Toledo Wooden Boat Show August 19-21st


 

I just attended this month's Boat Show planning meeting. August will be here soon! <gasp> Please register soon if you want to exhibit your boat. The Port is sending out solicitations to previous exhibitors soon, or you can use the "unofficial" registration form here:

http://www.coots.org/mb/Toledo/2022-ToledoBoatShowRegistration.pdf

The big news from today's meeting is that Georgia Pacific has stepped up to supply the materials for the cardboard boat race! :o) A big-wig from Back East came out and talked to the Port, and he was persuaded to not only supply the cardboard, but also to restore the cash sponsorship the company had canceled. This means we may be able to get our year's supply of free paper towels! <g>

The Port is gonna supply a shelter with a table near the Family Boatbuilding for Us. We'll have promotional material for the national TSCA, but we need to think about what we can do to promote the Oregon Coots Chapter, and the Coots. We also need to start getting volunteers to man the booth. I've done shifts manning the combination TSCA/Pocket Yachter/Coots booth at the Port Townsend Fest. It's fun meeting new people and talking about boats. Please let me know if you can do a shift or two.

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

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elaineginader
 

This is good news John I'll be running low on paper towels by then. Do you think we might be able to have a fire at our meeting on Saturday?

Elaine

On Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 11:19 AM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
I just attended this month's Boat Show planning meeting. August will be
here soon! <gasp> Please register soon if you want to exhibit your boat.
The Port is sending out solicitations to previous exhibitors soon, or
you can use the "unofficial" registration form here:

http://www.coots.org/mb/Toledo/2022-ToledoBoatShowRegistration.pdf

The big news from today's meeting is that Georgia Pacific has stepped up
to supply the materials for the cardboard boat race! :o) A big-wig from
Back East came out and talked to the Port, and he was persuaded to not
only supply the cardboard, but also to restore the cash sponsorship the
company had canceled. This means we may be able to get our year's supply
of free paper towels! <g>

The Port is gonna supply a shelter with a table near the Family
Boatbuilding for Us. We'll have promotional material for the national
TSCA, but we need to think about what we can do to promote the Oregon
Coots Chapter, and the Coots. We also need to start getting volunteers
to man the booth. I've done shifts manning the combination TSCA/Pocket
Yachter/Coots booth at the Port Townsend Fest. It's fun meeting new
people and talking about boats. Please let me know if you can do a shift
or two.

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

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ass -- at least, to all intent; Nor should the individual who happens to
be meant Reply by heaving rocks at him to any great extent. (Bret Harte)


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It's way too early to tell if the Fire Marshal will let us have a fire during the Boat Show. If he decides it's too dry for a fire in one of the beautiful metal fireplaces the Port crew made, maybe Dirt's gas fireplace would be acceptable. We'll see...

On 6/12/2022 1:37 PM, elaine wrote:
This is good news John I'll be running low on paper towels by then. Do you think we might be able to have a fire at our meeting on Saturday?
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Dan
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DrOqRQQ9mg  As we are just about smack-dab in the middle of June awreddy, I’m beginning to wonder if we won’t be re-enacting one of my favorite movie scenes.  Filmed around Dirt’s stomping grounds, I believe.  We have flood warnings, again, here in Almostcanada, …again…deep sigh, dan and Jamie the Seadog…


 

The Columbia just barely hit flood stage at Vancouver. Maybe won't get past that now that the rain is easing up... The Willamette flooded part of the East bank Esplanade in the Megalopolis.

https://www.opb.org/article/2022/06/13/forecasters-issue-flood-watch-for-columbia-river/

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?gage=vapw1&wfo=pqr

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nwp/teacup/willamette/

Good thing we've got boats. <g>

On 6/13/2022 8:35 AM, Dan in Almostcanada wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DrOqRQQ9mg As we are just about smack-dab in the middle of June awreddy, I’m beginning to wonder if we won’t be re-enacting one of my favorite movie scenes.  Filmed around Dirt’s stomping grounds, I believe.  We have flood warnings, again, here in Almostcanada, …again…deep sigh, dan and Jamie the Seadog…
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Dan
 

