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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

Richard Green
 

good shade on a hot day if you set your direction well.  Looks good.  Heh.

Rich G

On Jul 29, 2021, at 9:12 AM, kent olsen via groups.io <olsenkent@...> wrote:

Does this look like to much sail for a 10 ft boat?? <IMG_0122.jpg>


Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

 

Does this look like to much sail for a 10 ft boat??


Re: Toledo Messabout, August 20-22

 

Bud said the Port has been getting good use out of Rex. OSU is planning an environmental survey of Tokyo Slough, including collecting core samples form the bottom, so the Port took Rex up in there for a preliminary look. Rex doesn't have a depth sounder, so Bud was up in the bow with a pole checking the depth as they poked into the shallow and debris filled slough. He said Rex handled great in the shallows with her big propeller in a tunnel. When Rex takes the techie OSU crew into Tokyo Slough to take cores, Bud is looking forward to them being shocked by Rex's crudeness -- the only technology in her wheelhouse is a radio. :o)

On 7/28/2021 5:47 PM, elaine wrote:
Good picture of Rex.
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Re: Reminder: Coots Lunch Tomorrow

Electri-Cal
 

Hi, john and other coots.  Tomorrow being Thursday, I'm hooked up and ready for some water time.  Too warm to fish in that shallow pond, but some early cool breeze would not go amiss.  I plan to get there early. and leave as I get enough sun.  Anybody wanting a putt about give me a wave, and i'll pull in.

Later,   Cal


Re: Toledo Messabout, August 20-22

elaineginader
 

Good picture of Rex.


On Wed, Jul 28, 2021, 2:33 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I just got back from (turned off Zoom) the planning meeting for the Coot
and NW Steamboaters Messabout and Teak Ladies Sail. The two "organized"
activities are a memorial to the Coots we've lost over the years,
especially the Coots who didn't get a proper sendoff because of the
Covid, and the Teak Ladies sail up from Newport.

We're thinking of a memorial story telling session around lunchtime, or
early afternoon, Saturday. There will probably be a commemorative
poster. There may be food. Perhaps pot-luck.

The Teak Ladies will leave for Newport after the memorial Saturday,
riding the ebb down, probably mostly in tow. They'll be accompanied by
Ralph Criteser's Rex (now working for the Port), the Yaquina Queen, and
any of us Coots and Steamboats who want to go along. If any of us want
to stay over in Newport Saturday night we can tie up on the Newport side
of the bay, probably at Port Dock 3 (down by Englund's). The Yaquina
Queen will be available to shuttle us to and from the fleshpots of the
bayfront business district. The Teak ladies will leave Newport to SAIL
up the river on the flood tide at about 10:00 Sunday. Those of us who
didn't stay in Newport can get up early and go down to Newport to join
the Teak ladies.

Bud NEEDS TO HAVE A COUNT of boats who want to tie up in Newport
Saturday night.

The floating library is still in the works...

There's Good pizza across the street from the Toledo docks. :o)

A Good Time should be had by all!

Tides at Toledo:

Friday 2021-08-20
Sunrise  6:24 AM PDT, Sunset  8:12 PM PDT
Moonset  3:52 AM PDT, Moonrise  7:48 PM PDT
    Low Tide:   6:36 AM PDT  -0.9
   High Tide:   1:09 PM PDT   6.8
    Low Tide:   6:22 PM PDT   2.6

Saturday 2021-08-21
Sunrise  6:25 AM PDT, Sunset  8:10 PM PDT
Moonset  5:07 AM PDT, Moonrise  8:22 PM PDT
   High Tide:  12:09 AM PDT   8.9
    Low Tide:   7:22 AM PDT  -1.0
   High Tide:   1:49 PM PDT   7.1
    Low Tide:   7:15 PM PDT   2.3

Sunday 2021-08-22   Full Moon
Sunrise  6:27 AM PDT, Sunset  8:09 PM PDT
Moonset  6:21 AM PDT, Moonrise  8:50 PM PDT
   High Tide:   1:01 AM PDT   8.9
    Low Tide:   8:04 AM PDT  -0.9
   High Tide:   2:26 PM PDT   7.4
    Low Tide:   8:03 PM PDT   2.0

Monday 2021-08-23
Sunrise  6:28 AM PDT, Sunset  8:07 PM PDT
Moonset  7:34 AM PDT, Moonrise  9:14 PM PDT
   High Tide:   1:49 AM PDT   8.7
    Low Tide:   8:43 AM PDT  -0.6
   High Tide:   3:01 PM PDT   7.5
    Low Tide:   8:49 PM PDT   1.7

