Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Boat Building News

National Safe Boating Week May 19 -25

New life for old timber
ABC Online
By Felicity Oglivie But a father and son from Hobart are using timber that has been salvaged from a leaky wooden pipeline to build boats. The wood is King Billy Pine, a timber considered even more rare than Huon Pine. The King Billy Pine was used in

  Lakeshore update
Herald Times Reporter
MANITOWOC — The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is looking for teams to compete in its "Bow to Stern Build-a-Boat Challenge" on June 30. The boat-building challenge is part of two days of family-friendly activities during the museum's annual River ...

 Fleet of 'gandelows' race in Shannon competition
Irish Times
As the river Shannon hosted its first “gandelow” regatta in 65 years, a legendary north American craftsman has said that there is no better “education for life” than learning how to build wooden boats. Master shipwright Lance Lee, who has trained young ...

 Boat Show Sri Lanka 2012
Daily Mirror
The Annual Boating Conference is to be held on the 19 th of May together with the Boat Show. The conference will be attended by three world renowned Boating and Marina experts who have contributed and been chief architects of building Marinas ...

Super Saturday to benefit Maritime & Classic Boat Museum coming this August
Rocking the Boat is a program that focuses on youth development through wooden boatbuilding and on-water education. The Maritime & Classic Boat Museum is working in collaboration with other area nonprofit organizations that serve young people

  Hydroplane innovator, owner Fred Leland dies
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
He also enjoyed building boats, and the creativity is what he liked most. “I like the racing aspect of things and building the boats,” he said. “You do have to make everything yourself. But I've always had the desire to race.

Boating Industry Association of NSW awarded funding for Water Safety Programs
Boating Industry
BIA of NSW was awarded $194300 to deliver the Boat Smart Safe Boating Program to more schools in NSW. BIA's General Manager Roy Privett said “BIA and its members will work with the Marine Teachers Association of NSW and NSW Roads and Maritime Services  

 Outdoors: Industry report indicates sales, boating participation on the rise
Boating sales in the United States are up for the first time since 2006, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced last week. From left, Bob Baker, Sr., with his grandsons Wyatt and Jaret Baker, motor to a fishing spot during the .

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