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Re: Sam McKinney's boat "Gander"

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi Ken,

Here ya go.....

I expect to see it at the next Coots sanctioned messabout. :-)
Mark


Re: Sam McKinney's boat "Gander"

Ken Preston
 

Rats, wouldn't you know, I've bought Reach of Tide and Sailing w/Vancouver.  I think our library has Sailing Uphill. . .I know I read it somewhere a couple of years back.  Thank You!


Re: Sam McKinney's boat "Gander"

Myles Twete
 

There’s at least one image of it in Sam’s final book “Sailing Uphill”.

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Preston
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:55 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] Sam McKinney's boat "Gander"

 

I'm reading "Reach of Tide" and keep seeing references to the Gander. Sixteen feet, 8hp Outboard, draws 6", has cabin, with bunk and stove??!! That sounds like something I might like! Does anybody have photos?
Thanks, Ken


Sam McKinney's boat "Gander"

Ken Preston
 

I'm reading "Reach of Tide" and keep seeing references to the Gander. Sixteen feet, 8hp Outboard, draws 6", has cabin, with bunk and stove??!! That sounds like something I might like! Does anybody have photos?
Thanks, Ken


Latest Coot Contact List

 

I just emailed the latest, and last of 2020, Coot Contact List. If you think you should be on the list, but didn't get it, let me know.

The Coots' Contact List is a private list of phone numbers, email and snailmail addresses. It's only distributed to the Coots in the list. If you'd like to be added to the list, send me your contact information in a private email. If you've only got one phone number, let me know if it's a cell phone. If you're a ham I can add your callsign.

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Anybody Got a Spare Pelican?

 

Saw this on the Pocket Yachters' group:

"Greetings in COVID December 2020

"Having built a half dozen small craft in the past I’m interested in a San Francisco Bay Pelican. Rather than build one from plans I would like to find one that is sitting lonely in someone’s yard. These boats seem to have lost favor and I know there are a bunch of them in the N. W. I’m thinking there are folks that would like to see their Pelican go away. I would much rather rebuild a tired Pelican than add another one to the inventory that is in this area.
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https://groups.io/g/ptpocketyachters

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Re: Jim's Duckboat ("cartop canoe")

 

Can you tell us where you found the Pintail article, Lee?

On 12/27/2020 3:31 PM, Lee B wrote:
As you were John. Found the magazine article online. Thanks for the the designer & boat names,
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Re: Jim's Duckboat ("cartop canoe")

imua20
 

As you were John. Found the magazine article online. Thanks for the the designer & boat names,

Lee




On Saturday, December 26, 2020, 1:46 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

I got a request from someone with a very, very strange return address,
who'd seen the Coot Calendar, for info on Jim C's "cartop canoe". I'm
afraid to reply to them directly, so here's the info:

Martha is a 10' x 40" Pintail duckboat, designed by William D. Jackson
for Popular Mechanics, or one of its sister magazines. I have a copy of
the plans, but wouldn't feel right posting them in public. It looks like
it'd be OK to give them to someone privately.

Martha has been a Good Boat for Jim to use in quiet waters:


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Jim's Duckboat ("cartop canoe")

 

I got a request from someone with a very, very strange return address, who'd seen the Coot Calendar, for info on Jim C's "cartop canoe". I'm afraid to reply to them directly, so here's the info:

Martha is a 10' x 40" Pintail duckboat, designed by William D. Jackson for Popular Mechanics, or one of its sister magazines. I have a copy of the plans, but wouldn't feel right posting them in public. It looks like it'd be OK to give them to someone privately.

Martha has been a Good Boat for Jim to use in quiet waters:

https://flic.kr/p/251YLZx

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Re: Coots calendar

elaineginader
 

Got mine great pictures John.


On Fri, Dec 25, 2020, 4:04 PM Josh <roseandthistlecustom@...> wrote:
Got mine too, very nice. Thanks John


Re: Coots calendar

Josh
 

Got mine too, very nice. Thanks John


Re: 2021 Events (was: Merry Christmas everybody!)

elaineginader
 

I would really like to help bring Depoe Bay boat show back. It's one of my favorite shows. I can't bring Belle Starr but I have others to show.

Elaine

On Fri, Dec 25, 2020, 12:40 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
We were starting to build momentum again after the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat
Show faded away due to neglect some years ago. Now two years without a
show due to the Dread Virus! <sigh> We're really gonna have to work to
get the Show rolling again, when we get a chance! Where's Jack Brown
when you need him! ;o) It'll take a whole gang of Coots to come close to
doing what Jack and Maggie did.

