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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
>>

--
John (jkohnen@...)
The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-
tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and
truth. (H. L. Mencken)


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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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The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-
tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and
truth. (H. L. Mencken)


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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John (jkohnen@...)
Euphemism is a euphemism for lying. (Bobbie Gentry)


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


Re: [MessaboutW] News

 

This link should work, but you'll have to answer a questionnaire to see the article. Nice to see Dave's boat get some ink and to see the Coot burgee flying in a Jim's local fishwrapper. Sounds like Dave's family had quite a party!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hg2uzr5

Or

http://democratherald.com/news/mid-valley-campgrounds-waters-busy-with-holiday-revelers/article_2c8865ab-c422-5896-b872-872e56b3eb7b.html

On July 9, 2016 6:27:29 PM PDT, "Jhcalbany@... [MessaboutW]" <MessaboutW@...> wrote:

Over the holidays there was a picture of David Bray in the Democrat
Herald news paper. I've tried to find it and post it here, but I can't
find it. Maybe one of you could try. Cool pict, even had the coot flag.
Jim Cooper
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Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


News

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

Over the holidays there was a picture of David Bray in the Democrat Herald news paper. I've tried to find it and post it here, but I can't find it. Maybe one of you could try. Cool pict, even had the coot flag.

Jim Cooper


Re: [MessaboutW] Bob Launches a Scamp, and Andy Tests a Corky

kent <olsenkent@...>
 

That inner tube boat is awesome
Kent

On Jul 9, 2016, at 12:29 PM, 'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@...> wrote:

Here are some of the photos I took the other day at Fern Ridge. Bob L
launched his Scamp, Waveguide, for the first time, and Andrew sailed a
Corky:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157670840362955

All of Bob's boats have "wave" in their names. In case you're wondering
what a "waveguide" is, they're things that conduct radio waves using
magic, or at least that's what it seems like to those of us who aren't
radioheads. ;o)

What us Wavelengths sail number, Bob? Can you share the text of your
christening speech with us? I thought it was real good. Wavelength looked
real nice out on the water!

The corky worked better than I expected...

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get
a lot of scum on the top. (Edward Abbey)


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Bob Launches a Scamp, and Andy Tests a Corky

 

Here are some of the photos I took the other day at Fern Ridge. Bob L launched his Scamp, Waveguide, for the first time, and Andrew sailed a Corky:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157670840362955

All of Bob's boats have "wave" in their names. In case you're wondering what a "waveguide" is, they're things that conduct radio waves using magic, or at least that's what it seems like to those of us who aren't radioheads. ;o)

What us Wavelengths sail number, Bob? Can you share the text of your christening speech with us? I thought it was real good. Wavelength looked real nice out on the water!

The corky worked better than I expected...

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get
a lot of scum on the top. (Edward Abbey)


Re: [MessaboutW] Lots o lashing at the Boathouse this weekend

 

I got hung up down in the Bay Area until too late to get some lashing done in Toledo. Had to settle for Carolina style BBQ on the way home instead of Pig Feathers. <g> Too much BSing with Pete and Mike at the Coos Bay Boatbuilding Center, BSing with that old fisherman crabbing on the dock, visiting the new history museum and BSing witht the gals at the counter... But I didn't find anybody to BS with at the shipyard. <shrug>

On Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:26:24 -0700, Andrew wrote:

Lots o lashing - 4 stringers for one boat, 6 for the other, 19 lashings
for each stringer, 190 all together. PLUS modifying and testing the
Corky. Should be a GREAT weekend. Come on down and enjoy the fun.
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John (jkohnen@...)
I want people to talk to one another no matter what their
difference of opinion might be. (Studs Terkel)


Re: [MessaboutW] Lots o lashing at the Boathouse this weekend

Tom Sorensen
 

I might buy a used Miata tonight.  Might make a good “test trip” to come down for a lashing…..

Tom

tom sorensen



On Jul 8, 2016, at 11:26 AM, Andrew Linn alinn@... [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@...> wrote:

Lots o lashing - 4 stringers for one boat, 6 for the other, 19 lashings 
for each stringer, 190 all together. PLUS modifying and testing the 
Corky. Should be a GREAT weekend. Come on down and enjoy the fun.



Lots o lashing at the Boathouse this weekend

Andrew Linn
 

Lots o lashing - 4 stringers for one boat, 6 for the other, 19 lashings for each stringer, 190 all together. PLUS modifying and testing the Corky. Should be a GREAT weekend. Come on down and enjoy the fun.


Corky 1.5 sea trials are up

Andrew Linn
 


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: The Corky Evolves

Andrew Linn
 

I think that's what I'm using - an R20, I do believe.

https://outdoorsupplyinc.com/float-tubes/3-pack-huge-44-new-truck-inner-tube-river-tubes-snow-tubes.html

I tried to have one rule - just one. The only rule was "It has to look substantially like a Corky" But no - people built shells around then, want two, three, or more tubes, want to use any kind of flotation, etc.

On 7/7/2016 9:13 PM, 'phil' phil@... [MessaboutW] wrote:

So does this mean if I use a Semi truck tube we can call it a Corky Goose ? !
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*Sent:* Thursday, July 07, 2016 8:19 PM
*To:* MessaboutW@... <mailto:MessaboutW@...>
*Subject:* Re: [MessaboutW] Re: The Corky Evolves

Sorry... Don't know HOW that went out saying Ohil instead of Phil!!

-DaveT

On Jul 7, 2016, at 8:17 PM, Dave Thompson dave_tek@... <mailto:dave_tek@...> [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@... <mailto:MessaboutW@...>> wrote:


Seatte Boat show -- great fun

lendercal@...
 

Found the E-boat people at the show.  Good sources, sat and chatted about systems, the twin motor wood hull ski boat - Fabulous - a wood hulled, cabin rig with a Fork lift motor - Very comfy cruiser- and the e- speedboat part of the power boat racing club, cool hand built outdrives.  Really glad we went, next trip there is a boat & breakfast deal, yep.   One entrant might be coming down this way, I'm hoping for a freeway lakes, Fern Ridge, Dorena, or similar cruise for a day, two boats or more if we can get a day messabout, more on that later.


I made arrangements that if anything happens to me, all my boats and shop goes to the Wood boat house there, as a donation.  Now I can build without wondering what happens next.  If you give while you live, you know where it goes, eh ??   However, the inflatable and another kayak, will go on sale, probably the sail boat after this electric is done and proven out.  Glassing the bottom maybe tomorrow, then paint, getting closer.


The boat to Lummi Island for dinner -- picture hand smoked alder salmon, done on wood sticks over a pit fire, with all the extras you could ever hold.  Then picture having them try to give seconds, thirds, on all that very fine salmon.  With this was an excellent story teller of tribal legends both ways, cool. 


Then I get back, and find that a neighbor has a commercial machine shop close to me.  looks like maybe I can get some engineered components for the new build.  Having lunch soon over that one.


Night Fell, time to nap out, bye Coots,  ----   Cal


  

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