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Re: Good Girl For Sale

elaineginader
 

Hey Joe,

Do you have any inside pictures of your Neptune?

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 6:15 PM Joe Novello <joenovello3@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I’m sure some of you know this boat. Andrew Linn spent a lot of time really sprucing her up with new rigging and a new weighted centerboard.  I’ve had the boat just about a year and have kept her up with new varnish, sparfly and some lines. 

COVID happened and the Salish 100 didn’t, which is what I bought the boat for. I’ve been sailing it in Eugene and have the slip there for another month.  I’m selling the boat for what I paid $1200 which is a fantastic deal.   I’m posting it here before I do a blitz on the internet. It would be cool for one of our own crew to get it.  

Good Girl is a Neptune 16. You can find out all kinds of information about her on the internet, or contact me if you have any questions.  I’ll say it is one of the easiest boats I’ve ever sailed and unbelievably stable - I can stand on the rail, even with the board up and it hardly lists.  It’s just a fantastic boat.  

Please respond to me: joenovello3@... if you are interested.  


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Re: Good Girl For Sale

 

Good Girl has got to be the nicest Neptune/Newport 16 around. I was looking her over Thursday, and admiring how well Joe's kept her up. She's a steal at $1200! Somebody was trying to sell the not nearly so nice one on E Dock for $1700 last year...

Good Girl has got to be about the best boat name around too... :o)

On 8/1/2020 6:15 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
Hi All,
I’m sure some of you know this boat. Andrew Linn spent a lot of time really sprucing her up with new rigging and a new weighted centerboard. I’ve had the boat just about a year and have kept her up with new varnish, sparfly and some lines.
...
I’m selling the boat for what I paid $1200 which is a fantastic deal.   I’m posting it here before I do a blitz on the internet. It would be cool for one of our own crew to get it.
Good Girl is a Neptune 16. You can find out all kinds of information about her on the internet, or contact me if you have any questions. I’ll say it is one of the easiest boats I’ve ever sailed and unbelievably stable - I can stand on the rail, even with the board up and it hardly lists.  It’s just a fantastic boat.
Please respond to me: joenovello3@... <mailto:joenovello3@...> if you are interested.

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Good Girl For Sale

Joe Novello
 

Hi All,

I’m sure some of you know this boat. Andrew Linn spent a lot of time really sprucing her up with new rigging and a new weighted centerboard.  I’ve had the boat just about a year and have kept her up with new varnish, sparfly and some lines. 

COVID happened and the Salish 100 didn’t, which is what I bought the boat for. I’ve been sailing it in Eugene and have the slip there for another month.  I’m selling the boat for what I paid $1200 which is a fantastic deal.   I’m posting it here before I do a blitz on the internet. It would be cool for one of our own crew to get it.  

Good Girl is a Neptune 16. You can find out all kinds of information about her on the internet, or contact me if you have any questions.  I’ll say it is one of the easiest boats I’ve ever sailed and unbelievably stable - I can stand on the rail, even with the board up and it hardly lists.  It’s just a fantastic boat.  

Please respond to me: joenovello3@... if you are interested.  


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Strip Built Canoe and Baidarka Building Forms

Allen Bennett
 

Chuck Bollong of the Barbey Maritime Center of the Columbia River Maritime Museum has a line on building forms for the following strip built craft:

Ted Moore's Redbird Canoe - 17'6" and 35 inch beam

Laughing Loon North Star 19 foot baidarka

Laughing Loon Shooting Star 17 foot baidarka

If you are interested in these building forms please contact Chuck at bollong@....
Chuck will put you in touch with the owner.
I understand the forms are free to a good home.


More & better wiring !!

Electri-Cal
 

I rebuilt the somewhat different wiring from the car to the boat wiring.  That is a replacable "harness" made removable so the trailer has zero lighting parts that ever enter any water.. ALL Wiring is inside the hull except the connector., so are the lights.  This way no wiring gets corroded, contacts salt water ramp rusted,  but occasionally a plug corrodes, or a wire will wear out.  So, back in action for next week.  Think I will go to Fern Ridge and check the depth stuff out  if the gods are kind.  I'll report later on the set up after I see what happens.  THat sapphire lens cover was a bust, still reflected the LED's  too much.  So, once checked on a hand held stick, it will HAVE to be a through hull install, and I hoped to have th sensor more waterproof but removable.

