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Re: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

Electri-Cal
 

Sounds good,  happened about that time I was finishing with a broken off molar extraction.  Gee whizz, what fun !!  Good thing I called Charlie, soon as the dentist offered me a vacant chair earlier than planned.  Looks like fun was had all around, so next time should work for me again.   The photos look great, much better than the hippie outside decor.  Hey, I'll check the web menu to see if those folks have beers on tap ??

Since i'm encouraged to HAVE to stay quiet, it's a good time to look over the new Suzuki 4 hp.  Charlie and I got it going in 4 pulls, from dead cold, with choke of course.  I'm impressed, but that's easy when you've never owned anything close except a lawn mower a while back.  I started the same program for motor newbies, from 2012.  Got water pump kit,  all new fuel hoses, fuel filters, and oils.  Will do fuel pump soon too.   The fuel hose wire clamps were corroded off, at a touch.  Letting any motor sit that long, well you all know about that too.  I was really impressed with the motor, even if the water pump wheel was done.  I had the repair kit here before the first pull of the rope.  Good to have some rainy weekends to work toward next year.  Might wish I had my inflatable back, that would run it.

See ya'all later coots, ------  Cal 


Re: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

 

A small turnout today, but we had a good meal at Junkyard Dogs. I had their cheapest burger, which was Huge and good. It was probably as big as the ones at Long Timber, but one giant patty instead of two smaller ones stacked on top of each other. Easier to eat. Good, but not as good as the Long Timber burger, Cheaper, though, at $13. Not as good as the Longbranch patty melt, either, but that's comparing burgers and patty melts... Charley and Jim had expensive hotdogs. They both said they were real good, and Charley said his was the best hotdog he's ever had. I'll try one of those next time.

There's a large covered dining area with good ventilation and heaters. Today we ate out front in the sun. The rain started just as we were getting in our cars to leave. :o)

A good joint that we'll eat at again. I hope the covered dining area with heat might even attract Coots who aren't ready to eat indoors, but get creaky if they eat in the cold. See attachments.

https://goo.gl/maps/Sq7uKEY3x4okPfpC6

http://extremeburgers.com/

We drove by the 99 Cafe in Harrisburg, but there was no outside seating at all. Jim said it's all booths inside.

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Re: John Storm Transient Dock

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi John,

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

stopped for dinner after nobody showed up for the big Riverswest BBQ they invited us to. Their, "big Fun event of the year!" I still poke Riverswest members about that. <g>

Yep, I got burned on an event date change just after I joined the club. But I sure am glad I haven't been a member for several years so that I can't be poked anymore. :-)

Mark




Dock below locks.

Brian Gage <jamesgage637@...>
 

John, Decided to go down to the big pipes and check them out this morning. I'm going to try to find out if this dock is also a transitante dock. Looks like a fun place to spend the night. There would be the night trains to listen to and the great Willamette Falls roaring up around the bend and 
the beautiful arch Bridge too.
Here are some Pixs of this facility. 


Dock below locks.

Brian Gage <jamesgage637@...>
 

John,
Some years back Oregon City decided they didn't want the 
Stergen and Salmon fishermen fishing along the promenade. Some reasons were City liability, trash and public drunkenness. 
So West Linn built the big floats that you mentioned on the West side, just below the locks. Now the fishermen park and hike down to the floats.
The big articulating pipes you see(strong arms) are there to keep docks a safe distance out during low water and also to contend with torrents during floodwaters. The support pipes/tubes  are superior to steel cables because of the huge volume of 
water and flood debris.
B.G.
P.S.   now the promenade is home for the homeless...
you know blue tarps and trash   :-(  


Re: Simple Electric Boat

David Graybeal
 

I remember liking the looks of that one.

