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Re: Boat Storage

Frank E Mabrey
 

Don't forget you have boats at my ranch in Beavercreek.  i suppose I could take another but you would have to clear weeds around the existing one(s) and make sure we have access to the back pasture.

Frank

On 9/11/2019 3:40 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io wrote:

I have too many boats. Several on trailers. And too few places to park them.

And I am very seriously considering taking on another. But I can't unless I find somewhere handy and cheap/free to park it. The only place left is my own driveway. Which notion has been vetoed by the High Command. She says, "I don't care how many boats you have - as long as none of them live in our driveway." I considered suggesting I park it in the front yard... but doubt THAT idea will gain any traction either.


So I'm looking for ideas. Anyone have a spare parking spot in or near NE Portland?  Anyone have any ideas for such a spot? What I'd love is 4 such spots - in order to consolidate and get them all closer , but I know I'm dreaming. So at this point, I'd be quite happy with one.

All thoughts welcome - even Dirt's hairbraine... errrr, that is...  'creative' ideas!! <G>

Coots and Lower Columbia TSCA Fall Equinox Messabout

 

From Allen B in Cathlamet:

Attached is a flyer for our upcoming Fall Equinox Small Boat Messabout.  We’ll be holding the messabout at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet, WA starting Friday afternoon (or when folks start showing up) September 20 and we’ll wrap up when folks start going home on Sunday, September 22.  We hope you can attend.  It will be a rather unstructured event consisting of just having fun in our boats – motor, sail, paddle, or row.   The chapter will have a rented campsite at the marina with our canopy set up and a campfire both nights.  Saturday evening we’ll have a hotdog roast around the campfire with the basics provided by the chapter.  Bring a side dish, chips, desert, or whatever, if you’d like.  BYOB.

For folks from out of town, you are welcome to sleep on your boats or rent a camp site, yurt, or cabin at the marina.  Depending on the size of the campsite we rent there may be room for a couple small backpacking tents.  Attend if you can and be sure to bring your boat and sense of adventure.  Stop in anytime during the three days if you can’t make the entire weekend.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 805-208-7335.

I hope to see you all there.

Allen Bennett

TSCA – Lower Columbia River Chapter

https://groups.io/g/Tscalowercolumbiariver/

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John (@Jkohnen)
The world is changed not by the self-regarding, but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves. (P.D. James)

Lunch Messabout Next Week near Albany

 

Mini-Messabout

Freeway Lakes - 6000 Three Lakes Rd SE, Albany, OR 97322

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Meet around 12 Noon with a bring-your-own lunch get-together on the westerly of the 3 lakes. Paddle under I-5 to get there.
Suitable for smaller boats. There is enough room for sailing, if the boat is small. Paddles and oars work well, also.

Map: https://mapcarta.com/23800942

We won't let a few showers chase us away. Parking is at the northeast corner just off Three Lakes Rd.

(content from Bob L)

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John (@Jkohnen)
A man who is "ill-adjusted" to the world is always on the verge of finding himself. One who is adjusted to the world never finds himself, but gets to be a cabinet minister. (Hermann Hesse)

Re: Port Townsend WBF

 

Claire-

The flyers turned out very nice -- much better than I expected when you said they were going to be printed on matte paper. Turns out the paper was a smooth finish. :o) I grabbed a handful of them. Thanks!

We all seemed to have a good time at the Festival, despite a rainy sail-by ("moody" photos <g>). Sorry I missed you.

On 9/5/2019 9:14 PM, You wrote:
Good evening all,
I hope that those of you who will be attending the Wooden Boat Festival will find a moment to stop by the Small Craft Advisor/Duckworks booth and thank Josh and Company for allowing us to put our new West Coast Small Boat organizations brochure on their counter for folks to enjoy and take for future reference.  Very generous as always!
thanks and
have a great time at the festival
--
John (@Jkohnen)
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them. (Adlai Stevenson)

Boat Storage

David Graybeal
 

I have too many boats. Several on trailers. And too few places to park them.

And I am very seriously considering taking on another. But I can't unless I find somewhere handy and cheap/free to park it. The only place left is my own driveway. Which notion has been vetoed by the High Command. She says, "I don't care how many boats you have - as long as none of them live in our driveway." I considered suggesting I park it in the front yard... but doubt THAT idea will gain any traction either.


