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Re: Lon

Dan W
 

Terri, Quinn,
 
I'm so sorry to hear of Lon's passing, huge lump in my chest this morning after reading about it. You have my contact info, feel free to call on me anytime, I'm here for you. Happy to help where I can. 
 
Dan Walker
 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "lon wells via Groups.Io" <lononriver@...>
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Lon
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:06:44 -0800

Lon passed away last night. Andy Linn was able to stop by before he went. Quinn and I will figure out a memorial service and I’ll let the Coots know the details.
> On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:42 PM, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
>
> I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.
>
> “Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
> — Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930
>
>> On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:32 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
>>
>> Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.
>>
>>>> On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
>>> He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
>>> use some prayers.
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> John <jkohnen@...>
>> A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
>> Sent from some sort of mobile device.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>



Re: Lon

lon wells <lononriver@...>
 

Lon passed away last night. Andy Linn was able to stop by before he went. Quinn and I will figure out a memorial service and I’ll let the Coots know the details.

On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:42 PM, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:

I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:32 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.

On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
use some prayers.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Sent from some sort of mobile device.




Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

 

We're gonna have a workshop/seminar/whatever at the Toledo Boathouse on proper VHF radio usage, "coastal navigation in the age of the cell phone", an overview and comparison of electronics navigation programs. And maybe more.

I think Toledo Joe is gonna do the radio usage part, perhaps with help from Bo Neill, who coordinated the support boats during last year's Salish 100 and has been "volunteered" to do a radio usage presentation before this year's S100. Bo will be there anyway watching Joe and learning how a master does it. <g>

Bob L is gonna do a session on how to properly use electronic navigation aids while still being aware of the real world outside the boat. This will undoubtedly include a bit of paper chart use, or at least service station road maps. <g>

My contribution will be on using electronic navigation programs on tablets and cell phones. It won't be so much me teaching, or preaching, but more me trying to get other attendees to share their experiences, or ask for help using the programs. We'll probably stick to two cheap programs: Navionics and OpenCPN.

Suggestions for other topics are welcomed. If you'd like to do a presentation yourself, that's even more welcome!

But we're only gonna get serious one day, Saturday. Moorage at the transient docks in Toledo is free, but you're encouraged to make a donation to the Boathouses. Vehicle camping is free in the parking lot. Some of us will be arriving in Toledo Friday and making a weekend of it. The tides are favorable for a boat trip upriver for lunch on Sunday.

There's real good pizza across the street. :o)

Should be a fun and educational weekend.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
The sea washes off all the woes of men. (Joshua Slocum)


Re: Lon

 

Thanks, Andrew. Damn! Pat last month, and now Lon. <sigh> Lon is indeed a Good Man. If he's awake, tell him we're all thinking of him, Teri. I hope he peacefully moves on to whatever further adventures await him. We'll sure miss him.

On 1/23/2020 9:47 PM, Andrew wrote:
I happened to be near and stopped by. Lon is not doing well and is not expected to last much longer. It sound like cascading system failures. As best I can recall (apologies to Terri if I get this wrong) He fell yesterday - badly, striking his head.  When the EMTs arrived, he refused service. After they left, he behaved erratically and Terri called the EMTs again. When they got him in they ran some tests, and found several issues. His condition kept worsening, no matter what they tried, so they've stopped trying.
Quinn was there, as were other friends. Lon is a good man. A big man with a big heart. He's a great story teller. He's been a friend to all of us.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? (Jean Jacques Rousseau)


Re: Lon

Andrew Linn
 

I happened to be near and stopped by. Lon is not doing well and is not expected to last much longer. It sound like cascading system failures. As best I can recall (apologies to Terri if I get this wrong) He fell yesterday - badly, striking his head.  When the EMTs arrived, he refused service. After they left, he behaved erratically and Terri called the EMTs again. When they got him in they ran some tests, and found several issues. His condition kept worsening, no matter what they tried, so they've stopped trying.

Quinn was there, as were other friends. Lon is a good man. A big man with a big heart. He's a great story teller. He's been a friend to all of us.

On 1/23/2020 1:52 PM, Teresa Pittman wrote:

Unfortunately, I don't think he's going to make it. Quinn is headed up now.


Re: Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

Unfortunately, I don't think he's going to make it. Quinn is headed up now.

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

On Jan 23, 2020, at 11:33 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Thanks, Teri. Please keep us informed of Lon's progress. Hoping for the best.

