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Re: David West Memorial

Joe Novello
 

I"m sorry - the date is Sunday December 5th.

Joe



On Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 3:13 PM Joe Novello <joenovello3@...> wrote:
Hi All.  We will be hosting a memorial for David West on Sunday December 6th at 11:00 AM. We will have an open mic for people to share their thoughts about Dave. At 12:30 the family will join a boat parade down to Craigy  Point where we will stop and say a few words, then return to the boat shop.  

We will have the Waterfront Recreation and Education Center building open throughout the day for folks to mingle and share time and stories. We will also have a small amount of food and beverages for folks.  

Please respond here and let us know if you are attending this memorial.  We have limited space on the boats during the boat parade, but if folks have their own (motor) boats we encourage them to join in.  

We look forward to a joyful celebrations of David’s life.  
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David West Memorial

Joe Novello
 

Hi All.  We will be hosting a memorial for David West on Sunday December 6th at 11:00 AM. We will have an open mic for people to share their thoughts about Dave. At 12:30 the family will join a boat parade down to Craigy  Point where we will stop and say a few words, then return to the boat shop.  

We will have the Waterfront Recreation and Education Center building open throughout the day for folks to mingle and share time and stories. We will also have a small amount of food and beverages for folks.  

Please respond here and let us know if you are attending this memorial.  We have limited space on the boats during the boat parade, but if folks have their own (motor) boats we encourage them to join in.  

We look forward to a joyful celebrations of David’s life.  
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving to You All!

elaineginader
 

Thanks John. Quiet meal at our house feeling blessed.
Elaine

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021, 4:57 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I hope you're all having a great Thanksgiving! Good food and good
company. :o) Me and Mary are going up to my sister's in a bit. Don't eat
too much. <g>

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving to You All!

Bill Cook and Deborah L Cook
 

Thanks, John, back at ya and the same to one and all. We have lots to be thankful for. Stay safe everyone.🙏🏼✌

On November 25, 2021, at 4:57 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

I hope you're all having a great Thanksgiving! Good food and good
company. :o) Me and Mary are going up to my sister's in a bit. Don't eat
too much. <g>

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Happy Thanksgiving to You All!

 

I hope you're all having a great Thanksgiving! Good food and good company. :o) Me and Mary are going up to my sister's in a bit. Don't eat too much. <g>

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Electric Boating

 

To Alaska and back under solar power:

https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice-archive/2021/november/david-and-alex-borton

And the most ambitious Scandinavian electric ferry yet:

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/one-of-norway-s-northernmost-ferry-routes-is-set-to-go-all-electric

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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. (Arthur Conan Doyle)

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The rain cover is done !!

Electri-Cal
 

I bought a 48 in. square waterproof patio table cover that just came in yesterday.  Just today I did the fitting well enough to cover Surprises whole cockpit, with a good sitting room under the beige cover that covers the whole open area.  One detail is I couldn't cut the existing bimini top bows enough to do a deck level fit.  The other side of that is there will be some air flow under the cover for circulation, and I don't camp on board now anyhow. 

Maybe it beats heck out of carrying a full boat cover, and might be able to be added on under way for spring showers.  Just flip it over the bimini to install, and wrap a couple corner knots.  Maybe I can add  an entry hatch later as time permits, or I can get somebody to do a bit of sewing.  I put in eyelets to snug the corners tightly, and the color matches the afterdeck oak pretty well, oh yeah -- the table cover was $46.00 with freight through amazon, nylon cord and some grommets extra. 

Sure helps to have a bimini top in place, but with some thought, a  simple bolted and removable 2X2 frame could be added to fit, and sized to fit the basic yard tool box, BBQ fire pit, or like mine a table square cover for a weatherproof cover on the cheap. 

Gettin' er done to see if I need more detailing, byeee !! -----  Cal  


Re: USCG MLB Victory, Retired

Joe Novello
 

John - agreed. Both engines were working fine. It was a political decision. The brass figured people would wonder why they were decommissioning a boat that could make it all the way to Ilwaco under it's own power so they had the boats towed. 

