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Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

 

Better check to see if you get a key to the park gate when you rent a slip. <g> They had a problem after the Great Recession fell on us with people living on their boats at Dexter. Of course the State couldn't allow that! Some of the boats were pretty seedy, and some didn't have up-to-date registrations, but, IIRC, the response was to make it harder (impossible) to do at all, rather than addressing the problems...

On 10/15/2021 1:40 PM, Case wrote:
Seems like a bargain at $47 a month. Can’t even rent a motel room for $47 a night anywhere let alone a month.
If you weren’t to a campground and paid the nightly fee for a weekend you’d be at that price. More if you were at a fancy State campground and had full hook ups.
Do those rates go up during the on season? I’d be tempted to get a floating condo to put there.
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Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

Case Turner
 

Seems like a bargain at $47 a month. Can’t even rent a motel room for $47 a night anywhere let alone a month.

If you weren’t to a campground and paid the nightly fee for a weekend you’d be at that price. More if you were at a fancy State campground and had full hook ups.

Do those rates go up during the on season? I’d be tempted to get a floating condo to put there.

Case

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On Oct 15, 2021, at 12:19 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Thanks for checking, Bob. That's about what I remember hearing from the park host when I asked a similar question years ago.

On 10/15/2021 10:43 AM, Bob L wrote:
I received a call back from the lady at the State Parks Lowell office. She said the monthly marina slip rental was all they had---no short term rental. She offered that if we wanted to anchor out, she could offer permits to allow the cars and trailers to be behind the locked gates. With the short days, that is a bit restrictive, but a nice offer. Anchoring out is not as good as having land access for small boats. That is what is available. Bob
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Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

 

We had a real good lunch at the Long Timber Brewing Company yesterday. Some of us had their signature hamburger, which is HUGE, with two patties in it. Hard to eat, but delicious. Also expensive at $17. Charley had a Reuben for $15 that he said was as good as he's ever had. Wes had a salad with his burger, but they brought it out at the same time as the burger. I expect more civilized service for the kind of prices they get (last week at the Longbranch Wes got his salad ahead of time).

We ate inside. The main dining room is spacious, with high ceilings, and nobody else was sitting near us. We forgot to ask, but Wes says there are rooms upstairs we could maybe use to get away from other diners. It's a beautiful building, built with big timbers cut at the Hull-Oakes mill. There are interesting logging relics scattered around, too. Next time we should do a tour to check them all out. The outdoor area isn't all sealed up in the tent, and there are tables near the airier part. See attachment.

https://goo.gl/maps/iZ49SXTeyXGXu6CH9

https://restaurantguru.com/Long-Timber-Brewing-Company-Monroe-Oregon/menu

Our codgery of Coots liked the Long Timber, though I think it is a bit fancy for visiting every week. I liked the Longbranch better, if truth be told, except for the primitive outdoor seating area, which won't do for the colder, damper season that's on the way. Let's do the Long Timber again sometime, but let's try something else next week.

What about the hot dog stand in Lancaster next Thursday? I may check it out in person before then to see if it'll suit us.

https://goo.gl/maps/Sq7uKEY3x4okPfpC6

http://extremeburgers.com/

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Re: The new "gassie" found me today

 

I use Mercury Quicksilver motor oil. It's readily available locally (Bi-mart? W**mart) and I use so little of it that the extra cost doesn't matter. The manufacturer may get persnickety about what gear lube you use in the lower unit. Too bad Suzuki makes it so hard to get a free owner's manual online! <sigh> That's not a problem with Tohatsu/Nissan/Merc and Honda. <shrug> As far as I know Suzuki makes their own engines, or uses their own captive supplier. Tohatsu/Nissan/Mercury motors are completely different.

I'm sure you know that you open both the top and bottom plugs on the lower unit to drain the gear oil, then fill through the _bottom_ hole until the oil comes out the top hole. Then replace the top plug before pulling the gear oil tube nozzle, or pump nozzle, quickly and promptly replacing the bottom plug. It's time to change Lazy Jack's gear oil this winter... I use a cheap pump from Harbor Freight so I can buy more economical quantities of gear oil. I hope I can find what I had left over from last time! <g>

https://www.harborfreight.com/gear-oil-and-fluid-pump-61746.html

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I got all new lubricants coming in, after figuring what to get on line.  I have no factory instructions, so I'm not going someplace without a good look at what's correct.  There are special products for the smaller outboards, some that were for that year motor that need to be found, Four strokers seem easier, like lawn mowers.  Oils have changed, and I don't want to do something not a good idea.  The best most comprehensive work on this is applied to the Mercury version.  No surprise there, but I try to follow several that agree, when I find them.  Some reports are obviously by idiots looking for anybody who will look at bad movies, and semi-obvious small mistakes.
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Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

 

Thanks for checking, Bob. That's about what I remember hearing from the park host when I asked a similar question years ago.