Tides at Newport:

Saturday 2021-08-21
Sunrise  6:26 AM PDT, Sunset  8:11 PM PDT
Moonset  5:07 AM PDT, Moonrise  8:23 PM PDT
    Low Tide:   6:25 AM PDT  -1.2
   High Tide:   1:04 PM PDT   7.1
    Low Tide:   6:18 PM PDT   2.7

Sunday 2021-08-22   Full Moon
Sunrise  6:27 AM PDT, Sunset  8:09 PM PDT
Moonset  6:21 AM PDT, Moonrise  8:51 PM PDT
   High Tide:  12:16 AM PDT   8.9
    Low Tide:   7:07 AM PDT  -1.1
   High Tide:   1:41 PM PDT   7.3
    Low Tide:   7:06 PM PDT   2.3

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Reminder: Coots Lunch Tomorrow

 

Every Thursday at Richardson Park, on Fern Ridge Reservoir, at 1:00. As long as there's water in the lake, or until somebody makes us a better offer.

I've got a spare parking pass if anyone needs one.

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Toledo Messabout, August 20-22

 

I just got back from (turned off Zoom) the planning meeting for the Coot and NW Steamboaters Messabout and Teak Ladies Sail. The two "organized" activities are a memorial to the Coots we've lost over the years, especially the Coots who didn't get a proper sendoff because of the Covid, and the Teak Ladies sail up from Newport.

We're thinking of a memorial story telling session around lunchtime, or early afternoon, Saturday. There will probably be a commemorative poster. There may be food. Perhaps pot-luck.

The Teak Ladies will leave for Newport after the memorial Saturday, riding the ebb down, probably mostly in tow. They'll be accompanied by Ralph Criteser's Rex (now working for the Port), the Yaquina Queen, and any of us Coots and Steamboats who want to go along. If any of us want to stay over in Newport Saturday night we can tie up on the Newport side of the bay, probably at Port Dock 3 (down by Englund's). The Yaquina Queen will be available to shuttle us to and from the fleshpots of the bayfront business district. The Teak ladies will leave Newport to SAIL up the river on the flood tide at about 10:00 Sunday. Those of us who didn't stay in Newport can get up early and go down to Newport to join the Teak ladies.

Bud NEEDS TO HAVE A COUNT of boats who want to tie up in Newport Saturday night.

The floating library is still in the works...

There's Good pizza across the street from the Toledo docks. :o)

A Good Time should be had by all!

Tides at Toledo:

Friday 2021-08-20
Sunrise 6:24 AM PDT, Sunset 8:12 PM PDT
Moonset 3:52 AM PDT, Moonrise 7:48 PM PDT
Low Tide: 6:36 AM PDT -0.9
High Tide: 1:09 PM PDT 6.8
Low Tide: 6:22 PM PDT 2.6

Saturday 2021-08-21
Sunrise 6:25 AM PDT, Sunset 8:10 PM PDT
Moonset 5:07 AM PDT, Moonrise 8:22 PM PDT
High Tide: 12:09 AM PDT 8.9
Low Tide: 7:22 AM PDT -1.0
High Tide: 1:49 PM PDT 7.1
Low Tide: 7:15 PM PDT 2.3

Sunday 2021-08-22 Full Moon
Sunrise 6:27 AM PDT, Sunset 8:09 PM PDT
Moonset 6:21 AM PDT, Moonrise 8:50 PM PDT
High Tide: 1:01 AM PDT 8.9
Low Tide: 8:04 AM PDT -0.9
High Tide: 2:26 PM PDT 7.4
Low Tide: 8:03 PM PDT 2.0

Monday 2021-08-23
Sunrise 6:28 AM PDT, Sunset 8:07 PM PDT
Moonset 7:34 AM PDT, Moonrise 9:14 PM PDT
High Tide: 1:49 AM PDT 8.7
Low Tide: 8:43 AM PDT -0.6
High Tide: 3:01 PM PDT 7.5
Low Tide: 8:49 PM PDT 1.7

Tides at Newport:

Saturday 2021-08-21
Sunrise 6:26 AM PDT, Sunset 8:11 PM PDT
Moonset 5:07 AM PDT, Moonrise 8:23 PM PDT
Low Tide: 6:25 AM PDT -1.2
High Tide: 1:04 PM PDT 7.1
Low Tide: 6:18 PM PDT 2.7

Sunday 2021-08-22 Full Moon
Sunrise 6:27 AM PDT, Sunset 8:09 PM PDT
Moonset 6:21 AM PDT, Moonrise 8:51 PM PDT
High Tide: 12:16 AM PDT 8.9
Low Tide: 7:07 AM PDT -1.1
High Tide: 1:41 PM PDT 7.3
Low Tide: 7:06 PM PDT 2.3

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Another Batch of Salish 100 Photos

 

The second day, Henderson Inlet to Penrose Point State Park. Scroll down past the first day:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgKhq3

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Coots Thursday Lunch at Fern Ridge

 

1:00 every Thursday at Richardson Park, at a table near the docks. Let me know if you need to borrow a parking pass.

