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Banta boat

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

Got the Banta boat done. I built it with the intention of donating it to my church. I talked to them & they aren't doing any fund raising this year because of the virus, so they don't want it. I haven't gotten the paperwork & hull number back yet, so I can't sell it till I do. If any one wants a cute boat contact me & we'll talk
Jim


Table Saw Blues --- Burnt out motor !!

Electri-Cal
 

Just had my Delta 10 inch saw burn out, this is not good.  Looking to replace that is pretty spendy.  So, looking for a good motor rebuilder, a replacement, or exchange motor, maybe even a different gently used saw to replace my old one.  Ideas welcome, I found a motor rebuilder down the road, but different tried and successful ideas might come from the Coots, so here goes !!  Yep, it'll cost a few bucks, but would like to do it some good way to get rolling again.  

Thanks,   Cal


Re: September Columbia Cruise

elaineginader
 

John,

I'm interested if the job let's me. I'm bringing Belle Starr.

Elaine

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 3:52 PM Bob Miller <rmiller43@...> wrote:
John -

You have at least one interested party up here in PT. It looks like a good outing for my new (to me) 18' Poulsbo boat. I'm hoping to make one of the Columbia gatherings but we have still unsettled dates pending for a San Juans cruise in company. If those dates compete, my first love is the islands. I hope it works out. Your's and Cathlamet look safe enough to enjoy.

Cheers,

Bob M

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 6:16 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Me and Bob L and Earl decided we're gonna do a circumnavigation of
Sauvie's Island next month. Starting September 26th from Fred's Marina,
and staying out maybe five nights. We'll see... Details to be worked out
later. Anyonhe who likes is welcome to join us.


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Re: September Columbia Cruise

Bob Miller
 

John -

You have at least one interested party up here in PT. It looks like a good outing for my new (to me) 18' Poulsbo boat. I'm hoping to make one of the Columbia gatherings but we have still unsettled dates pending for a San Juans cruise in company. If those dates compete, my first love is the islands. I hope it works out. Your's and Cathlamet look safe enough to enjoy.

Cheers,

Bob M

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 6:16 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Me and Bob L and Earl decided we're gonna do a circumnavigation of
Sauvie's Island next month. Starting September 26th from Fred's Marina,
and staying out maybe five nights. We'll see... Details to be worked out
later. Anyonhe who likes is welcome to join us.


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Re: Short Notise -- Coot Lunch at Fern Ridge Monday (today)

Josh
 

Looking like we're aiming for 11am Friday morning. 


On Mon, Aug 17, 2020, 6:13 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Try to let us know earlier than I did when you're gonna be pulling Good
Girl. Maybe we can turn the chore into a Coot gab fest.

Cal helped me get Tuffy pulled out and ready to hit the road, after we
took a little electrified voyage. I hauled her up to Corn Valley where
Earl's neighbor girls did a great job  cleaning her up, top to bottom. :o)


On 8/17/2020 9:33 AM, Josh wrote:
> Wish we could come to lend a hand, work at 11:30 today. Do have the rest
> of the week off (till Saturday), if I can get my trailer lights working
> I'm planning to pull Good Girl this week.

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September Columbia Cruise

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi gang,

On Monday, August 17, 2020, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

Me and Bob L and Earl decided we're gonna do a circumnavigation of Sauvie's Island next month. Starting September 26th from Fred's Marina, and staying out maybe five nights. We'll see... Details to be worked out later. Anyonhe who likes is welcome to join us.

Okay, then, here is a quick stab at POIs that might be of interest.  

A friend in his Port Townsend skiff and I in my Tolman are heading out tomorrow for a Hayden Island round trip.  Next week, I hope  to head up to Scappoose Bay to see what condition the backwater is in that Terry, Pat, and I stayed in after the summer solstice back in June, 2009. River level is pretty low now, so it may not be a viable stop.

I'm willing to stop, by boat or car, at any other places anyone wants to know about.

In return, maybe someone can take a quick peek at my moorage area (just a quarter mile down channel from Fred's) and explain how to properly dock in and out of an angled berth with wind, tide,  shallow water, and current screwing with me. And a neighboring boat, to boot.  I'm getting tired of seeing all the floating home inhabitants bringing their chairs out to watch major entertainment.  😀

Mark 


September Columbia Cruise

 

Me and Bob L and Earl decided we're gonna do a circumnavigation of Sauvie's Island next month. Starting September 26th from Fred's Marina, and staying out maybe five nights. We'll see... Details to be worked out later. Anyonhe who likes is welcome to join us.


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Re: Short Notise -- Coot Lunch at Fern Ridge Monday (today)

 

Try to let us know earlier than I did when you're gonna be pulling Good Girl. Maybe we can turn the chore into a Coot gab fest.

