Framingham MA Meet - January 28th 2006
By special correspondent S. Atwater
January in New England is usually cold, snowy and miserable (especially if you are a boater). Having the opportunity to get together with friends, off-load some projects, look for some new projects or scrounge for sorely needed parts, is a welcome relief. Ron M. brought a little sunshine into the Yankee Chapter by offering to host this meet at Edwards Church Hall in Framingham during the depths of the long dark winter. The 28th of January started out cold & gray but by about 11:00 the sun came out and temperatures moderated to the 50's.
At least 100 members from New England, NY, NJ and as far off as PA attended the meet, we even signed up a couple of new members. There were TONS of goodies to be found, many folks sold motors, swapped parts and discussed projects. Especially popular was Ken H's truck - Ken had cleaned out a number of old outboard dealers and had nifty stuff with everything priced ONE DOLLAR OR LESS!! One member picked up a half dozen NOS Scott Atwater impellers and this correspondent found a really clean 3hp Lightwin tank in Ken's boxes.
Also fun was one member who brought two midget race cars from the 1930's for folks to see. One was powered by the mighty Elto 460. Alas, we did not get to hear its beautiful roar - probably because of being adjacent to the church graveyard... (We wouldn't want to wake the 300 years worth of people slumbering there)
Our host had gallons of delicious chili and other folks brought brownies, cookies and other treats - nobody went home hungry!
Being together with all our AOMCI friends, talking about old outboards and having fun - what better way is there to spend a Saturday afternoon in January? A really big thanks to Ron M. and family for sponsoring this great meet.
Thanks to Hurricane Harry S., Frank P. and Ron M. for the photos below.
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