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Sea Trials For The Community Boat Shop’s Raffle Boat

Originally Posted: December 06, 2011


Community Boat Shop’s 2011 raffle boat, a Sunshine Tender. (Bill Good, Jr.)

Amagansett - Sea Trials for the Community Boat Shop's Raffle Boat will be held on Friday, December 9 at 11 a.m. at Louse Point Launching Ramp, Louse Point Road, Accabonac Harbor, Springs.

Work has just been completed on the Community Boat Shop's 2011 raffle boat, a Sunshine Tender.

Builders of the boat will try their hand at rowing the boat at the foot of the launching ramp.

Builders of the boat will try their hand at rowing the boat at the foot of the launching ramp. (Bill Good, Jr.)

The builders of the boat, volunteer members of The East End Classic Boat Society, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, will be on hand. Additionally, The East End Classic Boat Society will hold a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Boat Shop in Amagansett, with a raffle drawing at 5:30 p.m. for the boat built this year, a Sunshine Tender. The Community Boat Shop is located at 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett (behind the Marine Museum).

A new galvanized Load Rite trailer and a pair of oars will be raffled off with the boat. The Sunshine Tender was constructed by volunteer members of the Society as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization. Raffle tickets are still available for sale at $5 a ticket or a book of 5 tickets for $20 at the Community Boat Shop, which is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors can also view a Beetle Cat, a 12-foot gaff rigged sailboat that was restored this year by members of the Society and a Herreshoff 12.5 built in 1921, donated to the Society and scheduled to be restored over the next year. Rowboats and sailboats in the Society's collection will also be on display.

The Community Boat Shop is managed by The East End Classic Boat Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, which is dedicated to sustaining the skills and traditions of small wood boat building and restoration on the East End.

The Society conducts programs on small boat design, building and restoration at the Community Boat Shop. There are lessons in navigation, lofting, sailor arts, boat repair and maintenance.

The East End Classic Boat Society welcomes new members, from beginner to advanced skill level. Membership is $35 for an individual and $45 for a family.

The Community Boat Shop is open Wednesday and Saturday 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. year-round.

For more information contact Ray Hartjen at 631-324-2490, or email rhartjen@hamptons.com.



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