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Wooden boat for sale (in Norway)

Myles Twete
 

https://www.finn.no/boat/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=145179643&fbclid=IwAR1Ikmsphu1uYRoExtoQrqcVgg8Tx1dXJ2T7wniAQC9Inl1XIyul7SrLG-E

 

A 3rd cousin of mine owned/refurbished and may have originally built this wooden cruising boat that’s now for sale in Stavanger, Norway.

His widow is selling the boat---cancer sucks. L

 

Interesting how in Norway it’s common to have the boat bottoms unpainted (probably varnished?) while topsides are often painted.

We even saw very large metal fishing boats with at least wooden cladding up front and underwater.

I’m not sure why.

 

-MT

 


Re: Tuffy and Me on Fern Ridge

 

I sure like it too! :o) We went out for another, longer, sail this afternoon. Tuffy is well mannered, comfortable (except for a too low cockpit coaming, but I was spoiled by Pearl <g>), and she moves along pretty good in light airs. When the breeze picks up she heels over and scoots, but not very fast. As I mentioned before, she feels like she's going fast because the propeller is spinning like mad. <g> But she's only 15' long, with 400 lb. of concrete in her keel, so there's only so much she can do. <g>

I got some lines tangled up after hoisting the sails in Richardson Bay and got caught by a hefty gust off the butte from abeam with the sails sheeted in. Tuffy heeled over quite a bit, but settled in as the flare and ballast did their work as we headed up onto the wind. :o) Reassuring.

With her long keel Tuffy doesn't turn on a dime, and she doesn't have a mizzen to help, so it'll take some practice to get my tacking technique perfected. But she was never meant to be a race boat. <g> But the long keel also means that you don't have to be on your toes all the time, and can let your mind wander, or watch the sailboats and water and birda... :o)

I've gotta do some fettling of the standing rigging. All this darned wire is new to me. <g> There are these funny spring gizmos that are _supposed to_ lock the turnbuckles, but they don't. <sigh> The turnbuckles are sort of semi-bottle screws, with an opening only on one side, so there's no wasy way to wire them. No locknuts of course. I'll figure something out...

On 6/21/2020 9:42 AM, Brandon F wrote:
Sure do like that boat!
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Re: Turning Over a Tolman Skiff

David Graybeal
 

Well... since Turning Over A New Leaf seems out of the question... this'll do. This'll do quite nicely.


Turning Over a Tolman Skiff

Randy Torgerson
 

The Tolman is Over. 

On June 20th, the hull of my Tolman was turned over.  Weeks of preparation paid off with no one getting hurt and only a few minor scratches on the hull.   90 percent of the work is done and I only have 180 percent to go to finish the boat. 

 

The first step was to raise the boat enough to move the building form out of the way. 


 

The building form has fixed caster wheels so the boat can be pushed left or right but cannot roll out of the shop in to the parking lot.  Temporary swivel casters were added to the right side to roll the building form out when it was on edge.




The hull was raised up to that when on its side it would clear the concrete floor.  That is about 900 pounds hanging on two ropes tied in an endless loop.  You can see the scaffolding that prevents the boat from being moved out of the bay and just rolled over using manpower.

 

 

As the hull approaches vertical it becomes harder to tip the hull over. 

 

 

Working hard now to get the hull to flip. 

 

 

The hull is now upright. 


 And on the cradle. 


 

The next step is sanding and finish fiberglassing the inside of the hull.  Some of the inside joints have been glassed but not all.  I have decided that I am going to change the transom arraignment but that come later.

 

I will be done in June; I just don’t know which year.

Randy


Re: Tuffy and Me on Fern Ridge

Brandon
 

Sure do like that boat!  

Brandon 




A bit on varnishing at senior age -- also new home roof, so I cn boat again !!

Electri-Cal
 

Yesterday I did stain and varnish on all the trim mouldings for new panels that cover the roof tail ends.  Making a nice effect to match new roof shingles.  Last night I got reminded of age, the act of finishing the trim without a mask was enough to keep me up woth a hot shower, and asprin for an hour or so. The moral of course, is wear that paint mask, even if it looks stupid and seems too elderly --  in front of a roofing crew, another reminder to sensitivity of vapors. I still would have done this quarter mould trim though,  Every time we look out the window the solid oak stained and varnished trim ought to be cool looking with lighter home color under those covered and vented  eaves.

