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Re: Coot Conyact List (was: Cals Contact Info. - also are Phone, and PC #'s -- on Coots site??) #'s

dhohman
 

John,

I'm WAY............. behind on messages.
I'd like to be included in your list of Coots.
e-mail me: dan dot hohman at gmail dot com
Thanks!


Re: [MessaboutW] We just got back -- and a good cleat source -- hah !

 

That's the Cleat Guy alright! <g>

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nchbk7f

But why not make some nice wooden cleats?

On Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:39:08 -0700, Cal wrote:

...
Also, just got in some well made 5 inch nylon open hole in base for rope type cleats, on e-bay. Well finished, matt finished, and takes #10 screws or bolts. Pretty cheap at $ 6.95 a pair, free shipping. On e-Bay look for waterdog marine, and fast shipping. Look like Herishoffs, maybe a touch thicker for strength, Good design.

Now I can get rid of those yucky and sharp extruded aluminum ones on Windshear - that cut lines and fingers so well.
...
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be
an apostrophe with fur. (Doug Larson, Olympic Gold Medalist)


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: (Week before) Halloween Yaquina Float

 

The Float, is on Sunday, Cal (time and tide and all that <g>) but Pig Feathers is open. :o)

http://www.coots.org/mb/Float/

There's camping at Elk City, but you can also park overnight in the marina parking lot, just a few steps from the BBQ joint. <g> A good plan might be to camp at Elk City Saturday night, then camp at the marina Sunday night after retrieving your boat, so you don't have to drive after filling up on BBQ.

Sailing on the upper Yaquina is pretty iffy. The river twists and turns and the wind can come from anywhere -- or nowhere. <sigh> I plan on electroboating, or at least having the motor along if I feel too lazy to pull the oars. I'm taking Pickle.

I'm glad you're coming along, Cal. It sounds like we'll have a good turnout.

On Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:39:18 -0700, Cal wrote:

Hi, Bob --- Do we have a camp ground or area to overnight close by?? I was just thinking that I had missed a bunch of coot fun stuff lately. Would my lapstrake 12 footer be good, without the sail rig of course ?? If so, since the pop top is all but sold, I could set up the truck for overnight if there is a parking spot that is ok to use.

If I leave Friday around noon to 1 pm., that should be enough time to get there. Locating the coots site is the next question. Is there a specific place, or is it that obvious from a map ?? Last time I drove to the freeway lakes thing, I got to watch from the lot, since I figured on catching a ride at some point, har !!

Looking forward to it, and packing tomorrow, Thanks -------- Cal
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to
narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. (Booker T.
Washington)


Re: [MessaboutW] air ships > We just got back -- and a good cleat source -- hah !

lendercal@...
 

Thank you Roger, I agree entirely.  The Hindenberg put "Done", to an exciting way to travel.  Our logging and sports balloners have kept some interest, but those things are just expensive privately, and need to be made more steerable.  One landed just beside our train, others got damaged, high power lines accident etc. -- should be a positioning system of some kind to better control where and when they land. Might make them too expensive then, dunnow?? 

When I get my mind made up, and other $$ stuff finished, I still have the other EV power plant here.  Just don't want to start till I know what I need (want) land, sea or (not) air.  Batteries are heavy yet, and I'm not motivated enough to do a whole project.  I have plans for some stuff, but I may have enough stuff to keep running.

Catch you later, good note and reference to check out -- thanks Again --  Cal


Yaquina Float ---- trailer bearing check, campground note, weather colder

lendercal@...
 

Hey, Bob --- it has been raining some at the park, the coast in fall you know.  The river has water enough for the tin sleds, plenty for woodies.  So, she said to bring warm clothes, some wind up the canyons expected.  Might check weather before leaving, just in case. I would plan on an over night, just for grins.

There are sites available at the moment, $20. with discounts for a lot of situations.  I decided that i need to repack wheel bearings before I commit.  I got the trailer over two years ago, and the seller had "just done that" but I haven't looked at them since.  Not a good idea to travel blind, on small roads to remote places.

Thanks Bob, will try to get ER' wet again ----------   Cal 


Re: [MessaboutW] air ships > We just got back -- and a good cleat source -- hah !

Roger Padvorac
 


Hey Cal,
Back at the beginning of air flight, hot air balloons were considered air ships. A traditionally rigged open boat, gliding over the water, has a lot more in common with a hot air balloon than it does with a speed boat. Speed boats, with a thousand horsepower of engines and an enclosed cockpit, have more in common with supersonic jet planes than they do with open sailboats.
 
If you have ever been near one of the super speed boats, then you will have felt how violently noisy they are. I searched google for: speed boat
And found some pretty surrealistic boats.
 
Many of the accounts of people taking trips in hot air balloons use phrases like "sailing though the skies".
 
Once, in the valley between Seattle and Tacoma, I saw a large mass of hot air balloons sail past my home and it was pretty amazing. I haven't seen any of them for a while, and likely the area has become too built up now for hot air balloon trips, which is pretty sad all the way around.
 
