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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:30:03 -0400
From: Maurice Smith
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To: MARHST-L@...

MarHst-L was started a little over 27 years ago and is sponsored by the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Queen’s University at Kingston provide the technical services based on a community service policy as long as the ‘posts’ are in the main related to maritime history. And that without restriction to any particular locality. And like many an idea, it started over a beer in a local Kingston, Ontario pub, Ben’s, regrettably now closed. The pub, being close to Queen’s was in the world of ideas a very modified Dr. Who phonebooth. Well, I have to confess, not all the pub ideas were academic.
Many of you, introduced to one another via MarHst-L have become good friends. Over the last few weeks the number of subscribers has gone up, not by much but it is a welcome trend. Please continue to introduce others to MarHst. And most important now is a good time to make a few posts.
Maurice

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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

jim reim
 

I talked to the Port of Alsea today.  Their ramp is open.  They have signs posted asking people to keep 6 feet away.  Very few boats out there right now.  I guess that the County Commissioners telling outsiders to go away may be working.  If someone wants to come over and drop a few crab pots, I'd be happy to suggest some good spots.  I was out a couple weeks ago and the crabbing was pretty good.  There are also some interesting tide channels to explore, with waterfowl, otters, and elk to be watched

Jim R.

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 06:09:08 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Makes sense. Washington closed all sportfishing, due to crowded boat
ramps and crowds of bank fishermen.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ufavtkn

or

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/mar/25/statewide-fishing-ban-ordered-by-washington-wildli/

I know we need to hunker down and fight this nasty virus by keeping away
from other people, but some of the steps being taken just seem punitive.
We're encouraged to get outside and get some exercise, but then, "On
Tuesday, WDFW announced closures of all wildlife areas and water access
areas, alongside Washington State Parks. The Washington Department of
Natural Resources closed its lands Wednesday." Where are we supposed to
do it? <sigh>

On 3/25/2020 8:16 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
> I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All
> the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused
> everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a
> bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the
> directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have
> also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities
> who closed theirs.

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15 Sailing Movies to Watch If You Have To Stay At Home

 

Some ways to spend time while we're cooped up during the current unpleasantness. I wasn't aware thet "The Mercy" was already out on video...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/to4nleb

or

https://sailuniverse.com/2020/03/16/15-sailing-movies-to-watch-if-you-have-to-stay-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR3A2wupkdJrPzcGuq_iDEjPEe2nHEPx64v1NTFWH-twBCiCNeJ0E65LRlc&mc_cid=f3684c65e0&mc_eid=b365cb4ab9

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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

John,

On the top, horizontal menu bar is "Map". The forth item down in the Map menu is "additional base map types". In there you will find Show Nautical Chart. That sets the default base map.

George


On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 06:32:33 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Thanks, George. But I can't find where to set the default map. When I
look in ExpertGPS's help, all I find for "nautical chart" is an entry on
using scanned and calibrated maps, and there's nothing for "default
map". <sigh> My free trial is just about done, so I won't bother with
ExpertGPS anymore. It seems to be a good program for handling lots of
different types of maps, but not intended for us boaters.

I noticed something curious when looking at a GPX file made by
OziExplorer. I don't yet know what this stuff in the header means, but
TopoGrafix is the outfit that sells ExpertGPS!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<gpx
  xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1"
  creator="OziExplorer Version 3956f - http://www.oziexplorer.com"
  version="1.1"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1
http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">

https://www.topografix.com/

On 3/26/2020 10:44 AM, George C wrote:
> John,
>
> I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS
> comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your
> computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the
> default map to Nautical.
>
> If you are wanting other charts or need detailed charts for Canadian
> waters,  there are ways to load them into the program.

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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

 

Thanks, George. But I can't find where to set the default map. When I look in ExpertGPS's help, all I find for "nautical chart" is an entry on using scanned and calibrated maps, and there's nothing for "default map". <sigh> My free trial is just about done, so I won't bother with ExpertGPS anymore. It seems to be a good program for handling lots of different types of maps, but not intended for us boaters.

I noticed something curious when looking at a GPX file made by OziExplorer. I don't yet know what this stuff in the header means, but TopoGrafix is the outfit that sells ExpertGPS!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<gpx
xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1"
creator="OziExplorer Version 3956f - http://www.oziexplorer.com"
version="1.1"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">

https://www.topografix.com/

On 3/26/2020 10:44 AM, George C wrote:
John,
I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the default map to Nautical.
If you are wanting other charts or need detailed charts for Canadian waters,  there are ways to load them into the program.
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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

 

Makes sense. Washington closed all sportfishing, due to crowded boat ramps and crowds of bank fishermen.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ufavtkn

or

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/mar/25/statewide-fishing-ban-ordered-by-washington-wildli/

I know we need to hunker down and fight this nasty virus by keeping away from other people, but some of the steps being taken just seem punitive. We're encouraged to get outside and get some exercise, but then, "On Tuesday, WDFW announced closures of all wildlife areas and water access areas, alongside Washington State Parks. The Washington Department of Natural Resources closed its lands Wednesday." Where are we supposed to do it? <sigh>

On 3/25/2020 8:16 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities who closed theirs.
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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

John, 

I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the default map to Nautical. 

