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Old Jun 10, 2012, 10:54 PM
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What time did you arrive ?
I arrived a little after 7:00 AM.

Water level so high !


[[/B]QUOTE=MrLego;21859296]We went in just fine.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Kevin's attempt to control his 2 boats at the same time


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Hee hee! Sorry I didn't stop to say Hi to you guys! I ran through the pit area a few times carrying one of those stick things that doubles for a transmitter! Was a great day at the Lake!
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Nice shots, thank you, Calvin
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Folks Do NOT Forget that TugFest is on for Sat. June 16th!!!!!!! start Time is 0930 and will go for most of the day. So freeruns are probably not going to happen. Run your tugs with us if you got them. Entry fee is $5.00 for first two and $3.00 each after that. Classes are under 30 inches, 30 and over inches, Team Towing. TUGS doing real work is the basis of this one.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Thanks CaptLee! Free runs are still welcomed but we hope to have a clear course when needed.


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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, Kevin has been banned, BANNED! I say from TugFest this year!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Thanks CaptLee! Free runs are still welcomed but we hope to have a clear course when needed.




Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, Kevin has been banned, BANNED! I say from TugFest this year!
I hope I get written in the history books of the SFMYC for being banned this year!
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I hope I get written in the history books of the SFMYC for being banned this year!
History books? Well, you have made it into the 'official' newsletter...
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Hi Everyone, here are a few pics from the SFMYC TugFest 2012. Special thanks to Aerominded and CaptLee for putting on such a great event. The two-part event took place on Saturday, June 16, with a herd of tugboaters in attendance. The first part of the course was a team event, where two tugboats would move a derelict ship (the Pacific Emanon) from her dock through a series of five gates, six buoys, and a narrow channel. The Pacific Emanon is filled to the brim with bottles of water (I think she might weigh 300 lbs.). At the start and finish of the course, the tugboat captains would have to spin the ship at her dock, making for some interesting problems while maneuvering. The second part of the course involved moving a barge through six gates, five buoys, and a narrow channel. The weather was really good for SF (no fog, clear skies) and a good time was had by all. Bob SF
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Great pictures, Bob SF! it was great to see everybody at the event! We had 28 boats registered with local Captains as well as a significant number of Captains who drove up from the LA area (invaders from the south! ) to participate! What a great day!

Results:
Team Tow
1. Troy W -"Dug Tug"/Charlie B - "Coos Bay"
2. Jim P - "Amanda C" / Mike B - "#5"
3. Troy W - "Log Tug" / Vic S - "Sea Robin"

Tug and Barge
Small boats
1. (Unbreakable tie!!! ) Troy W -"Dug Tug"/Charlie B - "Coos Bay"
2. Jim P - "Southampton"
3. Ed S. - "Vac U Tug"
Big Boats
1. Kay T. - "LAR"
2. Mike B - "#5"
3. Norm C. - "Fritzy"

Ken Reilly Memorial Top Springer
Bob VR - "Ugh!"

SFMYC TugFest 2012 Champion (top score overall)
Troy W
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the pics !
Too bad I couldnt make it ! ( a day late, I just returned a little while ago ).
Looks like a great turnout, hope to be there next time.
This one looks Very nice...
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for the great photo coverage Bob!

Looks like the Southern Contingent whooped some butt!
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Looks like the Southern Contingent whooped some butt!
Yes, they did! Nice guys too!

I hear their next invasion, er, I mean visit, is the Great PNW!!!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Looks like I missed a good event, populated by several old friends.

And missed the beer too---.
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And missed the beer too---.
Some was had after the event... you were missed too. CB showed me a little bit of history- Microglass (pre-Microglass?) 1/32 ST tug, hull number 1 . Your 'glasswork has always been excellent!
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Der Kapitan,
I second that. Working on one now and the glass work was great!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 07:32 PM
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This was a great Tugfest with 81 degree temperature. It was a monsoon last year. Here are some photos.
Notice the pyrotechnics by Don Ciucci, pre-heating his burner. He is using a propane bottle with a pre-heater coil on the burner. He pre-heats that with another bottle with a torch tip. His Luisa is stunning and is very speedy. The boiler and engine were custom built.