Having the sensor camers centeed under the hull, and close enough forward to see the shore, rock, or log straight ahead is the goal.  If I can't get enough range it's useless except as a toy, not doing that, --- Nightall Coots  ---------  Cal


Heurth Dory for sale

Case Turner
 


Re: Fern Ridge Monday Socially-Distanced Mini-Messabout?

cherrill boissonou
 

Bob,
Unfortunately I hauled out yesterday and Cherrill and I are headed to a birth at the Embarcadero for the month of August! Sorry I’ll miss you at the lake. Maybe come over to Newport if it works out.
We need to discuss our sept. trip later in the month if Covid19 will allow it.
Talk to you next week.
Earl

On Jul 30, 2020, at 10:46 AM, Bob Larkin <bob@...> wrote:

I plan to go for a sail late today (Thurs) from Richardson. If there is decent wind, I may stay out past dinner time. It there is not much wind, I will be in at the Marina for the evening. Maybe see someone there?

I monitor Ch 16, 68, 69

Bob "Wave Guide"



Re: Fern Ridge Monday Socially-Distanced Mini-Messabout?

Bob Larkin
 

I plan to go for a sail late today (Thurs) from Richardson. If there is decent wind, I may stay out past dinner time. It there is not much wind, I will be in at the Marina for the evening. Maybe see someone there?

I monitor Ch 16, 68, 69

Bob "Wave Guide"


Re: Yeah, until the trailer wiring didn't work !!

 

Too bad you couldn't make it to Fern Ridge. We were looking forward to seeing the latest mods to Surprise.

Trailer wiring! <sigh> I hope you get it working before the snow flies. <g>

I heard somewhere that for a minor trailer wiring task -- cleaning the insides of flat four connectors -- a brass .17 caliber gun cleaning brush is just the right size, and cheap. Works dandy. I got mine at Bi-Mart. Someday I'll make a proper wood handle for it... <g>

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005AZHNU0/themotherofal-20

On 7/29/2020 5:48 AM, Electri-Cal wrote:
Thanks for letting my message out, John as I asked.  The trailer didn't get it though.  After about a couple hours I had finally traced it to an internal short in a wire, blown secondary car light fuse, and I got too tired to do more.
...
Haven't had a problem for a couple years now, so the work was due with those cheapo flat 4 plugs.  If all is well, should be able to get back in the game after I hook up   I think I'll just get 'er done solo --
testing wise, without  much socializing, hard to move, maybe change stuff and do testing with a loaded boat in the water.
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Re: Fern Ridge Monday Socially-Distanced Mini-Messabout?

 

Good picture, Josh! :o) For those not familiar with the area, it's the Eugene YC and Richardson Park from a parking lot by the spillways.

On 7/28/2020 11:45 PM, Josh wrote:
Stopped at Fernridge on the way back from a sunset drive to Triangle lake.
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Yeah, until the trailer wiring didn't work !!

Electri-Cal
 

Thanks for letting my message out, John as I asked.  The trailer didn't get it though.  After about a couple hours I had finally traced it to an internal short in a wire, blown secondary car light fuse, and I got too tired to do more.  Finally drove in and got the parts to fix it later than I would be able to enjoy the trip.  It looks good now, but this am will hook it all up and see how I did, this time.  Need to check the "autoloader" dry footed tackle I hooked up while I'm at it.   Still one other depth equipment I haven't got running either, bigger but maybe not better.

Haven't had a problem for a couple years now, so the work was due with those cheapo flat 4 plugs.  If all is well, should be able to get back in the game after I hook up   I think I'll just get 'er done solo -- testing wise, without  much socializing, hard to move, maybe change stuff and do testing with a loaded boat in the water.

Later coots,   Cal.  


Re: Lower Columbia River info

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Oh man! That's a great story! :)


On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 5:56 AM Richard Green <chaos5@...> wrote:

Many years ago….geez, as I get older….it was in the eighties....I was sailing my 8’ El Toro in the lower river out of the John Day River launch off Hwy 30 east of Astoria.  Sailed it out among the islands in the protection of Cathlamet Bay to the extent able.  Well as nature would have it, had to piddle so beached best I could on one of the little spits therein, all covered with tall grass.  Turned out with the tide being in, the “island” was covered with water which didn’t show due to the tall grass.  So I walked/waded a few feet, piddled basically in the river, on the island, in the tall grass.  When I got back in the El Toro my sailing partner indicated I had a leech on my calf.  Being squeamish about leeches I grabbed it by the tail end, flung it in the air and…it landed right back on my leg.  I may have screamed like a little girl, can’t recall precisely…… 

Two of us in an 8’ boat, that was back in the day when I still was able to bend and flex and move around under my own power in ways I can only remember now. 

