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Coot Boat in a Magazine

 

Gary Brown has an article about the Francois Vivier designed sailing dinghy he built, Nephi (Miss June in your Coot Calendar), in the latest issue of Small Boats Monthly (I was pretty late cracking it open this month). I think you can read the article without being a subscriber:

https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/morbic-ii/

Congratulations, Gary. She's a beauty!

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John (@Jkohnen)
Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt. (Eric Sevareid)

Re: Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum Photos

David Graybeal
 

Thanks!! Sorry I missed it!!!

Lincoln Street Kayak and Canoe Museum Photos

Case Turner
 

For those that missed the Messabout, here is the link to my Flickr Album:


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Dirt

Looking for a repair coot !!

Electri-Cal
 

One of our two home skylights started to leak.  I need a repair person to replace both seals on the two skylights, and do what's necessary to reseal them .  I know we probably have coots who do this, I'm not in the best age group now.

Hey Case would you be available, not sure if you do this sort of thing ??

Thanks, give me a buzz ---  541-895- two six seventy niner ---  Cal

Re: Boathouse Fun -- Monthly (February, March & April)

 

I forgot... I talked to Steve Wyatt at the Lincoln County museums and he said he'd prefer doing the field trip on a weekday, since he has weekends off. So we could maybe have a field trip on a Friday, then do something at the Boathouses Saturday and/or/Sunday, making a whole weekend of it...

On 1/22/2019 1:08 PM, I wrote:
...
All of March except the last weekend is open, the weekends of the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. But one of those weekends will be a field trip to the Lincoln County museums. Elaine would like to do another sewing class in March, but we could squeeze in more than one Boathouse weekend if someone had a good idea for something.
...
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John (@Jkohnen)
History is the autobiography of a madman. (Alexander Herzen)

Boathouse Fun -- Monthly (February, March & April)

 

January has been so jam packed with Coot events that there hasn't been a slot for a Toledo Boathouse weekend messabout. But The schedule opens up a bit next month. Please start thinking up things we can do at the Boathouses. We've got the keys. so we can do just about anything we want without supervision! :o) As long as we leave the Boathouses as clean as we found them. Building projects, classes -- think of something and throw the idea out for us to gnaw on.

During Coot events a few people can camp in their vehicles in the parking lot, and Coots with boats they can sleep in can tie up at the transient dock -- maybe for free, but the rate is only $5 a night anyway. Good pizza is available across the street.

In February, the weekend of the 2nd and the weekend of the 16th are open for Boathouse fun.

All of March except the last weekend is open, the weekends of the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. But one of those weekends will be a field trip to the Lincoln County museums. Elaine would like to do another sewing class in March, but we could squeeze in more than one Boathouse weekend if someone had a good idea for something.

In April the weekends of the 5th and the 20th are free.

Bob L is planning some weekday boat maintenance get togethers at the Andrew Linn Boatshop, to get the Mollyhawks fettled and maybe do repairs on some of the other boats. I think he settled on Tuesdays, but I didn't hear the date of the first session.

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John (@Jkohnen)
I have always a sacred veneration for any one I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher; because the richest minerals are ever found under the most ragged and withered surface of the earth. (Jonathan Swift)

Re: RC Tugboats

 

Now I'm sorry I ever mentioned cheap RC speedboats. <sigh> ;o) But some of the kids would like them. Here are some really cheap ones on Amazon:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahve8xh

I don't think a speedboat can be turned into a successful tugboat with just a foam tugboat body. I think you'd have to gear the motor down to get more power and control. But go ahead and give it a try, Andrew!

On 1/22/2019 8:44 AM, Phil P wrote:
And I can hear the wheels spinning in John's head.  You know, that Andrew is making a foam body to fit over that RC racer.
But if I built mine to have two swinging doors in the front. I could look like James bond and have my race boat speed out of the tug boat.
Now that would be cool. And Andrew would be jealous.
We could have a marathon racing.  Tug boat 1 lap- race boat another lap !
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John (@Jkohnen)
Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. (Mark Twain)

Re: RC Tugboats

 

You old guys look like you're getting lots of exercise. <g>

On 1/21/2019 11:57 AM, Toledo Joe wrote:
Here is a video of the bit of fun the Retired Old Guys had with RC boats last year:
https://youtu.be/-XoAxI8New8
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John (@Jkohnen)
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. (Albert Einstein)

Re: RC Tugboats

Phil Peck <phil@...>
 

And I can hear the wheels spinning in John's head. You know, that Andrew is making a foam body to fit over that RC racer.
But if I built mine to have two swinging doors in the front. I could look like James bond and have my race boat speed out of the tug boat.
Now that would be cool. And Andrew would be jealous.
We could have a marathon racing. Tug boat 1 lap- race boat another lap !