On 1/22/2020 11:42 PM, Teri wrote:
I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. (Groucho Marx)




Re: Lon

 

Thanks, Teri. Please keep us informed of Lon's progress. Hoping for the best.

On 1/22/2020 11:42 PM, Teri wrote:
I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. (Groucho Marx)


Re: Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:32 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.

On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
use some prayers.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Sent from some sort of mobile device.



Re: Lon

 

Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.

On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
use some prayers.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Sent from some sort of mobile device.


Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could use some prayers.

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930


Re: Video Messabout in Albany, Feb. 1st!

 

Of course I meant February 1st!!

On 1/22/2020 2:16 PM, I wrote:
The video messabout at Dennis B's in Albany is coming up. Saturday, February 1st beginning at noon. Bring your own lunch. Let me know if you need directions:
http://www.coots.org/mb/Video/
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Sailing unties the knots in my mind. (Al Noble)


Video Messabout in Albany, Feb. 2st

 

The video messabout at Dennis B's in Albany is coming up. Saturday, February 1st beginning at noon. Bring your own lunch. Let me know if you need directions:

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

--
John <@Jkohnen>
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. (Thomas Jefferson)


Re: Beaver Creek Messabout Next Saturday, the 11th

 

Good for you, John! You are indeed an intrepid voyager. :o) But it WAS NOT the Right place. <g> We start at the launch ramp just off Hwy 101, and have lunch at the new kayak dock upstream -- if we make it that far.

I'm glad the new keel worked so well at keeping the kayak going where you wanted it to go. I'm not sure that thin fins really increase the waterline length as far as wave-making goes, since they don't make much in the way of waves. It'd be interesting to do some experiments. Or somebody could just look it up! ;o) The better directional stability will make the kayak paddle easier, and probably go faster, anyway.

On 1/20/2020 10:32 PM, John P wrote:
I was going to let this slide, but today I got a message on my phone that a new "memory" has been added.  To my surprise it was a movie of pictures I had taken on the Beaver Creek Messabout on Jan 11th.
Was quite impressed by what the phone had done all by itself.  Figured out how to download the movie and made a Youtube video.
For your entertainment, here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZJ-nYC1b8I
Now here's the commentary . . .
Early in the week my thoughts had turned to wanting to construct keel 2.0 on the white water kayak and try it out on the upcoming Beaver Creek Messabout on Saturday.
...
Arrived late at the kayak launch parking lot around 11:00 AM, pushoff was scheduled to be at 10.  There were no other cars in the lot so wondered if I was in the right place.
...
The keel 2.0 worked well, maybe better than to be expected. I felt like
I had training wheels on, the kayak was so well behaved. The keel also
increased the waterline from around 7 feet to just under 10 feet. Not
really sure if it's noticeable but the theoretical hull speed should be
increased from around 3.5 knots to 4.2 knots.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)


Re: Beaver Creek Messabout Next Saturday, the 11th

Richard Green
 

Dang, John, you ARE the man!  Thanks for the nice report of what might have been an otherwise risky foray given the weather and stream flow.  Glad it worked out. 

Rich

On Jan 20, 2020, at 10:32 PM, John Purdy via Groups.Io <jtpurdy@...> wrote:

I was going to let this slide, but today I got a message on my phone that a new "memory" has been added.  To my surprise it was a movie of pictures I had taken on the Beaver Creek Messabout on Jan 11th.

Was quite impressed by what the phone had done all by itself.  Figured out how to download the movie and made a Youtube video.

For your entertainment, here's a link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZJ-nYC1b8I

Now here's the commentary . . .

Early in the week my thoughts had turned to wanting to construct keel 2.0 on the white water kayak and try it out on the upcoming Beaver Creek Messabout on Saturday.  Anyone on the Halloween Yaquina River Float saw my attempts at keel 1.0.  I had wanted to adapt the white water boat to make it track a little straighter in flat water. Keel 1.0 was a complete failure. The kayak was just as squirrely with it as without it.  The deep rocker of the kayak kept most of what I had added in the bow and stern as keel 1.0 out of the water.

Thursday afternoon got busy with some ideas, more pine shelving boards, a tape measure, and a jigsaw. Constructed keel 2.0 pieces, gorilla glued and clamped them to keel 1.0 for a deeper longer keel.

After some course sanding and shaping I left for the Brian Booth State Park on Friday night, overnighting near Eugene, then driving the remaining distance Saturday morning.  I wondered if anyone would show up as I drove US 101 south from Newport with wipers on high and gusty buffeting winds tossing the car side to side.  It was really miserable out.

