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NORTHEASTERN U.S. A.O.M.C.I.

2018 MEET SCHEDULE




February 3, 2018 Hammondsport, NY [Nancy Wightman - Finger Lakes Chapter]

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum will present an event entitled 'Outboard Motor Restoration Workshops'. This is a series of workshops that address the various tasks that go into the restoration of an outboard motor. We have just opened an outboard motor restoration shop and are looking for leaders for the different topics. The Museum is located at 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Contact Nancy Wightman for more information at info@flbm.org. Or 607-769-3595

February 24, 2018 Lake Wynonah Meet, Auburn, PA [Bob Grubb]

Bob and Louisa Grubb will again host their Annual Knuckle Busters Winter Meet Swap. This is a must see on your 2018 calendar. 8AM starting time. No early birds please. Large parking area for swapping. Coffee and donuts, restrooms, and hot lunch in the heated lodge building. A shuttle van will run as needed all day, to take folks to Bob Grubb's Outboard Museum about a mile away. The museum will be closed at 11:20AM. Everyone will be asked to be in the lodge by 11:30AM for our annual business meeting and then lunch. The museum will reopen after lunch. Additional information is available in the Events section of the AOMCI website.. GPS 578 Wynonah Dr. Auburn, PA 17922. You must enter the gated community from PA Rt. 183. The gate from Berne Dr. is not a public entrance.

March 10, 2018 Appleton, ME [Bud Bowley - Pine Tree Boating Club Chapter]

Bud's March Madness Meet and Pine Tree Boating Club Chapter annual meet is usually a well-attended meet and a welcomed escape from cabin fever. Move from your wood stove to Bud's and reconnect with friends. This year will feature a live auction facilitated by Howard Whitten. This is also our chapter's Annual Meeting, where we review our progress and plan activities for our next season. All members of AOMCI are welcomed to our gatherings and events. Contact Bud Bowley at 207-721-2725 or buzzsawroyal@gmail.com

April 21, 2018 Hammondsport, NY [Nancy Wightman - Finger Lakes Chapter]

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum will present an event entitled 'Outboard Motor Restoration Workshops'. This is a series of workshops that address the various tasks that go into the restoration of an outboard motor. We have just opened an outboard motor restoration shop and are looking for leaders for the different topics. The Museum is located at 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Contact Nancy Wightman for more information at info@flbm.org. or 607-769-3595

April 28, 2018 Lake Wallenpaupack, PA [Greg Ellsworth - Knuckle Buster Chapter]

Each spring we eagerly await this meet, as a time to get together with fellow collectors for a day on the water. Because this is one of the first wet meets of the year, there is always plenty of pent up enthusiasm to test all those recently completed winter projects. This meet is truly the start of the outboard boating season and an opportunity to meet on the water. We are all looking forward to great weather and a day full of boating activity. For Additional Meet Information: contact Greg Ellsworth at greg.ellsworth@tasd.net

May 5, 2018 Hammondsport, NY [Nancy Wightman - Finger Lakes Chapter]

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum will present an event entitled 'Outboard Motor Restoration Workshops'. This is a series of workshops that address the various tasks that go into the restoration of an outboard motor. We have just opened an outboard motor restoration shop and are looking for leaders for the different topics. The Museum is located at 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Contact Nancy Wightman for more information at info@flbm.org. or 607-769-3595

May 19, 2018 Hammondsport, NY [Nancy Wightman - Finger Lakes Chapter]

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum will present an event entitled 'Outboard Motor Restoration Workshops'. This is a series of workshops that address the various tasks that go into the restoration of an outboard motor. We have just opened an outboard motor restoration shop and are looking for leaders for the different topics. The Museum is located at 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Contact Nancy Wightman for more information at info@flbm.org. or 607-769-3595

June 2, 2018 Hamlin, NY [Jason Baxter - Western New York Chapter]

