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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Richard Green
 

Same technique I have used.  Also, one can listen for the frogs near shore as they holler out the water depth which you can hear as you get too close to the shore.  Knee deep, knee deep they sing.

Rich

On Mar 28, 2020, at 12:49 PM, cherrill boissonou <cboissonou@...> wrote:

Jeez...I don’t know ,Bob.....I just stare-off in the distance, pick some mythological point, and head for it......I magically avoid rocks and other protrusions by thinking positive thoughts and repeating my mantra over and over: “It’s always worked, It’s always wor........
Sounds pretty good, huh.
Earl


On Mar 28, 2020, at 12:21 PM, Bob Larkin <bob@...> wrote:

Slightly related - NOAA used to do 18423 and 18445 "Small Craft Series" for Puget Sound, that in printed form were a wonderful solution to having something!  These have been discontinued in print AND in file form.  But, if anybody is interested, I have the *files* for 2015, near the end of there run.  They are big, but if anyone wants these, I could try to post these for others.  If you have printed versions, keep them!   Bob


Re: The Kohnen Scarfing Jig

Richard Green
 

Whenever I’ve needed long wood, over say 12’, for a toe rail or somesuch I’ve knocked together a jig on a table saw sled piece of ply with a couple 1X2 or 2X2 as available for a 12 to 1 scarf.  Maybe done this four or five times over the years.  Always works well, easy to control the wood to assemble a 24’ rail length.  Small boats, small dimensional wood.  Below, gluing a 12 to 1 scarf for the toe rail when I built Jaunty.  When gluing it’s important to have good support to hold the joint, visible between the clamps, firmly in place, straight and level or perhaps flat.

Rich


On Mar 28, 2020, at 3:25 PM, Jove Lachman-Curl <jovelc87@...> wrote:

Back when I was making my SOF kayak I scarfed all the stringers and gunnels from 10’ wood.
It was a bit tricky to get them with no twist.  Any off squareness of the cut resulted in an eventuated twist from one piece to the next. After my table say jig didn’t work out I ended up clamping then to the bench and using a hand plane. Reading this thread I was just thinking that if the jig was made to overlap the two pieces the way they’d be in the boat -end to end, then any angular inaccuracy would cancel out.
Im a big fan of moving the smaller object, long skinny noodles of wood in a table saw is a pain. Next time I rip stringers i want to try it with the wood clamped to a long bench or saw horses, and a skill saw with a good fence.
-Jove


On Mar 28, 2020, at 2:04 PM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

Last time I used binder clip clamps is when Blake and I built a model PDR for a class project he had in elementary school. 

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On Mar 28, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Randy Torgerson <coots@...> wrote:



Back in January, John Kohnen and I were discussing scarfing jigs and I showed the jig I used on my table saw.  John said “I've been thinking about a jig (or would it be a fixture? I never can keep that straight) for using a handheld circular saw, so I don't need to clean such a wide behind the tablesaw”  
I have been under house arrest these last few weeks and I have not been allowed to work on the Tolman so I am working on the long neglected Puddle Duck Canoe. 
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I will need to scarf some parts for the gunwales so I decided to build the Kohnen Scarfing Jig.   The jig would use my track saw and be portable so I could take it to RiversWest to cut the splash rail for the Tolman.  The jig cuts a 1:8 scarf for material up to 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide.  Since I cut both pieces at the same time the jig opens up to 2 plus change wide.  This was arbitrary since and I can change it in the future.  


The design goals were to:

1.    Not hurt myself
2.    Not hurt the blade by cutting any screws.  
3.    Easy to setup.
4.    Keep myself busy.
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I jointed some four foot long 2x4’s on two sides and then planed the boards to 1-1/4 thick.  Two of the 2x4’s will be put on the bottom to keep the jig together in case the plywood was cut though and to allow space to clamp the track to the jig.  I jockeyed the track around and found that 12 inches by 45 inches was the best size for the plywood. 
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I screwed the two support 2x4’s on the bottom and then worked out the size of the clamping 2x4’s should be 28 inches.  One of the clamping 2x4’s is screwed to the jig and the other is held in with clamps but I may use wedges in the future since I can now easily cut wedges quickly. 
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I clamped some scrap in the jig and gave it a whorl.  As you can see from the pictures the jig worked very well.

