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Toledo Messabout

 

It was a Real Good messabout! :o) Thanks, Bud, for letting us stay at the marina (and me in the parking lot). The pizza joint was open, so we had a good feed Sunday and Monday nights. Bud joined us for Sunday dinner and told us about his vacation to Belgium, Normandy and Brittany.

The weather was warm and sunny and the tides were mild. Unfortunately, the wind wasn't very cooperative, blowing strong from the east, mostly, but of course coming from every which way the rest of the time. <sigh> In Depot Slough the wind wasn't too strong, but its usual flukey self.. Jim left Raven for me to play with Monday. Thanks, Jim! I took steps toward procuring a boat of my own to cartop when I'm towing the myPod.

You shoulda been there!

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Life's more amusing than we thought. (Andrew Lang)


Re: Better vehicle Mileage -- Seek and Ye May Save !!

 

Congratulations on getting that comfortable, economical cruiser from La Verne, Cal. I guess. Pickups are awfully handy. But it isn't so nice to have to suffer the poor mileage of a pickup every day when you only need it now and then... A utility trailer and the Corolla will probably work fine for you. 80,000 miles! That's just getting broken in for a Toyota. :o)

On 10/16/2018 5:41 AM, Electri-Cal wrote:
Just worked on the Corolla yesterday,
...
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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)


One Man's Island Kingdom

 

I received an unsolicited email from the "Prince" asking me not to attend an antiterrorism conference in Portugal, because They've been persecuting him. I've changed my plans. <g> But isn't this a neat little private islet?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Pontinha

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good. (Sophocles)


Oh Yeah, Tundra Fate !!

Electri-Cal
 

Checked yesterday with Ashley, at Kendall motors.  After the 3 day waiting period, they will have it for sale on the budget lot here.  One guy at the trailer hitch place asked where he could check it out, yesterday.    Maybe with a warranty or their dealership safety check, it would be a good deal, but it is theirs ti decide now.

"Nuff said, on that anyhow,  Cal


Better vehicle Mileage -- Seek and Ye May Save !!

Electri-Cal
 

Just worked on the Corolla yesterday, looking for gas mileage as a curiosity.  For years got average of 28 to 31 mpg. on the history save -- OK, but not exceptional.  I put STA-BIL in the regular gas to clean the injector system a bit  Then added Marvel mystery oil, which I always use to gas and oil.  After about 50 miles around town, plus the freeway home it went to 34.1 ----  an easy upgrade in my book.   The Tundra never used oil, ran perfect, so the additives work for me, over 40 years so far.

Not all rigs are the same of course, but Toyota Corolla was easy to figure, since we have had it for years without anything except regular pump gas.  Maybe I will try this again soon, but with a new set of premium plugs (broken in a bit) and new air filter, -- then recalibrate the costs.  Doing that in steps might be tough to figure so that's a mini tune up scenario.  Third stage might be one full tank of premium, rechecking mileage could give some definitive Corolla figures, on a motor with close to 80K miles.

Later --  Cal


Tundra Gone -- Checking in with a Ford Fusion for her !!

Electri-Cal
 

Got it !!  2017 ford Fusion SE in Champaigne Metal flake with coffee/cream interior.  Was executive car for U of O Guests or Prof.  so we just clicked it to 15K on the way home. Full dealer serviced, all upgrades

with new Michelins, and got more than I figured for the Tundra as  trade and the added discount figures.  Finally she gets a quiet car !!  Ah, yep – I sometimes get dibs for Thursday lunch cruises, she will use the Corolla --  sweet.  My years on the Toyota lot paid off, once again.

 

As a note, that model has a melody as a warning sound. Most have a single note, so this car works better for hard of hearing folks.  Also has a “best I saw” light system to signal problems, great dash layout !!

 

The Toyota Corolla is now my official day and tow vehicle, at 42 mpg., life is better than with the trucks 17.  Hitch fits Surprise, with an extender I can launch most anyplace, and not bust the bank to do the trip.  Thanks to Myles  - John – Charlie and Joe -- for the ideas on downsizing for better trips.  Good thing I kept my tent gear just in case.

