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Re: [MessaboutW] Coot burgee flying over Hilo

 

I'm glad you and Virginia made it to Hawaii OK. I enjoyed your write-up in the blog. I was watching your progress, and the global wind map. The Pacific high was a bit, er, confused then. But you managed to have some good sailing days and got there in one piece. :o)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jfld762

or

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-128.71,41.38,712

and

https://share.delorme.com/virginiaford

So you've decided that the Hawaiian Islands are close enough to the South Seas for you? I'll bet you miss the Northwest already. When you get back there are plenty of beautiful places to explore north of here where there's less risk of sunburn. <g> (To me the words "tropical" and "paradise" don't belong together <g>)

Love is built of steel, by the owner, at Oregon City. Launched in 1994. Now registered in Hawaii.

http://ships.findthedata.com/l/220174/Love-in-Oregon-City-OR

http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/pls/webpls/cgv_pkg.vessel_id_list?vessel_id_in=1025308

Have a great time in the islands!

On Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:21 -0700, brandon f wrote:

I finally posted an article about our trip from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, to Hilo, Hawaii, on my blog.
The Log of Hagoth: Sailing from Mexico to Hilo, Hawaii http://hagothlog.blogspot.com/2016/07/sailing-from-mexico-to-hilo-hawaii.html

Thought you guys would want to know the coot flag is flying on the Big Island. We've been here more than a month, but we're headed to the Kona side in the next day or two.

There's a wood ketch called Love from Oregon City moored in the mouth of the river here. Anyone know about it? It looks well kept up. Joe, is that your friend?
--
John (jkohnen@...)
Nobody ought to wear a Greek fisherman's hat unless they meet
two conditions: 1. He is a Greek; 2. He is a Fisherman (Roy
Blount Jr.)


Fern Ridge Boat Show (was: I will bring Thunderer to the shows)

 

Thanks, Cal!

Anyone else planning on coming to the Triton Boat Show on Fern Ridge August 6th? If you can't get the fillable PDF registration form to work (you could also print it our and send it to me by snailmail) you can just send me an email with the info on your boat(s), so we can print something on the display placards. Please don't wait intil the last minute.

Thanks!

(I got reg forms from Rob K, Dick, Dennis B and Jim C. Thanks)

On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:21:13 -0700, Cal wrote:

Now that it's done and quieted It should show better by a bunch. below I organized the info. for easier print out and poster, I hope. Looking forward to a better, and way quieter show this year. I have in mind to have a complete double sized battery pack by show time. That and the Honda genset pretty well releases me from shore for as long a one gallon of "recharging" gas holds out, about two days.
...
--
John (jkohnen@...)
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
(Clarence Darrow)


Re: [MessaboutW] A Visit to the Museum in Coos Bay

 

I'll bet it could be built out of plywood too, but build a model first. Converting old, simple-looking designs to plywood isn't always as easy as it looks. ;o) All that flare in the sides might defeat plywood when it tries to twist in to meet the stem. If it does, doing the sides with three or four narrower, glued plywood lapstrake "planks" might be possible.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/28125312942/in/album-72157668057731153/

The great flare narrows the waterline when the boat is light, so it probably rows nice when it's not full of crabs, though you've got to drag the shallow keel around all the time, but there isn't a centerboard trunk taking up space in the middle of the boat. I've learned to love that feature of Pearl. ;o)

I think the Coos Bay Boatbuilding Center got the plans for the skiff from the Smithsonian, but my memory may be playing tricks on me. You'll have to ask them:

http://coosbayboatbuildingcenter.org/about-us.html

On Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:42:21 -0700, Jim P wrote:

Oh Boy, another boat plan to put into my file cabinet and build some day....... Maybe ......could easily be built from plywood. Jim P.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157668057731153

They've got a couple of our friend Jerry Alvey's boats but, alas, no Cooscraft. Well worth a visit.

http://www.cooshistory.org/
--
John (jkohnen@...)
Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and
take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes,
civilize and sterilize you. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)


Re: [MessaboutW] A Visit to the Museum in Coos Bay

James Pettycrew
 

Oh Boy, another boat plan to put into my file cabinet and build some day....... Maybe ......could easily be built from plywood. Jim P.



From: "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW]"
To: Western Oregon Messabouts
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: [MessaboutW] A Visit to the Museum in Coos Bay

While in the Bay Area the other day I stopped by the new Coos History 
Museum, just opened last fall. It's a real nice museum with some 
interesting stuff:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157668057731153

They've got a couple of our friend Jerry Alvey's boats but, alas, no 
Cooscraft. Well worth a visit.

http://www.cooshistory.org/

--
John (jkohnen@...)
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)


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Hi John K. -- I will bring Thunderer to the shows

lendercal@...
 

