Yankee Chapter: Making Waves With Old Outboards


Cochituate MA Meet - July 22nd 2006

By special correspondent George Bilgewater

Jim M finally caught a break from the weather gods after having his last 3 meets washed out! Lake Cochituate State Park in Wayland MA is a new venue for the Yankee Chapter and was FANTASTIC! Sporting the largest boat ramp ever seen, a great beach and lots of places to explore, the meet was a success. Many thanks to Ron Mogavero for doing initial legwork and pre-planning for the meet.

About 25 members showed up, many with boats. See in the pictures below an Evinrude Mate, many Mercs, '58 Evinrude (Fisherman?) and more! Tom M. ran two row boat motors at the meet; an 1913 Evinrude and a Caille. Each were reported to run almost as well as a Scott 22 but were not quite as easy to start. (see Webster MA 2006 for the whole story) In Tom's own words "I need to run the ’13 Evinrude more, it’s the most dependable motor I have".

The really big news was Deb R's newly restored boat - WOW! You will recall seeing this same boat earlier this year at the Charlton, MA 2006 meet in "as found" condition. To have restored this boat in just a few months must have been a total family effort. Deb's and her husband Carl did one heck of a job, it really looks great.

Back on April 1, 2006
And by July 22nd, 2006!

Thanks to Frank P. and Eamon C. for the photos.

Great lake!
Nice parking
Tom M's super nice '13 Evinrude RBM!
Tom takes the kids out for a spin!
Ahoy Mate!
Larry C starting up his Merc
Bill A (center) with his Old Town & Johnson
Frank P's rig ready to go
And go it does!
Jim M goes out for a spin to cool off with Larry C.
Evinrude said to throw away the oars...
No better way to spend a Saturday!
Bob Z, Pat Z (under the Umbrella) admire Doug P's Evinrude. Walt L and Eamon & Terry C. won't have anything to do with it!
Eamon & Terry C to Walt L: "Not fast enough for us..."
A great day for a spin in the Feathercraft
1958 Evinrude...
Looks good...
Runs great!
Launching Deb R's boat
Checking everything
I can't wait to open this baby up!
Cranking the Caille
Put, put, put.... Runs great!
Yep, she's wide open!
Eamon C's modified Johnson 3hp....
...goes 14mph!!!
'57 Evinrude Lightwin

Letting the Merc's rest a minute

More of the Merc's
Boat ramp break
Bill A's Johnson & Old Town
Bob Z's '55 Johnson 5 1/2
Host Jim M (center)
Evinrude or Elto?
Mint Elgin!
Always remember to open that air vent
The coast is clear!
I said Johnson's rule! Kid, give me a green Merc any day!
Suddenly it's 1960!
Frank, you give Walt a turn...
No Deb, this way - No Carl, we are going that way AND ITS MY BOAT!!!

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