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Peck
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:08 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] RC Tugboats

This is where Andrew is thinking you know,
If I bought one of those race boats the kids would like that,
and I could built a foam Tug boat body to put over and snap on the race boat
for us old farts to play Tug boat pushing.
Boy, that Andrew is a multi purpose on the cheap thinker !

-----Original Message-----
From: John Kohnen
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 11:40 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] RC Tugboats

One of us should get one of those RC speedboats like the one below and
dissect it for parts to make a little tugboat:

http://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074GY6R5Z/themotherofal-20

Looks like it'd be cheaper than buying the radio stuff, motor and servos
separately. You'd probably need to gear down the motor and fit a bigger
propeller for tugboat service, but you'd probably still save money.

There are even cheaper RC motorboats on Amazon, but they're less
powerful shorter range in every way. Even cheap RC cars might be worth
checking out for boat parts.

Unless we're gonna compete with other groups that use the Springer (and
Zipp Kit) tugs we could knock together our own simple design to use
cheap speedboat parts...

On 1/19/2019 8:37 PM, Hank wrote:
I thought the little tugs were interesting but $130 pus the cost of the radios kind of put it out of my play budget range. Maybe consider sharing costs? Racing and the water soccer sounds good. Since I think there is enough violence in the world already the battle ships seem like a poor idea especially for kids.
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are quite capable of every wickedness. (Joseph Conrad)






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Re: RC Tugboats

Andrew Linn
 

Yup. The pond is less than 50' across - no need for fancy radio setups. Quick and cheap, that's the ticket.

On 1/22/2019 8:08 AM, Phil Peck wrote:
This is where Andrew is thinking you know,
If I bought one of those race boats the kids would like that,
and I could built a foam Tug boat body to put over and snap on the race boat for us old farts to play Tug boat pushing.
Boy, that Andrew is a multi purpose on the cheap thinker !

Re: RC Tugboats

Phil Peck <phil@...>
 

This is where Andrew is thinking you know,
If I bought one of those race boats the kids would like that,
and I could built a foam Tug boat body to put over and snap on the race boat for us old farts to play Tug boat pushing.
Boy, that Andrew is a multi purpose on the cheap thinker !

-----Original Message-----
From: John Kohnen
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 11:40 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: Re: [oregoncoots] RC Tugboats

One of us should get one of those RC speedboats like the one below and
dissect it for parts to make a little tugboat:

http://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074GY6R5Z/themotherofal-20

Looks like it'd be cheaper than buying the radio stuff, motor and servos
separately. You'd probably need to gear down the motor and fit a bigger
propeller for tugboat service, but you'd probably still save money.

There are even cheaper RC motorboats on Amazon, but they're less
powerful shorter range in every way. Even cheap RC cars might be worth
checking out for boat parts.

Unless we're gonna compete with other groups that use the Springer (and
Zipp Kit) tugs we could knock together our own simple design to use
cheap speedboat parts...

On 1/19/2019 8:37 PM, Hank wrote:
I thought the little tugs were interesting but $130 pus the cost of the radios kind of put it out of my play budget range. Maybe consider sharing costs? Racing and the water soccer sounds good. Since I think there is enough violence in the world already the battle ships seem like a poor idea especially for kids.
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A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone
are quite capable of every wickedness. (Joseph Conrad)






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Re: RC Tugboats

Joe Novello
 

Here is a video of the bit of fun the Retired Old Guys had with RC boats last year: 


Enjoy,

Joe

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:40 AM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
One of us should get one of those RC speedboats like the one below and
dissect it for parts to make a little tugboat:

http://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074GY6R5Z/themotherofal-20

Looks like it'd be cheaper than buying the radio stuff, motor and servos
separately. You'd probably need to gear down the motor and fit a bigger
propeller for tugboat service, but you'd probably still save money.

There are even cheaper RC motorboats on Amazon, but they're less
powerful shorter range in every way. Even cheap RC cars might be worth
checking out for boat parts.

Unless we're gonna compete with other groups that use the Springer (and
Zipp Kit) tugs we could knock together our own simple design to use
cheap speedboat parts...

On 1/19/2019 8:37 PM, Hank wrote:
> I thought the little tugs were interesting but $130 pus the cost of the
> radios kind of put it out of my play  budget range. Maybe consider
> sharing costs?    Racing and the water soccer sounds good.  Since I
> think there is enough violence in the world already the battle ships
> seem like a poor idea especially for kids.

--
John (jkohnen@...)
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone
are quite capable of every wickedness. (Joseph Conrad)




--
Joe Novello

Re: RC Tugboats

 

One of us should get one of those RC speedboats like the one below and dissect it for parts to make a little tugboat:

http://smile.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074GY6R5Z/themotherofal-20

Looks like it'd be cheaper than buying the radio stuff, motor and servos separately. You'd probably need to gear down the motor and fit a bigger propeller for tugboat service, but you'd probably still save money.

