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Re: Ken's AF4 Breve

Richard Green
 

Looks great! I envy the inside shop build and that’s a fact.

Rich

On Mar 15, 2021, at 2:06 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

Ken on Bainbridge Island is making good progress on his AF4B build. See attachments. Looks Good, Ken!

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Re: Full Steam Ahead at Toledo

David Graybeal
 

I love that you're working to keep the options open. And I'd love to see it happen. Safely. Just not sure about how safe things will seem at that point... so will be playing it by ear as the time gets closer. Thanks!

 

 


Ken's AF4 Breve

 

Ken on Bainbridge Island is making good progress on his AF4B build. See attachments. Looks Good, Ken!

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Re: Full Steam Ahead at Toledo

 

I hope not too much "star power". <g> The plan is for a get-together --
dare I say "messabout? <g> -- for the boat nuts: Coots, Retired Old Geezers, steamers and other past exhibitors; to keep the enthusiasm and momentum going. We don't want to attract crowds. But I expect only a few steam nuts will show up. Stephanie isn't gonna be advertising the event, just putting the word out by email. I'm talking about it out in the open here, but won't be putting anything in the Coot page on the Interweb or the "official" schedule.

If you're wondering why Bud isn't relaxing at his villa in France, he said the Covid is much worse there than in Lincoln County, and besides the Port is paying him as a consultant to help with the transfer of power.

On 3/15/2021 8:35 AM, Dan in Almostcanada wrote:
Now, there's STAR POWER ferya...
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Re: Full Steam Ahead at Toledo

Dan
 

Now, there's STAR POWER ferya...


Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Dan
 

Hi Bob.

Yeah, belt and suspenders. I have a couple small kickers that fit on a
bracket to port, and I'm putting a really big solar panel up on the
housetop to back up the couple gp 27's with a trolling motor that is mostly
there for maneuvering in close to the beach in my backing-in with bow hook.
But, that's all on Walkabout. i was trying to get a main up and running
for Miss Kathleen to put her in service, when I got "other
responsibilities..." The beat goes on. Dan.


Full Steam Ahead at Toledo

 

Bud called me. Alas, it's looking like there won't be a full-blown Toledo Wooden Boat Show in August. We'll see for sure in a few months, but...

So, falling back to smaller options, we're still invited to a gathering of the boat nuts on the docks that weekend. Bud talked to Stephanie, sparkplug (do steamboats have sparkplugs? <g>) of the NW Steam Society, and she was excited about coming to Toledo for the get-together. I think she's getting stir crazy. <g> Would that be OK with you Coots? I think we all enjoyed having the steamers and their boats when they came a few years ago.

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Re: Season Opener Messabout. march 27th

Case Turner
 

Hmm haven’t been there since college. Lake creek falls is an easy hike not far from there. It’s half mile round trip or so.

Maybe I’ll make it over.

Dirt.

On Mar 14, 2021, at 3:58 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

The socially-distanced, masked up (when near other people), Season Opener Messabout will be a "lunch messabout" at Triangle Lake, in the Coast Range west of Junction City. Triangle Lake is an interesting, landslide dammed, little lake. The water should still be cold enough at the end of March to keep the ski boats away.

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

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Season Opener Messabout. march 27th

 

The socially-distanced, masked up (when near other people), Season Opener Messabout will be a "lunch messabout" at Triangle Lake, in the Coast Range west of Junction City. Triangle Lake is an interesting, landslide dammed, little lake. The water should still be cold enough at the end of March to keep the ski boats away.

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

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Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Bob Miller
 

Dan -

As motor only, do you carry a backup onboard?

Bob



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On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 10:26 AM Dan <danashore@...> wrote:
Ahoy, Capt. Pete!!

Yes, we seem to have survived the minefield, so far.  (Of course, we
recall the slogan about every ship...)  My op-radius has been clipped by
continuing responsibilities during most weekdays; however,  that hop to
Sucia in some form would now be doable--and delightful.  I did try several
more times, and then gave up on putting Miss K back into service for loaner
status--I do seem to devour otherwise happy outboard motors.  As I count on
my mental fingers, there are about 8 hanging on racks in my lawn mower shed
with varying histories of interventions gone wide of the mark.  Deep sigh.

