*Steadfast ~The artwork in the logo above was created by Lois Dahl of Whimsical Rabbit Design in Bellingham,WA. for George and Mary Lou Hestad. The artist may be reached at www.whimsicalrabbit.com
FOG was formed in 2000 as a society without an executive, constitution or fees, to offer an informal opportunity to share the joys and agonies of owning and using our own Fishers. Our boats may not be big, or new, but we are mighty pleased with our them and with ourselves.
FOG maintains five distinct registries:Eastern- the Eastern seaboard from Florida to Newfoundand
Western - the Western seaboard incl. Alaska and Texas
Associate - members of the mother group: Fisher Owners Association
"Other" - owners from all over the world
Former Foggers & Friends - those who were members and left the fold, or who want a Fisher
FOG tries to do these things:
FISHERS FOR SALE has been discontinued. Boats for sale will continue to be offered by members through the Western or Eastern Registries. Look for "This boat is for sale..." note attached to a boat name and a specific web page will provide extensive detail and photographs.
maintain a list of Fishers and their owners in each region.
orchestrate annual rendevous and meetings in various locations e.g. Special Report on the 2004 Conference, Roche Harbor event Sept 2005, Friday Harbor June 2006, Genoa Bay Rendezvous September 2006, Otter Bay June 2008, Brentwood Bay June 2010.
maintain contact with the builder, and other Fisher clubs
The group "fisherowners" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fisherowners/ has been established on Yahoo.
FOGBLOG will help keep you connected and informed about FOG: http://fisherowners.blogspot.com/
Neat Nautical Links
Current FOG links
The New Fisher International. A history and a new beginning
Banjer 37 Club (a wealth of information related to motorsailers)
Here is an historical item: a Fisher Brochure from 1975/76:
REPORT :FOG West Coast Rendezvous, Port Sidney Marina, Vancouver Island, held June 2-4, 2017
Port Sidney Marina proved to be convenient and perfect for a small group of boats(4) and several "boatless" members. Happy Hour on Friday was followed by dinner at a Japanese Restaurant for several participants. Weather was grey and cool until Saturday afternoon.
On Saturday a number of people enjoyed lunch at the Rum Runners cafe on the shore. Later that afternoon we assembled at the cabana float for drinks and dinner and the "infamous" annual general meeting. A positive feast was assembled and everyone was there: Terry and June Milne and Terry's sister (also) June (Katzanjammer), Chris Boulsbee and Marilyn Campbell (Kingfisher), Mac and Linda LaMay (Harmony II), Jock and Karen Warren (Molly Bloom), Deb and John Morrow (Puffin), Dick and Rosemary (formerly Iolanthe), Donald and Sally Hamilton (Kipper).
The Annual Meeting celebrated the September 13, 2013 sinking of Tasya (25) that occurred off Lopez Island when a Washington State Ferry ran over Jack Gray and his dog. Jack had sent a copy of an interview conducted recently on NPR Port Townsend and we used it to acknowledge his fortunate rescue. He and his boat were on route to the Fisher Fall Rendezvous at Deer Harbor.
We did discuss the "declining interest in our Rendezvous'. It was determined that the next event would be held (if possible) in September 14-16, 2018 in Anacortes. Mac LaMay and Chris Boulsbee will try and put this together.
Many Foggers are not active users of the Yahoo group site: fisherowners. More that 450 people have signed up for this useful shared site that offers advice, support and information specific to Fishers. Find it at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fisherowners/
We had a lively round of "big adventure" stories. Mac LaMay provided a brief summary of his trip with Linda to Alaska which had begun with this visit to Sidney. He moves out on June 4 and hopes to return in late August. This is his fourth trip to Alaska. He is ready to go!
Chris Boulsbee and Marilyn Campbell are off around the Island with 5 other boats from the Silva Bay YC on June 24. Marilyn will leave the voyage to bus back to Victoria on June 30 to sing in her Gabriola based choir at Government House on July 1, 2017. She will rejoin the cruise in Campbell River. They do not expect to be back until August 1.
Karen and Josh Warren recounted their adventure at Bamfield last summer when they needed a water pump. Their story of the kindness shown by a waterfront owner who let them use his dock, water, power and ATV was compelling. They did not complete the trip around the Island but enjoyed what could have been a traumatic experience.
Terry Milne gave new insight into water pump misfortunes in his account of wily mechanics, speedy services and ungrateful companions in his return from Desolation" account.
A successful meeting at a memorable FOG affair. DH
FOG Rendezvous, Anacortes WA, September 14-16, 2018
Note that we are moving away from Spring only Rendezvous and moving towards Fall programs beginning in 2018. Hoping that this move will bring more of us together...Do comment. Send a note to Donald Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
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