On 10/15/2021 10:43 AM, Bob L wrote:
I received a call back from the lady at the State Parks Lowell office. She said the monthly marina slip rental was all they had---no short term rental.  She offered that if we wanted to anchor out, she could offer permits to allow the cars and trailers to be behind the locked gates. With the short days, that is a bit restrictive, but a nice offer. Anchoring out is not as good as having land access for small boats. That is what is available.  Bob
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Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

Bob Larkin
 

I received a call back from the lady at the State Parks Lowell office.  She said the monthly marina slip rental was all they had---no short term rental.  She offered that if we wanted to anchor out, she could offer permits to allow the cars and trailers to be behind the locked gates.  With the short days, that is a bit restrictive, but a nice offer.  Anchoring out is not as good as having land access for small boats.  That is what is available.  Bob


Re: The new "gassie" found me today

Electri-Cal
 

As a  note, you are right John.  I meant that no unusual sounds came out,  With the cover off, nothing sounded amiss.  Yep, should have put some oil in the spark plug holes, and then done a second test.  I got all new lubricants coming in, after figuring what to get on line.  I have no factory instructions, so I'm not going someplace without a good look at what's correct.  There are special products for the smaller outboards, some that were for that year motor that need to be found,  Four strokers seem easier, like lawn mowers.  Oils have changed, and I don't want to do something not a good idea.  The best most comprehensive work on this is applied to the Mercury version.  No surprise there, but I try to follow several that agree, when I find them.  Some reports are obviously by idiots looking for anybody who will look at bad movies, and semi-obvious small mistakes. 

Like most, I have always done lube jobs putting enough to see NEW lube coming out.  "Filling short",  to leave partial old dead lube in place is common.  I say that in particular for lower unit leg and the swivel joint.  Mine does have a dry sound, which I don't like, but I will re fill both "zerks" when new lube gets in.  It looked like two different lubes were used, colorwise,  One of the things that might occur with different owners, will have to see by next week.

Got served a 42 oz, plus steak (roast) last night. Perfect, in every way, so we saved most of each for several more meals as usual.  The Cowboy Dinner Tree is worth every nickel for tender and flavorful meat.  Once a year in the past we would do this along with the Paulina coots trip.  Missed doing that, but the fall drive, with pronghorn deer as roadies, and an excellent meal are worth it, the reservations are weeks out sometimes.

Ready for More coffee this am, Later,  Cal


Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

 

I hate it when they do that! <sigh> If that's all they've got for "outdoor" seating we can go down the street to the Longbranch again today. But I hope they didn't seal up the open area under the second floor that's shown in the bad photo I posted yesterday.

On 10/13/2021 9:14 PM, cherrill boissonou wrote:
Bob and I drove around back and looked at the “outdoor” area last Thurs.....2 big tents buttoned up ....just as we’ll be indoors!
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Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

Electri-Cal
 

Hard to find a perfect restraunt that has enough space, that is still in biz., without enough clients to make it pay.  Still the rains will come, so does the decision.  Every time we SHOP is a small challenge, so i am glad we have all 3 shots now.

That latest choice looks to have decent room,  the bar had decent food, and prices.  Maybe they might put up something if we explained our needs, looks like Earl is on top of this, so thanks for your work to make stuff happen, yes !!!

 


Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

Earl Boissonou
 

Bob and I drove around back and looked at the “outdoor” area last Thurs.....2 big tents buttoned up ....just as we’ll be indoors!
Earl🧙‍♂️🌝⚓️

On Oct 13, 2021, at 7:39 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Did you check out the Long Timber last Thursday? The only picture I could find of the outdoor area before I ran out of patience scrolling through all the photos on the Google Maps is rather poor, but it doesn't look very indoorsy to me. We'll find out tomorrow. The other photos show a pretty hoity-toity place. Maybe too much so for Coots. ;o)

There's no plan for a Dexter overnighter yet. I think I'll take Lazy Jack for a run out there Saturday, even though it's on the weekend. I'll ask the caretaker about renting slips for the night while I'm out there.

On 10/13/2021 2:53 PM, Earl wrote:
Sorry John, I’m going to opt out of the Thurs lunch.....there outdoor space looks awfully indoors tight for my peace of mind. Are you going to Dexter? I think I’m going unless it gets too cold.
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Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

 

Did you check out the Long Timber last Thursday? The only picture I could find of the outdoor area before I ran out of patience scrolling through all the photos on the Google Maps is rather poor, but it doesn't look very indoorsy to me. We'll find out tomorrow. The other photos show a pretty hoity-toity place. Maybe too much so for Coots. ;o)

There's no plan for a Dexter overnighter yet. I think I'll take Lazy Jack for a run out there Saturday, even though it's on the weekend. I'll ask the caretaker about renting slips for the night while I'm out there.

