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JRBF Recent Posts
- 2017 JRBF – Maiden’s Landing – Photos by Doug Berry. June 26, 2017
- Scottsville – June 21, 2017 – Photos by Polly Wooldridge. June 22, 2017
- Howardsville – Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2017. June 21, 2017
- Wingina – Tuesday Morning – June 20, 2017. June 21, 2017
- Galt’s Mill Site – Sunday Morning – June 18, 2017. June 18, 2017
- Batteaux launch from Percival’s Island to begin the 2017 James River Batteau Festival! June 17, 2017
- 2017 James River Batteau Festival – Friday night – Getting ready to go at Rucker Landing! June 16, 2017
- Rucker Landing signs dedicated during Amherst County’s Batteau Day – June 10, 2017 June 10, 2017
- Goolsby’s Rapid – 2016 JRBF – Top 50 photos. March 24, 2017
- 2017 JRBF Brochure available for download March 22, 2017
Batteau Festival Maps & Info.
2017 James River Batteau Festival Dates:
Friday June 16:
Boats parked at Amherst Boat Landing.
Sunday June 18:
Depart Galt's Mill.
Arrive at Bent Creek.
Monday June 19:
Depart Bent Creek.
Arrive at Wingina.
Tuesday June 20:
Arrive at Howardsville.
Wednesday June 21:
Thursday June 22:
Arrive at Slate River.
Friday June 23:
Depart Slate River.
Arrive at Cartersville.
Saturday June 24:
Arrive at Maiden's Landing approx. 4 pm
Slate River – New Batteau for 2012
A note from Randy Waycaster regarding the new batteau “Slate River”:
Figured we’d give you a photo update on our boat, made a good bit of progress.
We took a little different approach by cutting the flats on the ribs when making them. (All miter saw and skilsaw cuts)
Also we are planking the hull first instead of the nose cones, which will take a little bit longer to carefully make the angles on the nosecone boards, but it will allow us to match-up the lines from hull planking into the nosecones.
We harvested a massive white oak; 32″ at base end, single log of 25’6″. This log almost single-handedly planked our hull, including a 20″ kingplank and 16″ boards adjacent to the kingplank, entire floor is covered by three board widths! The sides will consist of three 10″ board widths. The 25′ lumber allows us to have a 200″ overlap of joints; the next best thing to full-length lumber.
Thanks for everything you and everyone else have already done to get this years festival off to a good start, let us know if we can be of assistance with anything leading towards the festival.
Crew of the SLATE RIVER