Rich



Re: Lower Columbia River info

Richard Green
 

Many years ago….geez, as I get older….it was in the eighties....I was sailing my 8’ El Toro in the lower river out of the John Day River launch off Hwy 30 east of Astoria. Sailed it out among the islands in the protection of Cathlamet Bay to the extent able. Well as nature would have it, had to piddle so beached best I could on one of the little spits therein, all covered with tall grass. Turned out with the tide being in, the “island” was covered with water which didn’t show due to the tall grass. So I walked/waded a few feet, piddled basically in the river, on the island, in the tall grass. When I got back in the El Toro my sailing partner indicated I had a leech on my calf. Being squeamish about leeches I grabbed it by the tail end, flung it in the air and…it landed right back on my leg. I may have screamed like a little girl, can’t recall precisely……

Two of us in an 8’ boat, that was back in the day when I still was able to bend and flex and move around under my own power in ways I can only remember now.

Rich


Fern Ridge Wednesday (was: Fern Ridge Monday Socially-Distanced Mini-Messabout?)

 

The next social opportunity at Fern Ridge will be when Earl pulls Dr. Petra out Wednesday, starting around 10:00, at Richardson.

Cal had trailer light problems and never made it to Fern Ridge today. <sigh> But Toledo Joe and I had a good BS session, and I got Tuffy's nav lights jacklegged into working for now. I can see that getting the 12 volt side of her electrics properly fettled will be a challenge. <sigh> But that's a project for after I get her pulled out.

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Re: Lower Columbia River info

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Thank you all, this was a gem to read.
I have been toying with plans to explore the lower columbia in some fashion later this Summer. 
I have a good sea kayak setup, but more likely I'd take the Windrose 18 that I've been sailing quite a bit this summer on fern ridge. It's a 1500lb boat with a swing keel.
The description of the multi-day trip down to astoria sounds very intriguing. And the tips on weather and docking locations are very helpful.

I took the Windrose out in some pretty stiff breezes by myself recently and was happy to find it didn't get too squirely. I was able to handle it easily and didn't need to reef. I don't have a record of the wind speed at the time, but it was predicted online at 15mph. And it rounded up controllably in the gusts.
Here is a video, close hauled with just the main, after I put the jib up I was too busy riding the rail to take videos.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fpJKZzt3Pfw8GHCp7

image.png

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 3:09 PM Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:
I'm sure the chronicles of the Reach Of Tide followed several voyages by Sam, but for the most part, it was all with his small boat "Gander".  His West-coast to East-coast trip included that Gander (up to Lewiston), then for maybe 100 miles on the Missouri in a dory (until it got stuck in the mud), then the rest of the way with a 24ft bargeboat he built to NYC.  Sam sold the barge boat after arriving to NYC on that trip and shipped the motor home.
The motor from that boat went on the 26' scow cruiser Reach Of Tide that he began building soon after coming home from his trip (he always had to be writing a new book and building a new boat).  Sam's wife Gail may have given the boat the name (she certainly painted the name on the back) originally.  I still run the Reach Of Tide with the same outboard (minus the gas motor) and it's been electric now since 2003 (time flies).  This Spring and last, I did a circumnavigation day trip of Sauvies Island all on electric (no genset).  I might be able to join any day- or even down-river journeys this Fall.

-Myles

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To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Lower Columbia River info

I'm pretty sure Reach if Tide was the result of several voyages, blended together in the book. I'm not so sure about multiple boats for that book, but Myles's Reach of Tide wasn't involved. IIRC, she was built with money from the book sales.

On 7/27/2020 11:09 AM, Mark N wrote:
> ...
>     You do know that Sam McKinney took several years and more than one boat
>     to do what he wrote about in Reach of Tide? ;o)
>
>
> I know he took three boats and a few years to complete his "Sailing
> Uphill" journey to the east coast.  But I just finished re-reading
> "Reach of Tide" and it felt like one boat, one trip.  Maybe I gotta
> stop reading in bed.  :-) ...
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Re: google street view on the water

Myles Twete
 

Pretty cool…and nice James Bond boat J.

