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Yaquina Bay Messabout

 

Sawyer's Landing is a nice place! Aside from the friendly folks and nice
camping spots Jack, Scott Marble and I discovered something else wonderful
about the place, but we better not tell anybody about it! <g> I'll stay
there again.

The turnout for the messabout was small, just Jack (and his wife Maggie and
a couple of grandaughters for a while), Scott Marble and I, but a good time
was had by all. The weather was warm and sunny, but the wind howled out of
the northwest and made the bay awfully choppy most of the day so we sat
around out of the wind at Sawyer's Landing gabbing about boats, looking at
maps and pictures, and otherwise having a good time until the tide turned
in the afternoon and the chop eased up some. I didn't have enough gumption
to take Pickle out and Scott only had a kayak, but Jack had been putting
around in his big dory so we joined him for a little run up the bay and a
look into Poole Slough after the tide turned. Boy is it nice up Poole
Slough! Quiet and wild, with a few docks and houses and some interesting
derelict boats, well worth further exploration. You can see a map of where
we went here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Yaquina%20Bay/PooleSlough.jpg

Scott and I did got out for a nice sail in Pickle in the evening when the
wind died down a bit. It was a Good Day. My removable outboard bracket
worked fine and the little Honda 2 pushed Pickle around quite well, but she
ran awfully bow-high with me sitting on the stern seat working the engine.

Sunday Scott and I went to the Toledo ramp, but nobody showed up, not
even my friends with the tin skiff! But we did find a good place to eat in
Toledo; The Timbers on main street. Good plain American food at good
prices.

I left a note on the sailing skiff at Criteser's Friday, and it came
sailing down to Sawyer's Landing, but I apparently wasn't up yet and it
didn't stop. It's a Billy Atkins designed Jasper, real nice.I got an email
from the owner though, and I think we can bring him into the fold. He's one
of us alright, a few days ago he bought that derelict Pete Culler skiff
that was under the pile of junk at Criteser's. <g>

--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
A paranoid is a man who knows a little of what's going on.
<William Burroughs>


Re: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Bay Messabout

thoms.bryn@...
 

Wish I could have been there. The topo is great and it looks like there is
a lot of exploration to be had in the upper Yaquina Estuary. One of these
days I'll have to get to a messabout.

Quick not eon the steaming device I made awhile ago. It has almost been
totally dedicated to heating up the hill billy hottub. I picked up a cheap
transfer pump from Harbor Freight, we'll see how long it lasts, but it turns
the water over (about 120 gallons, mid-sized stock tank)in about 30 minutes,
5 gpm, which runs through my steamer/heat exchanger in the fire pit. It
takes about one hour to heat the tub to 102F. One of these days, I'll have
to get some green oak and bend some frames for the boat. It would make a
good estuary exploration boat.

I think I asked this before, but is there a fair amount of folks heading up
to the Port Townsend festival in September? If we have a few, it would be
fun to get together, maybe camp together or something. Any interest?

-----Original Message-----
From: jhkohnen@... [mailto:jhkohnen@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:39 AM
To: MessaboutW@...
Subject: [MessaboutW] Yaquina Bay Messabout


Sawyer's Landing is a nice place! Aside from the friendly folks and nice
camping spots Jack, Scott Marble and I discovered something else wonderful
about the place, but we better not tell anybody about it! <g> I'll stay
there again.

The turnout for the messabout was small, just Jack (and his wife Maggie and
a couple of grandaughters for a while), Scott Marble and I, but a good time
was had by all. The weather was warm and sunny, but the wind howled out of
the northwest and made the bay awfully choppy most of the day so we sat
around out of the wind at Sawyer's Landing gabbing about boats, looking at
maps and pictures, and otherwise having a good time until the tide turned
in the afternoon and the chop eased up some. I didn't have enough gumption
to take Pickle out and Scott only had a kayak, but Jack had been putting
around in his big dory so we joined him for a little run up the bay and a
look into Poole Slough after the tide turned. Boy is it nice up Poole
Slough! Quiet and wild, with a few docks and houses and some interesting
derelict boats, well worth further exploration. You can see a map of where
we went here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MessaboutW/files/Yaquina%20Bay/PooleSlough.jpg

Scott and I did got out for a nice sail in Pickle in the evening when the
wind died down a bit. It was a Good Day. My removable outboard bracket
worked fine and the little Honda 2 pushed Pickle around quite well, but she
ran awfully bow-high with me sitting on the stern seat working the engine.