The 21th Annual Hamlin Wheel Fest Cruise-In & Antique/Classic Outboard Motor/Boat Display & Swap Meet presented by Monroe Extinguisher Company, Rochester, NY and Co-Sponsored by Spurr Dealerships and Mann Insurance Agency both of Brockport. Goodie Bags & Dash Plaques for 1st 150 Car Entries, Award Plaques, loads of door prizes! Boating participants of the Western New York Chapter-AOMCI Antique/Classic Outboard Motor/Boat display will be eligible for trophies in the following categories: Best Outboard Motor, Best Wooden Boat, & Best Non-Wooden Boat in addition the door prizes. The 1st 10 Outboard Motor/Boat Entires will receive a Goodie Bag and a Dash Plaque. A large area has been set aside for boats and motors. The Hamlin Wheel Fest Cruise-In & Antique/Classic Outboard Motor/Boat Display is open to the Public with NO Admission Fee and begins at 10am and wraps up by 3pm, but the festival continues until 10pm. Again this year is the WNY-AOMCI Chapter is hosting an Outboard Motor/Boat Swap Meet during the event. Information will constantly be updated on our website in the events section, so be sure to check back often! For more information, contact Jason Baxter at (585)-366-4528 leave message or e-mail: wnyaomci@yahoo.com Maps for this great event are provided on our website or by clicking HERE. Restroom facilities are located on-site.

June 9, 2018 Leesport, PA [Robert Bragner - Knuckle Buster Chapter]

Bob Bragner will host his second annual Blue Marsh Lake meet. There will be other organizations using the park facilities that day, including the Keystone Water Rescue Team of Berks County, Blue Marsh Outdoors, and the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescure. We will be located in the Dry Brooks Day Use Area, Parking lot D, Lakeview Pavillion, Boat Beach. The Dry Brooks Boat Launch is located at 132 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA 19533. Lunch will not be provided, but is available from an onsite concession stand. Please RSVP Bob at 484-919-6514 or rbragner@ptd.net if you plan to attend.

August 5, 2018 Hooksett, NH [Joel Bergeron - Yankee Chapter]

This year's wet/swap meet will be located at 67 Merrimack St., Hooksett, NH. The meet will start with running your boat in the calm waters of the Merrimack, featuring approximately 14 miles of navigable deep water with no obstructions. The venue will then move to the 2-acre shop of Runner Outboards located 5 minutes from the boat ramp. Ample parking for vehicles with trailers is available. Coffee and donuts available in the AM. A cookout/pot-luck style lunch will be served at 1pm. Bring items to swap and an appetite! Attendees are required to pay $5.00 if only eating breakfast, or $10.00 if staying to eat lunch. Those who bring food for the potluck are only required to contribute $5.00 (no fee for lunch). Schedule: 8-10:30 Running of the boats, launch from public ramp. 10:30-2PM Swap meet at Runner Outboards Shop 325 West River Road, Hooksett NH 03106.

August 18 - 19 Mystic, CT [Gary Mower-Yankee Chapter

The transition from sail to engine power was a momentous event for the maritime industry and the world. Experience it firsthand at the 27th annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition at Mystic Seaport Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, 2018. Collectors from around the country will show off full-size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines and inboards, outboards, steam, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha engines. More than 300 engines will be exhibited in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard and many will be operated for your viewing and listening pleasure. A large selection of marine models will also be on display to delight the young at heart. Join us for this noisy, greasy, fun event!

--Tentative--December 1, 2018 Eatontown, NJ [Richard Gruskos]

Richard Gruskos will host the last Knuckle Buster Chapter meet of 2018. This has been a popular meet for many years and is expected to be again this year. The meet starts at 8:00 AM at Kessler Ellis Products, 10 Industrial Way East Eatontown, NJ 07724. Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 105 for Hwy 36 East, At the first light make a right turn on to Hope Road and go approx. 1 mile and then take a left on to Industrial Way. Go straight through the next light crossing over HWY-35 and make a right turn on to Christopher Way. Turn into the second driveway. Call Richard at 732-809-0798 for contact him via email at DN3557@AOL.COM.