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Re: Free Tickets to Worldwide Classic Boat Show

 

Any more takers? I've still got some tickets left.

https://classicboatshow.com/

On 2/27/2021 7:21 PM, I wrote:
They gave me a bunch of free tickets to the virtual Worldwide Classic Boat Show, which now runs until next Sunday. If you'd like one, let me know and I'll send you a ticket.
I've been thoroughly enjoying the show. There are lots and lots of interesting boats on "display", and the video presentations are very entertaining. I especially enjoyed the ones by sailor and author Tom Cunliffe and dinghy cruiser Roger Barnes.
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Re: Beat me to It - Eh John !

 

Tuesdays are our Pizza Day, so I can't be out with the boys in the afternoon unless I want Mary to get mad at me. <g>

On 3/1/2021 6:01 PM, Electri-Cal wrote:
Come on by, always room for ya !!
Summer's comin' up, red balloons, popcorn in the park, hold the watery spray for later !! ---  Cal
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Making oars

dan mulholland
 

Here is a list of required steps concerning the Gaco oar building project.

  1. Cut slot in skinny end of oar shaft; test fit blades.   Oddly, blades marked with a "P" and "S".  Performed many hours of research, wondering if making the middle oar, the "O", is required.
  2. Resolved this burning question, mixed up the epoxy, with wood powder and silica, glued in blades.
  3. Consulted with "ultimate owner" on his wife's knowledge of port and starboard.  Apparently, we need to start with markings to identify "upright" position of boat.
  4. Checking on glue setup, noticed that one of the blades was glued in backwards. Colorful language used to address feelings of ineptitude.
  5. Informed "ultimate owner" that the boat was now designed to be an allegory for life, in that it was optimized for going in circles.
  6. Using handheld coping saw blade, sawed out the backwards blade, without damaging oar or blade.   Installed blade on proper side.
  7. Moved on to the fiberglass wrap of the blade, where the oar fits the socket.  Determined that oar rotated in socket; proceeded with glass and epoxy.
  8. Had problems with mix, it appears, on second coat; it did not completely, or adequately harden.
  9. Tested fit with socket; the additional thickness of the fiberglass interfered with rotation of oars.
  10. Removed fiberglass with heat gun assistance.  Got out the planes, sandpaper again, and made the corners less acute, remove thickness on the "passive" side of the oar shaft- the top and bottom.  Generated more shavings for blueberries.
  11. Acquired small mixing cups from auto paint store; verified accuracy of shown ratios.   $2.16 for 6 cups. 
  12. Glassed a second time.  Cloth cut a little too wide, not determined until epoxy mixed and application initiated.  Trimmed cloth and proceeded.  Epoxy went off before completing second oar; managed to work the "taffy "-sticky stuff- into the cloth.
  13. Sanded off excess and other warts from prior day fun- tis OK.  Hardened properly.  A little time in the sunshine helped.
  14. Rolled on second coat, a few bubbles, acceptable.  It is helpful, sometimes, to lower expectations on quality as exasperation sets in.
  15. Today, will attempt final coat, will tip with foam brush to get any bubbles out.
Dan


Re: Spring

Richard Green
 

That’s a frog helping you with the snow depth!

On Mar 2, 2021, at 9:09 AM, Dan <danashore@conceptcable.com> wrote:

Enough savoring of bad moods...we can hear the call of the snow frog
hereabouts..."neee deeeppp... can't be long, now. Dan.





Tuesday at the lake -- UPDATE

Electri-Cal
 

 WENT Past TJ'S this morning, and Opens at 10 am now.  Sounds like a modified plan, from here.  UPDATE --  Charlie and I will have breakfast at TJ's, and be at Dexter after that so, will get an earlier start.  A bit short on this update, but did not know how it would all work out.  Best deal is to grab your boat, or at least a snack and see us on the lake.


See you at tj's or at the lake, we'll keep an eye peeled for any others who want to get on the water.  Byeee,   Cal


Re: Spring

Dan
 

Enough savoring of bad moods...we can hear the call of the snow frog
hereabouts..."neee deeeppp... can't be long, now. Dan.


Beat me to It - Eh John !

Electri-Cal
 

Come on by, always room for ya !!     

Summer's comin' up, red balloons, popcorn in the park, hold the watery spray for later !! ---  Cal 


Sunshine is up !! Goin' for it Tuesday

Electri-Cal
 

Surprise and I, with Charlie Vader as crew, plan to have an early afternoon cruise at Dexter lake.  Anybody else who likes a bit of sun is welcome, boats or not.  I have one am errand, then TJ's in Creswell is a good bet for patio brunch, opens at 11 last I was there, good place for a senior menu snack. so that's the time the fun begins.  Lunch if you wish!!  Then off to Dexter for a couple hours of cruise time, back before cocktail hour so not a big deal, just some sun and a chat.  Sorry for the short notice, but the weather looks too good to miss, if it's like today.

