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Old Aug 31, 2010, 12:09 AM
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Don't blame The Club... not our idea

I'm not just trying to make a silly joke about smoking on the west coast.. and what is accepted to smoke

but being an east coaster.. born and raised in the town that philip morris / altria calls home. Virginia just got around to enacting a official smoking ban in bars/restaurants late last year.. but its a law with no teeth. get this.. no smoking in a bar or restaurant unless the establishment has a separate smoking area. the smoking area must have separate ventilation and the you must not have to pass through the smoking area to access the bathrooms. the penalty for not following the law? a $25 fine to the establishment.

who enforces the law? don't really know. its more of a health code violation by the law and the cops aint touching it.
basicly.. in Virginia, if you are caught smoking in a bar.. well.. there are no bars in Virginia.. only restaurants that serve alcohol.. but that's besides the point..

if you are caught smoking.. then law enforcement must pass the complaint to the health department, then the health department must inspect the area where the smoking allegedly occurred, and if the health inspectors deems the area to be non compliant, then they will issue the establishment a $25 fine.
several establishments in town are opting to just pay the fine, others have enacted elaborate redecoration plans in order to skirt the law..
right after they passed the "smoking ban" they allowed folks with conceal and carry permits to bring their weapons into the bar... they just cant consume alcohol while packing.

so... I guess.. that's a fair trade off all around!

ah laws.. what good are they if the good people don't need them and the bad people don't obey them any ways?

did I have a point in any of this? no.. not really... have fun!
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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.
Looking forward to meeting you!
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Wow!

Can't exceed a speed of 15 mph?
Haha, after reading this I'm picuring an SFPD officer sitting by the lake with a radar gun ticketing anyone going over.
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Sorry just wanted to add my two cents on the 15 mph thing...I have sail boats that sail over that posted speed.....L...ok Ill move on now....
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The Go-Fastee bunch on Sat. have a good laugh and then they exceed the limit every run, no one cited for that till an accident happens and then it is the excuse the Insurance uses to get out of paying. The Club has no police power so all we can do is mention it and then move on. Mostly it is there to make us play well with others.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Sorry just wanted to add my two cents on the 15 mph thing...I have sail boats that sail over that posted speed.....L...ok Ill move on now....
Speaking of which, I apparently have a hurricane running through town this weekend, think I'll go toss the dumas ace sloop in the pond and see what happens
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 07:07 PM
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Speaking of which, I apparently have a hurricane running through town this weekend, think I'll go toss the dumas ace sloop in the pond and see what happens



ps. Oh, yeah! We def want pics o'dis!!!
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Pictures, bgnome!
well... now i just gotta take that as a challenge

as I'm sure a lot of you know, the Dumas Ace Racing sloop is an entry level, Free sailor.. well. I don't know if you would call it entry level based on the convoluted one page typed instruction manual.. but there ya go.

if the winds start picking up around here on thursday/friday like they are supposed to, I'll toss her out on the pond. apparently the boat functions best at between 5-20 mph winds.. I have never had the opportunity to take it out in anything higher than 3mph.

the way things are looking.. via THE CONE OF OPPORTUNITY!!! the main force of the storm is going to be a good 50-100 miles off shore from where I'm at.. the closest threat of landfall is Baltimore at 20%
new jersey and new york stand a decent chance.. and if yer a man from nantucket.... I suggest you either take the boat out, or bring it in..

Nova Scotia is going to have the most fun with this one..

one of those cable networks would do good to have a "my name is earl" marathon this weekend
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well... now i just gotta take that as a challenge
It shouldn't be taken any other way! (just be careful! )
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 07:32 PM
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It shouldn't be taken any other way! (just be careful! )

y'know.. its usually when people tell me to be careful is when I get hurt?

but really? I don't expect much around here except the wind being up and maybe some rain, it'll be more humid than usual, and my the low pressure zone will make my broken bone joints ache a little more.

all signs showing the storm being pushed out to sea, something really big and weird would have to happen to change that.. and it's kinda a shame... we haven't had a good hurricane party around here since Isabel... oh.. sure there was TS Gaston.. but that was a fluke storm that just kinda hung out over us for too long... flooded half the city, mind you.. and there are some interesting stories tied to that one.

a good hurricane.. you can see coming for a week or two ahead, plenty of time to plan and hunker down. run out to the store and stock up on eggs, milk, bread and toilet paper.. presumably for making lots of French toast and the inevitable after effects.

also.. lots of booze it would appear.. I'm sure no matter the out come, my pick sheets from the distributors are going to jump up 40% next week on restock orders.
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True about the beer there beergnome. We would get the typhoon warnings coming up from the sea of Japan, what did we do? We threw a typhoon party, crashed the local teriyaki bars, the skies got really dark and the wind starts kicking then power goes out...........drink before they get warm...