Arrived late at the kayak launch parking lot around 11:00 AM, pushoff was scheduled to be at 10.  There were no other cars in the lot so wondered if I was in the right place.  Inland the wind and rain had subsided. There was a hint of sunshine.  Unloaded the kayak, carried it down the path to the kayak launch dock.  Got changed and took a GPS point so I'd be sure to be able to find my way back.

Shoved off winding my way through the little byways to get to the main creek checking land marks and looking behind me so I would be able to recognize the path back.  Although it was cool, it was rather nice out.  Paddling down the main flow towards the ocean I noticed two things ahead.  1) A very low bridge for the Beaver Creek road I'd just driven up, and 2) Dark clouds moving in fast from the west.  I arrived at the bridge about the same time the sky opened up.  Rain poured all around for about 5 to 10 minutes while I stayed dry under the bridge.  That worked out nicely.

Further down the creek came to an empty refreshment stand.  Odd, never seen anything like this before.  A refreshment stand in a shack on stilts in the middle of the water.  The water level was about 15" above the floor inside.  The creek flowed north for about another half mile, then a big turn to the left went west towards the ocean.  At the turn I noticed that the water was flowing faster to the sea than it was an hour and a half earlier when I'd started.  The wind was picking up and the area much more exposed.  Being unfamiliar with the area and alone,  I didn't want to take a chance on the flow increasing further and making it harder to return, so I turned around short of sighting US 101 or the ocean.  The wind gave me a nice push and I made good time up stream.  Broke out my sandwich for lunch.  I'd take a bite, make a few strokes then take another bite.  Reached the Y that would take me back to the kayak dock and thought, what's up stream?  Still lots of daylight left so I paddled up stream to yet another low bridge.  This one too low to go under.  Looked like about a half a knot of current there.  I lazily rode the current back to the Y then paddled up the narrow slew back to the kayak dock.  Navionics app says I traveled 2.8 NM in 3 hours 34 minutes, max speed was 4.2 knots, average 0.8 knots.

At the dock I counted my blessings for still having agreeable weather.  My car thermometer showed 49 degrees.  Loaded the kayak, changed to street clothes just in time to miss another downpour.

The keel 2.0 worked well, maybe better than to be expected.  I felt like I had training wheels on, the kayak was so well behaved.  The keel also increased the waterline from around 7 feet to just under 10 feet.  Not really sure if it's noticeable but the theoretical hull speed should be increased from around 3.5 knots to 4.2 knots.

Had an un-eventful drive back to Portland and took advantage of the weather to do some storm watching before I left the coast.  Once home, checked my email and sure enough, the event had been canceled, I'd missed the memo.

John Purdy

 
 


Re: Beaver Creek Messabout Next Saturday, the 11th

John Purdy
 

I was going to let this slide, but today I got a message on my phone that a new "memory" has been added.  To my surprise it was a movie of pictures I had taken on the Beaver Creek Messabout on Jan 11th.

Was quite impressed by what the phone had done all by itself.  Figured out how to download the movie and made a Youtube video.

For your entertainment, here's a link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZJ-nYC1b8I

Now here's the commentary . . .

Early in the week my thoughts had turned to wanting to construct keel 2.0 on the white water kayak and try it out on the upcoming Beaver Creek Messabout on Saturday.  Anyone on the Halloween Yaquina River Float saw my attempts at keel 1.0.  I had wanted to adapt the white water boat to make it track a little straighter in flat water. Keel 1.0 was a complete failure. The kayak was just as squirrely with it as without it.  The deep rocker of the kayak kept most of what I had added in the bow and stern as keel 1.0 out of the water.

Thursday afternoon got busy with some ideas, more pine shelving boards, a tape measure, and a jigsaw. Constructed keel 2.0 pieces, gorilla glued and clamped them to keel 1.0 for a deeper longer keel.

After some course sanding and shaping I left for the Brian Booth State Park on Friday night, overnighting near Eugene, then driving the remaining distance Saturday morning.  I wondered if anyone would show up as I drove US 101 south from Newport with wipers on high and gusty buffeting winds tossing the car side to side.  It was really miserable out.

Arrived late at the kayak launch parking lot around 11:00 AM, pushoff was scheduled to be at 10.  There were no other cars in the lot so wondered if I was in the right place.  Inland the wind and rain had subsided. There was a hint of sunshine.  Unloaded the kayak, carried it down the path to the kayak launch dock.  Got changed and took a GPS point so I'd be sure to be able to find my way back.

