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Re: Electronics

Bob Miller
 

Glomex splitter from Hodges Marine
QK-A023 AIS wifi/USB receiver from Quark-Elec (UK)

If the splitter works okay, it's less gear visible. If not, plan B.


Re: Electronics

johnacord
 

Bob,

That's a very good price for both.  Can you share with us where you got them?

On the big boat I had AIS that displayed on my PC charting program and found it quite valuable, especially in foggy SF Bay and the California coast.  On the little boat I still use the PC charting and after getting to know this area feel it would be a very good addition.

Just a thought to add:   If you don't mind (and have a place to put it) having an additional antenna, a simple 1/4 wave whip will do fine and avoid the splitter.   It doesn't take much of an antenna for reception of the AIS signal.  I made mine using an SO-239 chassis mount connector as the base with four brass rods attached to make the ground plane pointing downward at a 45 deg angle.  The antenna element was just another piece of brass rod soldered into a PL-239 connector.  Worked just fine!

John A.


Electronics

Bob Miller
 

John -


This is part cautionary tale about electronics creep and part informational. I was leaning towards joining you for your March 21 session. But since COVID-19 has now appeared in Jefferson County, I don’t want to chance inadvertently spreading contagion. 


My tale begins when I moved to an electric start outboard last year as a hedge against my inexorable side into geezerdom. Since I will be a support boat for this year’s Salish 100 and I now had the requisite battery system, I decided to put in a fixed VHF. My friend Simeon Baldwin offered me a new Shakespeare “Squatty Body” (VHF/AIS) antenna that didn’t fit his needs. So, I started thinking about real-time AIS. Navionics sent me a renewal notice in the fall and I saw that they had added AIS capability. So, the next step was a splitter and an AIS receiver. I got both for about $115. I now will be able to get real-time AIS on my iPad through Navionics, either wifi or USB connection (the receiver, about the size of 2 matchboxes, will be mounted in the cockpit near me). It’s a slippery slope….


Of course, AIS is not needed most places we take our boats but it’s definitely valuable up here. As well as the traffic lanes through the sound, we encounter large vessel traffic variously in Juan de Fuca, Rosario, and Haro straits in our cruising grounds. It would also be valuable on the Columbia.


Cheers,



Re: Wood lathe

Joe Novello
 

Hi Theresa,

It is very generous of you to donate the lathe to the boathouse. I don't want to cause you any inconvenience in getting it to us. I can make arrangements to come pick it up when you are home so you don't have to take a day off work.  You can write me directly :joenovello3@... if that might work better for all.

Thank you,

Joe



On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 8:53 AM Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:
I might be able to get a younger guy to help load. If no one else is headed your way, I'll see if I can take the day off and move it in the truck.

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

> On Mar 7, 2020, at 10:26 PM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
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> I'm going by the Boathouses in Toledo on Thursday. If someone can get it to the Denny's in Albany, by the Hwy 20 exit, at quarter to one, I'll buy them lunch and take the lathe the rest of the way. I could also pick it up somewhere else that wasn't too far off my route.  Let me know ahead of time so I can take the pickup.
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> Lathes are fun, and useful too. :o) I guess we'll never want for belaying pins from now on. <g> In addition to turning wood, if you get a three jaw chuck for it and you can turn brass freehand using scrapers and files.
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> On March 7, 2020 5:50:25 PM PST, Teri wrote:that wasn't too far off my route.
>> I think it was late 40s, common brand like Wards. I think he'd be happy
>> to see it at the boat house. Just gotta figure a way to get it there.
>> ...
>
>
> --
> John <jkohnen@...>
> A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. (Lord Peter Wimsey)
> Sent from some sort of mobile device.o I can take the pickup.
>
>
>




Re: Wood lathe

Teresa Pittman
 

I might be able to get a younger guy to help load. If no one else is headed your way, I'll see if I can take the day off and move it in the truck.

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

On Mar 7, 2020, at 10:26 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

I'm going by the Boathouses in Toledo on Thursday. If someone can get it to the Denny's in Albany, by the Hwy 20 exit, at quarter to one, I'll buy them lunch and take the lathe the rest of the way. I could also pick it up somewhere else that wasn't too far off my route. Let me know ahead of time so I can take the pickup.

Lathes are fun, and useful too. :o) I guess we'll never want for belaying pins from now on. <g> In addition to turning wood, if you get a three jaw chuck for it and you can turn brass freehand using scrapers and files.


On March 7, 2020 5:50:25 PM PST, Teri wrote:that wasn't too far off my route.
I think it was late 40s, common brand like Wards. I think he'd be happy
to see it at the boat house. Just gotta figure a way to get it there.
...

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Sent from some sort of mobile device.o I can take the pickup.



Re: Wood lathe

 

I'm going by the Boathouses in Toledo on Thursday. If someone can get it to the Denny's in Albany, by the Hwy 20 exit, at quarter to one, I'll buy them lunch and take the lathe the rest of the way. I could also pick it up somewhere else that wasn't too far off my route. Let me know ahead of time so I can take the pickup.

Lathes are fun, and useful too. :o) I guess we'll never want for belaying pins from now on. <g> In addition to turning wood, if you get a three jaw chuck for it and you can turn brass freehand using scrapers and files.


On March 7, 2020 5:50:25 PM PST, Teri wrote:that wasn't too far off my route.

I think it was late 40s, common brand like Wards. I think he'd be happy
to see it at the boat house. Just gotta figure a way to get it there.
...
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Sent from some sort of mobile device.o I can take the pickup.


Re: Wood lathe

Teresa Pittman
 

I think it was late 40s, common brand like Wards. I think he'd be happy to see it at the boat house. Just gotta figure a way to get it there. 

