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Old Feb 27, 2014, 06:45 PM
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Midwestern Model Ship Contest in Manitowoc WI

38th Annual Midwestern Model Ships and Boats Contest & Display

Friday-Sunday, May 16-18, 2014

Modelers from the United States and Canada will fill the museum’s Riverview Room with exquisite models for the weekend. A modelers’ symposium, roundtable, and outdoor r/c model pond, and banquet are all part of the festivities. Visitors can even vote for their favorite model!

For answers to your questions, call Wendy toll free at 866-724-2356 x 115 or email wlutzke@wisconsinmaritime.org.


NOTE: Wendy's username on RCG is waterteacher if you would like to PM for info. She is the educator at the museum. http://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/index.php

Last year a few of us stayed at the Best Western right down the road from the museum. Nice hotel with reasonable rates. Boater Dave and my brother made a lasting impression on the bartender from what I hear. I was a good boy all tucked in and snoozing away.

A few pics from 2013.
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Old Feb 28, 2014, 10:17 AM
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.. Boater Dave and my brother made a lasting impression on the bartender...

A few pics from 2013.
Hey! I resemble that remark!

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Looks like a great event... and if there is a bar nearby... well...



Would like to attend sometime.
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Looks like a great event... and if there is a bar nearby... well...



Would like to attend sometime.
I can guarantee you would have a good time. The Badger is starting her season on the Friday of the event so Patmat has one less reason for not coming to the contest. No drive through Chicago. Even in the middle of the night that is a pain.
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I'm sure I would! Great place and nice people around the lakes!

Someday.
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I can guarantee you would have a good time. The Badger is starting her season on the Friday of the event so Patmat has one less reason for not coming to the contest. No drive through Chicago. Even in the middle of the night that is a pain.
Ouch Bill! You get used to judging the distance in time not miles!
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John I will grant that when I drove through at 3am last time the toll booths broke up the monotony, and the kamikaze drivers kept the adrenaline pumping. It is the Wisconsin bias against flatlanders. If we are doing 65-70 on the interstate and somebody is doing 40 in the left lane it usually is a yooper. If you are being passed like your standing still it probably has a Land of Lincoln plate. We don't seem to get many Lower Michiganders here unless the Wolverines or Spartans are playing in Madison.
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The quarterly WMM Anchor News came in last week. Here is what is on the inside back cover.
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I feel a road trip coming on...
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This model is somehow familiar .......
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On Saturday I dusted off the tug I'm taking to Manitowoc. Checked the radio, charged up the gel cell, and bench tested her. My Badger is staying home this trip. I didn't do a thing to it over the winter. It was always cold in the basement even with a open duct from the furnace and two space heaters running. Kind of sucks the fun out of working down there. The weather forecast is for sun and mid to high 50's which is typical for May in dairyland.

Tim I don't recall the person who built the motor lifeboat but it is a sweet model.
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As of this morning the museum had 45 models registered for the contest & display.

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We're registered, will be there before noon Saturday.
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This is turning out to be a nice gathering. Now if the weather cooperates and gives us cool and sunny we'll be just fine. Pat, will you be bringing some rc stuff to play with? Or entering the model contest?

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