Wooden Boat Show- Sept 26th 2015

The Southport Wooden Boat Show was coming to a conclusion when I left our Gemini sailing catamaran Yacht A Fun.   Make it I did, though. discussion

The boats were parked at the area close to the old wharf having restaurants including The Provisioning Company and Fishy Fishy. By the time I arrived, close-in parking wasn’t too hard to find.

A work in progress

A work in progress

The boats were of a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

blue hull

two

Wood deck

Wood deck

 

Wooden seat

Wooden seat

Deck Art

Deck Art

 

My favorite was the 22 feet long, 8 feet beam “Mrs. Kay. It was built by Bill McLean from a design by Simmons Sea Skiff. Bill produced the boat from a copy of plans he purchased for $50 which had been donated as a fund raiser for a local museum. It took two years to complete.

Bill McLean's Simmons Sea Skiff

Bill McLean’s Simmons Sea Skiff

He made a number of personal upgrades to the original design, including the manner of seat base construction and the wind shield design.

Custom work on historic base of plans

Custom work on historic base of plans

After touring the boat show I was able to catch an image of one of the commercial vessels leaving the Cape Fear.

Commercial ship heading to the inlet; other boat to the ICW south

Commercial ship heading to the inlet; other boat to the ICW south

Southport provides a variety of such interesting things to do.

Alex RookerWooden Boat Show- Sept 26th 2015

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