Now that it's done and quieted It should show better by a bunch.  below I organized the info. for easier print out and poster, I hope.  Looking forward to a better, and way quieter show this year.  I have in mind to have a complete double sized battery pack by show time.  That and the Honda genset pretty well releases me from shore for as long a one gallon of "recharging" gas holds out, about two days.


The hull is marine ply, epoxied, fiber-glassed & rot protected

Figure 17 ft. long by 6 ft. hull, adjustable height motor bracket

12 hp solid state motor and power controls, with foot throttle

Lower unit is a 50 hp. Evinrude OB redone to fit electric drive

48 volt motor, water cooled with a 12 1/2 in. by 12 pitch prop 


Main pack Auto charging, is 4 - 12 v. deep cycle 800 batteries,  

Run time depends on hull speed, full recharge in about 4 hours

Many lakes will give free recharge, or I carry a small generator

You can recharge while running to extend the fun time on water

separate system 50 lb thrust Minn Kota as back up 12 volt power


The cabin has a skylight, that & the side panels are removable

Beaching  is easy with a "walk through" over the bow to shore

Also works as an open boat with bimini top that folds for shade

Uses air mattress with bag for overnight, has head and cooking


Cost to operate, batteries @ 3 years use, no gas, no shop time 

Like a big shop vacuum, use weekly and put away clean is all !! 



Maybe this can be transferred, or expanded to use as is, John ??  Been a long struggle on getting this all settled in.  Would be a ton easier now, even the lead acid batteries are getting more power per square inch.  Open cell lead is less efficient, but way easier to replace in a pinch, or bring an extra pack to jump cord in.  Even 24 volt batts can be used to do a back up.  I have a step down transformer to use my 48 volt bike batt. stepped down to 12 v. for Minn Kota  power, (to be tested for time yet) !!


 Again, thanks for reminding me,  Cal




Re: [MessaboutW] Hello Coots Weekender for sale

Andrew Linn
 

That is a GORGEOUS boat. You are going to regret selling her. Best of luck.

On 7/12/2016 4:53 PM, 'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW] wrote:
That didn't work very well...

Here's the link to the ad for the Weekender:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/boa/5680013591.html

On Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:57:02 -0700, Bruce G wrote:
Hi Bruce here -I met some of you at last years Toledo Lake Messabout.
Need to sell my beloved weekender


Tsinquaw (NW longneck water dragon) Anyone interested???


Dovekie for sale in Portland

Seth Bloombaum <sbloombaum@...>
 

Being sold at WSC:


This is a sweet looker... with really big leeboards! Wow!

Best,
Seth
the other one, in Portland
 
 

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Re: [MessaboutW] Hello Coots Weekender for sale

 

That didn't work very well...

Here's the link to the ad for the Weekender:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/boa/5680013591.html

On Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:57:02 -0700, Bruce G wrote:
Hi Bruce here -I met some of you at last years Toledo Lake Messabout. Need to sell my beloved weekender


Tsinquaw (NW longneck water dragon) Anyone interested???
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You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
(Anne Lamott)


Hello Coots Weekender for sale

Bruce Goodrich <saltypappy@...>
 




sailboat -16' Stevenson weekender
Hi Bruce here -I met some of you at last years Toledo Lake Messabout. Need to sell my beloved weekender
Tsinquaw (NW longneck water dragon) Anyone interested???


Re: Bob Launches a Scamp, and Andy Tests a Corky

boblark@...
 

Thanks for the pictures, John.  Well done, as always! 

It was a fine day, and thanks to John, Joe, Andrew and Janet for being there. Having Andrew acting Corky was one fine addition.

The name of our SCAMP (caps because it is short for Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project) is "Wave Guide," as we know she will guide us faithfully through the waves.  She is sail number 343, and was built from the kit of plywood sold by SCA http://smallcraftadvisor.com/scamp-sailboat/
The kit saves much work and for me was well worth while.

The "Wave" family, is, so far:
Short Wave a Capri 14.2 (with the Boy Scouts)
New Wave a Catalina 22 (now owned by Scott and still at Richardson)
Micro Wave the Oughtred Acorn 8 I have out quite a bit
Wavelet a CLC Mill Creek 13 kayak (Janet's)
Wavelet II a CLC Chesapeake 16 kayak
Wavelet III a Pygmy Pinguino Sport 13-ft kayak
Wave Watcher the Bolger Birdwatcher-II
Wave Guide the new SCAMP

Somebody always wants a "Tidal Wave," but the trend is to smaller boats, so it may not happen.

And yes, waveguide was an invention of the early 1930's, that one could send radio waves through hollow conductive pipe.  Ask if you want to know more!!

Cheers, Bob

PS-I sailed her today in the driveway, so sailing on the water is coming soon.


New MinnK. Prop -- 2 vs. 3 blades

lendercal@...
 

