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FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2017

LAKE CRESCENT MEET— July 14-16, 2017

Our 31st Lake Crescent Meet at the Log Cabin Resort was held on July 14th, 15th & 16th, 2017.  The weather was great, especially when compared to last year.  Reservations were a bit of a challenge again, but things did work out.  You have to be aware that the front desk workers at the Log Cabin Resort are summer help.  As I have learned, the main reservation desk can have great notes put on your account but the Resort does not always read them.  So sometimes you have to call the main desk again to verify things.

We were able to have four A-frame cabins in a row reserved by club members!  If you're wondering what the big deal is, for our meets we need to have #6 and #7 so we have the space between the two buildings for our motor display and for our dinners. 

According to the sign-up sheet, by Saturday evening we had 31 members and guests and 11 boats.  Of that total, about 14 showed up just for the day on Saturday.  Much better than last year when we had so much rain. 

When Val and I got there Friday, Dick Bogar already had his boat in the water and had been out for a ride.  We got there at about 1:30pm.  Tracy and Sharon Nelson got there at about the same time, but got his boat in the water sooner than I did.

Later on Friday afternoon I saw a nice looking wood boat tied up to the shore in front of the A-frame cabins.  Turns out it was Richard Pearsall's boat that he had built, having worked on it for two years.  He was at the meet without his family so he had it all set up to sleep in.  He was running a 15hp Evinrude he had purchased from Jerry Bell a year or two earlier. 

For the Friday night dinner, Tracy Nelson had barbequed brats and Val brought some salads.   Several others brought various desserts.  Afterwards some of us went for a boat ride and later a few of us sat around Tracy's portable propane campfire.

More members showed up Saturday.  New members, Bill and Mary Studerous, who stayed at a nearby B&B, were there Friday and came back Saturday with a small 9' boat and ran a little Thor outboard.  He joined the club after he bought a motor from Mike Hanson.   Another new member, Bob Rhoads and his wife, Pat, showed up from Sequim.  He showed us the small Merc KE-3 that he had restored.  You could still smell the new paint.  He did a nice job restoring it!

Here are the boats that were at the meet:

· Mike Hanson - 14' Lund with a nice running 1940 Evinrude Sportfour (he purchased the boat from Eileen Simon, Jerry Bell's daughter).  She was there Saturday also.

· Richard Pearsall - homemade 18' wood boat with a 1953 15hp Evinrude.

· Steve Curran - 14' Bell Boy with a 1959 35hp SeaBee that Jerry Bell had restored.

· Tracy Nelson - 12' Feathercraft with a Mark 55 and a 7' Dinghy with a 3hp Johnson.

· Dick Bogar - 14' Lund with a 18hp Johnson.

· John Matthews -  wood Burchcraft with a 7.5hp Fleetwin and 14hp Fastwin.

· Bill Studeous - 9' Squall with a Thor outboard.

· Wayne Matthews - 14' Sandy with a 1954 10hp Johnson and a 1956 7 1/2hp Johnson

· Donn Martinson - 14' Lund with a 1958 35hp Johnson

Saturday Tracy decided to see if the Johnson A-45 he had from Jerry Bell's collection would run.  With Mike Hanson's help, they got it running and it ran pretty good.  Tracy took it out for a spin on his little 7' dinghy, seemed to be doing fine but then it ran out of gas.  So Mike towed him back in with his Sportfour.

Right before dinner we had our chapter meeting.  To start off, Jessica Nelson (Tracy and Sharon's daughter) gave a safety talk on falling.  She is training to be an EMT so she wanted to share what she is learning.  After that we talked about the upcoming meets.  At the end I asked if we wanted to have another meet there next year.  The consensus was that most want to try it again for another year.

Saturday night for dinner Tracy cooked hamburgers and we had another salad that Val brought along with several desserts brought by other club members.  Thanks for cooking again Tracy, and for Val bringing the salads, and the others that brought desserts.  Also thank you for those who cleaned up.

The photos should say the rest.  Everyone had a great time!

More Meet Information: 

On August 19th we will again be having our Foss Museum Meet on the Tacoma waterfront, sponsored by Greg Simmons.  Per Greg:

“Meet at The Foss in Tacoma.  New exhibits "First on the Foss Waterway.  A Native American story the Puyallups."   And Rum Runners and smugglers  display
Bring Motors to run. We will have 3 water tanks.  Motor racks will be set up for your show /sell /tell motors.  Bring boats as well.  The Foss Waterway Seaport is located on the Tacoma waterfront.  We have  a 300' plus floating dock. No launch at seaport.  Point Defiance launch is the closest, about 5 miles up on commencement bay. However we have a great place to display your boat and motor along the waterway esplanade.        
Club Discount entry to the museum.   Open from 10 to 5.   Any questions contact Greg Simmons   253 230 9878”

A week later, on August 26th we are having our first salt water meet at Denny Johnson’s home at 1318 NE South Petterson Road in Keyport on Liberty Bay.  The meet will start at about 10:00am, with lunch around noon.  Bring your own sack lunch, pop and water will be provided.  Denny plans to have a barrel to flush your motor(s).  There will be one or two small boats to use if you want to bring a small motor to putt around in the cove.  Denny has cleared it with the neighbor’s about tying up your  boat to their docks if you want to come in by water.  There is a boat launch in downtown Keyport if you want to motor a short distance to his house.  There are several restaurants in Keyport if you prefer to go out for lunch.  Also, there is a Naval Museum nearby or you can go to Poulsbo by car or boat to the new Maritime Museum, restaurants, or the many different stores.  It should be a fun time for all!

And don’t forget that the fall Lake Mayfield Meet is on September 15th-17th and the Snake River Meet, sponsored by Dave & Sandy Holtzeimer, is on September 29th-October 1st!

Note:  In case anyone is interested, on August 5th there is the 17th Annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show

(FYI—THE NEWSLETTER CAN NOW BE EMAILED TO YOU IN COLOR.  REGULAR MAIL HAS TO REMAIN BLACK & WHITE.  SO YOU WILL NOW HAVE A CHOICE OF ONE WAY OR THE OTHER (BUT NOT BOTH).  SO JUST LET ME OR RITA BODDY KNOW.  THANKS!  DONN) 

FOR SALE / WANT ADS:

Wanted:  Late 1960’s Evinrude Mate 1.5 or 2hp.  Dave Holtzeimer  509-397-2490  (will be at the Mayfield & Snake River Meets).

For sale:  Al Pike a member of our club since the late 60s is no longer able to work on his motors and would like to donate them for the good of the club members. The following list of motors are available to club members. The motors are located on Whidbey Island at  fellow club member Jerry Johnson's home. Call Jerry at 360-678-3226 or email him at jcoupeville@gmail.com for information regarding condition and availability

  MAKE                            MODEL

# 1  SCOTT ATWATER        1-12
# 2  EVINRUDE                    4425-04651
# 3  FIRESTONE                  10-A-53         7.5 HORSE
# 4  FIRESTONE                  10-A-111       3.6 HORSE
# 5  MONTGOMERY WARDS  346G90174
# 6  EVINRUDE ELTO          4256
# 7  NEPTUNE                      CBIA
# 8  CHAMPION                    BLUE RIBBON
# 9 JOHNSON                       A10
# 11 JOHNSON                     TD 20    5 1/2 HORSE
# 12 JOHNSON                     TD 20    5 1/2 HORSE
# 13 LAUSON                        T 600
# 14 LAUSON                        T 600
#15 LAUSON                         T 600
#16 JOHNSON                      2R72M   2 HORSE
# 17 JOHNSON                     HD 25    2 1/2 HORSE
#18 JOHNSON                     TD 20     5 1/2 HORSE
#19 LAUSON                        S 300
# 20 LAUSON                       S 300
#21 WATER WITCH            MB
#22 TED WILLIAMS             7 1/2 HORSE
#23 LAUSON                       S 351
#24 LAUSON                       S 353
#25 WESTBEND                 3 1/2 HORSE
# 26 JOHNSON                  TD 20
#27 FIRESTONE                10-A-111  3.6 HORSE
#28 CHAMPION                 BLUE RIBBON   3.6 HORSE
#29 EVINRUDE                 4416    LOWER END ONLY
#30 EVINRUDE                 4443
# 31 NEPTUNE                 15B2
#32  SCOTT ATWATER    493
#33 BENDIX                      ECLIPSE
#34 JOHNSON                  TS 20
#35 SCOTT  ATWATER    503
#36 MONTGOMERY WARDS  GG8822A
#37 SCOTT ATWATER     16 HORSE
# 38 MERCURY               MK 25 
#39  EVINRUDE              1433-105325
#40 EVINRUDE               4441-13453
#41 EVINRUDE               7516-31595
#42 EVINRUDE               4404-04449
#43 GOODYEAR             025-3564A
#44 LAUSON                  T-600
#45 ELGIN                      571-58751
#46 EVINRUDE              5514- ?    7 1/2 HORSE
#47 JOHNSON               1954/55  15 HORSE
#48 MERCURY              KE3
#49 MERCURY              110
#50 MERCURY              KS7
# 51 SCOTT ATWATER  10 HORSE
#53 MERCURY              MK6
#54 SEARS                   582-6094
#55 LAUSON                SPORT KING 4
#56 ELGIN                    3.6 HORSE
#57 MERCURY             60
#58 MERCURY             MK15
#59 WIZARD                WG-7
#60 VOYAGER             15
#61 MERCURY             KF5
#62 MERCURY               KF7

OF HISTORICAL INTEREST (relating to Meets & Motors): Other Lake Crescent Activity – hiking on the Spruce Railroad Trail

Another activity available while at Log Cabin Resort is to hike on the Spruce Railroad Trail along the northern shore of Lake Crescent.   A few family members each year like to hike the portion of the trail to the bridge that crosses over the Devil’s Punchbowl.  The eastern end of the trailhead starts one mile from the resort.   The first mile of the trail was rebuilt this year from a narrow hiking trail to a 12’ wide, graveled trail to accommodate bike riders, hikers, and it is handicap accessible. The rebuilding included reconstructing the original 450’ McFee Tunnel.  Last Saturday at 1:00 was the “McFee Tunnel Reopening – Dedication Spruce Railroad Trail, Olympic National Park.”   Val Martinson, Scott, Jessica and Sharon Nelson, and Linda Curran hiked the new reconstructed portion of the trail, including walking through the McFee tunnel, then returned on a part of the old trail over the bridge that crosses over the Devil’s Punchbowl.    The original Spruce Railroad No. 1 was completed in 1918 and was built to transport Sitka Spruce to be used for planes during World War I, but the war ended a month before it was completed.   The track, bed and right-of-way were then sold and used to haul logs commercially until 1954.  They were then abandoned, the rails sold as scrap, and the two tunnels eventually collapsed.   In 1981, the Olympic National Park completed the five-mile old train line route along the lake to become the Spruce Railroad Trail.    The trail will close again mid-September to continue expanding and widening the western end of the trail including rebuilding and opening the Daley-Rankin tunnel.    This will become another portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail.  (by Val Martinson)

JUNE & JULY 2017

Saying Goodbye to a great friend, editor andoutboard motor enthusiast - Jerry Bell! 

As many of you already know, Jerry Bell, our long time editor and fellow Puget Sounder, passed away on  April 11, 2017, at the age of 91.  Even as his health was failing he attended our last meet at American Lake on March 25th of this year.  He drove his car pulling his boat and trailer so he could test out the bearings in the trailer.

Jerry’s daughter, Eileen Simon says it best in the article she sent to the Seattle Times.  Here are a few clips from that article:

“For 34 years, Jerry has been a member of the Puget Sounders Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, a national organization, and for 32 years, published the chapter’s newsletter.  He had great passion for this pursuit, restoring and running motors, and often was found helping others with their motors.”

“Jerry was known for  his dry, quick wit, honest input to projects, a consummate gentleman, with a great heart, who would help anyone at the drop of a hat.”

“He worked as an Architect and Landscape Architect in Seattle for over 60 years, continuing his work into his 91st year, and has many projects around the area and some in other states.  Jerry was an expert plant and tree person, including hybridizing some Rhododendrons into new varieties, and had a passion for everything related to foliage.”                                                                                  

Jerry attended all our meets, was ready to support me at our meetings and was always ready to look at the calendar for future meets to keep them coming!  He was usually the first one out on the water at wet meets and sometimes was the only one out running his boat in the rain.

As you may recall at one of our Mayfield meets a couple of years ago, I wanted to vote on something and he said, “you’re the president, do what you want!”  So I said, I want to vote, all those in favor raise your hands.  When I looked at him he had the biggest grin on his face and was laughing!

WE ALL MISS YOU JERRY!  

A Memorial Service was held for Jerry on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00am.  It was very well attended by friends, neighbors, relatives, and Puget Sounders members.  We heard more about Jerry’s life and his family.  He was well respected and loved by everyone he met.

Afterwards there was an Open House at Jerry’s home in Shoreline, WA. from 1-4:00pm with refreshments, sandwiches and desserts provided by Eileen, Jerry’s daughter.  Per her request, the sale of Jerry’s outboard motor collection, parts and tools began with Mike Hanson and myself running the sale.  Many motors amd parts are now in the hands of other club members.  Eileen hopes they are well enjoyed!

To:   The Puget Sounder

Hello, I’m Jay Walls, the current President of your AOMCI Club. I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to all who called Jerry Bell their friend. Jerry really was an Outboarder through and through and he not only loved the old iron but more importantly, the friendships he had with all of us. Jerry included me in your Newsletter and it is one I really enjoyed getting and reading cover to cover. I always enjoy reading about your meets, and in reading what happened at your get-togethers, I felt as if I were there.

Sincerly,

                Jay Walls

MOSES LAKE WET MEET & RAFFLE

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-23, 2017, we had our 4th Annual Moses Lake Meet with 31 members and guests in attendance bringing 7-boats and 1-kayak.

The weather was decent , partly sunny, some wind but no rain.

Friday night we had hamburgers, salads, and desserts organized by Sandy Holtzeimer and paid for by the club.  The ladies all worked together getting it ready and it turned out great.  Saturday night we had pulled pork for dinner organized again by Sandy and the ladies and we had another great meal.  Thanks Sandy for taking the lead on this and picking up the food!  Thank you ladies for all your help and the cleanup!

Marty Splinter brought his 1946/47 Mercury KD4 to work on at the meet.  He and Dick Bogar spent the most time working on it with Dean Purcell (visiting member from Boston), Dave Florence, and John Boller cheering them on.  In the end they did get it running, first testing it in the water at the dock, then Marty took it out for a test run on his 9’ Livingston.  He had some tweaking to do but in the end it seemed to run pretty good!

The raffle donations were a bit slow right at first, but as it was getting close to raffle time, suddenly several more motors appeared in the pile to liven things up!  Thank you those who donated the raffle items and to those that bought tickets.  In the end we raised $160 for the club treasury, which ended up helping pay for the club provided food for Friday and Saturday nights.

SPRING MAYFIELD MEET & TROPHY MEET

On one of the rainiest weekends for our Spring Mayfield Meet, May 12, 13 & 14, we had one of the best turnouts yet for that time of year; 46 members and guests.  Everyone seemed to have a really good time, although not as much boating was done as a result of the weather.

Several of us arrived Thursday afternoon to enjoy a longer weekend. 

On Friday night, many of us had dinner at the resort’s restaurant.  It’s close, convenient and not too bad.

 Saturday night the club provided pizza and along with salads and desserts.  Thanks to Sandy for organizing the food!  She and several of the ladies worked very hard getting things ready for us while we had a meeting, and they cleaned things up after dinner.  We had quite a turnout with people sitting both inside and outside the room provided by the owner’s of the resort for our dinner(where we only had to pay the cleaning fee) - thank you very much Joy! 

Right before dinner we had our chapter meeting to discuss upcoming meets and the presentation of awards for trophies.  Don Nyberg and Bob Long did the judging, thanks Don and Bob!  Don had to leave early so Bob announced the winners of the different categories.  The winners are listed below.

Some of you may have seen  Marty Splinter’s  ‘57 Evinrude  Lark   restorarion and display.  If you looked carefully, you would have seen all the related items he included.  Nice job!  Marty had been working off & on restoring that motor for seven years and finally finished it.  (See photo to the right)

Another interesting restoration was done by Dave Holtzeimer.  He restored a very old 8’ wooden pram that he picked up from Connie Florence.  I believe she said her dad had built it a long time ago.  It needed a lot work, especially on the transom, which Dave finished so he could bring it to Mayfield.  He also had worked on a small Elgin to run on it, but it kept stalling.  Dick Bogar and Bob Long came to the rescue and kept working on it until they got it running well.  So Dave put it on the pram and was out there putting around when another downpour hit.  As we watched him, he was the only one out there in the rain.  Remember how Jerry Bell would be out running around in the rain in his boat.  The big difference was Jerry would have his rain gear on, Dave didn’t. 

 And the Winners are:

ANTIQUE CATEGORY (1907-1950)                                                                                                                         *Oldest running antique motor - Donn Martinson - 1931 Johnson  OA55                                                                    *Best restored antique motor - John Falk - 1914 Motorgo                                                                                            *Best original condition antique motor - Dick Bogar - 1949 Evinrude Lightfour  

CLASSIC CATEGORY (1951-1987)                                                                                                                           *Steve Curran - 1hp Neptune                                                                                                                                   *Largest hp running classic motor - Tracy Nelson - ‘60’s 100+hp Mercury                                                                  *Best restored classic motor - Marty Splinter - 1957 35hp Evinrude Lark                                                                     *Best original condition classic motor - John Matthews - 1958 71/2hp Evinrude

GENERAL CATEGORY                                                                                                                                               *Best boat & motor combination - Dave Hagen - ‘57 Clipper Craft/’59 Merc 35A                                                        *Best motor display - Bob Learned - Sea King 12 & photos                                                                                   *Farthest distance traveled to the meet - Don Nyberg, Salem, Oregon                                                                       *Hard Luck Perpetual Trophy - Last year Rich Snider was the lucky winner with his really nice Hydroplane.  As hard as he tried, he could not get it to plane, thus he won this wonderful trophy!  This year because the weather was so bad (and because Rich did not bring a boat or motor), not much boating was done, so there were no lucky winners.  So Rich, the trophy is all dusted off and ready for you next year should you be so lucky!   

Remember to be on the lookout for potential meet sites!  Gather information & bring it up at the next meet so we can discuss it.  And if you feel strongly about a site, keep bringing it up.  Look what Greg Simmons did.  He brought up the Foss Museum Meet location for 2 or 3 years!

More Meet Information:

The next meet is at Baker Lake on June 23-25.  We will meet at the Swift Creek Campground.  There are RV spaces but no regular RV hookups.  There is a good boat launch and docks, so bring your boat and motors to display, run, sell or trade!  When you get there look up Dave Florence to get directions for where to camp.  There are no restaurants close-by so bring your own food and drinks.  There are a couple of motels in Concrete 22 miles away, so you can always do like Jerry Bell did and stay there.  To get to the meet, take I-5 to the Cook Road exit.  Go east on Cook Road through two roundabouts and to Hwy 20, stay on Hwy 20 and then turn left (north) onto Baker Lake Road and go to milepost 20.  There you will see the Swift Creek Campground sign.  If you have any meet questions give Dave Florence a call at 360-734-7937 several days before the meet.

After Baker Lake, our next meet will be our 31st Annual Lake Crescent Meet on  July 14, 15 & 16.

As we have always done in the past, the meet will be at the Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent.  It is 18 miles west of Port Angeles, on US Hwy 101.  At milepost 232, turn at the East Beach Road sign.  Follow the road to the Log Cabin Resort sign and you are there.  Bring your boat and motors to run on the lake.  There are RV sites, cabins, tent sites, motel rooms, a restaurant and a boat launch.  Usually we tie our boats just off the beach, so bring your boat and motors to run.  Let me know by email, phone, text or mail if you are going to attend this meet so we know how much food to purchase.  Normally the club provides hot dogs on Friday night and Hamburgers on Saturday.  Tracy Nelson will bring his barbeque and do the cooking.  We will also provide salads, so if you have a favorite dessert you want to bring, bring it by all means.

On August 19th we will again be having our Foss Museum Meet on the Tacoma waterfront, sponsored by Greg Simmons.

A week later, on August 26th we are having our first salt water meet at Denny Johnson’s home at 1318 NE South Petterson Road in Keyport on Liberty Bay.  The meet will start at about 10:00am, with lunch around noon.  Bring your own sack lunch, pop and water will be provided.  Denny plans to have a barrel to flush your motor(s).  There will be one or two small boats to use if you want to bring a small motor to putt around in the cove.  Denny has cleared it with the neighbor’s about tying up your  boat to their docks if you want to come in by water.  There is a boat launch in downtown Keyport if you want to motor a short distance to his house.  There are several restaurants in Keyport if you prefer to go out for lunch.  Also, there is a Naval Museum nearby or you can go to Poulsbo by car or boat to the new Maritime museum, restaurants, or the many different stores.  It should be a fun time for all!

There will be more information in the next newsletter, but if you have any questions of Denny Johnson, he can be reached at 360-620-4682.  Or contact me & I’ll find out.

 2017 Meet Schedule:

*Baker Lake              23, 24, 25 Jun.

*Lake Crescent          14, 15, 16 Jul.

*Foss Museum                    19 Aug.

*Denny Johnson’s               26 Aug.

*Fall Lk. Mayfield   15, 16, 17 Sep.

*Snake River  29, 30 Sep. & 1 Oct.

*La Conner                         25 Nov.   

 Note:  If you would like to place an Ad to buy, sell or trade something nautical, let me know.  This is my first attempt at doing a newsletter, so if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.  Thanks!  Donn Martinson, editor & chapter president, 1852 NW Sherman Hill Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370 oldoutboardmotors@gmail.com, 360-265-2378

APRIL & MAY 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 32 YEARS OF THIS NEWSLETTER
(Are you getting sick and tired of it?)

 With this issue of the newsletter, I have been writing it for 32 years. That's more than a third of my lifetime. And, I hope that our Chapter Members have found it to be useful, even if it is not very entertaining. Maybe, for entertainment, I should include some comic strips, or some jokes. . . . . . A Priest, a Rabbi and a Preacher were passing a brothel. . . . . . .
It all began at a Puget Sounders Chapter Meeting at Pat and Gary Blendheim's house, where I volunteered to write a newsletter, to find out if it might help the Club. As I said before, I do hope it helps.
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AMERICAN  LAKE  MEET  REPORT:

We had fairly good weather for our meet, compared to some of our meets in the past.

