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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

 

Yes, it's all in fun, and it's especially fun to give Andrew flak. ;o)

Andrew will need a crew for his R2AK attempt next year... <g>

On Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:33:46 -0700, Gene B wrote:


Hey John, i was just curious if you had done any 200's. i have been on 2 of them. hated the 1st one, loved the 2nd one. i was going to go on my 3rd next year and support Andy in his efforts to get a gaggle of Gooses on the 2016 TX200. when he announced his new boat purchase and intent to do R2AK instead i had to give him some flack. heck, Andy and i batted back and forth the idea of doing the R2AK together when they first announced it.

it's all in fun. : )
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
It is a great art to saunter. (Henry David Thoreau)


Re: Yacht Delivery

David Graybeal
 

Tell me more. Start by reminding me where Sage currently resides. Or give me a call: 5zero3-8six0-3160

Cheers,
David G
Harbor Woodworks


Yacht Delivery

Mark Albanese
 

Stephen Douglass in Kent, WA is the new owner of Sage.

There is a small snag he's working on to be able to come get it. I am not able to take a day to deliver it myself.

So I wondered if anyone here would like a good day's pay for dragging her from Tigard to Kent? If needed, I'll provide the tow car.

Mark


Re: A sea change is in the offing

Dan
 

I just astounded myself.  A quick scribble of places and numbers shows me that I have towed boat trailers over 10,000 miles this past year.  That’s from Texas to Tulsa to Toledo, and far beyond.  In most cases it was to get AWAY from what I’m used to, with a constant lure of greener “grass” over the next hill.  But, I daresay it isn’t the place—so much as the opportunity to meet up with people of a similar persuasion. 

 

To do this boat fever induced wandering, I find that I leave some pretty spectacular surroundings behind to traipse across some pretty mundane ones.

 

No, I don’t think the climate or weather or tree-density has as much to do with it, as the people you get to meet, and keep as friends.

 

From big bugs and humidity to being aground and sinking in 500 feet of water, every place has its hazards and discomforts.  But at every campfire, secluded anchorage, and crowded boat show; there is the opportunity to learn somebody’s life story.  Sometimes you have to wade across a mud flat.  Sometimes you have to row against the ebb in a downpour—more likely, constant drizzlemistfogdrip. 

 

I say, break suction and go to as many of these places as you can.  It really is worth it.

 

Dan Rogers,

Almostcanada


Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Gene Berry <meangenerok@...>
 


Hey John, i was just curious if you had done any 200's. i have been on 2 of them. hated the 1st one, loved the 2nd one. i was going to go on my 3rd next year and support Andy in his efforts to get a gaggle of Gooses on the 2016 TX200. when he announced his new boat purchase and intent to do R2AK instead i had to give him some flack. heck, Andy and i batted back and forth the idea of doing the R2AK together when they first announced it.

it's all in fun. : )

Gene Berry 



On Saturday, October 3, 2015 11:03 PM, "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW]" wrote:


No, I haven't done a Texas 200. After hearing Andrew's stories about the 
TX200 I think I'd rather die of hypothermia on the way to Alaska. ;o) I 
don't do "hot" very well... But of course I was just kidding about 
Andrew's choice to do the R2AK next year. Andrew must have been dropped on 
his head when he was a baby -- he keeps doing the TX200 over and over 
again! ;o)

I am serious about me and heat, though. You can always put on more clothes 
when it's cold, but you can only take off so much when it's hot (and you 
don't want to see me undressed! ), and in south Texas you'll look like 
a cooked lobster in no time if you aren't covered up. When my dad was 
first stationed at Corpus Cristi during WW II he took his shirt while 
spending a day off on the barrier island. He ended up in the hospital for 
a week!

I'd rather go north. There are ways to get into this stuff in a small boat 
without too much scariness:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/collections/72157632643731055/

On Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:39:36 -0700, Gene B wrote:

>
> John, have you done a TX200?? just wondering??

--
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Eels are said to kelter in the water when they wamble.



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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Roger Padvorac
 


Gene,
I think part of it is what you are used to. To me towering waves, giant whirlpools, mildew, bears, hypothermia, frostbite, 24 hour a day thick fog, and going weeks without seeing the sun, all seem normal to me, and easy-peasy to deal with (with some common sense and careful planning).
 
The poisonous insects and snakes, weird diseases, toxic plants, and high humidity of hot humid climates unnerve me and seem scary.
 
I'm pretty adapted to the subarctic and Mediterranean climates. Stories of the TX200 are just as exotic to me as stories of traveling by boat to the upper end of the Amazon River.
 
In some ways the year I spent near Memphis was the worst in my life. I was like a desert cactus or pot of alpine heather, which was stuck in an orchid hothouse - it just about killed me off.
 