Sunday Scott and I went to the Toledo ramp, but nobody showed up, not
even my friends with the tin skiff! But we did find a good place to eat in
Toledo; The Timbers on main street. Good plain American food at good
prices.

I left a note on the sailing skiff at Criteser's Friday, and it came
sailing down to Sawyer's Landing, but I apparently wasn't up yet and it
didn't stop. It's a Billy Atkins designed Jasper, real nice.I got an email
from the owner though, and I think we can bring him into the fold. He's one
of us alright, a few days ago he bought that derelict Pete Culler skiff
that was under the pile of junk at Criteser's. <g>

--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
A paranoid is a man who knows a little of what's going on.
<William Burroughs>



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Re: Elk City Expedition

rjmitsch@...
 

-John, The 21st is still open, & sounds good to me, if we can get
some more to join us. The Elk City Park is small, but real nice. It
has a few camp sites, bathrooms, and a boat ramp & dock, also a
picnic area, we could have lunch there. Where would you want to start
from in Toledo. If your friends don't show up again you can go with
me.
The little "Orca" has had some major changes. No more inboard. It now
has a well and a 4hp Mercury, not so original but more practical.I
can still sail her if I want to though.
I would have came Sunday, but my son from Bend asked me to meet him
at Clear Lake to go fishing with him. Since I don't get to see or do
much with him anymore I wanted to see him. Had a good visit, but only
caught one fish.
Hope the Elk City messabout gets good results.
Dick






-- In MessaboutW@y..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
I've had no explanation so far why my friends with the tin skiff
didn't
show up to haul me to Elk City Sunday, but the boat's owner had to
get his
antique outboard in shape, put a timing belt in his car, set up the
stoves
for Chez Ray at the Country Fair, and who knows what else before
the trip,
and just didn't get it all done in time. Now we're talking about
doing the
trip next Saturday, the 21st. I hope it works this time! <g> I'll
keep you
informed. Anyone who wants to tag along is welcome, if you don't
have a
motorboat maybe you can bum a ride with someone who has one (the
tin skiff
will have a boatload already though). Maybe even Dick Mitsch can
make it,
isn't the weekend of the 21st the only one you have free in July
Dick?

--
John <jkohnen@b...>
http://www.boat-links.com/
I care not for a man's religion whose dog or cat are not the
better for it.
<Abraham Lincoln>


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Elk City Expedition

 

Alas, July 21st won't work for my tin skiff owning, antique outboard nut
friend, he's got to help somebody do a concrete slab that weekend. Besides,
I've come down with the plague of some sort and may not be feeling up to
snuff by Saturday. :o( I did make my friend promise to be available August
4th, two weeks from this coming Saturday. Will that work for everybody?
High tide on the 4th is about 3:00 PM at Toledo, we could leave the Toledo
launch ramp at 10:30-11:00, have a latish lunch in Elk City and jaw about
boats until the tide turns (or we get impatient) and head back to Toledo.

Sorry to hear about Orca's operation. She may be more practical now, but
no where near as interesting. <g>

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 05:49:06 -0000, Dick Mitsch wrote:
-John, The 21st is still open, & sounds good to me, if we can get
some more to join us. The Elk City Park is small, but real nice. It
has a few camp sites, bathrooms, and a boat ramp & dock, also a
picnic area, we could have lunch there. Where would you want to start
from in Toledo. If your friends don't show up again you can go with
me.
The little "Orca" has had some major changes. No more inboard. It now
has a well and a 4hp Mercury, not so original but more practical.I
can still sail her if I want to though.
I would have came Sunday, but my son from Bend asked me to meet him
at Clear Lake to go fishing with him. Since I don't get to see or do
much with him anymore I wanted to see him. Had a good visit, but only
caught one fish.
Hope the Elk City messabout gets good results.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
Correlation does not imply causation; except, of course, to your cat.
<Craig O'Donnell>


Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

 

Bryn-

A bunch of Bolger boat buffs will be meeting at PT on Saturday morning,
probably at 10:00 at the CLC booth. We'll probably repair to a nearby
eatery for coffee and pastry and boat talk. I'm hoping some of us will get
together for dinner too.

