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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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Glad I Live on the Wet Side

 

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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Latest update on underwater spotting of "stuff"

Electri-Cal
 

So far one unit looks to be a winner, after water testing.  The other is almost useless, no cookbook to match stuff, "Manual" is one page, one side ion Chinese, the other warnings against hooking up wrong, and discleimers about no warranty.  Gosh. that makes it way clea, two lookers with test equipt. --. no screen goes on.  My own other "fish finder" is also a no-go for tech. reasons -- nwill not do more than designed areas. 

HOWEVER -- YES !!  At Paulina this Friday while hiking, I met a guy who had used a similar device a friend had concocted.  He said in several trips it showed way more fish in real time, full size, and in color.  He loved it, and chased fish all over the lake. found lost bottom stuff, and it was a total success.  That is exactly the  program I'm doing now.  Sure happy to find others who have done that for under $100. finished price, and work to mount.

 Not all equipment works, his was older, and too basic to do what I want, and be able to take photos of fish at the same time. Best bring a grappling hook too !!   More updates when I can get real water time.   That's it for now, will try to get mine done and tested soonest, as it needs to be done right - leaks wise!!  Next week is install for our new roof, so hopefully can do install on this also.  Here's for trying to get ready for all thiis stuff over a couple weeks while it's nice outside. 

Later Coots,   Cal


Re: The Rolling, Lurching, Vomit-Inducing Road to a Seasickness Cure

Richard Green
 

In the summer of 1980 I was sailing with a friend in Hawaii. We were going to bring his boat back to the PacNW. We did an overnight passage from Oahu to Kauai which didn’t bother me despite the roughness of the sea. But when we took off north from Hanalei Bay it was into 10+’ swells hard on the nose. I was seasick for three days though getting better after the first two. As they say about mal de mer, it isn’t that you think you’ll die, it is that you’re afraid you won’t.

However, I got my sea legs and it was shown to the point about two weeks or so later when we had a day of gale with fifty mph winds largely on the stern, large waves confused from different directions breaking over the sides of the boat, tearing the lee cloths off, thumping on the deck……and I was down below happily cooking lunch giving nary a thought to the motion save to occasionally having to hang on.

Rich

On Jun 13, 2020, at 8:40 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

An article in Hakai magazine (which published lotsa interesting stuff):

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb837bf9

or

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-rolling-lurching-vomit-inducing-road-to-a-seasickness-cure/

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The Rolling, Lurching, Vomit-Inducing Road to a Seasickness Cure

 

An article in Hakai magazine (which published lotsa interesting stuff):

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb837bf9

or

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-rolling-lurching-vomit-inducing-road-to-a-seasickness-cure/

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Evinrude is Dead -- once again

 

"In a stunning and swift fashion, Bombardier Recreational Products, the Canadian owner of Evinrude Outboard Motors, announced on May 27 that it would immediately discontinue the manufacturing of all Evinrude outboard motors." A victim of the Dread Virus, They say...

https://www.soundingsonline.com/news/evinrude-production-comes-to-an-end

But they must not have been doing very well before that, if all it took was a pandemic to drive a stake through their heart.

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