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

On Mar 7, 2020, at 5:32 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

I remember when Lon got that. IIRC, it was a nice lathe. And lathes don't much wear out or go bad. Should be a nice addition to the Toledo shop.


Re: Wood lathe

David Graybeal
 

I remember when Lon got that. IIRC, it was a nice lathe. And lathes don't much wear out or go bad. Should be a nice addition to the Toledo shop.


Re: Wood lathe

Teresa Pittman
 

I did find pictures of it. It's been unused for several years but was working fine. 

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

On Mar 7, 2020, at 5:16 PM, Teresa Pittman via Groups.Io <teri.pittman@...> wrote:

Lon picked this up when he was learning to turn. I'd be happy to donate it to you. 

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

On Mar 7, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Joe Novello <joenovello3@...> wrote:


Actually we do. I was just going to bring my lathe in from home and teach a class this week to the crew.

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 4:03 PM Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:

Does the boathouse have a use for a wood lathe?  Thought I'd ask. It's an older lathe that has been converted to variable speed. Has the woodworking tools too. 

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


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Re: Wood lathe

Teresa Pittman
 

Lon picked this up when he was learning to turn. I'd be happy to donate it to you. 

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

On Mar 7, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Joe Novello <joenovello3@...> wrote:


Actually we do. I was just going to bring my lathe in from home and teach a class this week to the crew.

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 4:03 PM Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:

Does the boathouse have a use for a wood lathe?  Thought I'd ask. It's an older lathe that has been converted to variable speed. Has the woodworking tools too. 

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


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Joe Novello


Re: Wood lathe

Joe Novello
 

Actually we do. I was just going to bring my lathe in from home and teach a class this week to the crew.

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 4:03 PM Teresa Pittman <teri.pittman@...> wrote:

Does the boathouse have a use for a wood lathe?  Thought I'd ask. It's an older lathe that has been converted to variable speed. Has the woodworking tools too. 

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


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Wood lathe

Teresa Pittman
 

Does the boathouse have a use for a wood lathe? Thought I'd ask. It's an older lathe that has been converted to variable speed. Has the woodworking tools too.

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


Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show, April 18-19, Register Soon

 

Another reminder that the Coots (Western Oregon Messabouts) would like to invite you to display a boat, display art or crafts, or make a presentation of some sort at this years Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show and Crab Feed, April 18-19 in Depoe Bay, Oregon, between Newport and Lincoln City. The Boat Show is a very friendly and low-key event; varnish and polished brass are not required, and most of the boats on display were built by their owners.

Although the show officially runs only on Saturday and Sunday, most exhibitors show up on Friday afternoon, and many of us go up to the Sea Hag for a group dinner Friday evening. There will be a reception for exhibitors Saturday afternoon. More information about the Boat Show, and some photos from previous shows can be found here:

http://www.coots.org/mb/DepoeBay/

If you'd like to participate in the Boat Show please fill out and return the attached registration form. If you want to do something other than display a boat, tell us about it in the "Tell us about your boat" field. The PDF form can be filled out on your computer, then saved and attached to an email, or you can print it out and send it to me by US Mail. If you like, you can even just email me the information asked for in the form: @Jkohnen

We hope you can join us!

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Re: RNLI Lifeboats

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

I grew up in Ireland. Most coastal towns are very small and exposed, and there is not good place to keep these boats on the water, or a good slipway. So they make some interesting custom buildings.
-Jove

On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 1:56 PM Allen Bennett <allenbennett@...> wrote:
Tough boats, tough crews.  I've toured these types of boats and spoke to crews in Scotland, England, and the same type of organization in Ireland and France.  Inspirational.


Re: RNLI Lifeboats

Allen Bennett
 

Tough boats, tough crews.  I've toured these types of boats and spoke to crews in Scotland, England, and the same type of organization in Ireland and France.  Inspirational.


RNLI Lifeboats

 

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Lifeboat Crew Recovers Body of Man-Overboard Victim:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/w2r5nqb

or

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/rnli-lifeboat-crew-recovers-body-of-man-overboard-victim

Includes an interesting video about the RNLI Shannon class lifeboats.

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Bruce's One Man Show: Be Here Now

 

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Subject: PSOL Bruce's One Man Show: Be Here Now
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 20:50:23 -0800
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I hope you can join me. Click on a link below to RSVP:

-Bruce

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Wooden Boat Festival Application Open

 

Registration for the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival has begun. If you're gonna take a boat to the Festival, don't wait until the last minute...

https://woodenboat.org/register-your-boat/

While you're at it, get your boat registered for the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed next month:

http://www.coots.org/mb/DepoeBay/

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CROD Article

 

During the recent Multnomah County Library messabout I stumbled upon this early article about Columbia River One Designs (CRODs) in a bound volume of 1934-1935 Pacific Motor Boats. Alas, I didn't note the exact issue:

http://www.boat-links.com/images/CROD-1935.png

We saw the two CRODs the CRMM has in storage again last Friday during the Museum field trip.

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Re: Lon's memorial

Teresa Pittman
 

I will try to. Might even pick up a boat when I finish moving around. Really appreciated you coming up. (And glad you got to talk to Chad. Lon used to call him "the pirate of the Columbia". He's a serious boat guy, just not wooden boats).

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

On Mar 1, 2020, at 7:40 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

It was a nice gathering, to bad you had to miss it Andy. It was nice to talk with Teri and Quinn, and meet some of Lon's friends and relatives. Lon was indeed s good man. I'll sure miss him.

I hope Quinn and Teri stay in touch. They're Coots.

On 3/1/2020 10:36 AM, Andrew wrote:
Terri, I can't make it to the memorial. Please know I loved Lon. He was a good man, larger than life. I think of him often. I remember his kindness and generosity.
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Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk. (Sir Francis Chichester while loading his boat with gin)