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Calling Seth Bloombaum

Tom Sorensen
 

Anybody have contact info for Seth Bloombaum? I need to get in contact with him for a bill of sale on the Pelican I bought @ 5 years ago.

Tom sorensen
503-936-1970

On Oct 2, 2020, at 1:54 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Sorry for the tardy reply. I've been under the weather and uninclined to get my brain organixed enough to write... Better now.

I'm ashamed to admit that I've only had Whimsy out once since I got her. That outing demonstrated that even though she is indeed light, she's awkward to load and unload using an unmodified Quick-N-Easy roof rack on the canopy of my 2006 Tacoma. The boat is 12' long and 4' wide, and manhandling her risks odd muscle strains and back kinks for an out of shape Ol' Coot. Alas, I've procrastinated about doing what's necessary to set up the roof rack, and to rig up a little dolly to make moving Whimsy around easier. Also making a good way to store her. Right now she's inside Pickle; not an ideal situation for either boat..

Whimsy is indeed a Good Boat once in the water. She rows easily even with the clubs I've got for oars. (When's Toledo Joe gonna show us how to make good oars? <g>). I've only had her out in flat water, but I suspect she'd do well in a chop. She tracks really, really well; perhaps even to a fault for an oarsman who likes a lively, maneuverable boat, but a great help to a poor rower like myself. <g>

We used the light Dacron. I haven't run into anything sharp yet, so I can't say if that was a wise choice. If you're gonna be grounding on sharp rocks and barnacles, sacrificing some lightness by uisng the 9 oz. cloth might be worth it. Dave Gentry has used PL Premium polyurethane construction adhesive as a filler coat on the Dacron for better durability. Gentry's boats are heavier than Platt Monfort's, but simpler to build. The Toledo Boathouse built a bunch of them when Andrew was in charge.

http://gentrycustomboats.com/

There's a little Yaquina canoe (Gentry style construction) that was built years ago at the Toledo Boathouse that's been knocked about -- though no barnacles -- in the boat livery and is still usable, though getting a bit worn. Dacron covered SoF boats hold up darn good.

https://flic.kr/p/fE6ZpA

The Retired Old Geezers did a Good Job building Whimsy, but there's some slack in some of the Kevlar reinforcement straps. That doesn't seem to be causing any problems. Yet. <g> If you build a Geodesic Airolite boat, be sure to leave tails on the Kevlar above the gunnels so you can tighten the straps after you've shrunk the fabric. Cut the excess off after you install the rubrails.

The frame is hard to paint by hand, because it's complex, with lots of little surfaces and corners. The ROGs finally had the shipyard spray paint Whimsy's. An oil finish that you can liberally slap on without worrying about drips and runs might be the best choice if you don't have a spray gun.

On 9/27/2020 7:56 AM, Ken P wrote:
This is particularly for John K., but anybody else with relevant experience with SOF boats, please speak up!
I'm thinking hard about this coming winter and the huge space in my shop since my best friend's Caledonia Yawl isn't in there any more. . .and I've noticed lately that my canoe-rowboat is getting heavier and heavier these days. . .so could I ask for a report on how the no longer brand new Classic 12 is doing? First as regards handling on shore. . .is it really that light?? Then in the water. . .I don't doubt it rows really well on the flat, have you had it in any rougher water? I don't recall, did you use the 9 ounce fabric or the original lighter material? Either way, have you had any damage yet (I don't like to look at the scratches on the bottom of my canoe. . .sigh)? I guess I'm clumsy enough now that I let the boat ground at least lightly before clambering out these days, which, on the barnacles and cobbles beach where I launch. . .is only nice around high tide!
Anyway, your boat is surely pretty enough, how is it working for you?
Thanks for your great albums!

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Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

elaineginader
 

Thank you, and yes I still want it. I'll look up your address if I can find it and send you the payment and some extra if you are willing to mail it to me.


On Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 11:56 AM cherrill boissonou <cboissonou@...> wrote:
Hi Elaine,
John will post the pics soon, and I’ll provide a narrative eventually🌝⛵️⚓️
Do you still want your chart? It’s waiting on my desk.
Earl


On Oct 2, 2020, at 8:20 PM, elaineginader <elaineginader@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the news of your trips. Sorry I wasn't able to make it. I can't wait to see some of the pictures. What do you think of adding this to the Coots calendar for next year.

