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Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

Richard Green
 

Sent an email to a guy on here in which  I suggested I’m operating on all cylinders now what with repairs and new parts off the shelf but in retrospect I’m really only operating on four of six cylinders.  Still, enough to get me around town, so to speak.

Rich

On Jan 26, 2020, at 9:53 AM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

Sounds good. Give the Portland contingent time to get there... assuming we manage it.

Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

David Graybeal
 

Sounds good. Give the Portland contingent time to get there... assuming we manage it.

Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

Richard Green
 

Is FINALLY figuring out how I might use my remaining handheld GPS to set and retrieve waypoints likely to be covered? Or should I be looking locally for specific help? I mean, I’ve had this unit and one other unit for years and have done speed over ground and location and such but never figured out the waypoints. I confess I’m not good with reading directions, more of a visual learner I guess.

Horribly chagrined,

Rich

On Jan 25, 2020, at 2:46 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

We'll better know when the workshop will start after we nail down the curriculum. But it won't be at the crack of dawn. More likely about 10:00.

On 1/24/2020 4:47 PM, Elaine wrote:
Around what time on Saturday?
--
John <@Jkohnen>
I know there's a proverb which that says "to err is human", but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. (Agatha Christie)


Re: Help with a Hobie Cat

 

Thanks, Case. I passed that on to them. There are Hobie sailors, and other "beach cat" sailors, on Fern Ridge, and I hope I can shake a few loose who are willing to help.

On 1/17/2020 2:03 AM, Case wrote:
They should get in touch with Hobie fleet 72 in PDX.
There is also a place in Hood River (can’t remember the name) that offers Hobie lessons and classes on rigging sailing etc.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. (Anne Lamott)

Re: Lon

 

I'm sorry, Teri. He shouldn't have had to go so young. We'll sure miss him.

Please check the Coot Calendar when scheduling a memorial service, so it doesn't conflict with anything. The library messabout next month will now be a bit of a wake too... <sigh>

On 1/24/2020 7:06 AM, Teri wrote:
Lon passed away last night. Andy Linn was able to stop by before he went. Quinn and I will figure out a memorial service and I’ll let the Coots know the details.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. (Jorge Luis Borges)

Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

 

We'll better know when the workshop will start after we nail down the curriculum. But it won't be at the crack of dawn. More likely about 10:00.

On 1/24/2020 4:47 PM, Elaine wrote:
Around what time on Saturday?
--
John <@Jkohnen>
I know there's a proverb which that says "to err is human", but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. (Agatha Christie)

Re: Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

elaineginader
 

Around what time on Saturday?


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 11:58 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
We're gonna have a workshop/seminar/whatever at the Toledo Boathouse on
proper VHF radio usage, "coastal navigation in the age of the cell
phone", an overview and comparison of electronics navigation programs.
And maybe more.

I think Toledo Joe is gonna do the radio usage part, perhaps with help
from Bo Neill, who coordinated the support boats during last year's
Salish 100 and has been "volunteered" to do a radio usage presentation
before this year's S100. Bo will be there anyway watching Joe and
learning how a master does it. <g>

Bob L is gonna do a session on how to properly use electronic navigation
aids while still being aware of the real world outside the boat. This
will undoubtedly include a bit of paper chart use, or at least service
station road maps. <g>

My contribution will be on using electronic navigation programs on
tablets and cell phones. It won't be so much me teaching, or preaching,
but more me trying to get other attendees to share their experiences, or
ask for help using the programs. We'll probably stick to two cheap
programs: Navionics and OpenCPN.

Suggestions for other topics are welcomed. If you'd like to do a
presentation yourself, that's even more welcome!

But we're only gonna get serious one day, Saturday. Moorage at the
transient docks in Toledo is free, but you're encouraged to make a
donation to the Boathouses. Vehicle camping is free in the parking lot.
Some of us will be arriving in Toledo Friday and making a weekend of it.
The tides are favorable for a boat trip upriver for lunch on Sunday.

There's real good pizza across the street. :o)

Should be a fun and educational weekend.

--
John <jkohnen@...>
The sea washes off all the woes of men. (Joshua Slocum)




Re: Lon

David Graybeal
 

Teri - so sorry to hear of Lon's passing. 

I will miss our Friend Lon

Case Turner
 

Like Andrew I first met Lon at a Summer Solstice messabout. The 2005 messabout. It was memorable in many ways. Cootinering a fix for Greg's stuck center board in his sailboat. Jetman Dan's water jet powered Dont Panick. And the real panid waking up in the middle of the night to water at tents edge and missing boats, paddles, and a knotted up mess of boats after Bonneville let our more water than expected.

I liked Lon's stories and his knowledge of work in the ship yards, I will miss waking up to find a late night Face book post from Lon on some odd engineering work of wonder he found and wanted to share. I will miss working my mind against him playing words with friends.

Fair winds and Smooth Sailing Lon you will be missed.

Case

My first meeting with Lon

Andrew Linn
 

I first met Lon at the Solstice messabout at Quinn's Cove in 2006 (time flies, don't it?)  There was a barge down at the dock where we had food and the Coots sailed, paddled, and rowed over to Caterpillar Island. Myles Tweet let me try out his Sea Bike.

That first encounter is kind of hazy for me, I don't remember much of the details. I do remember Lon being a big man who laughed and told stories.

I'm so happy he met and married Teri. Quinn is a fine young man, and Lon helped and befriended many, many people. Measure success any way you want. Lon did a it well.

I truly wish I hadn't let politics get in the way of our conversations. Reach out. Make contact.