Cal helped me get Tuffy pulled out and ready to hit the road, after we took a little electrified voyage. I hauled her up to Corn Valley where Earl's neighbor girls did a great job cleaning her up, top to bottom. :o)

On 8/17/2020 9:33 AM, Josh wrote:
Wish we could come to lend a hand, work at 11:30 today. Do have the rest of the week off (till Saturday), if I can get my trailer lights working I'm planning to pull Good Girl this week.
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Re: Short Notise -- Coot Lunch at Fern Ridge Monday (today)

elaineginader
 

Just came back from Toledo wish we could John.


On Mon, Aug 17, 2020, 9:33 AM Josh <roseandthistlecustom@...> wrote:
Wish we could come to lend a hand, work at 11:30 today. Do have the rest of the week off (till Saturday), if I can get my trailer lights working I'm planning to pull Good Girl this week.


Re: Short Notise -- Coot Lunch at Fern Ridge Monday (today)

Josh
 

Wish we could come to lend a hand, work at 11:30 today. Do have the rest of the week off (till Saturday), if I can get my trailer lights working I'm planning to pull Good Girl this week.


Re: Short Notise -- Coot Lunch at Fern Ridge Monday (today)

cherrill boissonou
 

Can’t make it down today, but the barn is ready for Tuffy....so I’ll await your call.
Today or Tuesday?
Earl

On Aug 17, 2020, at 12:57 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

A socially distanced lunch and gab fest at Richardson Park. Starting around 11:00. Bring your own lunch, of course.

Tuffy will be coming out of the water too, I hope at Richardson. If there's not enough water at the ramp I'll have to shuttle my tow rig to Orchard Point...

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Short Notise -- Coot Lunch at Fern Ridge Monday (today)

 

A socially distanced lunch and gab fest at Richardson Park. Starting around 11:00. Bring your own lunch, of course.

Tuffy will be coming out of the water too, I hope at Richardson. If there's not enough water at the ramp I'll have to shuttle my tow rig to Orchard Point...

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Re: Electric Love

Electri-Cal
 

Yes John, and other Coots who have missed some posts. 

The converters wired up just fine from what  it looks like on the bench.  I'd ike to know the amps rating on that pack is too, but capacity!!  that never seems to be an exact science once the actual motor, water condition, and relevant wid is altering run times.  I need to figure the plug to add that battery to the motors with a plug next.  I can't just use the charge input circuit , because there is always another or both on line, the old different size batt. problem.  So, I think I will need to be looking for a 3 way switch as well, and see what that takes.  I have two -- two pack switches here, probably list those on e bay, soon as I get around to doing that.  If you need one let me know.

Charlie and I cruised Dexter theother day, tried Lookout first but again too late to have usable ramps, with water drop 2--3 ft. per day going out.  A week ago I could have done that safely, but now no dock to stand on that is close to the correct launch lane.  Moved to Dexter and it was a great day.  Looks like I get two hours or close to that with two coots, thats on one pack.  One pack in reserve, as the rule.  I get close to an extra hour as a solo ride, depends on the lake, so one more pack could be welcome when I'm solo for a longer day, maybe !!!   Could do more, but at way slow voltage settings, we used 20 amps as a goot clip, and the depth finder quits when the voltage drops with a good sound to make it noticable,

Speaking of that, how about taking some runs (boat of choice)  at Fern Ridge next week, I have Monday as open at the moment.  Maybe a picnic lunch cruise, some gotta doos sort of hem me in next week, bur we haven't visited in a while.  Charlie and I came up with a formula, for a two person ride.  Water time is divided into bladder capacity, or sun power, when you gotta go, you just go pottie or usually home.  Solo runs have more options, and so need the extra battery time. 

Later,   Cal 




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Re: Electric Love

John Weiss
 

Thankfully, it's covered under the 4-year warranty. After that, I'll buy an Ohmmu or whatever is the current rage (pun intended) at that time.

On 08/13/20 13:15, John Kohnen wrote:
I'll bet that Tesla also uses some really $pecial 12-volt battery. <g> Congratulations on your new ride, John.
On 8/12/2020 2:12 PM, John Weiss wrote:
Used to be.  Went all the way, and now have a Tesla Model 3.


Re: Electric Love

 

I'll bet that Tesla also uses some really $pecial 12-volt battery. <g> Congratulations on your new ride, John.

On 8/12/2020 2:12 PM, John Weiss wrote:
Used to be.  Went all the way, and now have a Tesla Model 3.
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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival (Virtual) Starts Sept. 12th

 

And you don't have to go to F******k. :o) Are you listening, Bud? <g>

https://virtualwbf.org/

It cost money, but I'll consider it a donation to help the WBF through these hard times.

