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Old Feb 05, 2015, 12:07 AM
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Scan's of Mark Weitzman (The Goon) Photo Album

Mark Weitzman (aka the goon) stopped by the San Diego Model Yacht Pond on a recent Saturday morning with an incredible photo album. Most of the photos are 20-30 years old and capture some fantastic RC boating history.

He was kind enough to loan me that album, so I've been scanning it. I'll be posting photos in sets, so stay tuned for some great stuff!

Also, Mark has a pretty good memory for this stuff. But if you spot familiar boaters & boats, feel free to let us know about them.
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 12:14 AM
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Oh no, here we go . Mark, thanks very much for scanning my pic's. I believe they start in 1986. Locations are around the southern California area, and Arizona.

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Old Feb 05, 2015, 07:09 AM
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Mark (both of you)
Thanks for creating the means to share these photos. Can't wait to see more.

Bill
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Where are the Model Boat Groupie Chicks ?
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 10:15 AM
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You guys remember who the owners of any of the boats were?
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 11:52 AM
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The 2 pic's of the puffer are Bob Herrera"s original scratch built prototype, that he turned into a kit many years ago. All of the other boats were mine. The first pic of the gunboat was in our first 1 bedroom apartment; I did all of my modeling in the living room (my wife was/is VERY understanding).

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Old Feb 05, 2015, 01:10 PM
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FYI I also have one of Bob' Puffers, bought it a number of years ago from Leon Emery. CplFuzz
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 02:09 PM
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... The first pic of the gunboat was in our first 1 bedroom apartment; I did all of my modeling in the living room (my wife was/is VERY understanding).

Mark
Is that gunboat based on a graupner weser hull?
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 03:08 PM
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Is that gunboat based on a graupner weser hull?
NielsdB,

I believe it was. I had the hull, and superstructre, and added a ready made mast assembly. Scale was 1/35th, so the tank turret came from a Tamyia kit. Power was 2 Robbe "kompact navy" gear drive units. The rear turret, and the mortar launchers were also pre-made items. I have no idea where they came from now The model ran very well, as I remember.

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Old Feb 05, 2015, 03:08 PM
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FYI I also have one of Bob' Puffers, bought it a number of years ago from Leon Emery. CplFuzz
I remember seeing that puffer at Leon's house many times.

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Old Feb 05, 2015, 08:53 PM
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Mark Weitzman Album - Photos 009 to 016

The back of photos 011 & 013 had "San Diego Regatta 1988" written on them. (Photo 013 has a black bar on it from the original developing process.)
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 11:39 PM
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I've got some builder info; that's Bob Herrera's original scratch built Monterrey fishing boat, that became a kit. The Princess Cruise ship was built by Al Le'rouix. The run about was built by Bill Mizsner. The wood tug was built by Art Yeend, and the harbor tug on top of it's travel case was built by Herb Strand. The carrier was built by Joe Bompiseiro I believe (the old memory still works ).

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Old Feb 06, 2015, 08:19 PM
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Mark Weitzman Album - Photos 017 to 024

More photos of a regatta at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond. Signs in photos read "San Diego Ship Modeler's Guild Regatta Contestant."
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Old Feb 06, 2015, 08:26 PM
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Mark Weitzman Album - Photos 017 to 024

More photos of a regatta at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond. Signs in photos read "San Diego Ship Modeler's Guild Regatta Contestant."
Both Marks,
Can't say enough about seeing these photos. Hope you have hundreds .
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Old Feb 06, 2015, 08:43 PM
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Can't say enough about seeing these photos. Hope you have hundreds .
You're welcome. Good news is that this is a thick album! I'll be scanning and posting for quite some time. The 1980s produced some incredible RC scale boating, and we've barely scratched the surface.
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