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Old 02-02-2015, 17:27   #1
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Hobart's Wooden Boat Festival

Starts 6th February 2015 with over 300 traditional wooden vessels on display. weather is shaping up to be perfect.

Join us, Jack and Jude, at the Boat Books stand, Princes Wharf every day of the Festival between 1:00 and 1:30 for a natter or to have us sign one of our four books.

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Old 02-02-2015, 19:10   #2
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Re: HOBART'S WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

We're here, working in the crew on Thursday, Friday and Monday with docking/undocking 350 boats in the space normally occupied by about 100. Should be fun! Might learn some new words, too...

But we'll try to get by your booth and say g'day.

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Re: HOBART'S WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Today, Jim and I saw Saraband from Geelong on the hard at DSS. Wow, what a fair hull! I suspect she's here for WBF.

I wonder if the steam outboard dinghy will be here again?

Boy, there's gonna be a lot of eye candy there!

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Re: HOBART'S WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Had the pleasure of being present for the festival a few years ago, what a wonderful experience. Too many to see all of them beautiful wooden boats and plenty of other attractions too. I hope to visit again one day.
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Capt. 58, what a lovely thing to say. I hope you can come again, too. It can really be overload on so many beautiful, pridefully maintained boats. One of the special ones last time was a MOBO (Oh horror! ;-) ) What my Mom would have called a speedboat, but all timber ('cept for the motor, of course), all finished bright. Beautiful!

But for me the highlight last time was the steam powered timber dinghy! So cool. It's owner/builder had made a little feeder for it, and fed it bits of cast off engineering stakes (also timber) to burn, and off it went, silent, varnished, beautiful in every detail.... How cool!

The other thing that I always love when I am down here is how lovingly maintained the fishing boats are. There's a whole large dock space devoted to them. Here are working men and women with pride in their vessels, and in showing them. I salute them!

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They were giving away a beautiful Huon pine sailing skiff, I didn't win, darn it. Oh well, I love wooden boats, we have a small wooden boat festival here every spring, but nothing on the order of what they do in Hobart. It is one of my most treasured memories of Tasmania, that and Dover. I hope to one day to introduce my Wife to the area and show her the beauty of the land and people there.
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We're here, working in the crew on Thursday, Friday and Monday with docking/undocking 350 boats in the space normally occupied by about 100. Should be fun! Might learn some new words, too...

But we'll try to get by your booth and say g'day.

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It would be great to met up, so much going on we may be ships passing in the night! I'll PM you our MOB.
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