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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

Joe Novello
 

Also - let me know if anyone wants to use one of the boats from the Toledo Community Boathouse fleet. We have several boats available.

Joe



On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:31 PM Joe Novello <joenovello3@...> wrote:
Barring inclement weather, at least four of the Retired Old Guys Sailing club members are heading up to Elk City. One outrigger canoe, one or two kayaks, one or two Elegant punts and something unknown.



On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:33 PM jim reim via Groups.Io <jimreim=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Who's coming over for the Halloween Float on Sunday?


On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎21‎:‎06‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Coots' annual Halloween float down the Yaquina River from Elk City
to the Cannon Quarry ramp, upstream from Toledo, is coming up soon! We
schedule the float so we have a good ebb tide in the afternoon, so this
year the float is a few days after Halloween proper. We'll be leaving
Elk City about noon. After we pull our boats at the Cannon Quarry ramp
we'll repair to the pizza parlor in Toledo for an early dinner:


The Yaquina floats are always fun, even if it rains and blows. It feels
so good to warm up in a warm, dry restaurant afterwards! :o)

--
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our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)




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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

Joe Novello
 

Barring inclement weather, at least four of the Retired Old Guys Sailing club members are heading up to Elk City. One outrigger canoe, one or two kayaks, one or two Elegant punts and something unknown.



On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:33 PM jim reim via Groups.Io <jimreim=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Who's coming over for the Halloween Float on Sunday?


On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎21‎:‎06‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Coots' annual Halloween float down the Yaquina River from Elk City
to the Cannon Quarry ramp, upstream from Toledo, is coming up soon! We
schedule the float so we have a good ebb tide in the afternoon, so this
year the float is a few days after Halloween proper. We'll be leaving
Elk City about noon. After we pull our boats at the Cannon Quarry ramp
we'll repair to the pizza parlor in Toledo for an early dinner:


The Yaquina floats are always fun, even if it rains and blows. It feels
so good to warm up in a warm, dry restaurant afterwards! :o)

--
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had
our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)




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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

Richard Green
 

Not that I’ve ever been nor have a boat now to do it, had my left knee replaced three days ago and laying  low.  Cabin fever has already set in….

Rich


On Nov 1, 2018, at 3:33 PM, jim reim via Groups.Io <jimreim@...> wrote:

Who's coming over for the Halloween Float on Sunday?


On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎21‎:‎06‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Coots' annual Halloween float down the Yaquina River from Elk City
to the Cannon Quarry ramp, upstream from Toledo, is coming up soon! We
schedule the float so we have a good ebb tide in the afternoon, so this
year the float is a few days after Halloween proper. We'll be leaving
Elk City about noon. After we pull our boats at the Cannon Quarry ramp
we'll repair to the pizza parlor in Toledo for an early dinner:


The Yaquina floats are always fun, even if it rains and blows. It feels
so good to warm up in a warm, dry restaurant afterwards! :o)

--
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had
our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)




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Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

 

Me! Me! The Weatherman is promising a war, if wet, day. We'll have fun. :o)

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

On 11/1/2018 3:33 PM, Waldport Jim wrote:
Who's coming over for the Halloween Float on Sunday?
--
John (@Jkohnen)
The world is a skirt I want to lift up. (Hanif Kureishi)

Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

elaineginader
 

I am with Larimar



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-------- Original message --------
From: "jim reim via Groups.Io" <jimreim@...>
Date: 11/1/18 3:33 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

Who's coming over for the Halloween Float on Sunday?


On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎21‎:‎06‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Coots' annual Halloween float down the Yaquina River from Elk City
to the Cannon Quarry ramp, upstream from Toledo, is coming up soon! We
schedule the float so we have a good ebb tide in the afternoon, so this
year the float is a few days after Halloween proper. We'll be leaving
Elk City about noon. After we pull our boats at the Cannon Quarry ramp
we'll repair to the pizza parlor in Toledo for an early dinner:


The Yaquina floats are always fun, even if it rains and blows. It feels
so good to warm up in a warm, dry restaurant afterwards! :o)

--
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had
our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)




Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: Halloween Yaquina River Float, Nov. 4th

jim reim
 

Who's coming over for the Halloween Float on Sunday?


On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎21‎:‎06‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:


The Coots' annual Halloween float down the Yaquina River from Elk City
to the Cannon Quarry ramp, upstream from Toledo, is coming up soon! We
schedule the float so we have a good ebb tide in the afternoon, so this
year the float is a few days after Halloween proper. We'll be leaving
Elk City about noon. After we pull our boats at the Cannon Quarry ramp
we'll repair to the pizza parlor in Toledo for an early dinner:


The Yaquina floats are always fun, even if it rains and blows. It feels
so good to warm up in a warm, dry restaurant afterwards! :o)

--
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had
our summer evenings, now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)




Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: Neato Electric Vehicle

Electri-Cal
 

As most road electrics except major brands, range is the Achillies heel for those like me in rural settings.  Great for in town, big city use though.  I love that design, and the features, price is OK too.  Let’s see, I live 7 miles from town, then a trip to Eugene is maybe 10 more, plus getting things done locally maybe totals another 10, totals 44, so round up to 50 miles.  Today I quick thought to get John for an Albany run so maybe 140 extras over that takes me close to a needed minimum of useable 200 miles in one use day.  About the same as La Vernes daily to he office, oh well.

