Roseburg Hardwood Supplier
Does anyone have the number for the guy in Roseburg that sells native
hardwoods? I can't find it in any directory, yp, directory service,
I've asked around. Anyway, I understand he sells green oak and I
have a steambending project coming up and I'm in search of
inexpensive green oak.
I'll tell you a bit about this project, I'm pretty excited about it
and I love talking boats. Also, John wanted to hear more about this
project. I really got into banks dorys and other New England style
dories and small craft in general that do not require a combustion
engine for propulsion, so this project I'm doing is a bit not like
me, but nonetheless, I still get excited about it. It is a
restoration/rennovation project of a 1960's Cruiser's Inc. 16'
runabout. I think it's the utility of the runabout that get's me
stoked. It's a great camping boat, a great lake/picnic boat, a good
exploration boat say from a converted Troller in the San Juans, a
good lake fishing boat, or estuary crabbing boat, and I hate to say
it, but it's also a decent water skiing boat. I think that will
llkley be that last thing I do with it, however, I have to admit that
it would be kinda fun.
I got the boat for free from a guy in Eugene who was planning, like a
lot of us, to completely restore the boat, but because he found
another 1960's Cruiser, 18-footer, in better condition, decided to
make that the project and give up the one he was working on. He
rebuilt the keel, laminated a new stem, and cleaned and recaulked the
lapstrake joints between each plank on the forward half of the
vessel. A fair amount of work to give up, but I was happy to take it
off his hands. There is quite a bit of work to do on it, but it
sounds like the windshield and seats, all mahoghany, except the
glass, of course, are in fair condition and will likely need little
more than a good refinishing. I have a sneaking suspicion that I
came across this same boat two owners ago in Springfield (3 years
ago) being offered for $100 dollars, If that was it, then I guess it
pays to wait.
Gottago, thanks in advance and thanks to John for putting this
John, I also appreciate your setting up the new Upper Willamette
Group. Although we had only a small group at Dexter Lake last
Saturday, it was very enjoyable. Begin with beautiful weather,
gentle winds, lovely lake and scenery. Add to this a group with
common love of small wooden boats, stir in a measure of "boat talk"
and you have the recipe for a very pleasant "Messabout Day".
I am looking forward to more messabouts and more members and hope
that this site will serve as a central clearing house for small boat
news in our area. Also include an exchange of ideas and comments
regarding, building, maintaining or operating our craft
Incidently John, thanks for the ride in "Pickle", I enjoyed it very
Nice to meet you in person too. Thanks for starting this group.
I think that's what these "Messabouts" things are supposed to to.
I know there are a lot us nuts out here that labor away, usually
alone, to build and enjoy small boats, and may sometimes wonder
if we are the only ones that are so "Crazy". Then you find a
group like this, and find there are a lot of "Crazy" people
out there too. (Kind of comforting, or maybe frightening,
I'm not sure which.)
While emails and groups like Bolger and the others can answer
questions and get us information, there's nothing like meeting and
talking with like minds. (Again maybe frightening)
I'm in Molalla, which make Eugene about three hours by car, or
three weeks by "Toad", but am only a couple of miles from the
Molalla River, so it could be done, but mostly uphill to your
I am unclear on exactly what a "Messabout" is.
I have the idea, but are they usually just one day affairs?
The Silicone age does have it's advantages, and it would be
difficult to contact everyone via a wooden abacus.
--- In MessaboutW@y..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
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Good morning John,
Thanks for setting up the list. I look forward to making the next
gathering -- it sounds like this past weekend was great. Sorry to
have missed it but May is the month of birthdays and growing things
so was too overwhelmed for the trip.
Later - Larry Barker Talent, OR
Welcome to the Upper Willamette Valley Messabout Mailing List!
The purpose of this mailing list is to help smallboaters who live in
the upper Willamette Valley get together to share their passion with
other local boat buffs. We can use this forum to discuss good places
to boat in our area, to arrange Messabouts, to pass the word about
other boating get-togethers, to share pictures and boating tales, to
keep in touch with other boaters, and (of course) to just talk about
I live in Eugene, and it's my list ;O), so I think a good area for
us to plan Messabouts is within about a 2 hour drive from my
driveway, any more than that becomes a burden for a one day round
trip, and I wouldn't want to be going even that far all the time.
That covers a lot of water though, from Siletz Bay down to Bandon on
the coast; from Detroit Lake to Diamond Lake and over to Waldo and
maybe the lakes on Century Drive in the Cascades, and all the way
down the Willamette Valley. But there are no rules here except to be
polite to each other, so if you have an idea about an event further
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Re: [MessaboutW] I could Just cry
Yes Andy, I extend my positive thoughts on your finding the 2m rig in good