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Old Jun 17, 2012, 07:36 PM
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First in show !

First in show !
Thats the best lookin YTL !
Someday I gotta build one of these...
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:30 PM
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congratulations capt. Troy !!!


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sfmyc tugfest 2012 champion (top score overall)
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...Working on one now ...
She looks very nice, Bob SF!
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Great pictures, looks like a fun event.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 03:24 AM
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they are some nice looking tug boats there

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Old Jun 18, 2012, 02:49 PM
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looks like you had a great day as well. At least at your event, the sun came out. We had typical NW Washington tropical weather--warm with damp rain in the a.m. and clouds all day.
Congratts Troy on a job well done.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 04:53 PM
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It was a really great event, it was probably warmer and sunnier than I've ever seen SF (and Aerominded went home with the sunburn to prove it!).

The courses were suitably devious, even down to the lads loading the derelict with a severe list so that it wouldn't track straight during team tow, and most of all, there were beautiful tugs to look at.

The SFMYC has a solid member in Aerominded, who was the contest director and judged every single run, both team tow and barge...great job!
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...great job!
Thanks for the kind words, capntroy! I'm glad you had a good time! It was a pleasure to meet you, CaptCB and others at the event! Thanks also to CaptLee, Bob SF and others who helped make the event a success!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 07:46 AM
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I'm green with envy. Maybe next year.
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Coming soon!!

Really nice photos, Bob - Keep 'em coming! Anyone else?

I'll have mine ready late Monday.
Very nice!!! We'd need a fleet of them for this...
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Hopefully I can make it out to the lake soon. It looked like a great event. Getting ready for Fast Electric Nationals this week with my new boat.
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My cousin was sorority sisters with Lisa Oberto, when the boats came to town in the early 80's (and the Oberto's were running one of the few recips) for the SeaFair Trophy we got a chance to go down to the pits and watch/help with the boat. Was about a 9.5 on the cool scale way to watch the unlimiteds run!
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Congrats captain troy !

Congrats captain troy !
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Congrats Capt. Troy!

And thank you to everyone who gave me pointers on towing a barge. I'm now going to change out my mixer to 2 separate speed controllers for better control.

Thanks to all the members in SFMYC for putting together a great event and a special thank you to Aerominded for being the sole judge for the event.

I wished I lived closer
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Some pictures from last weekend

Some pictures of the tug fest:
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Great photos! What kind of camera were you using...?
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You are welcome, I am glad you liked them.
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Hello capntroy thanks. I use a SLR with a long telephoto lens (1000 mm equivalent). That allows me to take pictures of models in the water from the same perspective as what one would get while looking at real boats. I also lie down close to the ground while taking photos which helps to isolate the subject from back ground.
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Just got home from the first day of the Santa Barbera Regionals. Have been educated to run power stuff, was 15th out of 15 with the "Chartered" Boat. To add insult to injury loaned the boat to a real sail expert and he made it a Contender for last two races. Knew I should have taken a TUG and Barge to this race. Good Time was had by all, and we plan to do it tomorrow again. Maybe I'll learn something this time, got some tuning tips out of it at least and did not get hollered at all day.
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Region 6 Championships, Spreckels Lake - Day I Satuday // Heats 1 - 8









Day 1's photo posts for heats 1 through 8 are now done and posted below.


Ah, the quiet gentieel sport of full-contact yachting!!
Eat ch'er heart out Larry Ellison
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Region 6 Championships, Spreckels Lake - Day II Sunday // Heats 9 -18





A quick word:

Normally I do not muck about too much with my images other than compositional cropping, clean up, and removing an occasional misplaced item or antenna, this batch has been a bit different due mainly to the weather conditions that weekend. As you can see in the above image, on Sunday I was shooting in a light drizzle with a medium mist / foggy conditions which drastically lowered the contrast and color of my shots and the lousy light forced me to shoot at a much higher ASA setting than I prefer which resulted in 'noisy' images. Photoshop is a wondrous thing, it can "get rid" of a fair portion what the weather had done to the images.