We had 22 members and guests in attendance and they brought four boats. We thank those who brought the boats. This is billed as the first wet meet of the year, but in the recent past, we haven't wet many boats, due to rain, wind or pure fear.

President Donn called a business meeting and discussed his conversation with Dennis Johnson about having a meet at Dennis' home in Keyport. It would be a salt water, wet meet, where we would bring our boats. The date hasn't been confirmed yet but it might be on the 26th of August. More about this in a later newsletter.

Greg Simmons gave us information about the Foss Museum Meet, on August 19th. In the past, we haven't brought our boats, except to show, on trailers. But Greg said that we could bring them on the water, except that the nearest launch ramp is quite a distance away from the Museum. For any more information about this, call Greg at (253) 230-9878.

 Our next meet will be our:

FOURTH  ANNUAL MOSES  LAKE  WET  MEET  AND  RAFFLE

Fri., Sat. & Sun., 21, 22, 23 April 2017

We will meet at the Pier Four Resort and RV Park, just south of the I-90 Freeway, at Exit 174, at Moses Lake, WA.

There are RV Spaces, camping sites, three cabins (but they are already reserved), a good launch ramp and a well-protected dock area for our boats. For those folks who don't have RV's or tents, there are several good motels in the immediate area. One of them (a Best Western) is right across I-90 from the Resort.

To make reservations at the Resort, call (509) 765-6319. Be sure and tell them that you are with the Antique Outboard Motor Club.

Be sure to bring your boat. Moses Lake is a beautiful lake, with many bays extending in many directions, each beckoning us to explore them. Also, bring motors to sell, to swap, to trade, etc. 

And, we will have our usual raffle on Saturday, so bring motors, parts, accessories, tools, etc. for the raffle pile. This is a way for you to get rid of some stuff which is underfoot, and for us to accumulate some more really good goodies. As usual, tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds from the sale will go into our Chapter Operating Fund. Another plus for us.

Sandy Holtzheimer tells me that the folks who put these things together are planning to have hamburgers for dinner on Friday and "pulled pork" for dinner on Saturday, all supplied by the Chapter, and prepared by some of the ladies. So, you don't need to bring anything for the dinners. However, you are on your own for lunches and breakfasts. Bring whatever your want to drink. 

To get to the meet, take I-90 to Moses Lake, exit no. 174 East. After exiting from I-90, go past the Conoco Gas Station on Frontage Rd., then turn right onto Laguna, at the State Patrol Office, go one block farther, then turn left onto Sage Rd. This goes directly into the Resort. You have arrived 

We hope you can join us, either for the weekend, or just for a day.
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A MESSAGE FROM EILEEN SIMON:

ATTENTION THOSE ATTENDING THE MOSES LAKE MEET:

Idea for Saturday Activity - Leave Park about 9:45 AM. Arrive Art Garden Pottery at 10:00 AM. Here's their website for more info: http://www.artgardenpottery.com/
Address: 104 W. 3rd Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837. We'll be there about 3 hours, I expect. Afterward, we can go for coffee or just head back to the park for lunch with everyone. 

Choice of Class for all of us (there is a minimum of 8 people for a class) - One of these (we all have to do one - will go with majority)

* Pottery Painting - Paint an item, they will fire it later, and ship it to us at our cost.
Cost for this class is $10 - 25, depending on the item you choose, plus shipping.
* Painting - Acrylic on Canvas - $36 -46, depending on how many people we have.

 If you are interested, please contact Eileen Simon (Jerry Bell's daughter) at:
(505) 280-7094 or eileenjsimon@msn.com

If there are not enough people for this activity, a few of us may choose to go into town and shop in the Art Garden Gift Shop or other, and have coffee. Let Eileen know, either way.

The foregoing, even though it is published in this newsletter, appears to have nothing whatsoever to do with Antique Outboard Motors.  Unnamed Editor.

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After Moses Lake, our next meet will be our

TWENTY - FIRST  ANNUAL SPRING  LAKE  MAYFIELD WET  MEET AND  TROPHY  MEET

Fri., Sat. & Sun., 12, 13 & 14 May 2017

This is our 21st year for the Spring Lake Mayfield Meet. Our Spring Meets began in May of 1996. Our fall meets, at Lake Mayfield, began earlier, in September of 1994, 23 years ago. 

In those days, the park had much the same layout that it has now, but it had a lot of problems. The boat docks were rotten and water-logged and they would sink as you walked out on them. Almost all of the grounds were covered with goose manure. The geese seemed to own the place. You needed to wear your boots all of the time. There were some cabins and room facilities but they were very primitive and worn out. However, our Chapter members recognized the place as being almost ideal for our meets because everything we needed was well located at the Resort: The launch ramp, boat docks, RV spaces, camping and tenting spaces, all were grouped together around the activities of our meets, which was very convenient for us. It is a well-planned Resort.

Fortunately, after a few years, the Resort was sold, to some local people, who began a serious renovation of the place. They built excellent new floating docks and new buildings, with modern motel room accommodations and a new restaurant, store and office building, they cleaned the place up, and they chased the Canadian Geese out, by having two Portuguese Water Dogs which patrolled the grounds all of the time. And, after a few years, they had transformed the Resort into the beautiful and efficient place that it is today. We hope to continue going there for many years to come.                                                                                                                                                                                   
Be sure to bring your boat for trips on the lake. Mayfield is a large lake, with many places to explore and enjoy. We will probably take some organized trips up to the far end of the lake, and maybe up the River to the Mossyrock dam. Also, bring your fishing gear. Often, the fishing is really good. We catch Kokanee and trout, and if you are a really superb fisherman, you might even catch a Tiger Muskie.

Muskies were planted in the lake years ago, to try to control the Squaw Fish, or some other breed. But I think the Muskies eat everything else as well, including our Kokanee and trout. 

Bring motors to sell, to trade and, of course, to display. Bring lots of display motors for our trophy awards. We have a large area for displaying our motors, right in the middle of our activities. It is also a good place to allow the public to view our motors. More public viewing, more new members and more new motor finds! It's good for all of us!

This will be our only Trophy Award Meet of the year. This is where we make home made trophies and bring them to the meet for awards for our motor displays. The trophies don't need to be elaborate, just simple things, such as a spark plug on a plaque, or a connecting rod, or whatever. But please be sure to make one, and bring it.

The categories for our Trophy Awards will be as follows:

ANTIQUE CATEGORY               (1907-1950)

*  Oldest running antique motor
*  Best restored antique motor
*  Best original condition antique motor

CLASSIC CATEGORY                 (1951-1987)

*Smallest hp running classic motor
*Largest hp running classic motor
*Best restored classic motor
*Best original condition classic motor

GENERAL CATEGORY

* Best boat and motor combination
*Best motor display
*Farthest distance traveled to the meet
*Hard Luck Trophy (This is a Perpetual Trophy which needs to be returned to the meet each year so it can be re-awarded) O.K. Richard? We hope you can bring it. 

We will have the judging and the awarding of the trophies on Saturday afternoon. And, we hope to have a lot of motors entered in the displays. As most of you know, we have, in the past, had our trophy awards at the Lake Crescent Meet, but in the last couple of years, attendance at that meet has been so poor that it wasn't worth the effort to make awards when there were only 3 or 4 motors displayed, so, we moved the trophy awards event to the Spring Lake Mayfield Meet, which is usually well-attended. We're hoping to have many motors to be judged.

So, remember:  MAKE A TROPHY!!!  AND, BRING IT TO THE MEET!!

Bring whatever food and drink you want. We will probably have dinner on our own on Friday, and we will probably eat in the Restaurant at the Resort. Then, on Saturday, we will probably have pizzas, which will be bought by the Chapter. Whatever happens, folks, we won't starve.

To get to the meet, in case you haven't been there: from I-5, take US Hwy 12 East, which is about 10 miles south of Chehalis, WA. Go east on Hwy 12 for about 16 miles, where you will cross the bridge over Lake Mayfield. About 1/4 mile east of the bridge, turn right (south) onto Winston Creek Road, then go about 1-1/2 miles to Hadaller Road, turn right and keep to the low road, bear right at the "Y", and it will take you directly into the Resort. You have arrived at a great place. We hope to see you there.

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After Spring Lake Mayfield, our Meet Schedule for the rest of 2017 looks like this:

* Baker Lake                          23, 24, 25 Jun.   

* Lake Crescent                        14, 15, 16 Jul.

* Foss Museum                                   19 Aug.

* Fall Lk. Mayfield                   15, 16, 17 Sep.

* Snake River                 29, 30 Sep. & 1 Oct.

* La Conner                                        25 Nov.

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PAT & BROOKS JOHNSON HAVE MOVED

Our friends and Chapter Members, Pat and Brooks Johnson, moved from Shoreline, near Seattle, to Spokane Valley, WA, over in the Spokane area. Their new address is:

13219 E. San Juan Lane
Spokane Valley, WA  99206

Pat's cell phone:      (206) 817-0618
Brooks' cell phone:  (406) 794-6021

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TREASURER'S REPORT:

Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, reports that we have $2197.00 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S                                                                                                                                               
WANTED: 
Lower front cowl for a Martin 45 and lower cowl for a Johnson HD-25.

Ted Koenig
16404 - 92nd St. KPN, Lakebay, WA 98349
(253) 884-9805

WANTED:  Need information about the 1954-56 wooden Sea-Sled, a square box type hull, 8 or 10 ft. long, made about 1954-56. Anything I can get, photos, ads, etc.

Thanks.
Bob Johnson
5401 - 8th Ave. W., Tacoma, WA 98467
(253) 565-1875  or  (253) 307-0652

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WANTED:                                                                                                                                                                          1.  Wooden oars and paddles, any condition.
2.  Three gallon, single hose OMC fuel tank, prefer Evinrude. Have four and six gal. two hose OMC tanks for trade.
Will be at Moses Lake and Lake Mayfield meets.

Dave Holtzheimer
(509) 397-2490
holtzheimmers@msn.com

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WANTED:
1957, '58 or '59 Johnson, Evinrude or OMC
35 hp motor. Needs to be in good condition.

Maren Finzer, Seattle
(206) 714-5798

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1 February 2017 . . . . . . . (February & March)

Well, here we are in a bright new year. It started off with some severely cold temperatures for us, but we need the cold to appreciate the warm, or, so they say.

I had a bad start to the year. I had trouble with my gall bladder, and I thought it was from eating bad food. Anyway, I vomited violently all night, from 6 PM until 5 AM. I was taken to the hospital the next morning and, after ultra sound and x-rays, the Doctor told me that my gall bladder was bad but that we could wait and see how the pain subsided. I guess that was a mistake. I was scheduled for a CT Scan the following Monday, then possible surgery on Tuesday. But, on Friday, I was called and told I couldn't wait. I had to get directly over to the surgery, where, two hours later, I was operated on. After four days in the hospital, I came home with pain, and pills for it. And now, Februray  3rd, I'm recovering nicely. I'm sorry for the delayed newsletter.

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Tracy and Sharon Nelson's Meet report:

From the President----In the absence of our editor, Jerry Bell, at Tracy and Sharon Nelson’s Meet, I am including some information from the meet for him.  Since he had to take a short vacation at Swedish Hospital so he could say goodbye to a cranky old gall bladder, he was not able to attend the meet.  He even tried to have it done on the following Monday so he could go to the meet.

We all want to thank Tracy and Sharon for putting on another successful meet!  A total of 35 people attended including several guests, and the weather was perfect for this time of year.  Everyone had a great time.  We had members from Canada, Oregon, Eastern Washington and the Puget Sound area.

The potluck lunch was very good and there was plenty of food.  The main course was chili, three different kinds.  Thanks to the ladies for putting it all together and cleaning up afterwards. During lunch we had our chapter meeting.  I mentioned that for Moses Lake, we need five more reservations in order to get the group rate.  We will save a little bit that way.  For any of the weekend meets, when making reservations be sure to mention that you are with the Antique Outboard Motor Club.  When you make reservations for Log Cabin Resort, be sure to give them reservation number “8328X2”, which lets them know you are in our group.

During the meeting Dave Holtzeimer asked if we could change the Trophy Meet from the Fall Mayfield Meet to the Spring Mayfield Meet.  He wanted to be able to show the projects he had been working on over the winter and thought it would be fun for others too.  So we voted on it and the majority were for the idea, no one against.

John Durham talked about how nice the Baker Lake Meet is in June and also the LaConner Meet in November.  He encouraged everyone to attend both of these meets.

 After lunch we had the raffle.  Wayne and John Matthews did the honors with Wayne calling out the winners.  There were more than a half dozen complete motors and a bunch of parts.  Off to the side there were several boxes of free parts.  Mike Hanson brought three large boxes of row boat motor parts that had a lot of activity.  Ted Koenig was the first raffle winner choosing a nice ‘70’s 4hp Evinrude that everyone was eye balling.

All in all it was a very nice day and everyone had fun.

  
Donn Martinson
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 Our next meet will be our  27th ANNUAL AMERICAN  LAKE  WET  MEET

 9:00 AM, Saturday, 25 March 2017

We're getting back into our boating season, with this first wet meet of the year. As usual, it will be held at Bill's Boat House, on American Lake. So, bring your boat and motors to run on it. Also, bring whatever you have to sell, give away or whatever.

Bring a sack lunch and whatever you want to drink. There usually is coffee in the pot at the boat house. 

Bill's Boat House is on the east shore of American Lake, just south of Tacoma, WA and just west of I-5. To get there, take I-5 to exit 123, then go west on Thorne Lane. Follow the map to Bill's Boat House.

At our business meeting, we hope to go over our meet schedule for 2017, so if you have any ideas for new meets, date changes, etc., please bring them with you and let's discuss them. Our 2017 schedule, as it now stands, is as follows:

  American Lake                               25 Mar.

  Moses Lake                         21, 22, 23 Apr.

  Spring Lk. Mayfield             12, 13, 14 May

  Baker Lake                         23, 24, 25 Jun.

  Lake Crescent                       14, 15, 16 Jul.

  Foss Museum                                   19 Aug.

  Fall Lk. Mayfield                   15, 16, 17 Sep.

  Snake River                 29, 30 Sep. & 1 Oct.

  La Conner                                        25 Nov.

 Before the American Lake Meet, some of us will meet and have breakfast at the Poodle Dog Restaurant, in Fife. If you can, come and join us, at 8:00 AM, at the Poodle Dog, just north of the Fife off-ramp, exit no. 137. We hope to see you there.

After breakfast, we will all go over to the Meet.

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 TREASURER'S REPORT:

Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, reports that we have $2,329.93 in our Operating Fund.

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

WANTED:  Powerhead shroud for a 1955 Johnson 10 hp, QD-16.
Also a prop for a 1953-55 Johnson or Evinrude, 5/8" prop shaft

 Don Nyberg
1859 Fir St. S., Salem, OR 97302
(503) 364-4660    nybergdj@comcast.net

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1 December 2016. . . . (December & January) 

The year 2016 is almost over, and it seems like it just got started.   How time flies !  During the past year, we've had some really good meets, along with 2 or 3 total duds. But, the less said about those, the better.

Well, anyway, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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SNAKE RIVER MEET REPORT:

Another really good meet. 28 to 30 members and guests attended and they brought ten boats. The weather cooperated fairly well. It rained on Friday night but was mostly gone by Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon was fairly windy; However, the river was good for boating for most of the weekend and we had some very good rides. 

Dave Holtzheimer organized a group cruise  for Saturday, through the lock and on up the river. Because of the wind, they only went a short distance beyond the lock, on the upper side, to a park. They stopped at a dock there and had lunch. I didn't go on the cruise, so I don't have a first hand report about it. But Donn and Valerie Martinson sent me some  pictures, which included some taken on that trip.

As we had planned, we all ate pizzas for dinner on Friday evening and, for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast, we ate in the Restaurant at the Park. For dinner Saturday, at the restaurant, I had a delicious sandwich which was too tall to get my mouth around it, so, I had to break it down into its sub- components and eat it like a five course meal. It was a structural nightmare, which needed re-designing, but it was a tasty meal.

We were happy to see Candi Hoover at the Meet. She, with her son Thomas, and grand-children Dylan and Hayley all came to the meet in her motor home. Candi was very ill a couple of weeks before, so she missed the Lake Mayfield meet. We're glad to see that you're feeling better, Candi. 

As always, we need to thank Sandy and Dave Holtzheimer for their supreme efforts in making these Snake River Meets work so well. I know they take a lot of work and planning, so, thanks Sandy and Dave. All of us who attended really enjoy these meets and we hope to do it again next year.

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DON HEDMAN'S MEET REPORT:

Our first meet at Don and Donna Hedman's home on Lake Wooten was on the 30th of September, 2000. So, this was our 17th Annual Meet there. We extend our heart-felt thanks to Don and Donna for their hospitality during all of those years.

This was heralded as our last "Wet Meet" of the year, but, nobody brought a boat. The weather didn't cooperate as well as it has in the past. Heavy rains and high winds had been forecast for days and that dampened the boating spirits. We had seven members and guests who attended the meet, in addition to Don and Donna. But. . . . no boats.

We lunched on bratwursts, with all of the trimmings, and with cake and cookies.
And, it was a delicious meal. Thanks, Don and Donna.

At our business meeting, we discussed some of our future meets, and Don Hedman told us that he and Donna had decided that they would not host this meet again. So, after 17 years, we will end our Don Hedman meets. Again, we thank them for their efforts and for their hospitality over the many years. We're going to miss them and their beautiful place on Lake Wooten.

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LA CONNER MEET REPORT:

We had a rainy day for the meet (so, what else is new ?) But, because the Clubhouse is such a great place for our meets, no one seemed to mind the rain. 

We had 21 members and guests at the meet. New Chapter member Jerry Johnson was there and shared in the fun. Also, Rollin Fox and his son, Mathias, came down from Canada, along with long-time member, John Durham. The foxes won some great deals at our raffle. Also, we were happy to see Jim Appleby, from Bellingham. We hope you can make some of our wet meets next summer, Jim, when we might have a real wet meet without rain.

For lunch, we had sandwiches, supplied by the Chapter and brought to the meet by Rita Boddy. Also, other folks brought salads, desserts, etc. to fill out the meal. It was all very tasty. Our thanks to all of you who contributed.

Also, Valerie Martinson wants me to thank those who pitched in and helped clean up the place after the meet. You each know who you are, and we thank you.

We had a good raffle. Several complete motors, of different sizes, plus some parts, literature, etc.  The ticket sales netted $122.00  for the Chapter Operating Fund. We thank everyone who brought the items for the raffle and to those who bought the tickets. This is a great way to distribute motors and parts. And, it helps support our Chapter.
We plan to do this same meet again next year, in November.

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 Our first meet in the coming new year will be:

 TRACY & SHARON NELSON'S
WINTER DRY MEET AND RAFFLE

 10:00 AM, Saturday, 28 January 2017

 E. 1590 Thomas Rd., Grapeview, WA

 By the time this meet comes around, in January, we'll be getting tired of Winter and looking forward to Spring. This meet is usually well attended and we expect the same this time. 

Rita tells me that Sharon is planning to make a pot of chili, and we plan to have a pot-luck lunch, so bring something for the pot, such as main dishes, salads, desserts, etc. Also, bring your appetite. There will be plenty of food.

We will hold our first raffle of the year, so bring items for the raffle pile. Motors, parts, tools, accessories, etc. Again we remind you that if you bring something that isn't taken in the raffle, you need to take it back home with you.

To get to Tracy's Meet, go to Belfair, WA, take Hwy 3 south, through Allyn, to the second E. Grapeview Loop Road (there are two of them, don't turn at the first one). It is about 13-1/2 miles from the traffic light at the Belfair Safeway to the road where you turn-off. Go left, onto the second E. Grapeview Loop Rd. for about 2/3 mile and then turn right onto E. Thomas Rd. Go a couple of miles and then start looking for E. 1590 to find the Meet. 

 We hope to see you there, in January.

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Thus far, our Meet Schedule for next year looks like this:

 Tracy Nelson's Meet                       28 Jan.

  American Lake                                 25 Mar.

  Moses Lake                          21, 22, 23 Apr.

  Spring Lk. Mayfield               12, 13, 14 May

  Baker Lake                           23, 24, 25 Jun.

  Lake Crescent                        14, 15, 16 Jul.

  Foss Museum                                    19 Aug.

  Fall Lk. Mayfield                    15, 16, 17 Sep.

  Snake River                    29, 30 Sep., 1 Oct.

  La Conner                                         25 Nov.

 If anyone has any changes they would like to see made in this schedule, comments about it, or possible new meet locations, please let me know, Jerry Bell (206) 362-9137, or our President, Donn Martinson (360) 265-2378.
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TREASURER'S REPORT: 

 Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $2,283.09 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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    A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

 FOR SALE:  My collection of Chris-Crafts.

