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ajohn1926@...
 

John-Sorry you can't make it to the messabout. Is "Wee Lass" your
Footloose?

John,
Alas, I wish it were but, "Wee Lass" is my Triad. The present status
of the "Footloose" is, I have all the frames, stem, transom & chines
assembled on the building jig. Next step is fairing the whole bloody
thing and installing sides and bottom. Looks like it is a cadidate
for next spring or summer launching.

John T.


Re: [MessaboutW] Messabout -July 14.

 

John-

Sorry you can't make it to the messabout. Is "Wee Lass" your Footloose? If
so, you've been busy! <g> If you've got any photos of her please scan them
and put them into the files section of the list so we can have a look at
her.

On Thu, 12 Jul 2001 15:10:10 -0000, John T. wrote:
I have really been loking forward to our get-together at Sawyer's
Landing on the 14th., especially, since it would be the first salt
water launching for "Wee Lass", but I am afraid some family
complications have arisen and I will not be able to attend.

I hope that the weather will be a typical coastal, blue sky and
breezy day, and that a good time will be had by all. John, looking
forward to your posting of some of the usual fine messabout photos
from your camera.

Have a safe and enjoyable day!
--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
A paranoid is a man who knows a little of what's going on.
<William Burroughs>


Messabout -July 14.

ajohn1926@...
 

I have really been loking forward to our get-together at Sawyer's
Landing on the 14th., especially, since it would be the first salt
water launching for "Wee Lass", but I am afraid some family
complications have arisen and I will not be able to attend.

I hope that the weather will be a typical coastal, blue sky and
breezy day, and that a good time will be had by all. John, looking
forward to your posting of some of the usual fine messabout photos
from your camera.

Have a safe and enjoyable day!

John T.


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Yaquina Bay July 14 Elk City

 

Bryn-

You've got a one track mind-- full of oars! <g> The captain's gig in
question is an ex-US Navy motorboat:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Gig.jpg

I believe recreational bay crabbing goes on year 'round. The crabs don't
like too much fresh water, so it makes sense that they'd be happy in the
summer, but I really don't know much about crabbing. Sawyer's rents crab
rings, so there must be some crabs around.

I've pretty well got the outboard bracket worked out for Pickle, so even if
the tin skiff with the antique outboard doesn't show up we can try the Elk
City trip Sunday.

On Mon, 9 Jul 2001 10:37:17 -0700 , you wrote:
When you figure out the captain's gig issue on the Yaquina and plan a trip,
will you need any rowers? I don't know the size of your (John) friend's
gig, but if you need more rowers, let me know. I think that would be a
great adventure up to Elk City.

I'll try to make the messabout. I just got two crab traps for my birthday,
is it crabbing season and is there decent crabbing near Sawyer's?
--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
The trouble with the school of experience
is that the graduates are too old to go to work. <Henry Ford>


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Yaquina Bay July 14 Elk City

thoms.bryn@...
 

When you figure out the captain's gig issue on the Yaquina and plan a trip,
will you need any rowers? I don't know the size of your (John) friend's
gig, but if you need more rowers, let me know. I think that would be a
great adventure up to Elk City.

I'll try to make the messabout. I just got two crab traps for my birthday,
is it crabbing season and is there decent crabbing near Sawyer's?

-----Original Message-----
From: jhkohnen@boat-links.com [mailto:jhkohnen@boat-links.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 12:38 PM
To: MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Yaquina Bay July 14 Elk City


Pat-

The messabout is a one-day affair with the option of messing about Sunday
if anybody wants to. In this case, the second day could be the Elk City
trip. It's about ten miles from the Toledo ramp to Elk City, in our tin
skiff we might be able to make that in hour and a bit if we hurried, but
we'll be dawdling, even slowcoaches should be able to do the trip in a
couple of hours each way, less with favorable tides. The tides will be
running pretty weakly on the 16th, but we'll probably try to leave the ramp
not much after nine to ride the flood up the river, high tide is a little
before eleven at Toledo. I suppose we'll hang around Elk City for a bit and
have lunch then head back.

