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Radio and Navigation Workshop, March 21st in Toledo

 

Some details on the workshop:

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

It'll start with proper VHF radio usage and etiquette, then Bob will do a presentation on Coastal Navigation in the Age of the Cell Phone, then I'll do a section on using OpenCPN and Navionics, the two cheap nav programs for mobile devices.

There will be opportunities to mix and mingle and help each other out with our devices. There's good pizza across the street, mooring costs only an optional donation to the Boathouses, and vehicle camping is free in the parking lot. The tides are favorable for a trip up the Yaquina River on Sunday for those wanting to make a weekend of it.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. (Sigmund Freud)


Re: Memorial for Lon Sunday, March 1st in Vancouver

 

Thanks, Teri. Noon at the Firstenburg Community Center.

On 2/24/2020 3:59 PM, Teri wrote:
It’s noon to 3.
On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:47 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

There is going to be a memorial for Lon Wells Sunday, the 1st, in Vancouver at:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

https://maps.app.goo.gl/dp325efaSYrpz8kr9

I don't recall the time you gave, Teri... Noon?
--
John <@Jkohnen>
I have noticed that people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. (Edward Verrall Lucas)


Re: Memorial for Lon Sunday, March 1st in Vancouver

Teresa Pittman
 

Sorry folks. I try to remember not to post from Lon's phone but sometimes I forget.

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

On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:47 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

There is going to be a memorial for Lon Wells Sunday, the 1st, in Vancouver at:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

https://maps.app.goo.gl/dp325efaSYrpz8kr9

I don't recall the time you gave, Teri... Noon?

--
John <@Jkohnen>
What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams. (Nikos Kazantzakis)




Re: Columbia River Maritime Museum Filed Trip, February 28th

 

Earl is offering rides to Astoria from near Corvallis, if anyone would like to join him.
541-745-7149

Our tour guide, Jeff, has an important conference call Friday, and won't be availabe until two. We can kill the time at the museum on Pier 39, or wandering around the main CRMM. Those who aren't gonna join us for lunch can sleep in an extra 45 minutes. <g>

--
John <@Jkohnen>
The ocean is an object of no small terror. (Edmund Burke)


Re: Columbia River Maritime Museum Filed Trip, February 28th

 

I look forward to seeing you in Astoria, George.

On 2/23/2020 9:49 PM, George C wrote:
John,
Also, I plan on being at the CR Maritime Museum too. Thanks for the invite.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
The ocean is an object of no small terror. (Edmund Burke)


Re: Memorial for Lon Sunday, March 1st in Vancouver

Andrew Linn
 

Anybody in the Salem area need a ride?

On 2/24/2020 3:59 PM, lon wells via Groups.Io wrote:
It’s noon to 3.
On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:47 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

There is going to be a memorial for Lon Wells Sunday, the 1st, in Vancouver at:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

https://maps.app.goo.gl/dp325efaSYrpz8kr9

I don't recall the time you gave, Teri... Noon?

--
John <@Jkohnen>
What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams. (Nikos Kazantzakis)





Re: Memorial for Lon Sunday, March 1st in Vancouver

lon wells <lononriver@...>
 

It’s noon to 3.

On Feb 24, 2020, at 12:47 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

There is going to be a memorial for Lon Wells Sunday, the 1st, in Vancouver at:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

https://maps.app.goo.gl/dp325efaSYrpz8kr9

I don't recall the time you gave, Teri... Noon?

--
John <@Jkohnen>
What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams. (Nikos Kazantzakis)




Memorial for Lon Sunday, March 1st in Vancouver

 

There is going to be a memorial for Lon Wells Sunday, the 1st, in Vancouver at:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

https://maps.app.goo.gl/dp325efaSYrpz8kr9

I don't recall the time you gave, Teri... Noon?

--
John <@Jkohnen>
What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams. (Nikos Kazantzakis)


Re: Columbia River Maritime Museum Filed Trip, February 28th

George C
 

John,

Also, I plan on being at the CR Maritime Museum too. Thanks for the invite.

George


On Monday, February 17, 2020, 2:20:15 PM PST, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Our annual visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum's private stash
of boats and artifacts will be Friday, February 28th. Like many museums,
most of the Good Stuff is in storage, and this is an opportunity to take
a look at it.

