes up for much.

Can somebody please identify for me the design of the first photo in zeke's post above? I'm looking to build something similar this year. Is it a Sabalo or Wadefish or another design?

Norm

:D There's also an additional recent thread, maybe 8-10 lines below this one, entitled "Wadefish Maiden Voyage" that gives you an idea of what it looks like n the water and the owner/builder's initial paddling thoughts. Sounds like a winner to me!! Enjoy!
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Pogo here is mine:

I had a great time amongst good people and am looking forward to next year. Thank You for putting this on Gerald. There is some great scenery in that park.

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The morning started off nice but sone the weather detoriated. As we gathered the rain soon started and put us all back in our vehicles.

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HirschHunter riding the strom out.

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The rain finally settled down and everyone started gathering to meet and look all the boats over.

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The weather did little to dampen everyone's spirits. Even though it was the first time for alot of us to meet face to face, it seemed as if this was a gathering of old friends. Seashell paddled her new boat and seemed to take right to it.

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She also showed her Dad (Strider) how to paddle with a little race. (Sorry but I had to post this Kim) :D

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It was nice to be able to a face with some names. ( if I screw any names up. I am Sorry)

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L to R: Gerald, Pogo, Hirschhunter, rodloos, hannah

Pogo's new and nice canoe.

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One of Geralds very nice creations

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Another of gerald's great boats

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And Seashells new Pirogue.

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My tub

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I had eagerly been anticipateing Strider's cooking skills all day, so when it was time to head over to Gerald's campsite I went with great enthusiasim. Sorry but I did not get a picture of the meal, but I was too busy eating it. After enjoying a great meal we all settled in around the fire to enjoy some conversation about building,paddling fishing and camping.

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(L to R) Strider, Gerald, Pogo, Turner, Rodloos

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You can take fisherman to a boat show, but you can't keep'em from fishing. Turner and Stider with a couple of nice Sunfish.

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Seashell and Hannah seemed to hit it off pretty well and were gone exploring most of the time but keet us entertained while around. Those S'Mores can real messy.

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All too soon it was time for everyone to start heading for their own camps a little shut eye. Seashell called this morning with a invite for breakfast Tacos. Here is Strider working his majic with Breakfast.

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After a long Breakfast it was time to break camps and head for home. Hannah's boat (soon to be replaced with a wooden craft), Seashell's new boat and my old tub loaded for the ride South.

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Again I had an extremely good time, despite the weather and I am eagerly looking forward to the next TKFBBR. Thanks again Gerald for sponsoring this event and this forum.

One more thing. Gerlad and I figured out what I am going to build for my daughter. Stay tuned.........
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