 

Thursday will have it for a demo run !!  John, and Charlie will get a call for the break in cruise of course.   I’m looking forward to that, on the back roads with the colors out and no rain yet .

 

More fun,   Cal

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Electri-Cal
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 7:05 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] Great 'ol Tundra -- will be gone today, Traded in forHer next car !!

 

Picking up new car today after breakfast, if last minute deal works.  I sure wish the Tundra V-8 with camper shell would have had a better new home than a “Trade in” !!!  Mine has the original Land Cruiser V-8 and all the good stuff.

 

I didn’t have time to find a new private buyer, so it looks like my Good friend and boat camping buddy will get bought for only $2,500.  Sad end to a great runner that has been well maintained, but I have a new boat puller for smaller ones now.

 

Will be back to boats soon, after all the towing rig changes have been made.  Gotta do this on her day off, so it came up pretty quickly.  Would have liked to pass it on for a coot, but that’s life, and I did offer it last week with zero inquiries, so it gets gone.

 

Later, Coots -----  Cal

 

 

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From: John Kohnen
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:02 PM
To: Oregon Coots
Subject: [oregoncoots] Good News & Bad News about the Toledo MessaboutTomorrow

 

The Good News: Bud is letting us moor our boats for free. We've gotta

use the new "Transient" docks on the upstream side of the new Boathouse.

 

The Bad News: The pizza joint seems to be closed on Sundays! :o( So

Sunday dinner will probably be at the Timbers.

 

Bonus Good News: Bud will probably join us for dinner Sunday to tell us

about his recent vacation to Belgium, Normandy and Brittany.

 

http://www.coots.org/mb/Toledo-1/

 

The Weatherman is still promising fine weather. :o)

 

--

John (jkohnen@...)

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil. (Charles Francis Richter,

co-inventor of a logarithmic scale for measuring earthquakes)

 

 

 

 

 


Great 'ol Tundra -- will be gone today, Traded in for Her next car !!

Electri-Cal
 

Picking up new car today after breakfast, if last minute deal works.  I sure wish the Tundra V-8 with camper shell would have had a better new home than a “Trade in” !!!  Mine has the original Land Cruiser V-8 and all the good stuff.

 

I didn’t have time to find a new private buyer, so it looks like my Good friend and boat camping buddy will get bought for only $2,500.  Sad end to a great runner that has been well maintained, but I have a new boat puller for smaller ones now.

 

Will be back to boats soon, after all the towing rig changes have been made.  Gotta do this on her day off, so it came up pretty quickly.  Would have liked to pass it on for a coot, but that’s life, and I did offer it last week with zero inquiries, so it gets gone.

 

Later, Coots -----  Cal

 

 

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From: John Kohnen
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:02 PM
To: Oregon Coots
Subject: [oregoncoots] Good News & Bad News about the Toledo MessaboutTomorrow

 

The Good News: Bud is letting us moor our boats for free. We've gotta

use the new "Transient" docks on the upstream side of the new Boathouse.

 

The Bad News: The pizza joint seems to be closed on Sundays! :o( So

Sunday dinner will probably be at the Timbers.

 

Bonus Good News: Bud will probably join us for dinner Sunday to tell us

about his recent vacation to Belgium, Normandy and Brittany.

 

http://www.coots.org/mb/Toledo-1/

 

The Weatherman is still promising fine weather. :o)

 

--

John (jkohnen@...)

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil. (Charles Francis Richter,

co-inventor of a logarithmic scale for measuring earthquakes)

 

 

 

 


Good News & Bad News about the Toledo Messabout Tomorrow

 

The Good News: Bud is letting us moor our boats for free. We've gotta use the new "Transient" docks on the upstream side of the new Boathouse.

The Bad News: The pizza joint seems to be closed on Sundays! :o( So Sunday dinner will probably be at the Timbers.