We'll meet for lunch at the Rogue brewpub on Pier 39 at 11:30. There's
also a small cannery museum there. We'll then meet in the lobby of the
Museum about 1:15, and you can join us there if you don't want to do the
group lunch.

Details here:


--
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
(Mohandas K. Gandhi)





Re: Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show Registration, April 18-19

George C
 

John,

I'm planning on being there with my 19' Bartender. Had a great time last year. Yea, the weather will most likely be wet and cold, but there probably isn't a better time to be in Depoe Bay. There's not too many visitors in mid-April, beautiful storm clouds and surf, and you can walk into Gracie's or any other restaurant with no wait.

George


On Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:10:45 PM PST, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


A reminder to register for this years Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show and
Crab Feed, April 18-19 in Depoe Bay, Oregon, between Newport and Lincoln
City. The Boat Show is a very friendly and low-key event; varnish and
polished brass are not required, and most of the boats on display were
built by their owners.

Although the show officially runs only on Saturday and Sunday, most
exhibitors show up on Friday afternoon, and many of us go up to the Sea
Hag for a group dinner Friday evening. There will be a reception for
exhibitors Saturday afternoon. More information about the Boat Show, and
some photos from previous shows can be found here:


If you'd like to participate in the Boat Show please fill out and return
the attached registration form. If you want to do something other than
display a boat, tell us about it in the "Tell us about your boat" field.
The PDF form can be filled out on your computer, then saved and attached
to an email, or you can print it out and send it to me by US Mail. If
you like, you can even just email me the information asked for in the

We hope you can join us!

--
Winter is nature’s way of saying, "Up yours." (Robert Byrne)






Re: Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show Registration, April 18-19

Richard Green
 

Wood that I had something to show….heavy sigh. I could bring a couple Honduras Mahogany boards and a piece of plywood as the…uh….first phase of a boat…

Rich

On Feb 23, 2020, at 3:10 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

A reminder to register for this years Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show and Crab Feed, April 18-19 in Depoe Bay, Oregon, between Newport and Lincoln City. The Boat Show is a very friendly and low-key event; varnish and polished brass are not required, and most of the boats on display were built by their owners.

Although the show officially runs only on Saturday and Sunday, most exhibitors show up on Friday afternoon, and many of us go up to the Sea Hag for a group dinner Friday evening. There will be a reception for exhibitors Saturday afternoon. More information about the Boat Show, and some photos from previous shows can be found here:

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

If you'd like to participate in the Boat Show please fill out and return the attached registration form. If you want to do something other than display a boat, tell us about it in the "Tell us about your boat" field. The PDF form can be filled out on your computer, then saved and attached to an email, or you can print it out and send it to me by US Mail. If you like, you can even just email me the information asked for in the form: @Jkohnen

We hope you can join us!

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Winter is nature’s way of saying, "Up yours." (Robert Byrne)





<2020-DepoeBayRegForm.pdf>


Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show Registration, April 18-19

 

A reminder to register for this years Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show and Crab Feed, April 18-19 in Depoe Bay, Oregon, between Newport and Lincoln City. The Boat Show is a very friendly and low-key event; varnish and polished brass are not required, and most of the boats on display were built by their owners.

Although the show officially runs only on Saturday and Sunday, most exhibitors show up on Friday afternoon, and many of us go up to the Sea Hag for a group dinner Friday evening. There will be a reception for exhibitors Saturday afternoon. More information about the Boat Show, and some photos from previous shows can be found here:

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

If you'd like to participate in the Boat Show please fill out and return the attached registration form. If you want to do something other than display a boat, tell us about it in the "Tell us about your boat" field. The PDF form can be filled out on your computer, then saved and attached to an email, or you can print it out and send it to me by US Mail. If you like, you can even just email me the information asked for in the form: @Jkohnen

We hope you can join us!

