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The Kohnen Scarfing Jig

Randy Torgerson
 

Back in January, John Kohnen and I were discussing scarfing jigs and I showed the jig I used on my table saw.  John said “I've been thinking about a jig (or would it be a fixture? I never can keep that straight) for using a handheld circular saw, so I don't need to clean such a wide behind the tablesaw” 

I have been under house arrest these last few weeks and I have not been allowed to work on the Tolman so I am working on the long neglected Puddle Duck Canoe. 

I will need to scarf some parts for the gunwales so I decided to build the Kohnen Scarfing Jig.   The jig would use my track saw and be portable so I could take it to RiversWest to cut the splash rail for the Tolman.  The jig cuts a 1:8 scarf for material up to 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide.  Since I cut both pieces at the same time the jig opens up to 2 plus change wide.  This was arbitrary since and I can change it in the future. 

The design goals were to:

1.    Not hurt myself
2.    Not hurt the blade by cutting any screws. 
3.    Easy to setup.
4.    Keep myself busy.

I jointed some four foot long 2x4’s on two sides and then planed the boards to 1-1/4 thick.  Two of the 2x4’s will be put on the bottom to keep the jig together in case the plywood was cut though and to allow space to clamp the track to the jig.  I jockeyed the track around and found that 12 inches by 45 inches was the best size for the plywood. 

I screwed the two support 2x4’s on the bottom and then worked out the size of the clamping 2x4’s should be 28 inches.  One of the clamping 2x4’s is screwed to the jig and the other is held in with clamps but I may use wedges in the future since I can now easily cut wedges quickly.

I clamped some scrap in the jig and gave it a whorl.  As you can see from the pictures the jig worked very well.

 

Randy  


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Bob Larkin
 

A reminder that NOAA is phasing out RNC raster charts.  To the extent you can, keep files of current chart files to support anything that can use them, like OpenCPN.  At least for local waters.  NOAA does not say they will warn people when the remove a particular chart.  The rocks and shoals will be pretty accurate on the old charts but aids to navigation may not be.

And of course, ENC charts will always be available from NOAA.  In the future, the ENC, along with Local Notice to Mariners
https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmMain
will be the latest information.  To defend the RNC/ENC decision, it is almost impossible to have the RNC as up-to-date as the ENC.

Just wondering, has anyone learned to like ENC better than RNC?

 Bob


Re: 15 Sailing Movies to Watch If You Have To Stay At Home

 

Thanks for the tip, Brandon. "Masquerade" looks like an entertaining film noir -- with sailboats! :o)

"The Mercy" is a fictional movie about Andrew's hero Donald Crowhurst and his strange and disastrous participation in the first solo, non-stop, 'round the world race. I'll probably watch it (Netflix has it on disc), but I expect to be disappointed, as I often am by films "inspired by" events I know something about.

Another flick on the list is "Dark Water", an excellent documentary on the same race, with a lot of it about Crowhurst, of course. The true events don't need any embellishment. If Crowhurst hadn't joined that race, and somebody came up with a movie idea about someone like Donald Crowhurst, doing what he actually did during the 'round the world race, they wouldn't be able to convince a producer to make it, because the plot would be too preposterous and nobody would believe it. ;o)

Fortunately, although I remember Ford's endurance racing effort in the '60s, I don't remember the details, so I was able to thoroughly enjoy "Ford Vs. Ferrari". I don't have any idea how far the filmmakers altered the facts, but the result is great entertainment, with excellent racing action (using replicas of the original cars) and fine performances from the leads. If you want to take a break from watching the boaty movies, give "Ford Vs. Ferrari" a try -- but only if you don't know much about Ford racing history. ;o)

On 3/27/2020 2:30 PM, Brandon F wrote:
These lists always leave off “Masquerade” with Rob Lowe. Great opening sequence with a big SORC racing yacht being put through her paces. But the real beauty in the film is the 40-foot sloop? Yawl? (I can’t remember) that shows up halfway through the movie.
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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

 

I got a reply from Dan at TopoGrafix, who told me that you need to recenter the map over a coastal area to see the option for setting the base map to nautical charts. Why? It seems like nautical charts were an afterthought to the designers. Woulda been easy enough to mention that on the Help page anyway. <sigh> I'm really not very happy with ExpertGPS's user friendliness...

