lifelong interest in outboarding began at age 9 when my father
purchased a 1951 1.5 hp Evinrrude Sportsman and an 8' Duratech
aluminum dinghy. We spent many happy hours exploring the waters
of Southwestern Virginia and Southern Maryland. We even ventured
out onto the Chesapeak bay on one occasion.
Later in life I made contact with the AOMC through a college
roomate who raced APBA class B Stock hydro in the 1960s. I joined
AOMC around 1981. Over the years my antique outboard interests
have range to almost every imaginable brand. My current main
interests are Elgins and Clintons. There seems to be no rational
reason for this, except that the 1950s were my "wonder
years" and Clinton lawn mowers and Sears products were
very popular then.
I enjoy collecting and restoring motors, my real interest is
in running them on my 12' transom canoe, especially with other
members. The picture, provided by club member "TC",
shows what I like doing best.