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Love this boat!

 

That's sure a salty little double-ender!

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Saw this boat in ME.  Whoa!
Rich

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Art Show in Portland

 

Sorry for the late notice on this -- it's only got about a week left to run. Megalopolitan Coots might like to stop by Harvey's kayak and canoe museum to see some of "Bruce Bateau's" art:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/h7jcw3vm

or

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1ug4q2K1y-kTAvPxTIbde-vvK4wg&usp=sharing

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Subject: PSOL Bruce's Outdoor Art Show: Opens 4/3
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 20:39:42 -0700
From: Bruce Barbarasch

Hello Friends-

I'm excited to announce /Present Tense/, an outdoor installation of my watercolor paintings, dioramas, and words based on a solo boat voyage through Canada's Inside Passage. It will be in the front windows of the Lincoln Street Canoe & Kayak Museum from April 3-31.

The entire exhibit is COVID safe and is designed to be viewed in the museum's windows from the sidewalk. See the attached flyer for details.

I will be on site for the opening on Saturday, April 3 from 1-4pm. I hope you'll stop by to say hello and raise a glass with me.

-Bruce

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Re: Last night...

 

Now when you have old engineers and submariners aboard they'll feel right at home. ;o)

Seriously, I'm sure sorry to hear about the mishap. That smell will be hard to get rid of. At least kerosene isn't as bad as diesel. <sigh>

On 4/22/2021 12:28 PM, Dan from Almostcanada wrote:
I heard somebody moan..."OOHHHHHHH...SHITTT..T....T....t......t"
There's this old adage, "You can't tell the difference between completely full, and completely empty, with a sightglass."  I had just topped up the new heater fuel tank.  But, couldn't seem to see anything in the sightglass/tube along that one side.  I went below to get a flashlight to check for bubbles.  That's when I saw the last of that gallon tank blurp its contents into the drystores cabinet.
...
I think I can still hear that guy moaning, someplace.  Something like, "my galley, my galley...smells like the engine room on an old yard tug...ooohhhhhhhhhhh..."
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Re: Triangle lake Wednesday

 

I thought you might have used lights on top of the motor to check the charge, a crude but still useful "gauge" -- or does that model not have them? As you discovered, you can motor a long time if you slow down. :o)

On 4/22/2021 10:02 AM, Josh wrote:
I haven't picked up a voltmeter yet so you can bet it was a constant nagging at my mind wondering if I was using too much power. I did mostly stay on 1 or 2 but sometimes the wind forced me to use 3 or 4 to be able to  keep going the right way, and a little on 5 just to see how fast she'd go.
It was also our first time using Navionics, it was pretty nice to be able to see where we were and how fast we were going.
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OOPS, TRYING AGAIN WITH DAY THREE

Dan
 

FERN RIDGE...day three...
Party's about over, I guess.  Dennis pulled up stakes about zero-six.  Earl, Jamie and I are standing by to unrig Elaine's rocket ship.  Then, the few of us remaining are planning a shoreline cruise of some sort.  Gonna be 90 today.  Jamie and I left home a few days ago, with a patch of snow out in the woods still holding on.  All I gotta say, is you can't wait for the weather.  Gotta go, and sometimes what you get, is what you want.  Thanks for coming along.  dan.

FERN RIDGE POST-FUNCTION...
It's down to Walkabout and her crew of stalwarts.  We'll haul out first thing in the morning, and start that long, long hike  back uphill.  But, today was another opportunity to regain just a bit more normalcy.
The indiginous sailboats have started to appear.  So John with Lazy jack and crew Elaine, and us on Walkabout went out and about taking pictures, blowing the whistle, and shouting compliments across the water.  We stopped for lunch down at Signal Island.  Bob on Wave Guide came along, until the wind finally started up, and he was off chasing cat's paws.  Jamie sort of caused a bit of bruhaha when he discovered several geese sitting on nests of really-big goose eggs.  We visited several more beaches around the lake.  And, yours truly caused the authorities to issue a White Whale Alert.  I took the first swim of the season.
And, now.  We have the marina, and the lake all to our selves.  Blue skies, warm temps, and delightful people and their boats.  What else might you care to ask for, eh?