There are even cheaper RC motorboats on Amazon, but they're less powerful shorter range in every way. Even cheap RC cars might be worth checking out for boat parts.

Unless we're gonna compete with other groups that use the Springer (and Zipp Kit) tugs we could knock together our own simple design to use cheap speedboat parts...

On 1/19/2019 8:37 PM, Hank wrote:
I thought the little tugs were interesting but $130 pus the cost of the radios kind of put it out of my play  budget range. Maybe consider sharing costs?    Racing and the water soccer sounds good.  Since I think there is enough violence in the world already the battle ships seem like a poor idea especially for kids.
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John (@Jkohnen)
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. (Joseph Conrad)

Re: lunch at Lucky Lab

Case Turner
 

Booo!!!! I just drove through a blizzard! And now the infamous Graybeal isn’t going to be there???

We’ll get better! 

Case

Sent from not here

On Jan 20, 2019, at 7:54 AM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io <harbordavid@...> wrote:

I'm a bit under the weather, and will, sadly, miss the messabout. Hope everyone has fun... and my best to Harvey!

Re: lunch at Lucky Lab

David Graybeal
 

I'm a bit under the weather, and will, sadly, miss the messabout. Hope everyone has fun... and my best to Harvey!

Re: RC Tugboats

Hank
 

I thought the little tugs were interesting but $130 pus the cost of the radios kind of put it out of my play  budget range. Maybe consider sharing costs?    Racing and the water soccer sounds good.  Since I think there is enough violence in the world already the battle ships seem like a poor idea especially for kids.

Hank

On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 7:16 PM Andrew Linn <alinn@...> wrote:
Guys, I'll allow planes an drones dropping bombs. Y'all wanna play?
Let's play!

Anything from full on fleet action to single boat firing at a stationary
target. You make it, we'll host it.

On 1/19/2019 11:24 AM, Myles Twete wrote:
> For a real fun time, there's always the RC battleship completion classes...
> https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=radio+controlled+battleships&view=detail&mid=2C87DD94E685E59F0C4B2C87DD94E685E59F0C4B&FORM=VIRE
>
> They wage actual battles, firing BB's at each other...
>
>



Re: RC Tugboats

Andrew Linn
 

Guys, I'll allow planes an drones dropping bombs. Y'all wanna play? Let's play!

Anything from full on fleet action to single boat firing at a stationary target. You make it, we'll host it.

On 1/19/2019 11:24 AM, Myles Twete wrote:
For a real fun time, there's always the RC battleship completion classes...
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=radio+controlled+battleships&view=detail&mid=2C87DD94E685E59F0C4B2C87DD94E685E59F0C4B&FORM=VIRE

They wage actual battles, firing BB's at each other...

Re: lunch at Lucky Lab

Mark Neuhaus <turtle-coot@...>
 

Hi folks,

Here's the 17 lunch attendees I know of, but anyone else is welcome to come
along, of course. Whomever gets in first gets to decide where we sit. :-)

Case
maybe another
Chet
Kim
David Graybeal
John Kohnen
Charley
John McC
and maybe one other
Mark Neuhaus
Elaine
Colleen
Earl Boissonou
Dave & Terry
Randy Torgerson
John McCallum

See ya tomorrow,
Mark

Re: RC Tugboats

 

I hope you get your little Zipp tug done in time for the Toledo show, or even the Depoe Bay show. There are parts of the harbor at Depoe Bay suitable for small model boats.

On 1/19/2019 11:33 AM, David B wrote:
I have the twin motor Zipp tug it’s not done yet, but getting there.  My model will have independent control of the motors, lights, and tow bumpers, and tow bits. I am wondering if it might be abilite to push me in a small boat?  David Birch
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Re: RC Tugboats (was: Sailing Pond at the Toledo Boat Show)

David Birch
 

I have the twin motor Zipp tug it’s not done yet, but getting there.  My model will have independent control of the motors, lights, and tow bumpers, and tow bits. I am wondering if it might be abilite to push me in a small boat?  David Birch


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On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:26 AM, John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:

Those do look like fun, Phil! I think radio controlled tugboats look
like a lot more fun than RC speedboats. These guys up in Washington are
really getting into it, with competitions and everything:

http://www.shipmodelers.com/

There's lots of good info on their Technical page, including plans for
the Springer competition tugboat that the Zipp kit Phil mentioned is
based on, and a log of building a Zipp kit tug:

http://www.shipmodelers.com/technical-library.html

The way Dick M is headed, the next Sea-weed (Sea-weed III?) will
probably be small enough for radio control. ;o)


On 1/18/2019 8:42 AM, Phil P wrote:
> https://zippkits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=498
>
>
> No pond would be complete without about four of these running around
> pushing a rubber duck into a goal net.
> fun for young and old


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