6 motors: (1) 5-1/2 hp and (5) 10 hp's $500.00
KA-39, very nice restored Johnson 9.8 hp $75.00
KA-37, nice Johnson 9.8 hp, not stuck $40.00
SR-55 Johnson racing model, very good $150.00
8 ft, wood pram, very good              $75.00

Bob Johnson
5401 - 82nd Ave. W., Tacoma, WA 98467
(253) 565-1875
(253) 307-0652

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FOR SALE:   Merlyn Webster's Motors in Tualatin, Oregon

British SeaGull
British SeaGull, SJM
1951-53 Buccaneer, 12D10B
1940      Champion, D1F
1946      Champion, D1C
1946      Champion, 2J, Deluxe single
1949-53 Chris Craft Challenger
1955       Continental, Commando Sport
1950       Elgin, 741
1946       Firestone, 463
1940's    Gale Royal, 550
1947-48 Hiawatha, 25-7971
1946       Lauson, 61DA
1947       Martin, 40
1947       Martin, 40
1949       Martin, 60
1963       Martin, 100
McCulloch, WC-1
Neptune, WC1, Mighty Mite
1940       Neptune, Muncie 10A2
1946       Neptune, Muncie 15B4
1947       Neptune, 17A-100
Neptune, 15B2
1955       Neptune, AA1
1955       Neptune, AA1
Neptune, OB35A
1956       Scott Atwater, Bail-O-Matic
1960's    Clinton/SeaKing, K3505106A
1937       Sea King, Evinrude
1937       Sea King, Evinrude
1940's    Sea King
Sea King
Sea King, 64EA9002A
1946       LeJay Electric
1938       Thor
1938       Waterwitch, MB 571-10
1940       Waterwitch Sears
1940       Waterwitch, MB 571-50
1938       Waterwitch, MB 571-3
1927       Elto, Evinrude K
1927       Evinrude, Sportwin
1929       Evinrude, Folding Sportwin
1930's    Elto, Ace
1935       Evinrude, Elto, Sportsman
1936       Elto Pal
1938       Elto Pal
1939       Evinrude Mate
1940       Evinrude Sportsman
1946       Evinrude Sportsman
1946       Evinrude Sportwin
1939       Evinrude Handitwin
1940       Evinrude Sportwin
1948       Evinrude Sportwin
1953       Evinrude Fleetwin
1972's    Evinrude Fisherman Mate
1949       Evinrude Zephyr
1949       Evinrude Zephyr
1950/60 Evinrude 3732S
1946/47 Evinrude Ranger 4407
1946       Evinrude Big Four
1926       Johnson AB-25
1926       Johnson Military P-30
1929       Johnson A-45
1934/35 Johnson F-70
1936       Johnson 100
1937       Johnson LS 37
1937       Johnson LT 37
1937       Johnson LT 37
1938       Johnson MS 38
1940       Johnson MD 15
1941       Johnson KS-15
Johnson (SN 583686)
1941       Johnson TD 15
1939       Johnson DT 39
1940       Johnson DT 10
1939       Johnson DT 39
1947       Johnson HD 25
1951        Johnson QD 12
1952       Johnson TN 28
1953       Johnson TN 28
1953       Johnson QD 14
1954       Johnson JW 13
1954       Johnson JW 10
1954       Johnson CD 10
1958       Johnson CD 15
1958       Johnson CD 15
1957       Johnson CD 14
1935       Johnson J 75
1959       Johnson RDS 20
1936       Johnson J 80
1930-32  Johnson A 50
1946       Mercury KD 4
1952       Mercury KD 7
1953       Mercury Mark 15
1958       Mercury Mark 10
1953       Mercury Mark 15
1953       Mercury Mark 20
1955       Mercury Mark 20
1954       Mercury Mark 20
1954       Mercury Mark 20
1954       Mercury Mark 20
1954       Mercury Mark 20
1954       Mercury Mark 20
1955       Mercury Mark 25
1955       Mercury Mark 25
1956       Mercury Mark 25
1956       Mercury Mark 25
1957       Mercury Mark 25
1959       Mercury Mark 28A
1958       Mercury Mark 30
1956       Mercury Mark 30
1959       Mercury Mark 35A
1953       Mercury Mark 40
1951        Mercury KF 9
1955       Mercury Mark 55E
1957       Mercury Mark 55E
1958       Mercury Mark 55E
1958       Mercury Mark 75
1958       Mercury Mark 75
1957       Mercury Mark 75
1954       Mercury KH 7
1966       Mercury Merc 200
1985-86  Mercury Merc 8
Mercury Merc Thruster Plus
1954       Mercury KG 7 

Linda Webster
5200 SW Joshua St., Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 805-6545
webwebgt350@gmail.com 

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FOR SALE:
(We're moving and these must go)

Jet lathe plus tools, etc.                      $500
Milling machine plus tools, etc.           $300
81 Merc 20 hp, w/controls                   $250
Big Four                                               $200
Speeditwin                                           $200
Speedifour                                           $200
PO-15                                                  $150
Two Crab pots (signed by Sig Hansen Captain on "Deadliest Catch)       $50 

Brooks Johnson
2520 NW 191st Pl., Shoreline, WA 98177
(406) 794-6021

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WANTED:  Neptune WC-1 Mighty Mite or model AA1A. Motor can be a parts motor but I need a good steering tube and transom bracket assembly and a good crankshaft, non-rusty tank would be nice too.

Doug Brooke
604 W. 19th, Spokane, WA 99203
(509) 747-9960
dbrooke@vintageoutboard.com

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FOR SALE:

1948 Johnson PO-15, 22 hp, good runner.
1928 Evinrude Factory Hot-rod, mod, 100049 with twin carbs & velocity stacks.
Neptune mod. AA1
Evinrude mod. 1002R
1937 Johnson  mod. LT-37, 4.2 hp.
Evinrude Elto, 5 hp ?
1952 Johnson  mod. TN-28, 5 hp. Buccaneer 3 hp
1952 Johnson  mod. QD-13, 10 hp. Montgomery Ward SeaKing, 5 hp good runner.
1957 Johnson  mod. AD-11, 7.5 hp, good runner. Sears 4.5 hp, 217-59461.         

 Ray Davis
2512 - 2nd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 270-9729
cellodavis@msn.com
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WANTED:

Starter motor and it's mounting bracket
for a 1957-58-59 Johnson 18 hp.

Jerry Bell
2127 N. 148th St., Shoreline, WA 98133
9206) 362-9137
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1 October 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(October & November)
Our days are getting shorter and cooler. Winter is on its way, and we have very few  meets left this year. So, let's enjoy them while we can, before we put our boats and motors away for the Winter. After Don Hedman's Meet, American Lake is a long time a-coming for a boat ride.
But, back to the present.

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IT'S  NEWSLETTER  RENEWAL  TIME
Every two years, in October, we need to renew our subscriptions to this newsletter.
This issue is being sent to all AOMCI members in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, to give all of them another opportunity to subscribe, whether of not they already get the newsletter.
The subscription costs $10.00, for two years. The newsletter is published and mailed every two months. In it, we include news about the Club, our meets and our members, announcements of up-coming meets and events, and free advertising for motors and parts wanted or for sale.
Because our raffles have been so successful, and have been bringing in extra money to the Chapter, we have found that it will not be necessary to raise the subscription rate. So, the rate will remain at $10.00 for the next two-year period; However, you must be a paid up member of the national AOMCI to subscribe. So, if you want to subscribe to this newsletter, here's how to do it:
Mail the enclosed subscription invoice, with $10.00 to Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer. And, please, make your checks out to PUGET SOUND CHAPTER, AOMCI, not to Peter !!    Peter's address is on the invoice.

Thank you.         Jerry Bell, Editor

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The Lake Mayfield dates change:
It seems that there has been somewhat of a fiasco because of the change of dates for the Fall Lake Mayfield Meet. And to add to the confusion, when I published the August issue of the newsletter, I announced the meet, but I failed to include the dates in the announcement. That was an oversight of large  proportions, apparently. One of our Chapter members, Emailed me that he had gone to the meet on the weekend of

Sept. 8 - 10, because those dates were still being posted on the national website's events list. And, of course, when he got to Lake Mayfield, he found out that the dates had been changed. Four hours of his time had been wasted. I don't know if anyone else went on the earlier dates or not. I'm sorry that happened, but we have been publishing the new dates in the newsletter since we held the Spring Lake Mayfield meet, in May.   The change was made because there was a large wedding party scheduled for that weekend, and most of the accommodations were already reserved.

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Foss Waterfront Museum Meet Report:
Another really good meet. We had a hot day, but it wasn't hot enough to steam-fry our meet. Thirty-three members and guests signed the sign-up sheet, a sizeable number for this meet, and we thank all of you who attended. We all enjoyed it.
The Museum's displays were interesting, and the two sailing ships, which we were allowed to board and inspect, were also interesting. We had many motors displayed on the patio at the entry to the Museum. And, some of the motors were for sale by the Museum.

( I bought two 18 hp Johnsons). We had three water barrels for test running our motors and we used them extensively. Motors were running in them most of the day. Marty Splinter ran a nice 5 hp Sea King, Mike Hanson ran a 1923 Johnson A and I  ran a 1927 Johnson K-35 and a 1928 Elto Speedster, to name only a few that we saw in action.
At  our business meeting, conducted by President Donn Martinson, Greg Simmons welcomed us to the Museum and described the events and various features of the Museum. We want to thank Greg and Jeff Simmons,  Bob Johnson and all of those folks who helped set up the displays and who made the meet go so smoothly all day. Our thanks to you all.
I have assumed that this will be a yearly event for us, in August. So Greg, if you don't agree with this, or if you want to change the date, please let me know. I now have it scheduled for next August 19, 2017.  Because of the number of attendees we had at this meet, it was the best attended meet we have ever had in the month of August. Halleluyaa.
Also at our meeting, Donn Martinson announced that at the Fall Lake Mayfield Meet, we will have Friday dinner on our own, probably at the Resort restaurant, then, on Saturday, we will all have pizza, which will be provided by the Chapter.
I brought up the fact that we are supposed to have an election of officers in October of this year; However, since we have had no one who has shown an interest in running for the office, we proposed that Donn should remain as our President until he wants to quit. Our only other option is to send out a ballot with only Donn's name on it, which will have the same result anyway. We have discussed this with many of our members over the last few months and everyone seems to agree that Donn is doing an excellent job and there is no reason to hold an election for the office until we have someone else who wants to run for the job. If someone else wants to run, the next election date will be October of 2018.
Thanks, Donn, for agreeing to continue, and for doing such a good job for us. You're certainly making our Chapter look good and helping it to work well. We appreciate it.
At this point I also want to thank Wayne Matthews for his work on our Chapter articles to the National Antique Outboarder Magazine. We have recently had better coverage in the magazine than we have ever had. So, thanks Wayne. Keep up the good work. And, I hope you can get your trailer fixed soon. A wheel on Wayne's boat trailer fell off just a short distance from the Museum Meet and he had to have in towed back to his home in Gig Harbor. (Maybe I should have sent him the Hard Luck Trophy).
At about 3:00 PM, we all started packing up our motors and our gear and headed for home. it was a very good meet. Thanks again, to Greg Simmons.

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Fall Lake Mayfield Meet report:
About forty members and guests attended the meet and they brought ten boats. The weather was nice and sunny on Friday but Saturday was a real wet one. It rained all day. We were happy to see Larry Gilbert from Kamloops, B.C., at the meet. It has been a long while since he has been able to attend our meets.
At our business meeting, conducted by Donn Martinson, we discussed future meets and Donn explained the reservation policy at Lake Mayfield Resort. Also, Sandy Holtzheimer told us that, at The Snake River Meet, in two weeks, she doesn't want anyone to bring any food for our pizza dinner on Friday evening. She will furnish everything. So, remember, don't bring the usual salads, desserts, cookies, etc. Eat them yourselves.
In spite of the rain, we had a rousing raffle on Saturday, with a bunch of complete motors on the pile along with some parts and other things. The tickets sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds from the sale amounted to $98.00, after paying Sandy Holtzheimer for her expenses for the Club. Also, Brooks Johnson brought a trailer load of motors from Marvin Hoover's collection and sold them. That brought in $290.00, which Candi Hoover donated to the Chapter. Thanks, Candi. And, our thanks to Brooks for going to Spokane and hauling the motors over here to the meet. In addition to the donation by Candi, the motors that did not sell were taken to the scrap yard and this netted an additional $150.00, which she also donated to the Club. Thanks again, Candi.


This meet was designated as a Trophy Meet so members brought their home made trophies for us to award for the best motors. Dick Bogar and Greg Simmons handled the motor judging duties for us. Thanks, guys.  And they awarded the following trophies:

Oldest running antique:  to Gary Nyberg, for his 1922 Johnson

Best restored antique:   to Jerry Snider, for his Elto

Best original antique:      to Dean Purcell, for his Bendix SMD

Smallest running classic:    Larry Gilbert, for his Mercury

Largest running classic: to Tracy Nelson, for his Mercury 6 cyl

Best restored classic:      to Dave Florence, for his Johnson 35 hp

Best original classic:         to Marty Splinter, for his Evinrude

Best boat and motor:        to Richard Snider, for his Mercury and race boat

Best motor display:           to Bob Learned

Farthest distance travel:  to Dean Purcell, who came from Boston

Hard Luck Trophy:            to Richard Snider, because his boat wouldn't

                                             get up onto plane,
Early on Sunday, with a further threat of rain in the air, we all packed up our stuff and headed for home. It had been another good weekend, in spite of the northwest  weather.

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After Lake Mayfield, our next meet will be
    DAVE & SANDY HOLTZHEIMER'S

            SNAKE  RIVER  MEET
 Fri., Sat & Sun., 30 Sep., 1 & 2 Oct. 2016
This meet was announced in the last newsletter, but because it happens partly in September and partly in October, we will announce it again. And, please note that the meet will be held only a few days from the time you will receive this newsletter.
We will meet at Boyer Park, on the Snake River south of Colfax, and the address is 1753 Granite Road, Colfax, WA, for your GPS. Sandy tells me that we will have pizzas for Friday dinner, and, as she stated at Lake Mayfield, it won't be necessary for anyone to bring anything else to add to the meal. Sandy will take care of all of it. Then on Saturday, we will be on our own for dinner and we will probably eat in the restaurant at the park.
So, anyway, bring your boat and motors and let's have Big Fun on the Snake River. We hope to see you all there.

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After the Snake River Meet, our next meet will be our last wet meet of the year:
         DON & DONNA HEDMAN'S

             LAKE WOOTEN MEET
    9:00 AM Saturday, 15 October 2016
Since this is our last wet meet of the year, be sure to bring your boat for a last boat ride before you put it away for the winter. Also, bring motors for display or to sell or trade.
Again this year, the Hedmans plan to serve us bratwursts and all of the trimmings for lunch, so bring something to add to the meal, such as salads, desserts, cookies, etc.
The Hedmans ask that you don't bring your dog. They have trouble controlling their dog when other dogs are around. So, thank you for leaving your dog at home. I'm sure she (or he) will understand.
To get to the meet, take Hwy 16 out of Tacoma and go to the Town of Gorst. Go west from Gorst on Hwy 3, to Belfair. Turn right at the Safeway Store (at the traffic light) and go onto Old Clifton Road. Go to the stop sign, then go straight ahead, on SR 300, along the north side of Hood's Canal. About half a mile past Belfair State Park, turn right at the North Shore Automotive Shop. (Just before the turn, a sign will say "Lake Wooten"). You will turn onto Belfair-Tahuya Road. Go 4.1 miles and turn right onto Haven Way, then go 2.3 miles and turn left, onto Mountain View.
On Mountain View, go to Tahuya-Blacksmith Road and turn right. Go to where you see the 6-bay shop building on the left and the Hedmans' house is right across the road, at 2590 Tahuya-Blacksmith Road. You have ariven.
We hope to see you there.

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After the Hedmans' meet, our next meet will be our
    LA CONNER WINTER DRY MEET

                      AND RAFFLE       
    10:00 AM, Saturday, 26 November 2016
The meet will be held in the Clubhouse at Shelter Bay, just across the big red  bridge from the City of La Conner, WA.  Our host will be Bob Grubb, who lives at Shelter Bay. He takes care of reserving the building for us, arranging for the food and all of the activities, etc. Thanks for you efforts, Bob.
Bring motors to display and to sell. Also, bring motors, parts, accessories, etc. for our last raffle of this year. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds will go into our Chapter Operating Fund.
As you already know, we have four raffles each year, at our January meet at Tracy Nelson's house, at the Moses Lake Meet in April, at the Fall Lake Mayfield Meet in September and at this La Conner Meet in November. They are spread out pretty well during the year, so that we don't tax the flow of  parts and motors for the raffles. And, it keeps a fairly steady flow of cash coming into our Chapter Treasury.
For our lunch, at La Conner, we will have our usual sandwiches, which will be supplied by the Chapter. So, bring something to go with them, such as salads, desserts, chips, cookies, etc.
We will meet in the big clubhouse room and our raffle items will be laid out on the walkway, in front of the building's entry deck, all as usual. The place works very well for us, even if it might rain, or snow.
To get to the meet, from the south on I-5, take exit no. 221. Go left, over the freeway, then follow the signs to La Conner. (As soon as you get off of I-5 and out of the interchange, you make a quick right, onto the road to La Conner. Don't miss this turn.)
At La Conner, go through the round-about and take the first left onto Maple St. Follow Maple St. until you cross the big red bridge. Take the first left, after the bridge, and go straight onto Shelter Bay Drive until you come to the golf course. Take the first left into the Clubhouse, at 1000 Shoshone Dr. Dat's de place.
Be sure to come and join us for this last meet of the year.

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TREASURY REPORT:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $1707.87 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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Our tentative schedule of meets for next year, 2017, is as follows:
 Tracy Nelson's Meet                      28 Jan.

 American Lake                                25 Mar.

 Moses Lake                         21, 22, 23 Apr.

 Spring Lk. Mayfield             12, 13, 14 May

 Baker Lake                         23, 24, 25 Jun.

 Lake Crescent                      14, 15, 16 Jul.

 Foss Museum                                  19 Aug.

 Fall Lk. Mayfield                  15, 16, 17 Sep.

 Snake River                29, 30 Sep. & 1 Oct.

 Don Hedman's meet                        14 Oct.

 La Conner                                       25 Nov.
If anyone wants a change of dates, or other changes in this list, or if you have some other place where we should try another meet, please contact me, Jerry Bell, at (206) 362-9137 or call Donn Martinson at

(360) 265-2378. Also, call me if you would like to place an ad in the next newsletter, which will come out about the 1st of December.

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    A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED:  Wheeled motor dollies.

                  Driveshaft for a 1957 Johnson

                  18 hp, model FD-11 (std. shaft)
Kelcey Johnson

9509 - 45th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 228-6189

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WANTED:  Swivel bracket for a 1938 Evinrude Mate, 1/2 hp motor.
Jerry Snider

339 S. County Rd., Tygh Valley, Or 97063

(503) 970-7435

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FOR SALE:        1949 Johnson PO-15, 22 hp.   

Complete and a good runner. . . . . . . $200.00
Jerry Bell

2127 N. 148th St., Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 362-9137

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1 August 2016 . . . . . . .(August & September)
BAKER LAKE MEET REPORT
We didn't have many attendees, but we enjoyed the meet anyway. Eight of us showed up, and we brought three boats.

Dave Florence, John Durham and I all brought our boats and enjoyed the lake.

John brought a Canadian friend down with him. Also, it was good to visit with Chapter Member Tom Dress and his wife. We all gathered around Dave and Connie Florence's motor home.
Friday was a misting rain type of day but Saturday and Sunday were good boating days. Sunday was a beautiful, clear day and Mount Baker stood out royally. My daughter, Eileen, came up to the lake with me and we got some great boat rides and photos of the mountain.
Our thanks to Dave and Connie Florence for hosting, or over-seeing the meet, and to Connie for her always delicious chocolate chip cookies, and for inviting Eileen and me to dinner on Friday. Dave wants to try to reserve some RV spaces over by the cove for next year's meet, so we will do it again in 2017. He hopes to get some of our RVers to agree to reserving those spaces.  
We'll see how it goes. More next year.

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LAKE CRESCENT MEET REPORT
Like Baker Lake, our Lake Crescent Meet wasn't very well attended either. In past years, we've had as many as 50 people there. This year, we had 12 members and guests total, and we brought five boats. But  because it is a beautiful lake and a great place to be, we had fun anyway. Among those attending were Jim Frykholm, one of our members from Shelton, and Steve and Linda Curran, guests from Brinnon, WA. We hope to see them at some of our future meets.
Both Friday and Saturday were rainy days. It was just fine drizzle, but it continued for most of those two days. Sunday was bright and sunshiny though. We solved the drizzle problem by wearing our rain gear most of the time. But, a glorious contrast was that the lake was flat and perfect for the entire weekend. I got some of the best boating that I've ever had at Lake Crescent. Steve Curran, Dick Bogar and I made a trip up to the far end of the Lake. It was a very intersting boat trip.
Tracy Nelson brought his barbecue and cooked our hot dogs on Friday and our hamburgers on Saturday. Thank you Tracy, they were delicious. And our thanks to all of the folks who brought the other good food to complete  our meals.
We cancelled our trophy judging and awards because there were so few people and very few motors brought for display. Instead, we decided to have the trophy awards at the Fall Lake Mayfield Meet, in September. So, everyone took their trophies back home and will bring them to Lake Mayfield. So, in case you haven't made your trophy yet, there is still plenty of time. So, make one and bring it to Mayfield in September.
As usual, some of our reservations were screwed up by the people who manage the resort. Donna and Ed Raymond came on Friday, expecting to be in A-Frame no. 6. Instead, they had been assigned Rustic Cabin no. 6, which is up on the hill, and away from our activities. So they opted not to take it, and went back home on Friday. It's a crying shame that such a good place as the Log Cabin Resort has to be managed with such incompetency. How many of you remember the good old days, when we didn't have any reservation problems ? We made next year's reservation when we checked out this year, then in February or March of the following year, they sent us a confirmation of the reservation and a bill for the first night. It worked very well.
At our business meeting, conducted by President Donn Martinson, we discussed the problems about the management of the Resort. We wondered whether that was the cause of our poor turn-out, or whether the rainy weather forecasts had been the cause. So, anyway, we decided to have at least one more meet there, in 2017, and if it turns out to be as much of a flop as this one was, we'll probably cancel it. It will be a shame if we do. We have been going there for 30 years.
Also, regarding next year's 2017 meet at Lake Crescent, we decided to move it back one weekend, to the way it used to be, so it will be on Fri, Sat and Sun, July 14, 15 and 16, 2017. And, yes, we know it's on Lavender Festival Weekend (at Sequim), but most of us have had no problems with traffic when coming through Sequim, and some of the ladies in our club like going to see the lavender displays. So, the date is back where it used to be. Maybe that will also help the attendance at the meet. We'll see.

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Our next meet will be our motor and boat displays at the Foss Museum on the Tacoma Waterfront.
       FOSS SEAPORT WATERWAY  

                 MUSEUM MEET
       705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA
    10:00 AM, Saturday, 20 August 2016
On display and open for guests will be two interesting ships, tied up at the dock, the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Princess. Checking these out should be a real treat.
Bring motors to sell or trade, and especially, bring some motors for display. The public will be viewing our motors as well as the rest of the museum. It's a good place to show off our hobby and maybe get some lines on other old motors. And bring your classic boat for display, too.
Greg Simmons says that, like last year, they will have some water barrels for us to run our motors in, if we choose to. I hope we make use of them. Last year we didn't. I plan to bring at least a couple that I'll try in the barrels.
Greg also says that there are many new features at the museum. They also plan to have a sale of some of the motors which are presently owned by the museum. This is a chance to pick up some more treasures.
Bring a picnic lunch and whatever you want to drink. Again, for any of you who are interested, on our way to the meet, we will stop for breakfast at the Poodle Dog Restaurant, in Fife, at 8:30 AM. The restaurant is just north of the off-ramp from I-5, into Fife. So, come and have breakfast with us and get the day started properly. Over bacon and eggs, with grits.
To get to the meet, take I-5 to exit 133, merge onto I-705 and follow the signs for Schuster Parkway. Follow Schuster Pkwy and turn right at the light at the 4th St. Bridge. After crossing the bridge, the road turns south again and becomes Dock St. The Museum is in the Balfour Dock Building, at 705 Dock St., second building on the left. You have arrived.
Bring the map with you. We hope to see you there. at our only meet in August. And, bring your classic boat and motors for display.