Elaine

On Fri, Oct 2, 2020, 7:56 PM Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

Thanks Mark-

I was surprised (and saddened) not to see you at Sand Island.

Val and I stuck with the script, so we landed at Coon Island Sunday late and stayed the night.  There were at least 3 boats at the East docks and 3 (including ours) on the West, so  I don’t understand how you could have seen no boats unless it was before 4pm or so.  And if that were the case, you’d have passed us up going upstream.  There were no boats before we got to the West docks, then we and 2 other boats arrived almost simultaneously.  But the East docks had at least 3 when we walked across the island.

Regardless…

 

Yeah, Corky Miller has moored “Penumbra” at the private docks maybe 3 miles upstream of Coon Island now for a couple years I think.  We saw it as we went by on Monday and she looked pretty good from a distance J.  I should have reached out to Corky before the trip…

 

Anyway, again, per script, we went upstream on Monday and then, not having anyone tagging along or meeting us, we dropped anchor by ourselves that night.

 

For me, I didn’t know who we’d meet and didn’t have phone#s, so it was all a surprise journey J.

 

-MT

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Neuhaus
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 6:12 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

 

Hi gang,

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

 

We had a good 3 days and nights circumnavigating Sauvies Island.

 

I couldn't get away on Saturday for a couple of reasons, but figured to meet up at Coon Island  sometime on Sunday.  Late Saturday, Earl called and left a voice mail that said he, Bo, and Dan were at Sand Island and I should call him. I sent him a text with my plans, as his voice mail was full.

 

Sunday, I loaded my boat and headed for Coon Island, which had empty docks all around. Kept heading north to intercept the fleet.  Got just past Scappoose Bay entrance and saw nobody, so called Earl.  Imagine my surprise when he said he and Bo were heading for Cathlamet!  Now, it's true I have a zooming boat, but I wasn't  about to try to run him down.  

 

He had told me that Myles had re-charged in St. Helens and was heading home.  So, I turned around and went home.  Didn't feel comfortable spending the night alone at Coon Island. I've seen a  few too many iffy boats along the channel. Too bad I didn't know Myles' plan to complete the circle.

 

Myles, I did meet up with your sister ship which used to be at Kadow's and we chatted a few minutes while underway.  Did you cross paths with them?

 

A day or two later, I drove over to the PYC inlet on Sauvie, and drove the perimeter road back.  So, I guess I sorta circumnavigated the island. 😀

 

Mark

 


Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

cherrill boissonou
 

Hi Elaine,
John will post the pics soon, and I’ll provide a narrative eventually🌝⛵️⚓️
Do you still want your chart? It’s waiting on my desk.
Earl


On Oct 2, 2020, at 8:20 PM, elaineginader <elaineginader@...> wrote:

Thanks everyone for the news of your trips. Sorry I wasn't able to make it. I can't wait to see some of the pictures. What do you think of adding this to the Coots calendar for next year.

Elaine

On Fri, Oct 2, 2020, 7:56 PM Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

Thanks Mark-

I was surprised (and saddened) not to see you at Sand Island.

Val and I stuck with the script, so we landed at Coon Island Sunday late and stayed the night.  There were at least 3 boats at the East docks and 3 (including ours) on the West, so  I don’t understand how you could have seen no boats unless it was before 4pm or so.  And if that were the case, you’d have passed us up going upstream.  There were no boats before we got to the West docks, then we and 2 other boats arrived almost simultaneously.  But the East docks had at least 3 when we walked across the island.

Regardless…

 

Yeah, Corky Miller has moored “Penumbra” at the private docks maybe 3 miles upstream of Coon Island now for a couple years I think.  We saw it as we went by on Monday and she looked pretty good from a distance J.  I should have reached out to Corky before the trip…

 

Anyway, again, per script, we went upstream on Monday and then, not having anyone tagging along or meeting us, we dropped anchor by ourselves that night.

 

For me, I didn’t know who we’d meet and didn’t have phone#s, so it was all a surprise journey J.

 

-MT

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Neuhaus
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 6:12 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

 

Hi gang,

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

 

We had a good 3 days and nights circumnavigating Sauvies Island.

