We do say this a lot, but the Selection Panel at the AWBF is swimming in boat details at the moment, collating beam and length, bowsprit or no, cold-moulded or lapstrake, Huon pine or celery top and a dozen other details for more than 500 wooden boats. The easiest reference, of course, is a couple of good photographs. They tell a powerful story of how the boat will fit into the glorious display on the Hobart waterfront come February of next year.
Hopeful owners Phil and Margo explained that their boat was under construction, making it hard to get a good photograph, given that the impressive 40′ motor cruiser was covered in framing and ladders in their driveway. Office Manager Bronnie Hansson explained gently but firmly that good photos are essential to the selection process and if Phil and Margo couldn’t supply them, they would have one hand tied behind their back, so to speak.
Not to be defeated, Margo returned with some excellent photos of their construction project, promised to be completed by September this year. We were impressed, especially by the high angle shots that showed the whole length of this elegant wooden boat.
Then Margo dropped Bronnie a line to explain how it was done….
As you will see it wasn’t that easy to get the shots you wanted. But it was fun!!!