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Old Aug 03, 2010, 04:06 AM
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ON SPRECKELS LAKE: Power Runs, Events, Sail & the SFMYC (kinda, sorta, maybe)!

Thread Discliamer: Ok, gang, this is NOTHING official nor authorized by the
Powers-That-Be of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club.


Just something like the Hansen gang and the Central Coast boys have put up; a place to make some announcements, hang a few photos and chit chat about what's happening at the Lake, not only with some of the Club's power boaters, but also what is happening with the "Irregulars," the local model boaters who are NOT SFMYC affiliated but who also run gas and electrics on Spreckles Lake during the legally permitted hours.

For official 'doin's,' you can find the Club's official website here.

This thread supports:
Model Boating of all types on Spreckels Lake in General and
EVERYONE interested in our hobby.

Not just the SFMYC.


So - Long as everyone has that clear that this is nothing official nor SFMYC sanctioned;
onward and downward! To the Abyss!!!


For the OFFICIAL San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department RULES that govern all boating on Spreckels Lake and in San Francisco's Parks... Click here. and here.
These "rules" have the force of law under the San Francesco Municipal Code's Park Code.

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Update from Feb 2012 Newsletter...

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLUB POLICY

The following additions to Club policy #3, Use of Spreckels Lake by Members, were unanimously approved by club members at the January meeting. The purpose is to ensure that all classes of R/C sailboats have the maximum opportunity to practice and improve their sailing skills.
  • Spreckels lake is a public lake in a public park. Model boating activities of the SFMYC do not have priority over public use of the lake.
  • All classes of R/C sailboats must be allowed to compete and participate in non-scheduled, informal “pick-up” races, subject to a basic knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing by the skippers. Experienced members are encouraged to treat such “pick-up” races as opportunities for training and instruction of less experienced members.
  • All R/C sailboats operated by club members that are not competing in formal, club sanctioned regattas or informal, non-scheduled races, must keep approximately 30 feet away from those that are.

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Old Aug 03, 2010, 04:14 AM
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Directions and such for SPRECKELS LAKE.

Power contest Area

Google Map for Spreckels Lake here...


Today's Weather at The Lake!


And if you are interested in a history of Spreckels Lake, Craig_C has been up to no-good over on Wikipedia's Spreckels Lake page. Check it out! He says he regards the Wiki pages as ongoing projects as he keeps digging up new and interesting information on the Lake, the Club and a few other things as well.
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 05:11 AM
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CURRENT & UPCOMING POWER EVENT POSTERS + some housekeeping things.

Our Upcoming Power Event!
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 11:37 AM
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How about a name, and some sort of introduction to who you are?
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Ok gang, this is NOTHING official or authorized by the Powers-That-Be in the SFMYC. Just something like the Hansen gang and the Central Coast boys do.

Long as we got that clear; onward and downward into the abyss!

Why are you using "SFMYC" as a screen name and our club's logo if this is nothing "official" or "authorized"?
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Guy's Whomever this is I appreciate the idea and the work it took to make it up, but I probably will have to answer to the board for it. So it would be nice if I knew what and whom I was talking to the Board about. And also you forgot to mention the Navigator Regatta and the Fishing Boat FunRun on OCT. 10, which is a date change. So go for it but give me a bit of info to fend off the Grumbling Grannies.
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"The Central Coast Boys" are still not gelled enough to have found a regular place and meet time. With the loss of Toesup in the area, well, he was a prime mover.

I have been tempted to take a road trip down to Hansen but I need to have something cool to take down there. My current project is a super inexpensive, top secret, rescue and recovery boat! I'm still quarreling in my head on the final design (down to 2 candidates for drive system!).

Marc Racer is still finding ways to crash his go-fast stuff, gotta watch that kid.

So, we are watching and hoping other clubs get going and doing regular stuff, give us some 'umph' to get our act together.
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Coming Soon: October on Spreckles Lake - Swap Meet and Fishing Boat Fun Run

The One and Only Annual
SFMYC SWAP MEET

Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
at SFYMC Club House across (to the west) from Spreckels Lake


(Don't forget, this is also FLEET WEEK! Come see the Blue Angels and all the gray ships!)



