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Progress on My New Boat

 

The Retired Old Geezers at the Toledo Boathouse have been moving along on the Platt Monfort designed Classic 12 they're building for me. All the stringers are on, so we can now see the shapew of the hull, and they'll soon be bending in the ribs. I'm getting the oak for the ribs Thursday. Promises to be an interesting field trip to the small mill in the Eola Hills NW of Salem:

http://www.zenaforest.com/

http://gaboats.com/boats/classic12_design.html

http://gaboats.com/boats/classic12.html

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John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good. (Sophocles)


Re: Depoe Bay Boat Show This Weekend

Joe Novello
 

Hi John,

I don't see any of the guys leaving their R/C boats there. I guess we will just have to play it by ear this year.  I'll have mine in my truck in the parking lot at the boat ramp.  It could be I just sail it from the dock on that side of the bay.  I'm not sure about the other folks. Only one other person expressed any interest in bringing their boat to the show.  It sure would be a lot more conducive to participation from the folks I know, both with wood and R/C boats if that show was held later in the year when better weather can be expected.  

Ron and Kelly finished installing the stringers on your boat today.  It's looking really good. Ron will remove clamps and trim the transom end of the stringers tomorrow. We are ready for rib lumber.  Do you have an ETA for that?

Joe



On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 6:25 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
R/C sailboats can be delivered by automobile before 10:00, and retrieved
after 5:00 Saturday, or 4:00 Sunday. We should have thought about this
earlier, so we could have figured out some sort of boat cart. Next year!
<g> We can arrange for automobile delivery to the parking lot, but not
into the boat show, during display hours. We can talk to Jack O'B about
that tomorrow.

Even if the weather isn't conducive to sailing R/V boats (David B will
Have his R/C tugboat handy for rescues <g>) it'd be nice to have some on
display.

On 4/11/2019 4:38 AM, Toledo Joe wrote:
> ...
> The R/C boats do not do well in wind and rain. I’ll bring mine, but will
> have to watch for good conditions. There is a parking concern. Bud
> suggested parking at the boat ramp and walking over. That may be a bit
> difficult, toting the boats and gear.
>
> What are your thoughts?

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. (Mark Twain)





Re: Depoe Bay Boat Show This Weekend

 

R/C sailboats can be delivered by automobile before 10:00, and retrieved after 5:00 Saturday, or 4:00 Sunday. We should have thought about this earlier, so we could have figured out some sort of boat cart. Next year! <g> We can arrange for automobile delivery to the parking lot, but not into the boat show, during display hours. We can talk to Jack O'B about that tomorrow.

Even if the weather isn't conducive to sailing R/V boats (David B will Have his R/C tugboat handy for rescues <g>) it'd be nice to have some on display.

On 4/11/2019 4:38 AM, Toledo Joe wrote:
...
The R/C boats do not do well in wind and rain. I’ll bring mine, but will have to watch for good conditions. There is a parking concern. Bud suggested parking at the boat ramp and walking over. That may be a bit difficult, toting the boats and gear.
What are your thoughts?
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. (Mark Twain)


Re: Depoe Bay Boat Show This Weekend

Joe Novello
 

Hi John,

I’ll be talking to the guys today about the boat show in Depoe Bay. The weather doesn’t look so hot for this weekend.  The consensus is that a couple of guys may show up with R/C Sailboats weather permitting on Saturday. I’m planning to be there around 11:00 and stay until 2 or 3 or until I’m too cold and wet. 

The R/C boats do not do well in wind and rain. I’ll bring mine, but will have to watch for good conditions. There is a parking concern. Bud suggested parking at the boat ramp and walking over. That may be a bit difficult, toting the boats and gear. 

What are your thoughts?

Joe



On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 11:46 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Just in case you've been hiding somewhere, here's a reminder that the
Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed is this coming weekend, the 13th
and 14th.

http://www.coots.org/mb/DepoeBay/

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless
substitute for life. (Robert Louis Stevenson)




--
Joe Novello


Depoe Bay Boat Show This Weekend

 

Just in case you've been hiding somewhere, here's a reminder that the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed is this coming weekend, the 13th and 14th.

http://www.coots.org/mb/DepoeBay/

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life. (Robert Louis Stevenson)


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

 

I hope David buys that little Suzuki just so we can see that! <g>

https://groups.io/g/oregoncoots/album?id=0

Ever since my little Honda was still new enough to worry about somebody stealing it I've daydreamed about repainting its cowling and putting decals saying "YUGO" on it. ;o)

On 4/7/2019 10:51 PM, Case wrote:
David,
You do know if you get this engine you'll have to remove all the labeling and replace it with a custom wrap!!!’
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Think for yourself and question authority. (Timothy Leary)


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

 

To keep digressing... Nissan outboards are Tohatsus with Nissan decals. Small Mercurys are Tohatsus with Merc decals. Since 2011 Tohatsu has been making the small Evinrude outboards.

Tohatsu has been in business since the 1920s, and has been making outboards since 1956.

On 4/7/2019 11:10 PM, Richard G wrote:
...
 I think I said I have a Nissan 3.5 but it’s Tohatsu branded.  Same motor but Nissan more expensive.  But I digress…..
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. (Mark Twain)


Re: Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed, April 13-14

 

Alas, most of us Ol' Coots would get in trouble back home if we did any dallying at Depoe Bay, if we were up to it, and we're too lazy to change our own oil, so we let Pit Stop do it. <sigh> I guess the only fun will be changing the clocks...

