14th Annual Lyman Show – Event Photos

Scroll down the page to see some photos from the event!



Mark your calendars, this year’s show is Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is our 14th Annual Show this year, and hopefully the weather and participation will be as good as last year. As you may know, the show is open to other lapstrakes as well. As always, I’m quite certain that we will see some newly restored boats that are also hitting the water for the first time in many years.  Send in your boat info early.


Just like the last few years, we are going to run an early registration process where you only have to send Rick your card information without any money. The pre-printed cards are so much nicer and easier to read. If you think you are going to be there, please view the sample card over on the right and send Rick your information for the registration card.    The box in the lower right corner is the boat number we will assign as the registrations come in. In the Comments section, you can use the space to write anything noteworthy you would like to add to your card. If it’s a family heirloom, one owner boat, engine information, or even if it’s for sale just let Rick know. Please try to keep it brief though. As you can see, the more writing we have to put in there, the smaller the font will be and harder it will be to read.

Send your info to: Rick Filiau 431 Micol Road Pembroke, NH 03275 – (603) 485-7355 – RFiliau771@aol.com

You can also find information for all the weekend’s events on our web site at: http://rlcworks.com/NELG.html

Other Show Details

Like in the past, we will also be awarding prizes. There will be trophies presented for the People’s Choice Inboard boat and the People’s Choice Outboard boat. Back again this year will be the “Best Unrestored Original Boat” so bring your upcoming project boat!. We will be sending out our team of volunteers to go take a look at all the entries and determine the winner.  We will also be running a raffle for boat-related items as a fundraiser for the club. This year just like in the past we will be running the raffle like a penny sale. We will have coffee cans there so you can put your tickets in for just the items you hope to win.

Pre-Show Events

Thursday Ride

Squam Lake
Photo: Eric Sojka

Photo: Eric Sojka

Returning to an old favorite destination this year! Squam Lake has been mentioned a few times, and this year I am happy to report that we will be able to pull this one together once again. Back in 2008, Corey Loftblad had generously offered his time and experience to tour us around. Corey had operated the tour boat on Squam and certainly knew his way around. Your Editor has a good chart and a depth sounder.

We will be launching from the Squam Lake public launch near the Squam Lake Science Center on Route 113 in Holderness at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 30 and plan top follow roughly the same route as before. There are no fees associated with using the launch or trailer parking for boaters. Others can park on nearby Rt 3. Bring a picnic as we will likely go ashore for lunch on one of the State owned islands.

As always, there is no RSVP required for either ride day, you can just show and go with or without a boat.. However, if you want to let Rick know if you intend to go, it will just insure that somebody knows to look for you there.

RSVP to Rick Filiau at RFiliau771@aol.com, or by calling (603) 485-7355.

Friday Ride

Lake Winnipesaukee /WinterHarbor

This is a return trip this year on a familiar lake!  These rides have been such a popular addition to the weekend show activities that members have requested more “get out and use them” time.  We will be assembling at approximately 9:30 at Ben Lasher’s cottage in Winter Harbor (Wolfeboro).  There are several options for getting there:

  1. Launch at the Libby Museum Ramp 755 N. Main Street Wolfeboro. The ramp is 3.2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro on Rt 109.  There is plenty of trailer parking behind the museum. Once in the water, head straight out from the ramp, along the left hand shore. The cottage is the 4th dock on the left after the condo complex.
  2. If you are already on the Lake, cruise into Winter Harbor, turn to the left and head directly for the Libby Museum (identified on your Winnipesaukee chart). About 1/2 way to Libby Museum, youj will pass Keewaydin point on your right. The cottage is approximately 10 docks past Keewaydin point on the right.
  3. If you want to launch in downtown Wolfeboro, take the 15 minute ride (depending on boat and wind conditions) to Winter Harbor and then follow the instruction is 2) above.

There will be as much dock/mooring space as possible arranged at the cottage. Depending on turnout, some folks may need to drop anchor. If you need help with directions, or you would like to arrive by car and connect with someone for a boat ride, call Ben at 781-351-9188. The plan will be to meet at Ben’s at 9:30, go for our ride, and then head back to the cottage for lunch.

Friday Welcoming Dinner at Club 59

We are also lining up reservations for the Club 59 restaurant on Friday evening, May 31. RSVP required on this one by Wednesday evening May 29 because we will need to have all the reservations ahead of time with payment in order to ensure we can all get in there. RSVP’s should be made directly to Rick at (603) 485-7355 or by emailing your RSVP followed with your payment. We are currently reserving a 6:00 PM arrival time with dining to begin by 7:00 PM. Club 59 is located at 24 Kingswood Road in Wolfeboro, NH. On the menu this year we will be served a buffet of caesar salad, Asian Pineapple pork tenderloin, Seafood Stuffed Haddock, Brown rice pilaf, Steamed broccoli and summer squash, with rolls and butter. Cost is $27 per person.

Action Pictures on Show Day

Photo: Eric Sojka

Photo: Eric Sojka

We did this for the first time five years ago and it really does produce a much better end result. This year we will once again try to have Eric Sojka there early to take moving pictures from the back of Rick’s boat. The idea is to have boats making figure 8’s out at least 150 feet from him (to be legal with State regulations). It also helps if you make those figure 8’s with the idea that you are trying to let the cameramen look at the inside of your boat from their vantage point. So make big sweeping turns with them on the inside of your arc.

Eric has a high power zoom and we are hoping to get some good moving shots of boats and their owners. The plan will again be to park the photo boat over by the Brewster Academy beach so the sun is at our backs looking into your boats. Call, write, or email Rick to find out more of the details as show time approaches. We got a much better selection of pictures and some of them were even published in other places besides this newsletter. Of course, Eric will also be there to take shots of the boats at the docks like he always has. In October of 2007, Eric started selling CD’s with all the pictures he shot during the various shows he attended. We have been helping Eric sell those. You will be able to pick them up on the day of the show. We also hope that you will consider buying a print from Eric or have him make T-shirts out of your favorite shots.

Taken from: New England Lyman Group Website

Photos from the show!