 

The Prius, and similar have the constant gas recharge thing, so you still add fuel, just not much.  That would have some appeal my direction.  If we ever moved into town, usage could change drastically.  Not every day is that dramatic of course.  I suppose 100 miles city and country would be workable for most.  The new Harley, and Zero bikes can do that now, maybe other EV bikes --  light frames, heavy motors, but no body.  Alibaba has a bunch of stuff, some look like fun, but no dealers, product support, or parts.

 

Boats however are a different power need.  Speeds exceeding 10 mph are mostly not needed, in still water lakes that is.  Rental boats, fishing rigs, and our own small boats are in the ordinary range for EV use.  In the 12 ft. and up lightweights, it seems to work better yet,  at reasonable cost.  In all things speed costs escalating bucks and dollars.  Prius VS. Tesla as a thought.

 

Again, in town anything would work for a local rig, but could this super cool setup have a gas automatic recharge system??  Skip the back seat and have more room for that idea??  Do a “Morgan Plus 4”  type body and have mini motor on wheels, with batts split front and rear??  My old Spitfire would have been good with motors on rear wheels, batteries front and rear, like I planned -- but ran out of bucks to do more to it before it got sold in frustration.  

 

Just some ideas for somebody a load smarter than I am.  Wish I had a Honda Civic to do this to, the old 70 ish Morris Minor, that I remember.   Or the Vespa 400cc car with a 2 stroke I loved to drive at U of O.

Looks like a good set up, gotta rent one to try out.  I would love to be pleasantly surprised !!!!  Just as general thoughts, I like the idea a load, will look forward to driving one, race Ya, John !!

 

Later,   Cal

 

 

 

 

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From: Andrew Linn
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:10 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] Neato Electric Vehicle

 

Arcimoto is pretty cool. Lots of smart people. So smart, they didn't

hier me when I applied :)

 

 

On 10/31/2018 4:26 PM, John Kohnen wrote:

> A lot of us have an interest in electric boats. New Coot Jove works

> for this outfit that makes an electric road vehicle:

> https://www.arcimoto.com/

> An article the other day in the local fishwrapper says that they'll

> soon be renting them in Eugene. This link may, or may not, work for

> non-subscribers:

> https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4lxcax

> A used golf cart and parts store opened up in my neighborhood. One of

> these days I'll check it out to see if they have any deals on stuff we

> can use in boats...

 

 

 

 

Re: Coots' Thursday Lunch

 

In Albany of course...

On 10/31/2018 4:57 PM, I wrote:
Every Thursday, unless otherwise announced, 1:00 in the bar in the back of the Denny's by the Hwy. 20 exit off I-5:
https://goo.gl/maps/p273P8M7yD92
--
John (@Jkohnen)
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel. (Jonathan Swift)

Re: Neato Electric Vehicle

 

Maybe you failed the spellng test, Andrew. ;o)

I may go rent one of 'em for a day just for fun...

On 10/31/2018 11:09 PM, Andrew wrote:
Arcimoto is pretty cool. Lots of smart people. So smart, they didn't hier me when I applied :)

...
https://www.arcimoto.com/
...
--
John (@Jkohnen)
A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." (Douglas Adams)

Re: Neato Electric Vehicle

Andrew Linn
 

Arcimoto is pretty cool. Lots of smart people. So smart, they didn't hier me when I applied :)

On 10/31/2018 4:26 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
A lot of us have an interest in electric boats. New Coot Jove works for this outfit that makes an electric road vehicle:

https://www.arcimoto.com/

An article the other day in the local fishwrapper says that they'll soon be renting them in Eugene. This link may, or may not, work for non-subscribers:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4lxcax

A used golf cart and parts store opened up in my neighborhood. One of these days I'll check it out to see if they have any deals on stuff we can use in boats...

Coots' Thursday Lunch

 

Every Thursday, unless otherwise announced, 1:00 in the bar in the back of the Denny's by the Hwy. 20 exit off I-5:

https://goo.gl/maps/p273P8M7yD92

--
John (@Jkohnen)
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn? (Jane Austen)

Neato Electric Vehicle

 

A lot of us have an interest in electric boats. New Coot Jove works for this outfit that makes an electric road vehicle:

https://www.arcimoto.com/

An article the other day in the local fishwrapper says that they'll soon be renting them in Eugene. This link may, or may not, work for non-subscribers:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc4lxcax

A used golf cart and parts store opened up in my neighborhood. One of these days I'll check it out to see if they have any deals on stuff we can use in boats...