Just wanted you to know these have been massaged to get rid of a lot of the foggy, bleached white-outs and other issues. So if the early photographs look like the weather wasn't so bad - tain't so, Compadre - it was not a nice morning to be out with a camera, good, bracing, sailing weather though .


It was a dank and dreary day (better than a dark and stormy night eh? ),
drizzling and scots mist but better wind this morning....
Anyway - We did have serious fun!

The Pictures are Done!!! Whew!!
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AMYA Region 6 Championships, Spreckels Lake



Ken's first place also wins him a place on the San Francisco Model Yacht Club's yearly
Col. Bartlett Perpetual Trophy for S/B One Competition.

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After compiling videos I took from the past and on Sunday, I managed to make an advertisement for my local hobby shop for class. I hope you guys like it! Tell me what you think!

Coast Guard Rushes to Save Sinking Plane (0 min 55 sec)
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That video is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swUn0FYI6aU
thats a pretty good video, I like when the helicopter hovers the mlb
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Dude! Seriously - Most Excellent!!

You have a future in this business!!
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thats a pretty good video, I like when the helicopter hovers the mlb
Thanks! I was hoping of actually getting a shot with the MLB and helicopter running together, but was short a MLB driver and camera person.

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It has been brought to my attention, Mr. Lego will not be attending tomorrow's night run.
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I know what you texted me personally...hahaha...you changed your mind and now will show for first half. Hahahaha!
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What a literally eventful weekend! Fast gas boats, fast electric boats, sailboats, and steamboats! Somehow we survived without incident, just little complaints here and there.
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What a literally eventful weekend! Fast gas boats, fast electric boats, sailboats, and steamboats! Somehow we survived without incident, just little complaints here and there.
little complaints being there was a speed boat on speed boat collision.

Pictures from July 1
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Back from out of town, finished with the Tug Fest photos and I'm working on the images for the Santa Barbara Region Six Regatta now - hopefully will be done by Friday.

It's really cool to see other folks posting pictures - a big thanks to BobSF, Kalkurap, sunworksco and the others for their great shots!
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Great pictures Craig, thanks! And of course, I approve of the banner...
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:39 AM
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Great shots Craig!

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Hey guys,
I have a Riviera 80 for sale. I'll bring it out to the lake every Sunday (except this Sunday) if anyone is interested in checking it out.
I'm selling it for $350. If you're interested, pm me or just reply.

Includes everything needed to run except for a charger.

You also have to mount the dashboard on.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 03:22 AM
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 11:03 AM
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There was an incident at the lake yesterday involving a runaway gas boat. Thank goodness and luck that no one got hurt. That being said.... I'm sure the following has been posted earlier in this forum in some similar shape or form but has to be repeated to those who don't read the previous pages....

ALWAYS.....check over your electronics.before setting your boat in the water and make sure fail safe is workIng if running gas/nitro and if you don't have one GET one!

IF you have not run for awhile...anywhere from a month to years and have an OLD nimh/nicad receiver pack just toss it and buy a fresh one, regardless if old batteries shows full charge the capacity may be shortened due to sitting on the shelf for so long.

Also IF you have an old FM transmitter buy a 2.4 ghz radio eliminates the need and worry of checking who else is running the same channel and less likely to glitch. This is HIGHLY recommended and SHOULD be required when running gas/nitro models.

Remember be mindful and repectful of others, use common sense, and if you don't know the rules or how we run at the lake ask anyone that is there. Only stupid question is a question you don't ask. Remember WE the powerboats are PRIVILEGED to run here!
All it takes is one HUGE complaint to Recs and Park and we are done.

We are there to have fun and educate the public as well as to keep EVERYONE out of harm's way.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Also IF you have an old FM transmitter buy a 2.4 ghz radio eliminates the need and worry of checking who else is running the same channel and less likely to glitch. This is HIGHLY recommended and SHOULD be required when running gas/nitro models.

