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    Thomas McCann

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    #188355

    I signed up yesterday expecting to find and extensive collection of manuals, parts catalogs, and decal files and maybe sales brochures. I have not been able to find anything like that. If they are here I can’t find them, if they are not on this site: “why not”. All that is needed is a place to put them and it can all be crowd sourced. I have a handful and if everyone contributed one or two, it would quickly be very comprehensive.

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    green-thumbs

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    #188372

    Welcome to AOMCI. Your comments are valid. Some in the club have some of the things you mention for some years and brands. I am partial
    to early Kiekhaefers,,,which can include the Thors, Sea King single, Wizards and of course Mercurys. I have a small number of OMC outboards simply because the came my way.
    If you will look in the Old Iron section you will find a Mercury Service Tool
    Catalog…I am credited with contributing that useful and rare item, BUT,
    the real work was to convert the catalog to digital format so it could
    be entered into the Old Iron section of Inner Sanctum. That takes time
    and talent that a friend of a friend had and I do not. The level of talent
    and time to do this sort of thing in an all volunteer organization is why
    it has been done on a limited basis. I am sure some more members
    would contribute the information , but, who will organize and administer
    the digital library which might be the devil in the details.
    On the bright side AOMCI members have a tremendous store of experience and knowledge they willingly share. There is a lot of stuff
    outside AOMCI on the internet on such subjects as, Bendix Scintilla
    flywheel magnetoes, Tillotson carburetors.
    As a new member access to Inner Sanctum may take a day or two
    to arrange. You will find Michigan Wheel data base quite comprehensive and a lot of information relating to Phelon magnetos
    Welcome Aboard!
    Louie akd green thumbs

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    Thomas McCann

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    #188377

    Who is in charge of the website? I would be willing to donate some time to get it functional.

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    green-thumbs

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    #188385

    Stay tuned…the election of officers is underway, when the results are out the person to contact will be revealed.

    AOMCI magazine “Antique Outboarder” lists offices and office holders
    both elected and appointed. It also give “tips and guidelines ” for submitting articles as well as listings of chapters and special interest
    group leaders. Look for next edition in January 2020,
    Louis aka green thumbs.

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    Mumbles

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    #188434

    Who is in charge of the website? I would be willing to donate some time to get it functional.

    The webmaster can be contacted at webmaster@aomci.org

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    2fast4me

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    #188436

    If you have a question please ask it here, someone will come along with the answer you need. If you have been given access to the INNER SANCTUM you may find information there also. Some archived “Outboarder” magazines are there also. Welcome aboard.

    2Fast4Me

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    Mumbles

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    #188441

    If you are looking for any certain manuals in particular, post your wants here and others or myself might be able to post them in PDF from our personal libraries.

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    Thomas McCann

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    #188491

    You misunderstand the importance of a centralized location for information. It is very generous for you and others to offer it when needed. But that information is one computer failure, car accident, or stroke away from being lost. Also instead of members rehashing the same info all the time, effort can be put towards finding and gathering new information. Every member should arrive for this goal, otherwise it will slowly disappear.

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    Tinman

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    #188510

    I think that is a great idea.

    seakaye12
    seakaye12

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    #188512

    You misunderstand the importance of a centralized location for information. It is very generous for you and others to offer it when needed. But that information is one computer failure, car accident, or stroke away from being lost. Also instead of members rehashing the same info all the time, effort can be put towards finding and gathering new information. Every member should arrive for this goal, otherwise it will slowly disappear.

    Absolutely agree!

    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE

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    You misunderstand the importance of a centralized location for information. It is very generous for you and others to offer it when needed. But that information is one computer failure, car accident, or stroke away from being lost. Also instead of members rehashing the same info all the time, effort can be put towards finding and gathering new information. Every member should arrive for this goal, otherwise it will slowly disappear.

    Absolutely agree with this, but you may or may not realize the time and effort to, as one already said to scan all the documents so that they can be readily available to others.
    The amazing amount of manuals, being service, parts and such is far greater than most realize.
    Donating some time, would entail more than “some” time for, if you decide to assist and we can get everything set up, you will more than likely find yourself buried in manuals and documents.
    Organizing them would require an amazing effort, but you are right… IT NEEDS TO BE DONE. so lets see how we can go about this, as the space required for this info will need to be pretty substantial.

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com

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    Thomas McCann

    US Member - 1 Year
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    Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

    Edmund Burke

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    #188532

    Thomas,

    Thanks for the input. With the new updated website we are now in the process of updating The Inner Sanctum with all the information as with the last site. There is a lot of information there but will take some time to get it organized and transferred to the new site. Send me an email to discuss what you are proposing .

    Thanks

    Travis

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