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Re: write-up of my Chuckanu build

 

Good photo essay, Andrew. As usual.

Those thingies on the sides of the cockpit are "coamings", the thingies under the fabric they fasten to are "carlins".

Did you ever think about using the iron to shrink the fabric? Sometime, when we can once again get together inside, I'll show you Platt Monfort's video on building his Geodesic Airolite boats. He's got some ideas that would be useful for Gentry style boats too.

On 1/17/2021 8:03 PM, Andrew Linn wrote:
I did a writeup of my Chuckanu build http://andrewlinn.com/2020/201215chucanu/index.htm
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Re: write-up of my Chuckanu build

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Very nice Andrew, thank you!


On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 8:04 PM Andrew Linn <alinn@...> wrote:
I did a writeup of my Chuckanu build
http://andrewlinn.com/2020/201215chucanu/index.htm






Re: Shipwreck Florence

 

This fellow would probably know:

https://www.chartsmapsgraphics.com/

If you find out, please tell the rest of us.

On 1/17/2021 7:31 AM, Dirt wrote:
Anyone here know what ship this might be?
On North side of the bay. Not the schooner Bella which is on the south side.
Okay, anyone know the history of this shipwreck our friends found near the base of the north jetty Coast Guard tower in Florence? It appears to be completely buried with the exception of the top deck photos shown. The front mast near the bow shows a very tight grained wood. The rear or stern mast seems to have some steel reinforcing near the base.
Touched up photos show the starboard gunnel near the bow with the front mast circled in red and rear mast in yellow.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Bob’s portrait

 

Thanks, Earl!

From: Earl
Sent: January 16, 2021 4:35:53 PM PST
To: jkohnen@boat-links.com
Subject: Bob’s portrait
Yes John. Here’s the photo of the painting.
Earl
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Re: Bob Didn't Make It

Teresa Pittman
 

So sorry to lose him. Prayers of comfort for his family.

“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

On Jan 15, 2021, at 4:23 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Bob Mitsch lost his battle with the covid around midnight last night. <sigh> This is the report from Dick's wife, Jan:

"Dr. said he was strong otherwise, but his lungs just did [not] clear.
The blood pressure Meds and the ventilator was what was keeping him alive. He passed within a half hour after they took him off. They went by his Advanced Directive for his choice of what to do & Craig, Janice & Christy discussed it together too. The Dr. said he wouldn’t be able to withstand the ventilator much longer."

When Bob was first put on the ventilator the Doc told Janice that 50% of people put on ventilators for the covid don't survive. We all hoped that Bob's toughness and cussedness would be enough to win this fight...

Bob was a great guy, the quintessential Coot. If someone asked you what a Coot looks like, you'd probably send them a picture of Bob. <g> He and his brother, Dick, have been Coots since the very beginning. Bob will be sorely missed.

Take this deadly virus seriously! We don't want to lose anyone else.

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Re: Tim Severin

 

I don't recall the details, but I think rotting leather was one of the trials Severin and his crew endured. But they were successful in their attempt to cross the ocean in a curragh!

Joan Druett's short piece on Severin reminds of of some of his other adventures, and mentions some new to me.

https://joan-druett.blogspot.com/2021/01/tim-severin-seaman-adventurer-author.html

On 1/16/2021 4:31 PM, Earl wrote:
John,
I remember the story from the National Geographic magazine. Didn’t Severin have problems with leather rotting at doom point?.......maybe on a prototype?
So sorry Bob didn’t make it. I enjoyed him at our lunch gatherings.
https://joan-druett.blogspot.com/2021/01/tim-severin-seaman-adventurer-author.html
There is also a fine memoriam in the *Sydney Morning Herald.* Sailor in
leather boat challenged theory Columbus first to America (smh.com.au)
https://www.smh.com.au/national/sailor-in-leather-boat-challenged-theory-columbus-first-to-america-20210106-p56s35.html

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write-up of my Chuckanu build

Andrew Linn
 

I did a writeup of my Chuckanu build http://andrewlinn.com/2020/201215chucanu/index.htm


Shipwreck Florence

Case Turner
 

Anyone here know what ship this might be?

On North side of the bay. Not the schooner Bella which is on the south side.

Okay, anyone know the history of this shipwreck our friends found near the base of the north jetty Coast Guard tower in Florence? It appears to be completely buried with the exception of the top deck photos shown. The front mast near the bow shows a very tight grained wood. The rear or stern mast seems to have some steel reinforcing near the base.
Touched up photos show the starboard gunnel near the bow with the front mast circled in red and rear mast in yellow.
Any thoughts?




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Re: Bob Didn't Make It

Electri-Cal
 

A fond farewell to a good man, thanks to Bob for some very entertaining times.  Likewise the closest covid casualty I know, he will be missed.  My sincere sympathies to the Mich family for their loss. Another crossing of the bar, as all must do,

Remembering, " To Absent Friends"  ----------  Cal


Re: Bob’s portrait

Richard Green
 

That’s a wonderful portrait!

Rich

On Jan 16, 2021, at 6:05 PM, David Graybeal via groups.io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

That's marvelous. Really captures him!!


Re: Bob’s portrait

elaineginader
 

That's great 


On Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 6:00 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:



-------- Original Message --------
From: Earl
Sent: January 16, 2021 4:35:53 PM PST
To: jkohnen@...
Subject: Bob’s portrait

Yes John. Here’s the photo of the painting.
Earl


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Re: Bob’s portrait

David Graybeal
 

That's marvelous. Really captures him!!


