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Free Pelican on Craigslist

Andrew Linn
 

I hope this isn't one of us.

There was a time when I'd have been all over this:
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/boa/d/canby-1-sale-boat-sf-pelican/7075488237.html

Re: Library Messabout

David Graybeal
 

And, as I feared, I'm still suffering from this danged head cold. Dang. Dang. Dang!! Hope everyone has a great time.

Re: Library Messabout

 

It's tomorrow!

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

Thanks for getting things squared away with the Library, Teri.

On 2/10/2020 7:19 PM, Teri wrote:
I have confirmation on the room and booklist for this Saturday. So that's all squared away.
It's not completely locked down but I will be having a memorial service at Furstenburg Center on March 1st (Sunday). Will be a fairly low keyed one. I'll post more when I have it confirmed.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell by Dickens without laughing. (Oscar Wilde)

Library Messabout

Teresa Pittman
 

I have confirmation on the room and booklist for this Saturday. So that's all squared away.

It's not completely locked down but I will be having a memorial service at Furstenburg Center on March 1st (Sunday). Will be a fairly low keyed one. I'll post more when I have it confirmed.
“Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
— Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930

Re: Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

Thanks, Frank, We were looking forward to heading your way and visiting. Now...it's too late.

On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 2:44 PM Frank E Mabrey <frank@...> wrote:
So many memories come flooding back after just learning of Lon's
passing.  He was a one-of-a-kind character for sure.  One would think
that, with aging, losses would get easier.  Sadly, the reverse is true. 
Hugs to Teri and Quinn.

Frank






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Teri Pittman
teri.pittman@...

Lon

Frank E Mabrey
 

So many memories come flooding back after just learning of Lon's passing.  He was a one-of-a-kind character for sure.  One would think that, with aging, losses would get easier.  Sadly, the reverse is true.  Hugs to Teri and Quinn.

Frank

Re: I need some help

Teresa Pittman
 

I planned to call them and make sure they'll take my library card for this. If you can let me know what to ask for, I can do it then. I have access to Lon's email so I have their contact info.

I don't know how many boxes of books yet. It's not a large amount. I'm going to try and pull that inside this weekend. (They're packed in trunks in the p-30 truck). I'll let you know what I find.

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

On Feb 7, 2020, at 4:02 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

How many boxes of books and magazines are there, Teri? I won't have much room in the Prius with me, Charley and John McC in it, and then I'll have Mary and luggage when we go to Astoria. If there are a lot of books maybe we can share the load among several Coot cars.

I'm glad you're gonna come to the library messabout. Does somebody need to call them to tell them what to deliver to the US Bank room? Do you know who to talk to?

On 2/6/2020 7:51 AM, Teri wrote:
Lon had always wanted his boat books to go to the maritime museum in Astoria. Some of them are out of print. And there's a collection of Wooden Boat magazines. My plan was to pull them all together and see if someone could take them to the Museum. I can't bring them to the Library Messabout as the truck can't be locked. And I will need help moving them.
Is there anyone that is going to the Museum that could swing by and pick them up? Or, maybe come by after the Messabout? I do plan to attend the Library Messabout.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Boats, like whiskey, are all good. (R. D. "Pete" Culler)



Multnomah Library Messabout, February 15th

 

The Coots have the US Bank room in the Multnomah County Central Library in downtown Portland to ourselves, and the Library brings us a cart full of bound volumes of old boating magazines, old books and other treasures:

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

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. (Mark Twain}

Re: I need some help

 

How many boxes of books and magazines are there, Teri? I won't have much room in the Prius with me, Charley and John McC in it, and then I'll have Mary and luggage when we go to Astoria. If there are a lot of books maybe we can share the load among several Coot cars.

I'm glad you're gonna come to the library messabout. Does somebody need to call them to tell them what to deliver to the US Bank room? Do you know who to talk to?

On 2/6/2020 7:51 AM, Teri wrote:
Lon had always wanted his boat books to go to the maritime museum in Astoria. Some of them are out of print. And there's a collection of Wooden Boat magazines. My plan was to pull them all together and see if someone could take them to the Museum. I can't bring them to the Library Messabout as the truck can't be locked. And I will need help moving them.
Is there anyone that is going to the Museum that could swing by and pick them up? Or, maybe come by after the Messabout? I do plan to attend the Library Messabout.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Boats, like whiskey, are all good. (R. D. "Pete" Culler)

Ride Available to Salish 100 Talk in Eugene Monday

 

Paul B in Corvallis has room in his giant Suburban for a few Coots from the Albany-Corvallis area. The talk will be after the business portion (should be short) of the Triton Yacht Club meeting, which starts with a potluck feed at 7:00.