 

Mik's 'Quick Canoe - Electric' is similar, and an even easier/cheaper build --

 

https://www.storerboatplans.com/boatplans/quick-canoe-electric-a-simple-cheap-electric-powered-boat/

 

https://cdn.shortpixel.ai/spai/w_560+q_lossy+ret_img+to_webp/https://www.storerboatplans.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1233553_711075915575228_1108426647_n.jpg


Simple Electric Boat

 

An article dredged up from the Small Boats Monthly archive. The advantage of keeping things simple and light -- a claimed 4 hours motoring at full "throttle", from two what look like group 27 batteries! :o) Using the cheapest Minn Kota trolling motor. Sail and oars to get you home in a pinch:

https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/the-hird-island-skiff/

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Reminder: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

 

This week let's try the hotdog stand at Lancaster, between Harrisburg and Junction City. I didn't check it out in person, but it looks like there are airy places to eat. More than just hotdogs on the menu. 1:00, as usual:

https://goo.gl/maps/Sq7uKEY3x4okPfpC6

http://extremeburgers.com/

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Re: WW 2 ships surfacing due to volcanic activity

 

Thanks, Dirt. I had no idea Iwo Jima was so active! "the island rises by between 10 and 30 inches per year—the beach where U.S. forces landed in 1945 is now over 50 feet above sea level..."

On 10/20/2021 2:01 PM, Case wrote:
Interesting article
https://www.thedrive.com/news/42802/volcanic-activity-lifts-sunken-wwii-ghost-ships-from-the-ocean-off-iwo-jima
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Re: Housemoving, the Newfie Way

David Graybeal
 

Love it!!!


Re: John Storm Transient Dock

 

Thanks, Mark. It's all clear now. Me and Jim Ballou used the John Storm dock when stopped for dinner after nobody showed up for the big Riverswest BBQ they invited us to. Their, "big Fun event of the year!" I still poke Riverswest members about that. <g>

The dock upstream on the west side of the river may have been built for boats waiting to get through the locks.

On 10/17/2021 7:12 PM, Mark N wrote:

Is that the dock on the west side of the river with a big pipe(s)
coming
down past it? Nope, wrong bridge. Jon Storm is east side, just north of the I-205 bridge.
There is another new-ish dock in Lake Oswego at Foothills Park that has free docking. One of the residents at the moorage where I keep my boat spent a weekend there last month and enjoyed it well enough.
If we ever get a Portland area cruise going, those two spots might be good spots to use.
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Housemoving, the Newfie Way

 

I've heard that city-dwelling residents of Newfoundland want to scrap the demonym "Newfie" because it makes them sound provincial. <sigh> I think they only have the one city... (See Republic of Doyle)

Anyway, this is how they move houses out there:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/8n8mdf3m

or

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/video-newfoundland-couple-move-house-with-dories-and-barrel-floats

The first time I went on a cruise in the Aurora Explorer the deckhand was a Newfie (and proud to be called one). He complained that the only way he could get seal meat in BC was in a can... <g>

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Re: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

 

And other airplane parts scattered up and down the road. Musta been quite a crash! ;o)

On 10/19/2021 9:11 PM, Earl wrote:
John,...is that the place with the airplane fuselage stuck in the roof?
https://goo.gl/maps/Sq7uKEY3x4okPfpC6

http://extremeburgers.com/
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Re: Fer reals this time

Steve Molin
 

Say Andrew, did you move the Daysailor? Family had one 30-odd years ago, we knocked about the lakes in the Sierras, and I'm tempted to look for another one ...


WW 2 ships surfacing due to volcanic activity

Case Turner
 


Re: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

Electri-Cal
 

Yep, thats it.  I,m bringing Charlie as long as I have to be over his way first in the am.   We might need to get some input on tables for a group.

Cal


Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

elaineginader
 

Hi Cal, great ideas and thank you. I have some ideas one being if I'm to use the boom to hold some of the cover I'll need a x bracket near the transom to hold the boom up. The main sail holds it up when out on the water. The tent could drape if I want over pcp pipes to give it more body. The transom end would be sewn closed and the other end could wrap around the mast.
I have other up grades I want to do to her such as cletes and rode guides for my anchor. Also I'm going to maybe paint the inside and fix the center board crack. To sleep maybe an idea could be putting boards held up by the seats and center board could allow a sleep spot.
I'll keep you posted on my progress. New sails are going to be in the list too. Sailrite has great prices for sail kits. I'm excited and will reach out when I'm stuck.