Shoved off winding my way through the little byways to get to the main creek checking land marks and looking behind me so I would be able to recognize the path back.  Although it was cool, it was rather nice out.  Paddling down the main flow towards the ocean I noticed two things ahead.  1) A very low bridge for the Beaver Creek road I'd just driven up, and 2) Dark clouds moving in fast from the west.  I arrived at the bridge about the same time the sky opened up.  Rain poured all around for about 5 to 10 minutes while I stayed dry under the bridge.  That worked out nicely.

Further down the creek came to an empty refreshment stand.  Odd, never seen anything like this before.  A refreshment stand in a shack on stilts in the middle of the water.  The water level was about 15" above the floor inside.  The creek flowed north for about another half mile, then a big turn to the left went west towards the ocean.  At the turn I noticed that the water was flowing faster to the sea than it was an hour and a half earlier when I'd started.  The wind was picking up and the area much more exposed.  Being unfamiliar with the area and alone,  I didn't want to take a chance on the flow increasing further and making it harder to return, so I turned around short of sighting US 101 or the ocean.  The wind gave me a nice push and I made good time up stream.  Broke out my sandwich for lunch.  I'd take a bite, make a few strokes then take another bite.  Reached the Y that would take me back to the kayak dock and thought, what's up stream?  Still lots of daylight left so I paddled up stream to yet another low bridge.  This one too low to go under.  Looked like about a half a knot of current there.  I lazily rode the current back to the Y then paddled up the narrow slew back to the kayak dock.  Navionics app says I traveled 2.8 NM in 3 hours 34 minutes, max speed was 4.2 knots, average 0.8 knots.

At the dock I counted my blessings for still having agreeable weather.  My car thermometer showed 49 degrees.  Loaded the kayak, changed to street clothes just in time to miss another downpour.

The keel 2.0 worked well, maybe better than to be expected.  I felt like I had training wheels on, the kayak was so well behaved.  The keel also increased the waterline from around 7 feet to just under 10 feet.  Not really sure if it's noticeable but the theoretical hull speed should be increased from around 3.5 knots to 4.2 knots.

Had an un-eventful drive back to Portland and took advantage of the weather to do some storm watching before I left the coast.  Once home, checked my email and sure enough, the event had been canceled, I'd missed the memo.

John Purdy

 

 


Re: NEWS FLASH FROM THE SALISH 100...

elaineginader
 

This almost makes me wish I left Belle Starr in Olympia. Almost...


On Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 3:59 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
It was a fun potluck. :o) There was a slideshow running the whole time
showing photos of the boats that are signed up, and there are some
interesting new faces in amongst the familiar ones. 120 boats, not
counting the support boats! There's even an old Bayliner speedboat
signed up! I thought that was a joke, but Marty assured me that the boat
really is signed up. Probably nice people, even though they're "Bayliner
owners". Maybe that's too much of an inside Coot joke; I'll have to tell
the tale of little Jimmy at one of the Salish 100 stops. <g>

As you'd expect, the company at the feed was friendly and entertaining.
The food was Good and there was lots of it. Even Mary had fun:

https://kissestheearth.blogspot.com/

The absorption by the NWMC should be a Good Thing. The S100 will
probably become more "organized", but, judging by the R2AK and
Seventy48, I don't think they'll spoil the spirit of the S100. Dan Evans
is not only the Race Boss of the Race to Alaska and Seventy48, he's also
familiar to many of us as the Wooden Boat Festival Harbor Master. He'll
be doing the S100 in a 35' New Haven sharpie. Maybe this one (how many
can there be up there? <g>):

https://flic.kr/p/2hyD4ro

Although Marty didn't bring it up during his speechifying, the change to
stopping for the last night at Port Ludlow instead of Mats Mats Bay
sounds like a winner. That'll give us a good place for some last night
socializing.

It's gonna be a fun cruise! :o)

On 1/19/2020 9:57 AM, Marty wrote:
> EXCITING NEWS FOR THE SALISH 100 - First of all, it was great to see 60
> of this year's Salish 100 skippers and their wives, partners, kids and
> crew members at last night's first-ever Salish 100 potluck...a new
> tradition I'm sure we'll continue into the future.
> But the major news we shared with folks at the potluck is this: As
> organizers of the S-100, we are excited and proud to announce that the
> Salish 100 is joining the Race to Alaska and Seventy48 human-powered
> race under the umbrella of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port
> Townsend...an organization that is thrilled to be associated with our
> small-boat cruise and will do a great job of supporting the Salish 100
> into the future.
 > ...