 

I couldn't get away on Saturday for a couple of reasons, but figured to meet up at Coon Island  sometime on Sunday.  Late Saturday, Earl called and left a voice mail that said he, Bo, and Dan were at Sand Island and I should call him. I sent him a text with my plans, as his voice mail was full.

 

Sunday, I loaded my boat and headed for Coon Island, which had empty docks all around. Kept heading north to intercept the fleet.  Got just past Scappoose Bay entrance and saw nobody, so called Earl.  Imagine my surprise when he said he and Bo were heading for Cathlamet!  Now, it's true I have a zooming boat, but I wasn't  about to try to run him down.  

 

He had told me that Myles had re-charged in St. Helens and was heading home.  So, I turned around and went home.  Didn't feel comfortable spending the night alone at Coon Island. I've seen a  few too many iffy boats along the channel. Too bad I didn't know Myles' plan to complete the circle.

 

Myles, I did meet up with your sister ship which used to be at Kadow's and we chatted a few minutes while underway.  Did you cross paths with them?

 

A day or two later, I drove over to the PYC inlet on Sauvie, and drove the perimeter road back.  So, I guess I sorta circumnavigated the island. 😀

 

Mark

 


Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

elaineginader
 

Thanks everyone for the news of your trips. Sorry I wasn't able to make it. I can't wait to see some of the pictures. What do you think of adding this to the Coots calendar for next year.

Elaine

On Fri, Oct 2, 2020, 7:56 PM Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

Thanks Mark-

I was surprised (and saddened) not to see you at Sand Island.

Val and I stuck with the script, so we landed at Coon Island Sunday late and stayed the night.  There were at least 3 boats at the East docks and 3 (including ours) on the West, so  I don’t understand how you could have seen no boats unless it was before 4pm or so.  And if that were the case, you’d have passed us up going upstream.  There were no boats before we got to the West docks, then we and 2 other boats arrived almost simultaneously.  But the East docks had at least 3 when we walked across the island.

Regardless…

 

Yeah, Corky Miller has moored “Penumbra” at the private docks maybe 3 miles upstream of Coon Island now for a couple years I think.  We saw it as we went by on Monday and she looked pretty good from a distance J.  I should have reached out to Corky before the trip…

 

Anyway, again, per script, we went upstream on Monday and then, not having anyone tagging along or meeting us, we dropped anchor by ourselves that night.

 

For me, I didn’t know who we’d meet and didn’t have phone#s, so it was all a surprise journey J.

 

-MT

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Neuhaus
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 6:12 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

 

Hi gang,

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

 

We had a good 3 days and nights circumnavigating Sauvies Island.

 

I couldn't get away on Saturday for a couple of reasons, but figured to meet up at Coon Island  sometime on Sunday.  Late Saturday, Earl called and left a voice mail that said he, Bo, and Dan were at Sand Island and I should call him. I sent him a text with my plans, as his voice mail was full.

 

Sunday, I loaded my boat and headed for Coon Island, which had empty docks all around. Kept heading north to intercept the fleet.  Got just past Scappoose Bay entrance and saw nobody, so called Earl.  Imagine my surprise when he said he and Bo were heading for Cathlamet!  Now, it's true I have a zooming boat, but I wasn't  about to try to run him down.  

 

He had told me that Myles had re-charged in St. Helens and was heading home.  So, I turned around and went home.  Didn't feel comfortable spending the night alone at Coon Island. I've seen a  few too many iffy boats along the channel. Too bad I didn't know Myles' plan to complete the circle.

 

Myles, I did meet up with your sister ship which used to be at Kadow's and we chatted a few minutes while underway.  Did you cross paths with them?

 

A day or two later, I drove over to the PYC inlet on Sauvie, and drove the perimeter road back.  So, I guess I sorta circumnavigated the island. 😀

 

Mark

 


Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

Myles Twete
 

Thanks Mark-

I was surprised (and saddened) not to see you at Sand Island.

Val and I stuck with the script, so we landed at Coon Island Sunday late and stayed the night.  There were at least 3 boats at the East docks and 3 (including ours) on the West, so  I don’t understand how you could have seen no boats unless it was before 4pm or so.  And if that were the case, you’d have passed us up going upstream.  There were no boats before we got to the West docks, then we and 2 other boats arrived almost simultaneously.  But the East docks had at least 3 when we walked across the island.

