I was about 12 years old, I began tinkering with outboards.
Now nearing 60, you would think I would have owned every outboard
I ever wanted and a fair number of ones I never knew I wanted.
But it seems there is always another outboard that captures
my interest. Lately it's Buccaneers and early QD Johnson's.
My collection is primarily from the 1950's and everything I
have is complete and ready to run.
The magic number of motors on the racks seems to hover around
The best advice I can share about working on outboards is cleanliness,
attention to detail and not getting stingy with the oil mix.
If I had to sell all my motors and pick one to keep, it would
have to be my 58 Evinrude Fastwin.
It is a nice looking outboard, dependable and
the motor I have owned the longest.
My real passion for outboards came when I was a kid running
the ole 53 lightwin in the garbage can and my older brother
teaching me up in Maine to take the helm. I still have that
motor and two more lightwins probably a total of 30 motors from
a 28 A-35 to a 5.5 golden jubilee.
I did acquire by rare luck a 28 Elto Quad which hasn't come
to real life yet but is fun to look at in the basement. I do
love the swap meets and am going to miss Bill's and Walt's.
I have learned a tremendous amount since being a member and
a special thanks to Ray S. for letting me know about the club.
R having fun at a Yankee Chapter meet 1/06
have been a member of the AOMCI since 1997 and would have joined
years earlier if I had known it existed! I have been tinkering
with old outboards since my grandmother gave me a 2hp Elgin
when I was 9 years old. (many years ago!)
am interested in all outboards from the teens and 1920's through
the 1950's. I have a particular interest in "oddball"
outboards like Bendix, Flambeau, Lauson and others. You can
see highlights of my outboards on my website www.oddjobmotors.com.
Elto "Super G" Ruddertwin 4hp - one of Art's favorites!