May your day be filled with clarity, grace, strength, insight, balance, cooperation, listening, keeping faith, and warm laughter,
Roger
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:39 PM
Subject: [MessaboutW] We just got back -- and a good cleat source -- hah !

We have been to New Mexico visiting Chaco canyon and other ruins there, same weather as here, but they had better water there, go figure.  The Albe-Quirky new Mex. hot air balloon race is a Must Do for fun.  Seeing Darth Vader, Snoopy, the Borden cow, a Kiwi bird, and a pink Pig all in the air is a hoot. The dawn Patrol lift off at 5 am is worth losing sleep over, followed by a mass of 650 ( yes ! 650 ! !) cool balloons in waves. No, not boats -- humm ! how about a "Mary Celeste", or a hard hat diver hot air balloon ??  


Also, just got in some well made 5 inch nylon open hole in base for rope type cleats, on e-bay.  Well finished, matt finished, and takes #10 screws or bolts.  Pretty cheap at $ 6.95 a pair, free shipping.  On e-Bay look for waterdog marine, and fast shipping.  Look like Herishoffs, maybe a touch thicker for strength, Good design.    


Now I can get rid of those yucky and sharp extruded aluminum ones on Windshear - that cut lines and fingers so well.


later, good to be home again,   Cal   


PS  --   Trying to get Charlie, and Joe Lawton on the phone, no pickup, no message ? --- they ok ??


Re: (Week before) Halloween Yaquina Float

boblark@...
 

Cal, that would be great if you can make it.  The campground is in the same park as the boat ramp
http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/parks/page/elk-city-park

That site says the campground is open until the end of Oct (but open all year for boat launch). You should confirm the campground part with Lincoln County before bringing the camper over.


Yup, John's site has the map and all.  It may not be obvious, but the road from Toledo to Elk City is paved, but the one from Hwy 20 to Elk City is a good gravel road, complete with either dust or mud, but that is part of the fun!  You can also drive over via Harlan, which is also neat.


Bob


Re: (Week before) Halloween Yaquina Float

lendercal@...
 

OOPS, going to Johns link, needed to read further --  duh !!  ----   Cal


Re: (Week before) Halloween Yaquina Float

lendercal@...
 

Hi, Bob --- Do we have a camp ground or area to overnight close by??  I was just thinking that I had missed a bunch of coot fun stuff lately.  Would my lapstrake 12 footer be good, without the sail rig of course ??   If so, since the pop top is all but sold, I could set up the truck for overnight if there is a parking spot that is ok to use.

If I leave Friday around noon to 1 pm., that should be enough time to get there.  Locating the coots site is the next question.  Is there a specific place, or is it that obvious from a map ??  Last time I drove to the freeway lakes thing, I got to watch from the lot, since I figured on catching a ride at some point, har !! 

Looking forward to it, and packing tomorrow, Thanks --------   Cal



Re: [MessaboutW] (Week before) Halloween Yaquina Float

shalline chism
 

Hi Bob - Chuck and Shalline will be there.  Looking forward to it.  See you Sunday.



On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:15 PM, "boblark@... [MessaboutW]" wrote:


 
It is this coming weekend, the weather is looking good and Pig Feathers is open.  Plan for the Yaquina R., Elk City to Canyon Quarry boat adventure:
http://coots.org/mb/Float/index.html
Sunday, October 25, is the date.  See John's link for details.

I plan to be there, along with Mike L in his Tik-Tak and Patti L in her Pinguino.  Who else is coming?  We will go direct to Elk City and plan to be there 12:45 or before.  We can coordinate a shuttle then, and I will have the van with seats for 8.

Bob L.
Corvallis




We just got back -- and a good cleat source -- hah !

lendercal@...
 

We have been to New Mexico visiting Chaco canyon and other ruins there, same weather as here, but they had better water there, go figure.  The Albe-Quirky new Mex. hot air balloon race is a Must Do for fun.  Seeing Darth Vader, Snoopy, the Borden cow, a Kiwi bird, and a pink Pig all in the air is a hoot. The dawn Patrol lift off at 5 am is worth losing sleep over, followed by a mass of 650 ( yes ! 650 ! !) cool balloons in waves. No, not boats -- humm ! how about a "Mary Celeste", or a hard hat diver hot air balloon ??  


Also, just got in some well made 5 inch nylon open hole in base for rope type cleats, on e-bay.  Well finished, matt finished, and takes #10 screws or bolts.  Pretty cheap at $ 6.95 a pair, free shipping.  On e-Bay look for waterdog marine, and fast shipping.  Look like Herishoffs, maybe a touch thicker for strength, Good design.    


Now I can get rid of those yucky and sharp extruded aluminum ones on Windshear - that cut lines and fingers so well.


later, good to be home again,   Cal   


PS  --   Trying to get Charlie, and Joe Lawton on the phone, no pickup, no message ? --- they ok ??