 

Randy  

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Re: The Kohnen Scarfing Jig

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Back when I was making my SOF kayak I scarfed all the stringers and gunnels from 10’ wood.
It was a bit tricky to get them with no twist.  Any off squareness of the cut resulted in an eventuated twist from one piece to the next. After my table say jig didn’t work out I ended up clamping then to the bench and using a hand plane. Reading this thread I was just thinking that if the jig was made to overlap the two pieces the way they’d be in the boat -end to end, then any angular inaccuracy would cancel out.
Im a big fan of moving the smaller object, long skinny noodles of wood in a table saw is a pain. Next time I rip stringers i want to try it with the wood clamped to a long bench or saw horses, and a skill saw with a good fence.
-Jove


On Mar 28, 2020, at 2:04 PM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

Last time I used binder clip clamps is when Blake and I built a model PDR for a class project he had in elementary school. 

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On Mar 28, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Randy Torgerson <coots@...> wrote:



Back in January, John Kohnen and I were discussing scarfing jigs and I showed the jig I used on my table saw.  John said “I've been thinking about a jig (or would it be a fixture? I never can keep that straight) for using a handheld circular saw, so I don't need to clean such a wide behind the tablesaw” 

I have been under house arrest these last few weeks and I have not been allowed to work on the Tolman so I am working on the long neglected Puddle Duck Canoe. 

<0121121627 _Medium_.jpg>

I will need to scarf some parts for the gunwales so I decided to build the Kohnen Scarfing Jig.   The jig would use my track saw and be portable so I could take it to RiversWest to cut the splash rail for the Tolman.  The jig cuts a 1:8 scarf for material up to 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide.  Since I cut both pieces at the same time the jig opens up to 2 plus change wide.  This was arbitrary since and I can change it in the future. 

The design goals were to:

1.    Not hurt myself
2.    Not hurt the blade by cutting any screws. 
3.    Easy to setup.
4.    Keep myself busy.

<2020-03-28 11.08.47 _Medium_.jpg>

I jointed some four foot long 2x4’s on two sides and then planed the boards to 1-1/4 thick.  Two of the 2x4’s will be put on the bottom to keep the jig together in case the plywood was cut though and to allow space to clamp the track to the jig.  I jockeyed the track around and found that 12 inches by 45 inches was the best size for the plywood. 
<2020-03-28 11.08.17 _Medium_.jpg>

I screwed the two support 2x4’s on the bottom and then worked out the size of the clamping 2x4’s should be 28 inches.  One of the clamping 2x4’s is screwed to the jig and the other is held in with clamps but I may use wedges in the future since I can now easily cut wedges quickly.
<dummyfile.0.part>

I clamped some scrap in the jig and gave it a whorl.  As you can see from the pictures the jig worked very well.

 

Randy  


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Re: The Kohnen Scarfing Jig

Case Turner
 

Last time I used binder clip clamps is when Blake and I built a model PDR for a class project he had in elementary school. 





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On Mar 28, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Randy Torgerson <coots@...> wrote:



Back in January, John Kohnen and I were discussing scarfing jigs and I showed the jig I used on my table saw.  John said “I've been thinking about a jig (or would it be a fixture? I never can keep that straight) for using a handheld circular saw, so I don't need to clean such a wide behind the tablesaw” 

I have been under house arrest these last few weeks and I have not been allowed to work on the Tolman so I am working on the long neglected Puddle Duck Canoe. 

<0121121627 _Medium_.jpg>

I will need to scarf some parts for the gunwales so I decided to build the Kohnen Scarfing Jig.   The jig would use my track saw and be portable so I could take it to RiversWest to cut the splash rail for the Tolman.  The jig cuts a 1:8 scarf for material up to 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide.  Since I cut both pieces at the same time the jig opens up to 2 plus change wide.  This was arbitrary since and I can change it in the future. 

