Yankee Chapter: Making Waves With Old Outboards


Norm D.
Oakville, CT

When 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 50.

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.


Norm & his (award winning) 1958 Evinrude


Lenny R .
Windsor Locks, CT

I'm a fairly new member since 2003.

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

Lenny R having fun at a Yankee Chapter meet 1/06


Art S .
Fairfield, CT

I 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!)

I 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.

1926 Elto "Super G" Ruddertwin 4hp - one of Art's favorites!


Yankee Chapter: Making Waves With Old Outboards

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