|Life Matters event at GDHS|
|here is Scott at MSC teaching rowing||or waving|
In June the Life Matters Event at the high school.
Our booth was the biggest hit of the show as kids often tried hands-on creation for the first time.
|firing up an old outboard|
|many hands sanding a skiff|
|Life Matters a huge hit!|
|making lots of shavings carving paddles|
The sea flea team begins a new "beta" version of our won Mini-Hopper sea flea which represents a transition in design to allow building it in 2 days with Sika-Flex and boat nails.
|Hmm, something still missing|
|new building jig and a couple of eagle eyes|
Meanwhile in the shop..
|Rory doing fine adjustments|
|new volunteer Matt gets the Shepherd under way|
Spring arrives and so does some boating on Puslinch Lake. Unfortunately we don't immediately realize this shallow lake is lower than usual as a result of the drought. Oops, 2 props later.
|a little knotty training|
|Shepherd looks lovely|
|Jr skippers at work - very focused!|
|even tried out the MinnKota electric|
progress on Lightning, Shepherd, skiff and Mini-Hopper II in the boatshop.
|Matt has transom on the Shepherd & skiff being sanded out|
|Sean working on Lightning rigging|
|Bruce sorting out the details|
Volunteers favorite event is the annual Picton Raid courtesy of member Grant Reynolds, lots of great eating and some great boating as well...
|boats in the water in Picton Harbour|
|and now at Grant's cottage|
|an idyllic scene for sure|
|George fiddles with carb|
|good friends, good food and good boats.|
Next K&C attends the Classics Against Cancer Car Show in Cedarvale Park, Georgetown held every Father's Day. The turnout and weather were great and we had a great time as usual.
|Bruce even set up the Lightning|
|couldn't tear these two away...|
|display looked really fine in the sun|
|George's van never more appropriate|
Mini-Hopper gets it's "spinal frame", a lovely old Grew dinghy arrives and the Lightning is ready for action - pretty much.
|1940's Grew gaffer|
|Bernie and Bruce engineering.|
|new arrival and lovingly restored Lightning, Mini-Hopper I behind.|
|showing our stuff and sharing our passion|
Boats 4 Folks Event in the boatshop and another skiff is launched by the 4 kids who built her in two days! Check out the attitudes!
|smiles and cheers from the crew who built the unpainted boat in the foreground!|
back at Puslinch for more testing and youth boating experience...
|Richardson and TNT out for runs|
|the fleet ready to rock and roll|
|Mini-Hopper goes but not quite right yet.|
|very fine trailer too|
|proud volunteers Matt and Scott|
Boats 4 Folks kids go sailing a week or so after the boatbuild...
|ready to launch the Lightning "Bolt"|
|everyone shipshape and having fun|
Next volunteer outing is the ACBS 100 Mile Cruise re-enactment in Muskoka. Two steamships participate, the Segwun and the Wenonah II. Many ACBS members in their antique bpats joined the parade from Gravenhurst to the top of Lake Joe. We joined along with our 17' Shepherd
|locking through in Port Carling|
|what a picture, the big and small steamboats whistling!|
|Ray and JJ crew our cruise in Lake Joe|
|Roni demonstrates spokeshave|
|shavings fly outside all day|
|Jason oversees two operations|
|filling and fairing the last skiff|
|fairing the frame of the Mini-Hopper|
|installing a carburetor|
And now we are getting ready for TIBS, Toronto Boat Show, Jan 20 through 29. Please join us including putting volunteer time in on our booth no, 1005 in the South Foyer - next to ACBS.
Before then there is work to do in the shop! Join us there on Saturdays from 9 AM on.
Also check out our new web site currently under construction kidsandclassics.com