Here’s the Coot clubhouse…someone forgot to keep the walls tied together… ;-/

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6217641,-122.808413,3a,15y,242.09h,87.24t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1sxHJU_C_ISiw3dDKGG6ph6A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!9m2!1b1!2i47

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Neuhaus
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 3:14 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] google street view on the water

 

Wow! 

 

Maybe I'm last to know this, but google street view has water routes, also!  Take a look at this link (if it works correctly) and tell me if that is our new clubhouse tied up at Fred's Marina.  :-)

 

 

Mark


google street view on the water

Mark Neuhaus
 

Wow! 

Maybe I'm last to know this, but google street view has water routes, also!  Take a look at this link (if it works correctly) and tell me if that is our new clubhouse tied up at Fred's Marina.  :-)


Mark


Re: Lower Columbia River info

Myles Twete
 

I'm sure the chronicles of the Reach Of Tide followed several voyages by Sam, but for the most part, it was all with his small boat "Gander". His West-coast to East-coast trip included that Gander (up to Lewiston), then for maybe 100 miles on the Missouri in a dory (until it got stuck in the mud), then the rest of the way with a 24ft bargeboat he built to NYC. Sam sold the barge boat after arriving to NYC on that trip and shipped the motor home.
The motor from that boat went on the 26' scow cruiser Reach Of Tide that he began building soon after coming home from his trip (he always had to be writing a new book and building a new boat). Sam's wife Gail may have given the boat the name (she certainly painted the name on the back) originally. I still run the Reach Of Tide with the same outboard (minus the gas motor) and it's been electric now since 2003 (time flies). This Spring and last, I did a circumnavigation day trip of Sauvies Island all on electric (no genset). I might be able to join any day- or even down-river journeys this Fall.

-Myles

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Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 2:31 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Lower Columbia River info

I'm pretty sure Reach if Tide was the result of several voyages, blended together in the book. I'm not so sure about multiple boats for that book, but Myles's Reach of Tide wasn't involved. IIRC, she was built with money from the book sales.

On 7/27/2020 11:09 AM, Mark N wrote:
...
You do know that Sam McKinney took several years and more than one boat
to do what he wrote about in Reach of Tide? ;o)


I know he took three boats and a few years to complete his "Sailing
Uphill" journey to the east coast. But I just finished re-reading
"Reach of Tide" and it felt like one boat, one trip. Maybe I gotta
stop reading in bed. :-) ...
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Re: Lower Columbia River info

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi John and Case,

Thanks for the thumbs up.  :-)

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 2:25 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

Nice looking new boat, Mark. Congratulations! What are the particulars?
About 20'? What kind of gas guzzler do you have on the transom?

Here's how Dave Wright, the  builder in Ridgefield WA,  described it:
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21 foot Tolman Widebody with pilot house. Launched summer 2016, very clean and like new. We just haven't used it much. With 2016 70 HP Yamaha 4 stroke, less than 20 hours. On 2016 Road Runner galvanized trailer, single axle, 3500 pound capacity, surge brakes. Less than 250 miles on trailer. Only used in fresh water and looks brand new.

The boat has nicely up holstered cushions, two batteries, bilge pump, lights, nav lights, horn, depth sounder, but never added any fancy electronics. Self bailing cockpit It's a good, neat, clean base for customizing. Always attracted a crowd of fishermen at the launch ramp, trying to decide if was an Arima or C-Dory. Always surprised to find it was home built.
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Of course you're welcome to join us in September, and we'll appreciate
your research. As for sightseeing through Portland, we were just
thinking of going up and back in a day, probably tying up at fred's, or
anchoring in the vicinity.

Sounds good.  Like I said, I hope to get out a bunch and explore the waters up to Saint Helens.  I'll pass along anything of interest.  I suspect that plans will be pretty loose?  Still, it's nice to know what's available around the area.

Mark


Re: Lower Columbia River info

 

I'm pretty sure Reach if Tide was the result of several voyages, blended together in the book. I'm not so sure about multiple boats for that book, but Myles's Reach of Tide wasn't involved. IIRC, she was built with money from the book sales.

On 7/27/2020 11:09 AM, Mark N wrote:
...
You do know that Sam McKinney took several years and more than one boat
to do what he wrote about in Reach of Tide? ;o)
I know he took three boats and a few years to complete his "Sailing Uphill" journey to the east coast.  But I just finished re-reading "Reach of Tide" and it felt like one boat, one trip.  Maybe I gotta stop reading in bed.  :-)
...
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