This weekend is the Wooden Boat Festival. The business is all things wooden and boats. I started taking photos on Friday so that you would be able to see the progress of the family boat builders. These folks are building an entire boat over the weekend.
Here we are on Friday at the boat building tent. That big piece of plywood will become the hull.
This shows parts that will be used to build the boat.
This photo shows a group of experts all concentrating on one thing. Building plans you ask? No. How to get the glue opened.
Work is underway.
Here is a shot of the grounds on Friday. The weather was in the high 70’s and beautiful.
Checking in on Saturday we find the boat builders have made real progress.
There are two boats being built. The one in the background can’t be seen in this photo.
Here is another shot of the grounds on Saturday. A front moved in, and the temps are in the 50’s with a feel like in the 40’s. It is also misting rain.
Part of the festival includes a silent auction. Here are some old spikes and charts.
There is also an antique ship’s binnacle available to buy. What’s a binnacle? It houses the compass and other navigational aids and keeps them safe from wind and sea.
There are lectures on many subjects.
I like the colors on this sailboat.
Here is a sailboat with an enclosed cockpit. The important thing about the festival is that the boats are made of wood and are constructed by hobbyists.
I hope you enjoyed the wet, chilly, walk.