Regardless…

 

Yeah, Corky Miller has moored “Penumbra” at the private docks maybe 3 miles upstream of Coon Island now for a couple years I think.  We saw it as we went by on Monday and she looked pretty good from a distance J.  I should have reached out to Corky before the trip…

 

Anyway, again, per script, we went upstream on Monday and then, not having anyone tagging along or meeting us, we dropped anchor by ourselves that night.

 

For me, I didn’t know who we’d meet and didn’t have phone#s, so it was all a surprise journey J.

 

-MT

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Neuhaus
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 6:12 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

 

Hi gang,

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

 

We had a good 3 days and nights circumnavigating Sauvies Island.

 

I couldn't get away on Saturday for a couple of reasons, but figured to meet up at Coon Island  sometime on Sunday.  Late Saturday, Earl called and left a voice mail that said he, Bo, and Dan were at Sand Island and I should call him. I sent him a text with my plans, as his voice mail was full.

 

Sunday, I loaded my boat and headed for Coon Island, which had empty docks all around. Kept heading north to intercept the fleet.  Got just past Scappoose Bay entrance and saw nobody, so called Earl.  Imagine my surprise when he said he and Bo were heading for Cathlamet!  Now, it's true I have a zooming boat, but I wasn't  about to try to run him down.  

 

He had told me that Myles had re-charged in St. Helens and was heading home.  So, I turned around and went home.  Didn't feel comfortable spending the night alone at Coon Island. I've seen a  few too many iffy boats along the channel. Too bad I didn't know Myles' plan to complete the circle.

 

Myles, I did meet up with your sister ship which used to be at Kadow's and we chatted a few minutes while underway.  Did you cross paths with them?

 

A day or two later, I drove over to the PYC inlet on Sauvie, and drove the perimeter road back.  So, I guess I sorta circumnavigated the island. 😀

 

Mark

 


Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi gang,

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

We had a good 3 days and nights circumnavigating Sauvies Island.

I couldn't get away on Saturday for a couple of reasons, but figured to meet up at Coon Island  sometime on Sunday.  Late Saturday, Earl called and left a voice mail that said he, Bo, and Dan were at Sand Island and I should call him. I sent him a text with my plans, as his voice mail was full.

Sunday, I loaded my boat and headed for Coon Island, which had empty docks all around. Kept heading north to intercept the fleet.  Got just past Scappoose Bay entrance and saw nobody, so called Earl.  Imagine my surprise when he said he and Bo were heading for Cathlamet!  Now, it's true I have a zooming boat, but I wasn't  about to try to run him down.  

He had told me that Myles had re-charged in St. Helens and was heading home.  So, I turned around and went home.  Didn't feel comfortable spending the night alone at Coon Island. I've seen a  few too many iffy boats along the channel. Too bad I didn't know Myles' plan to complete the circle.

Myles, I did meet up with your sister ship which used to be at Kadow's and we chatted a few minutes while underway.  Did you cross paths with them?

A day or two later, I drove over to the PYC inlet on Sauvie, and drove the perimeter road back.  So, I guess I sorta circumnavigated the island. 😀

Mark


Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

Myles Twete
 

We had a good 3 days and nights circumnavigating Sauvies Island.
It was an easy cruise 12 miles downstream from Caterpillar I. to Sand Island and welcomed by Earl, Bo and Dan before sundown.
We weren't in any hurry given there was a little rain that morning/afternoon. Anyway, nice camping there that night.
Next day after saying farewell to the others, we got supplies at St. Helens and had a very nice lunch there at the "Roof" restaurant. Then meandered up the Mult. Channel with the wind and current until we got to the West side docks at Coon Island. Nearly no one at the docks, it was a quiet place to dock. The weather of course was great. Next day we continued upstream, stopped at Fred's Marina and picked up some ice. Then over the top and down the Willamette, we anchored off that night on the Columbia behind a bunch of Tidewater barges...got there just in time to relax and watch the sun drop slowly over the Columbia and Sauvie's Isle.

Did a bit of trolling for salmon at various points, but no luck.
All in all, started the trip with 48v and ended with 41v, for about 300a-h of pack battery capacity used (about 42%) for the circumnavigation. This amounts to approx. 13.2kwh (about $2 worth) of electricity. It was a nice trip and a welcome mini-vacation for us.

