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Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

David Graybeal
 

I am so very ready. And so very cautious. I thought I was fairly well insulated, but the fellow I share a shop with committed an indiscretion and got infected. By the time it showed up, and he got tested, and he got the results back... his 'infectious period' was over. And I'd had contact with him the whole time. Distanced contact, but some. Being older... I sure don't want to get it. And having grandchildren, I double-danged-sure don't want to be responsible for bringing it home to them. It's a real balancing act.

 

Good luck, everyone and stay safe.


Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

elaineginader
 

I hear you there Cal, if the show is for real this year I may put my boat in it. I've been working on my boats also. It's the only time I get out on the water even though I'm tied up to a dock.


On Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 9:19 AM Electri-Cal <calboats@...> wrote:
Would be great to do the Toledo show again.  I would like to be in the water this time, but so much depends on scheduling, and health, that it's hard to predict that far out.  Just got my covid card, so all is well there.  Working on Surprise and using her is high on my list too.  Been out 3 times so far and weather was superb at Dexter lake, might get to the coast  lakes yet.  Battery understanding has helped a lot, good news for the last few runs as my sitting quietly, and "potttie time" runs out just about covers the time to switch to the other pack and head for the dock. 

 I need to finish up newer additions for better weather comfort, and the underwater camera installation.  Mixed rewards there, sorta like you have to do the whole thing, before you see the full real benefit.   

Gotta do a few things, so long Coots,   Cal


Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Electri-Cal
 

Would be great to do the Toledo show again.  I would like to be in the water this time, but so much depends on scheduling, and health, that it's hard to predict that far out.  Just got my covid card, so all is well there.  Working on Surprise and using her is high on my list too.  Been out 3 times so far and weather was superb at Dexter lake, might get to the coast  lakes yet.  Battery understanding has helped a lot, good news for the last few runs as my sitting quietly, and "potttie time" runs out just about covers the time to switch to the other pack and head for the dock. 

 I need to finish up newer additions for better weather comfort, and the underwater camera installation.  Mixed rewards there, sorta like you have to do the whole thing, before you see the full real benefit.   

Gotta do a few things, so long Coots,   Cal


Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Hank
 

I would sure hope by August everyone would have the vaccination so that great show can be held.  All you coots doing your part in getting the vaccine?

Just started mine last Monday!  It was fast and easy.

Hank

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:06 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I attended the planning meeting this morning. Everybody's hoping that we
can have a boat show with all the trimmings this year, but nobody's
crystal balls are good enough to show how the Pandemic will be doing in
August. A date was set for a decision on whether to have a relatively
full-blown show -- the June 9th planning meeting.

But _something_ will happen the third weekend in August. In the next few
months we'll discuss various degrees of activity that we could do if we
can't have a "real" Boat Show. Bud suggested that a weekend gathering of
the Coots and other exhibitors, down on the docks with our boats, would
be a good way to keep the enthusiasm and momentum going. A
little-publicized messabout, with a fire and maybe a barbecue, camping,
and of course a boat trip, or trips, somewhere. I think that's a Great
Idea. :o)

If you've got any ideas for some degree of "boat show" between a mere
messabout and the whole shebang throw it out here and we can kick it
around. I can pass on any good ideas at the next meeting on the second
Wednesday in April.

But I hope we can have a "real" show. I'll keep you updated on what's
happening.

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What's Left of the Worldwide Classic Boat Show

 

The boats are gone, but the pages for clubs, businesses, and other organizations remain, and the video presentations. If you don't already have a ticket, you can get a free pass:

https://classicboatshow.com/

I enjoyed all the video presentations and I'm glad they'll be around for everybody to watch at their leisure.

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Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

 

"Classic" is often used to describe a show for interesting boats. Like the recent Worldwide Classic Boat Show. I noticed some "classic" fiberglass boats in the show, so I submitted Tuffy, and they let her in. The I was browsing through the boats and came across an old 13' Boston Whaler! I suppose it is a "classic" on the sense that Boston Whaler made a big splash when their iconic outboard boats came out, and this one had been lovingly restored. I suppose going "classic" could be a slippery slope... <g>

A couple of memorable events in my youth occurred in a little bit bigger Boston Whaler. A 16-footer, IIRC. The first time I saw killer whales, and the time we ran out of gas and got caught in a tidal whirlpool.

