JRBF - Upcoming Events
JRBF Recent Posts
- Scottsville Site is tonight! June 19, 2013
- Howardsville Site News 2013 June 19, 2013
- Wingina Site pleasant as usual. Photos by Doug Berry. June 19, 2013
- Monday Night – Wingina – Films by Doug Berry shown to public, and notice from Doug: June 19, 2013
- Bent Creek water getting clearer but still chilly! June 18, 2013
- Brothers from different mothers on board the batteau “Morning Star”! June 17, 2013
- Annie Laura from 621studios.com recalls her first batteau festival experiences June 17, 2013
- Bent Creek – Sunday Night June 16, 2013
- Galt’s Mill – Sunday AM – Batteaux doing fine! June 16, 2013
- Galt’s Mill – Saturday Evening June 15, 2013
- 28th Annual James River Batteau Festival off to a good start in Lynchburg! June 15, 2013
- Batteaux at Amherst Boat Ramp on Friday AM June 15, 2013
- 2013 Festival Ready to Launch Today! June 15, 2013
- It’s a BOY! June 12, 2013
- Tuesday, June 11th Update from Ralph Smith on River Conditions etc. June 11, 2013
- Friday June 7th 2013 – Update from Chairman Ralph Smith on River Conditions etc. June 7, 2013
- Brightwell’s Mill featured on local Channel 13 in Lynchburg February 18, 2013
- Marshall Expedition DVD available on the VC&NS online store February 16, 2013
- VC&NS “Home Fund” Established December 23, 2012
- JRBF 2012 Fall Meeting was a huge success! November 5, 2012
Batteau Festival Maps & Info.
Batteau Festival Map
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2013 James River Batteau Festival Dates:
Friday June 14:
Boats parked at Amherst Boat Landing.
Sunday June 16:
Depart Galt's Mill.
Arrive at Bent Creek.
Monday June 17:
Depart Bent Creek.
Arrive at Wingina.
Tuesday June 18:
Arrive at Howardsville.
Wednesday June 19:
Thursday June 20:
Arrive at Slate River.
Friday June 21:
Depart Slate River.
Arrive at Cartersville.
Saturday June 22:
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