I haven't heard back from Chamber of Commerce, but I can't imagine
there's any way to have a Crab Feed as soon as April. :o( Of course I'll
keep you posted.

I didn't see the ad, yet. The article about Dr. Petra from the online
mag is in the print issue:

https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/bo-jest/

Did I ever tell you about when Lazy Jack was in an ad for the PT Wooden
Boat Festival in Wooden Boat? :o)

On 12/24/2020 12:39 PM, Pete L wrote:
 > Thanks, John, appreciate the update - sorry to hear Depoe Bay is
going by the Boards. But, the Coots are a lively group, and I look
forward to seeing the boathouse and meeting the denizens in 2021!
 >
 > Did you notice Earl's tug was featured in the latest issue of
WoodenBoat magazine (Jan/Feb '21) , in an ad for the Small Boats magazine?

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Re: Merry Christmas everybody!

 

That was indeed a memorable Depoe Bay Show. :o) Ever since, no matter how much it rains and blows during the Show we can say, "at least it's not snowing". <g> After the snowstorm we had a beautiful day:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsiVrwwBu

Good times. :o) When we get a chance, we're gonna have to work hard to get the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show going again. I'll be recruiting a bunch of you to do most of the work.

On 12/24/2020 12:43 PM, Hal C wrote:
Jamie, I'll never forget the time that it snowed at Depot Bay during the boat show in April.  It was actually beautiful that morning and the icing on the cake was you piping those Christmas Carols down on the docks. I hope this season find you in fine fettle and you and yours are staying safe.  And of course that goes for all the Coots. Here's wishing all of you a fine season and a rewarding new year.
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Winter is icumen in,/Lhude sing Goddamm,/Raineth drop and staineth slop,/And how the wind doth ramm!/Sing: Goddam. (Ezra Pound)

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Re: 2021 Events (was: Merry Christmas everybody!)

 

We were starting to build momentum again after the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show faded away due to neglect some years ago. Now two years without a show due to the Dread Virus! <sigh> We're really gonna have to work to get the Show rolling again, when we get a chance! Where's Jack Brown when you need him! ;o) It'll take a whole gang of Coots to come close to doing what Jack and Maggie did.

I haven't heard back from Chamber of Commerce, but I can't imagine there's any way to have a Crab Feed as soon as April. :o( Of course I'll keep you posted.

I didn't see the ad, yet. The article about Dr. Petra from the online mag is in the print issue:

https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/bo-jest/

Did I ever tell you about when Lazy Jack was in an ad for the PT Wooden Boat Festival in Wooden Boat? :o)

On 12/24/2020 12:39 PM, Pete L wrote:
Thanks, John, appreciate the update - sorry to hear Depoe Bay is
going by the Boards. But, the Coots are a lively group, and I look forward to seeing the boathouse and meeting the denizens in 2021!

Did you notice Earl's tug was featured in the latest issue of
WoodenBoat magazine (Jan/Feb '21) , in an ad for the Small Boats magazine?

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One cat just leads to another. (Ernest Hemingway)


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Re: Earl Builds a Chair

 

I've added a couple of photos of a sawn plywood mockup of Earl's chair, so you can get an idea of what it'll look like.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmT6VyDV

We've had a few lunches in Earl's shop, north of Corn Valley, even during a less scary period of the pandemic. But this is a scary period, and too cold to open the doors. <g>

On 12/24/2020 10:38 AM, elaine wrote:
That's a really cool place. Maybe we should do a Coot gathering there sometime  John.
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Re: Merry Christmas everybody!

David Graybeal
 

Indeed... I am COUNTING on 2021 being a bit more sane. If I don't get some boating in... I don't know what's gonna happen to me. I don't WANNA be as crazy as Andyrew!!!! <G>


Re: Now you know someone who has survived COVID-19. Me.

Teresa Pittman
 

I have a lot of experience with prednisone and albuterol. It's what they gave me for bird fanciers. Second pulmonologist had me on prednisone six months. It shuts down your adrenal glands. I had a list of warning signs for the tapering off period. I'm permanently on a different inhaled steroid.

There are at least two double blind studies showing that vitamin D works as a preventative and can lessen symptoms. 2-4000 IU is considered safe. Zinc is recommended too. Oximeters to test your O2 levels are cheap.

Just dropped by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! And great calendar, Jon, as always

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

On Dec 17, 2020, at 5:30 PM, Andrew Linn <alinn@andrewlinn.com> wrote:

Well THAT was interesting.