For further information see the Club's Web Site


Get directions to Spreckels Lake here.

Remember the Power Squadron runs every Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 (steam and electric only)
Nitro powered boats, Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00 (Park & Rec Rules)
Come on out and join the fun!
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Coming Soon: October on Spreckles Lake - Fishing Boat Fun Run

The Annual
FISHING BOAT FUN RUN

Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
at Spreckels Lake


(Don't forget, this is also FLEET WEEK! Come see the Blue Angels and all the gray ships!)



For further information see the Club's Web Site


Get directions to Spreckels Lake here.

Remember the Power Squadron runs every Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 (steam and electric only)
Nitro powered boats, Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00 (Park & Rec Rules)
Come on out and join the fun!
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Coming Soon; WOODEN BOATS ON PARADE @ Spreckles Lake! October 24th

Coming Soon!


The eighth bi-annual
WOODEN BOATS ON PARADE 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
at Spreckels Lake


Download your entry form here.
Download a Informational Flyer here.
- - - - - - - - - -
For further information see the Club's Web Site


Get directions for Spreckels Lake here.

Remember the Power Squadron runs every Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 (steam and electric only)
Nitro powered boats, Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00 (Park & Rec Rules)
Come on out and join the fun!

Pictures and a thread on the 2008 Wooden Boats on Parade.
Pictures and a thread on the 2006 Wooden Boats on Parade.
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Why are you using "SFMYC" ...?
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Guy's Whomever this is I appreciate the idea and the work it took to make it up, but I probably will have to answer to the board for it. So it would be nice if I knew what and whom I was talking to the Board about. And also you forgot to mention the Navigator Regatta and the Fishing Boat FunRun on OCT. 10, which is a date change. So go for it but give me a bit of info to fend off the Grumbling Grannies.
Lee Duvall
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Chatted with CaptLee on the phone so he knows whom and what and has coverage vis-s-vis the "Grannies." And Capt., you're right, mea maxima culpa about the other events, I have put them up as you suggested.
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Ah, secret identity.
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"The Central Coast Boys" are still not gelled enough to have found a regular place and meet time. With the loss of Toesup in the area, well, he was a prime mover.
I'm not 'lost'... just misplaced...
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The thot plickens...
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Ah, secret identity.

The thot plickens...
As long as he posts pictures from all the events, this will be great...

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Why are you using "SFMYC" as a screen name and our club's logo if this is nothing "official" or "authorized"?

Ohhhhhh.. perhaps its the FBI....
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web...id=r0U_K37gB4Z
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Oh good godz!!! You just CANNOT make this kind idiocy up!!! Who would believe it?
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As long as he posts pictures from all the events, this will be great...
If no one else will post pics, if I get out to lakeside, I'll take my camera and post some. In The mean time, a few of my daughter's and my pics from the last couple of years to whet the appetite....
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Thanks to the mystery thread starter.

I for one applaud whomever the mystery poster is. He or she knows how to get the information out there to whom it may concern, and with ample time beforehand to make plans to attend.

I say keep up the good work.

Now if we could only find Toesup?
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Now if we could only find Toesup?
No sweat... I've found myself...
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I'm not 'lost'... just misplaced...
Hmmm... been fearsome confused for a month or two, but I ain't never been lost!
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Just a reminder,

Then come on out and play at Speckles Lake
(Thanks for reminding me SD rc boater from last year, nearly forgot. )
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Steady on, Toes...
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Spreckels Lake... with good friends... one of the best places on earth.
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Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Spektrum D6xi, the Lumba Lumba---and Thou
Beside me singing shanties in the Wilderness---
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.