It’s just plain sad how it all transpired. There was supposed to be a decommissioning ceremony but it never happened. 

It is what it is. 

On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 2:09 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
TOWED to Ilwaco! She should have made her final voyage under her own
power, and been greeted on arrival by dignitaries, a band, and lots of
fanfare. <sigh>

There aren't any replacements for the 52-footers.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        Video
Date:   Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:16:53 -0800
From:   Joe Novello <joenovello3@...>
To:     Retired Old Guy Sailing Club
<retired-old-guy-sailing-club@...>


HI All,


   Just a few weeks ago, the US Coast Guard entered the final stages of
decommissioning it's entire fleet of  52 foot motor lifeboats. The
Victory, The Intrepid and The Invincible were towed to Ilwaco Washington
to be pulled out of the water for the last time and removed from service.


Tom McAdams was moved by this decision and the event that lead up to the
Victory being shamed by being towed to Ilwaco, even though both engines
work, for decommissioning.  He told me he wanted to publish his thoughts
about it.  So I came up with the video described below. It has been
viewed over 850 times since it was posted 14 hours ago. I thought you
might be interested.

Retired Master Chief Thomas McAdams reflects on his experiences aboard
these magnificent boats as expressed in a poem he wrote inspired by
their decommissioning.


https://youtu.be/aJCZLibapXw

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evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however,
the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. (Isaac Asimov)


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Joe Novello


USCG MLB Victory, Retired

 

TOWED to Ilwaco! She should have made her final voyage under her own power, and been greeted on arrival by dignitaries, a band, and lots of fanfare. <sigh>

There aren't any replacements for the 52-footers.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Video
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:16:53 -0800
From: Joe Novello <joenovello3@gmail.com>
To: Retired Old Guy Sailing Club <retired-old-guy-sailing-club@googlegroups.com>


HI All,


 Just a few weeks ago, the US Coast Guard entered the final stages of decommissioning it's entire fleet of  52 foot motor lifeboats. The Victory, The Intrepid and The Invincible were towed to Ilwaco Washington to be pulled out of the water for the last time and removed from service.


Tom McAdams was moved by this decision and the event that lead up to the Victory being shamed by being towed to Ilwaco, even though both engines work, for decommissioning.  He told me he wanted to publish his thoughts about it.  So I came up with the video described below. It has been viewed over 850 times since it was posted 14 hours ago. I thought you might be interested.

Retired Master Chief Thomas McAdams reflects on his experiences aboard these magnificent boats as expressed in a poem he wrote inspired by their decommissioning.


https://youtu.be/aJCZLibapXw

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Re: Yaquina Kayak For Sale

elaineginader
 

I've known Jim long before I knew the Coots were around. We met at the Toledo Boat Show he was sitting in Big Blue. Such a soft spoken man and a lover of boats and the water. When I joined the group I would always look for him and now I'll always remember him as I glide on the water in my new to me kayak.

Thank you John for passing on the message from his daughter Amy.

Elaine

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 12:26 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Jim Reim's daughter, Amy, contacted me about finding a home for a
Yaquina Kayak (I think that's what they're called):

"... a kayak my kid's and I built with my dad at the Toledo wooden boat
show a few years ago. It's currently down at a friend's house on the
Alsea river and I would like to sell it to anyone who would like it. I
don't know how much it is worth but the idea would be to get it to
someone who would use and take care of it. I've attached a picture. It
is very balanced in the water, it is just too big and heavy for me to
use myself."

These are Good kayaks, though apparently not lightweight. Email me if
you're interested and I'll give you Amy's contact info so you can make
her a fair offer.

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John <jkohnen@...>
Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is
never in doubt. (Eric Sevareid)


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How to Fight Invasive Species -- Eat Them!