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Yaquina Queen Video

 

Toledo Joe says: "A couple weeks ago Kevin Raichl came down and shot some video of the Yaquina Queen. here is the result. Enjoy....."

https://youtu.be/8C_szs92qQU

Good work, ROGs! :o)

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Re: Willamette narrows

 

I didn't know that's what the area is called, but some of us Coots have been through there a few times. A beautiful pace to explore, if the wake monsters aren't too awful in the main river.

On 7/11/2021 11:26 AM, Case wrote:
HVe any if you PDC coots explored the Willamette narrows water trail?
https://willamettewatertrail.org/itineraries/willamette-narrows/
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Solar Boating

 

Joe Grez did it again; doing the whole Salish 100 under solar/electric power with his "new" cruiser. he even gave tows to some of the other participants when they ran out of wind and/oar muscle power. I'll bet he loved that. :o)

https://flic.kr/p/2mdc6aE

Farther south, in sunnier climes, someone else is showing that solar powered boating is now practical, if you have an easily driven hull and low speed expectations. His average speed was actually pretty good!

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?279766-27-mile-solar-powered-day-trip

Another satisfied EP Carry customer. :o)

https://www.electricpaddle.com/

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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

 

Definitely. Larimar is a spirited racehorse and would respond very well to having a well-tended mainsheet. :o) Not to mention the safety aspect.

If you do cleat the mainsheet with a camcleat, clamcleat, or "friction deal", make sure you can easily release it. Pickle came with clever roller/camcleat gizmos for the two mainsheets (loose footed mainsail, sheeted like a jib) that mounted in the oarlock sockets. One day I was out on Fern Ridge when I saw a 20-something keel boat get knocked down by a freak gust down off Richardson Butte. It happened in an instant! The boat popped back up, but the skipper probably needed a change of underwear. <g> I didn't feel a thing where we were a few hundred yards away...

To release Pickle's mainsheet I needed to lift it over my head to release it from the camcleat on the gunwale; not something I could do in an instant... I got rid of the clever gizmos Louie had made, putting plain rollers in the oarlock sockets, and a single clamcleat mounted on the aft end of the centerboard trunk, right next to my knee. It's harder to cleat the sheet, but much, much easier to release it quickly. :o)

Pickle has no purchase for the sheets, and loose-footed (boomless) sails pull harder on their sheets, too. In a good breeze it's tiring to hold the sheet all the time. In fact, in a good breeze I have to head her up to pull the sheet in. Belaying the sheet is a necessity with her. If you've got a less primitive rig, with an easier mainsheet to handle, you'll sail better, and safer, if you keep the unbelayed sheet in your hand all the time.

Do as I say, not as I do. ;o) I'm a lazy sailor...

On 7/26/2021 7:05 PM, elaine wrote:
Hey John would holding onto the sheath work for Larimar too?
I'm glad you're getting your sailing confidence back. While it's handy
to belay the sheet, in a small boat you should make sure you can
instantly release it, if necessary. When it's windy or blustery keep
the
sheet in your hand so you're ready to let it loose. Better yet, don't
belay at all, so you can ease the sheet in gusts and pull it back in
when the wind eases.
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Re: The Timeless Pattino | WoodenBoat Magazine

 

Thanks, Dirt. Those look like nice, practical boats, especially for Ol' Coots. <g>

Have any of you had anything to do with Bolger's outboard catamaran, Fishcat? Bernie Wolford built one in Portland, but I've never seen it. Scroll down for a couple of photos of one:

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?142559-Need-Outboard-Tender-Plans-Suggestions&highlight=fishcat

On 7/25/2021 5:31 PM, Casewrote:
https://www.woodenboat.com/timeless-pattino?utm_source=MC&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=content&utm_content=Image&utm_campaign=Email-WBN-2021-07-25>


Italy’s oar-powered catamarans, called pattinos, first appeared as workboats. After World War II, they became popular with beachgoing tourists. “The pattino,” writes the author, “creates a delicious sense of calm and quiet.”
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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

elaineginader
 

Hey John would holding onto the sheath work for Larimar too?