Now I can get back to that depth camera.  I was going to install it the other day.  Then I had a brilliant (maybe) idea.  I ordered a clear sapphire chrystal lens, ground flat.  I will inset that in the camera pod so I can remove the camers even while under way.  Then I can remove it, or replace the parts without having to tear into the pod itself.  Anybody can caulk it in, but then there is no good way to fix stuff or a safety if something goes wrong.  That lens is coming in soon, then we'll see ho,ho !!. 

However, the roofing crew was pretty spectacular in execution on the job.  My wife and I have both had some foundarion in construction, and these guys did every move right.  Excellent material choices, good roof prep and supplies delivered on time.  They also fixed some stuff, and removed an old unused chimney, so the roof looks better finished.  That and the new soffits will help get a higher price on our place, that's like money in the bank that can't be done easy, with a rushed sale schedule.  The first thing a buyer asks is how long will the roof last, and does it look weather tight.  Good to know we can point to details on a custom job -- done at a couple grand less than other  bids, without corner cutting, and a full warranty for a new owner later.

Gettin' Closer, Looking Better ---  Cal


Re: Lunch

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

I think we got by unscathed. Dennis, Dick & I. We acted like we couldn't stand each other. 
I have added a picture of the Banta boat . Working on the floor boards now.


Re: Tuffy and Me on Fern Ridge

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

A very shapely little boat! Lovely to see! Thanks.

On Jun 20, 2020, at 10:11 AM, Richard Green <chaos5@...> wrote:

Looking great!

Rich


On Jun 20, 2020, at 9:56 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Earl got some good pictures of me and Tuffy sailing on Thursday. The first sail of the season. It's gonna be a short one. <sigh> I'd planned on launching her in the morning calm, then coming back in the afternoon for a sail after a Coot lunch, but there was a nice breeze already when she got in the water. :o) So no Coot lunch this week...

Tuffy sails real nice, though I still have some fettling to do. When she gets going it _feels_ like we're really flying, because you can feel the propeller of the electric motor spinning away like mad. <g> Not bad looking for a plastic boat. :o)

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHKAUCT

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Re: Tuffy and Me on Fern Ridge

Richard Green
 

Looking great!

Rich

On Jun 20, 2020, at 9:56 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Earl got some good pictures of me and Tuffy sailing on Thursday. The first sail of the season. It's gonna be a short one. <sigh> I'd planned on launching her in the morning calm, then coming back in the afternoon for a sail after a Coot lunch, but there was a nice breeze already when she got in the water. :o) So no Coot lunch this week...

Tuffy sails real nice, though I still have some fettling to do. When she gets going it _feels_ like we're really flying, because you can feel the propeller of the electric motor spinning away like mad. <g> Not bad looking for a plastic boat. :o)

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHKAUCT

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Tuffy and Me on Fern Ridge

 

Earl got some good pictures of me and Tuffy sailing on Thursday. The first sail of the season. It's gonna be a short one. <sigh> I'd planned on launching her in the morning calm, then coming back in the afternoon for a sail after a Coot lunch, but there was a nice breeze already when she got in the water. :o) So no Coot lunch this week...

Tuffy sails real nice, though I still have some fettling to do. When she gets going it _feels_ like we're really flying, because you can feel the propeller of the electric motor spinning away like mad. <g> Not bad looking for a plastic boat. :o)

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHKAUCT

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Re: Earl's Lighthouse

cherrill boissonou
 

No flashing light, just a steady beacon into the night and a warm glow in the light keepers house. 😴
Earl

On Jun 20, 2020, at 9:37 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Earl sent me some photos of his recent "yard art" projects:

https://flic.kr/p/2jdE2yM

https://flic.kr/p/2jdBfu4

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

Does the lighthouse have a flashing light, Earl?

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Earl's Lighthouse

 

Earl sent me some photos of his recent "yard art" projects:

https://flic.kr/p/2jdE2yM

https://flic.kr/p/2jdBfu4

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

Does the lighthouse have a flashing light, Earl?

