Thread: Classic and Wooden Boat Festival
19th Oct 2010, 10:30 AM #1
Classic and Wooden Boat Festival
Did anybody else go to the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival at Darling Harbour on the weekend?
I was there all day Saturday and had a great time Lots of gorgeous floating timber including a whole dock of Halvorsens.
I was hoping someone went along on the Sunday and could tell me the results of the rough and ready boat building competition. 5 teams had 2 hrs to build a boat using stitch and glue on Saturday then had to race them across the harbour on Sunday when the glue had, hopefully, set. I had to leave Sydney early on Sunday and missed the race.
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19th Oct 2010, 09:34 PM #2
the quick & dirty boat building comp results were as follows
First to Team Sydney Heritage fleet with the clinker ply canoe, Second to Team timber ANMM with the Viking style canoe(Raced with horned sculptures to bow & stern), Third to Sponsors team, fourth to Team Soren Larson with the box outrigger, Fifth & only DNFloat) to Team Steel ANMM with the diamond shaped canoe.
Glad you enjoyed it, all the best from Jeff & the glue set fine !
20th Oct 2010, 12:40 PM #3
20th Oct 2010, 09:26 PM #4
Yes, Team Timber ANMM, regards from Jeff.
21st Oct 2010, 12:20 AM #5
No pics, didn't happen !!
21st Oct 2010, 08:16 AM #6
There ya go
First couple are construction phase. Next 5 are the finished products with Jeff's effort being the last one. Last pic is some of the Halvorsen fleet that was on display.
I doubt that Jeff would have any pics of the race as I pressume he was busy paddlin' for all he's worth
21st Oct 2010, 09:21 AM #7
These are post race, your right we where busy paddling, none of the race as wife & kids were trying to get in & just missed it!
21st Oct 2010, 11:02 AM #8
done the Goolwa Rough'n'Ready a couple of times.
Lots of fun - 2hrs, 2 people, 2 sheets of ply, hand tools only.
Although more recent events have permitted battery drills.
Used Sikaflex here.
Looks like these used epoxy, yes?
the lapstrake one looks interesting. would be very time-consuming marking the
panels out reasonably accurately. Hard to cut curves with a handsaw too,
or were power saws permitted?
21st Oct 2010, 11:55 AM #9
22nd Oct 2010, 01:55 AM #10
on the bus that morning....
his name wasn't something like Oughtred, Riccelli, Payne or Fisher was it ?
We did an approximation of Bolger's Teal both times at Goolwa.
First time we won comfortably. All other competitors having sunk or had trouble
with the turn around the buoy 100M offshore.
Second time, we overtook the winners on the turn, but lost the sprint home to
the longer boat with a -much- stronger, fitter crew.
22nd Oct 2010, 10:12 AM #11
Three of the teams had battery circ saws. Jeff, only your team and the sponsor's team stuck to the hand tools. (battery drills are a hand tool )
At one point team steel ANMM produced some large 3/4" ply panels to use as bracing. The adjudicator quickly pulled them up for illegal substitution of materials but a packet of Tim Tams was produced and all was forgotten. From the results it didn't help them though
22nd Oct 2010, 05:04 PM #12
& yeah it is heaps of fun! Dunno whats held me back from competing before, had a great day & paddled our guts out- could barely hold my mallet in the caulking comp!
22nd Oct 2010, 05:09 PM #13
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