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Re: Beat the Virus

Richard Green
 

Eat chocolate and wash your hands with whiskey?

Rich

On Apr 12, 2020, at 7:47 AM, Pete Leenhouts via groups.io <pleenhouts@...> wrote:

I’ve also seen “drink whiskey and wash your hands”! 

Pete

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Please pardon my brevity!

On Apr 11, 2020, at 1:41 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

Over on the Maritime History mailing list I found this new way to beat COVID-19, from Kiwi author Joan Druett:

"Eat lots of chocolate and wash your hands, cheers, Joan"

Sounds good to me! :o)

http://marmuseum.ca/index.php/research/marhst-l-research-resources

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Re: Beat the Virus

Pete Leenhouts
 

I’ve also seen “drink whiskey and wash your hands”! 

Pete

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On Apr 11, 2020, at 1:41 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

Over on the Maritime History mailing list I found this new way to beat COVID-19, from Kiwi author Joan Druett:

"Eat lots of chocolate and wash your hands, cheers, Joan"

Sounds good to me! :o)

http://marmuseum.ca/index.php/research/marhst-l-research-resources

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Beat the Virus

 

Over on the Maritime History mailing list I found this new way to beat COVID-19, from Kiwi author Joan Druett:

"Eat lots of chocolate and wash your hands, cheers, Joan"

Sounds good to me! :o)

http://marmuseum.ca/index.php/research/marhst-l-research-resources

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Re: Fern Ridge status?

Case Turner
 

I’m surprised that the county and local people in charge have not shut it down.

The Corp closed all of their “waters”

If the people that have private ramps haven’t.

Everyone is wanting to get out. But staying home is better .




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On Apr 10, 2020, at 12:27 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Got my moorage holder parking passes and key code in yesterday's mail (postmarked the sixth). The old passes will go out in the shop for use as goo spreaders. They say the opening date for the marinas is TBA, but is unlikely to be before May 1st. Here's the Parks marina info page, with nothing specific to the water level this year:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/sunmbvd

I sure hope people use the parks responsibly, so they'll be open for us boaters when there's enough water...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wsxakw4

or

https://kval.com/news/local/lane-county-parks-urge-visitors-to-fo-better-at-physical-distancing:

The San Juans are closed, so even if Jove could get up there, he wouldn't be welcome.

https://www.visitsanjuans.com/travel-advisory

If you go out to the west end of Royal Avenue, where it runs into the lake towards tern Iusland, you'll find a wildlife viewing platform, and if you look to the south you may see the missing white pelicans in the distance. If they are gonna breed at Fern Ridge this year I think that's a remote corner of the lake where they do it.

On 4/9/2020 5:18 PM, Jove wrote:
I have to correct you there John, every day feels like Friday to me or maybe like Sunday without Monday coming round the corner.
I've been out of work for almost a month and so far quite liking it. Weird times. Wish I had the freedom to go take my kayaks to the San-Juans or something with this time.
I was on a bike ride up round the reservoir today and similar to you I saw a ski boat out, pretty sure it launched from orchard point. and some Paddlers. The marina was full enough to float smaller boats, motor boats or swing keels. I called Wes Tucker who was the resident managing the orchard point marina, and he's moved on from that position. Just FYI. He's down near Roseburg now. There was a larger flock of pelicans maybe 30 that were thinking about join the handful in Kirk Pond, but they circled a few times then headed south across the lake.
It was so so good to get out of the house.
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Re: Fern Ridge status?

 

Got my moorage holder parking passes and key code in yesterday's mail (postmarked the sixth). The old passes will go out in the shop for use as goo spreaders. They say the opening date for the marinas is TBA, but is unlikely to be before May 1st. Here's the Parks marina info page, with nothing specific to the water level this year:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/sunmbvd

I sure hope people use the parks responsibly, so they'll be open for us boaters when there's enough water...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wsxakw4

or

https://kval.com/news/local/lane-county-parks-urge-visitors-to-fo-better-at-physical-distancing:

The San Juans are closed, so even if Jove could get up there, he wouldn't be welcome.

https://www.visitsanjuans.com/travel-advisory

If you go out to the west end of Royal Avenue, where it runs into the lake towards tern Iusland, you'll find a wildlife viewing platform, and if you look to the south you may see the missing white pelicans in the distance. If they are gonna breed at Fern Ridge this year I think that's a remote corner of the lake where they do it.