 

If you catch some of those nasty green crabs, don't throw them back!

https://www.opb.org/article/2021/11/21/eat-green-crabs-invasive-species/

https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/Documents/GreenCrabManagement_CulinaryGuide.pdf

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John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. (Mark Twain)


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Re: Enterprise race sailing dinghy

elaineginader
 

Hi Jove,

Well to start with is I'm 65 almost 66 and I'm not a racer. I want to cruise and the challenges are enough. I thought I'd be able to do that but you have to be on your toes and able to shift from side when you jibe. The boom has plenty of head room and putting the sailes in the hollow mast is easy also. I don't move as quickly as needed and felt uneasy in sailing her. There's a main sail and jib so you need to be ready when the boat wants to. The rudder is detached and a line that needs to be fastened to keep it in place.
I'm glad you're interested and she needs to go to someone who would let her fly.

Elaine

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 5:56 PM Jove Lachman-Curl <jovelc87@...> wrote:
Hi Elaine,
I probably don't need another boat, but I am still interested, and curious about the enterprise.
Can you tell me more about what you're impressions of it are?
From what I've read it is a fairly racey design, but not as highly strung as modern boats in a similar weight class.
It is a bit smaller and lighter than other 2 person race dinghies. And it has quite a lot of sail area.
You said it is not the boat for you? Why is that, does it have a low swinging boom, or otherwise uncomfortable to sail. I am 34, and many of the people I sail with are nimble enough and this boat sounds fun, But I am interested in what makes it not work for you.
Thanks,
-Jove

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 3:03 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Larimar is a sporty little boat, not as fast as some of the newer
designs, but fun for somebody younger and nimbler. I suppose she's a
TR-3 compared to a modern Porsche. I think a TR-3 is more fun than a
fancy new Porsche, even if the German wonder would leave it in the dust.
:o) So maybe the comparison doesn't hold water... <g> The modern go-fast
small boats do look like fun for athletic youngsters.

https://flic.kr/p/2kXC9GJ

On 11/21/2021 9:44 AM, Elaine wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm in need of selling my Enterprise and wanted to see if any Coot would
> be interested. She was made be Sears back in 1969 and fully restored by
> Michael Bogoger. I did maintenance to her about 3 years ago put oar
> mounts and had her in the Toledo Show a couple of times. Her tags don't
> expire till December on 2022.
>
> I like her but she's not the boat for me. Here's some pictures asking
> $600.00 and she comes with her trailer and never had a motor.


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than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in
plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness
in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good
plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will
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Re: Enterprise race sailing dinghy

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Hi Elaine,
I probably don't need another boat, but I am still interested, and curious about the enterprise.
Can you tell me more about what you're impressions of it are?
From what I've read it is a fairly racey design, but not as highly strung as modern boats in a similar weight class.
It is a bit smaller and lighter than other 2 person race dinghies. And it has quite a lot of sail area.
You said it is not the boat for you? Why is that, does it have a low swinging boom, or otherwise uncomfortable to sail. I am 34, and many of the people I sail with are nimble enough and this boat sounds fun, But I am interested in what makes it not work for you.
Thanks,
-Jove

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 3:03 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Larimar is a sporty little boat, not as fast as some of the newer
designs, but fun for somebody younger and nimbler. I suppose she's a
TR-3 compared to a modern Porsche. I think a TR-3 is more fun than a
fancy new Porsche, even if the German wonder would leave it in the dust.
:o) So maybe the comparison doesn't hold water... <g> The modern go-fast
small boats do look like fun for athletic youngsters.

https://flic.kr/p/2kXC9GJ

On 11/21/2021 9:44 AM, Elaine wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm in need of selling my Enterprise and wanted to see if any Coot would
> be interested. She was made be Sears back in 1969 and fully restored by
> Michael Bogoger. I did maintenance to her about 3 years ago put oar
> mounts and had her in the Toledo Show a couple of times. Her tags don't
> expire till December on 2022.
>
> I like her but she's not the boat for me. Here's some pictures asking
> $600.00 and she comes with her trailer and never had a motor.


