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Re: 2021 Coot Calendar

elaineginader
 

2 for me please. Always enjoy your calendar.


On Thu, Nov 12, 2020, 7:46 AM Pete Leenhouts via groups.io <pleenhouts=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
One for me, John! 

Pete Leenhouts


On Nov 12, 2020 12:09 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

It's time to take orders for the 2021 Coot Calendar of NW boating
events, featuring my (mostly) photos of Coot and their boats, and some
of the events. Due to the lack of events this year, this time around the
photos in the Calendar will be unpublished golden oldies from years
past. Whether the events listed take place will depend on how we fare
with the Virus. I hope you'll order a Coot Calendar anyway. I only print
enough Calendars to fill advance orders, so get your orders in soon. I
hope to get the Calendar to the printer by about December 9th. The price
will be $16 per calendar this time, postpaid.

Thanks!

Take care of yourselves.

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Re: 2021 Coot Calendar

Pete Leenhouts
 

One for me, John! 

Pete Leenhouts


On Nov 12, 2020 12:09 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

It's time to take orders for the 2021 Coot Calendar of NW boating
events, featuring my (mostly) photos of Coot and their boats, and some
of the events. Due to the lack of events this year, this time around the
photos in the Calendar will be unpublished golden oldies from years
past. Whether the events listed take place will depend on how we fare
with the Virus. I hope you'll order a Coot Calendar anyway. I only print
enough Calendars to fill advance orders, so get your orders in soon. I
hope to get the Calendar to the printer by about December 9th. The price
will be $16 per calendar this time, postpaid.

Thanks!

Take care of yourselves.

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Re: 2021 Coot Calendar

Richard Green
 

John, count me in for a calendar. While l am socially useless these days, I enjoy the photos and the days marked for events. Heck, I might even make an event someday……

Rich

On Nov 12, 2020, at 12:09 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

It's time to take orders for the 2021 Coot Calendar of NW boating events, featuring my (mostly) photos of Coot and their boats, and some of the events. Due to the lack of events this year, this time around the photos in the Calendar will be unpublished golden oldies from years past. Whether the events listed take place will depend on how we fare with the Virus. I hope you'll order a Coot Calendar anyway. I only print enough Calendars to fill advance orders, so get your orders in soon. I hope to get the Calendar to the printer by about December 9th. The price will be $16 per calendar this time, postpaid.

Thanks!

Take care of yourselves.

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2021 Coot Calendar

 

It's time to take orders for the 2021 Coot Calendar of NW boating events, featuring my (mostly) photos of Coot and their boats, and some of the events. Due to the lack of events this year, this time around the photos in the Calendar will be unpublished golden oldies from years past. Whether the events listed take place will depend on how we fare with the Virus. I hope you'll order a Coot Calendar anyway. I only print enough Calendars to fill advance orders, so get your orders in soon. I hope to get the Calendar to the printer by about December 9th. The price will be $16 per calendar this time, postpaid.

Thanks!

Take care of yourselves.

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AGM Batteries (was: Battery pack replacement at 4 Years boating)

 

Congrats on the new ride, David. :o) I sure liked Mary's Roadtrek, and I know she misses it too.

AGMs are nice, and I'd like to use one in my little MyPod trailer, but can the plugin charger be set to charge AGMs right? I'll have to do some research... So far I haven't had the little thing out even once this year. <sigh> For your Sportsmobile, will the engine-driven charging system treat AGMs right? Before springing for those expensive batteries both of us should do our research. <g>

I don't worry about it in Lazy Jack because I've got a surfeit of battery capacity, and I think the trouble with using a charging system set up for flooded cell batteries on AGMs is that you don't get the most out of the batteries, rather than damaging them. When I charge up at home I use a smart charger that can be set for AGMs. The starter battery is quite old, and the house battery is several years old, and they seem to be doing fine. I got them from a small local battery shop that used to to actually rebuild, and maybe even build, batteries back when they came in rubber cases! <g> I don't know where they get their new batteries nowadays...