On 4/9/2020 5:18 PM, Jove wrote:
I have to correct you there John, every day feels like Friday to me or maybe like Sunday without Monday coming round the corner.
I've been out of work for almost a month and so far quite liking it. Weird times. Wish I had the freedom to go take my kayaks to the San-Juans or something with this time.
I was on a bike ride up round the reservoir today and similar to you I saw a ski boat out, pretty sure it launched from orchard point. and some Paddlers. The marina was full enough to float smaller boats, motor boats or swing keels. I called Wes Tucker who was the resident managing the orchard point marina, and he's moved on from that position. Just FYI. He's down near Roseburg now. There was a larger flock of pelicans maybe 30 that were thinking about join the handful in Kirk Pond, but they circled a few times then headed south across the lake.
It was so so good to get out of the house.
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Re: Fern Ridge status?

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

I have to correct you there John, every day feels like Friday to me or maybe like Sunday without Monday coming round the corner.
I've been out of work for almost a month and so far quite liking it. Weird times. Wish I had the freedom to go take my kayaks to the San-Juans or something with this time.
I was on a bike ride up round the reservoir today and similar to you I saw a ski boat out, pretty sure it launched from orchard point. and some Paddlers. The marina was full enough to float smaller boats, motor boats or swing keels. I called Wes Tucker who was the resident managing the orchard point marina, and he's moved on from that position. Just FYI. He's down near Roseburg now. There was a larger flock of pelicans maybe 30 that were thinking about join the handful in Kirk Pond, but they circled a few times then headed south across the lake.
It was so so good to get out of the house.
we're at ~1300 cases and 35 dead in Oregon. In Ireland where my dad still lives they're at 235 dead and 6000 confirmed, They have police road blocks and 2km from home walking limits. So..... enjoy the freedom while it's there and don't spoil it. I'm hoping we got severe enough quick enough to have an impact on our curve. We will see.
-Jove

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 4:53 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
The weekend is coming? How am I gonna tell? My internal calendar is all
screwed up -- every day feels like Sunday. <g>

On 4/9/2020 1:38 PM, Case wrote:
> ...
> Enjoy the weekend! You know it’s coming!

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Re: Fern Ridge status?

 

The weekend is coming? How am I gonna tell? My internal calendar is all screwed up -- every day feels like Sunday. <g>

On 4/9/2020 1:38 PM, Case wrote:
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Enjoy the weekend! You know it’s coming!
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Re: Fern Ridge status?

 

Fern Ridge is a Corps project, but the recreation sites on it with boat ramps are run by the County. I was out at the lake this afternoon. There was somebody out waterskiing, and a an older couple were pulling a fishing skiff out at Richardson. There were a bunch of people out walking and, as far as I could see, maintaining proper social distancing. The white pelicans are back in Kirk Pond, the borrow pit below the dam. :o) Maybe just passing through, but some of them may stay and breed in the far corners of the lake. There were a few paddlers out on the pond.

I'm glad that Orchard Point Park is open, but I hope people don't abuse the privilege by grouping together and otherwise ignoring proper, and polite, behavior in these trying times (I wonder about the waterskiers, were they from the same household?). I don't want a few yahoos spoiling it for the rest of us by making Them close the parks.

The gates at Richardson park are closed, but people are parking outside and walking in. There are signs at the entrances to both parks reminding people of proper behavior in this time of the dreaded virus.

On 4/9/2020 1:38 PM, Case wrote:
The Corp has closed all of their reservoirs in Oregon and Washington to recreational uses to fall in line with the COVID order to stay home. Fern ridge is a Corp. reservoir so boat ramps are not open to the public at this time.
https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Media/News/Article/2131142/corps-closes-all-recreation-sites-to-prevent-spread-of-covid-19/
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Re: Fern Ridge status?

Case Turner
 

The Corp has closed all of their reservoirs in Oregon and Washington to recreational uses to fall in line with the COVID order to stay home. Fern ridge is a Corp. reservoir so boat ramps are not open to the public at this time. 



Case 
Enjoy the weekend! You know it’s coming!

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:14 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

There's about 3' 8" off water at the toe of the Orchard Point ramp. The launch ramp wasn't blocked off when I was out there a few days ago. There's a foot less water at the Richardson ramp, but the park gate was closed a few days ago:

https://tinyurl.com/FRDepths

You can check up on the lake level trend here:

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/frn.pdf

The basin-wide interactive map will tell you haw far a reservoir is below it's "curve" if you hover over the little orange dam. Click on the dam and you'll get a chart for the res. like the one above:

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/

I think I _might_ be able to launch Tuffy at Orchard Point now, if she were ready. <g> There's enough water in my slip at Richardson to float her...

I re-upped at the Richardson marina, but they haven't sent me the new moorage parking passes yet...

