The Yankee Chapter's first meet of 2011 was Ron & Lois M's meet at Edwards Church in Framingham MA. We have come to expect this to be a cold one and temperatures were in the teens. However strong sunshine and little wind made it better than the thermometer would suggest.
About 80-90 members turned out, the meet was an excellent cure for cabin fever! Due to a snow storm on Friday there was only about 80 - 85 % of the normal attendance - the snow just scared people who needed to drive long distances from making the trip. (Our New Jersey correspondent left after lunch on Friday and said the roads were immaculate all the way.)
Plenty of motors changed hands, not as many parts (too hard to look through in the cold!) The church hall offered a nice place to warm up that was very welcome. A meeting was held at lunchtime to review the upcoming 2011 Yankee Chapter Meets through the spring.
Also discussed at the meeting was an important item that should be on everyone's radar regarding the summer wet meets. Due to budget short-falls in most New England states, there have been reports that marine patrols will be cracking down this coming summer and issuing big fines. To help avoid problems, all AOMCI members need to be sure their boats are legally registered, insured and have all safety equipment as required. Also that everyone complies with local requirements for navigation, horsepower, speed and noise. Certainly nobody wants to deter members from using their boats and having fun, however, getting an infraction that could be several hundred dollars is nobody's idea of a good time! Members are encouraged to review their states requirements and get everything in order for when the water softens in the spring.
Thanks to Ron M. and Tom C. who contributed the photos below!
The answer to the multiple choice question in the photo above is "C" - The Knuckle Knews!!!
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