Georgetown (SC) Wooden Boat Show 2017

The 2017 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show this past weekend marked 24 years of showcasing beautiful wooden boats and one of South Carolina’s prettiest seaport towns.

This was our first year to cruise to the show, but it certainly won’t be our last!  Dock space is always tight during the show weekend, and we planned to drive to the event, until 5:04PM last Thursday when we got the call from Harborwalk Marina, telling us a slip had just become available.  At 1PM on Friday, we cast off the lines and set out on our fastest time ever to Georgetown.

Bear in mind that “fastest” is a relative term when talking about a single screw trawler like “Slow Dance,” but it was fast for us.  Heck, we even saw 17.2 knots a few of times when wind and tide cooperated.

Since you can click the above link and learn more about the show, I’m just sharing some photography on this post.  I would recommend the show to anyone with an appreciation for boats, wooden boats, good food, new friends, and good times in a quaint, seaport town.

A New WriteBoat!

Soon there will be a new WriteBoat cruising the Lowcountry waters and beyond.  Previously known as the IRISH ROVER, homeport Fort Launderdale, her new name will be “Slow Dance,” homeport, Mount Pleasant, SC.   She’s a 2006 Mainship 34 T, sedan trawler. Currently, she’s on the hill at Ross Marine undergoing maintenance and repairs identified in the survey.  Her previous owner did an outstanding job of upgrading her, but more about that later.  For now, here’s her pic, still sporting her IRISH ROVER name. Soon she’ll be christened SLOW DANCE, and we’ll share more of the details that led us to make her our choice as the perfect trawler for a cruising couple with a “boatyard dog.”  Stay tuned!