If you are wanting other charts or need detailed charts for Canadian waters,  there are ways to load them into the program.

George


On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 05:13:02 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


I just got around to looking at ExpertGPS, and the description on the
Web page is impressive. But how do you get NOAA charts into the program?

On 3/17/2020 12:01 PM, George C wrote:
> John,
>
> I have been using ExpertGPS on my PC to look at charts, create trip
> plans, create waypoints and routes to be uploaded to my Garmin, and then
> download the tracks from the Garmin to the software. I has detailed US
> Nautical charts built in and you can load your own charts.
> Unfortunately, it only has a 30day free trial period then you have to
> pay $75. It seems to be a one man operation, but the owner has been good
> at answering my questions.
>
> ExpertGPS - GPS Mapping Software for Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, Eagle
> GPS
https://www.expertgps.com/

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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

Randy Torgerson
 

Washington has shut down recreational fishing for two weeks.


WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

March 25, 2020
Contact:
Kelly Cunningham, 360-902-2325
Public Affairs contact: Ben Anderson, 360-480-4465

WDFW closes recreational fishing statewide in wake of governor's order to 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' in response to COVID-19

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced its decision to temporarily close recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's order directing Washingtonians to stay home and stay healthy to limit the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.

The closures will begin at midnight Wednesday, March 25 and last until at least 5 p.m. on April 8, 2020. WDFW will re-evaluate on April 6 whether the closure may need to be extended.

"This is not a decision we take lightly, but it's the right thing to do for the health and well-being of Washington's families," said WDFW Director Kelly Susewind. "Monday's extraordinary order for the residents of our state to stay home requires all of us to work together to ensure these measures have the intended effect."

Fishery managers have reported that some anglers have been seen crowding banks as concerns over coronavirus have continued.

"We've seen an uptick in outdoor recreation at some locations in recent weeks as people have looked for ways to get outside," said WDFW Fish Program Director Kelly Cunningham. "We've had reports of crowded boat ramps and busy fishing on some rivers, which runs counter to the governor's direction to stay home and practice social distancing."

In addition, many salmon and steelhead fisheries require regular monitoring under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which includes conducting angler interviews at access sites surrounding the state's marine waters. The on-site, face-to-face nature of angler interviews puts people at potential risk of transmitting the coronavirus. Without such monitoring, these recreational fisheries must close to ensure ESA protections.

WDFW and other state agencies previously closed all of their water access sites, including boat launches, and other public lands where people may gather. Local and tribal governments are taking similar actions across Washington.

WDFW Enforcement officers remain on duty and will be enforcing these new closures.

The lowland lakes opening day for trout remains scheduled for April 25, but will be evaluated depending on whether the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order might be further extended.

For the latest updates on WDFW's coronavirus response, please visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/covid-19-updates. Updates to openings and closures will be posted to that page. For the latest information on the statewide response to this pandemic, visit https://coronavirus.wa.gov/.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife, and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities.

 

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@...). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.



Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

Joe Novello
 

I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities who closed theirs.  



On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 7:11 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
It should come as no surprise that the season opener won't be held this
year. Although we could do it safely enough, out in the open air and
keeping a safe distance, events of any sort are frowned on right now. <sigh>

I heard that Bud has shut down the airport boat ramp near Toledo. Seems
extreme, seeing as how you don't need a group to go boating, but
probably part of the campaign to keep people from the interior visiting
the Coast...

Take care of yourselves, and wash your hands.

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Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

 

It should come as no surprise that the season opener won't be held this year. Although we could do it safely enough, out in the open air and keeping a safe distance, events of any sort are frowned on right now. <sigh>

I heard that Bud has shut down the airport boat ramp near Toledo. Seems extreme, seeing as how you don't need a group to go boating, but probably part of the campaign to keep people from the interior visiting the Coast...

Take care of yourselves, and wash your hands.

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Frightened Boatowner

 

Found over on the Maritime History mailing list:

"List members might like this quote from the online version of a Brooklyn newspaper about the closing of a marina there:

“'It’s a huge loss for Brooklyn,' said a marina tenant, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity out of fear of his wife, who doesn’t know he owns a
boat.


