Re: Mug and Boats


You got a picture of me and my wife Kay in your picture.
Bryn Thoms' Don Hill "Standard" driftboat. That's me
right over the transom. "The guy in the neckbrace."
I'll get a better one today. I'll put in a brand
new one of me and my Rapid Robert. It's off the trailer.
We only have one trailer, and our Son Chad has gotten
our Hobie 16 put together and is using it after being
stored next to the "Toad" under the shop for 10 years.
Also going to put in a Pic of my wife, and what a Rapid Robert
is all about.

Pat Patteson
Molalla, Oregon

--- In MessaboutW@y..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:

I saw Rich's launch in the Register Guard at a price I couldn't
resist, so
now it's mine. I haven't got the engine going yet, mostly becuase
I've been
busy with other things, but possibly also because of an unconscious
that it'll blow up. <g> I've been fooling with it some the last few
and will give it a try tomorrow or the next day. The boat is in
shape than your Cruiser, but it's still a diamond in the rough,
I'm not at
all sure that it'll float, even after it swells up. We'll see soon.
wanted one of those one-lungers for decades! I told Rich about this
but I don't know if he's lurking here. Are you here Rich?

Dorena gets its share of motorboating yahoos, but you should have
been at
Cottage Grove reservoir last Sunday, they were really churning the
lake up!
Fortunately most of them went home late in the afternoon and I
managed to
get in some good sailing. The winds at Cottage Grove Lake don't
seem quite
as fluky as at Dorena, probably because the hills surrounding the
aren't as big. It's a small lake, but I'll probably sail there
preferably on weekdays! Dorena can get some good waves just from
the wind
if it's coming up the lake, but nothing as nasty as Fern Ridge.

John McCallum at Applegate Boat Works has adapted a steamboat yawl
plywood stitch 'n' glue construction, he claims that's the kind of
that the early McKenzie rivermen used. Does this look anything like
Helfrich/Pruitt boat, or was theirs a Kaarhus boat?

I picked up that book about Buzz Holmstrom, the gas pump jockey from
Coquille who ran the Green and Colorado alone in the '30s, from
one of the
authors at the Portland Wooden Boat Show, an excellent read! I
don't think
I'll ever be a whitewater boater, but I can understand what drove
like Holmstrom and Helfrich and Pruitt. The book is called 'The
Doing of
the Thing" by a committee of authors, despite which it reads well.
A few
geographical and boatbuilding errors gave me pause, and should have
caught by somebody, but they don't detract much from the book.

There's no reason to build a nondescript skiff when there are so
many plans
for nice ones out there. <g>

I don't have a picture of you (Bryn), but I've got one of your
drift boat
and Gloucester Gull.

On Mon, 13 Aug 2001 15:34:02 -0700, Bryn wrote:
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
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
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
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.
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
watershed. That's with spruce planks and all.

John <jkohnen@b...>
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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