Had I brought my genset and another charger along, we might have considered the trip to Cathlamet and back...could have made it the whole way downstream just on battery power, but w/o the genset, even a full overnight charge at Cathlamet would not have been enough to make it back upstream on pure-battery power.

I did check out the AC power options at St. Helens docks---I didn't have the correct AC plug to charge there.

Anyway, I have some pics I could share also.

-Myles

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From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Kohnen
Sent: Friday, October 2, 2020 2:04 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

We should be getting some reports soon, and Earl is gonna send me some pictures to publish.

Only three boats showed up at Sand Island the first night -- Reach of Tide, with Myles and his wife, Glencannon with Bo Neill and Dan Mulholland aboard, and Earl in Dr. Petra. Earl and Bo decided to go rogue, heading downriver to Cathlamet instead of doing the very leisurely circumnavigation of Sauvie's Island we'd planned. Myles didn't think he had enough juice to go that far.

Earl, Dan and Bo had a fun trip. They stopped at Walker Island for a night, coming and going, met up with some of the Cathlamet Coots, and spent their last night at Sand Island again.

Stay tuned...

On 10/1/2020 9:10 PM, elaine wrote:
To those that participated on the cruise these last couple days. You
went at the right time especially with the smoke coming back. If you
can we'd love to hear about it.
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Re: Gauge Number from eBay ---- Wiring question, about 24 volt and "bridges" -- update for today

 

Didn't you install the ammeter shunt in the common ground, like we had it for the separate two-battery banks? That'd give the true current draw.

I'm glad the serial/parallel single bank worked out as expected.:o)

On 10/2/2020 10:55 AM, Electri-Cal wrote:
Didn't replace the higher limit amp meter, still the 150 amp reading for now.   I'm just replacing the fuse for accessories, and using the ciggie lighter with amp gauge.  Mentally double the draw, and that is the true figure, again -- for now.  With new battery hook up, I can blow accessory fuses if I push it too fast, couldn't do that before -- hah.
I'm installing a new 10kv genset in a sound resistant box, with home hookup stuff, that is enough project till I get the new gauge in from China to put in.  meanwhile, time to get wet this fall !!!
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Re: Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

 

We should be getting some reports soon, and Earl is gonna send me some pictures to publish.

Only three boats showed up at Sand Island the first night -- Reach of Tide, with Myles and his wife, Glencannon with Bo Neill and Dan Mulholland aboard, and Earl in Dr. Petra. Earl and Bo decided to go rogue, heading downriver to Cathlamet instead of doing the very leisurely circumnavigation of Sauvie's Island we'd planned. Myles didn't think he had enough juice to go that far.

Earl, Dan and Bo had a fun trip. They stopped at Walker Island for a night, coming and going, met up with some of the Cathlamet Coots, and spent their last night at Sand Island again.

Stay tuned...

On 10/1/2020 9:10 PM, elaine wrote:
To those that participated on the cruise these last couple days. You went at the right time especially with the smoke coming back. If you can we'd love to hear about it.
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Re: John's Classic 12

 

Sorry for the tardy reply. I've been under the weather and uninclined to get my brain organixed enough to write... Better now.

I'm ashamed to admit that I've only had Whimsy out once since I got her. That outing demonstrated that even though she is indeed light, she's awkward to load and unload using an unmodified Quick-N-Easy roof rack on the canopy of my 2006 Tacoma. The boat is 12' long and 4' wide, and manhandling her risks odd muscle strains and back kinks for an out of shape Ol' Coot. Alas, I've procrastinated about doing what's necessary to set up the roof rack, and to rig up a little dolly to make moving Whimsy around easier. Also making a good way to store her. Right now she's inside Pickle; not an ideal situation for either boat..