Given my lack of knowledge, training, and experience in the coastal environment in SE North America, not only does it seem like an unpleasant challenge, it would probably be dangerous for me to attempt the TX200.
 
Millions of people come to the Pacific Northwest to see all of the beautiful trees. Once I had an in-law nephew from eastern Montana, who didn't like it west of the Cascades because they trees kept blocking the views.
 
What you are used to colors everything.
 
There is also all the primeval filtering stuff that goes on everywhere. For the most part, people who can't deal with mildew or going weeks without seeing the sun, have either died or moved away from this regions. The flip side happened to me in Memphis.
 
Then there is always local pride "my mountains are tougher than your mountains". It will be a pretty tough row to hoe to get people here to appreciate the TX200 the way a person who grew up boating in bayous will.
 
May your day be filled with clarity, grace, strength, insight, balance, cooperation, listening, keeping faith, and warm laughter,
Roger
 

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Subject: Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing


John, have you done a TX200?? just wondering??

Gene Berry



On Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:01 PM, "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW]" <MessaboutW@...> wrote:


Risk dying of hypothermia on the way to Alaska, or dying of heat 
prostration in Texas? Seems obvious which one makes more sense. ;o) And 
there aren't any razor sharp oyster beds, stinking, shoe sucking mud or 
brain eating amoebas up in BC and Alaska...


Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

 

No, I haven't done a Texas 200. After hearing Andrew's stories about the TX200 I think I'd rather die of hypothermia on the way to Alaska. ;o) I don't do "hot" very well... But of course I was just kidding about Andrew's choice to do the R2AK next year. Andrew must have been dropped on his head when he was a baby -- he keeps doing the TX200 over and over again! ;o)

I am serious about me and heat, though. You can always put on more clothes when it's cold, but you can only take off so much when it's hot (and you don't want to see me undressed! <g>), and in south Texas you'll look like a cooked lobster in no time if you aren't covered up. When my dad was first stationed at Corpus Cristi during WW II he took his shirt while spending a day off on the barrier island. He ended up in the hospital for a week!

I'd rather go north. There are ways to get into this stuff in a small boat without too much scariness:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/collections/72157632643731055/

On Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:39:36 -0700, Gene B wrote:


John, have you done a TX200?? just wondering??
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Eels are said to kelter in the water when they wamble.


Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Andrew Linn
 

Kohnen is the King of our Coots here in the North West. He reads my (very accurate) reports. He knows the TX200 is tough, but not "die in your sleep" tough. Ya gotta get north of the 45th for that.

On 10/3/2015 3:39 PM, Gene Berry meangenerok@yahoo.com [MessaboutW] wrote:

John, have you done a TX200?? just wondering??

Gene Berry



On Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:01 PM, "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@boat-links.com [MessaboutW]" <MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Risk dying of hypothermia on the way to Alaska, or dying of heat
prostration in Texas? Seems obvious which one makes more sense. ;o) And
there aren't any razor sharp oyster beds, stinking, shoe sucking mud or
brain eating amoebas up in BC and Alaska...

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:56:29 -0700, Gene B wrote:

Andrew, i hope you get your boat, i hope it is everything and more than
what you want, i hope you
get it cheaper than you should. BUT we are going to have BIG
problems if
you think your going on
the R2AK next year and not do the gaggle of Gooses on the TX200!!!
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com <mailto:jkohnen@boat-links.com>)
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never
incinerated by bolts of lightning. (Bill Watterson)


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Footloose Skiff For Sale

 

Dennis Lancaster, who built my Oldshoe, Pearl, is ready to sell the Footloose Skiff he built. This is a real nice one! Maybe the nicest Footloose yet (sorry, Pickle <g>). Plenty of build photos here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MessaboutW/photos/albums/2084973514

The Footloose Skiff is a comfortable, safe, and seaworthy (for the type) flatiron skiff, designed by retired fisherman Warren Jordan for the bays and lakes along the Oregon coast. Footloose was designed for sailing, rowing and motoring, but does sailing best, though it's a bit undercanvased for light breezes. An energetic Coot might want to experiment with a topsail. I've thought about making one for Pickle, but don't like the thought of extra complication... I've thoroughly enjoyed owning a Footloose -- for about 16 years now, I think! I hope a Coot snaps up Dennis's.

http://www.jordanwoodboats.com/wood-boat-plans/product.php?s=footloose

Asking $5,000 with longue-tongue trailer.

"I think its time to sell my Footloose. I'd appreciate it if you could perhaps find a buyer via the Coots. I did make a new tiller and longer sprit boom for her. Need I say more as to her condition and quality of build? She will come with a brand new EZ loader trailer. A 2hp Honda outboard could be added to purchase, although, she is set up for rowing only and comes with a new set of oars... The trailer (long tongue) alone is probably worth over $1,300... $5K for the package?... I won't attempt to list her until I give the Coots a chance first."

