Joined Jan 3 2011
Port Charlotte, FL
We retired and moved to Florida in 1996. I owned a sail boat and needed a new dinghy and ended up buying a nice 9 Ft dinghy with a 1959 Evinrude Lightwin on it. That got me started in collecting and restoring both antique and classic outboards. I joined the Florida Chapter of AOMCI and for the first few years attended almost every meet. I had about 150 outboards when Hurricane Charley hit. Many were damaged and I've since thinned my collection down to about 30 or so. I'm now enjoying boating at selected Gator Chapter meets and restoring classic Glaspar boats..