Or convert your old radio to a 2.4GHz transmitter module.
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I just found these on my camera, I forgot that I had taken a few snaps at the Tugfest;















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Old Jul 22, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Calvin -

Dare I asked what happened?
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 04:24 PM
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@capntroy -

Cool, Thank You
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Calvin -

Dare I asked what happened?
I will just give a summary guy with old gas boat comes to lake with old RX pack and has not run the boat for years and charged rx pack apparently is DEAD, boat takes off and launches onto shore and tries to put blame on someone else's radio being on and that someone had a scanner that says no one else was on that channel.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Calvin -

Dare I asked what happened?
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I will just give a summary guy with old gas boat comes to lake with old RX pack and has not run the boat for years and charged rx pack apparently is DEAD, boat takes off and launches onto shore and tries to put blame on someone else's radio being on and that someone had a scanner that says no one else was on that channel.
Craig got most of the details at the lake already anyways. =)
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Thanks Craig for all the SB sailboat race pictures.
Those of us that have never been to Spreckels Lake area and maybe never will but remember reading about this place in old 1950's hobby magazines it is interesting to see the action.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 03:33 PM
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I will just give a summary guy with old gas boat comes to lake with old RX pack and has not run the boat for years and charged rx pack apparently is DEAD, boat takes off and launches onto shore and tries to put blame on someone else's radio being on and that someone had a scanner that says no one else was on that channel.
Old boat, old radio, and same old excuses:

"I was hit"

"Got shot down"

"Somebody turned on"

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Now from the first day I ever ran R/C I learned to do a battery and range check (before I even left the house), and a second one before I ever let go of the thing (car, truck, aircraft, or boat). I also usually make sure to have a set of batteries for both the receiver (if it doesn't have a bec) and transmitter too. I plan on having too much fun to deal with dumb things like that, it takes to long to get loaded up to have it go bad for something stupid like that!

I also learned that if you can do a range test around a Navy base (I grew up navy) in that kind of electronic environment like that, that almost anything you can find at the pond (air-field, track) is easy! But then I have been around that my first radios were AM! (My 'new radios' were FM, just saving up for 2.4 LOL) If you can operate in that kind of environment (a good airsearch radar will mess up low channel FM radios (side band?))

Nice to know the excuses at Golden Gate haven't changed since the 80's (when I was there last, sigh) Tom is right.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Veteran boater
Didn't ask around who had what channel
Bad old Rx pack looked charged but under load drained
Fail safe not activated
Boat ran ashore
Blamed someone for radio interference
He realized he was in the wrong and felt bad from what I heard
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Stricken cabin cruiser rescued

A Chris Craft cabin cruiser was stalled near the middle of the lake, “dead in the water,” as a nautical person might say.
Then a Coast Guard vessel pulled along-side the stricken cruiser. “Can I give you a push to shore?” asked the coast-guard boat operator.
“No,” replied the cruiser captain, “I think I can get it in.”
Whereupon the cruiser owner picked up his rod and reel, cast the line and hooked his boat. It was a real sea-rescue situation, but in miniature.
All this was taking place on the shore of Speckles Lake, a small lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park built early in the 1900’s just for scale model boats.
Most every Saturday and Sunday mornings various types of model boats chug, speed, putt-putt and sail around this lake. Such as a highly detailed old restored mahogany run-about, a Mississippi Tow Boat, a tug-boat, or an exact scale model of a famous war ship to high speed racing hydro-planes. You might see a fishing fleet circle an unseen school of fish, or a team of tug-boats maneuver a stricken freighter thru an obstacle course. Hydro-planes racing at record braking scale speeds. And there’s the occasional young child with just a piece of wood tied with a string to a stick running along the shore in an imaginary race.
At times there are fireboats, Coast-guard cutters and police launches present in a show of authority. You will even see spectacularly beautifully built live steam launches. There are boats set up just to rescue that stricken cabin-cruiser or anyone that may need a helping push back to shore.
There is a group of people that meet most weekends to indulge in a little fantasy of just getting away for awhile and enjoying the “Fun Factor” of “Messin around in boats.” You can be assured of seeing many varieties of boats, this can be from a ready-to-run out of the box to models that have taken years to complete.
Some of the yachtsmen and captains have been sailing this lake for years, others just got their boat in the mail yesterday or as a birthday gift and are out for their first voyage. Even with a model boat there are problems with them just as in the real thing. The motor isn’t right, the prop is wrong. What battery should I use? Why does it turn to the right but not left? Bring it over to my table and let’s see if we can fix it. We will even help retrieve it if it gets in trouble.
One of the unfortunate things about model boating is that many really great old boats have just disappeared over the years. Stuck in some garage or shed or put up on the shelf to collect dust, even worse, just thrown away. Sometimes they end up with a person that will make it run again. New motor, batteries and radio, along with a fresh coat of paint and varnish can bring even the most forgotten vessel back to life.
So if you happen to have model boat, bring it out, and run it, get some help in fixing it up and running again. Bring the family out to the lake and enjoy a day just “Messin around in boats.”

