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Another Rousing Sea Song

 

Listening to Corbitt's Barkentine brought to mind this rousing song from the same album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvMN9vWSSH0

It was written by a crewman in the schooner Effie Morrissey about an actual, record breaking, voyage. He changed the name of the ship because they had prohibition in Maine at the time, the 'teens. <g> The schooner survives, and is the state ship of Massachusetts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effie_M._Morrissey

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John (@Jkohnen)
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Re: Very Cheap or Free Weekender

 

That's a (presumably) literary reference that went right by me. Have I managed to miss out on a good story? <g> All that comes to mind is the song "Corbitt's Barkentine" about an apparently happy voyage to Demerara in a Bluenose ship.

"The rising sun next morning shone on six seamen bold,
And one big dog named Rover made seven hands all told.
He was chum of the second mate, for when his watch was done,
Instead of going forward he would lie aft in the sun

"Now, I think they were connected, if rightly I may guess,
For neither one spoke English but they both said 'ja' for 'yes.' "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf-9uJLAHSU

The Weekender Nereid did indeed have bad luck on the Salish 100, but she persisted, and delivered her crew intact in Port Townsend. If the name worries you, all you need to do is supply Andrew with a funny hat and some good brew and he can mumble some incantations to cleanse the boat of its past sins and give it a new name. But that is a nice _single_ nameboard. <g> There were too many boats on the Salish 100 with their name on only one side -- usually not the side I was taking a picture of. <sigh>

The price is right for Nereid:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157711328760558

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=salish%20weekender

Scott Coleman: 541-954-7223

On 10/17/2019 12:03 PM, Bryan B wrote:
Wasn't Nereid the name of Corbett's hell afloat?  Kind of an unlucky name for a boat.
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John (@Jkohnen)
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. (Herman Melville)

Re: Primed for my Recent Purchase

 

I'm afraid I wandered away from Lazy Jack too much during the Port Townsend Fest. There were too many OPBs to look at! <g> Sorry I missed you and Virginia, Brandon.

I've started an album on Flickr for Tuffy. Caution! If you don't want to see sexy tushes don't click here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHKAUCT

On 10/17/2019 12:35 PM, Brandon F wrote:
Hi John,
Virginia and I came by a couple of times on the Friday of the WBF but our knock went unanswered. I couldn’t help but notice the Spitskatters. They do have sexy rumps.
Can’t wait to see your new girl.
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John (@Jkohnen)
The sea drives truth into a man like salt. (Hilaire Belloc)

Fall edition of the Traditions, the TSCA-Puget Newsletter now on-line

Claire Acord
 

Read it from the link on our Chapter home page, hope you enjoy the news.
cheers
Claire
Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord

Re: Primed for my Recent Purchase

Brandon
 

Hi John,

Virginia and I came by a couple of times on the Friday of the WBF but our knock went unanswered. I couldn’t help but notice the Spitskatters. They do have sexy rumps. 

Can’t wait to see your new girl. 

Brandon 



Re: Very Cheap or Free Weekender

bryanbeachy@ymail.com
 

Wasn't Nereid the name of Corbett's hell afloat?  Kind of an unlucky name for a boat.

Re: Primed for my Recent Purchase

Jim Young
 

I get it John, completely.


On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 3:15 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I'm getting back to working on my Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
photos... This year They put me and Lazy Jack right across the dock from
a gaggle of Danish Spidsgatters. Is it any wonder that, after gazing at
all those beautiful Rubenesque sterns for four days, I had to buy Tuffy
when she came up for sale? <g>

--
John (jkohnen@...)
There is a custom, amounting almost to tradition, that true boat speeds
are obscene and must never be mentioned except in a highly dressed up
state. (Lindsay Lord)






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Jim Young,
mostly retired
Somers, MT

Re: Primed for my Recent Purchase

David Graybeal
 

Seems to me a perfectly sound, reasonable, and logical response <G>

Primed for my Recent Purchase

 

I'm getting back to working on my Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival photos... This year They put me and Lazy Jack right across the dock from a gaggle of Danish Spidsgatters. Is it any wonder that, after gazing at all those beautiful Rubenesque sterns for four days, I had to buy Tuffy when she came up for sale? <g>

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John (@Jkohnen)
There is a custom, amounting almost to tradition, that true boat speeds are obscene and must never be mentioned except in a highly dressed up state. (Lindsay Lord)

Re: Very Cheap or Free Weekender

 

The "monster beam" on the foredeck is the lower part of the mast. I won't call it a tabernacle, but it serves the same purpose. It's got a hinge loose-pin hinge on top, with the other half of the hinge on the bottom of the rest of the mast:

https://flic.kr/p/2huFJLW

I'm still interested in the Honda, if it can be arranged for me to see it.

