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okoumefest, mill creek, broken sail, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat 

 Safety Paddlers from the Chesapeake Paddler's Association graciously assisted us by setting up a perimeter for OkoumeFest. As you can see, it was blowing out there...

This gentleman courageously rigged his Mill Creek 16.5 for sail...unfortunately we missed the shot of him screaming downward under jib only. 
 
okoumefest, shearwater, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
 
okoumefest, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 Our Shearwaters were in the water all weekend...everybody had to take one for a spin. One of the many great custom finishes we saw over the weekend. 
 
okoumefest, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
 
okoumefest, paddling seminar, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
 Plenty of sunshine and kayaks.
 Kurt Maurer led an informative paddling seminar on Saturday afternoon.
 
okoumefest, arctic hawk, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
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 Always popular, the Arctic Hawk.
A John's Sharpie made an appearance. Unfortunately, the conditions kept her on the trailer.
 
okoumefest, shearwater, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
okoumefest, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 Kurt and a paddler in our Shearwater 17 handle some chop.
Joey Schott won "Best in Show" for a kayak of his design with remarkable deck inlays and finish work.
 
okoumefest, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
 
okoumefest, annapolis wherry, rowboat, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 Pamela Claggett swept the "Best Outfitted" with her tricked-out, carbon-sheathed Chesapeake 17.
 The Annapolis Wherry was right at home in Saturday's conditions.
 
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okoumefest, skerry, sailboat, chesapeake, wooden boat
 Our Skerry went for a sail on Sunday morning.
This Skerry, built in class here in May, hit the water for the first time on Saturday.
 
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okoumefest, kayak roll, arctic hawk, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 For many, OkoumeFest was a first chance to get a feel of our boats. Kurt plays in the Arctic Hawk.
 
okoumefest, shearwater, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 
 
okoumefest, wooden kayak, chesapeake, wooden boat
 Kurt plays in the Shearwater 17.
Kurt (foreground) waves goodbye to OkoumeFest 2006. Thanks Kurt.
  
  

 



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