In the other direction... The 24-volt charger that came with Tuffy is intended for electric wheelchair batteries. I know that Laura McCallum's wheelchairs have used AGMs for quite a while. Does using an AGM charger on flooded cell batteries do them any harm?

On 11/9/2020 7:57 AM, Thorne wrote:
...
Somewhat inspired by Master Kohnen's lady's Sprinter RV at Paulina years ago, we've managed to pick up a high-mileage 2011 short wheelbase Sportsmobile Sprinter Class B and have already used it to tow Goblin up to Humboldt plus a primitive camping trip up Hwy 4 near the crest of the Sierras.
...
The house batteries are ancient and need replacement, so once that's done we'll have more juice and might be able to take a shower without having to run the diesel for 20 minutes.
We don't have Bi-Mart down here, but do you have any other recommendations for 100 Ah AGM house batteries for a small RV?
...
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New depth camera is in, and misc. stuff

Electri-Cal
 

Came in today, while the post office is closed for memorial day.  Tomorrow is the unpacking, Woo Hoo !!   Now that one problem is solved with battery stuff, I can drill another hole in the boat.  Looking towards a load of fun this time around, paid my dues with previous sets.  Hows about some more boat days ??  I need a good canvas shop to build a cabin enclosure, a next project to start !!

Another good deal is a remote wireless on-off control for the lights in my wood shed and genset enclosure covered area. Getting wood at night is a real trip that I don't need.  Finished an enclosure for the new Firman gen. from Winco.  That's the real deal in a tri fuel setup, works slick on first start times, and break in work.  I got the sound level lower than others on U tube, by about 20 + db.  Can't hear it in the house, garage is closer but still not objectionable so I can play music or audiobooks, with the door open.  Down to "library " sound levels on the meter, it was worth the doing for sure.  Got this for protection for the freezer, water well pump, and fridge etc.  Every time stuff shuts down the freezer power, La Verne loses good home cookin', then has to clean up the mess to boot.  Not fair i'd say, so now we have a safety power source, which is not portable at over 200 lb.   

Later,   Cal


Re: Abandoned Boat from Pier 99

Teresa Pittman
 

But they all make it so easy to deal with junk boats /sarc.  You used to be able to take them to the transfer station. Now they won't take them unless you have the title. And there are way too many people out there that pick up a boat and know nothing about them.

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 2:49 PM Randy Torgerson <coots@...> wrote:
I ran across this article today; Pier 99 is where RiversWest has it's boat shop. 


https://katu.com/news/homeless-crisis-the-best-we-can-do/boats-abandoned-sunk-in-north-portland-harbor-cost-taxpayers-70000


Randy



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Re: Battery pack replacement at 4 Years boating

Electri-Cal
 

Sort of a reply, an update of sorts.  I called the battery tender folks and got good advice on the trickle part.  IF your battery is older, like my 4 and 3 appx. year ones, they do more than just lose charge ability.  They also do not allow for "float" at full charge.  As I got it, without a stable full charge voltage, or fluctuation info., the trickle charger does not read to shut off.  It is also possible that if one of the 4 in the pack takes a dive, it senses that, and goes after all batteries in that pack somehow.  Possibly variable plate or acid levels on older batts. could get involved, balanced pack is the surest way to go.

Very nice lady with good info., and if it doesn't auto reset after setting it to rest , then it can be returned.  There is no fuse, but the circuits are decently tough.  I did that, and the battery minder now plugs back in and checks out on the two battery 24 volt packs left in place.  So I will get one more pair and be good for some years, with care.  On to another part of this episode, in battery types cheaper than the latest ones, but more cost efficient.
 If you do not have bi Mart, or even if you did, here is my budget assessments.  I have had good luck with Interstate deep cycles, similar to any, or most any good marine battery, still lead acid types.  I use the water add possibility types, so I can see if any have "blown" the cell and overheated.  Also this type is cheaper, and allows fast, if not as deep a draw down.  Heresy for sure !!