I'm going to be sleeping in the lap of luxury that weekend, a room with a
bay view at the Aladdin. <g>

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001 09:02:19 -0700, Bryn Thoms wrote:
...
I think I asked this before, but is there a fair amount of folks heading up
to the Port Townsend festival in September? If we have a few, it would be
fun to get together, maybe camp together or something. Any interest?
--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
I cannot help thinking that the people with motor boats miss a great deal.
If they would only keep to rowboats or canoes, and use oar or paddle...
they would get infinitely more benefit than by having their work done for
them by gasoline. <Theodore Roosevelt>


Bald Eagle Festival

 

If you're looking for something nautical to do this weekend the Bald Eagle
Festival in Cathlamet, Washington is the 21st & 22nd and there's a wooden
boat get-together connected with it that's said to be good fun. One of
these years I'll try it out, but not this time.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
All the troubles of man come from his not knowing how to sit still.
<Blaise Pascal>


Re: Sawyer's Landing Long Story

antec007
 

Thanks for the story on Sawyer's Landing trip.
Wish I could have been there, but I just went to the Dr a couple
of days before, and he kind of scarred me.
I didn't know this neck thing was going to be as long lasting
or as serious as it apparently is, so I'm taking it even more
careful now than I have been.
He told me three months, and I was ready to be back to normal
now, but I guess he didn't want to hit me with the whole thing
before the surgery, and is giving me a little bad news at a time.
Now looks like is going to be another three months in neck brace,
and a year or so to see if everything worked out all right.
He was probably right. I might not have gone through with it,
but really didn't have much choice.

