Boats and Motors Moderator - Frank Martin (Hondacat)
Written by Greg Houtteman   
Wednesday, 06 April 2005 08:33

We are proud to announce that Frank Martin - aka hondacat - has taking on the job of moderating the Boats and Motors forum here on EA.? Frank is a valuable resource to all of us who run boats big and small - whether it's a 4 horse kicker or a big diesel in your sportfishing boat.

Calumet Marine, owned by Frank and Denise Martin, has been in business since 1957.? Frank has worked there as a marine technician since 1980 and purchased it from the original owner in 1991. It has been a labor of love and their main product is FUN!? Their goal is to sell fun and enjoyment of the marine package, not just the boat and/or its motor.? That being said, Frank has gone to every training session available to him for the last 25 years now, obtaining:

 

  • master technician awards in Johnson / Evinrude outboard motors
  • OMC Cobra stern drives
  • factory training in Volvo penta drives and motors
  • Mercruiser
  • Honda and Suzuki outboards

which has earned Calumet Marine?the business of the US Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Calumet Marine has done high performance work on THE BIG DOG Johnson V8 outboards from as far away as Tampa, FL,?Cincinnati, OH, and Los Angeles, CA.

Frank is less than 90 days (alarm clock annoyance cycles) from completing a?30 year career in the steel mill.? Most of his career there was spent as?a diesel mechanic.

Frank and Denise's priority #1 has always been?their two boys.? Keeping a close eye on them growing up in the inner city has been a challenge.? Obviously Frank and Denise have done something right.? Both?boys will be?in college next year, so after retirement Calumet Marine will become the family's primary focus. After all, they have to pay for the college!

 
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