Yup. I'm a senior in high school, have been doing photography for over three years, LF for about a year and a half. Unfortunately I'm more of a powerboat person, by default (father's choice) but I've sailed a few times, and enjoy doing so at every opportunity. At the moment, I'm talking with a friend about restoring an older (neglected) sailboat in need of some TLC, cleaning, and a new OMC Saildrive powerhead.
Getting back to the topic at hand, I'm only up to the June issue of SAIL but will pick up the August. I shoot 8x10, as well as smaller formats (6x4.5 and 35mm) and in terms of boating have done mainly the usual seascapes, nautical scenes, etc. but few vessel portraits. I plan on working with my 28' 1979 Carver sometime soon, and when I see how that turns out, I'll look into doing work for friends and possibly some paid stuff.
I do have some shots I took on the Appledore out of Camden, Maine on my web site (www.jasonantman.com
) which came out nicely. No prints yet, so they're in the scans gallery. These shots were all done with 6x4.5 (Bronica ETRS) and shot with Fuji chrome film.
Personally, when I think vessel portraiture, especially for boats/ships with saild and lots of brightwork, I think 8x10" chrome.