I had one of my most memorable boating experiences out of Sawyer's
Landing some twenty years ago.
I had an older friend, who was an auto mechanic, that had a
24' Rienell cabin boat at Sawyer's.
He invited my wife and I to come over for a day to do a little
salmon fishing in the Ocean.
It sounded great to us, as my wife is an avid fisherperson, and
and always out fishes me.
He had had the boat for a couple of years and spent much of his
free time over there, so we felt comfortable going with him, and
the boat was a big, heavy, deep V, and he, as a mechanic, kept
the motor in perfect shape.
We woke up to a beautiful day, with sun and no wind.
We headed for the ocean, and under the bridge, and out through
the jetty. The bar was almost perfectly flat.
The fish were several miles off shore, so his plan was to just
run west until we got to where the fish were, and then head north
and start tolling, then turn east and come back to shore.
As we got further off shore, we noticed a fog bank about ten
miles out, but he didn't pay it much attention, as it was
a fast boat, and if the fog got closer, we could just run back
to Newport.
Not being much of a sailor then, and certainly not an Ocean sailor,
I put my faith in him; after all he did this all the time.
We got the proper distance off shore and began trolling north.
All was well, still sunny, but because we were in this nice big
boat, he hadn't noticed that the wind had started to pick up from
the north, and also the current was from the north.
This was the time before Loran or GPS, so it was dead reckoning.
(An appropriate term if ever there was one.)
To the chase. His Reckoning wasn't so good.
The fog did come in faster than he had thought and the wind had
really picked up.
We were in the fog, with five to six foot seas, and winds of about
25 knots. He was a little concerned, but not too worried.
He had a new depth finder that he had just bought and figured
that if we just headed east until we got to the ten fathom line,
we could then head south, and run into the buoy.
Sounded good to me. What did I know? He had the depth finder,
and the chart, and it looked good.
Unfortunately his reckoning of wind and current, and drift had not
been so good, so when we got to the ten fathom curve, we were
actually south of Newport.
We then began our slow run south, the direction he was sure
would take us right to the buoy.
After running downwind for about 45 minutes, and not finding
the buoy, he became more concerned.
Running downwind, the seas, and wind were to our backs and did not
seem too bad, although both were picking up.
It also did not help when we started seeing other boats that were
lost, heading the other way.
He was still fairly sure, that he was headed in the right direction
and told them so.
By now the wind was really howling and the seas had build to
10 to 12 feet.
Occasionally we could see the shore, and I had the chart, and was
trying to identify anything we saw. After a while we began seeing
rocks a few hundred yards from us through the breaks.
We were still in 10 fathoms, and I couldn't find any rocks north of
Newport that were corresponding to the ones we were seeing.
I started looking for rocks at that depth anywhere close to Newport,
and the only ones I could find were south.
We were at Seal Rock. The fog broke enough that we could see the
shore some, and he decided that in fact that's where we must be.
Not the end of the story though.
We turned around and started heading north, still following the ten
fathom curve, only now we were back in the fog heading into both the
wind, now about 35 knots, and seas, which now I estimated at about 15
feet, us, at that depth of water, being just outside the breakers.
It was an exciting ride. My wife had long since gone below, and was
not having a good day.
I was still too ignorant to be really frightened, and thought it was
quite exciting to fall off a crest, into a trough, and plow into the
next crest.
I did start to get a little concerned when green water started coming
over the bow, over the windshield, and up over our windshield, but it
was exciting, and I had a comfy seat, and a strong boat.
Our friend was not as ignorant as I, and was now, Very concerned.
We had run north for over an hour, and no buoy.
He finally decided to call the Coast Guard, and tell them we were
lost.
From their response, we were not the only ones.
Their first orders, in kind of a panicked voice was to turn west into
deeper water. (We were, and had been in only 70 feet at best.) They
next instructed him to hold his mike button down for 30 seconds, so
they could get a radio fix on us, but by now, he was getting panicky
and would only hold the button down for a few seconds and then try to
get a response from them.
Seeing this, and understanding what the Coast Guard was telling him,
I was no longer having fun. I thought I was going to have to take
over the boat.
About that time, the Coast Guard had gotten a fix on us, and said we
were about 1/4 mile south of the mouth of the jetty.
All of a sudden, the fog lifted and we saw the jetty and a Cutter
sitting at the mouth, rounding up, and accounting for lost soles.
The rest of the trip was uneventful, but is was a trip I will always
remember.

Pat Patteson
Molalla, Oregon
pateson@...


John,
What's the "Secrect of Sawyer's Landing"?


Reminder - Brooks Antique Tractor Show, Brooks, Or.

MessaboutW@...
 

We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.

Brooks Antique Tractor Show, Brooks, Or.

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2001
Time: 10:00AM PDT (GMT-07:00)

I'll be there with my Dad's Antique 1948 York Turnabout Tractor.
Heard it's a fun show. Lots of antique tractors,motors, just not
in a boat. Come say "HI" if not doing anything else. Dick Mitsch


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Sawyer's Landing Long Story

Jack & Maggie Brown <mjbrown@...>
 

Pat: A hair-raising fishing story. Good you didn't get hung up on waves breaking over those nasty reefs looming both north and south of the jetty.

And please be patient and let your neck heal. We want you to join us on many future messabouts.

Jack

----- Original Message -----
From: pateson@...
To: MessaboutW@...
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 12:22 PM
Subject: [MessaboutW] Re: Sawyer's Landing Long Story


Thanks for the story on Sawyer's Landing trip.
Wish I could have been there, but I just went to the Dr a couple
of days before, and he kind of scarred me.
I didn't know this neck thing was going to be as long lasting
or as serious as it apparently is, so I'm taking it even more
careful now than I have been.
He told me three months, and I was ready to be back to normal
now, but I guess he didn't want to hit me with the whole thing
before the surgery, and is giving me a little bad news at a time.
Now looks like is going to be another three months in neck brace,
and a year or so to see if everything worked out all right.
He was probably right. I might not have gone through with it,
but really didn't have much choice.