I like the Interstate forklift marine  " M " series is very heavy duty, at 7 lb. heavier, but same case size, more power is their claim.  They cost about 50 % more than Exide at bi Mart on sale.  For that you get heavier duty, better materials and longer run time from the yard manager.  No " boaty and marine " tag, so lower price for that type.  Mine are new, so I won't know now, but at around an extra $50. per battery instead of some at $ 150 to $200 bucks each, it seems a good choice if you can deal with the weight.  Made for marine winches and net haulers, so they have to be tough.  If they last over the standard 4 to 5 years, i'd be happy, same if I reach that 89 years also !!!

I hope this helps a bit, suffice to say the battery minder, which also balances the pack is a good idea for batts.  Do keep watch on Distilled, not tap, water, careful charging or discharging rates, for long life.   There are many types to get the power, everybody, and their wallet decides for themselves.  I don't mind spending $100. to $150. per unit, still gets to good bucks for a couple packs, about my limit for what I do with Surprise yearly.


Dinner Calls,   Cal






 


Re: Pesky Moths

 

You're almost in Almostcanada. <g> Dan over there puts together some messabouts on the lakes in North Idaho and eastern Washington.

On 11/10/2020 10:19 AM, Andy wrote:
I'm over in Pullman, now, so I'm on the Columbia and the Snake quite a lot these days.  Looking forward to some get togethers next season!
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Re: Pesky Moths

 

Silly looking, and those guys are having fun being silly with them. :o) A Swiss company, but you can only buy one from Germany. <shrug>

https://www.aquaskipper.de/

On 11/9/2020 11:48 PM, Jove wrote:
Speaking of foiling, I've always wanted to try one of these... has anyone here tried it? they are very silly looking, but I've always wanted to try it.
Aqua skipper....
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXH__Ebe5Gg>
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Re: Pesky Moths

Andrew <andrew@...>
 

I'm over in Pullman, now, so I'm on the Columbia and the Snake quite a lot these days.  Looking forward to some get togethers next season!

Andy

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:18 AM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I sure hope you do bring you foiling windsurfer to a messabout sometime,
Andy. How far away are you?

On 11/9/2020 1:56 PM, Andy wrote:
> I'll have to bring my windsurf foil down to a Coot meet-up some time. 
> It's been a blast and (for better or worse) the only thing I've sailed
> all year.  Still restoring Myles' Bolger Micro and the outrigger canoe
> has been on the hard since Seventy48, too.
> ...
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Re: Pesky Moths

 

I sure hope you do bring you foiling windsurfer to a messabout sometime, Andy. How far away are you?

On 11/9/2020 1:56 PM, Andy wrote:
I'll have to bring my windsurf foil down to a Coot meet-up some time. It's been a blast and (for better or worse) the only thing I've sailed all year.  Still restoring Myles' Bolger Micro and the outrigger canoe has been on the hard since Seventy48, too.
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Re: Pesky Moths

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Speaking of foiling, I've always wanted to try one of these... has anyone here tried it? they are very silly looking, but I've always wanted to try it.
Aqua skipper....


On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 9:36 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Thanks for the videos, John.

Like I said, not suitable for Ol' Coots. ;o) Fun, thrills and spills for
daring youngsters, though. On one of the Moth sites I was looking at
recently they had a "30 knot club". 30 knots in an 11' sailboat?! <gasp>

In the videos I saw a boat sponsored by Eugene's Ninkasi brewery, but
I've never seen a modern, foiling Moth on Fern Ridge. I think I'd
remember that! <g>

Looking for the Ninkasi Moth I stumbled upon this one-design Moth:

https://www.waszp.com/


On 11/9/2020 1:32 PM, John P wrote:
> In August of 2015 the Columbia Gorge Racing Association
> <http://cgra.org/index.htm>  hosted the US National Moth Championships
> at Cascade Locks Oregon.  Twelve boats competed. The event was document
> by on the water video as well as drone video.
> ...

> 2015 Moth US National Campionship Day 1 Cascade Locks OR
> <https://vimeo.com/136359060>
>
> 2015 Moth US National Campionship Day 2 Cascade Locks OR
> <https://vimeo.com/136467586>
>
> 2015 Moth US National Campionship Day 3 Cascade Locks OR
> <https://vimeo.com/136854305>

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Re: Pesky Moths

 

Thanks for the videos, John.