This step off the scheduled path is nothing more than a visceral need for
some sort of company of the boatguy/gal persuasion.  I'll likely disrupt
the normal rhythm in such an attempt.  Single up!  v/r Dan.






Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Dan
 

Ahoy, Capt. Pete!!

Yes, we seem to have survived the minefield, so far. (Of course, we
recall the slogan about every ship...) My op-radius has been clipped by
continuing responsibilities during most weekdays; however, that hop to
Sucia in some form would now be doable--and delightful. I did try several
more times, and then gave up on putting Miss K back into service for loaner
status--I do seem to devour otherwise happy outboard motors. As I count on
my mental fingers, there are about 8 hanging on racks in my lawn mower shed
with varying histories of interventions gone wide of the mark. Deep sigh.

This step off the scheduled path is nothing more than a visceral need for
some sort of company of the boatguy/gal persuasion. I'll likely disrupt
the normal rhythm in such an attempt. Single up! v/r Dan.


Re: Fern Ridge Spring Messabout in May (was: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

 

Now that’s sounds like fun. I put it on my calendar.
Kent

On Mar 13, 2021, at 5:29 PM, cherrill boissonou <cboissonou@...> wrote:

I’ll be there!
Earl
On Mar 13, 2021, at 3:01 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

We're gonna try to do an OFFICIAL messabout at Fern Ridge May 21-23. The actual messabout is a picnic Saturday at a Corps of Engineers park on the east shore of the lake, but a lot of us make a weekend of it:

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

That doesn't mean we can't meet up with Dan next month too.

On 3/12/2021 5:53 PM, Dan wrote:
Nothing official...but Jamie the Seadog and I were wondering if we were to
show up at Fern Ridge about the middle of April, on a weekend, would
anybody bring a boat and go on an overnight down to the jungle, with us?
After maintaining a bubble for a 3-generational household (4, counting the
dog) for a year, I got my second jab TODAY!!!! We are suffering from
"irrational exuberance" and would be willing to drive the 1200 mile round
trip for some sort of company. If you want, you can PM me at
DanAshore@.... Thanks, Dan.
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Re: Fern Ridge Spring Messabout in May (was: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Earl Boissonou
 

I’ll be there!
Earl

On Mar 13, 2021, at 3:01 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

We're gonna try to do an OFFICIAL messabout at Fern Ridge May 21-23. The actual messabout is a picnic Saturday at a Corps of Engineers park on the east shore of the lake, but a lot of us make a weekend of it:

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

That doesn't mean we can't meet up with Dan next month too.

On 3/12/2021 5:53 PM, Dan wrote:
Nothing official...but Jamie the Seadog and I were wondering if we were to
show up at Fern Ridge about the middle of April, on a weekend, would
anybody bring a boat and go on an overnight down to the jungle, with us?
After maintaining a bubble for a 3-generational household (4, counting the
dog) for a year, I got my second jab TODAY!!!! We are suffering from
"irrational exuberance" and would be willing to drive the 1200 mile round
trip for some sort of company. If you want, you can PM me at
DanAshore@.... Thanks, Dan.
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Fern Ridge Spring Messabout in May (was: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

 

We're gonna try to do an OFFICIAL messabout at Fern Ridge May 21-23. The actual messabout is a picnic Saturday at a Corps of Engineers park on the east shore of the lake, but a lot of us make a weekend of it:

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

That doesn't mean we can't meet up with Dan next month too.