I had one of my most memorable boating experiences out of Sawyer's
Landing some twenty years ago.
I had an older friend, who was an auto mechanic, that had a
24' Rienell cabin boat at Sawyer's.
He invited my wife and I to come over for a day to do a little
salmon fishing in the Ocean.
It sounded great to us, as my wife is an avid fisherperson, and
and always out fishes me.
He had had the boat for a couple of years and spent much of his
free time over there, so we felt comfortable going with him, and
the boat was a big, heavy, deep V, and he, as a mechanic, kept
the motor in perfect shape.
We woke up to a beautiful day, with sun and no wind.
We headed for the ocean, and under the bridge, and out through
the jetty. The bar was almost perfectly flat.
The fish were several miles off shore, so his plan was to just
run west until we got to where the fish were, and then head north
and start tolling, then turn east and come back to shore.
As we got further off shore, we noticed a fog bank about ten
miles out, but he didn't pay it much attention, as it was
a fast boat, and if the fog got closer, we could just run back
to Newport.
Not being much of a sailor then, and certainly not an Ocean sailor,
I put my faith in him; after all he did this all the time.
We got the proper distance off shore and began trolling north.
All was well, still sunny, but because we were in this nice big
boat, he hadn't noticed that the wind had started to pick up from
the north, and also the current was from the north.
This was the time before Loran or GPS, so it was dead reckoning.
(An appropriate term if ever there was one.)
To the chase. His Reckoning wasn't so good.
The fog did come in faster than he had thought and the wind had
really picked up.
We were in the fog, with five to six foot seas, and winds of about
25 knots. He was a little concerned, but not too worried.
He had a new depth finder that he had just bought and figured
that if we just headed east until we got to the ten fathom line,
we could then head south, and run into the buoy.
Sounded good to me. What did I know? He had the depth finder,
and the chart, and it looked good.
Unfortunately his reckoning of wind and current, and drift had not
been so good, so when we got to the ten fathom curve, we were
actually south of Newport.
We then began our slow run south, the direction he was sure
would take us right to the buoy.
After running downwind for about 45 minutes, and not finding
the buoy, he became more concerned.
Running downwind, the seas, and wind were to our backs and did not
seem too bad, although both were picking up.
It also did not help when we started seeing other boats that were
lost, heading the other way.
He was still fairly sure, that he was headed in the right direction
and told them so.
By now the wind was really howling and the seas had build to
10 to 12 feet.
Occasionally we could see the shore, and I had the chart, and was
trying to identify anything we saw. After a while we began seeing
rocks a few hundred yards from us through the breaks.
We were still in 10 fathoms, and I couldn't find any rocks north of
Newport that were corresponding to the ones we were seeing.
I started looking for rocks at that depth anywhere close to Newport,
and the only ones I could find were south.
We were at Seal Rock. The fog broke enough that we could see the
shore some, and he decided that in fact that's where we must be.
Not the end of the story though.
We turned around and started heading north, still following the ten
fathom curve, only now we were back in the fog heading into both the
wind, now about 35 knots, and seas, which now I estimated at about 15
feet, us, at that depth of water, being just outside the breakers.
It was an exciting ride. My wife had long since gone below, and was
not having a good day.
I was still too ignorant to be really frightened, and thought it was
quite exciting to fall off a crest, into a trough, and plow into the
next crest.
I did start to get a little concerned when green water started coming
over the bow, over the windshield, and up over our windshield, but it
was exciting, and I had a comfy seat, and a strong boat.
Our friend was not as ignorant as I, and was now, Very concerned.
We had run north for over an hour, and no buoy.
He finally decided to call the Coast Guard, and tell them we were
lost.
From their response, we were not the only ones.
Their first orders, in kind of a panicked voice was to turn west into
deeper water. (We were, and had been in only 70 feet at best.) They
next instructed him to hold his mike button down for 30 seconds, so
they could get a radio fix on us, but by now, he was getting panicky
and would only hold the button down for a few seconds and then try to
get a response from them.
Seeing this, and understanding what the Coast Guard was telling him,
I was no longer having fun. I thought I was going to have to take
over the boat.
About that time, the Coast Guard had gotten a fix on us, and said we
were about 1/4 mile south of the mouth of the jetty.
All of a sudden, the fog lifted and we saw the jetty and a Cutter
sitting at the mouth, rounding up, and accounting for lost soles.
The rest of the trip was uneventful, but is was a trip I will always
remember.

