From Max Wawrzyniak email@example.com
Good evening, Chuckie!
Received that fine-look'n hat and t-shirt the other day.
Much appreciated. I ordered one of your CD's too - took forever to
figure out that Pay-Pal screen, what with all the Java script
errors from my old browser.
Went to an Antique Outboard Motor Meet the other day, and
snapped this picture of a really beautiful Spiegel catalog
Brooklure 5 hp outboard with full gear shift, just like mentioned
in the "Primer on Old outboards." It was not
for sale, but I stayed around late to shoot the bull (everyone has
a God-given talent) and after about everyone has left, up drives a
feller with ANOTHER mint-condition 5 hp Brooklure he wants to
sell! Bought it, of course.
Also took this photo of small-craft designer ( and motorhead)
Jim Michalak (at right) checking-out a mid '50s champion 4.2 horse outboard.
Note that Jim is carrying three essential tools for the old-
outboard-tinkerer: an impact driver, a crowbar, and a cup of
coffee. The other motor on a stand is an early '50s 3 hp
air-cooled 4-cycle Lawson, which started and ran and sold for 50
bucks. Missing it's lower cowls, though.
Finally there is a photo of my current project, (left) a
Michalak-designed AF3 (had a heck of a time deciding what to
build- so many plans, so little time...). Photo was taken 3
weeks into construction. It is now 5 weeks into construction
and the bottom is on, chines and butts taped, and she is back
right-side up and ready for decks and topside stuff.
It aint "home" boat building, but there is a very
interesting series of photos detailing the construction of a 188
ft river towboat at http://www.riverway.com/bootsieb.htm
Any thoughts of driving all the way to the Midwest Messabout
next year? And did you ever find that dinghy??