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Re: Poop. Opportunity lost

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Very nice write up Andrew!
-Jove


On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 7:05 AM Andrew Linn <alinn@...> wrote:
My table saw stopped working. Just stopped. Flicky switchy, no go.

"About time." I bought it . . . 20 years ago? Cheapo from Lowes or Home
Depot, I think it cost $100. I've been jealous of people with "real"
tablesaws for a while now, and I thought this might be my chance to
upgrade.

But I had to do my Due Dilligence

Take it apart and it's pretty simple: A switch, a reset fuse and . . .
that's it. Ohm meter on the fuse: Zero resistance. Ohm meter on the
switch: Infinity (fippy) Zero. So far, so good. Maybe the motor is
burned out? Ohm meter on the goesinda and comesoutta wires, 28 to 33 ohm
(hard to reach - but good.)

Now I'm boogered. Why doesn't the saw work? I check the extension cord,
yep, it works. Maybe the cord that goes to the motor? I put the ohm
meter on the blades and not only did it read infinity, but the blades
were loose - stepped on and straightened too many times.

:( My face when a $3 replacement plug saves me from spending $2500 on a
good tablesaw.






Poop. Opportunity lost

Andrew Linn
 

My table saw stopped working. Just stopped. Flicky switchy, no go.

"About time." I bought it . . . 20 years ago? Cheapo from Lowes or Home Depot, I think it cost $100. I've been jealous of people with "real" tablesaws for a while now, and I thought this might be my chance to upgrade.

But I had to do my Due Dilligence

Take it apart and it's pretty simple: A switch, a reset fuse and . . . that's it. Ohm meter on the fuse: Zero resistance. Ohm meter on the switch: Infinity (fippy) Zero. So far, so good. Maybe the motor is burned out? Ohm meter on the goesinda and comesoutta wires, 28 to 33 ohm (hard to reach - but good.)

Now I'm boogered. Why doesn't the saw work? I check the extension cord, yep, it works. Maybe the cord that goes to the motor? I put the ohm meter on the blades and not only did it read infinity, but the blades were loose - stepped on and straightened too many times.

:( My face when a $3 replacement plug saves me from spending $2500 on a good tablesaw.


Fish Slapping

 

Alas, I had to slap someone with a fish over on another group. <sigh> While looking for an illustration, I found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLdK9zaLaG8

;o)

Be good, or else... <g>

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A New Option for Efficient Low-Speed Propulsion

 

A quick overview article about "fluke" propulsion.

When I saw this my first thought was that it doesn't cause the drag a propeller does when not in use. Great for a sailboat.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y426cre7

or

https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/a-new-option-for-efficient-low-speed-propulsion

Delving deeper will probably be interesting, and entertaining.

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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

John B Dougherty
 

Hi John.  That's my plan!  Will be great to see you and the crew.


Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

 

Thanks, John. XTide has predictions for Toledo too, where the tide is a bit later than at Yaquina, and Elk City is about an hour later than Toledo. Are you coming? The Weatherman promises that the weather will be real nice:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ToledoWX

On 10/25/2020 9:02 AM, John B D wrote:
The link for Halloween 2020 is
http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/index.html
I corroborated the tide times
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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

John B Dougherty
 

The link for Halloween 2020 is
http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/index.html

I corroborated the tide times


Our Sailmaker, Kendall

 

I talked to Kendall today. He's been working full time in the design department at the Fred Wahl shipyard in Reedsport for the last year. An interesting and challenging job. He's resettled in Coos Bay, where he grew up, and has family. The sail loft here has been pretty slow, what with the Dread Virus, and low water at the Mudhole killing most of the racing. Most of the business was just ordering ready-made sails from other sailmakers. He's gonna try doing more next year, perhaps taking on another sailmaker to work with his apprentice, Greta.

If you want to get ahold of Kendall about a new sail, repair or alteration call on the weekend: 541-338-9877

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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi Elaine,

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 6:09 PM elaineginader <elaineginader@...> wrote:

No it's last year. Are you coming with Moonlit Turtle?

No, Katherine has some dental surgery late next week and I get to make sure she is alright afterwards.