Dennis Lancaster
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when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Gene Berry <meangenerok@...>
 


John, have you done a TX200?? just wondering??

Gene Berry



On Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:01 PM, "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW]" wrote:


Risk dying of hypothermia on the way to Alaska, or dying of heat 
prostration in Texas? Seems obvious which one makes more sense. ;o) And 
there aren't any razor sharp oyster beds, stinking, shoe sucking mud or 
brain eating amoebas up in BC and Alaska...

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:56:29 -0700, Gene B wrote:

> Andrew, i hope you get your boat, i hope it is everything and more than 
> what you want, i hope you
> get it cheaper than you should. BUT we are going to have BIG problems if 
> you think your going on
> the R2AK next year and not do the gaggle of Gooses on the TX200!!!
>

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incinerated by bolts of lightning. (Bill Watterson)


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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

 

Risk dying of hypothermia on the way to Alaska, or dying of heat prostration in Texas? Seems obvious which one makes more sense. ;o) And there aren't any razor sharp oyster beds, stinking, shoe sucking mud or brain eating amoebas up in BC and Alaska...

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:56:29 -0700, Gene B wrote:

Andrew, i hope you get your boat, i hope it is everything and more than what you want, i hope you
get it cheaper than you should. BUT we are going to have BIG problems if you think your going on
the R2AK next year and not do the gaggle of Gooses on the TX200!!!
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never
incinerated by bolts of lightning. (Bill Watterson)


Re: [MessaboutW] Keep this boat off Craigslist! [1 Attachment]

 

A Good Boat! Performs a lot better than you'd expect from looking at her. <g> I hope we can keep her in the family.

http://www.boat-links.com/images/SageAtPT-2008-2.jpg

and some more photos of her:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/oc32mdt

or

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=43145927%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=sage&view_all=1

On Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:38:47 -0700, Mark A wrote:

Since it may be awhile before I can do much with it again, I'm offering a
bargain on the Jewelbox Jr Sage.

While in need of some cosmetic attention, she's still quite sound.

Comes well found with:

Custom trailer
Dacron lego spritsail
Pair strong group 31 batteries
Minn Kota Max 55, 12v
Bruce anchor and chained 100' rode
Fenders
Pair newish pfd
Telescoping boat hook
Hand held VHF
Extra paint
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John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
(Robert A. Heinlein)


Keep this boat off Craigslist!

Mark Albanese
 

Since it may be awhile before I can do much with it again, I'm offering a bargain on the Jewelbox Jr Sage.

While in need of some cosmetic attention, she's still quite sound.

Comes well found with:

Custom trailer
Dacron lego spritsail
Pair strong group 31 batteries
Minn Kota Max 55, 12v
Bruce anchor and chained 100' rode
Fenders
Pair newish pfd
Telescoping boat hook
Hand held VHF
Extra paint

Will list for $1000 / Coot price $750 obo.

I'm keeping the cat.
Mark

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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Stayner Matt <matt.stayner@...>
 

Andrew,
If you're serious about the R2AK, we should talk. I am working on getting a team together.
-Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:30 PM
To: MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

I'm going to burn a lot of favors when I take a month to do the R2AK, so let's go for 2017, OK?

On 9/30/2015 8:39 AM, tom sorensen tdsoren@yahoo.com [MessaboutW] wrote:

Luck Andy.


When's the Columbia 150? Might have the Robbsboat done by then....

Tom

tom sorensen
tdsoren@yahoo.com <mailto:tdsoren@yahoo.com>



On Sep 29, 2015, at 7:07 PM, Andrew Linn alinn@andrewlinn.com
<mailto:alinn@andrewlinn.com> [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:

Tomorrow, I travel north to complete a circle. I'll be buying a
Newport 16, which you might remember, was the first 'real' sailboat I ever owned.

I have some high hopes for this boat. Doing the Columbia 150 again,
doing the full Race to Alaska, really bopping around the Pacific
Northwest.

Wish me luck.


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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Andrew Linn
 

I'm going to burn a lot of favors when I take a month to do the R2AK, so let's go for 2017, OK?

On 9/30/2015 8:39 AM, tom sorensen tdsoren@yahoo.com [MessaboutW] wrote:

Luck Andy.


When�s the Columbia 150? Might have the Robbsboat done by then�.

Tom

tom sorensen
tdsoren@yahoo.com <mailto:tdsoren@yahoo.com>



On Sep 29, 2015, at 7:07 PM, Andrew Linn alinn@andrewlinn.com <mailto:alinn@andrewlinn.com> [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:

Tomorrow, I travel north to complete a circle. I'll be buying a Newport
16, which you might remember, was the first 'real' sailboat I ever owned.

