Re: [MessaboutW] Roseburg Hardwood Supplier


Yes the runabout is outboard powered, I beleive the old add for the cruiser
has a 60 hp or maybe 70, which is a bit small for today's standards. I
would like to have a Honda 4 stroke, 70 or something similar, however it
will likely be more than I can afford and I'll have to go back to wind and
human power. Speaking of, the photo's of Dexter are great. I got the urge
to look for a nice sailing dory plan from the Gradner book after I saw those
photos. Scott's got a nice looking boat, well they are all nice. The
swampsoctt or Gunning, or possibly the Alpha beach comer is on my list of
future boats.

When you mentioned a "land yacht" I imagined a sailing land yacht like the
kind you find in the Alvord or Black Rock Desert. I have always wanted to
build a wooden land yacht, gaff-rigged, and show up at one of the land yacht
festivals with all the aluminum and fiberglass and high-tech gear.

Bytheway - Thanks Jack for the info on Hardwood. I haven't called for
prices of green (red) oak yet, but I do know that at Cross-cut in Eugene,
the price is $1.75 a board foot. Which is half the price of the kiln-dried
oak, special order, though. I believe that is red oak and from my limited
experience with boat construction, I think the white oak is supposed to be
superior to the red for steam bending. We'll see.

-----Original Message-----
From: jhkohnen@... [mailto:jhkohnen@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:14 PM
To: MessaboutW@...
Subject: Re: [MessaboutW] Roseburg Hardwood Supplier


Sounds like a good project. When you mentioned a free "cruiser" I imagined
a big cabin cruiser or oceangoing sailboat! <g> A 16' runabout is a nice,
manageable project.

I've got a confession to make too; I bought a motorboat myself last year,
"for practical reasons" I told my GF, but she laughed. Actually, motorboats
do have some utility even for a messing about sort of person. I got mine
for going places far from the launch ramp (like much of Coos Bay), or where
there's a lot of tide or current, or maybe chasing around taking pictures.
I guess the need wasn't all that pressing, because I still haven't got it
into the water. <g> The engine (Merc 250) started up with just a few pulls
and sounded real good, but it didn't pump any water. It turns out that old
Mercs' water pumps live way up in the leg and require a special tool for
extraction, and even with the tool you can't always get them out! :o( So,
I'm looking for an OMC 25. The trouble is that I don't really _like_
motorboats much (except quite low powered ones), despite their utility, so
I haven't been looking very hard. The boat is a 16' 1962 Crestliner;
aluminum and rough looking but with nice lines.

Good luck with your project! Is your runabout outboard powered?

On Wed, 23 May 2001 20:37:38 -0000, Bryn Thoms wrote:
I'll tell you a bit about this project, I'm pretty excited about it
and I love talking boats. Also, John wanted to hear more about this
project. I really got into banks dorys and other New England style
dories and small craft in general that do not require a combustion
engine for propulsion, so this project I'm doing is a bit not like
me, but nonetheless, I still get excited about it. It is a
restoration/rennovation project of a 1960's Cruiser's Inc. 16'
runabout. I think it's the utility of the runabout that get's me

John <@Jkohnen>
Nobody ought to wear a Greek fisherman's hat unless they meet two
1. He is a Greek
2. He is a Fisherman <Roy Blount Jr.>

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