Re: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Bay messabout
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I suppose we could do the messabout on the 21st, but I've mentioned to some
people who probably don't monitor this list that it would _probably_ be on
the 14th. :o( I suppose we ought to stick to the 14th and hope to catch you
next time. We'll miss you though.
I stopped at the ramp near Criteser's the other day, it's just a ramp,
parking lot and restroom. I think that part of the bay is probably more fun
in a motorboat or good rowboat than a sailboat. Sometime quite soon I'm
going to try a trip from that ramp up to Elk City with a couple of
friends-- using an antique outboard! I think I'll take my little Honda
along for insurance. <g> It should be a nice, interesting trip.
When you got to the coast can you leave a note about it in the Atkin-like
sailing skiff that moors at Critesers? I forgot to the other day. It's an
interesting little boat and I hope it shows up.
I may see you at the steam-up in Brooks on the 28th. There's always lots of
neat machinery there! I went once, years ago, and it turned out to be one
of the hottest days of the summer! I thought I was going to die wandering
around between those simmering steamers and hot gas engines! Let's hope
it's a bit nicer this year.
The motor launch needs a lot of work, though it's basically sound. I should
replace part of the keelson and possibly a few planks. The engine will need
a sleeve eventually, and who knows what else I'll find when I tear it down.
I'm glad I bought it though! If it doesn't sink too quickly and the engine
runs OK (I got a new carb float today) I plan on putting around a bit this
summer before tearing things apart, I may even bring it to a messabout. <g>
On Sat, 30 Jun 2001 17:46:49 -0000, Dick Mitsch wrote:
Hello all. I've been reading all your messages. I don't type very
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb.
"Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
<Alfred North Whitehead>