Official website Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival 6 - 8 April 2018
in Port Aransas, Texas
Note the slight change in the name of the event welcoming boats built with solid wood.
This year the boat Fest was 6-8 April 2018
The damage done by Hurricane Harvey to Port Aransas, Texas on 25 August 2017
is taking a long time to fix - by April 2018 the town was ready to host the event.
The Festival was in Roberts Park - as it was in previous years it is
adjacent to the Port Aransas yacht basin / harbor
and just east of the Port Aransas Ferry docks on the North end of the Port Aransas, on Mustang Island, Texas
This event was created by Duckworks and the Farley Boat Works (part of the Port Aransas Museum)
The Texas chapter of the TSCA Traditional Small Craft Association was also involved
Kodys Restaurant and Bar 2034 State Hwy 361, Port Aransas, Texas - (361) 749-TACO (8226)
Giggitys Restaurant 722 Tarpon St. Port Aransas, TX, 78373 - (361)749-3663 (FOOD)
Shortys restaurant 823 Tarpon Street, Port Aransas, Texas 78373 - (361)749-8224
Saturday events offically started at 9:00 AM. By 9:15 AM there was a breath of North wind, by 9:30 there was a lot of wind
with gusts in excess of 30 mph and the tempreture dropped, eventually to the mid 50 degree (F.) range. Luckily there was no real rain.
Sunday morning the wind had moderated but the tempreture at beginning of day was colder,
perhaps 50 degrees F. The epoxy at the Family boat building was very slow to begin setting up.
By Noon one could think of removing one's jacket.
This was the year of the no sweat and hang on to your hat Wooden Boat Festival.
Roberts Park - Festival Site
Pogo a Winard Sabot hull, daggerboard slot removed replaced with Bolger style leeboard, Optimist style sprit sail rig.
One of the two oldest boats at the fest this year, made in 1970. Yes, plywood boats can last.
poling skiff unfinished
061 - 061
Scow Schooner - This is half the size of the Scow Schooner Lydia Ann which is being made at Farley Boatworks
This smaller version is other boat at the festival which was built in 1970
Solo Skiff - Jacques Merton design
Summer Breeze - M. Beebe design - The design won a Duckworks design contest.
dory Trixie Bea - made by Scott Foss in Washington State
Quick Canoe Electric - Michael Storer design
Westport Sharpie - 15ft - ketch rig
Alden Teel A 5ft long model - 1/4 scale of a 21ft cabin sloop - C. Ring builder
Fletha a Pinguino_145 kayak - John Lockwood design
Mimi a flat bottom skiff - Marek, Molina, Farley design
La Tempestad a Hartley 18
Pluma_Blanca a Tom Hill design - L. Turner constructed
looking for the photo - 082
Pygmy Artic Tern (varnished wood)
Brizo a CLC NE Dory 17 ft
polling skiff white
Polling skiff green
Patdmic flat bottom skiff - 18 ft
Kbaby 16 ft flat bottom skiff - Farley type
Lapstrake hull Arch Davis_design 12 ft
Nutshell pram - Joel White design - 10 ft
Port Aransas Skiff - Nieto Bubba Molina designer - 18 ft
Shanty Girl Shanteuse design by Jim Michalak
AF3 designed by Jim Michalak
Port Aransas Skiff
Mini Mouse Boat - Gavin Atkin design
Childs cradle in boat form - following the design of an antique lifeboat
Hello Kitty a Featherwind design by Phil Bolger
Mini Mouse Boats - 098 - 099 - 186
skin on frame Kayak - Tom Yost design
Rowing Skiff - Farley - probably Payson design - 12 ft
Rowing Skiff - Payson design - 12 ft
Fishermans Skiff - Payson design - 12 ft
Saboteer - Glen-L design 10 ft
Rampant Goose - Zepher design by Phil Bolger - 20 ft
P_Boat Pirout canoe - 16 ft
Tolman Alaskan skiff - 25 ft
Pulling Boat - Indie - L. Francis Herreshoff design
electric_quick_canoe Whoopsie Daisy
Originally built at a previous Festival in the Family Build.
Pirogue BayeuTech 17
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The 2016 Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival - page 2 - Family Boatbuilding - Dave Gentry skin-on-frame - CLC boats
update - 11 April 2018 - 13 April 2018 -
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Port Aransas plyWoodenBoat Fest 2014_1.htm The first plyWooden Boat Festival 2014 Page 1
The 2015 Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival - The Second festival
The 2016 Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival - The Third festival
As noted there was no 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Aransas due to Hurricane Harvey.
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