--
John (@Jkohnen)
If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all? (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Re: STAR voting.

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Thanks John,
Yes, a couple people have mentioned it to me in private message today. I’ll remember in future.
Thanks.
-Jove


On Oct 31, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Claire Acord <whidbeyboatpainter@...> wrote:

John...will you wear those cute shorts when you do the fish slapping?  Might make offending worth it!
Cheers
Claire

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 2:36 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
You're new here, Jove, so I won't slap you with a fish this time. We
have boat nuts here with all sorts of political views, so we strictly
avoid discussing political matters, however benign or non-partisan they
may seem.

But next time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8XeDvKqI4E

;o)


On 10/30/2018 9:14 PM, Jove wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Please excuse this shameless plug for something I care about.
> ...
--
John (jkohnen@...)
A sailor's joys are as simple as a child's. (Bernard Moitessier)




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

Re: STAR voting.

Claire Acord
 

John...will you wear those cute shorts when you do the fish slapping?  Might make offending worth it!
Cheers
Claire

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 2:36 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
You're new here, Jove, so I won't slap you with a fish this time. We
have boat nuts here with all sorts of political views, so we strictly
avoid discussing political matters, however benign or non-partisan they
may seem.

But next time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8XeDvKqI4E

;o)


On 10/30/2018 9:14 PM, Jove wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Please excuse this shameless plug for something I care about.
> ...
--
John (jkohnen@...)
A sailor's joys are as simple as a child's. (Bernard Moitessier)




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

Re: STAR voting.

 

You're new here, Jove, so I won't slap you with a fish this time. We have boat nuts here with all sorts of political views, so we strictly avoid discussing political matters, however benign or non-partisan they may seem.

But next time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8XeDvKqI4E

;o)

On 10/30/2018 9:14 PM, Jove wrote:
Hi all,
Please excuse this shameless plug for something I care about.
...
--
John (@Jkohnen)
A sailor's joys are as simple as a child's. (Bernard Moitessier)

STAR voting.

Jove Lachman-Curl
 

Hi all,

Please excuse this shameless plug for something I care about.

If you have any questions about STAR voting coming up on the Lane County ballot next week, please ask me and I'll do my best to answer. I consider this a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve democracy and the way we do it.


Here is a short video I like on this topic.

https://youtu.be/qMIdELVampE?t=101&fbclid=IwAR2uZdu5VaxUvaWwtmVgZOyMIqPyfxc-ilEN_hP3eo-7Mirs6IMiRyCPYA0

Toledo Boathouses, and Library (was: Re: [TSCA - Amazon Smile)

 

It's been possible for quite a while to donate through Amazon Smile to the Toledo Community Foundation, and thus the Boathouses. We should mention it more often here. I wish there was a way to ask that the donation go to the Boathouses, not the general fund, but that's OK.

Toledo Joe is kind of a neatnik -- possibly a Good Thing for a small boatshop shared by different projects. <g> Be sure to ask Joe if the Boathouses want or need something before hauling it over to Toledo. They've got plenty of tools, and not much room to store building materials. Every year the Boathouses and the Teak Ladies Society have a nautical yard sale where you can donate all, or just a portion, of the sale price of stuff you bring. This year it was the weekend after Talk Like a Pirate Day in September. They did pretty well, but the Coots need to get more involved in it. There's free mooring for participants, boating opportunities, and good pizza across the street. But you gotta haul away anything that doesn't sell:

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

It hasn't been settled that the Coots Library will be going to Toledo or Newport. Joe and his Retired Old Geezers are working on setting up a library at the historical center in Newport, which we'd donate the Library to. Now that the Coots have free access to the Boathouses maybe we can revisit the idea to make some bookshelves and keep the Coots Library in the New Boathouse, with the Coots keeping responsibility for it. We'll see...

The Boathouses could use some new Lazy Weekend Canoes. The old ones were loved to death, though I think one might still be serviceable. Maybe some Coots could build one or more as a fun project at the Andrew Linn Boatshop. Boats like the LWC that carry a bunch of people get a lot of use during the Boat Show:

http://www.toledocommunityboathouse.com/plans/lz2/

On 10/30/2018 7:10 AM, Electri-Cal wrote:
Thanks for your work on this, to John K, John Weiss,  and Andrew L. for the good info.  With that further ability to donate and a commitment to continue the process, it answers my questions.  Seem that libraries with many subjects do not give adequate scope or long term reliability to our marine heritage.  Not only the boats, but the stories of our own past of boating in the Northwest states.
It took a lot of effort to determine a suitable location, interested curators, and a way to donate to that cause.
...
--
John (@Jkohnen)
For will anyone dare to tell me that business is more entertaining than fooling among boats? He must have never seen a boat or never seen an office, who says so. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Re: TSCA - Amazon Smile

Electri-Cal
 

Thanks for your work on this, to John K, John Weiss,  and Andrew L. for the good info.  With that further ability to donate and a commitment to continue the process, it answers my questions.  Seem that libraries with many subjects do not give adequate scope or long term reliability to our marine heritage.  Not only the boats, but the stories of our own past of boating in the Northwest states.

 

It took a lot of effort to determine a suitable location, interested curators, and a way to donate to that cause.  We might well someday have a school, classes, and a faculty from our beginnings and the focus we all help to provide.  The area is local, easier than many other facilities to get to, and may well help that whole area in Oregon to develop like Port Townsend as one example, or Tacoma for another.

 

Easy enough to give to the boathouse in many ways, now that it is getting together, adding interested folks, and has an address to a foundation that can be supported.  Good for them !!  It seems a good time to haul away for that project, and look to adding to their ability to provide the services needed. 

 

Check your tool drawers, and maybe unused wood stocks for what they might need at some point.  If it’s not suitable they can always pass it to Goodwill, or other recycle center later on.  If there is something Too long or bulky,  Maybe Get a rental trailer to pick up some things from several local coots, make a run there???

 

 

Looong time A’ Coming, EH Lads !! ----------   Cal  

 

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From: John Kohnen
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 2:46 PM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] TSCA - Amazon Smile

 

Amazon Smile doesn't list the Toledo Community Boathouse as an

"eligible" charity, so you have to search for "Toledo Community

Foundation", the umbrella organization that includes the Boathouses.

Beware, the Toledo Community Foundation that comes up at the top of the

list is in Ohio! Turns out there's a city back there with the same name.

Who knew? <shrug> <g> Choose the one in Oregon.

 

Alas, I think you can only contribute to one non-profit at a time. <sigh>

 

From: John Weiss:

 

"Simply go to smile.amazon.com, and bookmark/use that page as your start

page for all your Amazon purchases.  Log in to your normal Amazon

account.  Just below the search bar, use the link to designate or change

your charity, and search for Traditional Small Craft Association.

Select it, and start shopping!

 

"You only need to designate TSCA once, but you MUST start on the

smile.amazon.com page to earn donations for TSCA."

 

On 10/29/2018 8:01 AM, Andrew wrote:

> This actually works. I have mine set up to support the Toledo Community

> Boathouse and let me tell you: even small contributions help small

> organizations.

>

> I'm adding TSCA to my Smile account.

>

> On 10/28/2018 10:42 PM, John Kohnen wrote:

>> Someone mentioned that you need to capitalize Traditional Small Craft

>> Association for Amazon Smile to find it.

>> 

>>> From: John Weiss <jrweiss98020@...>

 

 

--

John (jkohnen@...)

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold

truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get

familiar with it. (Mark Twain)

 

 

 

 

Re: Pumpkin boat paddled down River Ouse in York - BBC News US

 

Britain, the land of nutters and eccentrics, God blessem. <g>

On 10/29/2018 8:49 AM, David L wrote:
Pumpkin boat paddled down River Ouse in York - BBC News US
https://apple.news/ATEDeAPhpTT-bOA7HgIAHMw
--
John (@Jkohnen)
Your friend will argue with you. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

Re: TSCA - Amazon Smile

 

Amazon Smile doesn't list the Toledo Community Boathouse as an "eligible" charity, so you have to search for "Toledo Community Foundation", the umbrella organization that includes the Boathouses. Beware, the Toledo Community Foundation that comes up at the top of the list is in Ohio! Turns out there's a city back there with the same name. Who knew? <shrug> <g> Choose the one in Oregon.

Alas, I think you can only contribute to one non-profit at a time. <sigh>

From: John Weiss:

"Simply go to smile.amazon.com, and bookmark/use that page as your start
page for all your Amazon purchases. Log in to your normal Amazon
account. Just below the search bar, use the link to designate or change
your charity, and search for Traditional Small Craft Association.
Select it, and start shopping!

"You only need to designate TSCA once, but you MUST start on the
smile.amazon.com page to earn donations for TSCA."

On 10/29/2018 8:01 AM, Andrew wrote:
This actually works. I have mine set up to support the Toledo Community Boathouse and let me tell you: even small contributions help small organizations.
I'm adding TSCA to my Smile account.
On 10/28/2018 10:42 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
Someone mentioned that you need to capitalize Traditional Small Craft Association for Amazon Smile to find it.

From: John Weiss <jrweiss98020@...>
--
John (@Jkohnen)
Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. (Mark Twain)