The TYC clubhouse is in Scott Coleman's yard, the first open gate on the south side of Clear Lake Road after you turn off Hwy. 99. It's shown on the map here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9vyv2v2

or

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XHKRPdGWSuHdZVtvGGEEyOdhTRI&usp=sharing

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. (George Carlin)

I need some help

Teresa Pittman
 

Lon had always wanted his boat books to go to the maritime museum in Astoria. Some of them are out of print. And there's a collection of Wooden Boat magazines. My plan was to pull them all together and see if someone could take them to the Museum. I can't bring them to the Library Messabout as the truck can't be locked. And I will need help moving them. 

Is there anyone that is going to the Museum that could swing by and pick them up? Or, maybe come by after the Messabout? I do plan to attend the Library Messabout.

--
Teri Pittman
teri.pittman@...

John Ford Crossing the Bar

John Weiss
 

[Bcc to Chapter Reps and TSCA Council]

FYI.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Crossing the Bar
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 11:45:25 -0500
From: andy@...

I received word that John Ford (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum) who ran the Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival for the past 30 years, past away this morning from a stoke. I believe he was 65 years old.  I’ll make a Facebook post later today, after the local groups have a chance to notify.   Please let the chapter leaders know.

Thanks,

Andy Wolfe
Editor, The Ash Breeze

Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

Dan
 

Wow!  That’s a modern one…automagic.

Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

johnacord
 

Hey Dan,

Put this on the front seat of your truck and you won't have any trouble finding your way....   ;-)

John

Re: Maritime museum messabout

Richard Green
 

Almost forgot, IIRC there’s a road out of the Rainier area that goes to Vernonia through the hills and dales, you’d have to look it up as I’ve forgotten the details.  From Vernonia you can get to Clatskanie or Birkenfeld to Jewell and 202 past the elk and falls and such through Olney to Astoria.  It’s also a bit of a windy road but recently paved, by the way, and a lovely drive.  On one trip last fall I saw NO elk, but eagles, a bobcat, an owl tented over some prey right in the road…etc.  Or nothing.  All depends.

Rich

On Feb 3, 2020, at 11:31 AM, Richard Green <chaos5@...> wrote:

Having lived at one time in Astoria and having made the run on all the known ways……  Hwy 30 is risky business until you get to St Helens at which time traffic slacks off a bit.  But it’s ordinarily not too bad.  If you want you can take I-5 up to Longview and go across the high bridge to Hwy 30, adds some interest, and off to Astoria via Clatskanie.  

OR….you can take hwy 26 to the Manning area, grab the hwy to Vernonia just a couple miles past the Dairy Queen and it’s a windy over the hills road to Clataskanie through Vernonia, turn left to Astoria.  There is also a road out of Vernonia through Birkenfeld which is a ‘high loop’ and there’s another more direct route to the Jewell area

OR…..you can go on 26 to just past the Elderberry Inn, take a left turn and circle around under the highway to Jewell and go past Jewell and then farther on the Elk Refuge through Olney and into Astoria via the back door.  See mebbe a hundred elk winter feeding…followed a bit further down the road by Lee Park which has a nice waterfall in a short walk.

OR…..you can go to 101 and through Seaside but it’s more tedious.

Just some thoughts.  

Rich

On Feb 3, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

Looks like I'll finally be able to make this messabout! 

Annalee and I need to be in PDX Thursday-Sunday for the weekend and I have no plans for Friday. 

Are there any other coots heading that direction from PDX for the day? I may want to tag along, all depends on if another friend wants to go. If he does then we will drive over together. 

To me it looks like HWY 30 would be a nice drive to get there. 

I like back roading and see that Scapoose Vernonia hwy to Nehalem Hwy could be an interesting drive. Any thoughts on this as an option? I know it pops up in my Motorcycle routes as a good ride.

Driving time is not an issue. I know that the worst part will be getting out of downtown PDX Friday morning.

Case



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Dirt


Re: Maritime museum messabout

Richard Green
 

Having lived at one time in Astoria and having made the run on all the known ways……  Hwy 30 is risky business until you get to St Helens at which time traffic slacks off a bit.  But it’s ordinarily not too bad.  If you want you can take I-5 up to Longview and go across the high bridge to Hwy 30, adds some interest, and off to Astoria via Clatskanie.  