Mark


Re: getting afloat with nick gates

Ron Rhatigan
 

Thanks I've enjoyed it.


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 8:45 AM, Jove Lachman-Curl
<jovelc87@...> wrote:
Hi Folks,
I found "getting afloat with Nick Gates" A charming little TV series from the UK in the 80s, you might enjoy it.
This is an interesting episode 8. The main topic of this episode is Thames barges, shallow, with lee boards and weighing 100 tons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5K3EZ7_WLk
If you like it the other episodes are good too.
-Jove


Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float

 

Ack! How did that happen? I remember updating the Yaquina float pages early this year. Maybe it was just a dream... Sorry.

So, the tide is about an hour later this year, so we'll leave Elk City a but after 2:30 on the 31st. Remember, the tide at Elk City is about an hour later than the prediction for Toledo (below)

Saturday 2020-10-31 Full Moon
Sunrise 7:52 AM PDT, Sunset 6:05 PM PDT
Moonset 7:48 AM PDT, Moonrise 6:29 PM PDT
High Tide: 1:51 AM PDT 6.9
Low Tide: 7:34 AM PDT 2.0
High Tide: 1:26 PM PDT 8.2
Low Tide: 8:17 PM PDT 0.2

Whether we can eat pizza in one of the Boathouses if it's windy depends on how many of us show up. There's excellent ventilation in the Boathouses if we open the doors, but then it'd be windy inside. <g>

On 10/22/2020 6:04 PM, Mark N wrote:
Hmmm, that link appears to be for last year. Or is my phone lying to me?
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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

elaineginader
 

No it's last year. Are you coming with Moonlit Turtle?


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 6:05 PM Mark Neuhaus <moonlitturtle1934@...> wrote:
Hmmm, that link appears to be for last year. Or is my phone lying to me?

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
We'll be leaving Elk City about 1:30. It's best not to get there at the last minute, because sometimes people get impatient when they see the tide turn. <g>

http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/


Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hmmm, that link appears to be for last year. Or is my phone lying to me?


On Thursday, October 22, 2020, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
We'll be leaving Elk City about 1:30. It's best not to get there at the last minute, because sometimes people get impatient when they see the tide turn. <g>

http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/


Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float

elaineginader
 

This year Colleen is coming with me so I'll be bringing Larimar and paper plates and napkins. If it's windy can we social distance inside one of the boat houses?

Elaine

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 5:34 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
All manner of craft show up for the Yaquina River floats. Elaine's
brother, Michael, even showed up with his 36' sailboat once for the
Thanksgiving float from the Cannon Quarry ramp to Toledo-- and tried to
row it! <g>

The floats are all flat water, and we try to have a good ebb tide behind
us. One _could_ drift the whole way, but you'd be left behind by
yourself while everyone else made an effort to go a little bit faster
than the current. Earl and Cherrill plan on taking Dr. Petra. I've taken
Lazy Jack, going up to Elk City from Toledo to meet the pack. This year
I'll probably have Pickle with a "remote control" electric motor.
Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are popular. Although it's over six miles
from Elk City to the Cannon Quarry ramp, it doesn't need to be a
strenuous row or paddle because you don't need to go very fast through
the water. The object of the messabout is to enjoy the river, not prove
anything. And to eat pizza afterwards. <g> We can eat the pizza in the
pavilion near the docks by the walking path up the slough. There's a
roof and picnic tables in case it rains.

On 10/22/2020 2:35 PM, Rich G wrote:
> What manner of craft will be floating?  Are there means of propulsion or is it solely a drift?
>

>> We'll be leaving Elk City about 1:30. It's best not to get there at the last minute, because sometimes people get impatient when they see the tide turn. <g>
>>
>> http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/
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worship what is their own above everything else. I've thrilled and
shouted with patriotic pride, like everyone else. Music and flags and
men marching in step have bewitched me, as they do all of us. And then
I've gone home and sworn to root this evil instinct out of my soul. God
help -- let's love the world, love humanity -- not just our own country!
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Re: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge

 

We had a good get-together today at Fern Ridge. The wind was a bit chilly, but the sun was warm and it was quite nice in the lee of a shed. Jim brought his newly finished Banta skiff but, probably wisely, decided not to launch it. There was water enough at the end of the ramp, but the motorboat bar looked hazardous. The boat looks real nice, and looks like it'll be a Good boat. While no boating got done, we had a real good BS session. :o) I miss our regular lunches. <sigh>

We'll have to try some more outdoor, or at least well ventilated, lunches. Someone suggested doing a lunch messabout at Triangle Lake, now that the ski boats have been put to bed. There can be some really nice days in the off season, and we've taken advantage of that at Triangle Lake before.

