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Re: Very Sad News

Andrew Linn
 

Damn it. Pat was a good man. He loved Kay more than anything. Damn it.

On 12/15/2019 7:17 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
Kay called to tell me that Pat Patteson passed away yesterday morning. He'd been suffering from several health issues in the last few months, and it finally became too much for his body to handle.

Pat and Kay were some of our earliest Coots, and we'll sorely miss Pat even though he hasn't been able to do any boating in recent years. There will be a wake of some sort in the warmer months. Pat and Kay spent a lot of time at Timothy Lake, and she was talking about trying to do something up there.

https://flic.kr/p/orBaC

Very Sad News

 

Kay called to tell me that Pat Patteson passed away yesterday morning. He'd been suffering from several health issues in the last few months, and it finally became too much for his body to handle.

Pat and Kay were some of our earliest Coots, and we'll sorely miss Pat even though he hasn't been able to do any boating in recent years. There will be a wake of some sort in the warmer months. Pat and Kay spent a lot of time at Timothy Lake, and she was talking about trying to do something up there.

https://flic.kr/p/orBaC

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Wind is to us what money is to life on shore. (Sterling Hayden)

Re: New Year's Day Row

Allen Bennett
 

Thanks for the plug John!

New Year's Day Row

 

Anyone in the vicinity looking for an outing on New Year's Day should consider the TSCA Lower Columbia Chapter's New year's Day Row, at Cathlamet, about 25 miles downriver from Longview, Washington:

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

On January 1st, of course. ,g>

--
John (@Jkohnen)
I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at. (Wilson Mizner)

Re: FINAL LIST OF SALISH 100 PARTICIPANTS...

Richard Green
 

Made me wish I had a boat. It looks like it’s gonna be a great trip.

Rich

On Dec 14, 2019, at 2:15 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Thanks, Marty! I really appreciate the better communication this time around.

Looks like me and Earl made the cut, and several other Coots are signed up as well. Retired Old Geezers Toledo Joe, in Good Girl, and Keith Korporaal, in some B&B boat, haven't changed their minds yet. <g>

I'm gonna tke _several_ VHF radios this time. <g>

On 12/13/2019 2:26 PM, Marty wrote:
OKAY, FOLKS, here's the list of all 135-or-so skippers and boats registered for the second Salish 100. Support boats are not yet broken out from the general list--we'll confirm who they are pretty soon--but this list represents everyone who was accepted by the registration deadline.
...
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John (@Jkohnen)
Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. (Alexandra Guarnaschelli)



Re: FINAL LIST OF SALISH 100 PARTICIPANTS...

 

Thanks, Marty! I really appreciate the better communication this time around.

Looks like me and Earl made the cut, and several other Coots are signed up as well. Retired Old Geezers Toledo Joe, in Good Girl, and Keith Korporaal, in some B&B boat, haven't changed their minds yet. <g>

I'm gonna tke _several_ VHF radios this time. <g>

On 12/13/2019 2:26 PM, Marty wrote:
OKAY, FOLKS, here's the list of all 135-or-so skippers and boats registered for the second Salish 100. Support boats are not yet broken out from the general list--we'll confirm who they are pretty soon--but this list represents everyone who was accepted by the registration deadline.
...
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John (@Jkohnen)
Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. (Alexandra Guarnaschelli)

FINAL LIST OF SALISH 100 PARTICIPANTS...

Marty
 

OKAY, FOLKS, here's the list of all 135-or-so skippers and boats registered for the second Salish 100. Support boats are not yet broken out from the general list--we'll confirm who they are pretty soon--but this list represents everyone who was accepted by the registration deadline.

As mentioned recently, all applications received (and accepted) from now on will be placed on a waiting list, in the order received by Karen, our registration chief. If you have questions, corrections to the list below or have any other registration-related comments, please address them directly to Karen via email at salish100cruise@...

Also, we'll provide more details on this subject soon, but our organizing team members have decided to make Port Townsend the stop right after Port Ludlow...so unless we have weather-related delays that mess up the cruising schedule, we'll hit the Port Townsend waterfront on the afternoon of Thursday, July 16...giving everyone time to get their boats back on trailers on Friday, for the Saturday, July 18 Pocket Yacht Palooza at the Northwest Maritime Center. ALSO, we ARE planning to offer the annual Palooza Crooza immediately following the Pocket Yacht Palooza...so Crooza participants will sail/row/motor south from Port Townsend on Sunday, July 19, overnighting in Mats Mats Bay that night. The second day we'll head north up Admiralty Inlet along the east side of Marrowstone Island, then overnight in Kilisut Harbor and/or Mystery Bay (Marrowstone) before finishing back in Port Townsend on Tuesday, July 21. The Palooza Crooza is free and open to Salish 100 folks who "just can't get enough" small-boat cruising...and of course it's also open to small-boat skippers who couldn't take part in the Salish 100, but want a shorter-term sample of the fun everyone had sailing from Olympia to Port Townsend. 

If you have questions, please post 'em here...