"The article is here:
https://www.brooklynpaper.com/boaters-mourn-the-closure-of-50-year-old-gravesend-marina/

"or here, for a shortened URL (if the one above is split in half by listserv
software):
http://bit.ly/2IaYxUf

"Peter McC"

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Got Masks?

 

A suggestion about how to help out during the current unpleasantness:



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From: Carl Cramer <carl1cramer@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 05:11:50 AM PDT
Subject: This Is Important

Bring Out Your Masks

Attention boat builders, repairers, owners, and tinkerers! If you have any spare,
or even not-so-spare, “N95” designated dust masks in your shop or inventory, find
them today and donate them to your closest medical facility. These disposable
facemasks, which protect against transmission of Covid-19, are currently in very
short supply at almost every hospital.
I passed my last 10-mask sleeve off to a favorite medical practitioner last weekend.
Her gratitude and fear were palpable. Her clinic had one “N95” her size in stock, and
the inevitable wave of coronavirus patients in our city had not even started yet.

The
promised supplies of fresh masks or coronavirus test kits have yet to show up in
hospitals, so these nurses, doctors, and other essential staff are left with precious
few of the most necessary tools they need to confront the pandemic. Admirably and
frighteningly, they will be standing in the breach for the next weeks or months with
or without adequate protection equipment.

I know we have some of what they need on our shop shelves and supply rooms, and
while the sanding dust, stray microballoons, and laminate filaments are threats to
our good health, they pale in comparison to the disaster of widespread infection and
crippling of the medical profession precisely when we need all hands on deck.
Of
course all the builders and contractors in the country won’t have reserves to see
medical staff through the entire pandemic wave, but an influx now could buy
valuable time and keep people protected until production and distribution of new
masks can be stepped up.

If there’s an industry that recognizes a Dunkirk moment when we see one, it is
boatbuilding.
The fact is, there’s no real and immediate relief from any level of government, so
please give what masks you can to the closest medical facility or your favorite
clinician. There are numerous national, state, and city-based efforts online to
coordinate mask donations—just do a search for your area. But at this point it’s
likely most effective to keep it as local as possible. Find out whether your closest
hospital has a designated drop-off area or, as I did, pass them on to someone you
know who is likely to be heading into the dangerous arena of the pandemic
response. Don’t shake their hands, don’t embrace them, but tell them thank you.

My best hopes for us all,

Aaron Porter
Editor




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Re: Lead - vs steel

 

You may think you're joking about depleted uranium from Hanford, Gerard, but it might not be any harder to buy than lead, the way our local scrapyards are handling lead. <g>

One of the local low-rent yacht club members needed a couple hundred pounds of lead for a racing boat he was building, so he ordered it from Amazon! Delivered to his door in USPS flat-rate cartons. Boy was his mailman surprised! <g> Kinda expensive, though...

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=lead+ingot&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Charley says he can get around the local scrapyard's restriction on selling lead only to licensed businesses. The other local scrapyard doesn't handle lead at all. (I didn't ask them about depleted uranium)

On 3/24/2020 12:08 PM, Gerard M wrote:
Steel is heavy - but use enough of it and you may have to
deal with magnetic compass deviation.
Deviation tables anyone ?
Then perhaps you out west could get the Hanford site to
give you some depleted uranium - that stuff is really heavy.  (joke)
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Lead - vs steel

Gerard Mittelstaedt
 

Steel is heavy - but use enough of it and you may have to
deal with magnetic compass deviation. 
Deviation tables anyone ?

Then perhaps you out west could get the Hanford site to
give you some depleted uranium - that stuff is really heavy.  (joke)

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McAllen, Texas
USA


Re: Navionics

Pete Leenhouts
 

Well, that tutorial works for me, John, thank you! 

Pete


-----Original Message-----
From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
To: oregoncoots <oregoncoots@groups.io>
Cc: TSCA Puget Sound <TSCA-Puget@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Navionics

Another mini-tutorial, this one for Dan in Almostcanada. He asked me how
to unclutter the depth display after Mary sold him her tablet and I set
him up on Navionics via long-distance telephone. "I could show you in a
couple of minutes, but it'd take an hour to tell you over the phone, if
that'd work at all to pound it into your Luddite skull." <g>

Lets hope this works. How to adjust depth detail:


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Re: Lead

Pete Leenhouts
 

Maybe steel shot or scrap embedded in a slurry of epoxy or concrete? "Bricks" of scrap steel?  I wonder what might turn up with a note on Craigs List or Next Door?

Pete 


-----Original Message-----
From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
To: oregoncoots <oregoncoots@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Lead

Worth a shot.