I'm going to stay at Sawyer's Landing Friday and Saturday nights.

On Sat, 07 Jul 2001 15:10:10 -0000, Pat wrote:
Is the Messabout a one day afair?
Do you plan to spend the night at Sawyer's and go up to
Elk City on Sunday.
We are still planning to come, and Elk city trip sounds like fun.
More incentive to bring Rapid Robert and Seaponies. (Got to see if
any of them died over the winter.)
What woud be your gestamated time frame for Elk City trip?
Thanks

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Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Yaquina Bay July 14 Elk City

 

Pat-

The messabout is a one-day affair with the option of messing about Sunday
if anybody wants to. In this case, the second day could be the Elk City
trip. It's about ten miles from the Toledo ramp to Elk City, in our tin
skiff we might be able to make that in hour and a bit if we hurried, but
we'll be dawdling, even slowcoaches should be able to do the trip in a
couple of hours each way, less with favorable tides. The tides will be
running pretty weakly on the 16th, but we'll probably try to leave the ramp
not much after nine to ride the flood up the river, high tide is a little
before eleven at Toledo. I suppose we'll hang around Elk City for a bit and
have lunch then head back.

I'm going to stay at Sawyer's Landing Friday and Saturday nights.

On Sat, 07 Jul 2001 15:10:10 -0000, Pat wrote:
Is the Messabout a one day afair?
Do you plan to spend the night at Sawyer's and go up to
Elk City on Sunday.
We are still planning to come, and Elk city trip sounds like fun.
More incentive to bring Rapid Robert and Seaponies. (Got to see if
any of them died over the winter.)
What woud be your gestamated time frame for Elk City trip?
Thanks
--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
<Henry David Thoreau>


Re: Yaquina Bay July 14 Elk City

antec007
 

Is the Messabout a one day afair?
Do you plan to spend the night at Sawyer's and go up to
Elk City on Sunday.
We are still planning to come, and Elk city trip sounds like fun.
More incentive to bring Rapid Robert and Seaponies. (Got to see if
any of them died over the winter.)
What woud be your gestamated time frame for Elk City trip?
Thanks

Pat Patteson
Molalla, Oregon

--- In MessaboutW@e..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
Well, it looks like the messabout will be at Sawyer's Landing July
14th.
Somebody who knows how to get ahold of him (Jack?) should tell Scott
Malvitch. I've put a couple of scans of the flyer from Sawyer's
Landing
showing their rates and whatnot into the files section.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Yaquina%
20Bay/Sawyers-2.gif

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Yaquina%
20Bay/Sawyers-1.gif

--
John <jkohnen@b...>
http://www.boat-links.com/
Nobody ought to wear a Greek fisherman's hat unless they meet two
conditions:
1. He is a Greek
2. He is a Fisherman <Roy Blount Jr.>


Re: [MessaboutW] Elk City

 

Dick-

Glad you had a good trip. I've never been to Elk City, either by road or
water. I tried the road from Highway 20 on my motorcycle once, but it was
just too bad to be any fun on a street bike! Even though the road from
Toledo is said to be much better, I think it's safe to say that Elk City is
"off the beaten track". <g> They used to run steamboats up to Elk City in
the old days, and my friend Bill (you met him at the Dexter messabout)
wants to scout things out to see if he can get his Navy captain's gig up
that far (draws 3' something), so we're going to take a tin skiff with an
antique outboard up the river. Alas, it looks like the Elk City expedition
may be either the day before or the day after the Yaquina Bay messabout. If
it's as nice a trip as it looks like it'll be, it'll be worth doing again
though.

I'm pushing for doing the Elk City trip the day after the messabout so that
any motorboating messabouters who'd like to tag along can have a chance.
It's about ten river miles from the Port of Toledo launch ramp to Elk City.
We'll be using an ancient 10 hp. motor, but we won't be in a hurry, and
with three of us in the tin skiff it may not be too much of a speedboat
anyway.