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After Foss Museum, our next meet will be our:
               FALL LAKE MAYFIELD

 WET MEET, TROPHY MEET AND RAFFLE
Yes, we are adding the Trophy Judging and Awards Function to our Fall Lake Mayfield Meet, because we had so few people and motors at Lake Crescent that we cancelled it. So, bring your homemade trophies and we will award them at the meet.
As usual, the meet will be held at the Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina. There are RV spaces, cabins, rooms for rent, camping spaces and a good restaurant at the Resort.
Bring motors for display, to sell and trade. And, of course, bring your boat. Lake Mayfield is a great lake for boating. Many interesting places to see. We will probably have some organized trips up the lake during the weekend.
Bring whatever food and drink you will want for the weekend. We will be on our own for Dinner on Friday,  then Saturday, the Chapter will buy pizzas for us. Sandy Holtzheimer will bring salads, desserts, etc.
Bring your fishing gear. Sometimes the fishing is really good. We catch mainly trout and Kokanie, but if you're lucky, you might tie into a Tiger Musky. They were planted in the lake years ago and you might catch one.
When you check in at the resort, be sure to tell them that you are with the Antique Outboard Motor Club. They give us a special rate, and they assign us boat slips together in the dock area.
We will, as usual, have our Fall Lake Mayfield Raffle. So, bring some things for the raffle pile, such as motors, parts, accessories, etc.

The tickets will be sold for $1.00 each, and the proceeds from the sale will go into the Chapter Operating Fund. These proceeds are the main reason why we have not needed to raise the annual subscription fee for this newsletter. And, we thank the folks who keep bringing the necessary raffle items.
To get to the meet, take I-5 to US Hwy 12, south of Chehalis. Go east on Hwy 12 for about 12-13 miles, to where the road crosses the Lake Mayfield Bridge. About 1/4 of a mile east of the bridge, turn right (south) onto Winston Creek Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles and turn right onto Hadaller Road. On Hadaller Road, keep right at the "Y" and continue on into the Resort. You are there.
This is shaping up to be our premier meet of the year, so get your boat and motors ready and we'll see you there, in September. And remember to bring your homemade trophy.
For reservations at the Resort, call

(360) 985-2357.  And, don't forget to tell them that you are with AOMC.

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After our Fall Lake Mayfield Meet, our next meet is:
    DAVE  & SANDY HOLTZHEIMER'S

              SNAKE RIVER MEET
  Fri.,  Sat. & Sun, 30 Sep, 1 & 2 Oct. 2016
The meet will be held at Boyer Park and Marina, on the Snake River 25 miles south of Colfax, WA. The address is 1753 Granite Road, Colfax, WA.
Bring your boat and motors to run on the River, and motors to display and sell. We will probably have an organized boat trip either up or down the river at some time during the weekend.

Bring whatever food and drink you will want for the weekend. Sandy tells me that they  plan to have pizzas for everybody on Friday,  and she will bring the salads and desserts. Then on Saturday, for dinner, we will all be on our own and most of us will eat in the restaurant at the Park.
Sandy says that they have greatly improved the facilities at the Park. Made many changes. And, of course the location, on the Snake River, is a beautiful place. Even though the hillsides of the canyon are brown and gold, like everything else in the Palouse Country, it is still a very interesting place.
So, get out your boat and some motors and come and enjoy the weekend with us.

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TREASURER'S REPORT:
Peter Dunsford tells me that we currently have $1288.78 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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After the Snake River Meet, for the remainder of 2016, our meet schedule is:
 Don Hedman's Meet                        15 Oct.

 La Conner Meet                              26 Nov.
*  Note that Don Hedman's Meet is a week

  later than shown in the past. This is to put

  a little more time between it and the  

  Snake River Meet.
And, our tentative schedule for next year, 2017, looks like this:
 Sharon & Tracy Nelson's Meet       28 Jan.

 American Lake                                25 Mar.

 Moses Lake                          21, 22, 23 Apr.

 Spring Lk. Mayfield              12, 13, 14 May

 Baker Lake                          23, 24, 25 Jun.

 Lake Crescent                       14, 15, 16 Jul.

 Foss Museum                                   19 Aug.

 Fall Lk. Mayfield                   15, 16, 17 Sep.

 Snake River                 29, 30 Sep. & 1 Oct.

 Don Hedman's Meet                        14 Oct.

 La Conner                                        25 Nov.

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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED:  Wooden oars, any condition. Also need oar locks and oar lock sockets.
FOR SALE:  British SeaGull, mod. GFR

40 Plus Mark II, 1976-77                 $150.00
Dave Holtzheimer

126002 State Rd. 26, Colfax, WA 99111

(509) 397-2490

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FOR SALE * * * *  *  * CHEAP MOTORS

I JUST NEED FOR THEM TO GO AWAY
NOTE:  The numbers correspond to numbers

  on the tags which are on the motors.

3.   1939 Johnson KA-39, 9.8 hp

4.   1953 Johnson QD-14, 10 hp

5.   1936 Johnson J-80, 1.7 hp

6.   1955 Johnson CD-12, 5.5 hp

7.   1966 Johnson FD-20, 20 hp

8.   1957 Johnson, 18 hp

9.   1954 Johnson QD-15, 10 hp

10.  1949 Johnson SD-20, 16 hp

11.  1951-53 Evinrude, 7.5 hp, w/neutral

12.  1955 Johnson QD-16, 10 hp, PARTS

13.  1941-45 Johnson KS-15, 9.8 hp

15.  1932 ? SeaKing, 5 hp ?

16.  1929 Johnson A-45, 3 hp

17.  1929 Johnson A-45, 3 hp PARTS

18.  1936 Johnson 300, 3 hp

19.  1936 Johnson 300, 3 hp

20.  1936 Johnson 300, 3 hp PARTS & TANK

21.  1946 Johnson TD-20, 5 hp

21.    "         "            "        "      PARTS

22.  1940 Johnson AT-10, 5 hp,

23.  1940 Johnson DT-10, 5 hp

24.  1940 Johnson LT-10, 5 hp

27.  1933 Johnson A-65, 4.1 hp

28.  1932 Johnson OA-60, 3 hp

30.  1928 Johnson A-35, 2.5 hp

31.  1925-26 Johnson A-25, 2 hp

33.  Electric Trolling Motor

35.  1941 Johnson HD-20, 2.5 hp

35.    "        "             "         "         PARTS

37.  1940 Johnson HA-10, 2.5 hp

37.    "         "            "         "        PARTS

38.  1939 Johnson HA-39, 2.5 hp, PARTS

40.  1941 Johnson HD-20, 2.5 hp

41.  1940-47 Lauson Single, OB-410

42.  1946 Evinrude Sportsman, mod. 4412

44.  1940 Johnson KA-10, 9.8 hp

45.  1948-49 Evinrude Sportsman, mod. 4425
Candi Hoover

8704 N. Malvern Rd., Newman Lake, WA 99025

(509) 226-1238

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1 June 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..(June & July)
MARVIN HOOVER HAS PASSED AWAY
About 4 PM today, 24 May, Candi Hoover called me and said that Marvin had passed away this afternoon. She gave no specifics except to say that it was probably a stroke or a heart attack. We will certainly miss him. Our condolences to Candi and her family.

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MOSES LAKE MEET REPORT:
This was our third annual meet at Moses Lake. And, it was a beauty. The weather was good,  the lake was near perfect. Thirty-six members and guests attended and we brought twelve boats. We all had a "really swell" weekend.
On Friday, we had hamburgers for dinner and on Saturday, we had pulled pork, with all of the trimmings. We thank Sandy Holtzheimer, and all of the folks who helped her, for making such tasty meals for us.
Our raffle had several good motors on the pile and that generated a hefty ticket sale. Ingvar Carlson won the first pick, and several other picks during the raffle. He gave his first winning ticket to Tom Brooke. That was a really nice gesture, Ingvar. Then, for his second pick, Ingvar took a good looking 1956 Johnson 15 hp. The raffle ticket sale netted $136.00. We also had a donations pot at each of the dinners and it collected $178.25, to help with expenses of the dinners and operating the Chapter.
Brooks  Johnson brought his Speedifour on his boat and needed help getting it to running. Dick Bogar worked on it with him  and, together, they got it to running and took off down the canals, in a cloud of blue smoke,  with Brooks at the steering wheel and Dick nurturing the engine. A real team effort.
So, as you can tell, we all had a very good weekend at Moses Lake and we hope to do it again next year.

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SPRING LAKE MAYFIELD MEET REPORT:
We had another good weekend at our Spring Lake Mayfield Meet. Beautiful weather on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then rain on Sunday morning.
Forty members and guests attended the meet and they brought fifteen boats, of all different sizes and shapes and with many different motors to power them. We also had a good display of our old motors for the public to enjoy. Frank Small, from Oregon, brought a truckload of old motors for sale and sold quite a few of them. I bought a 1933 Johnnson J-65 from him.
Most of us had our dinners in the restaurant at the Resort on Friday, then, on Saturday, we ate pizzas, which were paid for by the Chapter. We used one of the rooms for our dining room, by courtesy of the Resort. Several of the ladies brought salads, cakes, cookies, etc. to round out the meal. Our thanks to you, ladies. It was all delicious.
At our business meeting, conducted by President Donn Martinson, we discussed our "donation jar" which helps to defray the expenses of our dinners. It seems to be a better way to do it than our regular pot-luck dinners, which are so unpredictable, as to what is brought, how much, and how to clean up afterwards.
Donn told us that when we attend our August Meet at the Foss Musem, they plan to have two ships tied up at the dock and open for display, the Lady Washington and the  Hawaiian Princess. These should be interesting.
We also discussed how best to include some of our inactive members of AOMCI in our activities. Our two neighboring Chapters, the Oregon Webfooters and the Inland Northwest Outboarders have been completely inactive for several years and we felt that we need to find ways to stimulate them into some interest in the Club. We may try some meets in their territories or near them and invite their members to attend.
At Mayfield, several of us tried out the fishing, with miserable results. However, fishing is such fun and so relaxing, that even if the fish don't cooperate, it is not a total waste of time and effort. And, the up-side of not catching fish is that there aren't any to clean. So there. it all balances out.
On Saturday, six of our boats made the trip up the lake to "the Grotto", where we enjoyed a relaxing lunch, with  our boats all tied together. Just as we were leaving the Grotto, my motor hit something in the water and I couldn't get it up to speed  because of a "spun" prop. So, I had to come all of the way back to the Resort on my 7-1/2 hp. trolling motor. Slow but sure. Dick and Karen Bogar stayed with me to make sure I would get there. Thanks, Dick and Karen.
On Sunday, we woke up with rain pattering on the roof, so it was time to pack up and leave. Another good weekend at Lake Mayfield was done. We'll do it all again in September. Maybe the fish will attend.

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FROM MIKE HANSON:  
Mike Hanson's father passed away in May. And, Mike wants to express his gratitude for all of the expressions of sympathy which he and his family have received from the members of the Puget Sounders Chapter.
In Mike's own words: ". . . my heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who signed the sympathy card and expressed their condolences. My family and I appreciate the kind thoughts very much".

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TREASURER'S REPORT:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we currently have $1390.96 in the Chapter Operating Fund.

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SMALL BOAT PROPULSION:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, Boat Designer and Naval Architect Extraordinaire, asked me to publish this sketch of an unusual small boat propulsion system. It mounts in the bottom of the boat and, from there, I'm still not sure how it produces the propulsion. But, anyway, thanks, Peter.

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Our next meet will be our
          BAKER LAKE WET MEET
  Fri., Sat. & Sun., 24, 25 & 26 June 2016
Yes, the dates have been changed since we last announced this meet, so be sure to change your calendars to the new dates.
We will meet at the Swift Creek Campground, on Baker Lake. It has RV spaces for rent but doesn't have cabins anymore. Also, for the RV spaces, there is no electricity and no regular RV hookups.
But there is a good launch ramp and boat docks, so, bring your boat and motors to display, to run and to sell or trade.
When you get there look for Dave Florence and he'll let you know where to go and what to do. Won't you, Dave ? Bring whatever food and drink you will need for your stay. There are no restaurants nearby. The balancing compensation for all of these negatives is that Lake Baker is a really beautiful mountain lake and well worth the trip.
If you don't have an RV, you can do what I do, rent a motel room in the town of Concrete, which is 22 miles away. I go to the motel in the evening, after our activities have ceased for the day, then come back out to the Lake the next morning. I leave my boat tied up at the lake. It works out fine.
If you're interested, there are several motels in and near Concrete. I will be staying at the Cascade Mountain Lodge. It's phone number is (360) 853-7265. I have stayed at the Eagles Nest Motel before, but it is closed for remodeling, so isn't available.
To get to the meet, take I-5 to State Hwy 20, at Burlington. Go east on Hwy 20, through Burlington and through Seedro Woolley, to near milepost 82. Then turn left (north) onto Baker Lake Road and go to milepost 20, where you will see the "Swift Creek Campground" sign. You have arrived.
We hope to see you there.

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After Baker Lake, our next meet will be our:
                      30th  ANNUAL

  LAKE CRESCENT "TROPHY" WET MEET
     Fri., Sat. & Sun., 8, 9 & 10 July 2016
As we have done for the past 30 years, we will meet at the Log Cabin Resort, on Lake Crescent. It is 18 miles west of Port Angeles, on  US Hwy 101. At milepost 232, turn at the "East Beach Road" sign. Follow the road to the "Log Cabin Resort" sign and you are there.
There are RV sites, cabins, tenting sites, motel rooms and a restaurant. Bring your boat and motors to run on the lake. And bring motors to display. This is our only "Trophy Meet" of the year. We will have a judging of the motors on display and will award trophies to the winners.
We make our own trophies for the awards, so please make one of your own and bring it to the meet. They don't need to be complex, just simple. But be sure to make one, and bring it.
The motor categories which will be judged will be:
ANTIQUE CATEGORY            (1907-1950)
* Oldest running antique

* Best restored antique

* Best original condition antique
CLASSIC CATEGORY               (1951-1985)
* Smallest hp running classic

* Largest hp running classic

* Best restored classic

* Best original condition classic
GENERAL CATEGORY
* Best boat and motor combination

* Best motor display

* Farthest distance travelled to the meet

* Hard luck trophy. ( Perpetual trophy, which needs to be returned to the meet each year)
When you're boating at the lake, we often beach our boats in the areas in front of the "A" frame cabins. But please keep in mind that these beaches are now in the swimming area, within the swimming buoys so, go very slowly in this area, all the way from the buoys to the beach.
To make reservations at the Resort, call (866) 674-2708. We hope to see you there. And, remember, MAKE A TROPHY, and, be sure to bring it..

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FALL LAKE MAYFIELD DATE CHANGE:
The dates for our Fall Lake Mayfield Meet have been changed to one week later than we originally planned. The new dates are

16, 17 & 18 September 2016.
So, mark your calendars !
Our meet schedule for the rest of the year looks like this:
  Baker Lake                     24, 25, 26 Jun

  Lake Crescent                     8, 9, 10 Jul

  Foss Museum                              20 Aug

  Fall Lk. Mayfield              16, 17, 18 Sep

  Snake River                 30 Sep, 1, 2 Oct

  Don Hedman's                              8 Oct

  La Conner                                   26 Nov
  Tracy Nelson's                  28 Jan 2017

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 A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE:  Various Motors, 3 hp to 10 hp,

OMC and Mercury. Call me for your needs.
Bob Johnson

5401 - 82nd Ave. W., Tacoma, WA 98467

(253) 307-0652 (cell ph.)

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WANTED:  Evinrude Big Four fuel tank for a

1946 model 8014, ser. no. 666, part no. 276268. Must be straight ( I already have two beaten up examples). I also need a pair of new cylinder-to-crankcase gaskets  of copper or stiff fiber. Buy or swap for that elusive part you may need.
Gary Nyberg

114 Community Dr., Silver Lake, WA 98645

(360) 751-9961

Email:  nybergg@comcast.net

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FOR SALE  Dave Wilson's boat and motors:  
*  14 ft. Starcraft boat on a really good, heavy trailer, with good tires, including spare. Needs some work, installing seats and controls. Good, clean project boat. This was Dave Wilson's project and his son, Mike,  just wants to find a good home for it.
Dave's Motors for Sale:
* 1985 Johnson Sailmaster 4 hp, long shaft motor. Mod. no. J4BRNLCOB. Appears to be in good shape.

* 1964 Evinrude 3 hp Lightwin w/angle drive,

plus a parts motor, which goes with it.

* British Seagull, long shaft, no. FP 35EE5

* Goodyear Sea-Bee, 3 hp, parts motor.
Mike Wilson (Dave Wilson's son)

12604 Lakeholme Rd., Lakewood, WA

(253) 820-9735

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1 April 2016  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(April & May)
DAVE WILSON
I am sorry to have to report that Dave Wilson, a long-time member of our Puget Sounders Chapter, passed away on March 10th. He had knee surgery, then went to a Rehabilitation Center, in Centralia, He had Dementia, which got worse at the Center.

His son, Mike, called me to let me know that he had passed away. Rita Boddy and I visited Dave in February and he seemed to be a little befuddled then. I don't think he recognized either me or Rita. We extend our sympathies to his family. We will certainly miss him at our meets.
Mike Wilson, Dave's son, asked us to announce that there will be a Memorial Service for Dave on Saturday, April 2nd, at 12604 Lake Holm Rd. SW, in Lakewood, WA, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Our Chapter members should take a look at our "Advertisements" section and consider helping Dave's two sons, Mike and Jeff, find new homes for Dave's motors and boats.

THIS PUGET SOUNDER NEWSLETTER;
This issue of the newsletter marks my 31st year of writing it. I hope it has been useful for our members.
Jerry Bell, Newsletter Editor
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AMERICAN  LAKE  MEET  REPORT:

We had unusually good weather for the meet. Cloudy at times, sunny at times, no rain, no wind. Very different from years past when we came to American Lake for our meets. The lake was flat and the boating was fantastic. We had about 30 members and guests who attended the meet and we brought four boats.
Again, we need to thank Dave Anderson for having us at Bill's Boat House, and we thank Bob Johnson for setting it up for us.
Five of us stopped at the Poodle Dog Restaurant for breakfast before going to the meet. A good way to start a good day.
President Donn Martinson, full of Poodle Dog food, called a business meeting and we observed a minute of silent prayer for Dave Wilson before proceeding with the business.
We discussed member participation in several shows around the area. Ingvar Carlson passed out a list of marine events in this area, over the coming year. Donn asked if any members would be willing to bring display motors to a Puyallup Spring Fair, on April 14, 15, 16 & 17.
Donn mentioned that anyone who has made a reservation, or wants to make one, for the Lake Crescent Meet, in July, should call the Log Cabin Resort, on or after May 20th. The phone number is (360) 928-3325.
John Laird mentioned that the Samammish Slough Celebration will be held in, Kenmore, on April 16th.
After the meeting, I took Dean Purcell, one of our visitors, from Massachusetts, for a boat ride around the lake.
It was a very good meet, on a beautiful day.
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Our next  meet will be our
                  THIRD ANNUAL

       MOSES LAKE MEET AND RAFFLE
    Fri, Sat & Sun, 22, 23 & 24 April 2016
We will meet at the Pier Four Resort, just south of I-90, at exit 174, at Moses Lake.
To get there, take I-90 to exit 174 East, at  Moses Lake, WA. After getting off of I-90, go past the Conoco Station on Frontage Road, then turn right onto Laguna, at the State Patrol Office, go one block, then turn left onto Sage Road. This goes directly into the Resort.
There are RV spaces, tent sites, a small store, launch ramp and good boat moorage. There are also three cabins for rent but they are already reserved.
Bring whatever you want to eat and drink for the weekend. We will  probably have pot-luck dinners on Friday and Saturday, so bring something to add to the pot. Salads, desserts, cookies, etc. Also, if you can't stand our company, there are restaurants in Moses Lake.
If you don't have an RV or a tent, there are motels very close to the RV park. Only a matter of a few minutes away.
To make reservations at the Resort, call (509) 765-6319. Be sure and tell them that you are with the Antique OUtboard Motor Club.
Bring your boat, of course, and bring motors to display, to trade and sell. Also, bring items for our Big Spring Raffle. Bring motors, parts, tools, accessories, etc. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds from the sale will go into our Chapter Operating Fund.
We hope to see you there. And, don't forget to bring your boat.

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After Moses Lake, our next meet will be our
     SPRING LAKE MAYFIELD MEET
   Fri., Sat. & Sun., 13, 14 & 15 May 2016
We go to Lake Mayfield twice a year because it is such a great place for us to meet. All of the facilites which we need are very conveniently located at the Resort. We have our RV spaces, tenting sites, rooms, launch and docking spaces and a restaurant, all together in one place. And we have access to a large, interesting and beautiful lake. It is hard to find a better place for our needs.
So, bring your boat and motors to run on the lake. Also, bring motors to display and to sell or trade.
Bring your fishing gear. Sometimes, the fishing is great. But, it is always fun, whether you catch anything or not. We fish for trout and Kokanee at Lake Mayfield. And, if you're lucky, you might tie into a Tiger Muskie.
Bring whatever food and drink you will need for the weekend. We will probably have pot-luck dinners on Friday and Saturday, so, bring something to add to the pot. Salads, desserts, snacks, etc. We'll find out more about the dinners at the meet.
To get there, from I-5, take US Hwy 12, which is about 10 miles south of Chehalis, WA. Go east on Hwy 12 for about 16 miles, to where the highway crosses over Lake Mayfield. About 1/4 mile past the bridge, turn south, onto Winston Creek Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles, then turn right onto Hadaller Road. Keep to the low road (bear right at the "Y") and it will take you directly into the Resort.
We hope to see you there.

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After Spring Lake Mayfield, our Meet Schedule for the rest of 2016:
Baker Lake                            10, 11, 12 Jun.

Lake Crescent                          8, 9, 10 Jul.

Foss Museum                                  20 Aug.

Fall Lk. Mayfield                    9. 10, 11 Sep.

Snake River                     30 Sep., 1, 2 Oct.

Don Hedman's                                  8 Oct.