Like I said, not suitable for Ol' Coots. ;o) Fun, thrills and spills for daring youngsters, though. On one of the Moth sites I was looking at recently they had a "30 knot club". 30 knots in an 11' sailboat?! <gasp>

In the videos I saw a boat sponsored by Eugene's Ninkasi brewery, but I've never seen a modern, foiling Moth on Fern Ridge. I think I'd remember that! <g>

Looking for the Ninkasi Moth I stumbled upon this one-design Moth:

https://www.waszp.com/

On 11/9/2020 1:32 PM, John P wrote:
In August of 2015 the Columbia Gorge Racing Association <http://cgra.org/index.htm>  hosted the US National Moth Championships at Cascade Locks Oregon.  Twelve boats competed. The event was document by on the water video as well as drone video.
...
2015 Moth US National Campionship Day 1 Cascade Locks OR <https://vimeo.com/136359060>
2015 Moth US National Campionship Day 2 Cascade Locks OR <https://vimeo.com/136467586>
2015 Moth US National Campionship Day 3 Cascade Locks OR <https://vimeo.com/136854305>
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Re: Pesky Moths

Andrew <andrew@...>
 

I'll have to bring my windsurf foil down to a Coot meet-up some time.  It's been a blast and (for better or worse) the only thing I've sailed all year.  Still restoring Myles' Bolger Micro and the outrigger canoe has been on the hard since Seventy48, too.

On a windsurfer in about 10 mph of wind, you get your board speed up to about 6 mph, pump a couple times, then rise up out of the water and quickly accelerate to ~16 mph (with my large area, high aspect wing).  It's nearly silent except for a small hum from the foil mast and feel like a magic carpet.  Jibing is another story but at least I'm staying dry now.

IMG_5899.jpg
IMG_5981.jpg

Andy


On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 1:32 PM John Purdy via groups.io <jtpurdy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
In August of 2015 the Columbia Gorge Racing Association  hosted the US National Moth Championships at Cascade Locks Oregon.  Twelve boats competed. The event was document by on the water video as well as drone video.

If you want to see these boats foiling in our local area check out the links to the videos.

Might want to keep a hand on the volume adjustment as the music is just too loud, and ignore all the commercialism that has crept its way into sailing events as sailboat racing on a national and international level has become more and more expensive for the common man.







I've knocked around at this venue in my Laser since the late 90s, it is a good place for big wind as one of the interviewers mentions.

John Purdy
Tigard OR
Laser 196816
Lido 14 #3584
Klickitat Canoe 16'
Pyranha White Water Kayak 8'
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On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 05:35:13 PM PST, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Moth started out as a normal sort of development dinghy class way
back when. But there were too few restrictions, and the boats were small
and cheap, so things got interesting. <g> Alas, the class has passed
through that era of amateur experimentation and now the Wikepedia
article says, "since 2000 it has become an expensive and largely
commercially-produced boat..." <sigh>

https://www.sail-world.com/news/215173/And-now-for-something-completely-different

If you like boats like the Moth when it was still being developed by mad
boat nerds, here's where they still hang out:

https://www.ayrs.org/

On 11/5/2020 10:40 AM, Jove wrote:
> Interesting, I've had a stong interest in foils since my teens, but I've
> never gotten on one.
> looks like they use a sensing wand that drags the water surface and
> controls the pitch so they don't dive or come out of the water.
> I also read that they can't get up on the foil unless they roll to
> windward and used the lift of the wing/sail to help pop them up.
>
>    https://moth.asn.au/ <https://moth.asn.au/>
>
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Re: Pesky Moths

John Purdy
 

In August of 2015 the Columbia Gorge Racing Association  hosted the US National Moth Championships at Cascade Locks Oregon.  Twelve boats competed. The event was document by on the water video as well as drone video.

If you want to see these boats foiling in our local area check out the links to the videos.

Might want to keep a hand on the volume adjustment as the music is just too loud, and ignore all the commercialism that has crept its way into sailing events as sailboat racing on a national and international level has become more and more expensive for the common man.