The design goals were to:

1.    Not hurt myself
2.    Not hurt the blade by cutting any screws. 
3.    Easy to setup.
4.    Keep myself busy.

<2020-03-28 11.08.47 _Medium_.jpg>

I jointed some four foot long 2x4’s on two sides and then planed the boards to 1-1/4 thick.  Two of the 2x4’s will be put on the bottom to keep the jig together in case the plywood was cut though and to allow space to clamp the track to the jig.  I jockeyed the track around and found that 12 inches by 45 inches was the best size for the plywood. 
<2020-03-28 11.08.17 _Medium_.jpg>

I screwed the two support 2x4’s on the bottom and then worked out the size of the clamping 2x4’s should be 28 inches.  One of the clamping 2x4’s is screwed to the jig and the other is held in with clamps but I may use wedges in the future since I can now easily cut wedges quickly.
<dummyfile.0.part>

I clamped some scrap in the jig and gave it a whorl.  As you can see from the pictures the jig worked very well.

 

Randy  


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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

cherrill boissonou
 

Jeez...I don’t know ,Bob.....I just stare-off in the distance, pick some mythological point, and head for it......I magically avoid rocks and other protrusions by thinking positive thoughts and repeating my mantra over and over: “It’s always worked, It’s always wor........
Sounds pretty good, huh.
Earl


On Mar 28, 2020, at 12:21 PM, Bob Larkin <bob@...> wrote:

Slightly related - NOAA used to do 18423 and 18445 "Small Craft Series" for Puget Sound, that in printed form were a wonderful solution to having something!  These have been discontinued in print AND in file form.  But, if anybody is interested, I have the *files* for 2015, near the end of there run.  They are big, but if anyone wants these, I could try to post these for others.  If you have printed versions, keep them!   Bob


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Bob Larkin
 

Slightly related - NOAA used to do 18423 and 18445 "Small Craft Series" for Puget Sound, that in printed form were a wonderful solution to having something!  These have been discontinued in print AND in file form.  But, if anybody is interested, I have the *files* for 2015, near the end of there run.  They are big, but if anyone wants these, I could try to post these for others.  If you have printed versions, keep them!   Bob


The Kohnen Scarfing Jig

Randy Torgerson
 

Back in January, John Kohnen and I were discussing scarfing jigs and I showed the jig I used on my table saw.  John said “I've been thinking about a jig (or would it be a fixture? I never can keep that straight) for using a handheld circular saw, so I don't need to clean such a wide behind the tablesaw” 

I have been under house arrest these last few weeks and I have not been allowed to work on the Tolman so I am working on the long neglected Puddle Duck Canoe. 

I will need to scarf some parts for the gunwales so I decided to build the Kohnen Scarfing Jig.   The jig would use my track saw and be portable so I could take it to RiversWest to cut the splash rail for the Tolman.  The jig cuts a 1:8 scarf for material up to 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide.  Since I cut both pieces at the same time the jig opens up to 2 plus change wide.  This was arbitrary since and I can change it in the future. 

The design goals were to:

1.    Not hurt myself
2.    Not hurt the blade by cutting any screws. 
3.    Easy to setup.
4.    Keep myself busy.

I jointed some four foot long 2x4’s on two sides and then planed the boards to 1-1/4 thick.  Two of the 2x4’s will be put on the bottom to keep the jig together in case the plywood was cut though and to allow space to clamp the track to the jig.  I jockeyed the track around and found that 12 inches by 45 inches was the best size for the plywood. 

I screwed the two support 2x4’s on the bottom and then worked out the size of the clamping 2x4’s should be 28 inches.  One of the clamping 2x4’s is screwed to the jig and the other is held in with clamps but I may use wedges in the future since I can now easily cut wedges quickly.

I clamped some scrap in the jig and gave it a whorl.  As you can see from the pictures the jig worked very well.

 

Randy  


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Bob Larkin
 

A reminder that NOAA is phasing out RNC raster charts.  To the extent you can, keep files of current chart files to support anything that can use them, like OpenCPN.  At least for local waters.  NOAA does not say they will warn people when the remove a particular chart.  The rocks and shoals will be pretty accurate on the old charts but aids to navigation may not be.

And of course, ENC charts will always be available from NOAA.  In the future, the ENC, along with Local Notice to Mariners
https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmMain
will be the latest information.  To defend the RNC/ENC decision, it is almost impossible to have the RNC as up-to-date as the ENC.

