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Old Jan 02, 2015, 07:58 PM
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Scale Boats on the San Diego Model Yacht Pond

San Diego means year-round model boating. Yup, life is rough. Here are a couple of videos from our Pond during December.

RC USS Copahee WWII Aircraft Carrier on San Diego Model Boat Pond (1:96 Scale Ships)) (1 min 26 sec)


A few 1:96 scale RC boats on the San Diego Model Yacht Pond:
1) USS Copahee (CVE-12) aircraft carrier scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley
2) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat by Mark Weber
3) USS Nicholas (DD-449) built (1:96 scale) by Martin Bunch

RC USS Hammann, 2 Carriers & Jaws Orca hit San Diego Model Boat Pond (5 min 12 sec)


Here are the ships present in order of appearance:

December 13
1) SS Jeremiah O'Brien scratch built (1:96 scale) by Fred Frass, reworked by Mark Weber
2) Battle Tug kit bashed Lindberg hull (1:96 scale) by David Manley
3) Bristol Bay (Aquacraft RTR) customized by Mike Rivera and owned by John Ramirez
4) Atlantic Tugboat (Aquacraft RTR) customized by David Alvarez
5) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat (1:96 scale) by Mark Weber
6) RTR Wakeboarding boats brought by visiting kids

December 27
1) Orca from movie "Jaws" scratch built by Ken Wilson
2) Side Wheeler scratch built by Brian Tripp
3) USS Tawasa ATF-92 scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley
4) Helen Trawler Artesania Latina Kit built by David Alvarez
5) Coast Guard built by unknown, customized by David Alvarez
6) Neptune Cargo Ship Graupner kit built by Don & Ryan
7) USS White Plains (CVE-66) built (1:96 scale) by Jimmie Hawkins
8) USS Hammann (DD-412) built (1:96 scale) by Martin Bunch
9) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat (1:96 scale) by Mark Weber
10) HT-2879A RTR toy destroyer run by a guest
11) USS Copahee (CVE-12) aircraft carrier scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley
12) SS Jeremiah O'Brien scratch built (1:96 scale) by Fred Frass, reworked by Mark Weber
13) Atlantic Tugboat (Aquacraft RTR) customized by David Alvarez

Come check out the scale model boats Saturday mornings at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond:
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Old Jan 02, 2015, 10:14 PM
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Nice videos as usual...thanks!
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Old Jan 03, 2015, 12:32 PM
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I like the way the sun is reflecting up under the flight deck on the Copahee. cool!
Looks nice weather wise. Water here is about 5 inches thick.
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Old Jan 04, 2015, 11:03 AM
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I like the way the sun is reflecting up under the flight deck on the Copahee. cool!
Looks nice weather wise. Water here is about 5 inches thick.
Yeah, the reflection of that sun was something great to catch. Got pretty lucky there.

Sounds like you need to build a Russian ice breaker.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 03:02 AM
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very nice scale rc boats, thank you for sharing.
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Old Jan 08, 2015, 12:48 AM
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very nice warship, good work from David Manley
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