I have some high hopes for this boat. Doing the Columbia 150 again,
doing the full Race to Alaska, really bopping around the Pacific Northwest.

Wish me luck.


Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Andrew Linn
 

Gene, I love you like a brother. Since I rarely speak to my brother, I might as well disappoint you as much as I do him.

On 9/30/2015 3:56 PM, Gene Berry meangenerok@yahoo.com [MessaboutW] wrote:

Andrew, i hope you get your boat, i hope it is everything and more than what you want, i hope you
get it cheaper than you should. BUT we are going to have BIG problems if you think your going on
the R2AK next year and not do the gaggle of Gooses on the TX200!!!

Gene Berry



On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:07 PM, "Andrew Linn alinn@andrewlinn.com [MessaboutW]" <MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Tomorrow, I travel north to complete a circle. I'll be buying a Newport
16, which you might remember, was the first 'real' sailboat I ever owned.

I have some high hopes for this boat. Doing the Columbia 150 again,
doing the full Race to Alaska, really bopping around the Pacific Northwest.

Wish me luck.


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Re: [MessaboutW] Bench grinder?

Roger Padvorac
 


Thanks for the suggestions, Cal.
 
After looking around, it does look like putting the belt sander on its side would be an easier and quicker way to set it up. This would be especially true if the sander body was a bit squarish.
 
I was wondering about air vents in the sander that might get blocked when laying it down on its side into a frame. Then I realized if you use 2x wood to make the frame to hold it, then you can cut channels for the air to get into or out of the sander. If necessary, you could put 2x wood blocks on a plywood base to make some large channels for air flow.
 
Is this the sander you are talking about?
Yikes! It has 21% one star reviews. Even by today's trash standards that's pretty bad.
 
There are some lucky people because it has 34% five star reviews - I'm glad you were one of the lucky people.
 
One of my handicaps is I have a difficult time coping with stress or uncertainty, so I need my tools to be reliable and expected to last for many years. I'm easily overwhelmed and then get nothing done at all for days. I'm making progress by avoiding situations where that might happen. This fall I don't have to have a belt sander, or anything its jigs can do. So I will save up and hopefully get a belt sander with less than 5% one star reviews.
 
May your day be filled with clarity, grace, strength, insight, balance, cooperation, listening, keeping faith, and warm laughter,
Roger
 

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I use a Skil single speed 3X18 in. belt sander, under $50..  Just lay it on its side with the bag off, and make a holder to keep it level.  Scrap wood and have the table at the lower edge of the belt.  Photos don't do much good as every sander is different.  I have made four over 30 years, so I just " whup up " whatever fits.  

The sander bag tube gets fitted to a vacuum cleaner outlet, no secret there. Mark off the angles you need on the belt table face and use very fine belts as needed.  Finish up with a fine Arkansas stone or better a  Japanese water stone in fine grit,  Mine are 800, and finer than 1200 I think, but numbers are gone now.

i have done all my planes, as a group -- the blades stay sharp for a year with some care, light oil and a few strokes on soft wood first to check sharp, curl, and actual depth expected.  Gotta do that, as I have bought used planes for 25 years so far, who knows whats next ??

later,  Cal




Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Gene Berry <meangenerok@...>
 


Andrew, i hope you get your boat, i hope it is everything and more than what you want, i hope you
get it cheaper than you should. BUT we are going to have BIG problems if you think your going on
the R2AK next year and not do the gaggle of Gooses on the TX200!!!

Gene Berry



On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:07 PM, "Andrew Linn alinn@... [MessaboutW]" wrote:


Tomorrow, I travel north to complete a circle. I'll be buying a Newport
16, which you might remember, was the first 'real' sailboat I ever owned.

I have some high hopes for this boat. Doing the Columbia 150 again,
doing the full Race to Alaska, really bopping around the Pacific Northwest.

Wish me luck.


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Re: [MessaboutW] A sea change is in the offing

Tom Sorensen
 

Luck Andy.

When’s the Columbia 150?  Might have the Robbsboat done by then….

Tom

tom sorensen



On Sep 29, 2015, at 7:07 PM, Andrew Linn alinn@... [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@...> wrote:

Tomorrow, I travel north to complete a circle. I'll be buying a Newport 
16, which you might remember, was the first 'real' sailboat I ever owned.

I have some high hopes for this boat. Doing the Columbia 150 again, 
doing the full Race to Alaska, really bopping around the Pacific Northwest.

Wish me luck.



Re: A sea change is in the offing

David Graybeal
 

Good luck. Hope she's in great shape, and you recreate your first love, and have oodles of adventures aboard!

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