For us small boaters, ExpertGPS is gonna be used at home to plan out trips and plot waypoints and routes. Downloading the charts only when requested isn't a problem for that use, and only a minor annoyance if you plan on using the program in a boat (unless you're trying to find PT Boat Haven in a dense fog and discover that the only charts in your handheld GPS are highway maps. Ask how I know. <g>). Navionics is the same way. More on that in another tutorial soon...

On 3/27/2020 10:41 AM, George C wrote:
Hi Mark,
Wow, it's only giving a 5 day trail? When I did the free trial 2 years ago I got a 14 days (I believe). Also, I was able to set the base default to nautical charts. It almost sounds like ExpectGPS reduced the capaciblities of the trail version.
On the purchased version which I have, I get the NOAA charts. Now, looking through the installation area, I don't see any BSB or KAP file. I just turned off my internet and tried zooming into a chart to see detail. No map was found. When I turned on my internet access, the detailed chart appeared. So I believe you are right. You need internet access to first download the areas of interest. According to ExpertGPS' website,  once the map/chart area is download to your computer you can continue to use it in the field.
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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

 

I hope we can meet up for the workshop before long, at least before the Salish 100. The end of May reschedule is looking less and less likely every day. <sigh> Bit as events get cancelled and rescheduled the calendar opens up! ;o) I don't think there will be a Fern Ridge boat show this year, so that opens up a date in June...

I'll start some little tutorials on OpenCPN like I've been doing with Navionics. They're no substitute for in person discussion, but if we give attendees a head start with the basics, we can discuss more advance topics at the Workshop.

On 3/27/2020 1:18 PM, Mark N wrote:
...
I'm learning to like the OpenCPN program, so will start to play with that more. I look forward to John's presentation on it when we finally meet up for the class.
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Re: 15 Sailing Movies to Watch If You Have To Stay At Home

Brandon
 

These lists always leave off “Masquerade” with Rob Lowe. Great opening sequence with a big SORC racing yacht being put through her paces. But the real beauty in the film is the 40-foot sloop? Yawl? (I can’t remember) that shows up halfway through the movie. 

Brandon
SV Oceanus, Olympia 




Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi George,

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:41 AM George C via Groups.Io <glcost2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 When I did the free trial 2 years ago I got a 14 days (I believe).

I thought it was for longer, also, so was surprised to see the notice of 5 days.  That's okay, as what else am I gonna do these days?  :-)
 
Also, I was able to set the base default to nautical charts. It almost sounds like ExpectGPS reduced the capaciblities of the trail version. 

It shows a bullet for nautical charts, indicating that would be the default.  But since I hadn't realized I had to go online to get the tiled maps, and assumed I could point to my BSB_root folder for it to use, no nautical map showed up. That's when I tried to use their help feature and had to go online and then found out the need to download tiles through their server..

So I believe you are right. You need internet access to first download the areas of interest. According to ExpertGPS' website,  once the map/chart area is download to your computer you can continue to use it in the field.

Yep, that is what I finally figured out.  So as long as you get the tiles ahead of time for the areas you plan to go to, you should be okay. 

On my android tablets and phones, I use an app called Backcountry Navigator that does the same tile download process for all the different maps they offer, including NOAA charts.  That's okay as long as you know where you are going on this trip and at what scale you need the maps.

I use Garmin's MapSource on my old winXP machine for planning routes and viewing my tracks. It came with my garmin gpsmap76cx receiver years ago, and I bought the BlueChart nautical charts at that time. Their newer program is called Homeport, and I finally decided to play with that a bit. Neither one allows importing NOAA charts, although I am exploring ways to convert the KAP files to a format that garmin can use.

And neither one of those allow active tracking with a GPS hooked up to the computer.  Which, for me, isn't the end of the world, as I have the maps and routes in my GPS receiver and can see my track on the nautical chart as I travel.  Easy to transfer the tracks back to the computer for storage later.

I'm learning to like the OpenCPN program, so will start to play with that more. I look forward to John's presentation on it when we finally meet up for the class.