The sailing skiff Foxglove that moors at Criteser's is a nice one alright!
It looks like it started out as a Billy Atkins design, either Jasper (14')
or Aunty Helen (16'), but has a slightly different decking arrangement. I'd
like to get the boat and owner to our messabout, but I forgot to leave a
note when I was there last week. If you wander over towards the restrooms
at Critesers you'll stumble on a derelict sailing skiff under a pile of
junk. It looks very much like something Pete Culler would have designed. I
wonder if there's a connection to the Atkins skiff's owner?

On Fri, 06 Jul 2001 04:13:45 -0000, Dick Mitsch wrote:
John, We had a nice day at the coast on the 4th. We took the Elk City
tour. We drove from Hy.20 to Elk City to Toledo. Stopped at the Elk
City Park, what a nice place. Looks like a good place for a messabout
for motor powered boats. Sounds like a neat trip your planning. Would
be interested in going if the scheduling permits. I have all week-
ends free in Aug. We are planning a garage sale on one of them, but
haven't set a date yet. Stopped at Criteser's saw a boat called
the "Foxglove", nice wooden sailboat, about a 15' one and narrow. Let
me know when Elk City gets planned
--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older
people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
<Logan Pearsall Smith>


Elk City

rjmitsch@...
 

John, We had a nice day at the coast on the 4th. We took the Elk City
tour. We drove from Hy.20 to Elk City to Toledo. Stopped at the Elk
City Park, what a nice place. Looks like a good place for a messabout
for motor powered boats. Sounds like a neat trip your planning. Would
be interested in going if the scheduling permits. I have all week-
ends free in Aug. We are planning a garage sale on one of them, but
haven't set a date yet. Stopped at Criteser's saw a boat called
the "Foxglove", nice wooden sailboat, about a 15' one and narrow. Let
me know when Elk City gets planned
Dick


Messabout on Yaquina Bay July 14

 

Well, it looks like the messabout will be at Sawyer's Landing July 14th.
Somebody who knows how to get ahold of him (Jack?) should tell Scott
Malvitch. I've put a couple of scans of the flyer from Sawyer's Landing
showing their rates and whatnot into the files section.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Yaquina%20Bay/Sawyers-2.gif

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Yaquina%20Bay/Sawyers-1.gif

--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
Nobody ought to wear a Greek fisherman's hat unless they meet two conditions:
1. He is a Greek
2. He is a Fisherman <Roy Blount Jr.>


Re: [MessaboutW] Portland Wooden Boat Festival

thoms.bryn@...
 

Pat knows the answer, but I'll say that I don't think it's at Oak's Park
this Year. Actually, I believe it's at the new waterfront park (where ever
that is)on the east side of the river in downtown. I'm not sure if they
still do the build/row-boat-across-river event, but it's pretty neat. My
first woodenboat is the firecracker (a 9 foot rowing dory skiff-thingy),
which is the boat that is built and rowed across the river in a day or maybe
it's over the weekend. Some of the northern folks in the group might have
more to offer about this event. It should be good, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: jhkohnen@boat-links.com [mailto:jhkohnen@boat-links.com]
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 3:04 PM
To: MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MessaboutW] Portland Wooden Boat Festival


I just got a message from Tom Carter of Rivers West about the festival up
in Portland. Unfortunately it conflicts with the Steam Up in Brooks. :o(
Boats or ancient machinery, it's a tough choice.

I'm not familiar with Portland (I try to stay away from the megalopolis),
do any of you know where the launch ramp and festival are and how to get to
them?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sorry to be so long in replying about the boat show. Its really taking off
and turning into a big deal. Its the last weekend in July, the 28th and
29th at the south end of the new Eastside Esplanade. There is a public
dock there where exibitors can tie up. The closest, handiest launch ramp
is at Willamette Park in the Johns Landing area. I'm not sure how we will
be handling parking for boat trailers for exibitors, but we have something
worked out. If you want to come we would love to have you. Contact Jerry
Estes, the show chairman, at: mariner@qwest.net.

