Seamen Suck At Building Boats
Folks will be hard at work building their own boats this weekend (Apr. 17-18) in Bodega Bay.
Friday, April 16, 2010 17:09 GMTBODEGA BAY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Just because youre a skilled seaman doesnt mean you can build a boat.
The 37th Annual Bodega Bay Fishermans Festival sails into Bodega Bay, California, this weekend (Apr. 17-18), where attendees can test their carpentry skills in an event called the Wooden Boat Challenge.
Teams of four will be given simple building materials hammers, wood, nails, screws, and rope to build a boat in three hours without a single power tool.
They then have to race their amateur watercraft on the bay, though most end up sinking like the Titanic.
According to event coordinator Starr Swindt, carpenters have the upperhand while fishermen, who spend their lives at sea, seem to sink the fastest.
The local Coast Guard is equally pathetic, with their homemade vessels capsizing every single year.
Swindt says watching the seamen go under has become the highlight of the competition for onlookers roaring with laughter.© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc