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Hands On !!

Electri-Cal
 

If some other coots would like a turn, i'm not nadverse to turning over the helm today,or any day for that matter.  If you would like to try that, just ask !!  After a short trial to see what I do, almost anybody could handle this one..

See you Coots at  the lake today,   Cal

Also Triangle lake

Electri-Cal
 

Should be fun.  Located the gps, rpm tach goodie, and am slow charging overnight. Instruments will be available to check all boats that want to do that.   I have seats for three, maybe room for a "Club chair" in the back.   Good way to check balances, easy way to survey the fall lake colors.  Bring a  sandwich or whatever just in case.  I plan to reload and get home before darker than needed, so a good time.  Hope a bunch of coots can join this late fall event, ya'all welcome.

Later,  Cal

Triangle Lake Messing About Thursday

 

Instead of going to lunch at Denny's in Albany tomorrow, me and Cal are going to Triangle Lake to take Surprise for a spin, and try out some launch and retrieval changes Cal's cooked up. We'll arrive about quarter to 11:00. Anyone who'd like to join us is welcome. Bring lunch and a boat.

https://goo.gl/maps/anwqrfR88UGwaZUe6

--
John (@Jkohnen)
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Coots' Thursday Lunch in Albany

 

Every Thursday, unless otherwise announced, 12:45 in the bar in the back of the Denny's by the Hwy. 20 exit off I-5 in Albany:

https://goo.gl/maps/p273P8M7yD92

Arrive early or they'll already have ordered. <g>

Me and Cal will be skipping the Albany lunch and taking Surprise to Triangle Lake...

--
John (@Jkohnen)
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur. (Doug Larson, Olympic Gold Medalist)

Boat Launching Ceremony in Toledo Next Month

 

The Retired Old Geezers have finished my Monfort Classic 12! :o) We should have a proper ceremony to celebrate their accomplishment, and give the boat a good start, so I've enlisted an expert at boat christenings to preside. Start looking for your funny hats. <g>

The ceremony will be on a Tuesday, at one of the Toledo Boathouses. We'll have pizza afterwards. The tentative date is December 10th, if that works for all parties involved. Time, noonish.

I still haven't settled on a name... I'm open to suggestions, but I'll probably ignore them. <g>

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAVmsSP

--
John (@Jkohnen)
As I slowly grow wise I briskly grow cautious. (Mark Twain)

Re: Amazing Tool!

 

I don't have any left handed monkey wrenches in my toolbox, but I've got several left handed Crescent wrenches.

Some of you may recall that the toolkit for old Volvos included a combination tire iron/Crescent wrench. One of those was my first encounter with a left handed Crescent wrench -- or was it? Years later when cheap Chinese wrenches started showing up here in the US of A I again began meeting Crescent wrenches whose jaw adjustment worked "backwards" from the American made wrenches I was used to. What was up?

Like many useful tools, Crescent wrenches were invented by a Scandinavian. This one still lived in Scandinavia. Sweden, where Volvos are built. Somehow when the wrenches started to be made in America they had a screw adjustment for the jaw that worked opposite to the original Scandinavian wrenches. Why? One, most likely apocryphal, story I heard is that when the drawings for the wrenches were sent over here they were on tracing paper, and whoever made the blueprints used the tracings wrong side up...

Anyway, ever since, American made Crescent wrenches from all makers have had a screw adjustment opposite from those made in the rest of the World. Which are the "left handed" wrenches? I think the Crescent and Proto ("Click-Stop Proto Tool") wrenches in my toolbox most deserve to be the "left handed" ones. <g>

A too-often neglected automobile part is attached -- a muffler bearing...

On 11/18/2019 10:00 AM, john acord wrote:
I have one of those, and keep it in the same drawer as my left handed monkey wrench :-)
--
John (@Jkohnen)
The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world. (Robert Penn Warren)

Re: Amazing Tool!

johnacord
 

I have one of those, and keep it in the same drawer as my left handed monkey wrench :-)

John(Acord)

Amazing Tool!

 

Pelican Dan is working on moving, or at least preserving, a Yahoo group for Willys Jeeps and I'm helping him. Looking through the attachments I stumbled upon this handy wrench. This sure would come in handy for working on my Indian built Royal Enfield! :o) Too bad it doesn't have Whitworth as well. <sigh> Also, they photographed the wrong side; I can't see the manufacturer's name so I can order one...

--
John (@Jkohnen)
There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. (Jerome K. Jerome)

Re: Calendar

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

I goofed, I need 3 calendars. Thanks, Jim

Re: Boat turning

 

I added Jim C's photo of all the boat turners to the end of my Flickr album of the event:

https://flic.kr/p/2hM9E6T

Jim's photo may have failed to show up here because the file was awfully large. Groups.io is set to resize overly large photos and it may have choked on Jim's. <g> When uploading or attaching photos, please watch the file sizes. There's no reason a photo for a group like this should be larger than about 250 Kilobytes, though 500 Kb isn't too awful. Jim's photo was 3,640 Kb. Groups.io will try to resize big (image size, not file size) photos to no larger than 1024 x 1024 pixels, so there's no point in uploading pictures bigger than that anyway.

If you need help manipulating photos let me know. maybe I can help.

--
John (@Jkohnen)
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. (Robert F. Kennedy)

Re: Boat turning

Richard Green
 

Good photos, thanks!

On Nov 16, 2019, at 5:57 PM, John Kohnen <@Jkohnen> wrote:

Your photo isn't coming through, Jim. Did you attach it to the email to the group? Try sending it to me and I'll make sure it gets posted here.

I took a few photos too:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJpGR18

The Banta looks like it's gonna be a Good Boat. :o) Real shapely, even though the sections are all straight except for the tumblehome right at the stern.

On 11/16/2019 10:32 AM, Jim C wrote:
Banta boat turning.jpg
Thank all of you that came to turn my boat. It was great. We might look like the motley crew, but there is a lot of boat building knowledge in this group.
--
John (@Jkohnen)
The ocean is an object of no small terror. (Edmund Burke)



Re: Boat turning

Jack Korlann
 

no photo


From: oregoncoots@groups.io <oregoncoots@groups.io> on behalf of Richard Green <chaos5@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2019 11:41 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io <oregoncoots@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Boat turning
 
no photo here.

Rich

On Nov 16, 2019, at 12:13 PM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

Anyone else not seeing a photo.
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Dirt

Re: Boat turning

Electri-Cal
 

Thank you, Jim !!  Always a pleasure to show up and see what you have in mind.  Excellent pizza doesn't hurt either  Good creative boatwrighting, and a good visit  with a good purpose .  Thanks to your charming wife, for also having us in residence for the afternoon.  Five stars, Jim.

Best Wishes,  Cal

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 10:32 AM Jhcalbany@... via Groups.Io <Jhcalbany=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Banta boat turning.jpg

 Thank all of you that came to turn my boat. It was great. We might look like the motley crew, but there is a lot of boat building knowledge in this group.
Thanks again, Jim Cooper  

Re: Boat turning

 

Your photo isn't coming through, Jim. Did you attach it to the email to the group? Try sending it to me and I'll make sure it gets posted here.

I took a few photos too:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJpGR18

The Banta looks like it's gonna be a Good Boat. :o) Real shapely, even though the sections are all straight except for the tumblehome right at the stern.

On 11/16/2019 10:32 AM, Jim C wrote:
Banta boat turning.jpg
 Thank all of you that came to turn my boat. It was great. We might look like the motley crew, but there is a lot of boat building knowledge in this group.
--
John (@Jkohnen)
The ocean is an object of no small terror. (Edmund Burke)

Re: Boat turning

Richard Green
 

no photo here.

Rich

On Nov 16, 2019, at 12:13 PM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

Anyone else not seeing a photo.
--
Dirt

Note: date correction - Holiday Pot-Luck

Claire Acord
 

Hello all,
The date shown on the TSCA-Puget Chapter website for the PTPY'ers/TSCA-Puget Holiday Pot-Luck is incorrect, the correct date is: December 13th (Friday) starts at 6 PM at the Northwest Maritime Center in PT, upstairs.
full info.: http://tscapuget.org/messabouts/HolidayPotluck.html.  (just remember, until our webmistress gets time to edit, the date shown there is wrong, NOT Dec. 6th...December 13th!  But all the other information is correct.
see you all soon
Claire

Stay afloat with current events....visit Traditional Small Craft Association - Puget Sound's website:
http://www.tscapuget.org
Claire Acord

Re: Boat turning

elaineginader
 

I can't open the attachment. 


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 12:13 PM Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:
Anyone else not seeing a photo.
--
Dirt

Re: Boat turning

Case Turner
 

Anyone else not seeing a photo.
--
Dirt

Calendar

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

John, put me down for 2 calendars.
Thank you,
Jim Cooper

Boat turning

Jhcalbany@aol.com
 

Banta boat turning.jpg

 Thank all of you that came to turn my boat. It was great. We might look like the motley crew, but there is a lot of boat building knowledge in this group.
Thanks again, Jim Cooper