dad first took me out fishing when I was 3. Since then, like
Ratty in Wind In The Willows, there is nothing I would rather
do than "simply mess about in boats." Tinkering
with old outboards helps relieve the stress after work and
I can run them with my family on the weekend! My wife &
children all enjoy them too; my 14 year-old daughter likes
the British Seagull she found at a yard sale for $25 and my
10 year-old son has a 1955 Johnson 3hp that he got for free!
(It had been put out with someone’s trash.) My own favorite
motor is a 1925 Johnson AB-25 – a special salt-water
version with a bronze lower unit. Running motors and going
to the Yankee Chapter events is a great time!