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Old Sep 11, 2012, 01:58 PM
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SBOD hit +/-30mph electric fastie

Tragically, the top rated SBOD at SFMYC was damaged during Race5 Sunday. A father-son (7yr old) team were on the south side when they lost control of thier new fastie while it was running wide open in the middle of racing Santa Barbaras. The impact sounded like a gun shot heard around the lake.

(A second scale cruiser powered onto the Race5 course repeatedly and was asked to stay away. Fortunately, in this case, there was no damage.)

Cheap, fast, new electric boats in the hands of "irregulars" (non-club members) are causing more crashes and dangerous situations on the lake. This poses a huge challenge for scale power and sailboats.

In the case of the damaged SBOD, the father (to his credit) did the right thing (with his son at his side) and took the SBOD to an established repairman-at his expense-to make the owner whole. Fortunately, damage was limited to the SBOD and no one on shore was hurt (this time). Top be continured, no doubt.
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