Community Center

If you stopped in to visit the Community Center last week and were wondering “where did the link to it go?” – it was removed.
Long story, but during “routine” maintenance to the Community Center boards, mistakes were made by me and I could not recover some parts of the Community Center from that mistake.

With the help of my daughter, we were able to install the new ‘upgraded’ board.
But 2 things happened along the  way:
Unfortunately, I accidentally overwrote the old database, so that means – the 78 folks who registered, will need to re-register again in order to post. That’s not a big deal.
BUT – the other thing that was lost also — all the posts, posted-to-date  (frown).

Anyways — with all stated, the boards are back up. Please read more inside about registering and posting.



from Vintage Hydroplanes – Skiffs & Outboards – Canada – Facebook page

Paul Reid sent me a note that this hull was designed/built by Jerry Longtin who was famous for his CANADIANA hulls. Built circa 1946 and won Valleyfield in 1956 with Francois Lavinge at the helm. In looking at the L’Atomique you can see some of the same design DNA that would be later be applied to the future Canadiana designs, especially the rear cowl. Just looks way ahead of its time.
Cheers – Ross McCracken