See you there,
Tom Carter

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Portland Wooden Boat Festival

 

I just got a message from Tom Carter of Rivers West about the festival up
in Portland. Unfortunately it conflicts with the Steam Up in Brooks. :o(
Boats or ancient machinery, it's a tough choice.

I'm not familiar with Portland (I try to stay away from the megalopolis),
do any of you know where the launch ramp and festival are and how to get to
them?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sorry to be so long in replying about the boat show. Its really taking off
and turning into a big deal. Its the last weekend in July, the 28th and
29th at the south end of the new Eastside Esplanade. There is a public
dock there where exibitors can tie up. The closest, handiest launch ramp
is at Willamette Park in the Johns Landing area. I'm not sure how we will
be handling parking for boat trailers for exibitors, but we have something
worked out. If you want to come we would love to have you. Contact Jerry
Estes, the show chairman, at: mariner@qwest.net.

See you there,
Tom Carter

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell by
Dickens without laughing. <Oscar Wilde>


Re: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Bay messabout

 

Dick-

I suppose we could do the messabout on the 21st, but I've mentioned to some
people who probably don't monitor this list that it would _probably_ be on
the 14th. :o( I suppose we ought to stick to the 14th and hope to catch you
next time. We'll miss you though.

I stopped at the ramp near Criteser's the other day, it's just a ramp,
parking lot and restroom. I think that part of the bay is probably more fun
in a motorboat or good rowboat than a sailboat. Sometime quite soon I'm
going to try a trip from that ramp up to Elk City with a couple of
friends-- using an antique outboard! I think I'll take my little Honda
along for insurance. <g> It should be a nice, interesting trip.

When you got to the coast can you leave a note about it in the Atkin-like
sailing skiff that moors at Critesers? I forgot to the other day. It's an
interesting little boat and I hope it shows up.

I may see you at the steam-up in Brooks on the 28th. There's always lots of
neat machinery there! I went once, years ago, and it turned out to be one
of the hottest days of the summer! I thought I was going to die wandering
around between those simmering steamers and hot gas engines! Let's hope
it's a bit nicer this year.

The motor launch needs a lot of work, though it's basically sound. I should
replace part of the keelson and possibly a few planks. The engine will need
a sleeve eventually, and who knows what else I'll find when I tear it down.
I'm glad I bought it though! If it doesn't sink too quickly and the engine
runs OK (I got a new carb float today) I plan on putting around a bit this
summer before tearing things apart, I may even bring it to a messabout. <g>

On Sat, 30 Jun 2001 17:46:49 -0000, Dick Mitsch wrote:
Hello all. I've been reading all your messages. I don't type very
well so I just read. I let my wife do the typing, she's faster.
There is a ramp just up from Criteser's, toward Toledo. It has the
ramp, a nice dock, & parking lot. I lauched there once when I took my
Uncle for a boat ride. I don't remember if there's any camping, but
we're going over there the 4th so I'll look into more of what's there.
July is a busy month for me, I won't be able to make the 14th, we
have a Family Reunion in Molalla. Then the 28th I'm showing my Dad's
1948 York Turnabout Tractor at Brook's Antique Tractor Show. I've
invited the group if anyone is interested in old tractors & motors(
they're just not in boats).The only week-end that's free is the 21st.
If it's working out for everyone on the 14th then I'll just try to
catch the next one.
John, congratulations on the New/Old purchase. Not mad, your just a
boat nut like the rest of us. I'm still thinking of selling mine on a
web-site, but haven't done much about it yet.
--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb.
"Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
<Alfred North Whitehead>


Yaquina Bay messabout

rjmitsch@...
 