La Conner                                       26 Nov.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
1.  Let me know what 3-day meets you plan to attend so we have a better idea for planning purposes. If you have already made reservations, let me know which meets. If your plans change, let me know.
2.  As I mentioned at athe American Lake Meet, because of our new brochure, I am getting more inquiries from people wanting to sell old motors. If you are interested in my passing on this information to you, please Email me.
3.  We have been invited to display some of our motors at the upcoming Spring Fair (Outdoor Adventure), April 14 thru 17 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. If you are interested in displaying, please let me know and I will coordinate the information with Ingvar Carlson (for ACBS's paarticipation) and with Greg Simmons (for Foss Museum's participation). By working together, we might all benefit and have a very nice display.
Best regards,
Donn Martinson, Chapter President

(360) 265-2378 (cell phone)

oldoutboardmotors@gmail.com
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TREASURER'S REPORT:
Peter Dunsford says we have $1524.16 in our Chapter Operating Fund.
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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE:  From Dave Wilson's collection:
1970's (?) 4 or 5 hp Evinrude.

1963-64 Evinrude 3 hp, angle drive.

British Seagull. (40 plus ?)

1959 Goodyear Sea Bee, 35 hp, elec. start.

1969-70 (?) Johnson 20 hp.

1964-65 Evinrude 3 hp, w/parts motor.

1967-68 Sail Master, 4 hp.
16 ft. (?) Starcraft boat w/trailer. Boat has front deck and a windshield. No steering. A   good project boat.
Mike Wilson (Dave's son)

(253) 820-9735

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FOR SALE: 100 vintage motors for sale and some free parts motors, 1930's, 40's & 50's

Email Donn Martinson for some photos of the collection:  oldoutboardmotors@gmail.com
Betty Zylstra  (Linden, WA)

(360) 318-8320

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FOR SALE:  6 antique and classic motors. Check them out on Craig's List for photos.
Island View Marine Center (old Bay Marine, Suquamish, WA)

(360) 598-4900

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FOR SALE:  1956-58 Mercury Silent Six. Red, good condition, good compression, has spark but recoil starter needs work.
Donn Martinson

(360) 265-2378
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WANTED:  Tiller handle and a good gas tank for a  Johnson  KS-15 or KD-15, 9.8 hp.
Jerry Bell

2127 N. 148th St., Shoreline, WA  98133

(206) 362-9137

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1 February 2016. . . .. . . . (February & March)
CARL PETERSEN:     I'm sorry to report that long time Puget Sounders Chapter Member, Carl Petersen, passed away on 5 January. He spent his last few years at an assisted living place, in Kennewick. His wife, Marilla, passed away a few years ago. They both were very good members of our Chapter for many years, and everyone enjoyed visiting with them at our meets. We will miss them.
There was no formal service for Carl, but on Saturday, January 17th, family and friends got together at The Manor at Canyon Park, in Kennewick, as a memorial to him. May he rest in peace.

Tracy Nelson's Meet Report:
We picked a beautiful January day for the meet. No rain, cloudy at times with bits of sunshine, and not too cold. Couldn't ask for better. in January, in Western Washington.
We had about 40 to 45 members and guests who attended the meet. Among them, we had 3 new members, and we welcome them to our Club and hope to see them at future meets. Also, we had 15 ladies and, of course, we also welcome them. Some of them are full- fledged members.

We ate an excellent lunch, thanks to Sharon Nelson's efforts and those of many who brought salads, desserts and all of the rest of the good things to eat. We thank Sharon and the others. We certainly enjoyed the meal.
Our raffle was a huge success. The raffle  pile included several complete motors, all desirable collectors items, and motor parts. Dave Holtzheimer and Marvin Hoover conducted the raffle ticket sales and drawing of the tickets, in a completely sane and professional manner. Thanks for the good work, guys. The ticket sales netted the Chapter $232.00 for our Chapter Operating Fund.
We thank the folks who brought all of the items which were raffled off. Without them, we would not have a raffle.

At our business meeting, conducted by our Chapter President, Donn Martinson, we discussed several items. Donn thanked Sharon and Tracy Nelson for hosting the meet. He also thanked Wayne Matthews for the articles he had submitted to the national "Antique Outboarder", about our Chapter events and people. Good job, Wayne.
Sandy Holtzheimer announced that reservations for spaces at the Snake River Meet need to get to her soon because she needs to pay $25 for each space, in advance. So, if you're planning to go to the Snake River Meet, contact Sandy soon.

Thanks, Tracy and Sharon, for a really good meet. And, Sharon, next year, we will  announce a 10:00 AM starting time for the Meet.

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Our next meet will be our
                 26TH  ANNUAL

     AMERICAN  LAKE  WET  MEET

   9:00 AM, Saturday, 26 March 2016    
As usual, this will be our first wet meet of the year so, bring your boat and some neat old motors, and let's get our boating season started properly. Of course, we'll need to pray for good weather. Often times, in the past, we've had rain all day, or even worse, heavy winds. But maybe we'll luck out at this one.

We will meet at Bill's Boat House, on the east shore of American Lake, which is just south of Tacoma, and just west of I-5. To get there, take I-5 to exit 123, then go west on Thorne Lane. Then follow the enclosed map to Bill's Boat House.

Bring your boat, and any motors you want to display, or sell or trade. Bring your lunch and whatever you want to drink. There should be coffee available at the Boat House.
We plan to go over our 2016 Meet Schedule so, if you have any ideas for new meets or changes to our scheduled meets, let us know about it and we can discuss them while we're at American Lake. Our schedule, for the rest of 2016, as we now have it planned is:

 American Lake                           26 Mar.

 Moses Lake                    22, 23, 24 Apr.

 Spring Lk. Mayfield         13, 14, 15 May

 Baker Lake                       10, 11, 12 Jun.

 Lake Crescent                     8, 9, 10 Jul.

 Foss Museum                             20 Aug.

 Fall Lk. Mayfield               9, 10, 11 Sep.

 Snake River               30 Sep., 1, 2 Oct.

 Don Hedman's                          8   Oct.

 La Conner                                 26 Nov.
Before the American Lake Meet, some of us are planning to stop for breakfast at the Poodle Dog Restaurant, in Fife, at 8:00 AM. If you can make it, we'd like for you to join us. The Poodle Dog is just north of the Fife off-ramp from I-5, exit no. 137.
After breakfast, we will go on down to the meet. We hope to see you there.   

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TREASURER'S REPORT:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $1741.68 in our Operating Fund.

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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED:  Tiller handle for a 1951 Evinrude 25 hp motor.
Kelcey Johnson

9509 - 45th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 228-6189

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FREE  BOAT:  An original 1950's A/B Racing Runabout, in good condition, but for a large hole in the bottom. Needs some new stringers & bottom plywood. The boat is in Salem, OR.
Call Mark Allen at (503) 365-0777, or call Don Nyberg at (503) 364-4660.

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1 December 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(December & January)
Snake River Meet report:
Weather for the entire weekend was near perfect. Not too hot, just a bit chilly in the evenings. The weather and the river were just right for boating,
I (Jerry Bell), got an early 90th birthday surprise as soon as we got to Boyer Park. I went over to Marvin and Candi Hoover's motorhome, where a lot of people had gathered, and While I was there, looking at motor parts, my daughter, Eileen, and her husband, Steve, appeared out of nowhere. Without my knowing, they had come up from Albuquerque to be with me at the meet. My birthday is in December, but they, and all of the rest of the Puget Sounders Chapter, had planned a birthday celebration for me at the Snake River Meet. I was utterly and completely flabbergasted.
Then, on Saturday, everyone gathered in the dining room for a surprise birthday party for me, including special wine glasses, which had been hand-painted by Candi Hoover, and a huge cake with an edible photo of me in my boat. I didn't get a piece of the photo so I don't know what I taste like. But the piece I ate was delicious.
Anyway, it appears that the entire Chapter knew about the surprise, except me. Even Rita Boddy was in on the plot and didn't tell me. I have a sneaking suspicion that the prime instigators were Eileen and Candi. And, I want to thank them, and everyone else who was involved. I know for a fact that Candi put a lot of planning and effort into making it all work, and it was a very special birthday weekend for me, even though it was two months early. December 21st will certainly be an anti-climax.
Thirty-four members and guests attended the meet and they brought eleven boats. On Saturday, eight of the boats went on our trip down the river to "the Dunes" where we tied up together and ate our lunches.
On Friday, we all ate pizzas for dinner and on Saturday, for dinner, we ate in the restaurant. It was all very delicious and very filling. We thank everyone who brought all of the extra goodies to go with the pizza, And, we need to give a special thanks to Sandy and Dave Holtzheimer for setting everything up for the weekend, and for getting the pizzas to us from Colfax.
Again, thanks to everyone for a great weekend at Snake River.

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Don and Donna Hedman's Meet:
It was a drippy, drizzly day. We had about twenty members and guests at the meet. Several guys brought their boats but only Greg Simmons was brave enough to launch. Thanks for saving the weekend, Greg. At least it wasn't a total washout, We were well represented on the lake. Boats on the trailer don't count.
Other than the fact that most of us didn't get boat rides, we had a good time. Meets at the Hedmans' house are always pleasant because of the Hosts and the company, and because of being at a beautiful place like Lake Wooten.
For lunch, we had the Hedmans' Delicious Bratwursts, with all of the trimmings. Lots of salads, cookies, etc. Our thanks to the Hedmans and to all of the folks who brought the trimmings and the goodies.
For lack of a boat ride, we'll just blame the weather and circumstance, and hope for better conditions next year, if the Hedmans will have us again.

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La Conner Meet Report:
It was a clear and cold day, and we all enjoyed the meet. We had twenty-three members and guests in attendance.
For lunch, we had sandwiches,  which were supplied by the Chapter and brought to the meet by Rita Boddy, along with other goodies, a salad and many desserts, brought by others. A good meal indeed.
Donn and Valerie Martinson brought a couple of their friends, Curt and Eva Toppen, from Belgium, to the meet. Also among our guests, we had some drop-in friends, Elliot and Caroline Swaney, from Bellingham, with their two daughters, who came to see what was happening. They have a 1959 Evinrude 35 hp motor, which they need to get running, and we will help them get it going. Also, we had Noel Cleveland, from British Columbia, who joined us.
At our business meeting, called by President Donn Martinson, we discussed a possible Le May Museum Meet, in Spanaway, on March 5th. Most of us agreed that we would like to go.
Also, we discussed the possibility of having some of our motors displayed at the January Boat Show, in Seattle. Kelcey Johnson proposed this to Donn Martinson and it would  probably be a good thing for the Chapter if we can make this work. This will happen before our January Meet at Tracy Nelson's place, so it will need to be arranged and coordinated by phone
We also discussed Ingvar Carlson's sale of Chapter hats, Tee Shirts and name  tags.
Tom Albertine volunteered to give a seminar, at Tracy Nelson's Meet, about how to repair OMC fuel pumps, on motors of the 50's and 60's. Thanks, Tom.
Our raffle had a few special items, and it earned the Chapter $120.00, which will go into our Chapter Operating Fund. A lot of these very choice items went home with different people.
We want to thank Bob Grubb for his efforts in sponsoring this meet and Rita Boddy for her work at getting our lunch togther. Thank you both.
We hope to see you all again in January, at Tracy and Sharon Nelson's meet.

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Our next meet will be in January at
                          TRACY  &  SHARON  NELSON'S

                      WINTER  DRY  MEET  AND  RAFFLE
                       E. 1590 Thomas Rd., Grapeview, WA  

                      9:00 AM, Saturday, 30 January 2016
This January Meet seems to break the doldrums of Winter, and we thank Tracy and Sharon for hosting it. The meets are usually well-attended, so I guess other members must like the meets in January, too. (It seems strange that we like January meets but not August meets)
For lunch, we will have a pot-luck meal, so please bring food for the pot, such as main dishes, salads, desserts, etc.
Also, we will have a raffle, so bring items for the raffle pile. Motors, parts, tools, accessories, etc. And please remember, if you bring something that isn't taken in the raffle, you must take it back home with you. We can't expect other people to dispose of them for you.
To get to the meet, go to Belfair, WA, then, from Belfair, take take Hwy 3 south, through Allyn, to the second E. Grapeview Loop Road (there are two of them, don't turn at the first one). It is about 13-1/2 miles from the traffic light at the Safeway in Belfair to the turn-off at E. Grapeview Loop Rd. Go left for about 2/3 mile, then turn right onto E. Thomas Rd. On Thomas Rd., go for a couple of miles and look for E. 1590. You have arrived.

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Here is our tentative schedule for next year, 2016:
Sharon & Tracy Nelson's Meet         30 Jan.

American Lake                                  26 Mar.

Moses Lake                           22, 23, 24 Apr.

Spring Lk. Mayfield                13, 14, 15 May

Baker Lake                              10, 11, 12 Jun.

Lake Crescent                            8, 9, 10 Jul.

Foss Museum ?                                 20 Aug.

Fall Lk. Mayfield                      9, 10, 11 Sep.

Snake River  ?                   30 Sep., 1, 2 Oct.

Don Hedman's ?                                 8 Oct.

La Conner   ?                                     26 Nov.
As usual, the question marks mean that these meets have not yet been confirmed. We will probably discuss these meets at the Nelsons' meet and at American Lake.

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Treasurer's Report:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $1690.07, in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED:    For a 1955 Evinrude 25 hp:
 *  Rubber shock mounts

 * Flywheel ring gear, electric starter motor  and bracket for starter motor.
Dick Bogar

2827 E. Hoquiam Rd., Hoquiam, WA 98550

(360) 532-8607

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WANTED:  

 *  Bendix Eclipse Electric outboard  motor

 *  Postwar Johnson PO-15
John Folk

11909 Penny Dr. SE, Yelm, WA 98597-9522

(360) 960-1071

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WANTED:  

 *  Rope sheave for a Johnson KD-15, 9.8 hp.
Rollin Fox

20902  47th Ave. Langley, BC, Can. V3A-7E4

(604) 805-1371

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FOR SALE:  

 *  1951 Evinrude 25 hp, manual start. Good runner.          

     FREE MOTOR - NO CHARGE
Tom Albertine

15840 - 26th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

(206) 417-0494
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1 October 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Oct. & Nov.)  
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT   What a great meet we had at Mayfield! I wanted to thank all of you that helped out with setup, keeping things going, and cleanup. Everyone wanted to help. On the food side, I'd like to thank Linda, Karen, Rita & Val for all their hard work preparing and cleaning up after the potluck dinner. Thank you  to Rita and Jerry for going to get the pizza. Thanks to Jerry and Richard Snider for going all out with their motor display, and for Jerry doing the water pump demonstration. This meet was the official debut of our new banner and I'd like to thank Richard Thornton, retired graphic art's professor from WSU, for all his help in putting it together. Lastly, since this is my first newsletter message, I want to be sure to thank Jerry Bell for his continued editorial support and staying on top of the schedule. Again, thanks to all of you!   Donn Martinson,  Chapter President

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Larry and Marilyn Gilbert:   I got a phone call from Larry Gilbert. He just wanted to say hello and to report his condition and circumstances. He said that both he and Marilyn had cancer at the same time. And, that they are both doing fine and are getting better, without Chemo or Radiation treatments. But, he said that he would not be able to make any of our meets this year. However, he is looking forward to attending meets next year.   Hang in there, Larry and Marilyn. We'll wait to see you. And, thanks for the phone call. We have all been wondering about you.

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Foss Museum meet report: We had a good, sunshiny day for the Museum Meet,  on Saturday, August 22nd. And, we had 29 members and guests who attended. A pretty good turn-out. We brought ten motors for display and several boats. We were glad to see John Durham and Rollin Fox at the meet, representing our Canadian Contigent.   The museum and its displays were really impressive. They are very informative about the marine scene around Tacoma, and they displayed many boats, several which were under construction, as well as the areas where the workmen do their magic to bring these old boats back to life. They also have a section of old outboard motors, some of which have been donated to the Museum by some of our Chapter members. President Donn Martinson called a short business meeting during our lunch time. He thanked Greg Simmons for his work with the museum and for having our meet go so well. We discussed future meets, especially our Fall Lake Mayfield Meet and our AOMCI 50th Anniversary Celebration. We were well recieved by the management of the museum and were asked to include another Museum Meet in our schedule for next year. So, if the members agree, we will plan to do it again in 2016.

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Fall Lake Mayfield Meet Report: Our Fall Lake Mayfield Meet is now history, and it was a good one. We celebrated AOMCI's 50th Anniversary in grand style. Sixty members and guests signed our sign-up sheet and they brought about seventy motors for display. Richard and Jerry Snider's display was remarkable. They brought 31 motors, all sizes and types, and all perfectly restored. Thanks, Richard and Jerry. We all look great in the eyes of the public because of your superb work. Also, we brought 31 boats, some for display only, others to run on the lake. And, what a beautiful lake it was ! For the entire weekend. The meet was one of the best attended, and one  of the most spectacular, since our legendary meets at Lake Tapps, many years ago. How many of you still remember Lake Tapps, where we overran Bob and Ada Sperring's property with many people, many motors and many boats ? We took a trip up the lake and into "The Grotto", where we tied up together, enjoyed the blazing sun, and ate our lunches. Eleven boats made the trip. We had two raffles. One was our regular raffle with $1.00 tickets, for motors, parts, accessories, etc. Marvin Hoover got the first pick in that raffle. The other was a raffle sponsored by Jerry and Richard Snider. They raffled off a beautiful 1954 Evinrude 7-1/2 hp motor, which they donated for the raffle, and the tickets sold for $5.00 each for Chapter members and $10.00 each for the general public. Rick Ail, a guest, won the motor. Ticket sales for the two raffles brought $745.00 for our Chapter Operating Fund. We thank all of the members for bringing the raffle items, and we especially thank Richard and Jerry Snider for their generous donation. Jerry Snider conducted a seminar on how to replace the water pump impeller on a small 3 hp folding motor. Great stuff, Jerry, and very informative. Thanks very much. On Friday, we all had dinner on our own in the restaurant, then, on Saturday, we all ate pizzas, which were bought by the Chapter, along with many salads, desserts and cookies, which many of our members brought to the table. We thank everyone who brought the food. Some of us ate too much, but then, so be it. At our business meeting, after dinner on Saturday, President Donn Martinson thanked all of the folks who participated in the Meet, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of AOMCI, and made it a Super Meet for the Puget Sounders Chapter. We discussed future meets, as usual. The next meet will be at Snake River. It is only a week from the time you will recieve this newsletter. On Sunday morning, we all packed up our stuff and left the Lake Mayfield Resort, after a really great weekend. We will go back again in May of 2016. Thanks to all of you for coming, bringing all of the display motors and boats, and making it a very special occasion.

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Our next meet will be:   

DAVE & SANDY HOLTZHEIMER'S

SNAKE RIVER MEET

Fri., Sat. & Sun., 2, 3 & 4 October 2015

Yes, it is very soon now. So, we hope you have already planned for it. The meet will be held at Boyer Park and Marina. Its' address is 1753 Granite Road, Colfax, WA, in case you need to program it into your GPS. The Park is on the Snake River, a mile or two west of the Lower Granite Lake Dam, and 25 miles south of the City of Colfax, WA. Bring your boat and motors to display, to sell or to run on the lake. At some time during the weekend, we might take a boat ride up the River and through the locks at the dam. This is an interesting trip. The locks are 100 ft. high and are an awesome experience. Sandy Holtzheimer says that we will have pizzas for dinner on Friday, paid for by the Chapter, so please bring salads, desserts, etc. to add to the meal. Then on Saturday, she would like to have everyone eat dinner at the restaurant, where we will each pay for our own meals. If you plan to attend the meet, call Sandy  at (509) 397-2490 and let her know. To get there, take I-90 to the Town of Vantage, WA., where I-90 crosses over the Columbia River. Go east from there, across the bridge. On the east side of the bridge, turn south and take State Hwy 26. Go east, on Hwy 26, through Othello and on until you reach milepost 125, where you turn right (south) onto Sommers Road. Go on Sommers Road, and stay right at the "Y", where it merges with Almoto Road. Take Almoto Rd. for a few miles to a sharp left turn, with a church on the right side. Stay on Almoto Road and follow it to the "T" at the River. Go left for one mile. You have arrived. We hope to see you there.

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     DON  &  DONNA  HEDMAN'S 
  MEET AT BEAUTIFUL  LAKE  WOOTEN    
   9:00 AM Saturday, 10 October 2015

This is our last wet meet of the year, so be sure and bring your boat. Also, bring motors to run, to display and to sell. For lunch, the Hedman's plan to serve us more of their delicious bratwursts, with all of the trimmings. Bring something to add to the meal, such as salads, desserts, cookies, etc. The Hedmans ask that you don't bring your dog. They have trouble controlling their dog when other dogs are around. Thank you.

  To get to the meet, take Hwy 16 out of Tacoma and go to the town of Gorst. Go west from Gorst on Hwy 3, to Belfair. Turn right at the Safeway Store (at the traffic light) and go onto Old Clifton Road. Go to the stop sign, then go straight ahead, on SR 300, along the north shore of Hoods Canal. About a half mile past Belfair State Park, turn right at the North Shore Automotive Shop (just before the turn, a sign will say "Lake Wooten"). You will turn onto Belfair-Tahuya Road. Go 4.1 miles and turn right onto Haven Way, then go 2.3 miles and turn left onto Mountain View.   On Mountain View, go past the boat launch ramp area, on the right (look closely, it's hard to see), then on up the hill and turn right onto Tahuya-Blacksmith Road. Go to the 6-bay shop building, on the left and the Hedmans' house is on the right, at 2590 Tahuya-Blacksmith Road. You are there. --------------------------------------------------

  After the Hedmans' Meet, our next meet will be our   
     LA CONNER WINTER DRY MEET      
              AND RAFFLE  
     10:00 AM, Saturday, 28 November 2015 

As usual, the meet will be held at the Clubhouse at Shelter Bay, just across the bridge at La Conner, WA. Our Host will be Bob Grubb, who lives at Shelter Bay.   Bring motors to display and to sell. Also, bring something for our last Raffle of the year, such as motors, parts, accessories, tools, etc. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds will go into our Chapter Operating Fund.   For lunch, we will be served sandwiches and coffee, which will be supplied by the Chapter, so bring something to add to the lunch, such as salads, desserts, cookies, etc. We will meet in the big Clubhouse and there is plenty of display space, all sheltered from the weather. So, even though this is a Wintertime meet, it should be a good one, to close out our Meet Season for 2015.   To get there, from the south on I-5, take exit no. 221. Go left, over the freeway, then follow the signs to La Conner. At La Conner, go through the round-about and take the first left onto Maple St. Follow Maple St. until you cross over the big red bridge. Take the first left, after the bridge, and go straight onto Shelter Bay Drive until you pass the golf course. Take the first left ater the golf course and to the clubhouse at 1000 Shoshone Drive. That's the place.   We hope to see you there.