Fern Ridge Day Three of Three

Dan
 

FERN RIDGE, Day two...
As a small group of us sat on our boats, while rafted up in a cove up from Richardson Point Marina, we remembered one of our number who did not survive the pandemic.  We all agreed that Bob was a gruff, but caring fellow.  For years, an active member of our little group, known as the Coots.  Earl had painted a portrait of Bob on a happier time.  We had that with us.  We recited the lyrics to "Fiddler's Green."  And just "talked about things."  It was a nice thing to do--at the end of a day spent trying to be "normal."
The day started off for me, getting Elaine's sailboat rigged, launched, and underway.  Mission accomplished.  Everybody helped.  There was a quick sortie out to anchor and test competing anchor handling practices.  Endless gams of twos and threes.  On the dock.  On the boats.  
Yep.  A concentrated effort to just feel normal.  And, to be grateful.  Dan.


Fern Ridge Day Two of Three

Dan
 

FERN RIDGE, Day two...
As a small group of us sat on our boats, while rafted up in a cove up from Richardson Point Marina, we remembered one of our number who did not survive the pandemic.  We all agreed that Bob was a gruff, but caring fellow.  For years, an active member of our little group, known as the Coots.  Earl had painted a portrait of Bob on a happier time.  We had that with us.  We recited the lyrics to "Fiddler's Green."  And just "talked about things."  It was a nice thing to do--at the end of a day spent trying to be "normal."
The day started off for me, getting Elaine's sailboat rigged, launched, and underway.  Mission accomplished.  Everybody helped.  There was a quick sortie out to anchor and test competing anchor handling practices.  Endless gams of twos and threes.  On the dock.  On the boats.  
Yep.  A concentrated effort to just feel normal.  And, to be grateful.  Dan.


Fern Ridge Day One of Three

Dan
 

I guess you might say, we’re ALL a year older.  A year older than I thought I was ever gonna’ get, anyhow.  So, I had this hairball idea.  As many as could be persuaded, should bring their boats, crawl out from under their rocks, and assemble in the sunshine.  Like old times.  It’s still early for the season, most would suggest.  But.  The target of discussion is a modest-sized lake in the west-central Oregon hill country.  Gently rolling uplands from the Willamette River.  Nearly a hundred years ago the Feds showed up and built a dam across several creeks.  Pretty much, the notion was to flood and bury some of the locals’ farms and houses in a few fathoms of water and mud—so folks downstream in the Big City, Portland, could be protected from annual floods.  A place to corral, and store, some of that legendary Oregon Mist.
Fern Ridge Reservoir is a charming little pond.  It pretty much all gurgles out, over the winter, when the Corps pulls the plug on that dam and makes a place for the spring rains to be “controlled.”  This particular spring, Mother Nature is a bit behind schedule.  She still “owes” about four feet of the wet stuff yet to be added to the top.  The rest of it is all loaded in, and ready for us.
Jamie the Seadog and I got here just after sundown.  Earl and “Dr. Petra,” had been here most of the day.  Waiting for us, to straggle in.  It’s a long damn way, from AlmostCanada.  Jamie had to drive the last hundred miles, but he’s always happy to help, when we get to “go someplace.”  John already has “Lazy Jack” in her accustomed slip and will be up from Eugene in the morning, I suspect.  Dennis and “Lady J” will be down from Albany, I understand.  Elaine is expected to show up, from Portland, and bring that recalcitrant sailing boat—really too big to call a sailing dinghy.  Val’s gonna bring her Land Yacht from across the Columbia, in Vancouver, and provide a place for her and Elaine to camp out—in the lap of luxury, I hasten to add.  That’s in the morning.
It took Jamie and me right at 24-hours to make this trek.  We sorta’ do a long (about 600 miles) road trip like this one in a series of power naps and driving and power naps and then more driving sorta’ fashion.  It was a hard trip.  Like I was saying, we’re all a year older.  Even Big Red, who has to do all the heavy lifting and pulling when we take these trips.  He turned over 100,000 miles someplace out in the eastern Washington desert last night.  Someplace just south of the Kahlotus-to-Lind road crossing on the highway down south on our route from The Big City—another place we ain’t been in the year now, mercifully, passed.  Anyhow.
It’s getting late.  Jamie already turned in.  And, he made it plain he wouldn’t accept any complaints from me, if I wasn’t a whole lot better rested, and whole lot less grouchy.  I’d better see to that.  Lights out.
Fern Ridge, Day one.
What an almost-complete joy today has been.  Blue sky and sun!  We sortied out, first with Dr. Petra.  Then later, with Lady J.  You might say we’ve been looking at an old friend, in a new light.  The lake.  And, the people.  It’s been a whole damn year, lost.  The gams.  The times underway in company.  A familiar hull just up ahead.  Or, on the quarter. A familiar story, with a new ending, you might say.  Nothing earth shaking.  Just huddling on one and another boats.  Laughing, telling lies, sharing stories, and getting caught up.  A whole year lost.  To be made up in a day or two.  A day like today can make a feller glad he came.  Right Jamie?
Fern Ridge.  Day two.
I could tell, that Jamie didn’t approve.  I was up and poking around at zero-two.  Seems, we’ve got one of our number to remember today.  Bob was such a good sort.  Gruff, and friendly.  As a man might choose to be.  We lost him to the virus.  And, now.  Those of us who remain will head out, find an anchorage, raft up, and spend a little time remembering Bob.  The way that’s a sailor’s wont.  Perhaps, I’ll take you along.  We’ll find space on Walkabout.  But, that’s to come later.  The reason I’m up this early, is how these things seem to go.  A short recitation that was only a vague idea.  It had to be set to words.  And, now that it is, well, mebbe I can turn back in.  I’ll try not to disturb Jamie, of course.