Pat Patteson
Molalla, Oregon
pateson@...


John,
What's the "Secrect of Sawyer's Landing"?









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Siuslaw Messabout Sept. 22

 

The Florence Chowder Festival is Saturday, September 22. My friend Bill
(with the captain's gig) would like to have a messabout at Florence,
perhaps in conjunction with an antique outboard nut get-together (we had
one of those last year). The Siuslaw is nice for boating, but you have to
watch the current. Bill and I will see what we can do about dock access (no
beach). How about it?

For a few days you can grab a topo map of the Siuslaw here:

http://www.boat-links.com/images/Siuslaw.jpg

and one of Yaquina Bay here:

http://www.boat-links.com/images/YaquinaBay.jpg

They're quite large files, so I won't keep them up long.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
Correlation does not imply causation; except, of course, to your cat.
<Craig O'Donnell>


Not going to Tractor Show

rjmitsch@...
 

John
Hope you got over your bug, did you have the flu or something?
Looks like I won't get to the Brooks Steamup yet this year.
I've been asked to work Sat., since I've been off so much this summer
thought I'd better work. Just wanted to let you know in case you
wanted to omit it since your going to go to Portland Boat Show too.
Anyway I won't be there after all. I had the old Tractor ready to go
too.
Your right John, old is better. I took my boat to Foster Fri. and the
4 hp Mercury quit on me. I had to row her back about two miles, boy
were my arms tired when I got done. The old Clinton never failed me
that way, it always got me back. It just didn't like hot weather.
Well just wanted to get this to you to let you know of my change of
plans, catch ya later.
Dick


Re: [MessaboutW] Not going to Tractor Show

 

Dick-

Sorry to hear that you're going to miss the steamup, you would have loved
it. Maybe next year.

I'm going early Saturday, probably get to Brooks (the show is really closer
to Hopmere) a bit after 10:00. After lunch we'll go on up to the boat fest
in Portland.

Sounds like it's going to be nice this weekend, cloudy and cool!

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001 05:20:43 -0000, you wrote:
John
Hope you got over your bug, did you have the flu or something?
Looks like I won't get to the Brooks Steamup yet this year.
...
--
John <@Jkohnen>
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>


Antique Outboard Meet August 6

 

The local Antique Outboard Motor Club branch is going to hold a meet at
Cottage Grove Reservoir on Sunday, August 5. Should be lots of neat motors
there, and either my Crestliner with its "antique" Merc 250, or perhaps
even my old Gray powered launch (if I get it running and it doesn't sink
too quickly) will be there! There are two parks on Cottage Grove Lake, and
I don't know which one the AOMC bunch is going to use, but the lake is
small so you should be able to find it.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
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>


Definitely Going to Elk City August 4

 

We're definitely going to Elk City Saturday, August 4. We'll leave the
Toledo launch ramp at 10:30 - 11:00. To get to the Toledo ramp go down to
the waterfront in Toledo and turn left, then go past the mill and across
the bridge across the river. When you come to a fork in the road and a
bunch of brown signs bear right and go a little ways and you'll see the
sign for the ramp.

Hope some of you can make it.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
<Albert Schweitzer>


Ooops! Antique Outboard Meet August _5_

 

Of course the AOMC get-together is on August 5th, not 6th (which isn't even
a Sunday).

--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be
pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
<Elizabeth Taylor>


Re: Antique Outboard Meet August 6

antec007
 

How old to I , I mean my motor have to be to be an antique.
I think mine is a 52 Johnson 15. One of the "Big motors" back
then. I think it was replaces by an 18. Red cast alluminum
housing.

Don't think I'm going to make it there, but sounds like fun.
If I knew it was going to last so long I would have taken
better care of it.
Kind of like me.

I am going to try to make it to Brooks tomorrow. See you there.
Might bring my little engine, and see what I can find out about it.
It's brand new. Probably only got about 5 minutes on it running on
compressed air. I would love to see it run on steam.
Maybe I can plumb it into somebody's boiler.
Just what I need. Something else to work on.
I'll be the guy in the neck brace carrying the little steam engine.
Probably be another one there to. I've got to figure out how to
stand out in in a croud. It's usually by opening my mouth, then
I find myself all alone.