Sorry. But try to find lead shot nowadays. ;o)

I forgot to mention that the biggest metal recycler in Eugene,
Schnitzer's, doesn't handle lead at all!

On 3/20/2020 6:57 PM, Case wrote:
> I think, unless he got rid of all of it, Andrew Linn had a pile of lead. I know he offered it up a bit ago. Maybe he still has iit.
>

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Re: Navionics

Pete Leenhouts
 

Heh - that gives me a cushion, so that I am more aware when I am in shallower water. I was much less concerned in BLUE STAR (40 inch draft) than I am in RIPTIDE (5 foot draft). I am finding it surprisingly challenging to get used to being in close to land in a boat! (grin)

Pete

As you zoom in to the chart, as you would when approaching a dangerous
area, the red dots in dangerously shoal water become more apparent. See
attachment.

I don't see any dangerously shoal depths until you get right up near the
entrance to the Boat Haven. <shrug> I don't yet know what those
scattered red dots mean, but they aren't a warning...

http://www.coots.org/navstuff/DepthShading.pdf

BTW, why do you not feel comfortable unless you've got 50' of depth?
Riptide isn't a frigate, after all. ;o)



-----Original Message-----
From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
To: oregoncoots <oregoncoots@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Navionics

As you zoom in to the chart, as you would when approaching a dangerous
area, the red dots in dangerously shoal water become more apparent. See
attachment.

I don't see any dangerously shoal depths until you get right up near the
entrance to the Boat Haven. <shrug> I don't yet know what those
scattered red dots mean, but they aren't a warning...

http://www.coots.org/navstuff/DepthShading.pdf

BTW, why do you not feel comfortable unless you've got 50' of depth?
Riptide isn't a frigate, after all. ;o)

On 3/18/2020 7:23 PM, Pete L wrote:
> ...
> Interestingly, I've made the approach into the Port Townsend Boat Haven
> many times from the south, and have never run into dangerous depths
> during the approach as shown on that Navionics example.
>
> On a slightly different topic, the red dots are difficult to see and are
> not standard charting practice (at least, not the USN standards,
> anyway). We always lined off danger depths in black pen to show where
> not to go. It would be helpful to have the dangerous area shaded red,
> perhaps, or barred red. Just my opinion, though.

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Re: I GOTTA Get Rid of this Trailer

Richard Green
 

Forgot to mention, the six foot tongue I have is 3X3.

Rich

On Mar 23, 2020, at 11:11 AM, Dan <danashore@...> wrote:

Hey, John:  Nothing like a bit of Bondo, a can of Rustoleum Regal Red, and mebbee a replacement for that hunk ‘a red fir shim stock up front—good as new.  And, that one-uva-kind modification to the tire rim is pretty snazzy.  I think I only have ONE trailer in the inventory here at Frankenwerke that still has the original logo.  Makes your S/L almost-new by comparison.  Stay well, y’alls.  Dan.


Re: I GOTTA Get Rid of this Trailer

Dan
 

Hey, John:  Nothing like a bit of Bondo, a can of Rustoleum Regal Red, and mebbee a replacement for that hunk ‘a red fir shim stock up front—good as new.  And, that one-uva-kind modification to the tire rim is pretty snazzy.  I think I only have ONE trailer in the inventory here at Frankenwerke that still has the original logo.  Makes your S/L almost-new by comparison.  Stay well, y’alls.  Dan.


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

I haven't tried it myself, but since it doesn't have detailed Canadian charts, I will have to load them. From my understanding, there are two ways.

You can use the Scanned Maps feature in ExpertGPS to display digital
charts, USGS DRGs, or your own scanned paper maps. There is a procedure to prepare and geo-reference your maps for use within the program.

Also, it allows you to view street maps, topo maps, aerial photos, and nautical charts. It relies on various Internet map servers to provide these mapping services. You can override the default map services in ExpertGPS to access your own preferred map servers.



On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 5:13:02 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


I just got around to looking at ExpertGPS, and the description on the
Web page is impressive. But how do you get NOAA charts into the program?

On 3/17/2020 12:01 PM, George C wrote:
> John,
>
> I have been using ExpertGPS on my PC to look at charts, create trip
> plans, create waypoints and routes to be uploaded to my Garmin, and then
> download the tracks from the Garmin to the software. I has detailed US
> Nautical charts built in and you can load your own charts.
> Unfortunately, it only has a 30day free trial period then you have to
> pay $75. It seems to be a one man operation, but the owner has been good
> at answering my questions.
>
> ExpertGPS - GPS Mapping Software for Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, Eagle
> GPS
https://www.expertgps.com/

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