Last night...

Dan
 

 
 
 
I heard somebody moan..."OOHHHHHHH...SHITTT..T....T....t......t"
There's this old adage, "You can't tell the difference between completely full, and completely empty, with a sightglass."  I had just topped up the new heater fuel tank.  But, couldn't seem to see anything in the sightglass/tube along that one side.  I went below to get a flashlight to check for bubbles.  That's when I saw the last of that gallon tank blurp its contents into the drystores cabinet.
Oh yeah...the new fuel hose...the one that needed a hole drilled...and needed to be connected to the pump...the one...the one, I left coiled up on the shelf containing all those boxes of boatfood...well...
At least, most of those boxes had done their duty as they saw it, and slurped up as much of that kerosene as they could manage.  So did the plywood shelf and the bilge and the carpet, and...
Well.
I think I can still hear that guy moaning, someplace.  Something like, "my galley, my galley...smells like the engine room on an old yard tug...ooohhhhhhhhhhh..."


Re: Season Opener Messabout at Triangle Lake

Josh
 

Looks fun, sorry we weren't able to make it. 


Re: Triangle lake Wednesday

Josh
 

I haven't picked up a voltmeter yet so you can bet it was a constant nagging at my mind wondering if I was using too much power. I did mostly stay on 1 or 2 but sometimes the wind forced me to use 3 or 4 to be able to  keep going the right way, and a little on 5 just to see how fast she'd go.
It was also our first time using Navionics, it was pretty nice to be able to see where we were and how fast we were going. 


Re: Triangle lake Wednesday

 

I'm glad you had a good time on Triangle Lake, Josh. How much charge was left in the battery when you got back to the ramp?

On 4/21/2021 7:01 PM, Josh wrote:
Had to get a flat on the trailer fixed before heading out. It was really beautiful on the lake. The little electric motor took us to just over 3 knots. We crossed the lake then followed the shore back around to the launch. Took about 4 hours so great sunburns all round.
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Season Opener Messabout at Triangle Lake

 

Finally! Here are some pictures from the Season Opener messabout. <whew> It was a beautiful day, the lake was flat and calm, and there was only one obnoxious motorboat running around in circles. Why did only four Coots show up? <sigh> Kent went home after some good BSing, Earl and I piled into an electric Pickle, Dan M got into his rowboat, Lady, and we went out and had wonderful time on the lake. You shoulda been there:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVmGyCW

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Dan's New Oars

 

No French oars for Dan! :o) Dan M got some carbon fiber spoon blades from the Antipodes and made a pair of oars using plans from Gaco Oarlock. He'll be using these oars with the skin on frame Shenandoah Whitehall he's building:

https://flic.kr/p/2kUk8Um

https://gacooarlocks.com/

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Re: Triangle lake Wednesday

Josh
 

Had to get a flat on the trailer fixed before heading out. It was really beautiful on the lake. The little electric motor took us to just over 3 knots. We crossed the lake then followed the shore back around to the launch. Took about 4 hours so great sunburns all round. 


Port Townsend Festival Applications Open

 

They're now accepting applications for the 2021 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, September 10-12th. If you want to display your boat in the water apply early:

https://woodenboat.org/2021-wooden-boat-festival-boat-application/

If you want to find lodgings in Port Townsend for the Festival, act right now! It may already be too late. But they always manage to fit campers in at the County Fairgrounds.

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Not exactly boats - but a good product !!