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exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable
than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in
plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness
in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good
plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will
hold water. (John W. Gardner)

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Re: Enterprise race sailing dinghy

 

Larimar is a sporty little boat, not as fast as some of the newer designs, but fun for somebody younger and nimbler. I suppose she's a TR-3 compared to a modern Porsche. I think a TR-3 is more fun than a fancy new Porsche, even if the German wonder would leave it in the dust. :o) So maybe the comparison doesn't hold water... <g> The modern go-fast small boats do look like fun for athletic youngsters.

https://flic.kr/p/2kXC9GJ

On 11/21/2021 9:44 AM, Elaine wrote:
Hi all,
I'm in need of selling my Enterprise and wanted to see if any Coot would be interested. She was made be Sears back in 1969 and fully restored by Michael Bogoger. I did maintenance to her about 3 years ago put oar mounts and had her in the Toledo Show a couple of times. Her tags don't expire till December on 2022.
I like her but she's not the boat for me. Here's some pictures asking $600.00 and she comes with her trailer and never had a motor.

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Re: When and If -- Yep !!

 

An even easier way to do it is to attach your photo to an email to the group:

oregoncoots@groups.io

I think the easiest way to deal with these online groups is to read the messages via email, and answer them the same way, and of course post new messages by email too. You can tell your mail reading program to put messages from each group into its own folder.

On 11/21/2021 10:04 AM, Dan in Almostcanada wrote:
Claire says…all ya gotta do is…
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Re: When and If -- Yep !!

Dan
 

Claire says…all ya gotta do is…


Enterprise race sailing dinghy

elaineginader
 

Hi all,

I'm in need of selling my Enterprise and wanted to see if any Coot would be interested. She was made be Sears back in 1969 and fully restored by Michael Bogoger. I did maintenance to her about 3 years ago put oar mounts and had her in the Toledo Show a couple of times. Her tags don't expire till December on 2022.

I like her but she's not the boat for me. Here's some pictures asking $600.00 and she comes with her trailer and never had a motor.

Thanks,
Elaine


Next Step, Funding a Project

Electri-Cal
 

Or, call it recycling !!  I was looking at items no longer used.  I dug out two RCBS reloading ammo presses, and a shotgun  shell reloader.  Most popular gun and shotgun calibers, with all the bullets, powder, and items to own a really complete reloading setup.  Then I found several archery outfits, all tuned and ready for target or hunting, with accuracy notes, maybe 4 well known classic bows.  I even have some guns still left over. There ought to be enough stuff there that could generate enough bucks for a new project boat, or whatever.  Maybe buy some of that with gold coins, gem stones or related jewelers items.  I sold my Lincoln continental coupe that way, and the Triumph Spitfire, so that can be done.  

Probably others like me are casually looking for a different boat, motorcycle etc, - as those are my primary interests, will find takers to help shuffle stuff around without any, or probably a small amount, of cash to get it evened out.  The point of this is to look at what moves your project along.  If you have good tradeable items, sometimes you can get closer to that other motor, the boat, moto, or trailer you'd like.   Maybe just move out what you don't need.  I have even thought about a mini trailer for my Toyota.  No way to find out unless you mention or list items.  I just found one reloading tools buyer on a web site, gotta watch that for scams, but one way, listing on eBay is another.   I have made over $10 k as an established seller on eBay so far, but eBay doesn't do guns, for instance, that's a different site I have sold on very well, and which I will use again.

There are creative ways to fund your obsession(s), just look at what you don't need anymore, and trade out ---  Cal
 


Re: When and If -- Yep !!

Claire Acord
 

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On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 7:20 AM Dan <danashore@...> wrote:

John, Cal…any way to put pix on this site?  My own Mojo the Tuglet does all the stuff you are talking about:  13 feet, standing inside headroom, and a floor long enough to sleep on.  Hopefully to be in the Depoe show this time.  Soooooo, how do you do the picture thing?  Dan


Re: When and If -- Yep !!

Dan
 

John, Cal…any way to put pix on this site?  My own Mojo the Tuglet does all the stuff you are talking about:  13 feet, standing inside headroom, and a floor long enough to sleep on.  Hopefully to be in the Depoe show this time.  Soooooo, how do you do the picture thing?  Dan

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