Just wondering, has anyone learned to like ENC better than RNC?

 Bob


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

 

Thanks for the tip, Brandon. "Masquerade" looks like an entertaining film noir -- with sailboats! :o)

"The Mercy" is a fictional movie about Andrew's hero Donald Crowhurst and his strange and disastrous participation in the first solo, non-stop, 'round the world race. I'll probably watch it (Netflix has it on disc), but I expect to be disappointed, as I often am by films "inspired by" events I know something about.

Another flick on the list is "Dark Water", an excellent documentary on the same race, with a lot of it about Crowhurst, of course. The true events don't need any embellishment. If Crowhurst hadn't joined that race, and somebody came up with a movie idea about someone like Donald Crowhurst, doing what he actually did during the 'round the world race, they wouldn't be able to convince a producer to make it, because the plot would be too preposterous and nobody would believe it. ;o)

Fortunately, although I remember Ford's endurance racing effort in the '60s, I don't remember the details, so I was able to thoroughly enjoy "Ford Vs. Ferrari". I don't have any idea how far the filmmakers altered the facts, but the result is great entertainment, with excellent racing action (using replicas of the original cars) and fine performances from the leads. If you want to take a break from watching the boaty movies, give "Ford Vs. Ferrari" a try -- but only if you don't know much about Ford racing history. ;o)

On 3/27/2020 2:30 PM, Brandon F wrote:
These lists always leave off “Masquerade” with Rob Lowe. Great opening sequence with a big SORC racing yacht being put through her paces. But the real beauty in the film is the 40-foot sloop? Yawl? (I can’t remember) that shows up halfway through the movie.
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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

 

I got a reply from Dan at TopoGrafix, who told me that you need to recenter the map over a coastal area to see the option for setting the base map to nautical charts. Why? It seems like nautical charts were an afterthought to the designers. Woulda been easy enough to mention that on the Help page anyway. <sigh> I'm really not very happy with ExpertGPS's user friendliness...

For us small boaters, ExpertGPS is gonna be used at home to plan out trips and plot waypoints and routes. Downloading the charts only when requested isn't a problem for that use, and only a minor annoyance if you plan on using the program in a boat (unless you're trying to find PT Boat Haven in a dense fog and discover that the only charts in your handheld GPS are highway maps. Ask how I know. <g>). Navionics is the same way. More on that in another tutorial soon...

On 3/27/2020 10:41 AM, George C wrote:
Hi Mark,
Wow, it's only giving a 5 day trail? When I did the free trial 2 years ago I got a 14 days (I believe). Also, I was able to set the base default to nautical charts. It almost sounds like ExpectGPS reduced the capaciblities of the trail version.
On the purchased version which I have, I get the NOAA charts. Now, looking through the installation area, I don't see any BSB or KAP file. I just turned off my internet and tried zooming into a chart to see detail. No map was found. When I turned on my internet access, the detailed chart appeared. So I believe you are right. You need internet access to first download the areas of interest. According to ExpertGPS' website,  once the map/chart area is download to your computer you can continue to use it in the field.
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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

 

I hope we can meet up for the workshop before long, at least before the Salish 100. The end of May reschedule is looking less and less likely every day. <sigh> Bit as events get cancelled and rescheduled the calendar opens up! ;o) I don't think there will be a Fern Ridge boat show this year, so that opens up a date in June...

I'll start some little tutorials on OpenCPN like I've been doing with Navionics. They're no substitute for in person discussion, but if we give attendees a head start with the basics, we can discuss more advance topics at the Workshop.

On 3/27/2020 1:18 PM, Mark N wrote:
...
I'm learning to like the OpenCPN program, so will start to play with that more. I look forward to John's presentation on it when we finally meet up for the class.
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Re: 15 Sailing Movies to Watch If You Have To Stay At Home

Brandon
 

These lists always leave off “Masquerade” with Rob Lowe. Great opening sequence with a big SORC racing yacht being put through her paces. But the real beauty in the film is the 40-foot sloop? Yawl? (I can’t remember) that shows up halfway through the movie. 