 

Thanks, Marty Loken

 
 

2020 Messabouts -- and Delegation of Duties

 

The Coot Calendar is at the printer, so it's time to update the online schedule of NW events. I've made a bit of a start already:

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

You'll notice that there are TWO dates for the Library messabout. The Multnomah County Library has begun using a committeee to approve events. So all the personal connections and goodwill we've built up over the years might not mean much anymore. <sigh>

Delegation: Lon is hoping to be in Tennessee by the time we do the Library Messabout next time, so we need a new Library Messabout point person. Although the work can be done over the phone and by mail (forms! <sigh>) whoever takes this on should be a Multnomah County Library cardholder, to give them more credibility.

I haven't got that far yet putting the schedule up, but there are going to be three messabouts with locations TBA. They'll be the Season Opener at the end of March; the Fall Messabout, used to be Paulina Lake Messabout, Sept. 18-20; and the Coast Messabout, Oct. 2-4. The last two have been duds in recent years, and sorely need help.

Delegation: Everybody start scouting for locations for these three messabouts right now! I'm inclined to have the Season Opener at Triangle Lake, but are there any other ideas? The one day Season Opener should be someplace convenient to Coots in the Willamette Valley, and somewhere that has water that time of year. Locations for the other two events should be locations with camping or overnight boat moorage, preferably both.

Thanks!

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Ah! how delicious it is to turn over and go to sleep again: "just for five minutes." Is there any human being, I wonder, besides the hero of a Sunday-school "tale for boys," who ever gets up willingly? (Jerome K. Jerome)

Re: Boat Launch Video

Josh
 

That's really cool sorry I couldn't be there. Beautiful boat. 

Boat Launch Video

 

Toledo Joe put together a video using photos of the building of Whimsy, culminating in the launch Tuesday:

https://youtu.be/X52sAFi5SUI

Good Job, Joe!

--
John (@Jkohnen)
I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. (Bill Watterson)

Re: Boat Launch Today at Noon!

Electri-Cal
 

Big congrats John.  Looks like a well chosen project, with a well chosen build crew.  Perfect weight for us senior coots, and easy to handle too.  A minn kota is a no brainer here, and a leaboard sail could be a good fit.  I'd use one like my sabot for a good starter size, if the sailing part got considered.

Later we might take your new one and Surprise for a lake photo cruise.  maybe I could get a couple photos for your file, like you did for mine.  Great to have a phone full to show, plus some better ones at places of interest.  I'd love to see us at Paulina ( BURRR!! ), Siuslaw, or a coastal lake later with trees going off this spring. Lemolo would be spectacular as a shallow lake trip, have you been there before? Presume so, but curious.

Anyhow, more praise for a well done new coot boat with great potential, good choice John. ------  Cal







On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM Richard Green <chaos5@...> wrote:
With the sou’wester, pic could be a Gloucester fisherman heading out to check the lines!  Great photo.

Rich

> On Dec 11, 2019, at 1:03 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
>
> The boat launch went off very well. We had a good crowd of both Coots and Retired Old Geezers, plus the press and a couple of Officials from the Port (Chuck and Bud). Andrew presided, and performed one of his best christening ceremonies yet! :o) Newly christened Whimsy hit the water and I took her for a spin. She rows like a dream! Tracks well (good for poor oarsmen like me <g>), pulls easily, and has a nice long glide. We don't know the weight, but I'm betting well under 40 pounds, and maybe even close to the design 31 lb. (IIRC). I'm sure I'm gonna get a lot of good use out of her. :o)
>
> The pizza afterwards was good too. :o)
>
> Thanks to the ROGs for building me a Good Boat, and thanks to everyone who showed up for the fun toady.
>
> I should given my camera to someone better than Bud. <g> But he got one sorta decent shot of me during Whimsy's maiden row. More photos to follow soon...
>
> --
> John (jkohnen@...)
> Winter is icumen in,/Lhude sing Goddamm,/Raineth drop and staineth slop,/And how the wind doth ramm!/Sing: Goddam. (Ezra Pound)
>
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>
> <023-Whimsy.jpg>






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Thanks, I will reply to all mail as possible ---  Cal

Re: Boat Launch Today at Noon!

Richard Green
 

With the sou’wester, pic could be a Gloucester fisherman heading out to check the lines! Great photo.

Rich

On Dec 11, 2019, at 1:03 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

The boat launch went off very well. We had a good crowd of both Coots and Retired Old Geezers, plus the press and a couple of Officials from the Port (Chuck and Bud). Andrew presided, and performed one of his best christening ceremonies yet! :o) Newly christened Whimsy hit the water and I took her for a spin. She rows like a dream! Tracks well (good for poor oarsmen like me <g>), pulls easily, and has a nice long glide. We don't know the weight, but I'm betting well under 40 pounds, and maybe even close to the design 31 lb. (IIRC). I'm sure I'm gonna get a lot of good use out of her. :o)

The pizza afterwards was good too. :o)

Thanks to the ROGs for building me a Good Boat, and thanks to everyone who showed up for the fun toady.

