: Winning like Charlie Sheen

07-06-11, 04:28 AM
I competed in the Quick and Daring competition again this year on July 4th at the Wooden Boat Festival in Seattle. My gf and I won last year, and she and her sister won the year before. Here's how it works: 24 hours to build a cellulose-based boat (wood or canvas pretty much) and race it on Lake Union. We built our 12' canvas-covered boat in 3 hours, 17 minutes (fastest build time) and won the overall competition, and we also swept the people's choice award. There were 6 competitors, (including an 'engineer', we beat him last year too. kind of our nemesis. they over-complicate things.) including 2 catamarans of wood, a wood canoe, and 2 canvas boats. There are 3 legs to the race, paddling, sailing, and freestyle. We are already planning for next year. :thumbsup: Pics to come.

07-06-11, 11:32 AM

Sounds cool!

07-06-11, 02:21 PM
Poast picks

07-06-11, 02:24 PM
Working on it! Lol.

07-06-11, 02:59 PM
Pictures!! If you couldn't guess, the blonde is my girlfriend, Corrie, and the older guy with the beard is her Dad, Bob. I had to get a picture of my beautiful Caddy in the city, too. Parked just under Pike Place Market. :D

07-06-11, 03:03 PM
Secondary win: The whole trip, two trips over a mountain pass and 3 whole days driving around downtown Seattle, one tank of gas and an average of 24mpg. WIN

07-06-11, 08:30 PM
Awesome! I went boating over the weekend as well, but not in a hand built boat.

On a side note, I saw one of these out there, and marveled at it's beauty.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mfDlmNIVDDU/S92hriTTkiI/AAAAAAAAAHM/IJuVTZuwC00/s1600/California_Classic_Boats_-_1940_Chris_Craft_27ft_Racing_Runabout_a_detail.jp g
Gotta love the classic Chris-Crafts!

07-06-11, 09:04 PM
That Deville is pretty winning. For a Deville anyway :lol: