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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Metal finish looks good on these boats- What paint are you using?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Metal finish looks good on these boats- What paint are you using?
Model Master Metalizer Lacquer
Metalizer Sealer( Non-buffing), and Aluminum Plate (Buffing Metalizer)
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Good deal!
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:53 PM
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The day after Thanksgiving was a beautiful day in the park. Cpl.Fuzz and I were out there around 11 and it was wonderful, if a tad windy, at Lakeside.


Some of the new buoys.

At about 12:30 the rest of the work crew showed up to put buoys in the water to create a safe haven for scale and electric boats. So afar, so good! Hope the buoy system will work to slow the speeds on the Lake.






If the speed issues are not resolved, this will probably be the future.
The restricted Scale Area (in Blue) was mandated by a Rec & Park Commission vote in 1990 covering gas boats.
Gas boats are already banned from the red areas as well as Turtle Cove under Rec & Park rules, fast electric boats can be locked-down and regulated just like gas boats are currently if a workable solution isn't found.

And I really am working on the other pictures.... will be posting them soon. Some other very pressing things got in the way and I had to try and deal with those first.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:49 AM
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And I really am working on the other pictures.... will be posting them soon.
can't wait to see how my Coast Guard helicopter looks!

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:34 AM
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Here ya go, the first taste is always free


I'll get the others as soon a i can....

Thanksgiving was OK, but bittersweet. We had to put a very special kitty to sleep the day before, so that kinda put a bit a damper on things for all of us.

Bring you bird back out on Sunday and I'll try to get some more shots of her.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:14 PM
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HMS Surprise

Nice shot, I have some pics I will also post soon.

I just finished putting a small video together of the HMS Surprise from our last outing.
HMS Surprise, new beginnings (4 min 13 sec)


Hope you enjoy watching.

Gary
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:31 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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Great video of the Surprise.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Very nice Gary
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:36 AM
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Dont know if id make it to the lake Sunday... my car wont start..... arghh! Battery issues I believe...
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:11 AM
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A bit of a change of subject, I know there are more than a few members who are into the CG rescue boats ( Mr. Leggo, Fodigo ) last night on KQED I saw a Rippin show called "Guardian of the Gates: The Surfboats".

I finally have time to look back at the forum posts. darn it..I missed the broadcast time you just listed..

But looking at TVGuide.com, I see they may have the show re-broadcasted a few times later this week... Looks like a cool show.

One of the motor lifeboats I'm refurbishing is of the ones that are docked near the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 11:44 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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Great pictures,
Thank You
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:25 PM
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In regards to the placement of bouys, I feel that if there was more of a buffer zone between the fast boats (gas/elec.) and the scale/sail boats there would be less chance of collisions and NEAR misses,,(between the two), there is not alot of pond to utilize when it's a nice sunny day, and you have 20-30 boaters trying to run in the space that the bouys dictate,(also the "Hot Pit" zone.) I understand that park rules state that no more than two boats that exceed 15mph shall be on the water at any one time,but humans are hardheaded,and that rule is sadly overlooked.....I've talked with several of the boaters out there and they, I, could not understand the reasoning that if some group/individual(s) were to do this type of action,(putting hazrd bouys in the water) under the implications of safety, then they should have integrated more of a buffer zone between the slow boats,the "Hot Pit", and the fast boats.......... in this observation, there is plenty of pond to accomodate this, but to cramp them all together is just asking for a mishap........... Robert C. Lazo
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