Pat Patteson
Molalla, Oregon

--- In MessaboutW@e..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
The local Antique Outboard Motor Club branch is going to hold a
meet at
Cottage Grove Reservoir on Sunday, August 5. Should be lots of neat
motors
there, and either my Crestliner with its "antique" Merc 250, or
perhaps
even my old Gray powered launch (if I get it running and it doesn't
sink
too quickly) will be there! There are two parks on Cottage Grove
Lake, and
I don't know which one the AOMC bunch is going to use, but the lake
is
small so you should be able to find it.

--
John <jkohnen@b...>
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>


Re: Definitely Going to Elk City August 4

rjmitsch@...
 

-John, I'll be at Elk City as,long as I get my outboard motor out of
the shop. I took it in Tues. They said 7 to 10 days, & 10 days would
be the Fri. before the trip. I'm going to give them a call tonight
and see if anythings been done yet & to push them along quicker.
So I plan on coming if I have a motor. Well off to work I go. I'd
rather be going where your going. Dick


In MessaboutW@y..., jhkohnen@b... wrote:
We're definitely going to Elk City Saturday, August 4. We'll leave
the
Toledo launch ramp at 10:30 - 11:00. To get to the Toledo ramp go
down to
the waterfront in Toledo and turn left, then go past the mill and
across
the bridge across the river. When you come to a fork in the road
and a
bunch of brown signs bear right and go a little ways and you'll see
the
sign for the ramp.

Hope some of you can make it.

--
John <jkohnen@b...>
http://www.boat-links.com/
There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music
and cats.
<Albert Schweitzer>


Brooks Oregon Steam Up

antec007
 

John, sorry if I missed you at the show. I got there about
10 and stayed till 2, but no you. Great Show.
Anybody that is interestd in old Engines, steam or gas, and or
old tractors and equipent, and have not been to the Brooks show,
it is a Must. Everything imaginable, and some unimaginable.
Will be open next Sat-Sunday too. $7 Admission
Just west of Brooks Oregon, Off I-5 North of Salem. Too much to
see in one day.

Pat Patteson
Molalla, Oregon


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Antique Outboard Meet August 6

 

Pat-

Your '52 Johnson is definitely an antique, and if you're older than that,
well, you figure it out. Even my '62 Merc 250 is old enough for the AOMC
nuts to drool over, but maybe that's because it has a pedigree; being the
last of a noble and famous line of Mercs. I have trouble thinking of
anything younger than I am as an antique, especially anything I was old
enough to remember when it was new. I guess I'm well on the way to becoming
an antique myself. <g>

BTW, we're going to be powered by a '52 Johnson 10 horse on our trip to Elk
City.

On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 20:44:20 -0000, Pat wrote:
How old to I , I mean my motor have to be to be an antique.
I think mine is a 52 Johnson 15. One of the "Big motors" back
then. I think it was replaces by an 18. Red cast alluminum
housing.
...
--
John <@Jkohnen>
http://www.boat-links.com/
I cannot help thinking that the people with motor boats miss a great deal.
If they would only keep to rowboats or canoes, and use oar or paddle...
they would get infinitely more benefit than by having their work done for
them by gasoline. <Theodore Roosevelt>


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Definitely Going to Elk City August 4

 

Dick-

Great! Hope the shop gets the motor done in time. What's wrong with it?

If you can take a passenger or two to Elk City let us know, so
non-motorboating messabouters can have a chance to go along.

On Sat, 28 Jul 2001 13:42:50 -0000, Dick Mitsch wrote:
-John, I'll be at Elk City as,long as I get my outboard motor out of
the shop. I took it in Tues. They said 7 to 10 days, & 10 days would
be the Fri. before the trip. I'm going to give them a call tonight
and see if anythings been done yet & to push them along quicker.
So I plan on coming if I have a motor. Well off to work I go. I'd
rather be going where your going. Dick
--
John <@Jkohnen>
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>