So I'm looking for ideas. Anyone have a spare parking spot in or near NE Portland?  Anyone have any ideas for such a spot? What I'd love is 4 such spots - in order to consolidate and get them all closer , but I know I'm dreaming. So at this point, I'd be quite happy with one.

All thoughts welcome - even Dirt's hairbraine... errrr, that is...  'creative' ideas!! <G>

Re: Handsome Devils

Richard Green
 

A motley crew for sure!

Rich

On Sep 11, 2019, at 2:16 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Some of the crew at the WoodenBoat Forum elbow bending session during the recent Port Townsend Festival. (see attachment) Don't ask why one of the twins is wearing the funny hat...

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John (@Jkohnen)
It s a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word! (Attributed to Andrew Jackson)




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Handsome Devils

 

Some of the crew at the WoodenBoat Forum elbow bending session during the recent Port Townsend Festival. (see attachment) Don't ask why one of the twins is wearing the funny hat...

--
John (@Jkohnen)
It s a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word! (Attributed to Andrew Jackson)

OPB program - Red Dot on the Ocean

Mark Neuhaus <turtle-coot@...>
 

Hi folks,

I caught the last few minutes of this show last night and see that it is to
be broadcast again this Sunday. Has this been aired before?

OPB+ Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matthew Rutherford Story
Rutherford risked it all to sail nonstop around North and South America.
(Also Sun 7pm)

Mark

Port Townsend WBF

Claire Acord
 

Good evening all,
I hope that those of you who will be attending the Wooden Boat Festival will find a moment to stop by the Small Craft Advisor/Duckworks booth and thank Josh and Company for allowing us to put our new West Coast Small Boat organizations brochure on their counter for folks to enjoy and take for future reference.  Very generous as always!
thanks and
have a great time at the festival
best
Claire

stay up to date with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:

Re: Finished out the SoF canoe

Lisa
 

WOW AND WHOOHOOO!!!
Lisa

On Tue, Sep 3, 2019, 22:42 John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Not to mention avoiding the tedium of driving those almost 1000 staples,
and then going back to bang on them with a hammer to make sure they're
all the way home! <g> Platt Monfort says you only need to tack-weld the
tape in place before you put the skin on, then you apply heat along the
continuous length to stick everything to the frame. He also explains how
to stick the fabric to the stem(s) without using lacing. Even if you
don't ever want to build a Geodesic Airolite boat some of Monfort's
tricks are worth considering. Kinda like Michael Storer's Puddle Duck
and Goose plans for the square boat crowd. <g>

On 9/2/2019 9:20 PM, Andrew wrote:
> $3 for 10 yards beats $12 for 1250 ss staples, that's for sure. Shear is
> where it's at. Thankee!


--
John (jkohnen@...)
I feel fairly certain that my hatred harms me more than the people whom
I hate. (Max Frisch)




Re: Coots Visit Newport

Robin Berry
 

Hey not a bad idea....maybe some cards...(?)  They are easy to order these days online.  

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 8:37 AM Keith Korporaal <orionkeith@...> wrote:
Very nice, Robin B! You thinking of making some prints?

Keith K

> On Sep 3, 2019, at 10:46 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
>
> Robin B made a nice painting of the Coot Fleet tied up on Dock 3. Thanks, Robin!
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/48675571291/in/album-72157710663772632/
>
> --
> John (jkohnen@...)
> The slower the speed, the more interesting the shape; that's a truism in boat design. Low speed requires a degree of symmetry that must be discarded the moment hull speed is approached or exceeded and that's always seemed to me an aesthetic loss that is difficult to recover... (Paul Gartside)
>
>
>
>



Re: Coots Visit Newport

Robin Berry
 

Yer welcome....and thanks for sharing the great images you capture. Can't wait to try a few more.
~Robin


On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 10:46 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Robin B made a nice painting of the Coot Fleet tied up on Dock 3.
Thanks, Robin!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/48675571291/in/album-72157710663772632/

--
John (jkohnen@...)
The slower the speed, the more interesting the shape; that's a truism in
boat design. Low speed requires a degree of symmetry that must be
discarded the moment hull speed is approached or exceeded and that's
always seemed to me an aesthetic loss that is difficult to recover...
(Paul Gartside)




Re: Coots Visit Newport

Richard Green
 

What a wonderful piece!!

