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Old Oct 24, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:05 PM
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Wow - Some really "unbelieveable" boats on display today. Really nice! If it wasn't for people in the background of some pics - you would have thought I went down to the docks.

Sorry I didn't get to know everyone - I had the 3 kids with me (hehehe) and they were wide eyed over all the boats. Maybe next time - a little more socializing. Great production for a "plan-B" at the last moment due to weather. It got pretty insane as time ticked and unless you were looking for the "perfect storm" you wouldn't have wanted to be sea bound.

thanks for having me visit and show my boats.

Dave
(the guy with the Tug loaded with a crap load of lights )
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:15 PM
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thanks for having me visit and show my boats.
Thanks for coming to the show! Hope to see you at future SFMYC Events!
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 06:03 AM
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Glad you and your kids had a great time, Fodigo.

Hope you'll come back and play with us again in the future

ps... nice tug
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 06:35 PM
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I had a great time and happy my friend Jim did also. A lot of great boats were to be seen and the room was flying with helpful knowledge from all modelers. Even though we weren't able to run it was a total success, I want to Thank everyone that was involved on getting it setup and running smoothly thoughout the day. Thank you.

PS: Someone should post all the people/business' that donated to raffle, awesome gifts.
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 09:10 PM
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I had me a blast and I won a ESC in the raffle...
The fix is in...
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:00 AM
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Sorry to hear two boats were lost.

Fodigo needs to bring his tug to your next night run.

Do you guys do a Christmas boat parade of lights?

Thanks for all of the great pics Craig.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:37 AM
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Wanted to post some pics of the show that I took. Enjoy.....
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:50 AM
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Sorry to hear two boats were lost.

Fodigo needs to bring his tug to your next night run.

Do you guys do a Christmas boat parade of lights?

Thanks for all of the great pics Craig.
Actually, they weren't lost - just misplaced.

It was all my fault. The thing is, those of us who are doing the warship combat thing have more enthusiasm than sense. Imagine Halsey's typhoon, only in this imaginary scenario, he knew for certain that he was going to be steaming his fleet into it, just on a whim. That was me, in this case, encouraging my fellow club members to launch into what amounted to a 1:144 scale typhoon, just for fun. And it was my ship (DKM Lutzow - the German pocket battleship in Craig's photos) that went dead in the water after the waves knocked the boilers out (so-to-speak). And the tugboat was launched to push him back to shore before he sank.

The wind (gusting to 60+ mph at times) was pushing Lutzown across the lake to the far shore, which would have been a good thing, but meanwhile, the onboard bilge pump was simply getting overwhelmed by the whitecaps pouring across the deck and down the barbettes, and he sank 20 feet from the far shore. I didn't see the tugboat sink, but the tug's skipper had more intestinal fortitude than sense, and he apparently went down in the middle of the lake, attempting to rescue Lutzow.

Eric Bitondo, Western Warship Combat Club man of the hour, was able to retrieve Lutzow, but none of us knew where the tug had gone down, and now the weather was blowing steadily in gale force, with rain being driven horizontally into our faces, and the tug will need to wait for a calmer day before a salvage attempt can be made. (Unless it was done today? Not sure.)

Bottom line is that I owe Eric Bitondo, big time, and also the skipper of the tug (who was he, actually?) I promise to make it up to both of these fine men. Meanwhile, Lutzow is perfectly dry and working, as our combat ships are engineered to be sunk.

Just another great day at the pond!



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Old Oct 26, 2010, 04:50 PM
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I wish i could have made it. Sounds like everyone had a great time despite the weather. Thanks for the pics.
Aerominded, I did end up buying the Wyeforce tug...it's gonna be my 1st build!
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Aerominded, I did end up buying the Wyeforce tug...it's gonna be my 1st build!
That is great news, Vspeeds! If you need any advice, etc. on the build, feel free to ask! Looking forward to seeing you participate in tug events!
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 09:05 PM
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The thing is, those of us who are doing the warship combat thing have more enthusiasm than sense.
You guys were great, toughing out the weather! I enjoyed seeing your ships battle the typhoon! way more seaworthy than I expected!
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 09:31 PM
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More great pictures.
Thank You All.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 09:56 PM
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more great pictures.
Thank you all.
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