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Winter is nature’s way of saying, "Up yours." (Robert Byrne)


Re: Good Deal on Light Travel Trailer

Hank
 

I can relate to Mary when it comes to RVing by yourself.  My wife thought it would be good for me to do some RVing in the winter since we did have a trailer and a Thousand Trails membership that had little use.  Being some what forgetful I was not to excited in doing it by myself.  However, my son agreed to deliver the trailer and help set it up at a park or two on the coast.  Greatly lowered my stress level just following him in my vehicle especially knowing if something went wrong he would kow how to get help

I found the members and staff at the parks to be friendly and helpful.  This is my second winter doing this experiment and I am enjoying it while my wife gets to have her needed alone time.  LOL 😂   A basic membership is only about $500 per year and gives you 2 weeks usage then requires going some place else befor returning to a 1000 trails park.  Several folks I know go to a state park for the out week then back to TT for 2 weeks.

This year I am using South Jetty near Florence and Whalers Rest at South Beach near Newport as My membership allows going from park to park.  Thinking of going to Depot Bay Wooden boat show this year.  In the past was able to help build boats with the Toledo group.

I would be glad to share more info on what I have learned about solo RVing from ladies that are doing it as well as my own experience if there is more interest in such an idea.

BTW a Prius would be an excellent car for her to use!!

Hank


Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

jim reim
 

I plan to participate in the electronics workshop, and I will bring a friend.


Astoria Marine Construction

 

Apropos of the Museum field trip Friday, while looking for something else I stumbled upon this excellent history of AMCCO:

http://historywithheart.com/astoria_marine.htm

It's now an "historical district", and a tixic waste site...

https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/13001058.htm

https://www.oregon.gov/deq/Hazards-and-Cleanup/CleanupSites/Pages/Astoria-Marine.aspx

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

--
John <@Jkohnen>
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. (H. L. Mencken)


Season 2, Episode 1 of Lost in Space on Netflix

Andrew Linn
 

I'm working weird hours now so my sleep hours are disrupted.

I bing-watched season 1 and was kind of disappointed. Sitting here with headphones on, trying to be quiet so I don't wake up the wife, I decided to try Season 2. In the first episode of Season 2, they turn their spaceship into a biplane-rigged sailboat. A couple of funny bits:

"Your dad has spent most of his life on boats." The guy who plays the dad was Capt. Flint in the series "Black Sails"   (which was pretty good, too)

"So 'halyard' is a fancy name for rope?"

stuff like that.


Re: Good Deal on Light Travel Trailer

Richard Green
 

I’m sorry to hear Mary’s trial run didn’t work. And I sympathize. In the spring I bought a 21’ RV and sold it in the fall, just bigger than I’da liked and it just didn’t work.

Rich

On Feb 21, 2020, at 12:33 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

A video walk-through, and some photos:

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

https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2019-Little-Guy-MINI-MAX-5005132796


On 2/20/2020 11:22 AM, I wrote:
Mary's travel trailer experiment didn't work out well. The trailer was wonderful, but gas mileage and lack of confidence that she could use the thing without me killed the experiment. And, she missed owning a Prius. <g>
https://preview.tinyurl.com/romvg8e
The trailer is almost brand new, It's supposed to weigh under 2,000 lb. dry, so you don't need a Big two vehicle. It's got full headroom, a spacious bathroom, galley, Big bed, TV, solar panel, etc. It tows like a dream. What really sold us on the Little Guy was that it has big windows that open up all the way, so it almost feels like you're outdoors. :o)
https://eugene.craigslist.org/tro/7077550471.html
Priced for quick sale...
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. (John Stuart Mill)




Re: Maritime magazine and Museum Messabout

Claire Acord
 

Brandon
Sounds like a dream job!  Good for you.
The Blithe Spirit, the yacht Monk designed for Jim Spilsbury is still in his family and berthed in Maple Bay, here is part of the story.
His granddaughter is a pal of mine, and lives here on Whidbey, if you like I can give her your contact information and see if she might have time to talk about her grandfather and his boat with you, he was a very interesting man.
best
Claire
Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 5:09 PM Brandon via Groups.Io <brandonfordus=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm excited to be able to join you all for the Museum Messabout. Since it falls on the day after my birthday I was able to talk Virginia into coming with me. Good times!

It looks like I might land a gig as editor for Puget Sound Maritime's Sea Chest magazine. It's been around since the 1960s as the organ for the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society. I've been hanging out with some board members and saw the behind-the-scenes collection last week. Lots of cool stuff! They (we, I guess) have a full-time director with a masters in museum science, so the collection is well maintained and cataloged. Some of it is on display on the 4th floor of the new Museum of History and Industry (MOHI) next to the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union. Of course it's just the tip of the iceberg.