On 10/13/2019 7:48 PM, Rich G wrote:
I have a six foot 3 X 3 galvanized tongue for cheep. I still have the Honda 2 h.p. at 400. to a coot.
I see a lot of work on that weekender, lots of weather checking which would require some paint removal/sanding/filling to repair. Bowsprit be a pretty easy fix to scarf or replace, I’d think. I can’t tell what the monster beam on the foredeck is about. The transom would be easy enough to repair and beef up. My Honda 2 hp or my Tohatsu 3.5 would look good on that boat, then.
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John (@Jkohnen)
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for torture, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. (John Kohnen, paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln on slavery)

My Geodesic Airolite Boat

 

I stopped by the Andrew Linn Boatshop in Toledo the other day to check on the Platt Monfort Classic 12 the Retired Old Geezers are building for me. They've got the skin on and shrunk, and the first coat of Rodda "latex" housepaint has been applied:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157706889347291

Looks Good Guys! :o) I dropped off a tube of Life Calk to bed the external wood parts. It's in a box amongst the other Airolite stuff.

As a bonus I've included a shot of the Steward Pram that Rick, et al., were building during the boat show. It's coming along nicely. :o)

https://flic.kr/p/2hv8cjz

http://www.coots.org/BoatPlans/Chick/

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John (@Jkohnen)
You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad. (Adlai Stevenson)

Re: viking boat from tree to water.

John Weiss
 

The Roskilde Museum was the featured guest at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart when I went there in 2005. I got to row their 10-meter boat (that's me in the TSCA hat and tan shorts near the bow).

On 10/13/2019 17:17, John Kohnen wrote:
That's a very interesting article, Jove. Thanks! it's wonderful what they do at the museum in Roskilde. I'd love to visit it.
Here's my favorite "tree to boat" video -- building a pirogue in Cajun country:
https://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=188

On 10/8/2019 6:03 PM, Jove wrote:
Hi all,
this is a very good WIP article with lovely photos of a 25ft viking boat replica being built from an oak tree in Norway.
https://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en/professions/boatyard/building-projects/the-gokstad-boat/

Re: Book Swap

Claire Acord
 

Thanks Emiliano, good to have a head count.
see you soon
Claire


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On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:01 PM Emiliano Marino <theartfulsailor@...> wrote:
Hello Claire,

I will be at the Book Swap on Nov. 7.  No pizza required.
Thanks.

Emiliano


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Re: Very Cheap or Free Weekender

Richard Green
 

I have a six foot 3 X 3 galvanized tongue for cheep. I still have the Honda 2 h.p. at 400. to a coot.

I see a lot of work on that weekender, lots of weather checking which would require some paint removal/sanding/filling to repair. Bowsprit be a pretty easy fix to scarf or replace, I’d think. I can’t tell what the monster beam on the foredeck is about. The transom would be easy enough to repair and beef up. My Honda 2 hp or my Tohatsu 3.5 would look good on that boat, then.