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Our tentative schedule of meets for next year is:
Tracy Nelson's Meet                     30  Jan.
American Lake                                26 Mar.
Moses Lake                         22, 23, 24 Apr.
Spring Lk. Mayfield              13, 14, 15 May
Baker Lake                            10, 11, 12 Jun.
Lake Crescent                          8, 9, 10 Jul.
Foss Museum                                   20 Aug.
Fall Lk. Mayfield                     9, 10, 11 Sep.
Snake River                     30 Sep., 1, 2 Oct.
Don & Donna Hedman's ?                  8 Oct.
La Conner  ?                                   26 Nov.  
The question marks mean that these meets need to be confirmed, by the meet hosts or by the membership. The dates also are tentative and if any of our members want a change of dates for any of the meets, let Donn Martinson or Jerry Bell know and we will discuss the changes with the membership.

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Treasurer's Report:   Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $1764.47 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE:
Puget Sounders Chapter hats . . .$15.00 each

Puget Sounders name tags . . . . . $12.00 each  
Ingvar Carlson (206) 434-9482
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FOR SALE:   
1984 E-Z boat trailer, fits 14' to 17'. 
New wheel bearings, tires, tabs, set to go.                                    
asking $500.00   Bob Johnson 5401 82nd Ave W.,
Tacoma, WA  98467
(253) 565-1875

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WANTED:  
Carburetor for a 1929 Evinrude, model "U" Speeditwin.
Brooks Johnson 2520 NW 191st Pl.,
Shoreline, WA 98177
(406) 794-6021

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FOR SALE: 
1956-57 Mercury Mark 20, Golden Light color, original rough condition.
Richard Pearsall 5345 Taylor Ave. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA  98110
(206) 842-1472

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FOR SALE:
1949 Scott Atwater, mod. 483, 7-1/2 hp.
I  want to sell the motor to someone who will take care of it.        
Kris Craft, Seattle
(425) 232-9403

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WANTED;  Johnson KD-15, 9.8 hp, post-war motor with recoil starter.
Want a nice, complete engine.
WANTED: Owner's Manual for a Johnson model SD-15.  
John Folk 11909 Penny Dr. SE,
Yelm, WA 98597-9522
(360) 960-1071, evenings 7-10 PM

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WANTED:  A Prop shaft with gear and water pump cam intact, for a 1926 Johnson, 2 hp, mod. no. A-25
Jerry Bell 2127 N. 148th St.,
Shoreline, WA  98133
(206) 362- 9137
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1 August 2015               August & September
Baker Lake Meet Report:
On June 12th, 13th & 14th, at the Swift Creek Campground, on Baker Lake, we met back in the woods, gathered around the Hoovers' and the Florences' motor homes, for our meetings and bull sessions. There weren't many of us but it was fun anyhow.
Ten members and guests attended the meet and they brought four boats. The weather and the boating were good for the entire weekend. The lake was calm and pleasant.
Next year, we hope to entice more members to come to the meet, and Dave Florence will try to get reservations for RV spots nearer to the center of our activities. It was a good meet though, Dave. Even though it was back in the woods, we enjoyed it. With Candi and Marvin Hoover and Dave and Connie Florence in the circle, life is always good.
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Lake Crescent Meet Report:
We had a good meet and fair weather, at our July 10, 11 & 12 meet. We had a bit of light rain on Saturday, but the rest of the weekend was overcast and pleasant. And, the lake was really good for boating. Actually, it was better than having the hot sun on us.
Thirty-seven members and guests were at the meet and they brought thirteen boats. That was a fair turn-out, compared with our 24 attendees last year, but it appears that our attendance at Lake Crescent is diminishing. We usually had 50 or more people in past years. From talking to members, it seems that  we don't like the high prices or the terrible management policies at the Log Cabin Resort. It might be time to find another location, even though that might be a difficult thing to do. We've tried to find new places for the summer months, without much success. Donn Martinson suggested that we look into a meet at Port Townsend. Someone will check it out and report to the members.
At Lake Crescent, even our motor display was skimpy. We had about 7 or 8 motors on display, plus the motors we had on our boats. That's about a third of the count we've had in past years.
We were worried that we wouldn't be able to pull our boats up on the beach in front of the A frame cabins, like we have in the past. The Resort has extended the "swimming" area, which results in our having to go through it to get to the beaching areas. However, I noticed that the new buoys which mark the new area all say "No Wake". I think that means that boats are allowed, but go slowly. So, it seems to be a non-issue.
Dean Purcell, an AOMCI member from Boston, helped with the judging for our trophy awards. We appreciate his attendance at the meet and his help.
Winners of our home-made trophies this year were:
Wayne Matthews, Oldest Running Antique

John Matthews, Best Rstored Antique

John Matthews, Best Original Cond. Antique

Dick Bogar, Smallest Classic Running Motor

Donn Martinson, Largest Classic Running

Donn Martinson, Best Restored Classic

Trevor Gitt and Dave Holtzheimer (tie)

    Best Original Condition Classic

Marvin Hoover and Don Nyberg (tie)

    Best Boat & Motor Combination

Dean Purcell, Longest Distance Travelled

Jerry Bell, Hard Luck Trophy (thank you very much)
Chapter President, Donn Martinson, brought our new Chapter Banner, which has just been finished. It is very well done and we hope it will give us some more publicity and will generate  some new memberships. We all feel that Donn has done an excellent job getting the banner made and the result is an attractive, informative banner which should serve the Chapter well for many years. Thanks for your efforts, Donn.
We were happy to see Trevor Gitt show up at the meet. Trevor is the son of Ron Gitt, one of our long-time members who passed away recently. We hope to see Trevor at many more meets.
We have set the dates for our Lake Crescent Meet next year. They are

July 8, 9 & 10, 2016. So, mark your calendars. And let's hope for better attendance and better conditions at the Resort by that time.
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Our next meet will be our
       FOSS SEAPORT  WATERWAY
                  MUSEUM MEET
        705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA

    9:00 AM, Saturday, 22 August 2015
Bring motors to sell and trade. Bring your classic boat to show. There will be a special area for the boat display.
Also, bring motors for display. There will be racks for the motors in the display area, so you don't need to bring your motor rack. Bring your lunch and whatever you need to drink.
Anyone who is interested in leaving some motors at the Museum, to be displayed for several months, should contact Greg Simmons, to set it up. Contact him at (253) 230-9878.
Bring a picnic lunch and whatever you want to drink. For any of you who are interested, we will stop for breakfast at the Poodle Dog Restaurant, in Fife, at 8:00 AM. A good place to get the day started. The restaurant is just north of the Fife off-ramp from I-5.
To get to the meet, take I-5 to exit 133, merge onto I-705 and follow signs for Schuster Parkway. Follow Schuster Parkway and turn right at the light at the 4th St. Bridge. After crossing the bridge, the road turns south again and becomes Dock Street. The Museum is in the Balfour Dock Building, at 705 Dock Street, second building on the left. You have arrived.
We hope to see you there.
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Our next meet after the Foss Museum will be our
           FALL   LAKE   MAYFIELD
     * 50th  Anniversary  of  AOMCI  *
          WET  MEET  AND  RAFFLE

Fri., Sat. & Sun, 11, 12 & 13 September 2015
The meet will be held at the Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina. There are RV spaces, cabins, rooms for rent, camping spaces, plenty of dock spaces and a restaurant at the Resort.
This Meet will be our official celebration of our Club's 50th Anniversary. It all began in 1965, when our National AOMCI was formed  by Dave Reinhartsen. At that time, we had three Charter Members, from this area  whose names appeared in the first published membership list of the Club, in April, 1966. They have all passed away now. They were:
*  Dudley Davidson, of Seattle, who in the 1980's was elected National AOMCI President.
*  Bill Seibel, of Seattle, who was a long-time President of our Puget Sounders Chapter.
*  Bill Smith, of Tacoma.
Now, back to the meet at Lake Mayfield. Bring motors for display, to sell or to trade, and to run on the lake. Bring your boat, of course. Lake Mayfield is a large lake with many places  to go and many things to see, from the water. Also, bring your fishing gear. Fishing should be good this time of year. We fish for trout and Kokanee. Many of us troll, using Ford Fenders with a wedding ring lure and either a worm or shrimp on the hook. Come along and try your luck.
When you check in at the Resort, be sure to tell them that you are a member of the Puget Sounders. They give us a special rate and they assign our boat dock spaces together at the same dock. We will hold our regular Fall Raffle at this meet, so bring some things for the raffle pile, such as motors, parts, accessories, etc. The tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds will go into our Chapter Operating Fund.
Bring whatever food and drink you will need. We will probably have pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday, so bring something to add to the pot, such as salads, desserts, etc. There is a restaurant at the Resort and others in the Town of Mossyrock, which is just a couple of miles down Hwy 12 from the Resort.
Most of you know, by now, how to get to the Meet, but for those newcomers, who don't, here's how. Take I-5 to US Hwy 12, south of Chehalis. Go east on Hwy 12 for about 12-13 miles, to where the road crosses the Lake Mayfield bridge. About 1/4 of a mile east of the bridge, turn right onto Winston Creek Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles and turn right onto Hadaller Road. On Hadaller Road, keep right at the "Y" and continue on until you reach the Resort.
For reservations at the Resort call (360) 985-2357.
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For the rest of 2015, we have the following meets planned:
 Snake River Meet            2, 3 & 4 October

 Don Hedman's Meet ?               10 October

 La Conner Meet                     28 November

For 2016, we are planning the following:
 
Tracy Nelson's Meet ?     30 January 2016     

 American Lake ?                  26 March 2016

 Moses Lake               22, 23, 24 April 2016

 Spring Lk. Mayfield      13, 14, 15 May 2016

 Baker Lake ?                10, 11, 12 June 2016

 Lake Crescent                 8, 9, 10 July 2016

 Fall Lk. Mayfield  9, 10, 11 September 2016

 Snake River ?     30 Sep, 1, 2 October 2016

 Don Hedman's Meet ?        8 October 2016

 La Conner ?                    26 November 2016
The question marks mean that these meets have not yet been confirmed.
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TREASURER'S  REPORT
According to our Chapter Treasurer, Peter Dunsford, we now have $1381.04 in the Chapter Operating Fund.
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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE:

Two 1957-58 Evinrude 18 hp. Condition ?

1952 Johnson QD-13, 10 hp

1952 Johnson QDL-13, 10 hp, Long shaft

1955 Johnson QD-16, fairly good condition

1962 Johnson QD-23A, 10 hp, runs

Evinrude Sportwin M9522C, runs

1960 Johnson M-JW-16, 3 hp

Mariner, 3-5 hp, air-cooled, parts motor

Evinrude mod. 15918, SN 05684

Bud Calvin
281 Manzaneta Dr., Sequim, WA 98382
(360) 681-0256
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WANTED:  A good ignition coil for a 1939-40 Johnson mod. HS-39 or HS-10.
Peter Dunsford
PO Box 1611, Lynnwood, WA 98046-1611
(425) 672-8167
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WANTED:  Wooden oars, oar locks and oar lock sockets. Condition is not important.

Dave Holtzheimer
126002 SR 26, Colfax, WA 99111
(509) 397-2490
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FOR SALE:
14 ft. wooden Birchcraft boat, Fisherman model, good condition, includes custom cover. Trailer available, but NOT included.

$450.00 obo

     

Rob Koenig
1001 E. Ballantrae Dr., Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 432-8978
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1 June 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .(June & July)
MOSES LAKE MEET REPORT:

This was our second year at Moses Lake. The weather was near perfect. A bit chilly and a bit of wind, some clouds and overcast most of the time, but overall, it was very good weather for boating.

Thirty-two members and guests signed the sign-up sheet, which is a good turn-out for this meet and, we brought ten boats.
Bob and Pam Long brought their bikes and made some sight-seeing trips into Moses Lake. An easy and casual way to sight-see.

On Saturday, I drove out to the Moses Lake Airport, to look around. I was stationed there in 1954, while I was in the Air Force and when it was still Larson Air Force Base. We had F-86D's, continuously on standby service, and ready to quickly get into the air, to challenge any unknown aircraft which had entered into our air space.  While at the airport, I didn't see much that I recognized, except for two large hangars. Oh well, I was there sixty years ago, during what we called the "Cold War". Do you remember those days ?

We all seem to agree that the Moses Lake location is much better than Wanapum Park, at Vantage, so we will probably make this a permanent change and not go back to Vantage, even though the River, at Vantage, is back up to normal level, now that the dam has been repaired.
Bret and Shara Soike, Carl Peterson's step- daughter (Marilla's daughter) and her husband brought a trailer full of Carl's motors for sale and most of them were sold.

Carl still has quite a few left. Any of our members who happen to be in the Tri-Cities area should stop and see Carl, if you have a chance. I'm sure he'd appreciate the visit, and you might buy some of his motors while you're there. You'll find Carl at:

    "The Manor" (an Assisted Living place)
      2802 W. 35th Ave.
      Kennewick, WA 99337
      (509) 582-2849

Sandy Holtzheimer, and all her helpers, did a superb job of serving our pot-luck dinners on Friday and Saturday. We had hamburgers and all of the trimmings on Friday and Pulled Pork on Saturday. It was all delicious and plentiful. Thanks very much for your supreme efforts, Sandy. And, we offer our thanks to the folks who brought all of the goodies, pies, cakes, cookies, salads, etc. to the table.

Jerry Snider presented Sandy with a newly-restored 1939 (?) Thor SeaKing, which was a real beauty and very well restored. Good job, Jerry. Now you can get to work on the Caille model 79.

Open campfires were banned while we were there, at the meet, but on Friday evening, we gathered around a "Pellet Campfire", which, I think belonged to the Holtzheimers. It kept Dave busy feeding pellets to it. Then, on Saturday evening, we had a "Propane Campfire", brought  by the Hoovers. Both of them were very cheery and gave warmth against the chilling wind. (The campfires, that is, not the Hoovers. Though both of the Hoovers are very cheery.)
Our raffle was a success, sort of. We sold $91.00 worth of tickets, at $1.00 each, which has been deposited into our Chapter Operating Fund. All of us got to take home some of the good stuff from the raffle pile.

At our business meeting, which was conducted by His Honor, the President, Donn Martinson, we discussed some future meets and other affairs of the Club. We decided that, to defray some of our costs, we will have a "Donation Pot" at each of our dinners. We tried it at the dinner on Saturday and the Don-Pot collected $63.00. Thanks to all of you who donated. The $63.00 has also been  deposited into our Operating Fund.

We also decided that, at our raffles, the President will conduct the raffle, or he will appoint one of our members to conduct the raffle, to sell the tickets, call out the numbers, etc. Then, the proceeds from the raffle will go to Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, for deposit into our account. This is just an action to formalize the process which we have been using recently.
On Sunday, we all packed up our stuff, hooked up our boats and left for home. It was a terrific weekend. And, we plan to do it again next year, wind and tide permitting.
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SPRING LAKE MAYFIELD MEET REPORT:
We had a very good meet at Lake Mayfield. The weather was good, cool in the mornings, overcast most of the day, a small amount of rain on Saturday, but it was mainly a misty  rain that was more of a fog than anything. I thought it was just right for some good boating. My PO-15 seemed to like it too. It ran like a champ all weekend.

Thirty-nine members and guests signed the register, so I think we had a total of 45 folks in attendance. And, we brought 13 boats, of all different kinds, some for show only, but many were used for some serious boat rides.

We always miss Tom Albertine and Virgil Fritts when they don't show up at the Lake Mayfield meets. Tom's son, Scott, had bi-pass surgery on Saturday, so Tom had a good excuse for not being at the Meet. He assures me that he will attend the Baker Lake Meet, in June. I haven't heard anything about Virgil. I hope this isn't a bad sign.

On Friday, we were all on our own for dinner. Many of us enjoyed a meal in the Resort Restaurant. Then, for dinner on Saturday, we had pizzas, from the Shell Gas Station, in Mossyrock. They make really tasty pizzas, everyone agrees. The pizzas were paid for by the Chapter.

Chapter President, Donn Martinson, called a meeting and we discussed several bits of Chapter Business.

We decided that we should keep our four yearly raffles, and not add any more to our schedule, for now. Our current raffle meets are at Tracy Nelson's January meet, Moses Lake Meet, Fall Lake Mayfield Meet and at La Conner, in November. Our raffles are really keeping us financially afloat, and we haven't needed to increase the price of the subscription for this newsletter.

Donn also brought us up to date on our two major printing projects: The new Chapter brochure, and the new Chapter Sign, with an AOMCI  50th Anniversary banner to go with it for the Fall Lake Mayfield Meet.
The Chapter Brochures are all finished and 5000 of them have been printed. Donn has  arranged for us to have 2500 of them put in the brochure holders at the Seattle Downtown Ferry Terminal. They should be seen by many ferry travellers and maybe they'll get us some new members in the process. Donn said that it will cost the Chapter $150.00 for six months.
The Chapter Sign and 50th Anniversary Banner are still in the planning stage, but Donn assures me that they will be ready for our September Meet at Lake Mayfield, where we will officially celebrate our 50th Anniversary of AOMCI. We need to get good pictures of that meet, and of our signs, so that we can report it in the National "Antique Outboarder" magazine.

Gregg Simmons brought us up to date on our Meet at the Foss Seaport Museum, on August 22nd, and the extended display of our motors, at the Museum, from July until October. Anyone interested in displaying one or more motors for a few months, please contact Gregg at (253) 230-9878.
Donn also mentioned that any members who haven't yet made their reservations for Lake Crescent, in July, had better get crackin'. The resort seems to fill up quickly.

I came home from the Mayfield Meet with a very nice 1936 Johnson 200, which I got from Jerry Snider. Good compression, good  spark, and it runs very well. It had a heavy ding in the brass muffler that had an ugly blob of  weld on it, but when I got home, I found another muffler, in much better condition, under my work bench in my shop. All I need to do is polish it up.   
Well, that's it for the Lake Mayfield Meet. We'll see you at the next meet, Baker Lake.
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Our next meet will be our
      BAKER   LAKE   WET   MEET
 Fri., Sat. & Sun, 12, 13, & 14 June 2015

Like last year, we will meet at the Swift Creek Campground, on Baker Lake. There are RV spaces available but no cabins, no electricity, no regular RV service hookups. There is a good launch ramp and boat docks.

Bring your boat and motors to run, to show and to sell. The lake, at the foot of Mt. Baker, has great natural beauty. You can keep your weekend primitive, as well as interesting.

To get to the meet, take I-5 to State Hwy 20, at Burlington. Go east on Hwy 20, through Burlington and on through Seedro Woolley, to about milepost 82. Then, turn left onto the Baker Lake Road and go to milepost 20, where you will find the sign showing you the way to Swift Creek Campground. You have arrived at your wilderness weekend.

If you don't have an RV, and need a place to stay, you can do what I do: Rent a motel room in the Town of Concrete, 22 miles away, and drive out to the meet in the morning and back to the motel in the evening. I leave my boat tied up at the dock at the campground. It works out fine. Here are phone numbers for a couple of motels in Concrete:

Cascade Mountain Lodge (360) 853-7265

Eagle's Nest Motel         (360) 853-8662

There are other motels, in Concrete, if these don't appeal to you. I will be staying at the Cascade Mountain Lodge.

We hope to see you at Baker Lake, in June.
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After Baker Lake, our next meet will be our:
                     29th  ANNUAL
LAKE  CRESCENT  "TROPHY"  WET  MEET

It's hard to believe that we have been meeting at Lake Crescent for 29 years ! We got started there when Jim Whilden and Don Mills, two of our members who lived in Sequim, suggested that it might be a  good place for one of our meets. So, we met at the Log Cabin Resort at Lake Crescent, on July 18, 19 & 20, 1986 for the first time. Jim and Don served us hamburgers on Friday and grilled Salmon, which Don had caught, on Saturday. (The year before, in July, 1985, Jim and Don hosted a meet for us at Sequim State Park, a salt water meet, which didn't go over very well). Do you remember Jim and Don, and these first meets? (I had to dig into my past newsletters to get this valuable  and historical information) Jim Whilden was a retired Navy Chief and Don Mills was a Washington State Patrolman. Both were really active members of our Chapter.

Oh, well, on to our current year's meet. We will meet at the Log Cabin Resort, on Lake Crescent, which is 18 miles west of Port Angeles, on US Hwy 101. At milepost 232, turn at the East Beach Road sign. Follow the road to the "Log Cabin Resort" sign and you have arrived.
There are RV sites, cabins, camping sites, motel rooms and a restaurant available. Bring your boat and motors to run on the lake and bring some to show and to sell or trade.
We will have pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday, so bring something to add to the pot luck, such as salads, desserts, etc.

This is our only "Trophy Meet" of the year, so, as we have done in the past, please make your own trophy and bring it to the meet. If everyone brings a trophy, we will have enough to award them to all of the category winners. The motors on display will be judged and trophies awarded. The trophy doesn't need to be elaborate. Just something simple to serve as an award in recognition of our members' work on their motors. Our Chapter President will appoint a team of judges to decide the winners .
The motor categories, which will be judged will be:
ANTIQUE CATEGORY            (1907-1950)
* Oldest running antique

* Best restored antique

* Best original condition antique
CLASSIC CATEGORY               (1951-1985)
* Smallest hp running classic

* Largest hp running classic

* Best restored classic

* Best original condition classic
GENERAL CATEGORY
* Best boat and motor combination

* Best motor display

* Farthest distance travelled to the meet

* Hard luck trophy. ( Perpetual trophy, which needs to be returned to the meet each year, so it can be re-awarded. So . . . . . . . . . .
JOHN MATTHEWS, please bring back the trophy, thank you)

To make reservations at the resort, call
(866) 574-2708. We hope to see you there.

Remember, MAKE A TROPHY and BRING IT
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La Conner Boat Show Date Change:
Ingvar Carlson asked me to inform everyone

about this date change:
For those of you who were planning to attend the La Conner Boat Show. The date has been changed to August 1st, 2015.
For more information, call Ingvar at
(206) 434-9482.
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After our Lake Crescent Meet, our Meet Schedule for the rest of 2015 looks like this:
Foss Seaport Museum                       22 Aug.