I've knocked around at this venue in my Laser since the late 90s, it is a good place for big wind as one of the interviewers mentions.

John Purdy
Tigard OR
Laser 196816
Lido 14 #3584
Klickitat Canoe 16'
Pyranha White Water Kayak 8'
WWPotter 15 #1206 Perky
WWPotter 19 #215 Wild Goose





 







On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 05:35:13 PM PST, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Moth started out as a normal sort of development dinghy class way
back when. But there were too few restrictions, and the boats were small
and cheap, so things got interesting. <g> Alas, the class has passed
through that era of amateur experimentation and now the Wikepedia
article says, "since 2000 it has become an expensive and largely
commercially-produced boat..." <sigh>

https://www.sail-world.com/news/215173/And-now-for-something-completely-different

If you like boats like the Moth when it was still being developed by mad
boat nerds, here's where they still hang out:

https://www.ayrs.org/


On 11/5/2020 10:40 AM, Jove wrote:
> Interesting, I've had a stong interest in foils since my teens, but I've
> never gotten on one.
> looks like they use a sensing wand that drags the water surface and
> controls the pitch so they don't dive or come out of the water.
> I also read that they can't get up on the foil unless they roll to
> windward and used the lift of the wing/sail to help pop them up.
>
>    https://moth.asn.au/ <https://moth.asn.au/>
>
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Re: Battery pack replacement at 4 Years boating

Myles Twete
 

Yeah Cal, be careful with battery maintainers.

I bought two GEN4 “Genius” multi-battery charger/maintainer blocks---one with 4 outputs, one with 3 outputs.  I hooked them up 4 years ago to 14 golf-cart 6v batteries on my 1920 Milburn after driving the Milburn to a new storage facility.  They’re good for 10amps output, so I was pretty excited about using these as both charger and maintainer.  Well, that was November.  I didn’t make a trip to the storage facility to check on these and then by late January I was having coronary bypass surgery, so I didn’t get around to checking on the old car until April or so.  Well, I got there to find the car not plugged in, which upset me a bit, but when I found the car wouldn’t really budge under its own power, I later realized that all the cells were very dried out.  I literally added about 8 gallons of distilled water to the cells in the car that day.  So  I think they were pretty dang dry.

Anyway, I have since spent a lot of time at times getting these batteries back up to snuff (now 9 years old) and a year ago easily drove the car 16 miles to Fairview a couple times where I worked at the time.  With CV19 and a funky 2020, I haven’t gotten the car out much or paid much attention to it (again)---at least this time it is in my driveway under cover, so…anyway, I found that even without charging the batteries in months, the cells were quite dried out.  I added about 3gallons of water just to get the levels up a ways above the tops of the plates.  And I’ve been blasting the batteries with some good charge to wake them back up (desulfating), which I’m pretty confident will bring them up pretty well for 9-yr old lead-acid.  Last year after doing this, I checked the electrolytes and found them disappointing until I really hit the batteries with some serious current (50amps charging).  After, every cell was reading in the GOOD range.  So I’m going thru that again---I know the drill…

 

This will likely be the last I will be using lead-acid.  My boat pack is all lithium as is of course my 2011 THINK (same batteries).  And I’m likely to be replacing the Milburn pack with the same lithium batteries in the coming weeks/months.  It’s funny though---these lithium batteries are actually slightly older (2010) than the lead-acid batteries in the Milburn now.  Still, except for the 1-in-50 or so cell pairs that are leaky, droopy or otherwise drift low before the others, the minimal maintenance requirements for the lithium pack really make it a big plus.  I can literally go months without checking my pack on my boat and I know that it is ready to go when I get out there next…that was never the case before.

 

Surplus lithium car batteries/modules of many stripes are out there.  I considered buying an entire THINK pack recently (at ½ the price I paid for one a few years ago), but just don’t have the room to dissect it---and I only need 4 of 8 of the pack’s modules for my Milburn…and I know where I can get these locally, so not much incentive.

 

Anyway, with your stressed batteries, Cal, add water to them if you can (hard to do with AGM) then give them some good hard charging currents, but watch them (and smell them) to make sure they aren’t overheating and emitting hydrogen sulfide.