On 3/10/2021 3:36 PM, Claire wrote:
Maybe as part of an effort to build attendance and support, just call it "Beautiful Boats" or "Great Boats" or if there is a size limit "Great Small Boats" and leave the wooden designation for another year?
hope something happens...
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Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

 

That came up in the meeting. Not to increase participation, but because somebody mentioned putting the Yaquina Queen on the poster, if there is a show that deserves a poster. The trouble is that the YQ is fiberglass! <g> She's an about 24' German lifeboat that the Retired Old Geezers have been revamping as a gentleman's motor launch (I think they missed a great opportunity by not going electric), with bench seats around the cockpit and a fabric top with fringe around the edges. Bud said the show has never _really_ been just wooden boats anyway. We've had fiberglass steamboats, a steel submarine, a steel MLB, kayak rolling demos with plastic kayaks... Before I bought Tuffy, I talked Bud into letting her be an honorary wooden boat if George wanted to take her to the show. So _maybe_, just to justify putting a plastic boat on the poster, the show will officially become an event for interesting boats of any material. ;o)

On 3/10/2021 3:01 PM, Rich G wrote:
Boat show or wooden boat show? A regular boat show would have the potential to encourage more participation.
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Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Claire Acord
 

Maybe as part of an effort to build attendance and support, just call it "Beautiful Boats" or "Great Boats" or if there is a size limit "Great Small Boats" and leave the wooden designation for another year?
hope something happens...
cheers
Claire


Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Richard Green
 

Boat show or wooden boat show? A regular boat show would have the potential to encourage more participation.

Rich

On Mar 10, 2021, at 12:06 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

I attended the planning meeting this morning. Everybody's hoping that we can have a boat show with all the trimmings this year, but nobody's crystal balls are good enough to show how the Pandemic will be doing in August. A date was set for a decision on whether to have a relatively full-blown show -- the June 9th planning meeting.

But _something_ will happen the third weekend in August. In the next few months we'll discuss various degrees of activity that we could do if we can't have a "real" Boat Show. Bud suggested that a weekend gathering of the Coots and other exhibitors, down on the docks with our boats, would be a good way to keep the enthusiasm and momentum going. A little-publicized messabout, with a fire and maybe a barbecue, camping, and of course a boat trip, or trips, somewhere. I think that's a Great Idea. :o)

If you've got any ideas for some degree of "boat show" between a mere messabout and the whole shebang throw it out here and we can kick it around. I can pass on any good ideas at the next meeting on the second Wednesday in April.

But I hope we can have a "real" show. I'll keep you updated on what's happening.

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Toledo Wooden Boat Show

 

I attended the planning meeting this morning. Everybody's hoping that we can have a boat show with all the trimmings this year, but nobody's crystal balls are good enough to show how the Pandemic will be doing in August. A date was set for a decision on whether to have a relatively full-blown show -- the June 9th planning meeting.

But _something_ will happen the third weekend in August. In the next few months we'll discuss various degrees of activity that we could do if we can't have a "real" Boat Show. Bud suggested that a weekend gathering of the Coots and other exhibitors, down on the docks with our boats, would be a good way to keep the enthusiasm and momentum going. A little-publicized messabout, with a fire and maybe a barbecue, camping, and of course a boat trip, or trips, somewhere. I think that's a Great Idea. :o)

If you've got any ideas for some degree of "boat show" between a mere messabout and the whole shebang throw it out here and we can kick it around. I can pass on any good ideas at the next meeting on the second Wednesday in April.

But I hope we can have a "real" show. I'll keep you updated on what's happening.

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Re: Nifty Boarding Ladder!

 

Answered my own question... I guess I've spent too much time ignoring those big, ugly gin palaces while "progress" marches on. <g> Disappearing boarding ladders are quite common, if the page below is any indication, and you can even get "automatic" and powered versions:

https://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/retractable-ladder-19083.html

On 3/8/2021 11:58 AM, I wrote:
...
http://www.northquaymarine.co.uk/New_Builds.html
Or is it a bolt-in, ready-to-go product from somebody? Pretty nifty, but it does require room inside the boat.
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Re: Nifty Boarding Ladder!

 

Unless it's a closely held trade secret, maybe the builder of that boat would share how they do that:

http://www.northquaymarine.co.uk/New_Builds.html

Or is it a bolt-in, ready-to-go product from somebody? Pretty nifty, but it does require room inside the boat.