 Thanks again,
Mark


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

Hi Mark,

Wow, it's only giving a 5 day trail? When I did the free trial 2 years ago I got a 14 days (I believe). Also, I was able to set the base default to nautical charts. It almost sounds like ExpectGPS reduced the capaciblities of the trail version. 

On the purchased version which I have, I get the NOAA charts. Now, looking through the installation area, I don't see any BSB or KAP file. I just turned off my internet and tried zooming into a chart to see detail. No map was found. When I turned on my internet access, the detailed chart appeared. So I believe you are right. You need internet access to first download the areas of interest. According to ExpertGPS' website,  once the map/chart area is download to your computer you can continue to use it in the field.

The help is online too. It's not something I like either, but that's how everyone does it now. 

Hope that helps,

George


On Friday, March 27, 2020, 09:24:17 AM PDT, Mark Neuhaus <moonlitturtle1934@...> wrote:


Hi George,

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM George C via Groups.Io <glcost2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
John, 

I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the default map to Nautical.  

I, too, am having trouble with the 5-day trial version and trying to use NOAA charts. 

I see in the menu where to set nautical charts as the default. 

You say it comes with charts. The trial version contains no charts or maps of any type that I can see.  And from their online help page (I really, really hate programs that make me be online to get help), it seems that it will download tiles to my hard drive.  Are they saying I can't simply copy a BSB/KAP file to a directory on my hard drive?  I have to go online to get a new area??????

Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Mark


Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi George,

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM George C via Groups.Io <glcost2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
John, 

I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the default map to Nautical.  

I, too, am having trouble with the 5-day trial version and trying to use NOAA charts. 

I see in the menu where to set nautical charts as the default. 

You say it comes with charts. The trial version contains no charts or maps of any type that I can see.  And from their online help page (I really, really hate programs that make me be online to get help), it seems that it will download tiles to my hard drive.  Are they saying I can't simply copy a BSB/KAP file to a directory on my hard drive?  I have to go online to get a new area??????

Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Mark


Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

Case Turner
 

From what I’ve been told the Port of Depoe Bay has closed the port to recreational use. The charter operations shuttered all operations until further notice. 

Case

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On Mar 26, 2020, at 9:27 PM, jim reim via Groups.Io <jimreim@...> wrote:


I talked to the Port of Alsea today.  Their ramp is open.  They have signs posted asking people to keep 6 feet away.  Very few boats out there right now.  I guess that the County Commissioners telling outsiders to go away may be working.  If someone wants to come over and drop a few crab pots, I'd be happy to suggest some good spots.  I was out a couple weeks ago and the crabbing was pretty good.  There are also some interesting tide channels to explore, with waterfowl, otters, and elk to be watched

Jim R.

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 06:09:08 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Makes sense. Washington closed all sportfishing, due to crowded boat
ramps and crowds of bank fishermen.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ufavtkn

or

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/mar/25/statewide-fishing-ban-ordered-by-washington-wildli/

I know we need to hunker down and fight this nasty virus by keeping away
from other people, but some of the steps being taken just seem punitive.
We're encouraged to get outside and get some exercise, but then, "On
Tuesday, WDFW announced closures of all wildlife areas and water access
areas, alongside Washington State Parks. The Washington Department of
Natural Resources closed its lands Wednesday." Where are we supposed to
do it? <sigh>

On 3/25/2020 8:16 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
> I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All
> the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused
> everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a
> bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the
> directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have
> also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities
> who closed theirs.

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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

jim reim
 

I talked to the Port of Alsea today.  Their ramp is open.  They have signs posted asking people to keep 6 feet away.  Very few boats out there right now.  I guess that the County Commissioners telling outsiders to go away may be working.  If someone wants to come over and drop a few crab pots, I'd be happy to suggest some good spots.  I was out a couple weeks ago and the crabbing was pretty good.  There are also some interesting tide channels to explore, with waterfowl, otters, and elk to be watched

Jim R.