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Re: Electric Love

Richard Green
 

Only two days ago had the hybrid battery replaced in my daughter’s ’05 prius she inherited from her grandfather a few months ago. It had few miles on it as it had sat for years with minimal usage, no charging save the odd time out. The batteries didn’t like that and eventually and apparently gave up the ghost. 2300 bucks installed at the Toyota dealer. Her step bro said he could replace bad cells for about 40 bucks a cell but in asking around and in my own experience I felt that wasn’t a good idea. Seen boat bank batteries in which a new battery interacted badly with old batteries resulting in premature failures.

Had the twelve volt replaced around a year ago during probate and I’m thinking it was only in the 200 and change range at the local dealer. Don’t quote me on that quote for the 12v.

Rich

On Aug 12, 2020, at 1:15 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

So you're a fellow Prius driver, John! :o)

Toyota's got everybody convinced that the Prius computer is real picky about what sort of 12 volt battery it likes. <sigh> To keep us from putting just _any_ battery in our Prii, batteries in American cars have _Japanese_ standard terminals, and Japanese cars have _American_ standard terminals! But $450 to replace your Prius battery was highway robbery! My Prius's (2006) battery died a while back, and I got a fancy-dan Optima battery, better than the stock Toyota battery, for $237.99 through Amazon. It's a bit of a hassle to get to the Prius battery, but not enough so to justify what your dealer charged you. <sigh>

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006VFEJJQ/themotherofal-20


On 8/11/2020 9:17 PM, John Weiss wrote:
The Prius battery may be a bargain. IIRC, I had to pay the Toyota dealer $425 for a replacement AGM!
The replacement battery they sell for Prii may be something to look at. >40 A/H (and the rate at a more aggressive discharge than the usual lead/acid rating) and a built in BMS, for $349 each.
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Re: Electric Love

John Weiss
 

Used to be. Went all the way, and now have a Tesla Model 3.

On 08/12/20 13:15, John Kohnen wrote:
So you're a fellow Prius driver, John! :o)
Toyota's got everybody convinced that the Prius computer is real picky about what sort of 12 volt battery it likes. <sigh> To keep us from putting just _any_ battery in our Prii, batteries in American cars have _Japanese_ standard terminals, and Japanese cars have _American_ standard terminals! But $450 to replace your Prius battery was highway robbery! My Prius's (2006) battery died a while back, and I got a fancy-dan Optima battery, better than the stock Toyota battery, for $237.99 through Amazon. It's a bit of a hassle to get to the Prius battery, but not enough so to justify what your dealer charged you. <sigh>
https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006VFEJJQ/themotherofal-20
On 8/11/2020 9:17 PM, John Weiss wrote:
The Prius battery may be a bargain.  IIRC, I had to pay the Toyota dealer $425 for a replacement AGM!
The replacement battery they sell for Prii may be something to look at.  >40 A/H (and the rate at a more aggressive discharge than the usual lead/acid rating) and a built in BMS, for $349 each.


Re: Electric Love

 

So you're a fellow Prius driver, John! :o)

Toyota's got everybody convinced that the Prius computer is real picky about what sort of 12 volt battery it likes. <sigh> To keep us from putting just _any_ battery in our Prii, batteries in American cars have _Japanese_ standard terminals, and Japanese cars have _American_ standard terminals! But $450 to replace your Prius battery was highway robbery! My Prius's (2006) battery died a while back, and I got a fancy-dan Optima battery, better than the stock Toyota battery, for $237.99 through Amazon. It's a bit of a hassle to get to the Prius battery, but not enough so to justify what your dealer charged you. <sigh>

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006VFEJJQ/themotherofal-20

On 8/11/2020 9:17 PM, John Weiss wrote:
The Prius battery may be a bargain.  IIRC, I had to pay the Toyota dealer $425 for a replacement AGM!
The replacement battery they sell for Prii may be something to look at.  >40 A/H (and the rate at a more aggressive discharge than the usual lead/acid rating) and a built in BMS, for $349 each.
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Re: Electric Love

John Weiss
 

The Prius battery may be a bargain. IIRC, I had to pay the Toyota dealer $425 for a replacement AGM!

On 08/11/20 16:49, John Kohnen wrote:
If price isn't an issue... $949 each, and I'd need two. <sigh> And a Battery Management System (BMS) to care for them. 150 A/H! :o) My flooded lead/acid batteries only have about 40 A/H practical capacity.
The replacement battery they sell for Prii may be something to look at.
>40 A/H (and the rate at a more aggressive discharge than the usual
lead/acid rating) and a built in BMS, for $349 each.
On 8/11/2020 3:34 PM, John Weiss wrote:
If price isn't a deterrent, and weight is the issue, look at these LiFePo4 batteries:

https://www.ohmmu.com/group31