Lk. Mayfield Meet & raffle      11, 12, 13 Sep.

Snake River Meet                        2, 3, 4 Oct.

Don Hedman's Meet                           10 Oct.

La Conner Meet and raffle                28 Nov.

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TREASURER'S REPORT:

Peter Dunsford, our esteemed Chapter Treasurer tells me that we currently have $1605.76 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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    A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED: A Cylinder for an Elto Ace, model no. 4256, 1.8 hp, 1938

Bob Johnson
5401 - 52nd Ave. W., Tacoma, 98467-3915
(253) 565-1875
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FOR SALE:   1949-50 Johnson SD-20, 16 hp.

A nice-running, ex Jerry Bell motor, it is complete and comes with a tall pressurized tank and a spare bronze "show propeller".
John Durham

(604) 852-6233 or
Email    john_durham@telus.net

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1 April 2015                                                                             (April and May)

AMERICAN  LAKE  MEET REPORT:

Except for a fairly steady wind, we had pretty good weather for the meet.

And, we had pretty good attendance as well. 34-35 members and guests

attended and they brought 4 or 5 boats.

Several of us met for breakfast at the Poodle Dog Restaurant, before the

meet, as we had planned. Good breakfast, good company. And, we all missed

Tom Albertine, who didn't attend the meet, or the breakfast.

At our business meeting, President Donn Martinson, made several

announcements about future meets and about our plans for the AOMCI 50th

Anniversary Meet at Lake Mayfield, in September.

John Laird told us about an up-coming "Remember the Slough" event, at

Kenmore. It will be on April 11th, starting at 11 AM. There will be some boat

racing, some displays and other things. If you want to display your motors, you

are encouraged to do so.

Greg Simmons filled us in on some of the events at the Foss Seaport Museum,

in Tacoma. We have a Chapter meet scheduled at the Museum on August 22nd.

Greg would like for some of us to display some of our motors at the museum

from May 17th through the month of October. If you are interested in

displaying some, contact Greg and let him know what kind of motors, size, etc.

I looked for Greg's phone number to put here, to help you contact him, but, I

don't have a number for him. I also called Bob Johnson and Jeff Simmons to

get Greg's number but got no answers.

Ingvar Carlson gave us a report on swap meets and other events happening

later in the season. The Gasworks Park swap meet will be on April 11th, the

same day as the Slough event. On 18 April there will be an ACBS Tech Session

on restoring old motors and boats. Contact Ingvar Carlson, at

(206) 434-9482 for further information.

At our meet, we all enjoyed the delicious doughnuts and rolls. They were

supplied by Liz, who is Bob Johnson's girl friend. Thanks, Liz.  
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LA CONNER BOAT & CAR SHOW
Bob Grubb and Ingvar Carlson asked me to announce that the La Conner Boat

and Car Show will be held on August 8th at 9:00 AM. They would like for us to

come to La Conner and bring some of old our motors and boats for display at

the show. For more information about the event, things to bring, where to go,

etc. contact Bob Grubb at  (360) 466-9950.

We will have more info about it, in the newsletter, later in the year.
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LeMAY'S MUSEUM OUTBOARD LECTURE

On Saturday, 7 February, several of our Chapter members attended a slide

lecture on the history of outboard motors, conducted by Larry Stevens, who

lives in Maine and is a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club. Larry

showed slides of many significant and historical motors, slides of the

prominent people involved in the development and manufacture of outboards,

the factories where they were produced, etc. It was very interesting. Wayne

LaChapelle told us about the lecture in our last newsletter. Thanks, Wayne.
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Our next meet will be our
          MOSES  LAKE  PIER  FOUR
          WET  MEET  AND  RAFFLE
  Fri., Sat. & Sun., 24, 25 & 26 April 2015

This will be our second time at this place. It seems to be a far better location

for our April meet than Wanapum Park at Vantage, where we met for many

years.

The name of the place is Pier Four Resort, and it is just south of I-90, at

Moses Lake. To get there, go off of I-90 at Exit 174 East. Go past the Conoco

Station on Frontage Road, then turn right onto Laguna, at the State Patrol

Office, go one block, then turn left, onto Sage Road. This goes directly into

the Resort.

There are RV spaces, tent sites, a small store, launch ramp and boat moorage.

Bring whatever food and drink you will need. Or, if you prefer, there are

restaurants in Moses Lake.

To make reservations at the Resort, call  (509) 765-6319. Be sure and tell

them you are a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club. There are

motels close by, in Moses Lake, including a Best Western at exit no. 196, just

2 miles down the road.

Bring your boat and motors to run, to display, to sell and to trade. Our motor

display will probably be set up in the area next to one of the three cabins.

Also, in that same area, we will hold our regular Spring Raffle, so bring

something for the raffle pile. Tickets for the raffle will be sold for $1.00

each, and the proceeds will go into our Chapter Operating Fund.

If you liked attending the meets at Vantage, you'll love our new place at

Moses Lake. So, we hope to see you there.
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After Moses Lake, our next meet will be our
       SPRING  LAKE  MAYFIELD  MEET
     Fri., Sat. & Sun., 15, 16 & 17 May 2015

We will meet at the Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina, on Lake Mayfield. To

get there, from I-5, take US Hwy 12, about 10 miles south of Chehalis, WA.

Go east on Hwy 12 for about 16 miles, to where the highway crosses over the

Lake. About 1/4 mile past the bridge, turn south, onto Winston Creek Road. Go

about 1-1/2 miles, then turn right onto Hadaller Road. Keep to the low road

(bear right at the "Y") and it will take you directly into the Resort.

There are RV spaces, tenting sites, cabins and rooms for rent, at the Resort.

For reservations, call (360) 985-2357. And be sure to tell them that you

belong to the Antique Outboard Motor Club. They give us a special rate, and

they assign our dock spaces so that all of our boats are together.

Bring whatever food and drink you will need. Or, if you prefer, there is a

restaurant at the Resort and several in the Town of Mossyrock.. We will have

pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday, so, bring something for the pot, such

as salads, desserts, snacks, etc

Bring your boat and motors to display, to run on the Lake, to trade and to sell.

We will have a motor display area near where we hold our meeting.

Also, bring your fishing gear. Sometimes the fishing is really good. We catch

trout and Kokanee in the area of the lake, right near the Resort.

We hope to see you there, at Lovely Lake Mayfield, 15, 16 & 17 May 2015.
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After Lake Mayfield, our schedule for the rest of 2015 is:

    Baker Lake                        12, 13, 14 Jun.
    Lake Crescent                    10, 11, 12 Jul.
    Foss Museum                               22 Aug.
    Fall Lk. Mayfield                11, 12, 13 Sep.
    Snake River                           2, 3, 4 Oct.
    Don Hedman's Meet  ?                 10 Oct.
    La Conner                                    28 Nov.
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TREASURER'S REPORT:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, reports that we now have $1627.60 in
our Chapter Operating Fund.
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     A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED: A hood for a 1957 Evinrude 18 hp
motor.

WANTED: A carburetor for a 1935 Evinrude
Lightfour Imperial.

Jerry Bell
2127 N. 148th St., Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 362-9137
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Your ad could be here too, if you had sent me one.


1 February 2015              (February & March)
Tracy Nelson's Mid-winter Meet Report:
This was a first-time meet at the Nelsons' house and in spite of a chilly day because of the fog, the meet was a very good one. We counted 39 members and guests who signed the register, and I think there were five or six who didn't sign.
We were all impressed by Tracy's Barn and Shop. It looks like he has collected at least one of everything in the world. Several trucks were in various stages of disassembly, parts and engines everywhere.
Jerry Snider gave us an excellent demonstration of how to polish metal parts. He brought a polishing machine and all of the different polishes he uses. It was a very good presentation. Thanks, Jerry.
In our Mid-Winter Raffle, we had a really good supply of items to pick from. Many complete motors, and a lot of parts. Richard Snider's ticket was first picked, so he got first choice of the lot. Our ticket sales brought in $197.00, which will go into the Chapter Operating Fund. We thank all of the guys who donated items to the raffle

pile.
Lunch was delicious and plentiful. Thanks to Sharon Nelson and the ladies who helped her. And, of course to all of the folks who brought the goodies. There was just about everything to eat, including chili, meatballs, salads, chips and lots of different kinds of desserts. And everyone enjoyed it.
Chapter President, Donn Martinson called a business meeting following our lunch. He thanked Jerry Snider for the polishing demonstration and sharing his expertise with us.
Greg Simmons brought some photos of the new Foss Museum, in Tacoma, and is planning for us to hold a meet there, with our motors and boats on display, on the 22nd of August. So, we have plugged it into our meet schedule.
We discussed a new AOMCI brochure that Donn is putting together.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the meet and the Nelsons' hospitality. Thank you both, very much, Tracy and Sharon. I wasn't sharp enough to ask if you are planning to do it again next year. Are you ?
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LeMay's Family Collection Viewing, Tacoma:
Chapter member Wayne La Chapelle asked me to announce this viewing of the LeMay Family Classic Autos, Boats and Outboard Motors.
Wayne would like for all of us who can, to meet at 3 PM Saturday, 7 February 2015, at the LeMay's Museum, at 325 - 152nd St. E, Tacoma, 98445. We can all tour the museum together. It sounds interesting.
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Puget Sounder Jan Norvold
Jan Norvold sent me a Christmas Card with a message that he was waiting for a new hip. He didn't say when, but I'm sure he didn't expect it at Christmas, in his stocking on the mantel. We hope everything goes well, Jan.
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Our next meet will be our
                   25TH  ANNUAL

           AMERICAN  LAKE  MEET
    9:00 AM, Saturday, 28 March 2015
Twenty-five years !! How time flies !!  This will be our first wet meet of the year, so, bring your boat. We will be hoping for decent weather. The first boat ride of the year should be a really good one, to set the tone for all of the rest of the meets, in the months to come.
As usual, we will meet at Bill's Boat House, on American Lake, which is south of Tacoma. From I-5, take exit 123, if you are coming from the north, and take exit 122, if you are coming from the south. Then follow the map to get to the boat house.

Bring a lunch and whatever you want to drink. There will probably be coffee available at the boat house.
A few of us plan to stop for breakfast at The Poodle Dog Restaurant, at Fife, on the way to the meet. Come and join us if you can. We will be at the restaurant at 8:00 AM. The Poodle Dog is just off of I-5 at Fife, at exit 137. After exiting, it is just north of the off-ramp.
After breakfast, we'll go on down to the meet, at American Lake. We hope to see you there.
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Meet Schedule Changes for 2015:
The Baker Lake Meet has been changed to 12, 13 & 14 June instead of the weekend after so it wouldn't be on the Fathers Day Weekend.
We have changed our LaConner Meet from November 21st to November 28th, because the building was already reserved for the 21st.
So, now our 2015 schedule looks like this:
 Tracy Nelson's Meet                      31 Jan.

  American Lake                               28 Mar.

  Moses Lake                        24, 25, 26 Apr.

  Spring Lk. Mayfield             15, 16, 17 May

  Baker Lake                           12, 13, 14 Jun.

  Lake Crescent                       10, 11, 12 Jul.

  Foss Museum ?                                22 Aug.

  Fall Lk. Mayfield                   11, 12, 13 Sep.

  Snake River                              2, 3, 4 Oct.

  Hedman's Meet   ?                          10 Oct.

  La Conner Meet                              28 Nov.
The question marks mean that these are still unconfirmed. I haven't talked to Don Hedman but we probably will meet at his place. And, Greg Simmons will give us more information about the meet at the Foss Museum. More about these meets in later newsletters.

Treasurer's Report:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $1607.46 in our Chapter Operating Fund. Thanks for your service  to the Chapter, Peter.
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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED:  3 gal. gas tanks, with single hose, OMC type.
Dave Wilson

PO Box 103, Glenoma, WA  98336
(360) 496-4019
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WANTED: Gear shift lever for a 1953
                Sea King 12 hp. (Or any 12 hp Gale
                made motor from 1953)
Jerry Bell
2127 N. 148th St., Shoreline, WA 98133
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December 2014 . . . . (December & January)
DON PETERSON
I'm sorry to have to report that long-time member of AOMCI, Don Peterson, has passed away. His step-daughter phoned  and told me that he died of a heart attack, in March, 2014.
Don lived in Washougal, WA and wrote many articles for the Antique Outboarder magazine, over the years. He also submitted many old outboard motor ads that were published in the magazine and he wrote some 10 or 12 books about marine subjects and boat racing. One of his most popular books was an identification and pricing manual for antique outboard motors.
Don was an Honorary Lifetime Member of AOMCI. We extend our condolences to his family.
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OUR NEW CHAPTER PRESIDENT
As a result of our recent election, Donn Martinson is our new President of the Puget Sounders Chapter, AOMCI. Congratulations, Donn. And thank you for stepping up to do your part for the Chapter. Now, let's all help him do his job.
And, we thank Mike Hanson for his service for the past 2 years, as our outgoing Chapter President. Thanks, Mike. Well done.
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SNAKE RIVER MEET REPORT:
The weather was beautiful for the entire three days of our meet. And, the boating was really good. We had 30 people who signed the sign-up sheet, and there were probably a few more who didn't sign. They brought 13 boats, of all different kinds.
On Friday, we had pizzas for dinner, in the big dining room. Then on Saturday, we had dinner in the restaurant. Everyone seemed to enjoy the meals. I think the restaurant must be run by a couple of gourmet cooks. I was impressed by the delicious food they served.
Around the campfire each night, we had some rousing conversations and a lot of BS slinging. It was entertaining, educational and very stimulating, of course. Or, was that the wine ?
On Saturday, eleven of our boats made a trip down the river, to the "Dunes", where we beached our boats and ate our lunches.

We didn't make a trip up the river and through the locks this year. Maybe next year.
We were glad to see Dave and Connie Florence at the meet. Dave is finally starting to perk up and he looks like he's gaining some of his weight back, after his heart surgery. Way to go Dave. Keep it up. Eat more cookies
We thank Sandy and Dave Holtzheimer for all of their hard work to produce a great weekend for us,  and Sandy says they will probably do it again next year. So, we will plan on it.  Thanks, Sandy and Dave.
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DON  HEDMAN'S  MEET  REPORT:
We lucked out on the weather at the meet. It looked like it would rain for at least part of the day, but it didn't. We also had bits of sunshine now and then.
Twenty-one members and guests attended the meet, and they brought seven boats. This was our last wet meet of the year, so we will put our boats away and wait until  March 28th for our next boat rides, when we go to American Lake. A long time waiting.
The Hedmans were superb hosts, as usual, and we enjoyed another one of their bratwurst lunches, with all of the trimmings.

Thanks, Don and Donna. It was delicious.
Dave Wilson brought a table full of parts and other goodies for us to pick through, and I'm sure he made a fortune in the endeavor. Thanks, Dave. Also, Dave said he would go to Washougal and try to find out if anyone knows where the originals of Don Peterson's books are. Perhaps he can find out something.
We had a good meet again and we hope to do another one next October, if the Hedmans can still tolerate us.
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LA CONNER MEET REPORT:
For a day in November, the weather was good. We had a bit of rain but not much. No hail, sleet, rain, snow or tornados.
We had 21 members and guests at the meet, and we were glad to see John Durham and Larry Gilbert, who came down from Canada.

John told me that his wife, Sheila, is doing well in her recovery from hip replacement surgery.
For lunch, we had sandwiches, which were supplied by the Chapter, along with many different kinds of salads, cookies, etc. All delicious.
We had another successful raffle, with a dozen or so motors and many parts and pieces of literature on the raffle pile.
After lunch, President Donn Martinson called a business meeting and we discussed reservations for Moses Lake and Lake Crescent for the coming year.
Greg Simmons said that he would like for us to hold a meet at the Foss Museum, in Tacoma, sometime in the next year. We decided on the month of August for the meet. Greg will pick a Saturday in August and let us know when, what, etc. He'd like for us to bring motors to display on the day of the meet, and he would like for some of our motors to be on display, at the Museum, for the entire summer. We are going to plug this meet into our 2015 schedule and we'll announce more about it in later newsletters.
There has been some question about whether we should have a 3-day meet at Baker Lake, in June. Dave Florence, who serves as host for the meet, says that he and Connie will be there for the three days and that we can come for one day or three. But since there are no cabins at the Resort any more, we need to have an RV or a tent. Or, we can do like I do: Rent a motel room, in Concrete, stay there at night and come back out to the meet during the day. It works out well for me. So, I'll be there for the three days.
After lunch, at La Conner, Tom Albertine conducted a seminar about the differences in the remote control clips that are mounted outboard motor hoods. He pointed out the different kinds and why they were that way.

Thanks, Tom. Good job.
We also want to thank Bob Grubb for hosting our La Conner meet, and we plan to have another next year. Thanks, Bob
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After La Conner, and after the Holidays are over, our next meet will be:
       TRACY & SHARON NELSON'S

     WINTER DRY MEET AND RAFFLE
     E. 1590 Thomas Rd., Grapeview, WA   
    9:00 AM, Saturday, 31 January 2015
For those of you who are wondering, Grapeview, WA is southwest of Belfair. To get there, from Belfair, take Hwy 3, south, through Allyn, to the second E. Grapeview Loop Rd. (there are two Grapeview Rds).

It is about 13-1/2 miles from the traffic light at the Safeway Store in Belfair to the turn-off.  Go left onto E. Grapeview Loop Rd and go about 2/3 mile, to Thomas Road. Turn right, onto Thomas Rd. and go about a couple of miles and look for E. 1590. That'll be the place.
Sharon and Tracy have agreed to Host these January meets, which Dick and Karen Bogar did for the past ten years. And we thank both the Bogars and the Nelsons for hosting this Meet. It is a really welcome break in the middle of Winter; As we can tell by how well they have always been attended.
At about noon, the Nelsons plan to have a pot-luck lunch, so please bring things to add to the pot,  such as main dishes, salads, desserts, etc.  

Also, like the meets we had at the Bogars, we will have a raffle, so bring items for the raffle pile, such as motors, parts, tools, accessories, etc. Please don't bring anything that others won't want. If anything is left after the raffle is over, whoever brought it must take it back home with them. We can't leave stuff for Tracy to deal with.
Tracy asked me to tell our members that he would like to have some technical instruction sessions at the meet. So, think about it and anyone who has some special way to do some of the things we do might tell us about them. I'm sure there is a bunch of hidden talent in our group that is just waiting to be aired. So, give it some thought. And let's hear about it at the meet.
We hope to see you in January, in Grapeview.
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AMERICAN LAKE, 2015
Faithful Chapter Member, Bob Johnson, called me to report that he has confirmed our meet at American Lake, for the 28th of March, 2015. He called Dave Anderson, who owns Bill's Boat House, where we hold our Meets. So, we will meet there at 9:00 AM, Saturday, 28  March 2015, to get our wet meets started again next year. Our thanks to Bob for his coordination of this, each year, and to Dave for allowing us to meet at Bill's Boat House. This will be our twenty-fifth year at American Lake. If you need any further information about the meet, call Bob Johnson at (253) 565-1875.
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DATE  CHANGE  FOR  LAKE  CRESCENT
Because of some reservation conflicts at the Resort, we need to move our weekend at Lake Crescent, up to July 10, 11 & 12.

So, thus far, our schedule for next year, 2015, looks like this:
 Sharon & Tracy Nelson's Meet    31 Jan

 American Lake                             28 Mar

 Moses Lake                      24, 25, 26 Apr

 Spring Lk. Mayfield           15, 16, 17 May

 Baker Lake                       19, 20, 21 Jun

 Lake Crescent                    10, 11, 12 Jul

 Foss Museum Meet                     8 Aug ?

 Fall Lk. Mayfield                 11, 12, 13 Sep

 Snake River    ?                      2, 3, 4 Oct             

 Don & Donna Hedman's  ?             10 Oct

  La Conner                                    21 Nov
We need confirmations for those with the question marks on them and they may be changed later, but as of now, this looks like the schedule. Anyone with any comments or suggestions about these meet dates, please contact either President Donn Martinson at (360) 779-9352 or myself, Jerry Bell, at

(206) 362-9137.
And, here's a reminder about reservations for Lake Crescent, in July, and for Moses Lake, in April. They both start taking reservations on the 1st of January 2015, so to get your reservations, you need to call as soon after the 1st of January as possible. For Lake Crescent, call 1-866-574-2708, and for Moses Lake, call (509) 765-6319.
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TREASURER'S REPORT:
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, tells me that we now have $1647.06 in our Chapter Operating Fund.
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NEWSLETTER  SUBSCRIPTION:
I think a lot of people must have missed the newsletter subscription form that we published in the last newsletter, or they have just forgotten to send in their $10.00 fee. I am mailing out only 64 newsletters this time and I ususally send about 110 or so. A bunch of people won't get this one.
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 A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
WANTED:     Mercury Quicksilver unit props. OJ's Brass two blade 6x8 - 6x8-1/2 and 6x9.
Bob                         or Jeff

(253) 565-1875     (253) 222-9240
Bob Johnson

5401 - 82nd Ave. W., Tacoma, WA  98467
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FOR SALE:  12 ft. Penn Yan Car Topper, $400
FOR SALE:  14 ft. 1955 Feathercraft boat.

                  Nice, sound project,       $2,000

Tracy Nelson

(360) 340-6325  or  (360) 427-2721
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WANTED:  For a 1957 Evinrude 18 hp. motor
   * Starter motor bracket PN 203940

   * Stern bracket (both halves)
Jerry Bell

2127 N. 148th St., Shoreline, WA  98133

(206) 362-9137
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MAY YOU ALL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
WE'LL SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR.
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1 October 2014         ________________________ (October & November)
WHERE  IS  DON  PETERSON ?
Our long-time Chapter member, Don Peterson seems to have dropped out of sight. Don lived in Washougal, WA for many years, but we get no response from his address or telephone number there.
If anyone has any information about where Don is, please contact me, Jerry Bell at (206) 362-9137 or call John Laird at (425) 746-2936. Thanks for your help.
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August Meet Reports:
We didn't have any meets, in August, on which to report. . . . . . . . . . Too bad.
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Fall Lake Mayfield report:
The weather was great and the water was perfect. We had three very nice days for the meet. 45 to 50 members and guests attended and they brought 22 boats, of all different kinds. On Saturday, nine of the boats made the trip up the lake to "The Grotto", where we stopped and tied our boats together and ate our lunches.
The Snider brothers, Richard and Jerry, brought their excellent display of perfectly restored motors which impressed everyone, including Club members and the public. Thanks, guys. You always make us proud. And, you're a lot of fun around the campfire, too.
On Friday, we were served pizzas, which were bought by the Chapter, and on Saturday, we were treated to a pulled pork supper, provided by Valerie and Donn Martinson, plus all of the trimmings, which were brought by many others. We thank you all for the delicious food.


