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Old 06-22-2011, 10:56 PM   #21
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Alright, Flywright!

I'm planning to leave Vallejo*before 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, and head eastward toward the Delta, monitoring channel 71.* Hopefully, there will be sufficient wind to make it worthwhile to raise sails.* Perhaps we'll meet somewhere between the Suisun Bay*bridges and Martinez.* I'll stay toward the north side of Carquinez Strait.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:29 AM   #22
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Sounds great, Mark! I'm on the boat and plan to be heading out of Riverboat Marina by 8AM. Expecting your area 11:30ish. I'll keep a sharp eye out for you and will hail you on 71 as we approach. You'll probably hear Gene (P/V Bot, pronounced 'boat') and me on 71 as we get into the area.

Looking forward to seeing the Coot in real life!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:29 PM   #23
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Photos of Flywright taking photos of the Carquinez Coot at the eastern end of Carquinez Strait on June 23.



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Old 06-24-2011, 07:38 PM   #24
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Took some photos of Gene's boat too.* Here, with the mothball fleet in the background (can you pick out the battleship USS Iowa?).



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We'll be nose into tules... on the hook around King Isle / Paradise Point - close to a well developed island inset where we we often play with family and with friends. Newly wed (6/11) daughter, hubby and their dog are with us for a couple of the days. We'll be scooting around in our tow behind runabout. We hook in a secondary slough and friends come over each year to watch 360 degree fireworks show from our bridge and sun deck area (Hilton's and many other's fireworks included). Plan to leave dock Wed PM. HAPPY 4th O' JULY - FELLOW AMERICANS!! - Art
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Mark, It was great getting the opportunity to see the Carquinez Coot in full regalia. Here are some of the shots and I'll post some others and a video of our Coot Shoot very soon.

She's sure a beautiful vessel, Mark!!*
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:19 PM   #27
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Great shots, Al.* I owe you a couple.
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Mark, It was great getting the opportunity to see the Carquinez Coot in full regalia. Here are some of the shots and I'll post some others and a video of our Coot Shoot very soon.

She's sure a beautiful vessel, Mark!!*
*Mark.

So how much do you get out of the sails. How many knts and how many RPM do you need to maintain Hull speed?

I don't remember what you have for an engine.

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Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread. But I just love the sails and photos there of


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Here's a video of the Coot underway.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:37 PM   #31
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Wow, that's impressive, Al,*if I do*say so*myself.* With FlyWright going in the opposite direction, it looks like I'm going nearly 20 knots.

Skipperdude, tidal currents are constantly changing here and I have no speedometer.* But GPS shows speed over bottom/ground.* The Coot can't go faster than hull speed, but I've measured the increased speed once resulting from raising the sails: an increase of 0.6 knots and near*elimination of rocking with a beam sea and wind of about 10 knots.* Engine is a normally-aspirated John Deere 80 h.p. diesel.

The Coot is pushing a pretty good bow wave, so probably wasn't going far from hull speed in the picture.
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*View towards the channel the herd is gathering, up now to about 40-50 boats now and growing by the day.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:21 PM   #33
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Dswizzler,*

Conditions looked pretty crappy when I circled at 1020 this morning.* I don't know how you*do it.*

I'll be out in the area on Sunday...maybe near Hog Island rafted with friends, maybe seeking the solice of Mildred's.* I'll motor through and hit the horn!

Is that you close to the cut on the east side with your stern NE?

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #34
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Saw the Flybye and wave of the wings thanks, yes that is us up at the end. I'l look for you on Sunday, It is suppose to be HOT.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:11 AM   #35
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Is that you close to the cut on the east side with your stern NE?*
Hard to tell in a "sea" of ubiquitous*white boats?

That's why my pilothouse roof*is of*bright color: it*is readily seen/recognized from either aircraft or a ship's bridge.

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It helps to own the biggest white spot at the party! OTOH, I must say, Mark, yours is very easy to spot!!
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I see the video Mark. We talked about power loading some time ago. Now that you've got your mits on it and in the water how do you think it turned out. Got enough power? Think you'd do fine w less? What rpm do you usually run the boat (how many down from max). Refresh my memory......how many tons per hp do you have? You look like you're going a tad bit faster than Willy at max in the video. Hull speed and then a bit more but nothing like the seriously overdriven Coot you showed a picture of quite awhile back. Is the Deer as smooth as you expected?
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We'll be nose into tules... on the hook around King Isle / Paradise Point - close to a well developed island inset where we we often play with family and with friends. ... - Art
Art,*

That's an area of the delta I have not explored yet.* I've done 14-mile into Village West Marina, but never turned into Disappointment Slough from there.* I've also cruised through White Slough and Honker Cut, still missing Disappointment Slough at the other end.* It's now on my list of places to go.*

Any tips on the area?* How's the wind protection/achoring/bugs?* Are there any existing anchorage lines set?
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I see the video Mark. We talked about power loading some time ago. Now that you've got your mits on it and in the water how do you think it turned out. Got enough power? Think you'd do fine w less? What rpm do you usually run the boat (how many down from max). Refresh my memory......how many tons per hp do you have? You look like you're going a tad bit faster than Willy at max in the video. Hull speed and then a bit more but nothing like the seriously overdriven Coot you showed a picture of quite awhile back. Is the Deer as smooth as you expected?
*The engine (John Deere, 4045 naturally-aspirated 80 HP)*has only 25 hours now, so it is still in the break-in period.* I've been mostly operating it between 1500 and 2000 RPMs.* Max RPM is 2400.

At 2200 RPM the boat (14 tons)*moves at about 7.1 knots, a bit below its theoretical hull speed, so it doesn't appear to be overpowered.* At 1800 RPM the boat moves at about 6.4 knots.

The engine is smooth and responsive.**It seems to be a good match for the boat, but I wouldn't want less power.

In the video that boat appears to be moving real fast but that's because the photoboat (FlyWright) is moving in the opposite direction.* The Coot is probably moving only about 6+ knots.



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Love the spreader lights, Mark.

Here's another video that has us traveling in the same direction.* I was too busy shooting and trying not to hit you to notice the speed.*

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