Electri-Cal
 

I just (we) tested and are using a new clothes washing electronic device to replace $$ soap.  Hotels, motels, other commercial venue have wished for something to replace the high cost of soap, detergents, bleach, and other things clients might be allergic to.  It looks like there is now that plug and play replacement.  I waited a couple months to check it out.  It saves the total cost of laundry cleaning products, and uses only cold tap water.  So far it even took out week old blood stains from a cut I had.  Plugs into a 110v. plug,, uses only cold water and we chucked all the cleaning store stuff.  Replace one bulb every so often, and that's it. 

However, coots need more info., so to check it out, look for the site---  Laundry Pro2.0  -- "A Beyond by Aerus Technology"  -- product.         Having said that, they are not cheap, but way better for the water systems, clean sheets and towels clean better, and occasionally replacing the bulb is easier than lugging soap boxes etc.  No, I don't pretend to know how it does that, looks like a black light bulb to me,.  There are way more wave lengths than I know, but it does work for La Verne, so she is the MS. Clean expert on how well this system works.  I just like using less soap and bleach or stinky other products..

Just passing on a few things to consider,  Byeee,   Cal


Re: Good Fern Ridge Weekend, EV notes

Myles Twete
 

I’m guessing folks are using boat packs that are multiples of 12v generally, so assuming a DC “jump” to charge batteries, it’s even easier and fewer cars required…only some very long jumper cables .
48v pack: connect 4 cars' batteries in series, then run long jumper cables to your boat pack...or, do that to charge a "48v jump pack" that is on a hand truck or cart, then after charged, roll that out to the dock to jump your boat pack directly.

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Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Good Fern Ridge Weekend, EV notes

Might need to hook up another string of ten in parallel for a faster charge. <g>

There's electricity to the shed by the sewage pumpout dock. It wouldn't need to be very expensive to run wires out to the dock for a few 120 volt charging outlets. The park could charge something to tie up there overnight for a charge (discounted if you already have a slip). But the County Parks are broke, so don't expect anything like that to happen anytime soon...

Did you get you Windrose launched, Jove? I'm glad you showed up for the messabout with River and Arwen. Bob is keeping his Scamp at Richardson for the season. Maybe you can arrange for Arwen to go Scamp sailing sometime.

On 4/20/2021 8:40 AM, Jove wrote:
if you put 10 cars in series with jumper cables would you have 120
enough to charge batteries? ha. that would be a funny sight in the
parking lot.
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Re: Good Fern Ridge Weekend, EV notes

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

I'd love to try out a scamp, I've read great things. and I bet Awen would too.
I did get the windrose 18 in on Sunday evening, over at Orchard point, and sailed for an hour or two with River and Awen. Such a good little boat and so responsive compared to my big boat I've been sailing lately.
I got out again last night for a quick sail with Awen when I was going out to check I'd put her in the right slip in the dusk. (I'd forgotten to check when we pulled her in).
We've named her "Winnie" because last year someone said "she's kind of a winnie the pooh kind of boat, good for picnics". And it just happens to go with windrose as a plus.
Good to see you John, and others.
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On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 2:31 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Might need to hook up another string of ten in parallel for a faster
charge. <g>

There's electricity to the shed by the sewage pumpout dock. It wouldn't
need to be very expensive to run wires out to the dock for a few 120
volt charging outlets. The park could charge something to tie up there
overnight for a charge (discounted if you already have a slip). But the
County Parks are broke, so don't expect anything like that to happen
anytime soon...

Did you get you Windrose launched, Jove? I'm glad you showed up for the
messabout with River and Arwen. Bob is keeping his Scamp at Richardson
for the season. Maybe you can arrange for Arwen to go Scamp sailing
sometime.

On 4/20/2021 8:40 AM, Jove wrote:
> if you put 10 cars in series with jumper cables would you have 120
> enough to charge batteries? ha. that would be a funny sight in the
> parking lot.

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Re: Good Fern Ridge Weekend, EV notes

 

Might need to hook up another string of ten in parallel for a faster charge. <g>

There's electricity to the shed by the sewage pumpout dock. It wouldn't need to be very expensive to run wires out to the dock for a few 120 volt charging outlets. The park could charge something to tie up there overnight for a charge (discounted if you already have a slip). But the County Parks are broke, so don't expect anything like that to happen anytime soon...

Did you get you Windrose launched, Jove? I'm glad you showed up for the messabout with River and Arwen. Bob is keeping his Scamp at Richardson for the season. Maybe you can arrange for Arwen to go Scamp sailing sometime.

On 4/20/2021 8:40 AM, Jove wrote:
if you put 10 cars in series with jumper cables would you have 120 enough to charge batteries? ha. that would be a funny sight in the parking lot.
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