Hello all. I've been reading all your messages. I don't type very
well so I just read. I let my wife do the typing, she's faster.
There is a ramp just up from Criteser's, toward Toledo. It has the
ramp, a nice dock, & parking lot. I lauched there once when I took my
Uncle for a boat ride. I don't remember if there's any camping, but
we're going over there the 4th so I'll look into more of what's there.
July is a busy month for me, I won't be able to make the 14th, we
have a Family Reunion in Molalla. Then the 28th I'm showing my Dad's
1948 York Turnabout Tractor at Brook's Antique Tractor Show. I've
invited the group if anyone is interested in old tractors & motors(
they're just not in boats).The only week-end that's free is the 21st.
If it's working out for everyone on the 14th then I'll just try to
catch the next one.
John, congratulations on the New/Old purchase. Not mad, your just a
boat nut like the rest of us. I'm still thinking of selling mine on a
web-site, but haven't done much about it yet.

Dick


Yaquina Messabout Spots.

ajonn2000@...
 

Sawyer's Landing, July 14 sounds good to me.

John.


Yaquina Bay messabout Spots

 

I did a little scouting around Yaquina Bay the last few days.

Sawyer's Landing is about a mile closer to Newport than I had it on the map
(there's a new map at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/YaquinaMap.jpg ), it's right
at Yaquina. Advantages to Sawyer's landing are:

Right across the road from the Mad Dog tavern (despite the name a nice
friendly joint.

Closer to interesting sloughs than South Beach.

More pleasant location than South Beach.

Less of a maze to negotiate before reaching open water.

Tent and RV camping.

Use of the docks for the day.

Decks and picnic tables for hanging out.

Grocery store.

Disadvantages:

No beach (but there might be a nice spot across the bay).

Boats launched by hoist for $10 (covers in and out).

No place to launch cartop boats except with the hoist.


The boat basin at South Beach has few advantages (in my unbiased [kaf!
kaf!] opinion:

Only $6 to use the ramp.

Cartoppers might be able to sneak their boats into the water without
paying.

A "chuck wagon" selling hamburgers and hot dogs.

Easier to sail around looking at old fishing boats.

Likelihood of lusty winds.

RV camping available.

Disadvantages:

Lots of rowing for unpowered boats before getting to open water (but the
basin seems to be well protected from the tides and the breakwaters are
high enough that they might give some protection from the wind for
short-masted boats).

Inconvenient trailer parking.

Sterile atmosphere.

No beach (I didn't go looking for Pat's beach near the Hatfield Center).


Another launch site on the bay is the Port of Toledo ramp just upstream
from Criteser Mooring (within sight). Advantages:

Free launching.

Close to interesting waters.

Close to Criteser Mooring and the interesting old boats that frequent it.

Quiet water and light wind for very small boats.

Disadvantages:

No beach.

Spartan facilities (no picnic tables, small dock, no trees).

Narrow water.

Light wind.

Currents are likely stronger than in the wider waters of the bay.

No camping.


I'm leaning towards Sawyer's Landing for the July 14th messabout, but the
choice doesn't have to be mine. Does anyone else have any ideas? Does July
14th _not_ work for anybody?

--
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No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail;
for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned...
A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
<Samuel Johnson>


MAIB

 

Bryn-

You don't know MAIB!? That's Messing About In Boats, THE periodical for
boat nuts like us. $24 for 24 issues (about twice a month) from:

Messing About In Boats
29 Burley Street
Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

Bob Hicks (publisher)
(978) 774-0906

Can you make it to Yaquina Bay on the 14th of July?

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001 07:33:59 -0700, Bryn wrote:
...
Good looking books. Bytheway, I know WB, and I know SBJ, but MAIB?
--
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http://www.boat-links.com/
A paranoid is a man who knows a little of what's going on.
<William Burroughs>


Re: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Messabout Spots

thoms.bryn@...
 

I have not. That sounds great. I do think I saw the article in SBJ. I
picked up a bunch of them at a garage sale awhile ago. I have always wanted
to at least cruise around the sound in a two person dory, to Alaska is
another adventure, one that would take some training.

Good looking books. Bytheway, I know WB, and I know SBJ, but MAIB?