On 3/12/2021 5:53 PM, Dan wrote:
Nothing official...but Jamie the Seadog and I were wondering if we were to
show up at Fern Ridge about the middle of April, on a weekend, would
anybody bring a boat and go on an overnight down to the jungle, with us?
After maintaining a bubble for a 3-generational household (4, counting the
dog) for a year, I got my second jab TODAY!!!! We are suffering from
"irrational exuberance" and would be willing to drive the 1200 mile round
trip for some sort of company. If you want, you can PM me at
DanAshore@.... Thanks, Dan.
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Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

 

Dan hasn't survived the winter yet -- there was till snow on the ground when I talked to him the other day. He and Jamie have been spending a lot of time out in the driveway sitting in Walkabout to get away from all the women in the house. ;o)

The "Jungle" is the old channel of Coyote Creek in the southeast corner of Fern Ridge. It winds through a jungly forest with Spanish moss draped trees, then comes out into an open marsh. A nice place to visit. In a small sailboat you can get up there in an hour and a half, or two, then take the rest of the day to beat back to the parks at the north end of the lake against the summer afternoon north wind . <g>

http://www.coots.org/MapImages/ValleyLakes/FernRidgeMap.png

https://oregonlakesatlas.org/map?lake=17090003017645

If you don't have a boat you can sleep aboard, there's camping at Richardson Park, and transient moorings:

http://reservations.lanecounty.org/

On 3/13/2021 10:41 AM, Pete L wrote:
Dan - The jungle?
Don't have a boat to bring, though. Not of that size.
By mid-April, our second shot should've taken effect and we should be good to go, though.
Glad to see you survived the winter! (grin)
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Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

 

I'll throw this out here in public because it has bearing on the scheduling of this completely UNOFFICIAL visit from Dan: me and Mary are gonna be spending April 17-19th at a hotel in Yachats. I get my second jab on the 28th, and Mary gets hers about the same time, so we'll be invincible by then. <g>

To start a new topis, Dan, just send an email to oregoncoots@groups.io .

On 3/12/2021 5:53 PM, Dan in Almostcanada wrote:
Nothing official...but Jamie the Seadog and I were wondering if we were to
show up at Fern Ridge about the middle of April, on a weekend, would
anybody bring a boat and go on an overnight down to the jungle, with us?
After maintaining a bubble for a 3-generational household (4, counting the
dog) for a year, I got my second jab TODAY!!!! We are suffering from
"irrational exuberance" and would be willing to drive the 1200 mile round
trip for some sort of company. If you want, you can PM me at
DanAshore@.... Thanks, Dan.
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Correlation does not imply causation; except, of course, to your cat. (Craig O'Donnell)
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Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Pete Leenhouts
 

Dan - The jungle? 

Don't have a boat to bring, though. Not of that size.

By mid-April, our second shot should've taken effect and we should be good to go, though. 

Glad to see you survived the winter! (grin)

Pete 


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Subject: [oregoncoots] NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Nothing official...but Jamie the Seadog and I were wondering if we were to
show up at Fern Ridge about the middle of April, on a weekend, would
anybody bring a boat and go on an overnight down to the jungle, with us?
After maintaining a bubble for a 3-generational household (4, counting the
dog) for a year, I got my second jab TODAY!!!!  We are suffering from
"irrational exuberance" and would be willing to drive the 1200 mile round
trip for some sort of company.  If you want, you can PM me at
DanAshore@....  Thanks, Dan.






Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

Josh
 

Fri, sat, Sunday are my busiest shifts of the week. 


Finally, A rear deck !

Electri-Cal
 

By the next show, should be finished with the covered rear deck on Surprise.   Been a longtime A" Comin around !!  Took a couple measurements, and it looks like a couple good size solar panels will fit just fine.  I still want to get under the deck, but it's made in two removable sections so one hinge should do that.  Gives me a covered area for camp gear, as needed.

OOps, time for another event, ---  Cal


Re: NEW TOPIC (but I don't know how to do that, officially)

elaineginader
 

That would be fun, let me see if I can join you.


On Sat, Mar 13, 2021, 6:19 AM Dan <danashore@...> wrote:
Josh...no, never lived in Cootcountry.  Just looking for some company of
the boating persuasion.  So, John?  Bob? Earl?  How about 16-18 April, at
Richardson?????  If no takers, I may try Toledo.  But it would be fun to
make a pilgrimage to Scott's Yard of Dangerous Delights on the way up the
hill, first.  C'monnnnnnnn guyzzzz...






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