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Razor Clamming Report at Seaside Oregon for November 3rd, 2017

Monday, November 6th, 2017

For the third attempt at Razor clamming in Seaside Oregon the weather was cooperating.   We arrived at the parking lot at the foot of 12th Ave. a little before sunset and were treated to fabulous water colors. 

As were we were heading down to the beach several experienced clammers were leaving with limits of Razor clams.  We were told we should have good luck that evening; unfortunately our luck was spotty.  For about an hour we traipsed down the beach looking for clam show and then backup up for another hour.  When clams were found they were bunched together but the shows were elusive.  I ended up with 7 and 1/2 Razor clams; enough to make clam chowder.

The next and last clamming trip will be on December 1st, weather permitting.  Low tide is -0.15ft at 6:01PM and sunset is at 4:31PM.

Transom and Stem

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

I glued up the transom with the lower doubler; I still need to add the 2×12 and upper doublers.  The two slots cut in the lower doubler are where the stringers will fit into the transom.  I have made the router patterns to cut out the rounded over parts of the transom so I must likely will do that next.  Having the main part of the transom in the correct shape will help when I cut out the 2×12 and upper doublers.

I had a problem with the wood I used for the stem and even though I had cut it and shaped it correctly I need to make a new one.  The stem is glued up from two Alaskan Yellow Cedar 2×4’s about 4 feet long.  I will plane down the blank to be 2-3/4 x 3-1/2.  The glue line will be the center line of the 3-1/2 inch side.  I will cut off the forward corners at 34° and then shape the rest of the stem from there.

Snow Day

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

We had a little snow yesterday; just about a foot.  Most of Portland was shutdown but has started to recover.  The street has been plowed twice but there is still a layer of ice on the roadbed.  I chained up the truck and drove out to the street and immediately turned around and came back in.  It was just too slippery to drive safely.  It is supposed to start raining Monday and by Tuesday I expect that all the snow will have melted.

The pictures were taken late morning on Wednesday and they show just how much snow there is.