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Another Batch of Salish 100 Photos

 

The second day, Henderson Inlet to Penrose Point State Park. Scroll down past the first day:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgKhq3

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Coots Thursday Lunch at Fern Ridge

 

1:00 every Thursday at Richardson Park, at a table near the docks. Let me know if you need to borrow a parking pass.

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Yaquina Queen Video

 

Toledo Joe says: "A couple weeks ago Kevin Raichl came down and shot some video of the Yaquina Queen. here is the result. Enjoy....."

https://youtu.be/8C_szs92qQU

Good work, ROGs! :o)

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Re: Willamette narrows

 

I didn't know that's what the area is called, but some of us Coots have been through there a few times. A beautiful pace to explore, if the wake monsters aren't too awful in the main river.

On 7/11/2021 11:26 AM, Case wrote:
HVe any if you PDC coots explored the Willamette narrows water trail?
https://willamettewatertrail.org/itineraries/willamette-narrows/
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Solar Boating

 

Joe Grez did it again; doing the whole Salish 100 under solar/electric power with his "new" cruiser. he even gave tows to some of the other participants when they ran out of wind and/oar muscle power. I'll bet he loved that. :o)

https://flic.kr/p/2mdc6aE

Farther south, in sunnier climes, someone else is showing that solar powered boating is now practical, if you have an easily driven hull and low speed expectations. His average speed was actually pretty good!

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?279766-27-mile-solar-powered-day-trip

Another satisfied EP Carry customer. :o)

https://www.electricpaddle.com/

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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

 

Definitely. Larimar is a spirited racehorse and would respond very well to having a well-tended mainsheet. :o) Not to mention the safety aspect.

If you do cleat the mainsheet with a camcleat, clamcleat, or "friction deal", make sure you can easily release it. Pickle came with clever roller/camcleat gizmos for the two mainsheets (loose footed mainsail, sheeted like a jib) that mounted in the oarlock sockets. One day I was out on Fern Ridge when I saw a 20-something keel boat get knocked down by a freak gust down off Richardson Butte. It happened in an instant! The boat popped back up, but the skipper probably needed a change of underwear. <g> I didn't feel a thing where we were a few hundred yards away...

To release Pickle's mainsheet I needed to lift it over my head to release it from the camcleat on the gunwale; not something I could do in an instant... I got rid of the clever gizmos Louie had made, putting plain rollers in the oarlock sockets, and a single clamcleat mounted on the aft end of the centerboard trunk, right next to my knee. It's harder to cleat the sheet, but much, much easier to release it quickly. :o)

Pickle has no purchase for the sheets, and loose-footed (boomless) sails pull harder on their sheets, too. In a good breeze it's tiring to hold the sheet all the time. In fact, in a good breeze I have to head her up to pull the sheet in. Belaying the sheet is a necessity with her. If you've got a less primitive rig, with an easier mainsheet to handle, you'll sail better, and safer, if you keep the unbelayed sheet in your hand all the time.

Do as I say, not as I do. ;o) I'm a lazy sailor...

On 7/26/2021 7:05 PM, elaine wrote:
Hey John would holding onto the sheath work for Larimar too?
I'm glad you're getting your sailing confidence back. While it's handy
to belay the sheet, in a small boat you should make sure you can
instantly release it, if necessary. When it's windy or blustery keep
the
sheet in your hand so you're ready to let it loose. Better yet, don't
belay at all, so you can ease the sheet in gusts and pull it back in
when the wind eases.
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Re: The Timeless Pattino | WoodenBoat Magazine

 

Thanks, Dirt. Those look like nice, practical boats, especially for Ol' Coots. <g>

Have any of you had anything to do with Bolger's outboard catamaran, Fishcat? Bernie Wolford built one in Portland, but I've never seen it. Scroll down for a couple of photos of one:

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?142559-Need-Outboard-Tender-Plans-Suggestions&highlight=fishcat

On 7/25/2021 5:31 PM, Casewrote:
https://www.woodenboat.com/timeless-pattino?utm_source=MC&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=content&utm_content=Image&utm_campaign=Email-WBN-2021-07-25>


Italy’s oar-powered catamarans, called pattinos, first appeared as workboats. After World War II, they became popular with beachgoing tourists. “The pattino,” writes the author, “creates a delicious sense of calm and quiet.”
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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

elaineginader
 

Hey John would holding onto the sheath work for Larimar too?