Just in case other coots need a winter tan booster,   Cal  


Spring

 

Another springlike day today! There are white pelicans at Kirk Pond (the borrow pit below Fern Ridge dam). The urge to get the boats ready for the water is growing stronger. :o) Of course I shoulda done a lot of that last fall. <g>

And of course this is just a teaser and we're gonna have some more winter. <g> But we need the rain to fill the lake. Only about 8'4" to go:

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/frn.pdf

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I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. (Bill Watterson)

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Re: Free Tickets to Worldwide Classic Boat Show

elaineginader
 

I would love a ticket too John if one is still avaible.


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 7:21 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
They gave me a bunch of free tickets to the virtual Worldwide Classic
Boat Show, which now runs until next Sunday. If you'd like one, let me
know and I'll send you a ticket.

I've been thoroughly enjoying the show. There are lots and lots of
interesting boats on "display", and the video presentations are very
entertaining. I especially enjoyed the ones by sailor and author Tom
Cunliffe and dinghy cruiser Roger Barnes.

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After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known
quotations. (H. L. Mencken on Shakespeare)


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Re: Free Tickets to Worldwide Classic Boat Show

Stephen Miller
 

I would love a ticket John if one is available.  

Thanks!

Steve Miller

On Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 7:21 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
They gave me a bunch of free tickets to the virtual Worldwide Classic
Boat Show, which now runs until next Sunday. If you'd like one, let me
know and I'll send you a ticket.

I've been thoroughly enjoying the show. There are lots and lots of
interesting boats on "display", and the video presentations are very
entertaining. I especially enjoyed the ones by sailor and author Tom
Cunliffe and dinghy cruiser Roger Barnes.

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After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known
quotations. (H. L. Mencken on Shakespeare)


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Free Tickets to Worldwide Classic Boat Show

 

They gave me a bunch of free tickets to the virtual Worldwide Classic Boat Show, which now runs until next Sunday. If you'd like one, let me know and I'll send you a ticket.

I've been thoroughly enjoying the show. There are lots and lots of interesting boats on "display", and the video presentations are very entertaining. I especially enjoyed the ones by sailor and author Tom Cunliffe and dinghy cruiser Roger Barnes.

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After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations. (H. L. Mencken on Shakespeare)


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Re: Thank You from Bob Mitsch's wife.......

Andrew Linn
 

It was he least I could do for Bob. Please tell Janice it was delightful to meet her.

On 2/25/2021 5:50 PM, Richard(Dick) wrote:

Dear Boating Friends,

*Bob’s wife, Janice*, has asked me (she doesn’t do computers) to *Thank* all those who sent her Sympathy cards after Bob’s passing.
She appreciated the thoughtfulness of each of you and also to*Andrew* for getting her to the place to get the COVID Test; and thankfully turned out Negative.

I know he will be missed by his boating friends; he enjoyed all of you and all the times you got to spend together enjoying each others company and boating Messabouts..

She sincerely sends her Thanks all of you.
Best Regards to all!!

On behalf of:

Her sister-in-law Janice Mitsch:

Jan(Richard’s wife)


Thank You from Bob Mitsch's wife.......

Richard(Dick)
 

Dear Boating Friends,

 

Bob’s wife, Janice, has asked me (she doesn’t do computers) to Thank all those who sent her Sympathy cards after Bob’s passing.
She appreciated the thoughtfulness of each of you and also to Andrew for getting her to the place to get the COVID Test; and thankfully turned out Negative.

I know he will be missed by his boating friends; he enjoyed all of you and all the times you got to spend together enjoying each others company and boating Messabouts.. 

She sincerely sends her Thanks all of you.
Best Regards to all!!

 

On behalf of:

Her sister-in-law Janice Mitsch:

Jan(Richard’s wife)


Big Glen-L News

 

John and Gayle are retiring, and have sold Glen-L to Duckworks in Port Townsend. Josh and his crew will be taking control of Glen-L next Monday. John and Gayle will still be available for help, for a while, and the Glen-L builders' forum will keep going.

http://www.glen-l.com

https://duckworks.com/

Good luck, Josh! :o)

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Worldwide Classic Boat Show

 

I'm quite enjoying the Worldwide Classic Boat Show. The presentation by Tom Cunliffe on Saturday (replay viewable anytime) alone was worth the cost of a ticket! :o)

https://classicboatshow.com/

I hope they do it again next year.

https://classicboatshow.com/day-2-saturday-february-20th/

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Re: lots of reading material on shipbuilding

Pete Leenhouts
 

A wonderful list, John, thank you. The information on windmills was also quite a bit more than expected - I had never known any of it. I've perused thousands of pictures of sailing ships, and never once have I seen one pictured with a windmill on deck! 