Bonus Good News: Bud will probably join us for dinner Sunday to tell us about his recent vacation to Belgium, Normandy and Brittany.

http://www.coots.org/mb/Toledo-1/

The Weatherman is still promising fine weather. :o)

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil. (Charles Francis Richter, co-inventor of a logarithmic scale for measuring earthquakes)


Re: Autumn Messabout Starting Sunday at Toledo, Oct. 14-16

 

Bob and Dennis plan on getting to the launch ramp about noonish. I'm glad you can join us!

On 10/13/2018 11:33 AM, Waldport Jim wrote:
I should be able to make it on Sunday (tomorrow).  I have to be in The Valley on Monday.
What time do people plan to get there tomorrow?
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John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. (Edna St. Vincent Millay)


Re: Autumn Messabout Starting Sunday at Toledo, Oct. 14-16

jim reim
 

I should be able to make it on Sunday (tomorrow).  I have to be in The Valley on Monday.
What time do people plan to get there tomorrow?

Jim R

On ‎Thursday‎, ‎October‎ ‎11‎, ‎2018‎ ‎11‎:‎14‎:‎54‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Just because it's gonna be warm and sunny, there's a good pizza joint
across the streets, and Bob L wants to put his SCAMP in the water one
last time before the rains set in, we're gonna have a a messabout at
Toledo starting Sunday. There's dock space if you want to tie up your
boat overnight, but you might have to pay for it. Contact the Port for
more info. Be sure to tell them you're a Coot coming for the messabout.
More details here:


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One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell by
Dickens without laughing. (Oscar Wilde)





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Re: Advice giving Coots

Hank
 

Sounds like a fun group!
Hank


Autumn Messabout Starting Sunday at Toledo, Oct. 14-16

 

Just because it's gonna be warm and sunny, there's a good pizza joint across the streets, and Bob L wants to put his SCAMP in the water one last time before the rains set in, we're gonna have a a messabout at Toledo starting Sunday. There's dock space if you want to tie up your boat overnight, but you might have to pay for it. Contact the Port for more info. Be sure to tell them you're a Coot coming for the messabout. More details here:

http://www.coots.org/mb/Toledo-1/

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell by Dickens without laughing. (Oscar Wilde)


Re: Advice giving Coots

Richard Green
 

Great! Thanks for sharing that.

Rich


Re: Advice giving Coots

 

He's alive! :o) I'm happy to see you've survived the hurricanes, and politics, back there in North Carolina. Thanks for the link.

On 10/11/2018 8:55 PM, Frank E M wrote:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/09/27/self-proclaimed-old-coots-offer-life-advice-farmers-market-their-slogan-its-probably-bad-advice-its-free/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.71d073b80351
or

https://tinyurl.com/yd72jpbe

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John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. (Catherine the Great)


Advice giving Coots

Frank E Mabrey
 


Re: At Last -- a great chiropractor who knows physical age fixes

Electri-Cal
 

As I said here is the Info. on my Chiropractor  ---  Hansen Chiropractic   2000 Cal Young Road,  Suite. D,  Eugene OR.,   541-343-6220   

Eric Hansen DC --  21 years experience               Web Site  --  Hansen-Chiropractic.com


At Last -- a great chiropractor who knows physical age fixes

Electri-Cal
 

This is off topic, but if I have a cranky neck, stiff back or other joint problems.  I'm not taking the boat out or doing fun stuff as much.  I have had age and work related stuff for years, periodically.  latest was during our trip,  after that I followed a different path.  First I got a set of neck and upper spine x rays, through Health Net (insurance provider), and my doctor, which gave us a way to see what was wrong - really.  I took those to my local Chiropractor for evaluation for a sit down evaluation. Those nerve ends go through pretty small holes, and the cushions between bones do lose flexibility over a life.  That radiating pain can be reduced or e improved with some care, everybody has different  spinal stuff with age.

Now I know where the recurring problem lies, what treatment will adjust that problem, and that there is a machine which will help restore the spinal disc pillows (in my case) to a more normal shape and load bearing potential.  With time and more care that I was providing before, I hope to restore some of the movement, and avoid neck surgery for the normal aging process in my specific case.  At least save my neck from more damage over time, it's called being proactive.
 