Elaine
 

On Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 7:30 PM Electri-Cal <calboats@...> wrote:
Back in town, but a good bike trip to SunRiver once again.  A bit dry now for old sinuses though.  Back to boats, from what I see in the notes so far.  I wonder is some changes might be made to Elaines boat for comfort.  Most boats can be modified somehow, part of the fun I'd say.  I was thinking about a steel (cheaper) or aluminum (cleaner) and plastic square tubular sectioned roll up table top I saw.  A series of spaced apart aluminum Square metal tubes with fabric sewn tubes that they slip into the hull width, like the camp table I saw at bi Mart.   Then the tubes roll up in the fabric cover for storage, might need some plywood to support people weight and an air mattress topping that off, kinda off the head but worth looking at.   There just has to be an answer there someplace.  Even a underboom deck cover of stretched canvas would cut some wind at night, with a couple of end poles added.  Seat cushions that slide together might help both day and night comfort.

I'm figuring on a plain ol' tarp stretched over the bimini top as a frame on Surprise, a bit tall but a lower one that worked for Elaines height would probably be fine.  If Bob Larkin can do this !!!  Possibly we coots have some old tubing or 2X2's to make something  that works like a tent shape  The easiest is a tarp boom tent, with her skills it would be a good project.  Well, all this is conjecture, as I don't know her boat at all, but there has to be an answer besides selling the whole rig and starting over, unless it sails poorly of course.  In that case take the lumps and get one that starts out closer to what you want, everybody changes boats ask John Kohnen, ahem !!.  I have also, and miss some of them now, but time marches on.

Best Wishes,    Cal 

Even the old Loman 17 cabin hard chine that I had was a great overnighter, was a simplified lightning with a cabin, fast and easy to handle.  Probably none left now. ---- see ya later, ----   Cal


Re: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

Earl Boissonou
 

John,...is that the place with the airplane fuselage stuck in the roof?
Earl🧙‍♂️🌝⚓️

On Oct 19, 2021, at 1:24 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

This week let's try the hotdog stand at Lancaster, between Harrisburg and Junction City. I didn't check it out in person, but it looks like there are airy places to eat. More than just hotdogs on the menu. 1:00, as usual:

https://goo.gl/maps/Sq7uKEY3x4okPfpC6

http://extremeburgers.com/

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Re: Overnight at Dexter/Lowell marina

Electri-Cal
 

Back in town, but a good bike trip to SunRiver once again.  A bit dry now for old sinuses though.  Back to boats, from what I see in the notes so far.  I wonder is some changes might be made to Elaines boat for comfort.  Most boats can be modified somehow, part of the fun I'd say.  I was thinking about a steel (cheaper) or aluminum (cleaner) and plastic square tubular sectioned roll up table top I saw.  A series of spaced apart aluminum Square metal tubes with fabric sewn tubes that they slip into the hull width, like the camp table I saw at bi Mart.   Then the tubes roll up in the fabric cover for storage, might need some plywood to support people weight and an air mattress topping that off, kinda off the head but worth looking at.   There just has to be an answer there someplace.  Even a underboom deck cover of stretched canvas would cut some wind at night, with a couple of end poles added.  Seat cushions that slide together might help both day and night comfort.

I'm figuring on a plain ol' tarp stretched over the bimini top as a frame on Surprise, a bit tall but a lower one that worked for Elaines height would probably be fine.  If Bob Larkin can do this !!!  Possibly we coots have some old tubing or 2X2's to make something  that works like a tent shape  The easiest is a tarp boom tent, with her skills it would be a good project.  Well, all this is conjecture, as I don't know her boat at all, but there has to be an answer besides selling the whole rig and starting over, unless it sails poorly of course.  In that case take the lumps and get one that starts out closer to what you want, everybody changes boats ask John Kohnen, ahem !!.  I have also, and miss some of them now, but time marches on.

Best Wishes,    Cal 

Even the old Loman 17 cabin hard chine that I had was a great overnighter, was a simplified lightning with a cabin, fast and easy to handle.  Probably none left now. ---- see ya later, ----   Cal


Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Junction City

 

This week let's try the hotdog stand at Lancaster, between Harrisburg and Junction City. I didn't check it out in person, but it looks like there are airy places to eat. More than just hotdogs on the menu. 1:00, as usual:

https://goo.gl/maps/Sq7uKEY3x4okPfpC6

http://extremeburgers.com/

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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. (Ernest Hemingway)


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