WR/Pete
RIPTIDE


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From: John Kohnen <jkohnen@...>
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Feb 20, 2021 8:38 pm
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] lots of reading material on shipbuilding

If you know where to look, there are lots of interesting old (mostly
pre-1925 or so) books and magazines available online, though sometimes
the scans leave something to be desired. Here are a few places to look:

Hathi Trust has some issues of the magazines we look at during the
Multnomah Library trips, and lots of books:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008616733

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000599702

Plus, Forest & Stream; The Motor Boat; Power Boating; Yachting; Hunts
Yachting Magazine; Sail and Sweep...

Project Gutenburg is the grandaddy of book digitization efforts:

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Lots of stuff at the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/

My friend Craig O'Donnell has put some good boaty texts online (yes, he
looks just like this in person <g>):

http://thecheappages.com/

And here's what I've got listed in The Mother Of All Maritime Links:

http://www.boat-links.com/linklists/boatlink-08.html#ebooks

If you find anything else, let us know.

On 2/19/2021 4:49 PM, Pete L wrote:
> John, that was such a great find!
>
> One of the first books on the shipbuilding list was Cyril Ionides' "A
> Life Afloat", published in 1918. If anyone is looking for  a fantastic
> weekend read, that book would be at the top of my list.
>
> The Coots page on the Boatshow is great too - what a nice place to show
> off the group!
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Re: lots of reading material on shipbuilding

 

If you know where to look, there are lots of interesting old (mostly pre-1925 or so) books and magazines available online, though sometimes the scans leave something to be desired. Here are a few places to look:

Hathi Trust has some issues of the magazines we look at during the Multnomah Library trips, and lots of books:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008616733

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000599702

Plus, Forest & Stream; The Motor Boat; Power Boating; Yachting; Hunts Yachting Magazine; Sail and Sweep...

Project Gutenburg is the grandaddy of book digitization efforts:

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Lots of stuff at the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/

My friend Craig O'Donnell has put some good boaty texts online (yes, he looks just like this in person <g>):

http://thecheappages.com/

And here's what I've got listed in The Mother Of All Maritime Links:

http://www.boat-links.com/linklists/boatlink-08.html#ebooks

If you find anything else, let us know.

On 2/19/2021 4:49 PM, Pete L wrote:
John, that was such a great find!
One of the first books on the shipbuilding list was Cyril Ionides' "A Life Afloat", published in 1918. If anyone is looking for  a fantastic weekend read, that book would be at the top of my list.
The Coots page on the Boatshow is great too - what a nice place to show off the group!
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La Semaine du Golfe Morbihan

 

While looking through the Events section of the Worldwide Classic Boat Show I stumbled upon this video about the great festival held every other year in Brittany. What makes La Semaine du Golfe Morbihan special, other than it's size and the variety of watercraft that show up, is that it moves around to several ports on the gulf, so there's plenty of boating involved:

https://youtu.be/qNZ9DAs1S9U

https://www.semainedugolfe.com/

Lots of other interesting stuff at Worldwide Classic Boat Show. I hope They try it again next year, even if we emerge from the pandemic by then. It's a great idea. Could use some improvements, but this is Their first try...

https://classicboatshow.com/

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Re: Windmills used to pump bilges

 

A perusal of the Marhst-L archive came up with this:

Bill Bunting:

"Although the North Atlantic is one of the most hazardous of oceans the American-built ships that ended up in the Canadian/UK timber trade in the late 1800s were usually well into their dotage and under another flag, very often Norwegian and thus fitted with a windmill pump, per Norwegian law. I suspect that many had previously been under a German flag -- when American square-riggers had lost the blush of youth they were commonly sold at Hamburg into the trans-Atlantic barreled oil trade, which was a year-round trade. German captains were very proud of their "petroleum klippers“ and particularly liked the commodious cabins."

I wonder what the Norwegian law was about. Surely it wouldn't have required wind-powered pumps on all sailing ships, no matter their afe and condition. But one would probably have to be able to read Norwegian to find out. <g>

Jim Shuttleworth:

"The windmill is probably an Onker. A SCANDINAVIAN device to pump the
bilge. I have a painting of Dashing Wave with one, 1902, inbound off San Francisco by C. Volquards. I have seen photos of other vessels with them. There were many Scandinavian sailors on US West Coast."

A separate search of the Interweb found an article claiming that Dashing Wave's windmill was her skipper's (named Morehouse -- not very Scandihoovian) invention, but I'll bet he cribbed the idea from the Norwegians. <g>

http://cablecarguy.blogspot.com/2011/01/windmill-at-sea-january-27-2011.html

Another image of an ancient ship with a windmill pump:

https://www.windmillworld.com/world/newzealand/ships.htm

On 2/19/2021 6:36 AM, Pete L wrote:
now, here is an interesting sentence from the book "A Floating Home"...
"A barque, such as is often bought by a Norwegian trader in timber, and spends her remaining days being pumped out by a windmill on deck..."
Any local knowledge on using small windmills to pump bilge water?
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