Trying on Carnivale head-dresses at a
Head dresses being assembled at one
This Camp was storing finished items
from the ceiling!
This years costumes were on display with
men & womens versions modeled...
...in a photo and pasted on the glass with
We visited a Pan factory. These barrels
will become pans.
The start of a pan.
Each oil drum surface is hammered by
hand in to notes.
Famous pan maker explains the process
to our group.
He demonstrates how the notes are
hammered following paper templates.
Another worker hammering a soon to be
pan. (note ear protection)
The pans are then tuned. (see keyboard
on right) Tuner sits on the red pillow.
The tuner is a very important part of the
process. It takes hours to tune.
Proudly showing off the finished product.
Complete with it's own custom case.
Building up to carnivale - Out Ta de blue
Friends clowning with the Cuervo girls.
Of course there was also work on Net
Result to be done.
It takes one week - 7 full days up the
mast to varnish the mast.
Sand, clean, and 3 coats of varnish.
Jessie of "Members Only"
An excursion with "Members Only" to a
We hiked up in to this forest...
...to a beautiful waterfall
Net Result, Destiny and Kahala having
Peter of Destiny with Joe.
Rob of Kahala, Peter and Joe.
2001 Net Result
1999-2000 Net Result
January - April 2002
We returned to Net Result which was safely delivered by our friend Heather Andrews just before the New Year. Our plan
was to experience carnivale in Trinidad which had a reputation of being 2nd to Rio's and take advantage of the marine services.
We mixed touring, socializing, pre-carnival events with work on Net Result. Trinidad was a perfect place to have boat work
done. We found a super ship wright, Lennox Stewart Master Yacht's Carpenter and Cabinet Makers, who rebuilt our forward
hatch, added a fiddle to the companion way sliding hatch, repaired our lazarettes in the cockpit and lots of other bits and pieces.
Trinidad also has a reputation for its fabric stores and we had new slip covers made for all the cushions on the settees and nav
station. And finally, we had Net Result's bottom overhauled at Peakes Yacht Services (see December 2002 for details).
Maas Camps are somewhat like costume design businesses. Each "Camp" designs and constructs a number of costumes for
both men & women to wear in the annual parade. There are probably 10-12 "camps" that design costumes for the parade.
People visit each "camp" and select the costume that they like best. Orders are placed for the costumers and banks offer
financing for the costumes! One marches in the parade with people dressed in the same costumes. These costume subdivisions
of the manufacturers are called "bands".
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