Whimsy is indeed a Good Boat once in the water. She rows easily even with the clubs I've got for oars. (When's Toledo Joe gonna show us how to make good oars? <g>). I've only had her out in flat water, but I suspect she'd do well in a chop. She tracks really, really well; perhaps even to a fault for an oarsman who likes a lively, maneuverable boat, but a great help to a poor rower like myself. <g>

We used the light Dacron. I haven't run into anything sharp yet, so I can't say if that was a wise choice. If you're gonna be grounding on sharp rocks and barnacles, sacrificing some lightness by uisng the 9 oz. cloth might be worth it. Dave Gentry has used PL Premium polyurethane construction adhesive as a filler coat on the Dacron for better durability. Gentry's boats are heavier than Platt Monfort's, but simpler to build. The Toledo Boathouse built a bunch of them when Andrew was in charge.

http://gentrycustomboats.com/

There's a little Yaquina canoe (Gentry style construction) that was built years ago at the Toledo Boathouse that's been knocked about --
though no barnacles -- in the boat livery and is still usable, though getting a bit worn. Dacron covered SoF boats hold up darn good.

https://flic.kr/p/fE6ZpA

The Retired Old Geezers did a Good Job building Whimsy, but there's some slack in some of the Kevlar reinforcement straps. That doesn't seem to be causing any problems. Yet. <g> If you build a Geodesic Airolite boat, be sure to leave tails on the Kevlar above the gunnels so you can tighten the straps after you've shrunk the fabric. Cut the excess off after you install the rubrails.

The frame is hard to paint by hand, because it's complex, with lots of little surfaces and corners. The ROGs finally had the shipyard spray paint Whimsy's. An oil finish that you can liberally slap on without worrying about drips and runs might be the best choice if you don't have a spray gun.

On 9/27/2020 7:56 AM, Ken P wrote:
This is particularly for John K., but anybody else with relevant experience with SOF boats, please speak up!
I'm thinking hard about this coming winter and the huge space in my shop since my best friend's Caledonia Yawl isn't in there any more. . .and I've noticed lately that my canoe-rowboat is getting heavier and heavier these days. . .so could I ask for a report on how the no longer brand new Classic 12 is doing?  First as regards handling on shore. . .is it really that light??  Then in the water. . .I don't doubt it rows really well on the flat, have you had it in any rougher water?  I don't recall, did you use the 9 ounce fabric or the original lighter material?  Either way, have you had any damage yet (I don't like to look at the scratches on the bottom of my canoe. . .sigh)?  I guess I'm clumsy enough now that I let the boat ground at least lightly before clambering out these days, which, on the barnacles and cobbles beach where I launch. . .is only nice around high tide!
Anyway, your boat is surely pretty enough, how is it working for you?
Thanks for your great albums!

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Re: Gauge Number from eBay ---- Wiring question, about 24 volt and "bridges" -- update for today

Electri-Cal
 

Didn't replace the higher limit amp meter, still the 150 amp reading for now.   I'm just replacing the fuse for accessories, and using the ciggie lighter with amp gauge.  Mentally double the draw, and that is the true figure, again -- for now.  With new battery hook up, I can blow accessory fuses if I push it too fast, couldn't do that before -- hah.

I'm installing a new 10kv genset in a sound resistant box, with home hookup stuff, that is enough project till I get the new gauge in from China to put in.  meanwhile, time to get wet this fall !!!

Later, Coots ----  Cal


Circumnavigation around Sauvie Island

elaineginader
 

To those that participated on the cruise these last couple days. You went at the right time especially with the smoke coming back. If you can we'd love to hear about it.

Elaine


Re: Gauge Number from eBay ---- Wiring question, about 24 volt and "bridges" -- update for today

Electri-Cal
 

Hey, Jove, had a cheap to do idea for an easy voltage check.  The cigarette plug got a lighted double USB plug that also shows the voltage from my 12 volt reducer for lights, smokes, or whatever.  So, I just plug it in fully, and there is the voltage, for a 12 volt single batt.  Just double that and thee is the 24 volt status, or use the single figure to see when to turn back home.  A common sense idea, that backs up my depth finder going dark at 11.5 volts -- or a low battery pack overall.

Catch you Later, ---  Cal


More power and run time last trip

Electri-Cal
 

Charlie and I were pleased last run at Dexter., on Tuesday  The new wiring with a battery 4 pack did over 2 full hours at some "hot rod" settings with 2 coots weight, and still able to give more, but our butts got tired.  The pack tested average of 50% still available, just more throttle needed about the time we landed.  So, the new wiring was successful, and never even used the #2 pack.  The figures I got were correct, the series/ parallel combo. diagram I used did make everything better.  There are several ways to make it work with balanced batts., one more I might try later.   However all batteries tested as expected from working as a foursome for the first time, I am repositioning them to be a more even setup, as recommended by the Interstate battery service mgr, this morning, balancing over time by good placement in the pack with my wiring setup.