--
John <jkohnen@...>
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill. (Robert
A. Heinlein)





Re: NEWS FLASH FROM THE SALISH 100...

 

It was a fun potluck. :o) There was a slideshow running the whole time showing photos of the boats that are signed up, and there are some interesting new faces in amongst the familiar ones. 120 boats, not counting the support boats! There's even an old Bayliner speedboat signed up! I thought that was a joke, but Marty assured me that the boat really is signed up. Probably nice people, even though they're "Bayliner owners". Maybe that's too much of an inside Coot joke; I'll have to tell the tale of little Jimmy at one of the Salish 100 stops. <g>

As you'd expect, the company at the feed was friendly and entertaining. The food was Good and there was lots of it. Even Mary had fun:

https://kissestheearth.blogspot.com/

The absorption by the NWMC should be a Good Thing. The S100 will probably become more "organized", but, judging by the R2AK and Seventy48, I don't think they'll spoil the spirit of the S100. Dan Evans is not only the Race Boss of the Race to Alaska and Seventy48, he's also familiar to many of us as the Wooden Boat Festival Harbor Master. He'll be doing the S100 in a 35' New Haven sharpie. Maybe this one (how many can there be up there? <g>):

https://flic.kr/p/2hyD4ro

Although Marty didn't bring it up during his speechifying, the change to stopping for the last night at Port Ludlow instead of Mats Mats Bay sounds like a winner. That'll give us a good place for some last night socializing.

It's gonna be a fun cruise! :o)

On 1/19/2020 9:57 AM, Marty wrote:
EXCITING NEWS FOR THE SALISH 100 - First of all, it was great to see 60 of this year's Salish 100 skippers and their wives, partners, kids and crew members at last night's first-ever Salish 100 potluck...a new tradition I'm sure we'll continue into the future.
But the major news we shared with folks at the potluck is this: As organizers of the S-100, we are excited and proud to announce that the Salish 100 is joining the Race to Alaska and Seventy48 human-powered race under the umbrella of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend...an organization that is thrilled to be associated with our small-boat cruise and will do a great job of supporting the Salish 100 into the future.
...
--
John <@Jkohnen>
A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill. (Robert A. Heinlein)


NEWS FLASH FROM THE SALISH 100...

Marty
 

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE SALISH 100 - First of all, it was great to see 60 of this year's Salish 100 skippers and their wives, partners, kids and crew members at last night's first-ever Salish 100 potluck...a new tradition I'm sure we'll continue into the future.
 
But the major news we shared with folks at the potluck is this: As organizers of the S-100, we are excited and proud to announce that the Salish 100 is joining the Race to Alaska and Seventy48 human-powered race under the umbrella of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend...an organization that is thrilled to be associated with our small-boat cruise and will do a great job of supporting the Salish 100 into the future.
 
This year's Salish 100 will be transitional, since our Port Townsend Pocket Yachters' volunteer team has already done 90% of the organizing, but we will immediately begin transferring some responsibilities to the NWMC. (For instance, Anika Colvin of the Northwest Maritime Center staff, who designed logos for the R2AK and Seventy48, will create a new logo for the Salish 100—and the NWMC will handle production of S-100 burgees that'll go to all skippers this year, along with some apparel designs that'll be produced in support of our small-boat cruise.
 
Daniel Evans, Race Boss of the Race to Alaska and Seventy48, will take the lead in coordinating future runnings of the Salish 100, but many of the day-to-day organizing efforts will continue to be handled by volunteers from within the ranks of the Pocket Yachters--now volunteering for the NWMC. (Daniel, who's spent most of his life on the water and who personally owns a classic 20-foot sharpie, will participate in this year's Salish 100 using a larger New Haven Sharpie belonging to NWMC's executive director Jake Beattie. Along the route from Olympia to Port Townsend, a number of NWMC staff members will have opportunities to crew aboard the sharpie and, in the process, become more personally familiar with the S-100...all good in helping build a strong bond between the Salish 100 and the NWMC staff. Jake, by the way, would love to have sailed the S-100 himself, but he'll be stuck in Utah, taking part in a long-planned family rafting adventure.)
 