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 06:15 AM
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Hear hear !!! Three cheers for Gerry <Cpl.Fuzz>
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Thanks cpl.fuzz for the enjoyable read!
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Spreckles Lake today

Looks like it was a good day to test the fog horns LOL
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 11:19 PM
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RC Boats pushing SFMYC boat (1 min 14 sec)
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Hee hee!
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 11:48 PM
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You know, a swat from your oar would end that tomfoolery...
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 02:33 AM
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When I was the former setter of bouys, the tugs were more cooperative, didn't need the oars with the onshore positioning system.
I should have advised Aero to have a couple of extra weights on hand, for the uncooperative ones.
Just wrap the line around the rudder. Disconnecting batteries optional.
And modify the course plan to show the new obstacles.

Sorry I missed the live show. Thanks Lego for the highlight.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 05:51 AM
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Capt. Rich of the river tug Micheal E. on duty at Spreckels Lake in
his new pullover during our recent Boat Handling Regatta, Aug. 5

The Micheal E. was one of the tugs giving Aerominded a hand retrieving the bouys in Kevin's <MrLego> video.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Power Events for September 2012 - Wooden Boats on Parade

We have A BIG Power Boating Event this September....

Wooden Boats on Parade - a Concurs de'Elegance for woodies and their friends.




The Fleet Day Review has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 28th.
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 12:09 AM
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Is the military run confirmed for September 23? There was an earlier posting that it would be delayed until October. Just checking before I post to my Warship site.
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Is the military run confirmed for September 23? There was an earlier posting that it would be delayed until October. Just checking before I post to my Warship site.
Aerominded? What's the word?

I can change the poster if needed.

Also, if the change is the case, what happens to the Fishing Boat Gambler set for Oct 28??
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Guest Boat from Kentucky for Wooden Boats on Parade

Looking at the poster for this years Wooden Boats on Parade, I wanted to report that a new Captain of the HMS Surprise is going to sail down the east coast from Kentucky and go around the horn and back up the west coast to try and make it in time for this years Wooden Boats on Parade event. This was the latest photo of her underway as of two days ago.
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Description: reports are that the trip down and around the horn and stops for supply's will take about two months but with good winds it should arrive for Wooden Boats on Parade event at the end of Aug.

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HMS Surprise and The Fight for Lake Erie May 1813.mpg (4 min 30 sec)


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Old Aug 08, 2012, 04:18 AM
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Looking at the poster for this years Wooden Boats on Parade, I wanted to report that a new Captain of the HMS Surprise is going to sail down the east coast from Kentucky and go around the horn and back up the west coast to try and make it in time for this years Wooden Boats on Parade event.
WOOT!! Hot Damn!! Looking forward to a nice 'Surprise" at Wooden Boats!
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Craig The Fleet day is officially moved to Oct.28 and Fishing Boat is TBD per Aero yesterday. Next is WBOP !!!!!!!!!
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Craig The Fleet day is officially moved to Oct.28 and Fishing Boat is TBD per Aero yesterday. Next is WBOP !!!!!!!!!
CaptLee is correct- Fleet day was officially moved to Oct.28 and Fishing Boat Gambler is TBD --- per the last two club newsletters. Now I know who reads 'em, and who doesn't

Fleet Day will be on October 28th
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[QUOTE=Aerominded;22391852 )Now I know who reads 'em, and who doesn't

Heh Heh .... !

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