Lapstrake flat bottom, same motor, same crew Myles S. & I,  AM light wind.  Fresh Interstate 27s.   For those who want the short version, I liked the extra low speed "grunt", and wind control.  The top end is still dictated by weight, hull shape, and --  wait for it !! -- waterline length to hull speed ratios.  Not much surprise, ONE mph so can't waterski !!  Not done on the same day, but conditions were pretty close.  Trips were about like a one way from Paulina lodge to the coots camp, not sailing


Now a bit more, as top speed went from 3.8 ( stock), to 4.3mph (3 blade) ---- up/down wind average

Cruise MPH on stock prop 2.5 mph, to 3.2 mph (3 blade)  ---  Half way between 50 & 75% power set.

We did notice smoother performance to wind direction at 60 % == trolling speed, perhaps with a lighter boat or less weight, the speed difference would be greater. Battery life, that was way good with the MKota  Optimizer, pulse drive.  About 1.5 hours each trip, still didn't use enough to make a difference in rpm when switched between battery A and the B, should have noticed some difference if there was a significant power draw.

Power Down for the evening -------   Cal





Coot burgee flying over Hilo

Brandon
 

I finally posted an article about our trip from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, to Hilo, Hawaii, on my blog. 

The Log of Hagoth: Sailing from Mexico to Hilo, Hawaii

Thought you guys would want to know the coot flag is flying on the Big Island. We've been here more than a month, but we're headed to the Kona side in the next day or two.


There's a wood ketch called Love from Oregon City moored in the mouth of the river here. Anyone know about it? It looks well kept up. Joe, is that your friend?


Brandon

SV Oceanus, Columbia 43

Reed's Bay, Hilo, Hawaii



Re: [MessaboutW] Coot Clubhouse?

Hank
 

At least you did not say "Fern Ridge".
Looks pretty tall to go under the power lines otherwise if you buy it you can park it at my house.


On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 8:10 PM, 'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@...> wrote:
Your driveway.

On Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:23:01 -0700, Hank wrote:

> Where would we keep it?
>
>>
>> http://www.pacificboatbrokers.com/details.asp?File_Number=WA4822
>>

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Re: [MessaboutW] Coot Clubhouse?

 

Your driveway. <g>

On Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:23:01 -0700, Hank wrote:

Where would we keep it?


http://www.pacificboatbrokers.com/details.asp?File_Number=WA4822
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Re: [MessaboutW] Coot Clubhouse?

Hank
 

Where would we keep it?

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM, 'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@...> wrote:
"This boat can go back to work carrying passengers, can be used as a
floating restaurant, could be converted into a really nice live-aboard, or
would also make a very good office. Vessel has been in fresh water so
there is very little corrosion. Vessel can be brought down the lock system
to Portland, Oregon or trucked to the Puget Sound. "

http://www.pacificboatbrokers.com/images_all.asp?File_Number=WA4822

http://www.pacificboatbrokers.com/details.asp?File_Number=WA4822

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Coot Clubhouse?

 

"This boat can go back to work carrying passengers, can be used as a floating restaurant, could be converted into a really nice live-aboard, or would also make a very good office. Vessel has been in fresh water so there is very little corrosion. Vessel can be brought down the lock system to Portland, Oregon or trucked to the Puget Sound. "

http://www.pacificboatbrokers.com/images_all.asp?File_Number=WA4822

http://www.pacificboatbrokers.com/details.asp?File_Number=WA4822

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How's it goin' Sparkin' & steamin' Joe Lawton ??

lendercal@...
 

Hey, Joe !!  Now that things have settled in a bit, how about a phone call like this Monday morning, earlier is better ??  Asked a couple times about new phone, address etc. but didn't find the reply.

Are you doing Toledo this year (for starters) and would you be interested in doing some boating with me trying out several EV power and prop questions ??   Myles Swift and I have been out a few times, but others are welcome of course.  When the weather cooperates, we get out there with the boat that fits the company and mood.   

Looking towards a visit at some point, ----  Thanks,  Cal


Of Corkys and Kayaks, Part II

Andrew Linn
 

This week's fun at the Boathouse has been posted at:
http://toledocommunityboathouse.com/2016/160709_bh/index.htm


A Visit to the Museum in Coos Bay

 

While in the Bay Area the other day I stopped by the new Coos History Museum, just opened last fall. It's a real nice museum with some interesting stuff:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157668057731153

They've got a couple of our friend Jerry Alvey's boats but, alas, no Cooscraft. Well worth a visit.

http://www.cooshistory.org/

--
John (jkohnen@...)
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)


Of Corkys and Kayaks, Part II

Andrew Linn
 

This week's fun at the Boathouse has been posted at:
http://toledocommunityboathouse.com/2016/160709_bh/index.htm

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