With apologies to Omar Khayyam for mangling the Rubaiyat

See you guys this weekend!
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Well, SFMYC, whoever you are, I salute your efforts. Soon, the club's website will have more pictures of the club's events and better content. Welcome to the 20th century, San Francisco Model Yacht Club.
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Well, SFMYC, whoever you are, I salute your efforts. Soon, the club's website will be modernized and updated with more pictures and better content. But, getting to this point wasn't easy. Welcome to the 20th Century, San Francisco Model Yacht Club.
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Welcome to RCG, Bob!
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A little video to enjoy.

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Well, SFMYC, whoever you are, I salute your efforts. Soon, the club's website will be modernized and updated with more pictures and better content. But, getting to this point wasn't easy. Welcome to the 20th Century, San Francisco Model Yacht Club.
Déjà vu...
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Did you know that SFMYC is the second oldest model yacht club in the U.S. with the Central Park New York club coming in as the oldest, but not by much?
I used to believe this as well but it is not the case. The Central Park Model Yacht Club was founded on December 17th, 1916, so the SFMYC, founded in 1896, is the oldest continuously operating model yacht club by a little over 20 years. I think the confusion may stem from an 1894 article Model Yachting About New York by Frank Nichols when he mentions a club in Manhattan whose pond proved unsuitable and later collapsed. There has been model yachting of one form or another in New York City since about the 1840s, but no organization has had the legs or the stamina of the SFMYC.

Course those bloody English have everybody tarred... their clubs date back as far as 1720!!!

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With the high density of population in San Francisco and the surrounding cities and counties these events should be packed to capacity. Now that some 'mystery' person has taken on the marketing, and is doing a great job I might add, it just may be possible to increase the attendance of these events.
I can't speak to reasons, but I can say all during the 70's and into early 80s, a typical Sunday at the Lake would be anywhere from 30 to 60 members of the power boat squadron and maybe half again as many assorted "hangers on." I have photos dating back further, to after the war (WWII) with literal crowds, each man with a big boat, many the size of Sterling's Chris Craft 63' or larger, most scratch or from plans.

Regattas and special events/runs usually turned out with 75 to 100 or more participants.
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I stand corrected. That is awesome that you guys have the oldest model boat club in the U.S. I actually remember reading that info on your website a couple of years back about it being #2 in the U.S.

Scan some of those pics and post them here. I am sure it would be much appreciated.
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I never had a problem missing events because they are on the club calendar for all who care to look.

Of course the drop off in attendance is primarily because this is a dying hobby period.

Kids care more about their PS3's and being "plugged in"- constant media/ video game/ cell phone texting saturation making them disregard anything that takes even a modicum of time to accomplish forget spending 300 hours to make a model they wont spent 3 hours on anything. Even English teachers complain they cannot assign novels over 200 pages and pupils are incapable of writing cohesive missives longer than 1 paragraph (length of a Facebook entry).
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I stand corrected. That is awesome that you guys have the oldest model boat club in the U.S. I actually remember reading that info on your website a couple of years back about it being #2 in the U.S.
We also believed the SFMYC was the second oldest club for a long time because we thought that the Central Park Model Yacht Club had been formed in 1894. I used to hear that figure a lot at the Clubhouse or Lakeside, so it was quite a surprise when the CPMYC traced it's origins back to 1916.

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Scan some of those pics and post them here. I am sure it would be much appreciated.
I'll see what I can do. They are an odd-sized, medium-format negative and I'll have to do them on a flat bed. I'll post them after I get them scanned and cleaned up.
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Just a quick note that we got the Steamup completed. Was a typical Aug. day with Fog and a light drizzle off and on but not enough to get you wet. Had a couple of flame-outs and rescue needed but overall went very well. Not many Footy's showed up but the arrivals sailed them just to show that the Lil Suckers are a viable type. SFMYC took a ton of photo's so should show up here in a day or so. Was so busy talking and running stuff forgot to take pictures, Aero did the same, but we both got boats in the water and practised some.
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San Francisco Model Yacht Club's
STEAM UP 2010

Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA - Sunday, August 8th
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If I have made any mistakes or omissions vis-a-vis People's Names, Boat Names or Ownership,
please PM me so I can Correct them ASAP!!