Yeah, yeah !!  I spent the bucks ( reasonable !! ) to help with more nagging neck pain, but after a couple weeks of feeling "off kilter" it needed to be done.  So far so good, I have the way to get back in shape, and a doctor that finally knows what works to help fix the aging process in anyones body for longer pain free periods.  I am going to add his contact info., and No I do Not get anything from this except that satisfaction from maybe helping another person with feeling better, that is with or without the X rays as a "full assist" with a recurring problem.  Yes, it is worth a trip down this way, maybe a lunch or coffee break, while we are that close ??

Nothings an easy fix at close to 80, but this is good for me, see Ya!! -----  Cal






Re: Website content

Richard Green
 

I’ve gone many times to either the spring or fall swap/sale at Fisheries Supply in Seattle.  Feller has to get there early to score the good stuff but it’s been going on for years.  Lots of “vendors”, lots of buyers, and Fisheries usually throws in some scratch and dent.  Best if a seller gets there at 0300 for the easiest spots to access for selling, the real bargains are usually gone by 0900 for sure but tons of gear for sale of a wide variety..


Rich

On Oct 8, 2018, at 9:52 AM, Claire Acord <whidbeyboatpainter@...> wrote:

Thank you for all the suggestions!  We found 10 in business marine thrift stores, from Oregon up to BC.  Really appreciate all of the feedback!  Our hardworking webmistress has set up a separate page as a draft and we will finalize it soon.
Check it out here:
http://tscapuget.org/resources/marine_thrift_stores.html
Now, I think we will perhaps look at the established swap meets...what do you folks know about that?
cheers
Claire
Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord, President TSCA-Puget Sound


On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM Claire Acord <whidbeyboatpainter@...> wrote:
Was thinking a list of marine thrift stores/used equipment places might be good to put on our Chapter website...I know about the sailboat wrecking yard, and the northwest maritime center thrift shop...but there must be more...what places do you folks know about?
Best
Claire
--
Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord


Re: Website content

Claire Acord
 

Thank you for all the suggestions!  We found 10 in business marine thrift stores, from Oregon up to BC.  Really appreciate all of the feedback!  Our hardworking webmistress has set up a separate page as a draft and we will finalize it soon.
Check it out here:
http://tscapuget.org/resources/marine_thrift_stores.html
Now, I think we will perhaps look at the established swap meets...what do you folks know about that?
cheers
Claire
Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord, President TSCA-Puget Sound


On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM Claire Acord <whidbeyboatpainter@...> wrote:
Was thinking a list of marine thrift stores/used equipment places might be good to put on our Chapter website...I know about the sailboat wrecking yard, and the northwest maritime center thrift shop...but there must be more...what places do you folks know about?
Best
Claire
--
Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord


Getting the Truck ready to trade in, darn it

Electri-Cal
 

lookin' for a good week here.  I just hooked Surprise to La Vernes Toyota Corolla, and test drove it Sunday.  That works good, those extra wide car tires and new mag wheels made the hill pretty easy, back up camera is great too.  I can see the trailer wheels better, so now the next part can start.   La Verne would like a new car for her commute, so I'm volunteering to take her Corolla, and use my Tundra as a trade in, unless I sell it first.

I hate to sell the Tundra, but at some point I don't need to carry stuff like I used to.  Bought it new, with the original Land Cruiser 4.7 V8 and my local mech. and I kept my rigt in good shape.   Has a matching shell, with 6 and a half ft. bed space  Still has good oil pressure and gets like new gas mileage, seats always covered, had a tranny check done, and has an added later Toyota self locking rear end, air shocks, trailer stuff etc.   She needs a new car, and I don't pull heavy boats any more.  Winter is a good time to hunt, so if anybody needs a good truck -- before it gets gone to the dealer, -- they can come and drive this one, and make an offer if they like it, won't hurt my feelings in any case.  If I needed it, it wouldn't be for sale.

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