Rich

On Oct 13, 2019, at 7:30 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Nobody has called Scott about the Stevenson Weekender in his yard. I'd hate for it to be broken up. The boat has a broken bowsprit and the motor mount tore off of the transom (from using too heavy a motor), sustained during the Salish 100. They finished. Otherwise, I don't think it's any worse than Queen Boadicea was when she came into the Coots' orbit. There are no sails. Scott will sell you a trailer to haul it off on, but if you bring your own trailer and don't bother Scott's crew too much I'll bet he'll give you the boat for free. Scott Coleman: 541-954-7223

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157711328760558

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=salish%20weekender

BTW, I've got a trailer I'll give away, buyt I'd like something for the tires on it. Needs a new tongue. I got Pickle a new (used) trailer instead of doing the repair:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157661896227089
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John (@Jkohnen)
Let the summer passes quickly and let the winter comes slowly and so we may have longer autumn, The Golden Kingdom! (Mehmet Murat Ildan)



Very Cheap or Free Weekender

 

Nobody has called Scott about the Stevenson Weekender in his yard. I'd hate for it to be broken up. The boat has a broken bowsprit and the motor mount tore off of the transom (from using too heavy a motor), sustained during the Salish 100. They finished. Otherwise, I don't think it's any worse than Queen Boadicea was when she came into the Coots' orbit. There are no sails. Scott will sell you a trailer to haul it off on, but if you bring your own trailer and don't bother Scott's crew too much I'll bet he'll give you the boat for free. Scott Coleman: 541-954-7223

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157711328760558

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=salish%20weekender

BTW, I've got a trailer I'll give away, buyt I'd like something for the tires on it. Needs a new tongue. I got Pickle a new (used) trailer instead of doing the repair:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/albums/72157661896227089
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John (@Jkohnen)
Let the summer passes quickly and let the winter comes slowly and so we may have longer autumn, The Golden Kingdom! (Mehmet Murat Ildan)

Re: Shifty Sailors of the Maritime

 

It was probably fun to see the Shifty Sailors at the Museum. Mary and me were down at the Coast, but she had to be back Friday afternoon. <sigh> The theater there is really something! The view is so good out the windows they really don't need to bring in any entertainment. <g> The Retired Old Geezers in Toledo did a lot of volunteer work to get the theater finished. here's the Shifty Sailors Web page:

http://shiftysailors.net/

On 10/8/2019 8:41 AM, Claire wrote:
The Shifty Sailors are lots of fun, they are home ported in Coupeville a few miles from our farm, and a very professional group.  They have often preformed at the PT Wooden Boat Festival, and they sang at the art festival I started in Coupeville, 'The Art of the Boat'
check them out here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k88TXzhfxvY
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John (@Jkohnen)
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. (Abraham Lincoln)

Re: viking boat from tree to water.

 

That's a very interesting article, Jove. Thanks! it's wonderful what they do at the museum in Roskilde. I'd love to visit it.

Here's my favorite "tree to boat" video -- building a pirogue in Cajun country:

https://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=188

On 10/8/2019 6:03 PM, Jove wrote:
Hi all,
this is a very good WIP article with lovely photos of a 25ft viking boat replica being built from an oak tree in Norway.
https://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en/professions/boatyard/building-projects/the-gokstad-boat/ ...
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John (@Jkohnen)
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)

Just for Fun (Boat Plans)

 

I'm gradually gonna put some of the boat plans I have in digital format onto coots.org. Eventually I'll make a Web page pointing to them, but in the meantime, here's a start (Chick is the boat Rick is building in the Andrew Linn Boatshop, as seen during the boat show):

http://www.coots.org/BoatPlans/

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. (George Carlin)

Re: Idle thoughts

 

As my repeat (oops!) messages to the group should indicate, there will be a Halloween float. Don't be late! <g> If you are gonna be late, call me on my cell phone: 541-913-0299 Don't anybody try calling when I'm not at a messabout, or traveling. The cell phone spends most of its time turned off; it may be weeks before I get a voicemail or text. <g>

On 10/12/2019 11:11 PM, elaine wrote:
On a different subject is the Halloween float still happening this month?
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John (@Jkohnen)
There is no free lunch.

Coots' Annual Yaquina River Halloween Float, October 26th

 

The Coots' Halloween float from Elk City to Toledo will be Saturday, October 26th, this year. The high tide at Elk City will be at about 1:15, and we'll have a good ebb tide helping us down the river to the Cannon Quarry ramp, about 6 1/4 miles. After we get the boats pulled out we'll have dinner at the pizza joint by the docks in Toledo:

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

Hope you can make it!

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John (@Jkohnen)
Then summer fades and passes and October comes. We'll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure. (Thomas Wolfe)