OR….you can take hwy 26 to the Manning area, grab the hwy to Vernonia just a couple miles past the Dairy Queen and it’s a windy over the hills road to Clataskanie through Vernonia, turn left to Astoria.  There is also a road out of Vernonia through Birkenfeld which is a ‘high loop’ and there’s another more direct route to the Jewell area

OR…..you can go on 26 to just past the Elderberry Inn, take a left turn and circle around under the highway to Jewell and go past Jewell and then farther on the Elk Refuge through Olney and into Astoria via the back door.  See mebbe a hundred elk winter feeding…followed a bit further down the road by Lee Park which has a nice waterfall in a short walk.

OR…..you can go to 101 and through Seaside but it’s more tedious.

Just some thoughts.  

Rich

On Feb 3, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

Looks like I'll finally be able to make this messabout!

Annalee and I need to be in PDX Thursday-Sunday for the weekend and I have no plans for Friday.

Are there any other coots heading that direction from PDX for the day? I may want to tag along, all depends on if another friend wants to go. If he does then we will drive over together.

To me it looks like HWY 30 would be a nice drive to get there.

I like back roading and see that Scapoose Vernonia hwy to Nehalem Hwy could be an interesting drive. Any thoughts on this as an option? I know it pops up in my Motorcycle routes as a good ride.

Driving time is not an issue. I know that the worst part will be getting out of downtown PDX Friday morning.

Case



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Dirt

Maritime museum messabout

Case Turner
 

Looks like I'll finally be able to make this messabout!

Annalee and I need to be in PDX Thursday-Sunday for the weekend and I have no plans for Friday.

Are there any other coots heading that direction from PDX for the day? I may want to tag along, all depends on if another friend wants to go. If he does then we will drive over together.

To me it looks like HWY 30 would be a nice drive to get there.

I like back roading and see that Scapoose Vernonia hwy to Nehalem Hwy could be an interesting drive. Any thoughts on this as an option? I know it pops up in my Motorcycle routes as a good ride.

Driving time is not an issue. I know that the worst part will be getting out of downtown PDX Friday morning.

Case



--
Dirt

Re: Good Shiphandling

 

I'll bet we've all had some embarrassing moments when trying to dock. I know I have! <g>

Docking parallel to a pier dead downwind in storm winds has gotta be the toughest challenge. At least the Hurtigruten skipper didn't have to squeeze his ship into a tight spot between two other ships... Another Hurtigruten ferry faced with a similar situation in the same storm gave up and went someplace else.

On 1/31/2020 2:19 PM, Earl wrote:
I had to laugh at my own docking experiences with dr. Petra!....Earl

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxx7xz9b

or

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/video-high-winds-blow-hurtigruten-cruise-ship-against-pier
--
John <@Jkohnen>
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning. (Bill Watterson)

Salish 100 Presentation, Monday, 10th

 

After the business part of the February Triton Yacht Club meeting I'll be giving a photo presentation and talk about the first Salish 100, a small boat cruise in company from Olympia to Port Townsend, Washington in June, 2019. At one point someone counted 98 participating boats, mostly sail, and sail and oar, boats under 20 feet long. I went along as a support boat in my 18 1/2 foot motorboat, Lazy Jack.

The meeting starts at 7:00 with a potluck feed. The TYC clubhouse is in Scott Coleman's yard, north of Eugene, just a bit east of Hwy. 99 on Clear Lake Rd. The first open gate on the south side of the road. It's shown on the map on this page:

http://www.coots.org/mb/FernRidge/i

Everyone is welcome.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
What is more pleasant than a friendly little yacht, a long stretch of smooth water, a gentle breeze, the stars? (Billy Atkin)

Re: Good Shiphandling

cherrill boissonou
 

I had to laugh at my own docking experiences with dr. Petra!....Earl

On Jan 31, 2020, at 11:48 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

I think these videos show some pretty darn good shiphandling, docking a passenger ship downwind in a gale. They dropped anchor and then either payed the cable out or let the anchor drag to slow the downwind drift, using the main engines (and maybe stern thruster?) to keep the ship parallel to the pier. Good job!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxx7xz9b

or

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/video-high-winds-blow-hurtigruten-cruise-ship-against-pier

A fine time of year to take a cruise to northern Norway. <g>

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Nearly all of our disasters come from a few fools having the courage of their convictions. (Coventry Patmore)