On Friday, Dec 4, I had a dry cough. Nothing special, just an occasional "huff." Saturday, Dec. 5, I had a runny nose that irritated my throat and eventually lead to a headache. I had Sunday off, but I was feeling miserable, so I decided to get checked for COVID.

Maybe 20-30 minutes waiting in my car at Urgent Care, was told I'd get my results in 4-7 days. In the meantime: Self-quarantine, plenty of fluids, rest, etc. I called my boss, she told me to stay home.

I was feeling awful. Body aches, fever, chills, and if I breathed too fast or too deeply, I'd cough. On Wednesday, I called the doc and asked for something to help me feel better. They said they'd call back.

They did, and said I had COVID. No meds or recommendations, just "Surprise! Make sure you come in if you get worse. Try not to die."

I was sleeping OK but would wake up feeling bad. I was alternating ibuprofin and Tylenol every 3 hours, boiling myself in the shower when I got the chills, drinking gallons of juice and eating pounds of fruit. Nothing was so bad I considered trying to get hospitalized, but nothing was getting better, either.

On the 14th, I'd had enough. I went back to Urgent Care. 10 days had passed and I still felt like garbage. I was coughing more and enjoying it less. I told the doc I wanted an inhaler and a steroid to help with the inflammation.

Albuterol and prednizone, baby! How do they not give us prednizone every day, just for the fun of it? "Good morning, Citizen. Here's your "Feel Better" pill for the day."

The corner has been turned. I still cough, but not as much. I expect to be symptom free by Saturday.

This shit's no joke, people. Protect yourself and those around you.





Re: Merry Christmas everybody!

pelicancolvin
 

Jamie, I'll never forget the time that it snowed at Depot Bay during the boat show in April.  It was actually beautiful that morning and the icing on the cake was you piping those Christmas Carols down on the docks. I hope this season find you in fine fettle and you and yours are staying safe.  And of course that goes for all the Coots. Here's wishing all of you a fine season and a rewarding new year.


On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 9:58 AM, John Kohnen
<jkohnen@...> wrote:
Merry Christmas and a great 2021 to you too, Jamie! Next year has
_gotta_ be a better one than we've just been through. <whew> I hope
we'll be able to cross the border sometime next year so we can see each
other again. And a merry Christmas, or whatever midwinter holiday you
celebrate, to the rest of the Coots, and best wishes for the coming year.

I'm looking forward to a full Mudhole next year. We're gonna have a dam
closing party at Richardson Park in February, where we'll make
sacrifices and dance naked (in spirit anyway <g>) on the docks to
convince the rain gods to give us a wet spring. We didn't have a party
last year and look what happened... <g>

On 12/23/2020 1:50 PM, Jamie wrote:
> It's been a few years since I attended any Coot events, but maybe once
> life gets back to normal I'll see you again.  Meanwhile, all the best to
> you and yours, have a merry Christmas and a great 2021.
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Re: 2021 Events (was: Merry Christmas everybody!)

Pete Leenhouts
 

Thanks, John, appreciate the update - sorry to hear Depoe Bay is going by the Boards. But, the Coots are a lively group, and I look forward to seeing the boathouse and meeting the denizens in 2021! 

Did you notice Earl's tug was featured in the latest issue of WoodenBoat magazine (Jan/Feb '21) , in an ad for the Small Boats magazine?  

WR/Pete


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From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 10:07 am
Subject: [oregoncoots] 2021 Events (was: Merry Christmas everybody!)

Merry Xmas, Pete!

Alas, it looks like there's not gonna be Depoe Bay show next year.
<sigh> The Port of Toledo is gonna try real hard to put on the Boat Show
in August. We oughta be able to do something there by then, even if we
still have to take precautions against the Dread Virus. I'll keep you
posted on what's happening.

We should be able to hold our outdoor messabouts, with precautions, as
long as the Governor doesn't tell us not to. Keep an eye out here for
info on upcoming events, and check the online schedule (still a work in
progress):

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

On 12/23/2020 2:54 PM, Pete L wrote:
> Seasons greetings from one of the Olympic Peninsula WA members! 2021
> might be the year I get to come south to the Depoe Bay show and some of
> the Coot events - the calendar John puts out reminds me on a daily basis
> of what I'm missing!


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Coots calendar

Case Turner
 

Received my 2021 Coot calendar the other day and opened it up today. It’s already looking like a better year 🤣

As usual looks great John. Thanks for putting this together every year.

Happy Holidays!

Case

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