On Mon, Jul 26, 2021, 7:01 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I'm glad you're getting your sailing confidence back. While it's handy
to belay the sheet, in a small boat you should make sure you can
instantly release it, if necessary. When it's windy or blustery keep the
sheet in your hand so you're ready to let it loose. Better yet, don't
belay at all, so you can ease the sheet in gusts and pull it back in
when the wind eases.

What kind of "friction deal" are you using?

On 7/24/2021 10:36 AM, kent o wrote:
> ...
> Well now the Tenderly.  Took it up to Hagg lake a couple months ago.
>   Feeling pretty good.  Light winds with occasional gusts.  I locked my
> tiller lock, and locked my main sheet line to one of those friction
> deals.  Here comes a gust, took that well and then a little more and,
> WHAT, I'm capsized again, just like before.  Another good boater towed
> me back.
>
> Well I found that the dagger board was held down with what looked like
> (trying to see under the seat) kind of a pencil on a string.  Well it
> broke and the dagger board came out with the gust of wind.  Now wonder
> she capsized.  Soo after coming up with a large metal eye bolt and
> locking wing nut to keep the dagger board down I tried Hagg Lake again.
>   Ahh that works better.  I needed that to get my confidence back.

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Re: Tenderly gets in the water again

 

I'm glad you're getting your sailing confidence back. While it's handy to belay the sheet, in a small boat you should make sure you can instantly release it, if necessary. When it's windy or blustery keep the sheet in your hand so you're ready to let it loose. Better yet, don't belay at all, so you can ease the sheet in gusts and pull it back in when the wind eases.

What kind of "friction deal" are you using?

On 7/24/2021 10:36 AM, kent o wrote:
...
Well now the Tenderly.  Took it up to Hagg lake a couple months ago.  Feeling pretty good.  Light winds with occasional gusts.  I locked my tiller lock, and locked my main sheet line to one of those friction deals.  Here comes a gust, took that well and then a little more and, WHAT, I'm capsized again, just like before.  Another good boater towed me back.
Well I found that the dagger board was held down with what looked like (trying to see under the seat) kind of a pencil on a string.  Well it broke and the dagger board came out with the gust of wind.  Now wonder she capsized.  Soo after coming up with a large metal eye bolt and locking wing nut to keep the dagger board down I tried Hagg Lake again.  Ahh that works better.  I needed that to get my confidence back.
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Proa Raven (was: First Instalment of Salish 100 Photos)

 

Raven started life as a breakdown proa from Gary Dierking's book on proas. She can be taken apart on the beach and loaded into a pickup. John, the builder, found her a handful with the big original single crabclaw sail, so he gave her the present two masted dipping lug rig. I've watched him shunt (Pacific proas swap bow and stern instead of tacking) and I still don't know exactly goes on. <g> I was talking to Joe Grez, from Electric Paddle, in Kingston and he said Raven was a physicist's dream boat, because of the need to balance all kinds of forces to sail and steer the boat successfully. I hadn't told him that John actually _is_ a physicist! ;o)

During this Salish 100 I heard a call on the radio asking for someone to check on Raven, because it looked like she was in trouble. I figured John was just shunting her. <g>

More photos:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=43145927%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&view_all=1&text=lazenby

On 7/25/2021 7:55 AM, Case wrote:
What is up with Ravon? Quite the coltish rig.
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The Timeless Pattino | WoodenBoat Magazine

Case Turner
 





Italy’s oar-powered catamarans, called pattinos, first appeared as workboats. After World War II, they became popular with beachgoing tourists. “The pattino,” writes the author, “creates a delicious sense of calm and quiet.”



https://www.woodenboat.com/timeless-pattino?utm_source=MC&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=content&utm_content=Image&utm_campaign=Email-WBN-2021-07-25

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Re: First Instalment of Salish 100 Photos

cherrill boissonou
 

Great first batch of photos, John.....looking forward to more.
Earl

On Jul 25, 2021, at 7:55 AM, Case Turner <dirtsailor2003@gmail.com> wrote:

What is up with Ravon? Quite the coltish rig.