Just a note, no Surprise on this result ----   Cal


Re: John's Classic 12

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

I'm very interested to hear from John also.
I built a 18"x22" kayak (too narrow for me honestly) It ended up under 28 lbs. Which is wonderful, I want to build another one but think I'd go for 15'x24", similar to my 1980s glass edyline which I very much enjoy.
I can't speak to durability. But I've heard good things about the abrasion resistance of the 2 part rubbery polyurethane coatings the SOF kayak guys recommend.
I bet you could also sew on 2mm plastic sheets in the rug/strike areas. Just a thought.
-Jove

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 7:56 AM Ken Preston <kenpreston46@...> wrote:
This is particularly for John K., but anybody else with relevant experience with SOF boats, please speak up!
I'm thinking hard about this coming winter and the huge space in my shop since my best friend's Caledonia Yawl isn't in there any more. . .and I've noticed lately that my canoe-rowboat is getting heavier and heavier these days. . .so could I ask for a report on how the no longer brand new Classic 12 is doing?  First as regards handling on shore. . .is it really that light??  Then in the water. . .I don't doubt it rows really well on the flat, have you had it in any rougher water?  I don't recall, did you use the 9 ounce fabric or the original lighter material?   Either way, have you had any damage yet (I don't like to look at the scratches on the bottom of my canoe. . .sigh)?  I guess I'm clumsy enough now that I let the boat ground at least lightly before clambering out these days, which, on the barnacles and cobbles beach where I launch. . .is only nice around high tide!
Anyway, your boat is surely pretty enough, how is it working for you?
Thanks for your great albums! 
Ken P.


John's Classic 12

Ken Preston
 

This is particularly for John K., but anybody else with relevant experience with SOF boats, please speak up!
I'm thinking hard about this coming winter and the huge space in my shop since my best friend's Caledonia Yawl isn't in there any more. . .and I've noticed lately that my canoe-rowboat is getting heavier and heavier these days. . .so could I ask for a report on how the no longer brand new Classic 12 is doing?  First as regards handling on shore. . .is it really that light??  Then in the water. . .I don't doubt it rows really well on the flat, have you had it in any rougher water?  I don't recall, did you use the 9 ounce fabric or the original lighter material?   Either way, have you had any damage yet (I don't like to look at the scratches on the bottom of my canoe. . .sigh)?  I guess I'm clumsy enough now that I let the boat ground at least lightly before clambering out these days, which, on the barnacles and cobbles beach where I launch. . .is only nice around high tide!
Anyway, your boat is surely pretty enough, how is it working for you?
Thanks for your great albums! 
Ken P.


Re: CLC kayak

Josh
 

Have more vacation time coming up this week, next it says to bevel the edges but I suspect we need to sand the joints a bit first. 


On Sat, Sep 26, 2020, 9:59 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Looks like you're off to a good start, Josh. Good luck with the build.
Keep us updated on how it's coming along.

On 9/24/2020 2:08 PM, Josh wrote:
> Started the wood duck today!
>

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Re: CLC kayak

 

Looks like you're off to a good start, Josh. Good luck with the build. Keep us updated on how it's coming along.

On 9/24/2020 2:08 PM, Josh wrote:
Started the wood duck today!
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Little Navy "Ship"

 

Tiny tug lovers -- and who isn't <g> -- should love this little workhorse:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4r87zgo

or

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a33766522/tiny-boat-smallest-ship-us-navy/

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I can't take a well-tanned person seriously. (Cleveland Amory)


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Yard Art

 

"Last year, a couple who lives near Port Townsend, Washington, agreed to let the federal government drop off a dead gray whale to decompose on their semi-isolated beach. Now, the couple has a permit to keep the whale skeleton and will soon assemble the most amazing yard art."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y53eoor7

or

https://www.opb.org/article/2020/09/23/dead-whale-left-to-rot-on-private-beach-now-on-its-way-to-becoming-amazing-yard-art/

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