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 06:09:08 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Makes sense. Washington closed all sportfishing, due to crowded boat
ramps and crowds of bank fishermen.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ufavtkn

or

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/mar/25/statewide-fishing-ban-ordered-by-washington-wildli/

I know we need to hunker down and fight this nasty virus by keeping away
from other people, but some of the steps being taken just seem punitive.
We're encouraged to get outside and get some exercise, but then, "On
Tuesday, WDFW announced closures of all wildlife areas and water access
areas, alongside Washington State Parks. The Washington Department of
Natural Resources closed its lands Wednesday." Where are we supposed to
do it? <sigh>

On 3/25/2020 8:16 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
> I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All
> the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused
> everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a
> bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the
> directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have
> also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities
> who closed theirs.

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15 Sailing Movies to Watch If You Have To Stay At Home

 

Some ways to spend time while we're cooped up during the current unpleasantness. I wasn't aware thet "The Mercy" was already out on video...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/to4nleb

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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

John,

On the top, horizontal menu bar is "Map". The forth item down in the Map menu is "additional base map types". In there you will find Show Nautical Chart. That sets the default base map.

George


On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 06:32:33 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


Thanks, George. But I can't find where to set the default map. When I
look in ExpertGPS's help, all I find for "nautical chart" is an entry on
using scanned and calibrated maps, and there's nothing for "default
map". <sigh> My free trial is just about done, so I won't bother with
ExpertGPS anymore. It seems to be a good program for handling lots of
different types of maps, but not intended for us boaters.

I noticed something curious when looking at a GPX file made by
OziExplorer. I don't yet know what this stuff in the header means, but
TopoGrafix is the outfit that sells ExpertGPS!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<gpx
  xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1"
  creator="OziExplorer Version 3956f - http://www.oziexplorer.com"
  version="1.1"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1
http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">

https://www.topografix.com/

On 3/26/2020 10:44 AM, George C wrote:
> John,
>
> I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS
> comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your
> computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the
> default map to Nautical.
>
> If you are wanting other charts or need detailed charts for Canadian
> waters,  there are ways to load them into the program.

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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

 

Thanks, George. But I can't find where to set the default map. When I look in ExpertGPS's help, all I find for "nautical chart" is an entry on using scanned and calibrated maps, and there's nothing for "default map". <sigh> My free trial is just about done, so I won't bother with ExpertGPS anymore. It seems to be a good program for handling lots of different types of maps, but not intended for us boaters.

I noticed something curious when looking at a GPX file made by OziExplorer. I don't yet know what this stuff in the header means, but TopoGrafix is the outfit that sells ExpertGPS!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<gpx
xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1"
creator="OziExplorer Version 3956f - http://www.oziexplorer.com"
version="1.1"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">

https://www.topografix.com/

On 3/26/2020 10:44 AM, George C wrote:
John,
I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the default map to Nautical.
If you are wanting other charts or need detailed charts for Canadian waters,  there are ways to load them into the program.
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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

 

Makes sense. Washington closed all sportfishing, due to crowded boat ramps and crowds of bank fishermen.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ufavtkn

or

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/mar/25/statewide-fishing-ban-ordered-by-washington-wildli/

I know we need to hunker down and fight this nasty virus by keeping away from other people, but some of the steps being taken just seem punitive. We're encouraged to get outside and get some exercise, but then, "On Tuesday, WDFW announced closures of all wildlife areas and water access areas, alongside Washington State Parks. The Washington Department of Natural Resources closed its lands Wednesday." Where are we supposed to do it? <sigh>

On 3/25/2020 8:16 PM, Toledo Joe wrote:
I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities who closed theirs.
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Re: Real Computer Program to Use with Navionics

George C
 

John, 

I re-read your email and feel I didn't answer it correctly. ExpertGPS comes with detailed NOAA US Coastal and Great Lakes charts. On your computer, it looks just like paper NOAA charts. You just have to set the default map to Nautical. 

If you are wanting other charts or need detailed charts for Canadian waters,  there are ways to load them into the program.

George


On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 05:13:02 PM PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


I just got around to looking at ExpertGPS, and the description on the
Web page is impressive. But how do you get NOAA charts into the program?