 

And if anyone is looking for up to 14 golf cart batteries that have low # of cycles but 9years old, let me know---I can give you a sweet deal.

 

-Myles

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Electri-Cal
Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:56 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] Battery pack replacement at 4 Years boating

 

Just as a note on battery life.  The oldest pack of 2 bi-Mart # 27 deep cycles would have hit 4 years in December this year.   Those came from my cabin cruiser to Surprise -- so I'm going by the sale stickers on the case.  That's fine as I probably powered up too fast a lot over the years.  What I would say is that I got good service from them with no problems, at a price of under $100 bucks each.   Planning on doing the next oldest pair soon, then I'll be ready for the coming season with max. cruise range.   That's a reasonable cost for electric boating, with zero other problems.

The why now ?? Question.  I had a malfunction on my trickle charger, it shorted out somehow, and just maintained a full on trickle for about a week, 24-- 7 on .  Overloaded the cells to death, than sat there with warm batteries way too long,  First time for that, but it was on my 4 battery pack so all need replaced before any major use.  For now i'll use the old 2 battery and 2 packs system, like over several years.  Sending back the 24v.  battery minder for service, find out what went wrong.

Just a note for battery cost ideas, be seeing you ---- Cal


Re: Battery pack replacement at 4 Years boating

David Luckhardt
 

Thanks for all the excellent data on electric power, Cal!  Sorry to hear about your charging malfunction -- that's gotta be one expensive experience!

Somewhat inspired by Master Kohnen's lady's Sprinter RV at Paulina years ago, we've managed to pick up a high-mileage 2011 short wheelbase Sportsmobile Sprinter Class B and have already used it to tow Goblin up to Humboldt plus a primitive camping trip up Hwy 4 near the crest of the Sierras.

It is all-electric, which was well ahead of the current all-electric trend in small RVs, but means that the original battery bank of two Interstate 62 Ah batteries plus the starter battery isn't enough to heat up the small 6 gallon electric water heater.  The house batteries are ancient and need replacement, so once that's done we'll have more juice and might be able to take a shower without having to run the diesel for 20 minutes.

 

We don't have Bi-Mart down here, but do you have any other recommendations for 100 Ah AGM house batteries for a small RV?  The starter battery under the driver's feet provides all the cranking power we need, so these can be used for running the fridge, water heater, and interior LED lights.  We're using a propane stove and Mr. Heater Buddy for now, as the vehicle has no heat of any kind other than what the dash in the cab provides. The two old house batteries are 62 Ah but I'm hoping the system can handle upgrading to two 100-115 Ah deep cycle AGMs without problems.

 

I'd LOVE to move to the sexy new LiFeP04 batteries, but the complexities of the alternator charging and solar input are putting me off -- as well as the cost of changing out the solar controller, possibly the inverter controller, possibly the alternator charging system or adding another controller to avoid over-charging the LiFeP04 house batteries, etc etc etc.

 

Cheers!


Canoe is SOLD!

Andrew Linn
 

Whoohoo! This really is the second best day of a boater's life!


Re: Fishermen's Friends

 

Mary and me watched it the other night. A good, fun movie. I'm glad I didn't know the history of the group, so I could enjoy this fictional account. I hate it when I'm distracted from an entertaining movie because I know what _really_ happened. ;o) It was a pleasant surprise to see that Fisherman's Friends homeport is Portwenn! <g>

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648186/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408381/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

I looked up Fisherman's Friends in Spotify, but was disappointed when I found that They only have a couple of their recordings. One of their first, a Goodun with all acapella, and one from 2018 with a bunch of instruments behind them, which I thought was gilding the lily. They _don't_ have the album that made them famous. <sigh> They're real Good singing group, and I'll add some of their songs to my Sea Song playlist soon:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y594wx5y

or

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3eaCkBPUgny3KvhVQC3YJh?si=NDID4fHjTIWPZ5KEWqCkGA

On 11/8/2020 2:09 PM, Andrew wrote:
Dirt suggested Fisherman's Friend on Netflix. Yup, a good 'un.
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