It's Monday April 24, 2017
Boat Show 2017 Underway | April 22, 2017
Friday afternoon Heber Guthrie and assistant had the Core Sound Skiff taking shape. Heber, downeast style, will have the boat done Sunday. It will be raffled off Sunday afternoon by the Oriental Rotary Club. Tickets ten bucks.
Looking to downsize from that hard to handle mega-yacht? Looking to upgrade from your kayak? Caught at Friday morning dawn light, this is a 26 Nordic Tug at the Oriental Boat Show. Boats on land and in the water are waiting to be admired.
Every year at the Oriental Boat Show, Down East boat builder Heber Guthrie starts and completes a boat. This year Heber is building a Core Sound Skimmer. The Skimmer is ideal for local creeks, just put a small outboard on the back and go. Heber starts Friday with a pile of juniper lumber and, except for sanding and painting, will have a finished skiif for you to win at 2:30 Sunday. Raffle tickets $10 each, available from all Oriental Rotarians now and during the show.
Today is the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons. What's that got to do with Oriental? It's Homer. For every one of us that has done something truly dumb while boating, Homer does us an honor. He owns his dumb moves. This writer has done some really $#@% stupid boating moves, and via the browser truth detector we employ, so have you Bunky. Raise a glass to Homer...
Martijn Dijkstra. World sailor. Oriental visitor. May have girl in more than one port. Somehow, Martijn seems to get away with things that most us can’t. How? He owns it. TownDock discusses this with Martijn…
Word is that a boat show is coming…
The Oriental Boat Show includes a Wood Boat Exposition. Those old wood boats often have nice shiny bits.
Instructor Will Flannery and class heeling just a bit. You learn to sail in week in the course from Oriental's School Of Sailing. (Will Flannery photo.)
What happens when a sailboat breaks down moments before the race? An on the water Sailing Pit Stop. See Jim Edwards and Zoey Zaleta help out UNCW sailors at the recent Sailpack Regatta.
There are (at least) two Skips in Oriental. These two Skips are often seen together. TownDock.net provides Skip analysis to prevent confusion.
An innocent seaside town. It gets visited by birds. Too close for comfort? Tonight’s Old Theater Friday Flick… Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Flash Gordon serial & cartoon before the show. Tickets $5.50, popcorn included. Your fave date will think you spent more.
A presentation about the America’s Cup is coming to Oriental April 21 (first day of the boat show). You’re invited.
An Albin 25? That's the Bean porch guess. We didn't wake up the captain to be sure. Staying the night at the docks of the Oriental Marina Inn...
Myth of Bristol departing early Wednesday morning, after a stay at Oriental’s original town dock. Myth is a 57’ steel motorsailor, 16 ft beam… she displaces 90,000 lbs.
Enchantment spent the night in Oriental, then headed out on her way. Onlookers from a nearby coffee establishment noted she may have seen more enchanting days.
What if the three things above were combined? Really. It is coming this Friday to Garland Fulcher Seafood on Hodges. Jeff & Buddy give you the inside scoop. Be brave and watch…
The backstage view... Balsam Range (a Pamlico Music Society show) played Saturday night at The Red Rooster / Silos.
The character is Cutter. A gumshoe… private eye in Miss Murples Last Case, on stage this weekend at the Old Theater. Played by Blake Samperi.
On the set of Miss Murple’s Last Case, opening tonight at the Old Theater. They ply you with booze too.