So, here's a press release on the marriage between the Salish 100 and the Northwest Maritime Center, being distributed to all of you ahead of various media outlets. - Marty Loken
 
Beyond R2AK and Seventy48:
SALISH 100 BECOMES A
NORTHWEST MARITIME CENTER EVENT
Salish 100—the largest organized small-boat cruise in North America—is coming under the umbrella of the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) and complementing the center’s diverse array of programs.
Created by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters club, the Salish 100 (S-100) joins the Race to Alaska (R2AK) and Seventy48 human-powered race as three of the most unique and vibrant water-borne events in the Pacific Northwest. Salish 100’s second annual cruise will take place July 10-17, with more than 135 boats voyaging 100 nautical miles—the full length of Puget Sound—from Olympia to Port Townsend, Wash.
Volunteers from the Pocket Yachters will continue to help organize the small-boat cruise during this year’s second running, but the NWMC’s Daniel Evans, Race Boss for the R2AK and Seventy48, will assume oversight of the Salish 100. Marty Loken, founding organizer, said he and other volunteers look forward to the new relationship with the NWMC. “We’ve had the best kind of partnership with the Maritime Center for years,” Loken said, “starting nine years ago with our annual Pocket Yacht Palooza, hosted by the NWMC. Success of the Salish 100 has outstripped all expectations, and we think the Maritime Center is the perfect home for the event, assuring it’ll continue to be properly supported and organized into the future.”
Jake Beattie, executive director of the NWMC, is thrilled to see the popular small-boat cruise become part of the Northwest Maritime Center, whose vision is to create powerful connections. “You can’t sail, row or paddle 100 miles without learning more about boat-handling and the marine environment,” said Beattie, “along with your own personal limits, how to deal with different wind and weather conditions and the natural world of Puget Sound. The Salish 100 isn’t a race, like some of our other events, so it’s a perfect complement to the R2AK, Seventy48 and the NWMC’s other on-the-water offerings.”
Co-sponsors of this year’s Salish 100 will include the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters, Small Craft Advisor magazine, Duckworks Boat Builder’s Supply, Kingston Mercantile & Marine, The Artful Sailor, Gig Harbor BoatShop, and the Ports of Olympia, Kingston, and Port Ludlow.
The fleet of small boats taking part in the S-100 will range from 11-foot, 11-inch SCAMP sailboats, to dozens of rowing-sailing Whitehalls, wherries, sharpies, melonseeds and flatiron skiffs, to a variety of smaller production sailboats including Montgomery 15s and 17s, West Wight Potters and others … along with dozens of home-built sailing-rowing boats designed by John Welsford, Iain Oughtred, Chesapeake Light Craft and many others. (Participating in the S-100, in fact, will be designer John Welsford—coming all the way from New Zealand.)
Along the route, small-boat skippers from 14 states and two foreign countries will experience everything the Salish Sea has to offer: currents racing through narrow channels, tide rips, sandbars, rocky shores, wonderfully protected anchorages, wind conditions ranging from flat calm to small-craft warnings, encounters with wildlife (last year a pod of orcas glided through the fleet near Bainbridge Island), and some new friendships that will last a lifetime. Many of the participants venture from inland states to experience saltwater boating—tidal ranges of up to 14 feet—for the first time. Others drive thousands of miles to attend. (Last year young Rachel Doss covered 2,200 miles to take part aboard her 13-foot Guppy sailboat.)
“The Maritime Center is the perfect landing spot for the Salish 100,” says Daniel Evans, “Its culture, current events and mission to provide maritime experiences throughout the region dovetail beautifully with the celebration, camaraderie and skill found within the Salish 100 fleet.”
Registration for this year’s Salish 100 is full, but for more information or to get on the mailing list contact the NWMC at communications@.... Boaters can also check out the Salish 100 Facebook page, where participants share photos and their experiences before, during, and after each cruise.


Re: Help with a Hobie Cat

Case Turner
 

They should get in touch with Hobie fleet 72 in PDX.

There is also a place in Hood River (can’t remember the name) that offers Hobie lessons and classes on rigging sailing etc.

Case

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On Jan 17, 2020, at 12:56 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Some friends of Mary's have acquired a Hobie 16 for use on Fern Ridge. They want a tutorial (or maybe two) on how to rig it, and maybe a sailing lesson or two. They moght even be willing to compensate a helper for their time.

If anyone is interested, or knows someone who might be, email me and I'll give you their contact info.

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John <@Jkohnen>
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim.” (Lyndon Johnson)




Help with a Hobie Cat

 

Some friends of Mary's have acquired a Hobie 16 for use on Fern Ridge. They want a tutorial (or maybe two) on how to rig it, and maybe a sailing lesson or two. They moght even be willing to compensate a helper for their time.

If anyone is interested, or knows someone who might be, email me and I'll give you their contact info.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim.” (Lyndon Johnson)