As the saying goes, an expert is anyone from more than 50 miles away. But this time it was a real expert.
Andy Allen of Lake Wawasee Indiana joined the Fleet of the Potomac for a tune up session April 3. With races beginning that Sunday, Andy’s rigging expertise was well timed. Continue reading Visiting Expert Helps Spring Tune Up
“We invoke the ancient Gods of the wind and sea to favor us with their blessing…”
The incantation was read from notes with all the gravity that one might expect on the occasion of a boat re-plating. This was serious business for Prag Katta, a new I20 skipper who beat out a horde of buyers vying for the rights to a 1987 Johnson I20 that has been chewing up the competition under the steady hand of outgoing skipper Jack Sheehan. Continue reading Scooty Puff Becomes Artemis
Down she went. The building that housed the century-old Johnson Boat Works was flattened with hydraulic shovels in 2013 to make room for senior living on the shores of White Bear Lake Minnesota. This might seem obscure to the casual reader, but here on the Potomac, it hits home.
The fleet of the Potomac includes six scows from Johnson Boat Works, in White Bear Lake Minnesota.
Ready to race, this boat has had strong showings with top five finishes in regional regattas and the top finishes in club series and local regattas. Continue reading For Sale: ’87 Johnson I20-Sold!