Well, we’ve still got snow just uphill a few hundred feet, and half our county here in Almostcanada (Pend d’Oreille) is still under flood watch.  Since nobody is watering lawns, I suspect a bunch of that agua is earmarked for a puddle near y’alls.  Deep sigh…dan


Bob Larkin
 

This seems to be a quiet topic.  It has been so long the snow must have melted in AlmostCanada? I hope lots of people are planning to display at Toledo to get this all going again. I will be there Friday.  Also I'm available to spend some time at a TSCA/Coot table.

So, who all is coming?  What are the plans?


 

I'll be there. Dennis B will be there "with bells on" (I want to see that! <g>). At the meeting Wednesday Debbie said there were 11 or 12 boats signed up so far to be in the water, and I don't recall how many in the parking lot. Get your registration in soon!

https://www.portoftoledo.org/exhibitor-and-event-registration

We'll need volunteers to man the Coots/TSCA booth Saturday and Sunday. I'll do an hour each morning from 12 to Noon, and bat cleanup for the last hour each day, 5 to 6 Saturday (save me some pizza <g>) and 3:30 to 4:30 Sunday. The show starts at 10:00 AM. If we don't get enough volunteers we'll have to do longer shifts. I manned the combined Puget Sound TSCA/PT Pocket Yachters/Coots booth at the Port Townsend Fest a few times -- it's fun! You get to meet and talk to all kinds of nice, and interesting, boat nuts. :o) There will be sample issues of The Ash Breeze, and other TSCA and Coot promotional materials.

There will be evening BS opportunities in the camping area. Now word about whether we'll be able to have real fires, but we'll probably be able to use Dirt's propane "campfire". We tried one at a Triton YC party a few months ago in Scott's boatyard and, while it wasn't as good as the real thing, it worked well enough to inspire yarn spinning and BSing. We may even have a Coots Chapter TSCA meeting Saturday evening, if we have a quorum...

It sounds like there will be some good food vendors. I don't know yet about the pancake breakfast. There are some good musical acts signed up. The only one I recognized (had a really lousy connection to the meeting via Zoom) was David Jacob Strain, a young blues musician from Eugene. GP relented, and is supplying materials for the cardboard boat race. :o) The Poker Paddle is a go, as are the potato cannons. The free boat livery will be going on. The Yaquina Queen may be idle, due to not enough volunteers. Anybody wanna help? Contact Toledo Joe.

Just about all the activities will be outdoors. The Andrew Linn Boatshop has excellent ventilation when both the doors are open. The show should be a relatively Covid safe event, but take whatever precautions you're comfortable with.

Should be a Good Show, if enough of us show up. Register Soon! <g>

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

On 7/31/2022 5:39 PM, Bob L wrote:
This seems to be a quiet topic.  It has been so long the snow must have melted in AlmostCanada? I hope lots of people are planning to display at Toledo to get this all going again. I will be there Friday.  Also I'm available to spend some time at a TSCA/Coot table.
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Mark Neuhaus
 

Hi Bob,

Even though I have not registered yet (I'm stalling because I keep trying to decide on a name for the Tolman first), I am planning on getting there Wednesday afternoon.  Case and his friend, Chris, will arrive then also, and they will join me Thursday for a run down to Yaquina Bay for some crabbing. Case mentioned buying some fish at some place down there so we can have a seafood pot luck Friday night after they, and Randy, go deep sea fishing on Friday. I am hoping to go crabbing again on Friday, alone if necessary.

At this time, I am planning to stay until Monday to avoid the Sunday evening parade home.  

Mark


Case Turner
 

Yep everything Mark said is what we have planned. Myself and Chris will be camped from Wednesday thru Monday morning in the field. From the sounds of it we will be down at the far end  or along the water like the past couple ears. 

