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Old Dec 08, 2012, 07:55 PM
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For my sins I have been punished.... I have been elected the new Power Squadron Officer for The Club.
Congratulations Craig_C! You will do a great job!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 08:12 PM
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in regards to the last picture posting, and to the subject of the CSS Virginia Model..

as a duly noted citizen from the city that was the capital of the Confederated states of America. I would like to personally thank the Modeler responsible for getting the flag right.



and of course congratulate them on a fantastic model!

for those out there that have no idea what I'm talking about... and I'm sure there aren't many because of the focus on historical accuracy when it comes to the scale models... .

But.. ( and here is me sticking out my big But againg ) The Flag on top of the General Lee car on the Dukes of Hazard is not the confederate flag despite what various media outlets and assorted rednecks might tell you..

That flag is more the Navel skip Jack of the Confederate army of Tennessee, that was later adopted by various fringe groups and is known as a "rebel" flag.

the flag of the CSS, had three bars, two red, one, white, and a circle of stars to represent the confederate states, much like the American flag.

Which was the problem..

The CSS flag so closely resembled the US flag, that confederate troops often came under friendly fire in the heat of battle, and fog of war. So, the CSS battle flag was adopted. That flag had the stars and bars, but was squared and had gold fringe. instead of rectangular with out fringe.


okay.. rant off...

carry on folks...
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 08:15 PM
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For my sins I have been punished.... I have been elected the new Power Squadron Officer for The Club.

so... what does that mean?
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 08:20 PM
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so... what does that mean?
I can try to finish ahead of you in events now!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:17 PM
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I can try to finish ahead of you in events now!
oh yay!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:10 PM
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oh yay!
Hee hee, don't worry, I don't actually know how to drive a boat.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Hee hee, don't worry, I don't actually know how to drive a boat.
Its true. I've seen his try....
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Its true. I've seen his try....
I guess we'll see about that during the next event.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Vets help maintain old ships

Check the story out...

Volunteerism is becoming more and more the grease that allows societies to work....
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Check the story out...

Volunteerism is becoming more and more the grease that allows societies to work....
now... if only the younger peoples will volunteer voluntarily and won't volunteer cause they have to...
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Volunteerism is becoming more and more the grease that allows societies to work....
What's old is new...

-societies seem to be at their best when people are willing to give something to them through volunteering.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:57 AM
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More Bouys in The Lake....


Gerry <Cpl.Fuzz> drops a buoy between the 25 and 50 foot markers of the dividing line between the fast and
slow/scale areas while Don rows and <Craig_c> shoots a picture between prepping more anchor lines.

Update on the buoys - the diagonal northern buoy line is now a bit over half completed with the dropping of another batch of red and white buoys today.


The new white ball buoy replaces the old yellow milk-jug.

The 'white ball' buoy on the northern diagonal was pulled and replaced with a yellow buoy and the white ball was moved to replace the sinking milk bottle that was being used as a turn point for the sail squadron's racing triangle. (Boy, had that old milk bottle been prop-chopped!!!)

The two orange buoys denoting 25 and 50 feet from the south shore in the area divider were pulled and replaced with yellow foam buoys. The orange balls were moved to center Lake to create an oval for the go-fastie guys to orbit and race around.

In chatting with a number of the electric fast-boat guys after we got the buoys placed, they have indicated that they will be accepting of the protected waters arrangement. They have asked that the orange balls denoting the fast-boat circuit be moved a bit closer to the southern rim of the Lake and a bit to the east as well so they can see the buoys and their boats and are better able to judge the distances involved. This is do-able as the position of the fast-oval isn't set in stone.

Even the flyers seem to be happy with what is being done when I talked to a couple of them in the late afternoon about what we were doing and what we are planning as it will help remind them to keep out and at least 50 to 75 feet from shore and away from spectators. This is important since one of the flyers misjudged distance today and nearly had an nasty accident. They are talking about staying over the go-fastie area, again north of the diagonal buy line.


The protected waters seem to be acceptable to most of the regulars using on the Lake; Club and Irregular. Appreciation was expressed by a couple of parents whose children were using the 'protected water' within the buoys to get their R/Ceelegs and were no longer worried about accidents with the fast boats.

We will get the rest of the buoys in hopefully before New Years. At which time we will also adjust and smarten-up the buoy lines and positions. Right now we are just getting the basic lines and positions established.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:07 AM
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Don't forget the Michael E. helped!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:20 AM
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Don't forget the Michael E. helped!
Yep, yep, yep, Very true!!! I need to figure out how to get the video I shot up edited and up here... I'z a'workin' on it!!!

Haven't played with video since college - ARRRGH! Now I gotz ta figger out YouTube????
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Interesting thing, after we had the buoys set up, when the fast electrics wanted to
take a break between speed runs, look where they idle - inside 'protected waters.'
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