Plotting informal gatherings of sail, human, electric and low powered small boats, and those who love them, particularly within an area convenient for residents of Oregon's upper (southern) Willamette Valley
The Oregon Coots Chapter
of the
Traditional Small Craft Association

The Western Oregon Messabout Mailing List

A Yahoo Group Where We Plot Our Get-Togethers

Photos from the 2004 Siltcoos Lake Messabout (By John Kohnen)

Coots' Lending Library
Calendar of Events
The Coot's Cookbook
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolute nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing... about in boats -- or with boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you 've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not." (Ratty)