Case

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On Jul 31, 2022, at 6:49 PM, Mark Neuhaus <moonlitturtle1934@...> wrote:


Hi Bob,

Even though I have not registered yet (I'm stalling because I keep trying to decide on a name for the Tolman first), I am planning on getting there Wednesday afternoon.  Case and his friend, Chris, will arrive then also, and they will join me Thursday for a run down to Yaquina Bay for some crabbing. Case mentioned buying some fish at some place down there so we can have a seafood pot luck Friday night after they, and Randy, go deep sea fishing on Friday. I am hoping to go crabbing again on Friday, alone if necessary.

At this time, I am planning to stay until Monday to avoid the Sunday evening parade home.  

Mark


David Graybeal
 

Unfortunately, my MD is still urging me to avoid public contact.. Talk about frustrating. No messabouts until further notice for me. I'll be with you in spirit.


 

Here's the start of a schedule for manning the TSCA/Coots booth. See attachment. Let me know what shift(s) you'd like to take. If we don't get enough volunteers we'll lengthen the shifts. Thanks!

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Randy Torgerson
 

I finally got on the ball and sent in my registrations for Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show and for Toledo Wooden Boat Show.


John, I will take booth duty on Saturday Morning at 10AM.


Randy

On 7/31/2022 7:51 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
Here's the start of a schedule for manning the TSCA/Coots booth. See attachment. Let me know what shift(s) you'd like to take. If we don't get enough volunteers we'll lengthen the shifts. Thanks!


John Weiss
 

Right now I'm planning on coming and staying with friends in Salem. May change in the next couple weeks, though...

On 07/31/22 17:39, Bob Larkin wrote:
This seems to be a quiet topic.  It has been so long the snow must have melted in AlmostCanada? I hope lots of people are planning to display at Toledo to get this all going again. I will be there Friday.  Also I'm available to spend some time at a TSCA/Coot table.
So, who all is coming?  What are the plans?


Dan
 

Well, after the temps dropped to under a hunnert last night, I overhauled the wheel bearings and rolled little Mojo the tuglet outside.  I put this one “together” a couple years back, just for this event.  Anyhow.  She’s sked for a hair ‘n nails appointment with the Frankenwerke crew over the next couple weeks.  We still need windows, and the aft doors installed.  And a sleeping space of some sort for my old bones.  Among my several hopes for this event, is to be able to park her in the lot for a static display, that will appear to be more stable to the average “civilian” who might bring little kids.  And, for that, I’ve got to get that steam whistle out and installed…a few things to do yet.  Anyhow.  Jamie the Seadog said he would help with the table duty…as long as he gets his ears rubbed now and then…dan


Bob Larkin
 

Hey this is great!  A boat show and related activities are going to happen!

John, I'll do 12 PM both Sat and Sun.  Bob


 

On 8/1/2022 12:14 PM, Bob L wrote:
Hey this is great!  A boat show and related activities are going to happen!
John, I'll do 12 PM both Sat and Sun.  Bob
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I look forward to seeing you again, John. I hope your plans don't change. Are you bringing a boat?

On 8/1/2022 7:06 AM, John Weiss wrote:
Right now I'm planning on coming and staying with friends in Salem.  May change in the next couple weeks, though...
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John Weiss
 

May bring the kayak.

On 08/01/22 15:13, John Kohnen wrote:
I look forward to seeing you again, John. I hope your plans don't change. Are you bringing a boat?
On 8/1/2022 7:06 AM, John Weiss wrote:
Right now I'm planning on coming and staying with friends in Salem. May change in the next couple weeks, though...
...


Bob Larkin
 

For those that have not been to Toledo WB Show, the port has quite a bit of information at their web site.  Also, this is not about fancy boats with lots of varnish. It is for the rest of us!  It would be great to get some of the boat-show builds of kayaks and Elegant Punts to come back and be part of the show.  And, don't forget the cardboard boat races.  You don't get those everywhere!!  And there is more...