On 4/9/2020 11:40 AM, Dan A wrote:
Has anyone been to Fern Ridge in the past week and launched a boat?  All I have found on their website is the announcement, "Due to low water levels, moorage and marinas will not open before May 1" but it doesn't say anything about whether the ramps might be open or not.
I understand the water level is about 5 feet below a full pond, but I should still be able to launch my Potter 15 without any problems if access to the ramp is available.
I noticed my annual moorage pass expires at the end of April, so I wouldn't need to purchase a parking pass just yet.

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San Juan Islands Closed

 

"The health and safety of our island communities is our highest priority. In light of concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is requesting visitors postpone all travel to the San Juans, including day trips, to limit the potential spread of the virus.

"his advisory includes boaters who wish to anchor out or pick up a mooring buoy. It also includes people whose primary home is somewhere other than the San Juan Islands. Please help us manage the potential spread of the virus, and prevent overloading our limited health care and emergency care infrastructure by staying at your primary residence."

https://www.visitsanjuans.com/travel-advisory

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Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

 

Thanks, Case. I ordered a similar one (actually two -- one for Tuffy as well) and _someday_ we'll find out how well it will charge my devices. Amazon doesn't think USB chargers for a boat are a priority shipping item. ;o)

BTW, Andrew is on the front lines, working in an Amazon warehouse. I hope he's managing to keep safe. Take care of yourself, Andrew!

On 4/9/2020 6:22 AM, Case wrote:
John I’ve charged my iPad mini and
My iPhone. Braxton has charged his school
tablet. I think it’s some sort of google chrome book.
Usually I just use the other ports and they charge fairly rapidly too.
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Re: Fern Ridge status?

 

There's about 3' 8" off water at the toe of the Orchard Point ramp. The launch ramp wasn't blocked off when I was out there a few days ago. There's a foot less water at the Richardson ramp, but the park gate was closed a few days ago:

https://tinyurl.com/FRDepths

You can check up on the lake level trend here:

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/frn.pdf

The basin-wide interactive map will tell you haw far a reservoir is below it's "curve" if you hover over the little orange dam. Click on the dam and you'll get a chart for the res. like the one above:

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/

I think I _might_ be able to launch Tuffy at Orchard Point now, if she were ready. <g> There's enough water in my slip at Richardson to float her...

I re-upped at the Richardson marina, but they haven't sent me the new moorage parking passes yet...

On 4/9/2020 11:40 AM, Dan A wrote:
Has anyone been to Fern Ridge in the past week and launched a boat?  All I have found on their website is the announcement, "Due to low water levels, moorage and marinas will not open before May 1" but it doesn't say anything about whether the ramps might be open or not.
I understand the water level is about 5 feet below a full pond, but I should still be able to launch my Potter 15 without any problems if access to the ramp is available.
I noticed my annual moorage pass expires at the end of April, so I wouldn't need to purchase a parking pass just yet.
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Fern Ridge status?

Dan Arbogast
 

Has anyone been to Fern Ridge in the past week and launched a boat?  All I have found on their website is the announcement, "Due to low water levels, moorage and marinas will not open before May 1" but it doesn't say anything about whether the ramps might be open or not.

I understand the water level is about 5 feet below a full pond, but I should still be able to launch my Potter 15 without any problems if access to the ramp is available.

I noticed my annual moorage pass expires at the end of April, so I wouldn't need to purchase a parking pass just yet.

Thanks for any info you might have.

Dan Arbogast
Corvallis, OR


Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

Case Turner
 

John I’ve charged my iPad mini and
My iPhone. Braxton has charged his school
tablet. I think it’s some sort of google chrome book.

Usually I just use the other ports and they charge fairly rapidly too.

Case

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Thanks, Case. Please pardon my poor reading comprehension. I guess that's why my search for a Cllena panel with two USB chargers was in vain. <g>

What brand devices have you successfully fast charged with the Cllena fast charger socket? I've got a Samsung...

I already ordered the other one I found. If it doesn't work, they say "free returns". <g>

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07ZRQQFTF/themotherofal-20

On 4/8/2020 6:34 PM, Case wrote:
That is correct. If you’d read the original
Post, I replaced the cigarette socket with the USB port that had the quick charger.
Here is the link
Cllena Dual USB Charger Socket... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVMDJRP?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

 

The charger manufacturers are getting it figured out. The Anker plug-into-a-cigar-lighter one I've been using works fine with my devices, and claims to be compatible with a bunch of others, "except for the iPod nano, iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle, HP TouchPad and Asus tablets... Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported". So there's still a ways to go... Probably a moving target. <sigh>

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00VH84L5E/themotherofal-20

I'm gonna try the hardwired quick charger I found and see what happens. If it works, it'll eliminate one possible troublesome connection, and free up a cigar lighter socket. <g>