On 10/13/2021 2:53 PM, Earl wrote:
Sorry John, I’m going to opt out of the Thurs lunch.....there outdoor space looks awfully indoors tight for my peace of mind. Are you going to Dexter? I think I’m going unless it gets too cold.
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Yaquina River Halloween Float

 

The Halloween Yaquina River float, from Elk City to the Cannon Quarry ramp, is Saturday, November 6th this year. Yes, it's happening. Yipes! I thought for sure I'd updated the page for the float months ago! Sorry for the confusion; it'll be fixed by the time you go here:

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

We'll be starting late, and the sun goes down early, but we'll have a really strong ebb tide pushing us downriver. Cobblestone should be open. We can eat the pizza in the Andrew Linn Boatshop if it's too cold to eat in the pavilion.

On 10/13/2021 3:24 PM, elaine wrote:
Hi,
Are we still having the Halloween float this year?
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Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

elaineginader
 

Hi, 

Are we still having the Halloween float this year?

Elaine

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 2:53 PM cherrill boissonou <cboissonou@...> wrote:
Sorry John, I’m going to opt out of the Thurs lunch.....there outdoor space looks awfully indoors tight for my peace of mind. Are you going to Dexter? I think I’m going unless it gets too cold.
Earl🧙‍♂️🌝⚓️
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> We're gonna try the fancy new brewpub in Monroe this week. 1:00 in the covered outdoor area. It's a little closer to Corvallis than the Longbranch. <g>
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> Long Timber Brewing Company:
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Re: Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

Earl Boissonou
 

Sorry John, I’m going to opt out of the Thurs lunch.....there outdoor space looks awfully indoors tight for my peace of mind. Are you going to Dexter? I think I’m going unless it gets too cold.
Earl🧙‍♂️🌝⚓️

On Oct 13, 2021, at 1:37 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

We're gonna try the fancy new brewpub in Monroe this week. 1:00 in the covered outdoor area. It's a little closer to Corvallis than the Longbranch. <g>

Long Timber Brewing Company:

https://goo.gl/maps/iZ49SXTeyXGXu6CH9

https://restaurantguru.com/Long-Timber-Brewing-Company-Monroe-Oregon/menu

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Re: Raster Nautical Charts -- Bye Bye Soon

 

I thought I had a set of NOAA raster charts from last year, but it turned out to be from January of this year. I compared that 13th CGD file list with the file list from the download the I made the other day. No difference. Then I found a set of charts from 2017 and compared that file list with one from this year. The only difference was that "Chart 531 Gulf of Alaska Strait of Juan de Fuca to Kodiak Island" was missing in the newer file lists. A small scale chart like that, that's mostly used to find larger scale charts, will work fine now, even though it's four years out of date.

So, the sky hasn't fallen yet, but we need to keep track of what NOAA's up to...

On 10/13/2021 1:31 PM, I wrote:
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I'm gonna make file listings for the unzipped new downloads and older versions, then compare them using my text editor. Then, until 2025, I'll regularly check with NOAA to see which charts are are scheduled to be jettisoned.
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Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch in Monroe

 

We're gonna try the fancy new brewpub in Monroe this week. 1:00 in the covered outdoor area. It's a little closer to Corvallis than the Longbranch. <g>

Long Timber Brewing Company:

https://goo.gl/maps/iZ49SXTeyXGXu6CH9

https://restaurantguru.com/Long-Timber-Brewing-Company-Monroe-Oregon/menu

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Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

 

They close the gate at Lowell State Park at dusk, and don't reopen it until dawn. I need to take Lazy Jack to Dexter for a run soon. If I can find him, I'll ask the park caretaker about the possibility of renting slips by the night.

But Dexter lake isn't very interesting...

On 10/12/2021 2:36 PM, Bob L wrote:
One of the places that always has water is Dexter Lake.  Seems like an overnight with a stay at the marina could be fun, even on a winter day between storms. I tried, without success to ask Oregon Parks about one day rentals.  But, they list a full month at $47, so it sounds like the marina is kept open.  Does anyone know if we might just go down and rent a slip for a night or two?
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Re: Raster Nautical Charts -- Bye Bye Soon

 

I download the raster charts by CG district, to make the file sizes more manageable. Comparing the file sizes will show the _amount_ of change, but not the _specifics_. I'm gonna make file listings for the unzipped new downloads and older versions, then compare them using my text editor. Then, until 2025, I'll regularly check with NOAA to see which charts are are scheduled to be jettisoned.

On 10/13/2021 10:22 AM, Bob L wrote:
I meant GB.  Perhaps more useful is the exact size 3,053,677,775 bytes. Comparing these should show the amount of change.
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Re: Raster Nautical Charts -- Bye Bye Soon

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I meant GB.  Perhaps more useful is the exact size 3,053,677,775 bytes.  Comparing these should show the amount of change.

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