Andrea Lea 21 Dec 05 11:29
Having packed my husband Phil up many times to send him off to his now infamous messabouts, I will be including myself among his bags for any future trips! Hosting the Arkansas Messabout was wonderful- great people, boats and ambience!
Gavin Atkin 21 Dec 05 04:54
It's good to see Larry looking happy and full of life in his new boat!
There are some nicely made boats in this collection.
Joe Tribulato 21 Dec 05 02:14
The news story on Paul Paine is misleading about the origin of the word messabout. I believe I was the first to use it for a boat meet. That was on April 29, 1990 at Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles. You can find my report in MAIB. The Cedar Key Boat Meet was my inspiration for the first messabout by that name. I am pleased that it continues to be used by hands on boat folks.
Max 20 Dec 05 19:45
"...What's the difference between a planked and a strip planked canoe? The photo doesn't give much detail..."
Planked with wide planks rather than
Traditionally, these planked canoes where
then covered with canvas but now most
are glassed. This one was finished "bright."
steve fisher 20 Dec 05 19:06
What's the difference between a planked and a strip planked canoe? The photo doesn't give much detail/
Larry Pullon 20 Dec 05 07:28
Like Max said - this is an excellent location, nice beach, big lake - and Phil is a really great host. Y'all come on out next year!
Ron Bennett 20 Dec 05 05:41
Those are some really nicely finished Bolger boats, I'd like to see more shots of those! I like the bright work on the June Bug and Gypsy and the canoe gunnel on the Gypsy, beautiful work!