Re: [MessaboutW] Mug and Boats


That's Rich's Launch, I didn't know you (John) picked that thing up. My
lapstrake '60s Cruiser's Inc. runabout is from him. I'm surprised he isn't
on the list, well maybe he is, maybe we just don't hear from him. I was
eyeing the launch when I went to his house the first time to look over the
runabout. Did you ever the get the engine going? I was so hot on launches
and one-lungers awhile ago, that I almost bought that from him, I realized
that a free boat is bit easier to bring home that one you have to pay for.
However, your boat from Rich floats, mine is missing the garboards and
several other integral parts.

John - if you have a photo of me from the Depoe Bay fest, You're welcome too
put it in the messabout file for the mugs.

I was at Dorena this Sunday, put in on the north side and rowed the
driftboat out aways and had a great time swimming, it was very nice, not too
many PWCs or drunken water skiers, just enough to make some bouncy waves.
The kids loved it, it kinda felt like we were in the ocean, granted the wave
action isn't real good for the shoreline, but nonetheless, it was a good
time. I even got a very colorful compliment about my boat from a drunken
party barge pilot with the kids and grandma right next to me. I thought it
was quite funny, although I don't think my mother-in-law appreciated his
language. I could see they were connoisseurs of good taste, cut-off shorts
and Hams talls.

The list of boats I have built:
several fiberglass kayacks with the family when I was a pre-teen
the firecracker,a small rowing dory, when I was in my early twenties
the Don Hill driftboat, last year
current project, rebuild the runabout

I own a small river kayak, small cyclone 14 sailboat, and the gloucester
gull rowing dory.

I really want to build a simple skiff, Ed monk design or maybe Ken Swan, or
maybe a nondiscript thing from Gardner's small craft book, I'd like to turn
a 50' troller into a troller yacht, I'd like to build a Carolina Dory for
use in the estuaries, crabbing,.. Herreshof 12 1/2 would quite a project or
the trailerable Joel White version, that would be a a great daysailer for
the family. I recently dreamed of building the Prince Helfrich and Veltie
Pruit boat, early Rapid Robert, that those guys used in the upper Mckenzie
watershed. That's with spruce planks and all.

Enough, there is too many boats and not enough time.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 11:41 PM
Subject: [MessaboutW] Mug and Boats

Following Pat's suggestion I've uploaded some pictures of me and my boats
(where's _your_ mug Pat?). My fleets to big (Sorry Fats <g>) so I made a
directory off the MembersBoats directory to hold the pictures:

I'm a lifelong Eugenean, 50 years old, who's been a broke mechanic most of
my life. I finally got out of that racket, and am now a mostly retired book
keeper. I've loved boats all my life, but only recently came out of the
closet and started seriously fooling with them. I got rid of the dead cars
that were cluttering up my yard and have begun replacing them with boats.
<g> My fleet so far consists of Pickle, a Warren Jordan designed Footloose
skiff; Sandra Lee, a '62 aluminum Crestliner outboard motorboat and an old
lapstrake motorlaunch with a 1911 Gray 2-stroke engine in it. I've built an
elegant Punt (mostly) and a Six-Hour Canoe, and hope to build a few more
boats in the future.

In some photos Dick Mitsch gave me last week I found this picture of him
and Orca, which I've put into the MembersBoats directory without his
permission. I don't think he has a scanner so this might be your only
chance to see him, unless you come to a messabout. <g>:

John <>
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be
pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
<Elizabeth Taylor>

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