Rich

On Sep 3, 2019, at 10:46 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Robin B made a nice painting of the Coot Fleet tied up on Dock 3. Thanks, Robin!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/48675571291/in/album-72157710663772632/

--
John (@Jkohnen)
The slower the speed, the more interesting the shape; that's a truism in boat design. Low speed requires a degree of symmetry that must be discarded the moment hull speed is approached or exceeded and that's always seemed to me an aesthetic loss that is difficult to recover... (Paul Gartside)



Re: Coots Visit Newport

Keith Korporaal
 

Very nice, Robin B! You thinking of making some prints?

Keith K

On Sep 3, 2019, at 10:46 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Robin B made a nice painting of the Coot Fleet tied up on Dock 3. Thanks, Robin!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/48675571291/in/album-72157710663772632/

--
John (@Jkohnen)
The slower the speed, the more interesting the shape; that's a truism in boat design. Low speed requires a degree of symmetry that must be discarded the moment hull speed is approached or exceeded and that's always seemed to me an aesthetic loss that is difficult to recover... (Paul Gartside)



Coots Visit Newport

 

Robin B made a nice painting of the Coot Fleet tied up on Dock 3. Thanks, Robin!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/48675571291/in/album-72157710663772632/

--
John (@Jkohnen)
The slower the speed, the more interesting the shape; that's a truism in boat design. Low speed requires a degree of symmetry that must be discarded the moment hull speed is approached or exceeded and that's always seemed to me an aesthetic loss that is difficult to recover... (Paul Gartside)

Re: Finished out the SoF canoe

 

Not to mention avoiding the tedium of driving those almost 1000 staples, and then going back to bang on them with a hammer to make sure they're all the way home! <g> Platt Monfort says you only need to tack-weld the tape in place before you put the skin on, then you apply heat along the continuous length to stick everything to the frame. He also explains how to stick the fabric to the stem(s) without using lacing. Even if you don't ever want to build a Geodesic Airolite boat some of Monfort's tricks are worth considering. Kinda like Michael Storer's Puddle Duck and Goose plans for the square boat crowd. <g>

On 9/2/2019 9:20 PM, Andrew wrote:
$3 for 10 yards beats $12 for 1250 ss staples, that's for sure. Shear is where it's at. Thankee!
--
John (@Jkohnen)
I feel fairly certain that my hatred harms me more than the people whom I hate. (Max Frisch)

My 2019 Port of Toledo Wooden Boat show photos

Case Turner
 

Here's the photo's shot at the Toledo show this year.


Dirt

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Dirt

Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show Photos

 

Some photos I took at the recent Wooden Boat Show in Toledo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/collections/72157710670034432/

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead. (Ernest Hemingway)

Re: Finished out the SoF canoe

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

I used heat and bond tape on my SOF Kayak, Per Plat instructions. Worked well and was very easy to work with.
They had it in the sewing section of Walmart for under $3.
I'll have to trust Plat for the durability aspect.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 9:20 PM Andrew Linn <alinn@...> wrote:
$3 for 10 yards beats $12 for 1250 ss staples, that's for sure. Shear is
where it's at. Thankee!

On 9/2/2019 8:17 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
> A good photo essay, as always. Next time, instead of almost a thousand
> staples why dontja try this stuff:
>
> https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001144X3E/themotherofal-20
>
> It's what the Retired Old Geezers are using on my little Geodesic
> Airolite boat. We don't yet know for sire how it will turn out, but
> Platt Monfort himself specifies it, and he should know. It's strong in
> sheer, but not so good at peel strength, so you need to sandwich the
> joints under rubrails, or whatever. You do that anyway.
>
> On 9/2/2019 6:44 PM, Andrew wrote:
>> Rather than write a new set of pages, I just appended to the previous
>> build essay. Scroll down until you see new info.
>> http://andrewlinn.com/2019/190824_igo/index.htm
>



Re: A Voyage to Newport for Lunch

elaineginader
 

Great pictures John thank you.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2019, 2:27 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I hope to get my photos from the Toledo Wooden Boat Show up before I go
to Port Townsend, but in the meantime I separated the photos of our
after-show voyage to Newport for lunch, and here they are:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157710663772632

It was a fun trip. The Port of Newport was very kind to let us tie up at
a commercial dock right downtown, and we had a very tasty lunch at The
Coffee House right across the street from the dock.

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (Don Marquis)