At our business meeting, on Saturday, President Mike Hanson proposed some ideas for our participation in AOMCI's 50th Anniversary, which occurs next year. It was decided to have a large "50th Anniversary" sign made and to designate our 2015 Fall Lake Mayfield Meet as our Official 50th Celebration Meet. We will iron out the details about the event later.
Our Chapter Raffle was  successful, as usual. It netted $196.00 in ticket sales, which will go into the Chapter Operating Fund.  
It was another good meet.

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If you want a reservation for Lk Crescent for next year, call Donn Martinson and let him know which space. (360) 779-9352.
Election Ballot and Newsletter Subscription:
In this issue of the newsletter, you will find an Election Ballot for the office of President of our Puget Sounders Chapter of AOMCI and an Invoice for the Newsletter Subscription.  
Cut them apart and mail them to the places shown on them.
It's a crying shame, but we could only get one candidate to run for President, out of  150 members of our Chapter. But, anyway, when you get the ballot, please mark it and mail it to Ed Raymond, as instructed on the ballot. And, be sure and put your name on it, so we can keep track of the ballots.
This ballot and newsletter subscription is being sent to all AOMCI members in our area, whether or not they currently subscribe to the Newsletter, so that we can give all of our members a chance to vote and to subscribe to the newsletter for the next two years.
So, if you want to start, or continue, to receive the Puget Sounders Newsletter, send in the invoice, with your $10.00 subscription fee, to Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer.

NOTE:
Be sure you make your check out to "Puget Sounders Chapter, AOMCI".
You MUST be a paid-up member of AOMCI to subscribe to the Newsletter. We don't allow non-members to subscribe.
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Our next meet will be:
  DAVE  & SANDY HOLTZHEIMER'S

           SNAKE RIVER MEET
 Fri., Sat. & Sun, 3, 4 &  5 October 2014
Yes, it is next weekend ! ! ! So get your gear and your boat together,  and take off for the Palouse.
Sandy and Dave Holtzheimer host this meet and we thank them for their supreme efforts. This has become a very successful and extremely popular meet, held in the heart of the Winter Wheat Country of eastern Washington, way down in the beautiful Snake River Gorge.
The meet will be held at Boyer Park and Marina, 1753 Granite Road, Colfax, WA. The park is about 25 miles south of Colfax, on the Snake River. Bring your boat and motors to run on the River and to display at the meet.
Bring whatever food and drink you'll need for your stay. For our dinner on Friday we will have pizzas, then on Saturday, dinner on your own in the restaurant at the Resort. Also, we plan to have breakfast together on Sunday morning, in the restaurant.
If you plan to attend the meet, please contact Sandy at (509) 397-2490 and let her know you'll be coming.

Here's how to get there:  Take I-90 to the Town of Vantage, WA. On the east side of the Vantage bridge over the Columbia River, turn south and take State Hwy 26. Go east, through Othello and on to milepost 125, then turn right onto Sommers Road. On Sommers Rd., stay right at the "Y", where it merges with Almoto Road. Take Almoto Rd. for a few miles to a sharp left corner, with a church on the right. Stay on Almoto Rd. and follow it to the "T" at the River. Go left for one mile and you have arrived at the Park.
We hope to see you there.
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After Snake River, our next meet will be
     DON  &  DONNA  HEDMAN'S

         LAKE  WOOTEN  MEET
 9:00 AM, Saturday,  11 October 2014
As usual, this will be our last "wet" meet of the year, so, bring your boat and some motors to run on Lake Wooten. Also, bring some motors to display and to sell.
As usual, we will be treated to a delicious meal of Bratwursts and all of the trimmings, by the Hedmans. Bring something to add to the meal, such as salads, desserts, etc.
Again, please don't bring your dog because the Hedmans have trouble contolling their dog when there are other dogs around. Thank you.
To get to the meet, go to Gorst, which is southwest of Bremerton, then go west on Hwy  3, to Belfair. Turn right at the Safeway Store (at the traffic light), and go onto Old Clifton Road. Go to the stop sign, then go straight ahead, on SR 300, along the north shore of Hoods Canal. About a half a mile past the Belfair State Park, turn right at the North Shore Automotive Shop (sign says "Lake Wooten"). You will turn onto Belfair-Tahuya Road. Go 4.1 miles and turn right onto Haven Way. Then go 2.3 miles and turn left onto Mountain View.

Go past the boat launch area, on the right, at the bottom of the hill, then go up the hill and turn right onto Tahuya-Blacksmith Road. Go just past the 6-bay shop Building on the left and the Hedmans' house is on the right, at 2590 Tahuya-Blacksmith Road.
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After the Hedmans' Meet, our next meet will be our:
   LA CONNER  WINTER  DRY  MEET
                  AND  RAFFLE
 10:00 AM, Saturday, 22 November 2014
The meet will be held at the Clubhouse at Shelter Bay. It will be hosted by Bob Grubb, one of our Chapter members, who lives at Shelter Bay. And, Bob,. we thank you for all your efforts.
Bring motors to display and to sell. And bring items for our raffle, such as motors, parts, accessories, tools, etc. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds from the sale will go into our Chapter Operating Fund.
We will be served sandwiches and coffee, which will be purchased by the Chapter, so bring something to add to the lunch, such as salads, desserts, cookies, etc.
We hope to see you at this, our last meet of the year.
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Our tentative schedule of meets for next year is as follows:
  Sharon and Tracy Nelson's             31 Jan

  American Lake    (?)                        28 Mar

  Moses Lake                         24, 25, 26 Apr

  Spring Lk Mayfield               15, 16, 17 May

  Baker Lake                           19, 20, 21 Jun

  * Lake Crescent                   24, 25, 26 Jul

  Fall Lk Mayfield                    11, 12, 13  Sep

  Snake River    (?)                      2, 3, 4 Oct

  Hedman's      (?)                              10 Oct

  La Conner                                        21 Nov

  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE:  
Six Lawson Sport Kings, mod. A410, 2.5 hp.
                                $100.00 takes them all.
And, I'll treat you to a cup of coffee when you pick them up.
Richard Pearsall

5345 Taylor Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
(206) 842-1472
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FOR SALE:
1917 Koban, Original, in crate

1917 Koban, Great condition, no carb.

1938 Bendix SMD, single, good, may run

1938 Bendix SMD, single, good, may run

1920 (?) Elto ruddertwin, complete,  
        good compression

1927 Elto ruddertwin, complete,  
        cracked tilt mount & middle tube clamp

1931 Johnson OA-55, complete, tank off

1933 Johnson OK-65, complete, frozen

1940 Johnson LT-10, good, should run

1933 OMC Speeditwin, runs good

4-1931 Evinrude Folding twin, complete, good

1932 Caille twin, 5-Speed, complete

1915 Caille, single, 5-speed, complete

Inboard Single Cylinder Motors:

Little Giant Detroit, complete

1912 Dispro (disappearing prop)
       cracked copper water jacket, no carb

1912 Watkins, has compression, no carb,
       water pump piston & eccentric missing
Ralph J. Beaufort



1 August 2014 . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .(August & September)  
Baker Lake Meet Report:
As a 3-day meet, it was a fizzle. I got there at 9:30 AM on Friday, while it was raining. I waited around all day for anyone else to show up, and, at 4:00 PM, just as I was getting ready to leave, to go into town to the motel, Marvin and Candi Hoover drove up in their motor home. Halleluja. It was a really great surprise to see them, all of the way from Spokane, so I wouldn't be totally alone at this gala affair. Thank you, Candi and Marv.
Then, on Saturday, we had a total of thirteen members and guests who showed up, and they brought five boats. The weather was beautiful on Saturday. The lake was calm and it was a sunshiny day. By 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, everybody had left, so, it turned out to be a one day affair. Saturday only.
None of our members was there on Sunday, the third day of our 3-day meet.
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Lake Crescent Meet Report:
The reservation system at the Log Cabin Resort sucks. All of us have now found that out. As a result of that fiasco, we only had an attendance of about half of the folks who usually attended in past years.
We had 24 members and guests who attended, and usually, we have 50 to 60.  Those 24 who attended brought 10 boats.
The weather was good. Saturday got a bit windy but not bad enough to stop the boating.
Tracy Nelson did the cooking this year. Hot dogs and brats on Friday evening and hamburgers and brats on Saturday. Thanks, Tracy. They were delicious. Along with the meat and buns from Tracy's "Kiekhaefer Special" barbecue, we had a lot of other goodies brought by other folks. All delicious. Our thanks to you all.
This was our 27th Year at Lake Crescent. And, as we were getting ready to go home on Sunday, we heard that next year the Resort is planning to extend the swimming area down past the the A frame cabins and we would not be allowed to bring our boats up onto the beach, as we have done in the past. If that happens, we can't figure out how we will be able to use our boats. They seem to be trying to make it more and more difficult for people who bring boats. So, it might be time for us to consider a new location for our July Meet.
Let's all give this some thought and bring some good ideas and solutions to our next meet, at Lake Mayfield. Then, we'll discuss them.
At our business meeting we decided that, if we continue to meet at Lake Crescent next year, we will have it on July 24, 25 & 26, so that we will miss the weekend of the Lavender Festival.
We also discussed the reservations fiasco at the Resort and, though I listened intently, I didn't hear any solutions that will work for our group. As I was checking out on Sunday, I asked the "Front Desk" to let me make a reservation for next year. She said no. The soonest reservations can be made for next year will be at the first of the year. If anyone finds a way to make reservations sooner, we would appreciate your contacting Donn Martinson and let him know about it.
It would seem to me that the success of any Resort or Hotel would be based on their ability to get folks to make reservations so they could make plans for their operation. But I can't understand why the Log Cabin Resort doesn't seem to want reservations. Well, fellow Puget Sounders, is it time for us to change locations? What do you think ?
Also at the business meeting, we discussed the Fall Election for Chapter President. We decided that we cannot have a voice vote at the Lake Mayfield Meet, like we had planned, because we need to allow all of our Chapter members to have an opportunity to vote. Therefore, we will send an election ballot out with the October Newsletter and we will send it to all of our AOMC members who live in this area, whether or not they now subscribe to the Newsletter.
Also, since we are required, by our bi-laws, to hold an election every two years, in the Fall, we have decided to put our newsletter subscriptions on that same cycle. So, from now on, every two years, in the October issue of the newsletter, we will send out the election ballot and a newsletter subscrption  invoice, both at the same time. They will be sent to all AOMC members in our Chapter area.
After our business meeting, we awarded the trophies to our show winners. President Mike Hanson appointed John and Wayne Matthews as the Awards Judges and they did a magnificent job of it. Thanks guys.
The winners were:
Wayne Matthews for the
Oldest running antique, 1929 Johnson K-45

Donn Martinson for the
Best restored antique, 1936 Lightwin Imper.

Donn Martinson for the
Best orig. condition, 1937 Elto Speeditwin

John Matthews for the
Smallest running classic, Martin "40"  

Tied with
Dick Bogar for the
Smallest running classic, Mighty Mite 1.7 hp

Tracy Nelson for the
Largest running classic, 150 hp Mercury

Jerry Bell for the
Best restored classic, 1956 Johnson 30 hp

Greg Simmons for the
Best original classic, 1952 Mercury Rocket

Jeff Simmons for the
Best boat & motor, Spitfire & Merc Sup. 10

Jerry Bell for the
Best motor display

Marv & Candi Hoover for the
Farthest distance travelled to the meet

John Matthews for the
Hard Luck Trophy, a failed Martin ?

Our thanks to all of those who came to the meet. We'll see you at Lake Mayfield.
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Here is something to ponder: If we eliminate the July Lake Crescent Meet, it will be a long time between our boat rides at the June Baker Lake Meet, and the September Lake Mayfield Meet.

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Bob Grubb and Ingvar Carlson asked me to announce the following Event:
ANTIQUE  CAR  AND  BOAT  SHOW

Saturday, August 9th, 9 AM to 4 PM

at the South Basin at La Conner, WA
Bring your antique boats and motors to display.

For further informaton, call

BOB GRUBB at (360) 466-9950

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Treasurer's Report
Peter Dunsford, our Chapter Treasurer, reports that we now have $1309.17 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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Our Next Meet will be our
             FALL  LAKE  MAYFIELD

           WET  MEET  AND RAFFLE
   Fri., Sat. & Sun, 12, 13 & 14 Sept.2014
The meet will be held at the Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina, which has RV spaces, cabins, rooms and camping spaces. It has plenty of boat dock spaces and a good launch ramp. Also, there is plenty of space for our motor displays so bring motors to sell, display and to run on the lake.
When you check in at the meet, be sure to tell them that you are with the Antique Outboard Motor Club. They give us a special rate and they assign our boat dock spaces together at the same dock.
At this meet, we will also hold our Fall Raffle, so bring something for the raffle pile, motors, parts, accessories, etc. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each and the proceeds will go into the Chapter Operating Fund.
Bring whatever food and drink you will need. Or, if you prefer, there is a restaurant at the Resort, and there are restaurants in the Town of Mossyrock, which is just a few miles away, on Hwy 12. We will probably have pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday, but I haven't heard anything about the particulars yet, so, bring something to add to the pot, salads, desserts, etc.
To get to the meet, take I-5 to US Hwy 12, south of Chehalis. Go east on Hwy 12 for about 12-13 miles, to where the road crosses the Lake Mayfield Bridge. About 1/4 mile east of the bridge, turn right onto Winston Creek Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles and turn right onto Hadaller Road. On Hadaller Road, keep right at the "Y", it will take you directly into the Resort. You have arrived. We hope to see you there.
For reservations, call the Resort at (360) 985-2357

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After Lake Mayfield, we are planning to have the following meets:
 Snake River Meet            3, 4, & 5 October

 Don Hedman's Meet                   11 October

 La Conner Meet & Raffle        22 November
 Tracy & Sharon Nelson's Meet, 31 January
We will have more about these meets in future newsletters.

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 A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE;  1948 Evinrude Zephyr, 5.4 hp.

model no. 4404. ser. no. 19266, 4 cyl.
Dave Hagaman  (Marysville)

(360) 653-2656 (home phone)

(425) 923-5120 (cell phone)

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FOR SALE:  12 ft. Lund (2006). Like new. Excellent condition.             $1100.00,  OBO
Bob Johnson

5401 - 82nd Ave. W, Tacoma, WA  98467

(253) 279-9364

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1 June 2014 . . . . . . . . . . .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (June and July)
Moses Lake Meet Report:
This was our first time to meet at Moses Lake, instead of at Vantage, because of low water and a problem with Wanapum Dam. Well, anyway, all of us at the meet agreed that Moses Lake is a better place for our meet. We had 25 members and guests at the meet, and they brought 10 boats. A great turn-out for a first time meet.
The weather was good. It rained a little bit, but not too much. And, we had some wind, but not anything like those howlers at Vantage. Everyone seemed to enjoy the meet, and it's only 35 miles beyond Vantage, from the Seattle side of the mountains.
So, at our business meeting, which was conducted by Vice President Donn Martinson, we all agreed that we'd like to  go back to Moses Lake next year. It will be on the 24th, 25th and 26th of April, 2015.
Some people thought that we wouldn't like this location because it is right next to the I-90 Freeway. Well, we were always aware that it was there, but it didn't seem to make any difference for our meet. Also, our boats were well protected in the docking area. It is back away from the main lake and when the wind blew, it was barely noticeable where the boats were parked. That's a real plus. We remember that, at Vantage, when the wind came up, we had to hustle down to the dock, to get our boats out of the water.
The people who operate the Resort, at Moses Lake, treated us well. They put all of us together at one end of the grounds and they were very accommodating about everything. The one thing that we wish we could have done was make our reservations for next year, but they were not set up to do that, so we will have to reserve later in the year.
We thank Sandy Holtzheimer, Candi Hoover and other folks for all of the delicious food they served us. We had our meals, the raffle and our general gathering in a grassy area right next to the Holtzheimers' cabin.
Our raffle was another successful one. We had quite a few motors, as well as parts, on the raffle pile. And, we didn't have any junk either. Everything was taken in the raffle. We sold $131.00 worth of tickets, and the proceeds have gone into our Chapter Operating Fund.
We will do it all again next year.

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Spring Lake Mayfield Meet Report:
We had a great meet at Lake Mayfield. Saturday and Sunday were both beautiful, sunshiny days, but we woke up to steady rain on Sunday, and it lasted until we left the meet at about 10:00 AM. My daughter, Eileen, and her husband, Steve, who live in North Carolina, attended the meet with me. They flew out to Seattle to get my 1965 Chevy II Station Wagon,  which I gave to them. The day after the meet, they took off, driving it back to North Carolina.
The meet was well-attended. We had 30 to 35 members and guests and they brought about 13 boats. We had a lot of motors displayed, including those beauties that the Snider Brothers, Jerry and Richard brought. They also brought two beautiful boats. Way to go, guys.
Our only meal together was on Saturday evening. We all ate pizzas, lots of pizzas, from the Resort restaurant, paid for by our Chapter. We also ate salads, cookies and cakes which were brought by members. All very delicious. Our thanks to all of you who brought the food.
At our business meeting, on Saturday, President Mike Hanson announced that we will hold an election for a new Chapter President at our Fall Lake Mayfield Meet, in September. All of you, many members out there, who want to help guide our Chapter, should call Ed Raymond and have him put your name on the ballot. We need nominees to volunteer for the job.
There will not be a mail-in ballot. The entire election will be conducted at the Lake Mayfield meet, in person, and by a voice vote. So, if you want your vote to be counted, you must attend the meet. Ed Raymond has "volunteered" to act as Election Chairman. So, contact him at this number: (360) 377-3055. Any further news or notices about the election will be published in the August 1st Newsletter. As of now, our only nominee for President is Donn Martinson. We hope others will add their names to the ballot. And, we thank Donn (and Ed Raymond) for volunteering.
Donn also announced that our members were so pleased with the new meet at Moses Lake, in April, that we have voted to go back there next year. It has been scheduled for 24, 25 & 26 April 2015.

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Treasurer's Report:
Our Chapter Treasurer, Peter Dunsford, tells me that we now have $1413.99 in our Chapter Operating Fund.

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Ethanol Warning:
Ingvar Carlson asked me to pass this advice along. I'm sure that we have all heard this many times before, but here it is again.
Ingvar says that to protect your motors' fuel lines, use Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer, or buy non-ethanol fuel. Also, buy Ethanol Resistant Fuel Lines at SeaWay Marine or at Napa Auto Parts. Thank you, Ingvar.

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Our next meet will be our
                                BAKER  LAKE  WET  MEET
                        Fri., Sat. & Sun, 20, 21 & 22 June 2014
We will meet at Swift Creek Campground, on Baker Lake. There are RV sites, a good launch ramp and docks. Bring your boat and motors to run on the lake. Bring whatever food and drink you will want, for however long you will stay. There are no cabins, no power and no restaurant at the campground. So, keep it primative.
To get to the meet, take I-5 to State Hwy 20, at Burlington. Go east on Hwy 20, thru Burlington and on through Seedro Woolley, to about milepost 82, then turn left onto Baker Lake Road. On Baker Lake Rd., go to milepost 20, where you will find the sign to Swift Creek Campground. You are there.
And, we hope to see you.

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After Baker Lake, our next meet will be our
                                        27th ANNUAL

                  LAKE  CRESCENT "TROPHY" WET  MEET
This gala affair will occur at The Log Cabin Resort, on lovely Lake Crescent, which is 18 miles west of the City of Port Angeles, WA on US Hwy 101. At milepost 232, turn at the East Beach Road sign showing the way to the Log Cabin Resort. Follow East Beach Road to the "Log Cabin Resort" sign, at the entrance.
There are RV sites, cabins and motel rooms, camp sites and a restaurant. Bring your boat and motors to run on the lake.
We will have pot luck dinners on Friday and Saturday. There will be hot dogs on Friday and hamburgers on Saturday. They will be cooked for us by Tracy Nelson, who has volunteered to take over the Chef's duties which were so skillfully handled by Tom Albertine for so many years. Thanks, Tracy, for taking on the cooking job. And, our thanks go out to Tom for his long and arduous labors for both our Chapter and the National Club.  Good job, Tom.
This is our only "Trophy Meet" of the year. So, bring motors to display and show off your fine  work. As usual, they will be judged during the meet and we will present trophies to category winners.
To make this "trophy" event happen, we need for members to bring home-made trophies for us to award to the winners. So, please make a trophy and bring it to the meet. It  doesn't need to be elaborate, just a simple little trophy will do.
The Motor Categories, which will be judged, are as follows:
ANTIQUE  CATEGORY         (1907-1950)  
*  Oldest running antique motor

*  Best restored antique motor

*  Best original condition antique motor
CLASSIC  CATEGORY            (1951-1984)
*  Smallest hp running classic motor

*  Largest hp running classic motor

*  Best restored classic motor

*  Best original condition classic motor
GENERAL CATEGORY
*  Best boat and motor combination.

*  Best motor display.

*  Farthest distance travelled to the meet.

*  Hard Luck Trophy.  (Our Perpetual  Trophy, which needs to be returned to the meet each year so it can be re-awarded)
To make reservations at the Resort, call
(866) 574-2708.
We hope to see you there. And don't forget,

MAKE A TROPHY   and    BRING IT  ! ! !

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After Lake Crescent, we have the following meets scheduled for this year, 2014:
Nothing in August, unfortunately. We can't seem to make August Meets work well.
  Fall Lk Mayfield                 12, 13, 14 Sept.

  Snake River                              3, 4, 5 Oct.

  Don Hedman's meet                        11 Oct.

  La Conner                                       22 Nov.
And, in 2015:

  Tracy Nelson's Meet                      31 Jan.
There will be more about these meets in later newsletters.

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  A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
FOR SALE:

I have many antique outboard motor parts, and some complete motors. Johnson, Evinrude, Mercury and others. Contact me for further details, pictures, etc.
Kurt Koberloh  (in West Seattle)

(206) 763-9411

koberloh@comcast.net

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WANTED:  A complete and restorable 1956 through 1958 Johnson or Evinrude, 15-18 hp motor for a working project to keep me busy
Jerry Bell

2127 N. 148th St. Shoreline, WA  98133 (206) 362-9137