One of the coolest things we have is the entire collection of the designs and drawings of Ed Monk. A great deal of his work was commercial steel boats, but his pleasure boat designs are beautiful. I hope I can be instrumental in getting some public access to some of his beautiful designs. A retired marine architect is digitizing the designs, so maybe we could get some of them on the web like John did for Atkin's designs. If you guys know about Monk-designed boats still around or good Monk stories, please let me know. I'm running an article about him in Sea Chest.

Also: one of the PSM board members is trying to locate some small boats to buy for a restaurant remodel. He needs them to be between 8 and 12 feet or so, cute enough to hang from the ceiling -- preferably lapstrake but fiberglass that looks like wood will work. He doesn't need them to be seaworthy, they just need to paint up nice, so leaky is OK. He's willing to pay money -- like up to $300 or 400 depending. If you have something you think might work, send me a pic and I'll forward it on to him.

Aloha,
Brandon
SV Oceanus, 1971 Columbia 43 lying Olympia, Wash.


Re: Maritime magazine and Museum Messabout

 

I'm excited too that you're goinna be joining us in Astoria, Brandon. :o) Even if Virginia doesn't want to do the Museum tour she might enjoy the lunch beforehand. There will be other womenfolk there, including Mary.

Congrats on the new job. It sounds like it'll be an interesting one. The elder Edwin Monk really made his mark in NW boating. Most people think of his yachts when they hear his name, but he also had a great eye for designing small boats. His skiffs were particularly nice, I think, and the skiff designs published in How to Build Wooden Boats (a bargain in the Dover reprint) inspired recent designers like Ken Swan and Warren Jordan:

http://www.coots.org/BoatPlans/Monk-9-ft-dinghy.pdf

Last Saturday at the Multnomah Library I discovered a series Ed Monk started in Pacific Motorboating in 1934 featuring a small boat design in each issue. Alas, usually without all the info needed to build the boats. I did scan this one, which looks like a it'd be a good-looking and practical little boat:

http://www.coots.org/BoatPlans/Monk-9-ft-dinghy.pdf

I suppose I should go back the the Megalopolis by myself sometime and scan the whole series without the Coot BSing distraction. <g> Good stuff even without the info to build the boats. The full plans for all the boats in the series may be in Puget Sound Maritime's collection. It'd be nice to have some of the small boat designs made available for a reasonable price.

I was quite taken with this Monk sailboat (see attachment) I saw during the Port Townsend Festival sail-by. It just looks like a Good Boat, and I liked the sensible finish. Of course the young crewman made an impression too. <g> Blossom lives in the Point Hudson marina.

On 2/20/2020 5:08 PM, Brandon F wrote:
I'm excited to be able to join you all for the Museum Messabout. Since it falls on the day after my birthday I was able to talk Virginia into coming with me. Good times!
It looks like I might land a gig as editor for Puget Sound Maritime's Sea Chest magazine.
...
One of the coolest things we have is the entire collection of the designs and drawings of Ed Monk. A great deal of his work was commercial steel boats, but his pleasure boat designs are beautiful. I hope I can be instrumental in getting some public access to some of his beautiful designs. A retired marine architect is digitizing the designs, so maybe we could get some of them on the web like John did for Atkin's designs. If you guys know about Monk-designed boats still around or good Monk stories, please let me know. I'm running an article about him in Sea Chest.
...
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Eels are said to kelter in the water when they wamble.


Re: Good Deal on Light Travel Trailer

 

On 2/20/2020 11:22 AM, I wrote:
Mary's travel trailer experiment didn't work out well. The trailer was wonderful, but gas mileage and lack of confidence that she could use the thing without me killed the experiment. And, she missed owning a Prius. <g>
https://preview.tinyurl.com/romvg8e
The trailer is almost brand new, It's supposed to weigh under 2,000 lb. dry, so you don't need a Big two vehicle. It's got full headroom, a spacious bathroom, galley, Big bed, TV, solar panel, etc. It tows like a dream. What really sold us on the Little Guy was that it has big windows that open up all the way, so it almost feels like you're outdoors. :o)
https://eugene.craigslist.org/tro/7077550471.html
Priced for quick sale...
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. (John Stuart Mill)