(Week before) Halloween Yaquina Float

boblark@...
 

It is this coming weekend, the weather is looking good and Pig Feathers is open.  Plan for the Yaquina R., Elk City to Canyon Quarry boat adventure:
http://coots.org/mb/Float/index.html

Sunday, October 25, is the date.  See John's link for details.


I plan to be there, along with Mike L in his Tik-Tak and Patti L in her Pinguino.  Who else is coming?  We will go direct to Elk City and plan to be there 12:45 or before.  We can coordinate a shuttle then, and I will have the van with seats for 8.


Bob L.

Corvallis



Re: [MessaboutW] Modoc @ Foster

 

Try this link, Joe:

http://tinyurl.com/nw96y8q

or this one of you (or your mail server) are paranoid:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nw96y8q

On Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:21:11 -0700, Sparkin' Joe wrote:

John- I get a big ol' 404 from your link. -Joe Keep on Sparkin'
Joe L
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
It is a great art to saunter. (Henry David Thoreau)


Re: [MessaboutW] skin on frame in PT

 

Thanks for posting that, Dave. Matt has some clever ideas about making SOF boats; using a girder for longitudinal stiffness, and keying the frame components together. I pungled up my $25 and it got me the "PDF plans" for all three boats, which consists of a building manual and a cutting plan for the frame parts. The cutting plans aren't much good unless you can find somebody to print them out full-size -- they don't have any measurements on them so you could lay them out on the plywood "by hand." I'm gonna experiment with importing the cutting plans into a CAD program and adding measurements. I've never much liked full-size paper patterns anyway. :ob The Little Owl might make a good tender for Lazy Jack... :o)

The kits seem reasonably enough priced, but the shipping adds a lot to the cost. <sigh> Now if I was going to Port Townsend anyway... <g>

https://www.hermitcoveboats.com/

I saw one of the Hermit Cove rowboats during the Port Townsend Festival. See attachments.

On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:49:37 -0700, Dave H wrote:

I just saw that my crazy (in a good way) friend Matt up in Port Townsend is making skin-on-frame kits now. Very cool!

http://m.ptleader.com/news/matt-hickey-from-computer-code-to-skin-on-frame-boats/article_3c682cd8-66fe-11e5-a7ca-c38ff34e88ff.html?mode=jqm
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
There is something to be said for every error; but, whatever may
be said for it, the most important thing to be said about it is
that it is erroneous. (G. K. Chesterton)


Re: [MessaboutW] Good deal for Oregon Coot

Dave Hayden
 

Gah! Didn’t mean to send that to the whole list. Sorry! :(

-D


Re: [MessaboutW] Good deal for Oregon Coot

Dave Hayden
 

Hey there Myles! The trailer looks like it would be perfect for my Navigator, if you’re still trying to sell it. The hull’s only 15 foot, but it has around 2 feel of bowsprit, as I recall. The only problem is I’m up in Portland. And I still don’t have a hitch on the car. You, er, weren’t planning on heading north any time soon, were you? :) If not, I can check with the local car rental places and see if they have anything with a hitch. But I’m not sure when I’d have a chance to take a day to drive down and back.

Which is to say: If you can find a local buyer (or feel like hauling it up here—I’d gladly pay you for the trouble), great! If not, I’ll look into whether it’ll be possible for me to come down and pick it up. We’ve got a 2-year-old, so anything longer than an hour or two is hard to plan.

Thanks!
-Dave


skin on frame in PT

Dave Hayden
 

I just saw that my crazy (in a good way) friend Matt up in Port Townsend is making skin-on-frame kits now. Very cool!

http://m.ptleader.com/news/matt-hickey-from-computer-code-to-skin-on-frame-boats/article_3c682cd8-66fe-11e5-a7ca-c38ff34e88ff.html?mode=jqm


Yard Sail

Andrew Linn
 


Re: [MessaboutW] Race to Alaska

Stayner Matt <matt.stayner@...>
 

Thanks Andrew.  I've been looking at a few designs, could do the race with smaller boat and crew, but it would be more fun to be somewhat competitive. The idea is to split boat costs, each crew responsible for their own personal gear. Run the race, then sell the boat after to recoup part of the costs. Likely base the boat in Portland for practice. Let me know if you're interested and we can talk more details.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

On Oct 18, 2015 7:32 AM, "Andrew Linn alinn@... [MessaboutW]" wrote:
 

Guys, I met with Matt of Albany. He is pretty serious about putting
together a team for the 2016 Race to Alaska - good sized crew on a
competitive boat, like 5 guys on a J29.

Start thinking about it. It doesn't have to be you, but if you know
someone who wants/needs a little adventure in his life . . .


Race to Alaska

Andrew Linn
 

Guys, I met with Matt of Albany. He is pretty serious about putting together a team for the 2016 Race to Alaska - good sized crew on a competitive boat, like 5 guys on a J29.

Start thinking about it. It doesn't have to be you, but if you know someone who wants/needs a little adventure in his life . . .

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