On 3/17/2020 12:01 PM, George C wrote:
> John,
>
> I have been using ExpertGPS on my PC to look at charts, create trip
> plans, create waypoints and routes to be uploaded to my Garmin, and then
> download the tracks from the Garmin to the software. I has detailed US
> Nautical charts built in and you can load your own charts.
> Unfortunately, it only has a 30day free trial period then you have to
> pay $75. It seems to be a one man operation, but the owner has been good
> at answering my questions.
>
> ExpertGPS - GPS Mapping Software for Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, Eagle
> GPS
https://www.expertgps.com/

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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

Randy Torgerson
 

Washington has shut down recreational fishing for two weeks.


WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

March 25, 2020
Contact:
Kelly Cunningham, 360-902-2325
Public Affairs contact: Ben Anderson, 360-480-4465

WDFW closes recreational fishing statewide in wake of governor's order to 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' in response to COVID-19

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced its decision to temporarily close recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's order directing Washingtonians to stay home and stay healthy to limit the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.

The closures will begin at midnight Wednesday, March 25 and last until at least 5 p.m. on April 8, 2020. WDFW will re-evaluate on April 6 whether the closure may need to be extended.

"This is not a decision we take lightly, but it's the right thing to do for the health and well-being of Washington's families," said WDFW Director Kelly Susewind. "Monday's extraordinary order for the residents of our state to stay home requires all of us to work together to ensure these measures have the intended effect."

Fishery managers have reported that some anglers have been seen crowding banks as concerns over coronavirus have continued.

"We've seen an uptick in outdoor recreation at some locations in recent weeks as people have looked for ways to get outside," said WDFW Fish Program Director Kelly Cunningham. "We've had reports of crowded boat ramps and busy fishing on some rivers, which runs counter to the governor's direction to stay home and practice social distancing."

In addition, many salmon and steelhead fisheries require regular monitoring under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which includes conducting angler interviews at access sites surrounding the state's marine waters. The on-site, face-to-face nature of angler interviews puts people at potential risk of transmitting the coronavirus. Without such monitoring, these recreational fisheries must close to ensure ESA protections.

WDFW and other state agencies previously closed all of their water access sites, including boat launches, and other public lands where people may gather. Local and tribal governments are taking similar actions across Washington.

WDFW Enforcement officers remain on duty and will be enforcing these new closures.

The lowland lakes opening day for trout remains scheduled for April 25, but will be evaluated depending on whether the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order might be further extended.

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Re: Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

Joe Novello
 

I can explain the rationale for shutting down the Toledo Boat Ramp.  All the other boat ramps in LIncoln County have been shut down. This caused everyone wanting to get on the water to flock to Toledo causing a bottleneck and congregation place for people .  Given this and the directives from the governor, it was right thing to do.  It would have also put the Port of Toledo in a bad position with the other entities who closed theirs.  



On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 7:11 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
It should come as no surprise that the season opener won't be held this
year. Although we could do it safely enough, out in the open air and
keeping a safe distance, events of any sort are frowned on right now. <sigh>

I heard that Bud has shut down the airport boat ramp near Toledo. Seems
extreme, seeing as how you don't need a group to go boating, but
probably part of the campaign to keep people from the interior visiting
the Coast...

Take care of yourselves, and wash your hands.

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John <jkohnen@...>
Steam is the friend of man. Steam engines are very human. Their very
weaknesses are understandable. Steam engines do not flash back and blow
your face in. They do not short-circuit and rive your heart with
imponderable electric force. They have arms and legs and warm hearts and
veins full of warm vapor. Give us steam every time. You know where you
are with steam. (William McFee)


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Joe Novello


Season Opener Messabout Saturday -- CANCELLED

 

It should come as no surprise that the season opener won't be held this year. Although we could do it safely enough, out in the open air and keeping a safe distance, events of any sort are frowned on right now. <sigh>

I heard that Bud has shut down the airport boat ramp near Toledo. Seems extreme, seeing as how you don't need a group to go boating, but probably part of the campaign to keep people from the interior visiting the Coast...

Take care of yourselves, and wash your hands.

--
John <@Jkohnen>
Steam is the friend of man. Steam engines are very human. Their very weaknesses are understandable. Steam engines do not flash back and blow your face in. They do not short-circuit and rive your heart with imponderable electric force. They have arms and legs and warm hearts and veins full of warm vapor. Give us steam every time. You know where you are with steam. (William McFee)


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