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Underwater Vision Update

Electri-Cal
 

Great morning at Fern Ridge res.,  All systems go, at last, time to check out the camera in the green water,  Nope, not going to show anything that is not green and fuzzy.  If it was on a 20 foot pole the camera might get down there below the salad.  But that is not the purpose, so I guess unless the water is clear this is not of interest.  Couldn't pick up the red hull at a foot away, but at the $ 35. price I didn;t expect wide screen and stereo.  The wide screen $ 25. auto camera still is not working, several wiring questions and "is it that underwater sealed" is still a valid question.  If it doesn't even turn on or show life, it's not a player anyhow.  I have a 2 ft. pole with a mount, but need to make a way longer one to get below the algi line, maybe??

The problem is that the dedicated units are not nearly as small and easy to hide in a snag free mount on the center line !!!  Sooo , I plan to get  the larger size and spend the bucks, then make a mount that is located where I can get to it for docking or cleaning or adjusting the range.  That looks to be some trouble to get right, and cost several times more than my  current one, possibly still will not see that much better.  The cost is a lot more, but maybe be a more workable solution.

HOWEVER -- one or a couple tries furthur first..  Looking at going to the clearer lakes, with the sensor set into a pole that can get lower under water.  That way I can check the visability better, sure as heck needs to be better than today.  So, long story short, I will see if another clearer water location will be better, or if boat movement is just too much for these smaller and easier to mount units.  Would be nice to get better answers before I chip in bigger bucks.

So -- don't buy one of these things yet, if they can't produce a good photo of obstructions it might  be a waste.  I'm still hoping for more that zero success, but not on algi filled lakes, eh ??   Can;t mount inside depth "pucks" on a wood boat without holes or tubes, or unusual mounts faired into the hull.plus the cone of pickup areas still don't point forward to work well.

All the best, stay tuned,   Cal



   


Re: Good Girl For Sale

Josh
 

Rose and I are very interested, we've been looking at an oday daysailer but it's really more of a race boat than we prefer. We're off work on Thursday and Friday, any chance of seeing her?


Re: Lower Columbia River info

elaineginader
 

Hi Mark,
If you make your information so we can reference it that would be so helpful. I like your new boat.
Elaine

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020, 10:13 AM Mark Neuhaus <moonlitturtle1934@...> wrote:
Thank you Allen and Myles for the information.  I have copies of several older State and private publications, videos, and downloaded websites. Many have out-dated info which I hope to update. At some point, I will upload my data in a message and maybe it will be a benefit to all of us. Maybe even have a page on coots.org that has info from other folks' travels?


Re: Lower Columbia River info

Mark Neuhaus
 

Thank you Allen and Myles for the information.  I have copies of several older State and private publications, videos, and downloaded websites. Many have out-dated info which I hope to update. At some point, I will upload my data in a message and maybe it will be a benefit to all of us. Maybe even have a page on coots.org that has info from other folks' travels?


Re: Lower Columbia River info

Myles Twete
 

Also, don’t forget the Columbia River Water Trail (Sam McKinney was the instigator behind creating this 25+yrs ago):

https://www.estuarypartnership.org/water-trails/columbia-river

Campsites along the river noted…

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Allen Bennett
Sent: Monday, August 3, 2020 8:14 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Lower Columbia River info

 

Nice boat Mark.  Congrats.  I've attached two files containing a bit of info on the Columbia downstream of Cathlamet.  They were stolen from the Cathlamet Yacht Club.  They may be a bit dated but hopefully there is something useful in them for your planning.


Re: Lower Columbia River info

Allen Bennett
 

Nice boat Mark.  Congrats.  I've attached two files containing a bit of info on the Columbia downstream of Cathlamet.  They were stolen from the Cathlamet Yacht Club.  They may be a bit dated but hopefully there is something useful in them for your planning.


Re: Good Girl For Sale

 

If someone is really impatient, I broke the gate code for D Dock, so I can take some snaps of Good Girl, if needed.

I sure hope one of Us gets her!

On 8/1/2020 9:43 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
I’m sorry - I don’t. I’ll be back in Eugene next Sunday through Thursday and can take pictures then.
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Re: Good Girl For Sale

Joe Novello
 

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 9:43 PM Joe Novello via groups.io <joenovello3=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I’m sorry - I don’t. I’ll be back in Eugene next Sunday through Thursday and can take pictures then.  

Joe



On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM elaineginader <elaineginader@...> wrote:
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

Joe Novello
 

I’m sorry - I don’t. I’ll be back in Eugene next Sunday through Thursday and can take pictures then.  

Joe



On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM elaineginader <elaineginader@...> wrote:
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

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.
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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.