Thanks!
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The STEAMSHIP TAHOE by Alan J. Zulberti

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Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA - Sunday, August 8th
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Beautifully crafted primarily from copper sheet and nearly completed, the SS Tahoe is being built by SFMYC member, Alan J. Zulberti, and is a fine example of the modeler's art!

Alan also built the PT-588 which was seen in March/April issue of Ships in Scale. You can find a .pdf of that article here.

A recent article about the SS TAHOE: Divers reach SS Tahoe wreck at 403-feet
An article from Tahoe.com: S.S. Tahoe sails once again upon Lake Tahoe
The SS TAHOE's Wikipedia page.
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Anthony Wheeler's "Steam Launch DOLLY"

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Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA - Sunday, August 8th
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Boats by Nick Monahan, Dave Gallagher and John Brock.

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STEAM UP 2010

Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA - Sunday, August 8th
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My special thanks to Nick Monahan for helping me to match up the boats in this and the following section with their proper builders.

Nick started doing this when he was twelve-years-old. Practice really does make perfect!!
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Messing around on The Lake...

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Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
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A few non-steamers to keep things hoppin'

San Francisco Model Yacht Club's
STEAM UP 2010

Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA - Sunday, August 8th
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San Francisco Model Yacht Club's
STEAM UP 2010

Spreckels Lakes in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA - Sunday, August 8th
.

Turns out we got some nice coverage from The Richmond District Blog as well...


SFMYC hosts “Steam Up 2010″ at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park

and

“All Steam Power” model boat Regatta in Golden Gate Park

Video Here

Flicker Slideshow here

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Wow! Nick's steamers are just gorgeous!
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Good pic's!..

Though the one with Aerominded, a transmitter, a sandwich... and a BEARD is a bit scary!!!..
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Though the one with Aerominded, a transmitter, a sandwich...
Is that guy eating and sailing at the same time or is he playing air guitar?
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Is that guy eating and sailing at the same time or is he playing air guitar?
Looks like a couple of people behind him cant believe what they are seeing either..
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Looks like a couple of people behind him cant believe what they are seeing either..
Maybe it was the loud, off key singing that got their attention?
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Done!

(And thanks for the kind words regarding the pictures )

((T-minus 8 weeks till The NAVIGATOR REGATTA!!! )) LOL

And, I guess, here's one more for the road as it were... Aero' getting towed around Spreckels Lake on a buoy retrieval paddle after this year's Tug Fest.
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The Navigator Regatta
for all scale power boats
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
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CaptLee tells me there will be a lot of marks to set... which means there will be a lot of marks to retrieve... Should be a fun course to run! Hopefully the mighty "Sea Horse" will be there to help!
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And, I guess, one more for the road as it were... Aero' getting towed around Spreckels Lake on a buoy retrieval paddle after this year's Tug Fest.
Is that Aero's 'air' guitar?..

...or is he in $hite creek again?...
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alright.. so if I want to hang out with some fellow steamers, I gotta carry my tail up to san fran next year huh?



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by the way, I love that "ghost Pirate" ship up there. I've been toying with the idea of getting a creole queen kit and doing her up as a Haunted "ghost" gamb'lin ship, maybe steam it, but mostly have inboard sound from the old Redneck rampage video game" "gamb'lin boat level
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 11:57 PM
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To be among that many fellow steamers almost make s me want to move from Portland...almost

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Portland is a great city and the skiing up on Hood is fantastic, but the property tax situation in Oregon sucks compared to say, Ca.
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Portland is a great city and the skiing up on Hood is fantastic, but the property tax situation in Oregon sucks compared to say, Ca.
Uhm...CA has state taxes, smog, Carbon taxes, (commuter taxes soon),Arnold etc.....Oregon starts looking better all the time.
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Gotcha.....Vegas doesn't have much of any of that stuff. It also seems to lack water...how surprising.
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No water and too hot in Vegas is all the more reason to go back and visit the SFMYC.
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No water and too hot in Vegas...
Except for the puddle on the right.