E. B. White was a sailor as well as an author. His son, Joel, was a well-known boat designer. Coots have built some of his designs:

http://brooklinboatyard.com/joel-white-designs/

On 4/7/2019 7:29 AM, Dan from Almostcanada wrote:
“The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase. (E. B. White)”
John:  Are we going to Depoe Bay for dalliances AND oil changes?  I forget.  Dan
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. (George Santayana)


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

Richard Green
 

Dunno how old the Suzuki is but I paid 700 new for mine maybe ten years ago.  The neutral made the difference for me when I bought it though as I report I was never quite happy with it.  Perhaps if I’d have used “real” gas in it instead of ethanol it would have been better.  

 I think I said I have a Nissan 3.5 but it’s Tohatsu branded.  Same motor but Nissan more expensive.  But I digress…..

Rich Green

On Apr 7, 2019, at 10:51 PM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

David,

You do know if you get this engine you'll have to remove all the labeling and replace it with a custom wrap!!!’

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Dirt, 

AKA Case

Sent from not here

On Apr 7, 2019, at 10:25 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

Agree about the price. But it is next door to new. And sall 4-strokes don't seem to be common on the used market. We'll see how the negotiations go.

--
Dirt


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

Case Turner
 

David,

You do know if you get this engine you'll have to remove all the labeling and replace it with a custom wrap!!!’

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Dirt, 

AKA Case

Sent from not here

On Apr 7, 2019, at 10:25 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

Agree about the price. But it is next door to new. And sall 4-strokes don't seem to be common on the used market. We'll see how the negotiations go.

--
Dirt


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

David Graybeal
 

Agree about the price. But it is next door to new. And sall 4-strokes don't seem to be common on the used market. We'll see how the negotiations go.


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

 

I wouldn't balk at getting a Suzy 2.5, if I needed another little motor. It's got a 'real" neutral, not a centrifugal clutch like a Honda. But that price is a bit steep:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y43aaqk8

or

https://onlineoutboards.com/products/suzuki-2-5-hp-df2-5s2-outboard-motor?variant=7745350598698&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7tfPst6_4QIVRRx9Ch1rxgW1EAQYAiABEgJGYfD_BwE

It's curious that they sell the Tohatsu 2.5 for more than the Merc 2.5... I thought the Mercury decals were the most expensive, then the Nissan decals, with the Tohatsu decals being cheapest...

On 4/7/2019 7:22 PM, David G wrote:
It's near-new. Asking $700, Only 7 hrs run time.
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. (Jerome K. Jerome)


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

Case Turner
 

“Their only complaint about the Honda was that it took too long to run the gas out of the float bowl! <g>”

Sounds like they needed a Coots test group
To see how long one could run around the lake and die at the dock!

Case

Sent from not here

On Apr 7, 2019, at 10:10 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

Their only complaint about the Honda was that it took too long to run the gas out of the float bowl! <g>


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

 

I known nothing of the little Suzy. All those little four-strokes have tiny jets. I had a Tohatsu (Nissan, Merc) 3.5 for a while and it liked to clog the idle air jet. Fortunately, you don't have to take the carburetor apart to get to it. I had trouble with my old Honda 2 last season -- an intermittent carburetion problem. I think it's the result of s**t in the gas tank. I was gonna fix it last November... <g> I'm gonna clean the tank and install a filter. Use stabilizer in the gas, and a fuel filter. I think the Tohatsu had a filter, but the Honda doesn't.

Years ago, back when Honda sold the only small four-stroke, Practical Sailor did a test of the various "dinghy motors". Their only complaint about the Honda was that it took too long to run the gas out of the float bowl! <g>

On 4/7/2019 12:26 PM, Rich G wrote:
I had a 2.5 Suzuki and found it hard to keep the tiny tiny holes in the carburetor clean.  In the end I had them bored out a bit oversize and it worked ok but I was never happy with it.  I currently have a Honda 2 horse and Nissan 3.5 both of which have served me well.  I prefer the Nissan 3.5 overall though it’s heavier.
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. (Logan Pearsall Smith)


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

David Graybeal
 

It's near-new. Asking $700, Only 7 hrs run time. 


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

Jack Korlann
 

How many hours on the motor and cost?  Break in hours will determine future of motor.


From: oregoncoots@groups.io <oregoncoots@groups.io> on behalf of David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2019 5:11 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)
 
Thinking about making an offer on a barely used Suzuki 2.5 4-stroke. Anyone have feedback... words of warning?


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

David Graybeal
 

Thanks for the info!


Re: Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

Richard Green
 

I had a 2.5 Suzuki and found it hard to keep the tiny tiny holes in the carburetor clean.  In the end I had them bored out a bit oversize and it worked ok but I was never happy with it.  I currently have a Honda 2 horse and Nissan 3.5 both of which have served me well.  I prefer the Nissan 3.5 overall though it’s heavier.

Rich Green

On Apr 7, 2019, at 10:11 AM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

Thinking about making an offer on a barely used Suzuki 2.5 4-stroke. Anyone have feedback... words of warning?


Feedback - Suzuki 2.5 hp (DF2.45S)

David Graybeal
 

Thinking about making an offer on a barely used Suzuki 2.5 4-stroke. Anyone have feedback... words of warning?


Re: Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed, April 13-14

Richard Green
 

Dang, if we get a choice, my van needs an oil change.

Rich Green

On Apr 7, 2019, at 7:29 AM, Dan <danashore@...> wrote:

The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase. (E. B. White)
 
John:  Are we going to Depoe Bay for dalliances AND oil changes?  I forget.  Dan

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