On 3/8/2021 10:36 AM, Jove wrote:
My windrose needs a boarding ladder.
It has dangerously high freeboard for a small boat.
I built a nice wooden ladder, but need to work out where and how to mount it.
https://youtu.be/laMOfEGU46I <https://youtu.be/laMOfEGU46I>
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Re: Nifty Boarding Ladder!

Bob Miller
 

If you're short of space and have a flat transom, this may be a good choice. Detaches easily and quickly. stows in a relatively small space. Comes in a 4-step model also.


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On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 2:14 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
At the end of this video the guy demonstrates a real nifty boarding
ladder setup. I wonder of a Coot could cobble something like this
together...

https://youtu.be/laMOfEGU46I

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Re: Nifty Boarding Ladder!

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

My windrose needs a boarding ladder.
It has dangerously high freeboard for a small boat.
I built a nice wooden ladder, but need to work out where and how to mount it.
Thanks.
-Jove

On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 2:14 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
At the end of this video the guy demonstrates a real nifty boarding
ladder setup. I wonder of a Coot could cobble something like this
together...

https://youtu.be/laMOfEGU46I

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Re: Silly Organization

 

If you relate to what you see on the Web page of the Dull Men's Club, you just _might be_ a "Dull Man" who'd fit into their club. Even if you happen to be a woman. <g> "We're giving a good name to a four-letter word -- dull."

On 3/7/2021 3:17 PM, Earl wrote:
Huh?...I don’t understand( must be dull ). Explain what you are asking🌝🧙‍♂️⚓️.
Earl
Are you a dull man (you don't even need to be a man)? There may be some overlap with Ol' Coots:

https://www.dullmensclub.com/
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Re: Silly Organization

cherrill boissonou
 

Huh?...I don’t understand( must be dull ). Explain what you are asking🌝🧙‍♂️⚓️.
Earl

On Mar 7, 2021, at 2:26 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Are you a dull man (you don't even need to be a man)? There may be some overlap with Ol' Coots:

https://www.dullmensclub.com/

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Silly Organization

 

Are you a dull man (you don't even need to be a man)? There may be some overlap with Ol' Coots:

https://www.dullmensclub.com/

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Nifty Boarding Ladder!

 

At the end of this video the guy demonstrates a real nifty boarding ladder setup. I wonder of a Coot could cobble something like this together...

https://youtu.be/laMOfEGU46I

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Re: Book

elaineginader
 

Thank you Gerald I ordered mine. By the time I receive it I'll be done with the good read I have.

Elaine

On Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 2:40 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Thanks, Gerard. I just ordered a copy got myself. I've never read Ann
Davidson's account, or Hannes Lindemann's (though I know about his crazy
voyage), and it's been many decades since I read and thoroughly enjoyed)
David Lewis's.

The book on ABE:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/saws98h8

Lewis:

https://drumler.com/famous-vertues/v19-cardinal-vertue/

Linemann:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ftajnw

On 3/6/2021 1:32 PM, Gerard M wrote:
> It appears the whole un-abridged text is available in
>
> Great voyages in small boats: Solo transatlantic Hardcover –
> published January 1, 1982
> by Ann Davison (Author), David Lewis (Author), Hannes Lindemann (Author)
>
> Publisher : J. de Graff (January 1, 1982)
> Language : English
> Hardcover : 612 pages
> ISBN-10 : 0828600856
> ISBN-13 : 978-0828600859
> Item Weight : 2.45 pounds
> ...

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Re: Book

 

Thanks, Gerard. I just ordered a copy got myself. I've never read Ann Davidson's account, or Hannes Lindemann's (though I know about his crazy voyage), and it's been many decades since I read and thoroughly enjoyed) David Lewis's.

The book on ABE:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/saws98h8

Lewis:

https://drumler.com/famous-vertues/v19-cardinal-vertue/

Linemann:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ftajnw

On 3/6/2021 1:32 PM, Gerard M wrote:
It appears the whole un-abridged text is available in
Great voyages in small boats: Solo transatlantic Hardcover –
published January 1, 1982
by Ann Davison (Author), David Lewis (Author), Hannes Lindemann (Author)
Publisher : J. de Graff (January 1, 1982)
Language : English
Hardcover : 612 pages
ISBN-10 : 0828600856
ISBN-13 : 978-0828600859
Item Weight : 2.45 pounds
...
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