W4AUE now operates a D-Rats reflector on the web at etowah.dynalias.net : default port.  ARES stations are welcomed to use the reflector for communications during any weather event.

Link to owners manual for backhoe Ford 555B

The U.S.M. Coosa was the first steam boat to ply the Coosa River from Greensport Al to Rome Ga.  The Coosa’s mission was to clear the river of snags and to deliver the mail along the route.  The history of the Coosa and its contribution to the development of the North East Alabama economy after […]

Picked up a very nice Carolina Skiff J16 off  Ebay to serve as a dingy/camera platform for the “USM Coosa” film project.   The previous owner had started a clean up project, but gave up to go fishing instead of working on a boat.   The storage bench has been relocated forward of the center console, the […]

Restoration and repower of the 32ft. Sea Ray 270 Amberjack is underway.   Two Suzuki 175 hp outboard engine are in the warehouse awaiting the mounting bracket from Armstrong.   Gantry materials to pull the engines are in hand.   Seats and helm station have been remove for extra room while pulling the engines.  Once the engines are […]

Over the last year or so I’ve updated the Amateur Radio Station to include a much wider capability. Added: Ten Tec Omni 6 plus – Mosley TA-53-m at 55 ft – Patch Panel –

Revising the site for 2016

December 28, 2015

in General

Time for some house cleaning and a change in direction!  The scope of this site has changed over the years and 2016 is no exception.   To simplify things, the structure of the site is changed to a collection of post filed by various categories.    Categories are listed in the right hand column along with the […]