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Re: Lunch

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

We're good. We can tell lies 6ft apart.


Re: Lunch

 

Sorry I missed lunch, but I _finally_ got Tuffy in the water this morning and there was a breeze... :o) I saw Earl at the Lake. He said he was gonna skip lunch because he's avoiding crowds, what with the Dread Virus getting busier and all. I hope you managed to have a good time without us. <g>

With the weather drying out, maybe Dennis will let us have lunch in his yard more often.

On 6/16/2020 6:10 PM, Jim C wrote:
Gonna do lunch at Dennis's place. Thursday at 1.00. Bring your lunch.
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Lunch

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

Gonna do lunch at Dennis's place. Thursday at 1.00. Bring your lunch.


Re: Glad I Live on the Wet Side

 

I see that Ethridge is just up the road a bit from Shelby, about halfway to Cutbank. I'll bet the weather there is no better than in Shelby. <g> Google Maps shows a Lloyd Torgerson Inc. farm equipment dealer just outside Ethridge. Must be one of your cousins.

I don't know when my grandfather moved to Shelby, but it may have been after my dad was born, in Great Falls, in 1910. My Uncle John, ten years older than my dad, was the first graduate of Shelby High School. If I remember the story right, there were four or five kids in the first senior class, but Uncle John was the only one who didn't drop out or flunk. <g>

But there's not much boating around Shelby...

On 6/15/2020 9:08 PM, Randy T wrote:
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Three of my great uncles staked their claim on farmland near Ethridge, Montana and grew wheat.  When my family visited the farm in the mid 60's the farm did not fully support my great uncles; they all had full time jobs.  Many years ago one of my cousins who managed the entire operation and was looking for someone to take it over as she was retiring.  I don't know what happened with the farm but with only 480 acres it not a viable operation.
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Re: Glad I Live on the Wet Side

Randy Torgerson
 

John,

Around the turn of the last century, my grandfather staked a claim in Montana for 160 acres on his way from North Dakota to Tacoma.  The land was supposed to have natural gas on it and has been under lease ever since.  The land has never been drilled and my dad and my uncles, all in their nineties, don't bother to split the check anymore since it as grown so small.  Three of my great uncles staked their claim on farmland near Ethridge, Montana and grew wheat.  When my family visited the farm in the mid 60's the farm did not fully support my great uncles; they all had full time jobs.  Many years ago one of my cousins who managed the entire operation and was looking for someone to take it over as she was retiring.  I don't know what happened with the farm but with only 480 acres it not a viable operation. 

Randy


Re: An Album

Josh
 

Thank you for sharing.


Nice Oughtred design for sale in Bend

Case Turner
 


Re: Glad I Live on the Wet Side

Richard Green
 

Happy for some mild temps and a bit of rain overnight and so far this morning!

Rich

On Jun 15, 2020, at 7:53 AM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

I was watching a TV show that made me think of the "Whoop-up Trail" from Ft. Benton in Montana north to a trading fort in what's now Alberta in the late 1800s. There was prohibition in Montana, at least for Indians, and no law in that part of Canada... The Whoop-up Trail ran right by, or even through, where the town my Dad grew up sprang up -- Shelby, Montana -- so while looking up the trail I also looked at the Wikipedia page for Shelby. This is what a contributor had to say about the climate:

"Shelby has four distinct seasons, and is considered an arid climate. Long, severe winters give way to springlike weather anywhere from March to May. Summers can be extremely dry and hot, though it is not unusual to experience a snow flurry in July. The area is prone to heat, lightning, hail, and severe thunderstorms during the summer months. Fall weather is often unpredictable, with snow falling during October some years, and temperatures well into the 80s stretching until the end of November on other years. Due to the city's location just off of the Rocky Mountain Front, wind is a constant."

Sounds like someone who lived there. ;o)

Looks like a cousin of mine still publishes the newspaper there. I'm not quite sure how the Kavanaughs are related to me. They've run the Promoter for generations.

http://www.cutbankpioneerpress.com/site/about.html

My sister an I still get a royalty check every year from our share of the natural gas that was found under the old farm. About $7. <g>

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