-----Original Message-----
From: jhkohnen@boat-links.com [mailto:jhkohnen@boat-links.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:10 PM
To: MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Messabout Spots


Bryn-

Have you read the account that was published in Small Boat Journal by the
young fellow who rowed single-handed up the inside passage in a Swampscott
dory? On another occasion he and his girlfriend circumnavigated Vancouver
Island in the same boat, and he also wrote about that trip for SBJ. I'll
rummage around and see if I can find those issues.

Somewhere recently I heard about this book:

DeArmond, Robert N. A Voyage in a Dory : From Sitka to Tacoma by Oars, Sail
and Tow Rope (Sitka : Arrowhead Press, 1999) 88 pp., paper, $13.95 +
postage, ISBN 1929292007, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier
Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. The Southeast Alaska historian
describes his 1931 adventure.

Per: http://www.library.state.ak.us/hist/somebooks/some99.html

Sounds like a good read. Then of course there's Row to Alaska by WInd and
Oar, or something like that, about a mature couple who row and sail a dory
to Alaska. You see it advertised in the back of MAIB. I've got it around
here somewhere...

You'll notice that the old-time sailing and rowing boats had a rig that was
easy to take down if they were going to be rowed when there was wind. Often
they'd strike the rig and row upwind rather than tacking under sail. They
wouldn't try that with the rig up!

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:53:32 -0700, you wrote:
I do have visions of doing the Inside Passage with only a two-person Dory
and no sailing rig. I am fairly clueless when it comes to rowing with a
sailing rig.

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Yaquina Bay Messabout Spot?

 

More info from Warren Jordan (he designed my boat
http://www.jordanwoodboats.com/):

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Sawyer's Landing is a nice little marina about 5 miles up the north bay
road from Newport. They have a hoist launch and a little store and docks
and campground facilities...very cozy place.

Criteser's only has a marine railways for haulout and repair, but no launch
facilities, as far as I know.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

I sort of favor having the messabout up the bay a ways. The wind would
probably be steadier and stronger near South Beach, but Sawyer's Landing is
close to a couple of interesting looking backwaters to explore. It sounds
like a nice place too. I'll check it out next week. It's just about where
my guess put it on the map in the files section.

The tides for July 14 are pretty much neaps with a low high tide at about
7:30 in the morning at Yaquina (near Sawyer's Landing), a low tide at about
1:15 and then a higher high tide at about 8:00 in the evening. Perhaps not
the best for exploring shallow sloughs, but the currents shouldn't be too
strong.

--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell by
Dickens without laughing. <Oscar Wilde>


Re: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Messabout Spots

 

Bryn-

Have you read the account that was published in Small Boat Journal by the
young fellow who rowed single-handed up the inside passage in a Swampscott
dory? On another occasion he and his girlfriend circumnavigated Vancouver
Island in the same boat, and he also wrote about that trip for SBJ. I'll
rummage around and see if I can find those issues.

Somewhere recently I heard about this book:

DeArmond, Robert N. A Voyage in a Dory : From Sitka to Tacoma by Oars, Sail
and Tow Rope (Sitka : Arrowhead Press, 1999) 88 pp., paper, $13.95 +
postage, ISBN 1929292007, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier
Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. The Southeast Alaska historian
describes his 1931 adventure.

Per: http://www.library.state.ak.us/hist/somebooks/some99.html

Sounds like a good read. Then of course there's Row to Alaska by WInd and
Oar, or something like that, about a mature couple who row and sail a dory
to Alaska. You see it advertised in the back of MAIB. I've got it around
here somewhere...

You'll notice that the old-time sailing and rowing boats had a rig that was
easy to take down if they were going to be rowed when there was wind. Often
they'd strike the rig and row upwind rather than tacking under sail. They
wouldn't try that with the rig up!

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:53:32 -0700, you wrote:
I do have visions of doing the Inside Passage with only a two-person Dory
and no sailing rig. I am fairly clueless when it comes to rowing with a
sailing rig.
--
John <jkohnen@boat-links.com>
http://www.boat-links.com/
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb.
"Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
<Alfred North Whitehead>

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