February 2003 Meeting Photos:
Phil, David, Frank, Ken, Ray, & Chris attended. Several last minute cancellations due to illnesses. Weather was not as bad as predicted. It would have been a good day to meet at a lake. Ray is getting the details down on the drive train, electronics and smoke system for his Hellen. Frank brought his fireboat for me to build a plexiglass stand. He also gave us a tour of his Fairwind. Chris didn't bring the Lady Washington because the rigging is going up. David brought his just-completed mahogany runabout seen below. Ken, the new guy, brought this large, detailed tug that should see some water in the next meeting. I got to show off my in-progress Midwest Fantail Launch, my first humble endeavor into wood-boat construction. I demonstrated the Midwest Model VI steam engine and it actually ran well. The drive system of the variable-speed reversible transmission is complete and works! Final installation and test run should follow in March.
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