Case

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On Jul 25, 2021, at 2:25 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

A couple days in Olympia watching the fleet gather, and the first day hop around to Henderson Inlet:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgKhq3

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Re: Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show, August 7th

Galen
 

I added a link to your description of the Cahtlamet show to the Pocket Yachters events page as well.


Re: First Instalment of Salish 100 Photos

Case Turner
 

What is up with Ravon? Quite the coltish rig.

Case

Sent from not here

On Jul 25, 2021, at 2:25 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@boat-links.com> wrote:

A couple days in Olympia watching the fleet gather, and the first day hop around to Henderson Inlet:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgKhq3

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First Instalment of Salish 100 Photos

 

A couple days in Olympia watching the fleet gather, and the first day hop around to Henderson Inlet:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgKhq3

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Re: Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show, August 7th

Allen Bennett
 

Thanks John. We hope some Coots make it up our way for our show.


Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show, August 7th

 

Oops! I neglected to put the Cathlamet show into the online Coot Schedule when Allen announced that it was a go a month ago. :o( I've rectified the mistake. Sorry Allen and Julius...

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

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Tenderly gets in the water again

 

Well 5 or so years ago when I first took my shellback up to Hagg lake I got the rigging caught in my life vest and capsized.  Wooden boat so still floating and a nice fellow towed me back.  After some rigging changes, with Coots help, all was well and I sailed it for 3 years.

Well now the Tenderly.  Took it up to Hagg lake a couple months ago.  Feeling pretty good.  Light winds with occasional gusts.  I locked my tiller lock, and locked my main sheet line to one of those friction deals.  Here comes a gust, took that well and then a little more and, WHAT, I'm capsized again, just like before.  Another good boater towed me back.  

Well I found that the dagger board was held down with what looked like (trying to see under the seat) kind of a pencil on a string.  Well it broke and the dagger board came out with the gust of wind.  Now wonder she capsized.  Soo after coming up with a large metal eye bolt and locking wing nut to keep the dagger board down I tried Hagg Lake again.  Ahh that works better.  I needed that to get my confidence back.


Re: Coot Lunch Thursday at Fern Ridge

Josh
 

Sorry we missed it.
We dropped by Toledo yesterday, lots of work going on at the docks.


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021, 10:59 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Too bad you couldn't make it, Bob. We didn't have a big turnout, but we
managed to get a few hours of good BSing done. <g>

BTW, Josie and Jenine are at Richardson until the 26th. In campsite 20.

On 7/21/2021 5:07 PM, Bob L wrote:
> I bet there are going to be some great Salish Sea 100 stories!! 
> Everybody, come on down.
>
> Unfortunately, I can't make it this week as there is a appointment
> conflict.  Please save the best stories for a repeat next week.

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Re: Some pictures of DR PETRA and LAZY JACK during the Salish-100

 

Thanks, Pete! Mary really likes the shots of me in Lazy Jack. She says I look sharp in the lifevest. <g>

Pete got some good photos:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWfkyZv

I'm working on my photos...

On 7/20/2021 11:01 AM, Pete L wrote:
...
2021 Salish-100 - John Kohnen in LAZY JACK.jpg
2021 Salish-100 - John Kohnen in LAZY JACK #2.jpg
I am posting my pictures in my Flickr album, here: 2021 Salish-100 | Flickr <https://www.flickr.com/photos/old_salt7/albums/72157719574964767>
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