Brandon
SV Oceanus, Olympia 




Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi George,

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:41 AM George C via Groups.Io <glcost2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 When I did the free trial 2 years ago I got a 14 days (I believe).

I thought it was for longer, also, so was surprised to see the notice of 5 days.  That's okay, as what else am I gonna do these days?  :-)
 
Also, I was able to set the base default to nautical charts. It almost sounds like ExpectGPS reduced the capaciblities of the trail version. 

It shows a bullet for nautical charts, indicating that would be the default.  But since I hadn't realized I had to go online to get the tiled maps, and assumed I could point to my BSB_root folder for it to use, no nautical map showed up. That's when I tried to use their help feature and had to go online and then found out the need to download tiles through their server..

So I believe you are right. You need internet access to first download the areas of interest. According to ExpertGPS' website,  once the map/chart area is download to your computer you can continue to use it in the field.

Yep, that is what I finally figured out.  So as long as you get the tiles ahead of time for the areas you plan to go to, you should be okay. 

On my android tablets and phones, I use an app called Backcountry Navigator that does the same tile download process for all the different maps they offer, including NOAA charts.  That's okay as long as you know where you are going on this trip and at what scale you need the maps.

I use Garmin's MapSource on my old winXP machine for planning routes and viewing my tracks. It came with my garmin gpsmap76cx receiver years ago, and I bought the BlueChart nautical charts at that time. Their newer program is called Homeport, and I finally decided to play with that a bit. Neither one allows importing NOAA charts, although I am exploring ways to convert the KAP files to a format that garmin can use.

And neither one of those allow active tracking with a GPS hooked up to the computer.  Which, for me, isn't the end of the world, as I have the maps and routes in my GPS receiver and can see my track on the nautical chart as I travel.  Easy to transfer the tracks back to the computer for storage later.

I'm learning to like the OpenCPN program, so will start to play with that more. I look forward to John's presentation on it when we finally meet up for the class.

 Thanks again,
Mark


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

Hi Mark,

Wow, it's only giving a 5 day trail? When I did the free trial 2 years ago I got a 14 days (I believe). Also, I was able to set the base default to nautical charts. It almost sounds like ExpectGPS reduced the capaciblities of the trail version. 

On the purchased version which I have, I get the NOAA charts. Now, looking through the installation area, I don't see any BSB or KAP file. I just turned off my internet and tried zooming into a chart to see detail. No map was found. When I turned on my internet access, the detailed chart appeared. So I believe you are right. You need internet access to first download the areas of interest. According to ExpertGPS' website,  once the map/chart area is download to your computer you can continue to use it in the field.

The help is online too. It's not something I like either, but that's how everyone does it now. 

Hope that helps,

George


On Friday, March 27, 2020, 09:24:17 AM PDT, Mark Neuhaus <moonlitturtle1934@...> wrote:


Hi George,

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM George C via Groups.Io <glcost2=yahoo.com@groups.io> 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.  

I, too, am having trouble with the 5-day trial version and trying to use NOAA charts. 

I see in the menu where to set nautical charts as the default. 

You say it comes with charts. The trial version contains no charts or maps of any type that I can see.  And from their online help page (I really, really hate programs that make me be online to get help), it seems that it will download tiles to my hard drive.  Are they saying I can't simply copy a BSB/KAP file to a directory on my hard drive?  I have to go online to get a new area??????

Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Mark


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi George,

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM George C via Groups.Io <glcost2=yahoo.com@groups.io> 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.  

I, too, am having trouble with the 5-day trial version and trying to use NOAA charts. 

I see in the menu where to set nautical charts as the default. 

You say it comes with charts. The trial version contains no charts or maps of any type that I can see.  And from their online help page (I really, really hate programs that make me be online to get help), it seems that it will download tiles to my hard drive.  Are they saying I can't simply copy a BSB/KAP file to a directory on my hard drive?  I have to go online to get a new area??????

Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Mark


Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

Case Turner
 

From what I’ve been told the Port of Depoe Bay has closed the port to recreational use. The charter operations shuttered all operations until further notice. 

Case

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On Mar 26, 2020, at 9:27 PM, jim reim via Groups.Io <jimreim@...> wrote:


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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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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