Bob’s portrait

 

-------- Original Message --------
From: Earl
Sent: January 16, 2021 4:35:53 PM PST
To: jkohnen@boat-links.com
Subject: Bob’s portrait

Yes John. Here’s the photo of the painting.
Earl


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Re: Bob Didn't Make It

Richard(Dick)
 

We'd like to Thank You all for you nice thoughts for Bob.
It's still so unreal......Richard will truly miss him; their phone visits a couple times a week (during Covid times), their birthday Lunches they've done for a few years.
Time will heal the heart aching, but Memories can never be taken away.
Thank You again.... Be Careful, Be Safe, wear your masks and wash, wash, your hands; It's horrible virus............Richard & Jan


Re: Tim Severin

cherrill boissonou
 

John,
I remember the story from the National Geographic magazine. Didn’t Severin have problems with leather rotting at doom point?.......maybe on a prototype?
So sorry Bob didn’t make it. I enjoyed him at our lunch gatherings.
Earl

On Jan 16, 2021, at 2:47 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Most of us probably remember him from his adventure trying to cross the Atlantic in a leather-skinned curragh, and the book he wrote about it:


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Subject: Tim Severin
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 09:52:15 +1300
From: Joan Druett
Reply-To: Marine History Information Exchange Group <MARHST-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA>
To: MARHST-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA

I don't believe it has been noted on the list that Tim Severin passed away
last month. I was greatly saddened by the news. He was a lovely man, an
inspiration to many, a great maritime historian and an epic adventurer.

I wrote about him myself: World of the Written Word: Tim Severin, seaman,
adventurer, author (joan-druett.blogspot.com)
<https://joan-druett.blogspot.com/2021/01/tim-severin-seaman-adventurer-author.html>;
There is also a fine memoriam in the *Sydney Morning Herald.* Sailor in
leather boat challenged theory Columbus first to America (smh.com.au)
<https://www.smh.com.au/national/sailor-in-leather-boat-challenged-theory-columbus-first-to-america-20210106-p56s35.html>;

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*Wellington, New Zealand 6011*
*World of the Written Word*

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Tim Severin

 

Most of us probably remember him from his adventure trying to cross the Atlantic in a leather-skinned curragh, and the book he wrote about it:


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Tim Severin
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 09:52:15 +1300
From: Joan Druett
Reply-To: Marine History Information Exchange Group <MARHST-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA>
To: MARHST-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA

I don't believe it has been noted on the list that Tim Severin passed away
last month. I was greatly saddened by the news. He was a lovely man, an
inspiration to many, a great maritime historian and an epic adventurer.

I wrote about him myself: World of the Written Word: Tim Severin, seaman,
adventurer, author (joan-druett.blogspot.com)
<https://joan-druett.blogspot.com/2021/01/tim-severin-seaman-adventurer-author.html>;
There is also a fine memoriam in the *Sydney Morning Herald.* Sailor in
leather boat challenged theory Columbus first to America (smh.com.au)
<https://www.smh.com.au/national/sailor-in-leather-boat-challenged-theory-columbus-first-to-america-20210106-p56s35.html>;

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*Joan Druett*
*Wellington, New Zealand 6011*
*World of the Written Word*

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Re: Bob Didn't Make It

 

Around Xmas there were stories about people traveling to get together for the Holiday. One woman was quoted in more than one story. She was in Florida, or someplace near, and was gonna fly to Oregon for Xmas with her mother. When asked if she was worried about the Virus she said, "my mom's worth it." Worth taking the chance of bringing a deadly disease into her home? <sigh> I hope that gal's mother survived unscathed...

Be careful out there! For yourself and others.

On 1/15/2021 4:52 PM, Myles T wrote:
It's sad to hear this news John.
I can't imagine being the one who passed this disease on to him and learning that he didn't make it.
I have cousins who have been rationalizing lots of family gatherings without masks. It always comes back to her saying her 95yr old mom would rather see all the gr-grandkids and accept the risk. Yet, the real issue is how could my cousin live with herself if after one of these gatherings she lost her mother and her 2 son-in-laws who are at greater risk. She needs to realize how real this is.
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Re: Bob Didn't Make It

 

I had a long talk with Jan last night. Dick is having a hard time. He and Bob were always close. <sigh>

Bob wanted his ashes spread at sea. Craig is gonna take the C-Dory out and fulfill that wish. I suggested that it would be fitting to take Bob's ashes out from Depoe bay, since Bob enjoyed the shows there so much. Craig also wants to have a Coot get-together and wake at his and James's place at Tidewater. I suggested that we wait until warmer weather, and/or milder covid conditions.

I've got a lot of good photos of Bob. It's hard to choose one for this message. The shot I've attached was taken by Jim C at Depoe Bay in 2018.

Looking for photos of Bob, I was reminded of those times when we went out for the sail-by at Port Townsend, with me sailing and Bob taking the photos with my camera. Good times! :o) Did we ever tell you about the crazy lady who came along once? <g>

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Re: Bob Didn't Make It

 

Bob did like his beer! :o)

On 1/15/2021 5:34 PM, Case wrote:
This Picture says it all! I’ll toast Bob tonight with a tasty beer.
Enjoyed many evenings with Bob around the campfires at messabouts, long after all the other Coots went to bed.
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My favorite picture of Bob

Andrew Linn
 

is attached. On my Weekender, in the rain, on the Columbia, during a Solstice messabout at Quinn's Cove

This was a great afternoon.

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