On Mon, Jul 26, 2021, 7:01 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I'm glad you're getting your sailing confidence back. While it's handy
to belay the sheet, in a small boat you should make sure you can
instantly release it, if necessary. When it's windy or blustery keep the
sheet in your hand so you're ready to let it loose. Better yet, don't
belay at all, so you can ease the sheet in gusts and pull it back in
when the wind eases.

What kind of "friction deal" are you using?

On 7/24/2021 10:36 AM, kent o wrote:
> ...
> Well now the Tenderly.  Took it up to Hagg lake a couple months ago.
>   Feeling pretty good.  Light winds with occasional gusts.  I locked my
> tiller lock, and locked my main sheet line to one of those friction
> deals.  Here comes a gust, took that well and then a little more and,
> WHAT, I'm capsized again, just like before.  Another good boater towed
> me back.
>
> Well I found that the dagger board was held down with what looked like
> (trying to see under the seat) kind of a pencil on a string.  Well it
> broke and the dagger board came out with the gust of wind.  Now wonder
> she capsized.  Soo after coming up with a large metal eye bolt and
> locking wing nut to keep the dagger board down I tried Hagg Lake again.
>   Ahh that works better.  I needed that to get my confidence back.

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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

 

I'm glad you're getting your sailing confidence back. While it's handy to belay the sheet, in a small boat you should make sure you can instantly release it, if necessary. When it's windy or blustery keep the sheet in your hand so you're ready to let it loose. Better yet, don't belay at all, so you can ease the sheet in gusts and pull it back in when the wind eases.

What kind of "friction deal" are you using?

On 7/24/2021 10:36 AM, kent o wrote:
...
Well now the Tenderly.  Took it up to Hagg lake a couple months ago.  Feeling pretty good.  Light winds with occasional gusts.  I locked my tiller lock, and locked my main sheet line to one of those friction deals.  Here comes a gust, took that well and then a little more and, WHAT, I'm capsized again, just like before.  Another good boater towed me back.
Well I found that the dagger board was held down with what looked like (trying to see under the seat) kind of a pencil on a string.  Well it broke and the dagger board came out with the gust of wind.  Now wonder she capsized.  Soo after coming up with a large metal eye bolt and locking wing nut to keep the dagger board down I tried Hagg Lake again.  Ahh that works better.  I needed that to get my confidence back.
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Proa Raven (was: First Instalment of Salish 100 Photos)

 

Raven started life as a breakdown proa from Gary Dierking's book on proas. She can be taken apart on the beach and loaded into a pickup. John, the builder, found her a handful with the big original single crabclaw sail, so he gave her the present two masted dipping lug rig. I've watched him shunt (Pacific proas swap bow and stern instead of tacking) and I still don't know exactly goes on. <g> I was talking to Joe Grez, from Electric Paddle, in Kingston and he said Raven was a physicist's dream boat, because of the need to balance all kinds of forces to sail and steer the boat successfully. I hadn't told him that John actually _is_ a physicist! ;o)

During this Salish 100 I heard a call on the radio asking for someone to check on Raven, because it looked like she was in trouble. I figured John was just shunting her. <g>

More photos:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=43145927%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&view_all=1&text=lazenby

On 7/25/2021 7:55 AM, Case wrote:
What is up with Ravon? Quite the coltish rig.
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The Timeless Pattino | WoodenBoat Magazine

Case Turner
 





Italy’s oar-powered catamarans, called pattinos, first appeared as workboats. After World War II, they became popular with beachgoing tourists. “The pattino,” writes the author, “creates a delicious sense of calm and quiet.”



https://www.woodenboat.com/timeless-pattino?utm_source=MC&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=content&utm_content=Image&utm_campaign=Email-WBN-2021-07-25

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Re: First Instalment of Salish 100 Photos

cherrill boissonou
 

Great first batch of photos, John.....looking forward to more.
Earl

On Jul 25, 2021, at 7:55 AM, Case Turner <dirtsailor2003@gmail.com> wrote:

What is up with Ravon? Quite the coltish rig.

Case

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On Jul 25, 2021, at 2:25 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

A couple days in Olympia watching the fleet gather, and the first day hop around to Henderson Inlet:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgKhq3

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Re: Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show, August 7th

Galen
 

I added a link to your description of the Cahtlamet show to the Pocket Yachters events page as well.

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