Welcome to the Michiana Outboard Boating Chapter
We are a group of antique outboard enthusiasts who enjoy restoring and running antique outboards. Our chapter includes all of Indiana and parts of Michigan, south of Interstate 94. Please enjoy our site and also visit the Antique Outboard Motor Club, Inc. located at http://www.aomci.org
Lake Webster Meet Coming Up Fast!
Summer is almost over and it seems like it just begun. Our second trip to Lake Webster is coming up soon and it should be a great time to come to North Webster and join in the fun. Please remember that if you come early on Friday, there is no formal gathering at the Pavilion, just come and enjoy the beautiful water of Lake Webster. Some of the members start to show up as early as 2:00pm. You can put your boat in and run around the lake until the evening dinner at “The Ye Olde Pub” at 7:00 or so. Some of the things that are on the schedule for that weekend will be the election of Officers for 2012, scheduling of the next years meets, handing out the dash plaques for display motors, awarding the awards for Favorite Antique, Favorite Classic motor and Favorite Boat/Motor plaques.
As of right now, there is not a Tech Session scheduled but we can make room for it on our schedule if someone wants to volunteer to discuss a topic. Please send me an email ahead of time, or contact me Saturday morning if possible and let me know your intent to share some knowledge and information so I can make room for it and let others know what will be happening.
Lastly, don’t forget the John Sudlow Trophy for the best running under 30 cubic inch motor. Anything under the 30 cubic inch size will be allowed and it must be run on the water. This award is not for the prettiest or best restored motor but for the best overall performance of a small iron motor. It also must be given to a MOB member, so bring out all the little motors and your boat, get it on the water and have some fun. There is nothing like running a motor that you just worked on and got running. Don’t forget to bring a covered dish to share with someone at the MOB luncheon on Saturday. It can be as simple as a bag of chips or a dessert you prepared at home. For Saturday evening, we will conclude the days activity with another wonderful cruise onboard the Dixie. Come hungry because the chapter will provide pizza’s again. Hopefully it will not be raining like this past Spring!
Greetings Fellow MOB’sters,
I can’t believe that it is almost September already. I am sitting here at my desk on a Wednesday afternoon trying to finish up the newsletter and I have been thinking how fast this summer has “steamed” by. I say steamed because of the extremely hot weather we had recently. It was 23 days of continuous 90 plus degrees. Most of the time, it was so hot that all one could do was just go inside and cool off, I know that is what I did. So, with that said, not much repair or work was being done in my garage.
In the coming issue of the “Antique Outboarder” you will see an article that I sent in requesting that my name be placed on the ballot for First Vice President. I wanted to give you all a heads up on what that means. I had been asked to volunteer to fill the position that is being vacated by John Schubert. What this means is that my name will be placed on the ballot but does not mean that I will get elected. I asked that if I was elected, would I have to step down as President of the MOB….the answer was no, I could continue to do both jobs. I stated that if given a choice, I would stay as President of the MOB and not have my name on the ballot for First VP. So, if you would like to discuss this at the Webster meet, please let me know and we can discuss this. My intent is to help out this great club of ours, in anyway I can. I would like to continue to be the President if re-elected during the business meeting at the September meet.
I hope that everyone has had a great summer, picked up that special motor or two that is on your list and that made it to a lot of meets. I missed out on Tomahawk this year but I think that next year, it will be on my list as I believe that Tomahawk will be the 2012 AOMCI National Meet. We also need to have a need for Constantine for 2012 in that we need to have someone step up to the plate and be the follow up person. It is not a hard job….most of the hard work has been done by others. We have spread sheets that control the amount of information that is needed to run the meet. We have a great bunch of “behind the scenes” volunteers who make sure the big things get done. So, if you ever thought of helping out...giving back something to the club….you are a new member wanting to meet everyone….this is a great way to accomplish those goals….just raise your hand. There are so many members eager to help you out. If you are interested, please contact myself, Richard White, Steve Roskowski, Bill McBride, Joe Brincat (GLC) or Clark Gordon (GLC). This is our meet, it is what we make of it so please think about volunteering to help out.
See ya on the water,