John Gardner Chapter: August 2008 Meeting Minutes
The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Minutes for the August 3, 2008 membership meeting of the John
Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.
President Behney in Avery Point Boathouse called the meeting
to order at 1:52.P.M. In attendance were Andy Strode, Bill
Armitage, Pres. Behney, John Maxson, Larry Magee, Rob Pittaway,
George Spragg, Russell Smith and John Symons.
The club voted to accept the June 2008 report as distributed
with the following corrections: “Magee, not McGee, Sean
Bercaw, not Shaun Burkhall and the Sea Scout dory is being
completed, not refurbished.”
Tres. Russell Smith presented a complete treasurer’s
report and was accepted by the members.
Larry Magee reported that work on the Sea Scout dory is progressing
satisfactorily with most of the woodwork completed. He solicited
advice from the members about finishing the bottom. Also Sea
Scout attendance has been two to six Sea Scouts per session.
Oars for the boat will cost about $500 but won’t be
purchased until near completion. Russell Smith suggested accelerating
completion and taking the Scouts to the Head of the Weir race
Bill Armitage has completed the hulls on his two Solo Guide
Boats and reports that more work is required on the insides
and prep work for finishing the outsides.
President Behney reported that the double dory is finished
and rows well. The next projects coming up are maintenance
to the gig and the dory “Jane.” He recommended
that other Avery Point dories be converted. George Spragg
made a motion to convert “Jane” then changed it
to “some dories” that was carried.
Blackburn Challenge - Bill and Russ reported that the Blackburn
Challenge was a success with Russ and Sean Bercaw rowing Bills
boat, rounding the course in a blistering 3 hr. 14 min. They
were 6th on the beach.
Row of the Bay - Bill and Sean beat everyone in the Row of
the Bay race in New Bedford, MA avg. speed 6MPH.
Great River Race - Bill was first Sat. August 2nd in the 6
mile Great River Race in Norwell, MA.
Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival October 2008 St. Michaels,
Russell Smith said he was approached by Tom Boque to have
his 10’ Amesbury Skiff to repaired at or by the JGTSCA
and that this might be a good job for September. It was strongly
suggested that he join the club and then be helped by the
members as has been done before.
Russell said he has been encouraged by kids wanting to use
small boats so he would like to get more of the to do so and
maybe we could help, even getting them involved in racing.
Motion to adjourn at 2:35 P.M.