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.
--- In MessaboutW@y..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
now it's mine. I haven't got the engine going yet, mostly becuaseI've been
busy with other things, but possibly also because of an unconsciousfear
that it'll blow up. <g> I've been fooling with it some the last fewdays
and will give it a try tomorrow or the next day. The boat is inbetter
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.I've
wanted one of those one-lungers for decades! I told Rich about thislist,
but I don't know if he's lurking here. Are you here Rich?been at
Cottage Grove reservoir last Sunday, they were really churning thelake up!
Fortunately most of them went home late in the afternoon and Imanaged to
get in some good sailing. The winds at Cottage Grove Lake don'tseem quite
as fluky as at Dorena, probably because the hills surrounding thelake
aren't as big. It's a small lake, but I'll probably sail thereagain--
preferably on weekdays! Dorena can get some good waves just fromthe wind
if it's coming up the lake, but nothing as nasty as Fern Ridge.for
plywood stitch 'n' glue construction, he claims that's the kind ofboats
that the early McKenzie rivermen used. Does this look anything likethe
Helfrich/Pruitt boat, or was theirs a Kaarhus boat?one of the
authors at the Portland Wooden Boat Show, an excellent read! Idon't think
I'll ever be a whitewater boater, but I can understand what drovepeople
like Holmstrom and Helfrich and Pruitt. The book is called 'TheDoing of
the Thing" by a committee of authors, despite which it reads well.A few
geographical and boatbuilding errors gave me pause, and should havebeen
caught by somebody, but they don't detract much from the book.many plans
for nice ones out there. <g>drift boat
and Gloucester Gull.up. My
surprised he isn'tlapstrake '60s Cruiser's Inc. runabout is from him. I'm
him. I wason the list, well maybe he is, maybe we just don't hear from
over theeyeing the launch when I went to his house the first time to look
on launchesrunabout. Did you ever the get the engine going? I was so hot
realizedand one-lungers awhile ago, that I almost bought that from him, I
pay for.that a free boat is bit easier to bring home that one you have to
garboards andHowever, your boat from Rich floats, mine is missing the
welcome tooseveral other integral parts.
theput it in the messabout file for the mugs.
nice, not toodriftboat out aways and had a great time swimming, it was very
bouncy waves.many PWCs or drunken water skiers, just enough to make some
granted the waveThe kids loved it, it kinda felt like we were in the ocean,
a goodaction isn't real good for the shoreline, but nonetheless, it was
drunkentime. I even got a very colorful compliment about my boat from a
thought itparty barge pilot with the kids and grandma right next to me. I
appreciated hiswas quite funny, although I don't think my mother-in-law
off shortslanguage. I could see they were connoisseurs of good taste, cut-
Ken Swan, orand Hams talls.
like to turnmaybe a nondiscript thing from Gardner's small craft book, I'd
Dory fora 50' troller into a troller yacht, I'd like to build a Carolina
project oruse in the estuaries, crabbing,.. Herreshof 12 1/2 would quite a
daysailer forthe trailerable Joel White version, that would be a a great
and Veltiethe family. I recently dreamed of building the Prince Helfrich
MckenziePruit boat, early Rapid Robert, that those guys used in the upper
conditions:watershed. That's with spruce planks and all.
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