I should given my camera to someone better than Bud. <g> But he got one sorta decent shot of me during Whimsy's maiden row. More photos to follow soon...

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Winter is icumen in,/Lhude sing Goddamm,/Raineth drop and staineth slop,/And how the wind doth ramm!/Sing: Goddam. (Ezra Pound)



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Re: Boat Launch Today at Noon!

 

The boat launch went off very well. We had a good crowd of both Coots and Retired Old Geezers, plus the press and a couple of Officials from the Port (Chuck and Bud). Andrew presided, and performed one of his best christening ceremonies yet! :o) Newly christened Whimsy hit the water and I took her for a spin. She rows like a dream! Tracks well (good for poor oarsmen like me <g>), pulls easily, and has a nice long glide. We don't know the weight, but I'm betting well under 40 pounds, and maybe even close to the design 31 lb. (IIRC). I'm sure I'm gonna get a lot of good use out of her. :o)

The pizza afterwards was good too. :o)

Thanks to the ROGs for building me a Good Boat, and thanks to everyone who showed up for the fun toady.

I should given my camera to someone better than Bud. <g> But he got one sorta decent shot of me during Whimsy's maiden row. More photos to follow soon...

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Winter is icumen in,/Lhude sing Goddamm,/Raineth drop and staineth slop,/And how the wind doth ramm!/Sing: Goddam. (Ezra Pound)

Re: Boat Launch Today at Noon!

Josh
 

Thanks for the pictures, beautiful boat. 

Heading to the Boat Naming Ceromony soon

Andrew Linn
 

Toledo Community Boathouse today at noon. Bring a silly hat.

Re: Calendar Payment (was: Coot Calendars -- Order Now!)

elaineginader
 

In the mail.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 12:01 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Sorry about not changing the Subject when we went of on an Oregon Coast
sidetrip.

You can send me a payment of $15 per calendar, postpaid, anytime to:

John Kohnen
PO Box 40043
Eugene, Oregon 97404

Or you can make the payment through PayPal through the link on this
page. I appreciate it when you add about 5% to cover PP fees, but it's
not required:

http://www.boat-links.com/Appreciate.html

The Calendars are going to the printer Wednesday, so if you haven't
ordered yet don't wait any longer!

Thanks!


On 12/9/2019 9:49 AM, Case wrote:
> John did you post your address somewhere? This coot order thread has
> gone down a worm hole and I can’t seem to find that info so I can send
> you a check. Or was there a pay pal link? That could work too.
>

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Antisocial behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of
conformists. (Nikola Tesla)




Re: Boat Launch Today at Noon!

Claire Acord
 

And her name?
fair winds and smooth seas to you!
cheers
Claire


Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord


On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Launching and christening og the Platt Monfort Geodesic Airolite Classic
12 the Retired Old Guys built for me. At the Toledo Boathouses.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAVmsSP

--
John (jkohnen@...)
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it
sweetness. (John Steinbeck)




Boat Launch Today at Noon!

 

Launching and christening og the Platt Monfort Geodesic Airolite Classic 12 the Retired Old Guys built for me. At the Toledo Boathouses.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAVmsSP

--
John (@Jkohnen)
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. (John Steinbeck)

Re: Calendar Payment (was: Coot Calendars -- Order Now!)

Pete Leenhouts
 

On the way to you this week, John. WR/Pete


-----Original Message-----
From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
To: oregoncoots <oregoncoots@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 9, 2019 12:01 pm
Subject: [oregoncoots] Calendar Payment (was: Coot Calendars -- Order Now!)

Sorry about not changing the Subject when we went of on an Oregon Coast
sidetrip.

You can send me a payment of $15 per calendar, postpaid, anytime to:

John Kohnen
PO Box 40043
Eugene, Oregon 97404

Or you can make the payment through PayPal through the link on this
page. I appreciate it when you add about 5% to cover PP fees, but it's
not required:

http://www.boat-links.com/Appreciate.html

The Calendars are going to the printer Wednesday, so if you haven't
ordered yet don't wait any longer!

Thanks!


On 12/9/2019 9:49 AM, Case wrote:
> John did you post your address somewhere? This coot order thread has
> gone down a worm hole and I can’t seem to find that info so I can send
> you a check. Or was there a pay pal link? That could work too.
>

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Antisocial behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of
conformists. (Nikola Tesla)




More Coots? (was: Coot)

 

No! Shot a Coot!? <gasp>

The new Commodore of the Triton Yacht Club earned her Coot burgee standing up for a poor coot somebody shot. She ended up doing time, well, community service... I'll tell the tale again sometime.

Triton YC is going through a rough patch, transitioning from a mostly racing club to something more Coot-like. I've invited them to out messabouts, and they'll be putting them in their calendar, if they get one. I've been putting theirs in out online schedule on coots.org.

On 12/9/2019 7:04 PM, Rich Green wrote:
They’re bottom feeders, so to speak, so wander around in the shallows snacking here and there.  My brother shot one once while duck hunting, we cooked it, tasted like muddy bottom.
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John (@Jkohnen)
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. (Joseph Conrad)