On 4/8/2020 7:38 PM, john a wrote:
...
For "fast charging" you will most likely need a USB-C device and look carefully for compatibility issues with your tablet.  There is significant variation in how a device implements fast charging.  To really work well the charger has to have some smarts that enable it to communicate and work with the charging components in the device/tablet. For instance, while your tablet may have a USB connection for charging, and USB power is specified at 5 volts, to push a lot of power in  (power being Volts x Amps)  you need to raise the voltage to the device being charged, and the device has to have the controls inside to handle the power conversion, and contingent on the device agreeing to that.  Thus the compatibility issues.
It started out good, but USB is no longer the UniversalSearialBus that it started out as.  Manufacturers are lousy at agreeing to "standards" and power conversion is not an area where a standard is easy.
I have not found any that match the above that are wire in type. Probably are somewhere though.
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Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

 

Thanks, Case. Please pardon my poor reading comprehension. I guess that's why my search for a Cllena panel with two USB chargers was in vain. <g>

What brand devices have you successfully fast charged with the Cllena fast charger socket? I've got a Samsung...

I already ordered the other one I found. If it doesn't work, they say "free returns". <g>

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07ZRQQFTF/themotherofal-20

On 4/8/2020 6:34 PM, Case wrote:
That is correct. If you’d read the original
Post, I replaced the cigarette socket with the USB port that had the quick charger.
Here is the link
Cllena Dual USB Charger Socket... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVMDJRP?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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Got another Project idea

Electri-Cal
 

Does anybody have a non running, or (even better ) running but unused smaller size motorcycle they would part with ??  Yeah, I have my Majesty, but thinking I'd like to build one out or just work on one for grins.  Any size I might see fit to ride someday would work.  Might do a trade for boat stuff, or cash, whatever works for both.  Gimme an e mail here, or phone from the coot member list, and we can talk about this on my real mail link.

Thanks, Coots ----   Cal Drake   


Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

johnacord
 

John, the one I use and referenced is just a simple power source, and thought you were just looking for simple wire in type, with more power available.  While it should put out enough power to keep most devices charged,  it is not anything like a "fast charge" device.  It keeps our devices charged while using them if they are either near full charge or not doing tasks that draw a lot of power like Navigation graphics and GPS.  Having the most archaic USB connection it is severely limited regarding power. 

For "fast charging" you will most likely need a USB-C device and look carefully for compatibility issues with your tablet.  There is significant variation in how a device implements fast charging.  To really work well the charger has to have some smarts that enable it to communicate and work with the charging components in the device/tablet.  For instance, while your tablet may have a USB connection for charging, and USB power is specified at 5 volts, to push a lot of power in  (power being Volts x Amps)  you need to raise the voltage to the device being charged, and the device has to have the controls inside to handle the power conversion, and contingent on the device agreeing to that.  Thus the compatibility issues. 

It started out good, but USB is no longer the UniversalSearialBus that it started out as.  Manufacturers are lousy at agreeing to "standards" and power conversion is not an area where a standard is easy.

I have not found any that match the above that are wire in type.  Probably are somewhere though.

John A


Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

Case Turner
 

That is correct. If you’d read the original
Post, I replaced the cigarette socket with the USB port that had the quick charger.

Here is the link

Cllena Dual USB Charger Socket... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVMDJRP?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


Sent from not here

On Apr 8, 2020, at 5:56 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

The panel in the attachment isn't the one shown on the Amazon page. That one has a USB charger on one side and a cigar lighter socket on the other.

What kind of devices are you charging with the panel?

On 4/8/2020 2:26 PM, Dirt wrote:
Here it is installed. The quick charge on left. And yes it quick charges.
I installed this panel in my trailer. I removed the cigarette style port and added another duel usb plug. Has worked great for charging everything we use. Currently the switches run the lights and stereo in the trailer. At some point I’ll add a 12v fan. This company also makes a panel with just the USB ports

Cllena Dual USB Socket Charger... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785LZQLK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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Re: Choosing an Android Tablet for Navionics

 

Here's a standalone hardwired quick charge USB port:

https://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07ZRQQFTF/themotherofal-20

On 4/8/2020 5:56 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
The panel in the attachment isn't the one shown on the Amazon page. That one has a USB charger on one side and a cigar lighter socket on the other.
What kind of devices are you charging with the panel?
On 4/8/2020 2:26 PM, Dirt wrote:
Here it is installed. The quick charge on left. And yes it quick charges.

I installed this panel in my trailer. I removed the cigarette style port and added another duel usb plug. Has worked great for charging everything we use. Currently the switches run the lights and stereo in the trailer. At some point I’ll add a 12v fan. This company also makes a panel with just the USB ports

Cllena Dual USB Socket Charger... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785LZQLK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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