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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float

 

All manner of craft show up for the Yaquina River floats. Elaine's brother, Michael, even showed up with his 36' sailboat once for the Thanksgiving float from the Cannon Quarry ramp to Toledo-- and tried to row it! <g>

The floats are all flat water, and we try to have a good ebb tide behind us. One _could_ drift the whole way, but you'd be left behind by yourself while everyone else made an effort to go a little bit faster than the current. Earl and Cherrill plan on taking Dr. Petra. I've taken Lazy Jack, going up to Elk City from Toledo to meet the pack. This year I'll probably have Pickle with a "remote control" electric motor. Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are popular. Although it's over six miles from Elk City to the Cannon Quarry ramp, it doesn't need to be a strenuous row or paddle because you don't need to go very fast through the water. The object of the messabout is to enjoy the river, not prove anything. And to eat pizza afterwards. <g> We can eat the pizza in the pavilion near the docks by the walking path up the slough. There's a roof and picnic tables in case it rains.

On 10/22/2020 2:35 PM, Rich G wrote:
What manner of craft will be floating? Are there means of propulsion or is it solely a drift?
We'll be leaving Elk City about 1:30. It's best not to get there at the last minute, because sometimes people get impatient when they see the tide turn. <g>

http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/
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That's the terrible hypnotism of war, the brute mass-impulse, the pride and national spirit, the instinctive simplicity of men that makes them worship what is their own above everything else. I've thrilled and shouted with patriotic pride, like everyone else. Music and flags and men marching in step have bewitched me, as they do all of us. And then I've gone home and sworn to root this evil instinct out of my soul. God help -- let's love the world, love humanity -- not just our own country! (Christopher Morley)
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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

Richard Green
 

What manner of craft will be floating? Are there means of propulsion or is it solely a drift?

Rich

On Oct 22, 2020, at 12:20 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

We'll be leaving Elk City about 1:30. It's best not to get there at the last minute, because sometimes people get impatient when they see the tide turn. <g>

http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/

On 10/21/2020 4:51 PM, elaine wrote:
I was wondering what is the meeting time for the Halloween float. I don't want to miss out this year.
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Halloween Yaquina River Float (was: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge)

 

We'll be leaving Elk City about 1:30. It's best not to get there at the last minute, because sometimes people get impatient when they see the tide turn. <g>

http://www.coots.org/mb/Halloween/

On 10/21/2020 4:51 PM, elaine wrote:
I was wondering what is the meeting time for the Halloween float. I don't want to miss out this year.
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Re: Winterizing a Trailer Sailer, and Books to share

 

If you didn't save those marbles you won in grade school -- or lost your marbles -- you may have some old, rotten bungees left over from long deceased tarp shelters, like I do. The plastic thingy on the end of those bungees works almost as good as a marble for making an extra tie point in a tarp.

On 10/22/2020 11:44 AM, Dan in Almostcanada wrote:
Put a marble or pebble inside that "fist" of tarp to make a more secure
tie point.
Now, i know what saving those aggies and steelies from 1st grade "lagging
for aggies" on the playground woulda'; been good for...Dan
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Re: Winterizing a Trailer Sailer, and Books to share

Richard Green
 

Hm. I lost some of my marbles…..

Rich

On Oct 22, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Dan <danashore@conceptcable.com> wrote:

Put a marble or pebble inside that "fist" of tarp to make a more secure
tie point.

Now, i know what saving those aggies and steelies from 1st grade "lagging
for aggies" on the playground woulda'; been good for...Dan




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