Re: Lon

Dan W
 

Terri, Quinn,
 
I'm so sorry to hear of Lon's passing, huge lump in my chest this morning after reading about it. You have my contact info, feel free to call on me anytime, I'm here for you. Happy to help where I can. 
 
Dan Walker
 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "lon wells via Groups.Io" <lononriver@...>
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Lon
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:06:44 -0800

Lon passed away last night. Andy Linn was able to stop by before he went. Quinn and I will figure out a memorial service and I’ll let the Coots know the details.
> On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:42 PM, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
>
> I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.
>
> “Throw out the radio and take the fiddle down from the wall.”
> — Andrew Nelson Lytle, Tennessee, 1930
>
>> On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:32 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
>>
>> Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.
>>
>>>> On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
>>> He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
>>> use some prayers.
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> John <jkohnen@...>
>> A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
>> Sent from some sort of mobile device.
>>
>>
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Re: Lon

lon wells <lononriver@...>
 

Lon passed away last night. Andy Linn was able to stop by before he went. Quinn and I will figure out a memorial service and I’ll let the Coots know the details.

On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:42 PM, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:

I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.

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

On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:32 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.

On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
use some prayers.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Sent from some sort of mobile device.



Coots Electronics Workshop, March 21st

 

We're gonna have a workshop/seminar/whatever at the Toledo Boathouse on proper VHF radio usage, "coastal navigation in the age of the cell phone", an overview and comparison of electronics navigation programs. And maybe more.

I think Toledo Joe is gonna do the radio usage part, perhaps with help from Bo Neill, who coordinated the support boats during last year's Salish 100 and has been "volunteered" to do a radio usage presentation before this year's S100. Bo will be there anyway watching Joe and learning how a master does it. <g>

Bob L is gonna do a session on how to properly use electronic navigation aids while still being aware of the real world outside the boat. This will undoubtedly include a bit of paper chart use, or at least service station road maps. <g>

My contribution will be on using electronic navigation programs on tablets and cell phones. It won't be so much me teaching, or preaching, but more me trying to get other attendees to share their experiences, or ask for help using the programs. We'll probably stick to two cheap programs: Navionics and OpenCPN.

Suggestions for other topics are welcomed. If you'd like to do a presentation yourself, that's even more welcome!

But we're only gonna get serious one day, Saturday. Moorage at the transient docks in Toledo is free, but you're encouraged to make a donation to the Boathouses. Vehicle camping is free in the parking lot. Some of us will be arriving in Toledo Friday and making a weekend of it. The tides are favorable for a boat trip upriver for lunch on Sunday.

There's real good pizza across the street. :o)

Should be a fun and educational weekend.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
The sea washes off all the woes of men. (Joshua Slocum)

Re: Lon

 

Thanks, Andrew. Damn! Pat last month, and now Lon. <sigh> Lon is indeed a Good Man. If he's awake, tell him we're all thinking of him, Teri. I hope he peacefully moves on to whatever further adventures await him. We'll sure miss him.

On 1/23/2020 9:47 PM, Andrew wrote:
I happened to be near and stopped by. Lon is not doing well and is not expected to last much longer. It sound like cascading system failures. As best I can recall (apologies to Terri if I get this wrong) He fell yesterday - badly, striking his head.  When the EMTs arrived, he refused service. After they left, he behaved erratically and Terri called the EMTs again. When they got him in they ran some tests, and found several issues. His condition kept worsening, no matter what they tried, so they've stopped trying.
Quinn was there, as were other friends. Lon is a good man. A big man with a big heart. He's a great story teller. He's been a friend to all of us.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

Re: Lon

Andrew Linn
 

I happened to be near and stopped by. Lon is not doing well and is not expected to last much longer. It sound like cascading system failures. As best I can recall (apologies to Terri if I get this wrong) He fell yesterday - badly, striking his head.  When the EMTs arrived, he refused service. After they left, he behaved erratically and Terri called the EMTs again. When they got him in they ran some tests, and found several issues. His condition kept worsening, no matter what they tried, so they've stopped trying.

Quinn was there, as were other friends. Lon is a good man. A big man with a big heart. He's a great story teller. He's been a friend to all of us.

On 1/23/2020 1:52 PM, Teresa Pittman wrote:

Unfortunately, I don't think he's going to make it. Quinn is headed up now.

Re: Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

Unfortunately, I don't think he's going to make it. Quinn is headed up now.

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

On Jan 23, 2020, at 11:33 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Thanks, Teri. Please keep us informed of Lon's progress. Hoping for the best.

On 1/22/2020 11:42 PM, Teri wrote:
I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. (Groucho Marx)



Re: Lon

 

Thanks, Teri. Please keep us informed of Lon's progress. Hoping for the best.

On 1/22/2020 11:42 PM, Teri wrote:
I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. (Groucho Marx)

Re: Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

I don't really know. He fell when I was working. Thought he was okay but had to have the EMTs come back out and take him to the hospital. He's very sick, possibly with a liver problem. I've been in touch with Quinn. He was stable but his blood pressure is low now.

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

On Jan 22, 2020, at 11:32 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.

On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
use some prayers.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Sent from some sort of mobile device.


Re: Lon

 

Can you tell us what landed Lon in the ER, Teri? Thanks for letting us know. I sure hope he's gonna be OK.

On January 22, 2020 8:54:07 PM PST, Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could
use some prayers.
--
John <@Jkohnen>
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Sent from some sort of mobile device.

Lon

Teresa Pittman
 

He's been in the emergency room and just moved up to the ICU. Could use some prayers.

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