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How about a west coast steam meet up?

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Gary
Uhm, yeah it's in San Francisco.
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Except for the puddle on the right.
I knew right when I posted about no water in Vegas that someone would say something about Lake Mead 30 or so miles away from Vegas.

I have been there and the Hoover Dam is an awesome engineering achievement, especially considering when it was built.

Pretty cool to be able to walk across the dam and see a clock at each end with each being an hour different in time due to the time zone line being right where the dam is.

The spillways for overflow if they ever get any again are large enough to float a WWII battleship. It says it right there on the sign.
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How about a west coast steam meet up?
That's 'zactly what you can have here

If you want another Steam-Up next year in 2011, jump up an' down, stamp yer feet, holler and yell, raise a ruckus and generally let folks at the Club know that you'd like to see it happen again! (Becoming a member couldn't hurt...) But mostly let folks know you want to come play next year then show up!

There was plenty of room on Spreckels Lake this year for more boats and more participants. This is how you "grow" events!
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alright.. so if I want to hang out with some fellow steamers, I gotta carry my tail up to san fran next year huh?

Yep! Let's grow us an event!
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To be among that many fellow steamers almost make s me want to move from Portland...almost
Great boats and folks
Portland won't dry up and blow away if you come down and play by The Lake for a weekend or so... really Maybe you can make it in 2011.
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No water and too hot in Vegas is all the more reason to go back and visit the SFMYC.
Yep Yep Yep! You can make two events a year, right SD?
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And don't forget...
Only more five weeks until...

The Navigator Regatta
for all scale power boats
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
at Spreckels Lake


For further information see the Club's Web Site


Get directions to Spreckels Lake Here

Remember the Power Squadron runs every Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 (steam and electric only)
Nitro powered boats, Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00 (Park & Rec Rules)
Come on out and join the fun!
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Everyone I moved the Fishing Boat Funrun to Oct. 10th Sunday to make room for the SwapMeet on Sat. 9th. so if we need a bit of time to get our goodies and cash together for that this is your wakeup call.
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Sounds good Lee. Has the San Fran club ever had a swap meet before? Do they usually get a good turn out?

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This is the second one and figure it will be a fair attendance. There were several transactions completed last year, I scored a Stanley Hurdee-Gurdee drill for my collection and a non-member friend got a bandsaw and a 2.4ghz trans. for a decent price.
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ahkneenah...

Here ya go, Bro

Last season's 2009 SFMYC Multi-Club SWAP MEET Thread
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Looking forward to some more events at the club, we need to do more!!! Its always a great time

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Looking forward to some more events at the club, we need to do more!!! Its always a great time
Sign your life away! Join up (a mere $30 ) and come play. The bigger and more active the Power Squadron, the more power events!

Here's an application form (Adobe PDF format) (Easier than joining the Mobile Infantry! )
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Sign your life away! Join up (a mere $30 ) and come play. The bigger and more active the Power Squadron, the more power events!

Here's an application (Easier than joining the Mobile Infantry!)
I am already a member
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LOL... The joys of online handles
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LOL... The joys of online handles
Yea I became a member on the Opening Day this year, And I am looking foward to bringing out some new boats for the next run.

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As a kid growing up in SF I always admired the boats at the SFMYC. Now I have a Coast Guard boat which I converted into the SFPD Police Boat Marine 1 and would love to take it out on the lake one Sunday. Do I need to be a member or can I just show up? And what is the upcoming Navigater Regatta?
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 03:09 AM
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Vspeeds...

You can just show up and run within the times as set forth by SF Park & Rec. and prōclāmāted thereby in signage nailed upon a tree...

Basically, 10:00am to 1:00pm for power boats; Sail from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Nitro-powered boats are restricted to, IIRC, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, as well as being covered by noise and speed restrictions, again, Park and Rec Dept. rules. Spreckles Lake itself is always open to the public.

If there is a Regatta, you can join the Regatta if you wish or not, you just have to abide by the Frequency board (have the Freq flag for your transmitter unless you're using a 2.4ghz like a Specktrum).

The Navigator Regatta is a Navigation/boat handling skills contest, but I'll leave the specifics to either CaptLee or Aerominded to tell since they're a bit closer to the planning than I. It might be somewhat like this Tug Event back in '06.

Looking forward to seeing your boat and meeting you on The Lake!!

ps. Got pictures of your boat??? Inquiring minds wanna see
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Do I need to be a member or can I just show up? And what is the upcoming Navigater Regatta?
As Craig says, the lake is open to the public but there are posted rules re: times, location and type of boats which should be followed.

You will find people running boats most weekends at the lake but days with scheduled events will see the most activity, generally.

The Navigator regatta this year will be a complex steering course. Ususally skippers get free range on the lake side to move where they need to to see their boat through the course. Each boat will run through the course several times. each time, the skipper will be increasingly limited to their movement on shore. this makes getting around the course without touching a mark more difficult with each run. Not sure if the PSO is planning to make this a timed event as well.

We would like to see you participate at the event! 47' CG/SFPD boat would be a great boat for the course!
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Yeah, it will be timed in the last section to eliminate ties, figure it will be time to injure Aero to make it fair for the rest of us, he probably will object. Am bringing my Vac-U-duck so it will be a real competive course. Any and all types of boats are useful in this one if the Skipper can handle them in a nautical manner. have heard it said that the navigation is easy, but the depth perception part is the toughie.
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...figure it will be time to injure Aero to make it fair for the rest of us...
Hee hee, I'm no threat on Nav courses! The driver of "Castaway" et al is the one we need to keep our eye on this year!

Looking forward to the event!
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Drove by the Lake today and shot a couple of frames of Park & Rec.'s Rules..

SEC. 3.02. SIGNS TO BE OBEYED.
No person shall willfully disobey the notices,
prohibitions or directions on any sign posted by
the Recreation and Park Commission or the
Recreation and Park Department. (Added by
Ord. 603-81, App. 12/18/81)

also

SEC. 4.01. - DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

No person shall, in any park without permission of the Recreation and Park Department:
(d) Carry or use a model airplane which is powered by liquid fuel or designed to be used with such fuel;

And they just added the " No Smoking" sign... SF Health Code, Article 19I

*sigh* Kinda makes me want a cigarette... even though I quit a decade ago!

Older(original) sign up a tree, north (sail) side of Spreckles Lake...

"Model Yacht Facility
No Fishing Allowed
Power boats on south side of lake only between 10am and 1pm Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday only"

and the new signage in a couple of places near the power 'pit area' on the south side of the Lake reads...
  1. Internal Combustion (IC) and Nitro powered boats may be operated on the lake from 10amto 1pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only. Sail boats shall have full access of the lake at all times.
  2. IC and Nitro powered boats must not be operated at speeds in excess of 15 MPH and must not exceed a decible noise level of 60 at full throttle at 50' from the meter on shore.
  3. All local and state laws must be observed in the interest of safety.
  4. Powered boats are to steer clear of all wildlife on the lake.
  5. No more than two IC or Nitro powered boats may be operated on the lake at any one time.
  6. IC/Nitro powered boats shall be run in a clockwise direction and remain outside of the far-east and far-west ends of the lake.
  7. Radio frequency flags must be properly displayed on antennas whenever in use.
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Wow!

Can't exceed a speed of 15 mph?
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Wow!

Can't exceed a speed of 15 mph?
no SMOKING!?!

well.. I'm just going to take my fancy meerschaum pipe and all my toys home if y'all gonna be like that.

wait.. that sign is in California.. and its only showing a cigarette...
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RE: The smoking ban...

Don't blame The Club... not our idea
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Thanks for the info. Hopefully I'll make it out there soon and depending on my kids' games I'm definitely going to try to make it to the Navigator Regatta.
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