But hey none to laugh, my folks told me of Hurricane Agnes that came through western Pennsylvania in 72, caused huge damage.

When I get back to the area I'll let you know. I'll bring the Vic and Elliott and have some fun.

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LOL... I remember Hurricane Agnes... She hit when we were climbing a cliff face and we rode her out under a plastic tarp in the North Carolina back-country. Never been that wet before or since, lol. The good 'ol days of Outward Bound!
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...Hurricane Agnes that came through western Pennsylvania in 72, caused huge damage.
Flooded the Piper (aircraft) plant at Lockhaven... ended PA24/PA30 production.
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LOL... I remember Hurricane Agnes... She hit when we were climbing a cliff face and we rode her out under a plastic tarp in the North Carolina back-country. Never been that wet before or since, lol. The good 'ol days of Outward Bound!
being a child of 1974, all my experiences with Agnes are the stories of my older relations, the tick marks on the flood wall, and the flood exhibit at the nature center at Maymont park.

whenever we get a good blow.. the "old folks" say stuff like "yeah.. that was pretty bad.. but nothing like Agnes... (insert story of trials and tribulations)"

and yea Gary!, you filled in the line I missed.. "the powers out! what will we do!? Quick! the beer is getting warm!"


my most personal ..interesting Hurricane story is from Isabel, maybe around 95? I know I was at least old enough to buy alcohol at that point..
any ways.. Isabel rolls through skirting the east coast.. cat. 2 at the most, but it happened to fall on a pay day weekend and the family had a cabin up by chincoteague island on the delmarva.

I see a lot of y'all are on the left coast, as opposed to the right coast so I'll simply state that the Delmarva is the eastern shore of Virginia. The peninsula is called the Delmarva because it comprises the states of DELeware, MARyland, and VirginiA.

My destination was a barrier island, four hours away from my home in central Virginia, to get there, one needs to cross the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. the CBBT at one time was the worlds largest tunnel bridge complex at 14 miles long.

my goal at this point was to cross said bridge, in a 1992 Geo tracker convertible, in the eye of a hurricane, with two flailing drunk idiot friends... at night

that four hour trip, took the better of 10 and some, how some way, me and the drunken idiots managed to talk our way through the closed toll plaza when that hurricane Eye was passing over.. it was literally pounding rain and wind at the plaza, everything goes calm.. something about someone's dying grandmother in Horntown, a clenched fist drive in a car that weighed less than 1700lbs wet, on a wet, wind swept 2 lane bridge.

the rain and wind had stopped when we got on, and everything picked back up once we got to fisherman's island on the other side. quite literally threading the needle.


when we got to the cabin.... well.. "cabin" is a stretch.. it was an RV trailer on blocks with a wooden mosquito porch built into the side of it, I went to sleep. my drunken compatriots spent the rest of the night on top of the cabin cursing into the wind.. me? I went to sleep.

do early 20 somethings do stupid crap like that any more? I can't tell
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Sunday at The Lake (2010.09.05) - Part I

Sunday on The Lake... (Sunday, Sept 5th, 2010) Part I

We finally got some good sun and the "Irregulars" (the Go-Fastie crews and others who are NOT members of the SFMYC) were out in force and having a fun time...
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Sunday at The Lake (2010.09.05) - Part II

Sunday on The Lake... (Sunday, Sept 5th, 2010) Part II

The "Irregulars" (the Go-Fastie crews) were out in force and having a fun time...
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Old Sep 06, 2010, 10:38 AM
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The "Irregulars"?

Nice pics!
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I didnt know that many people were going out yesterday?
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Thursday Sept 9th - A Couple of 'Big Boys.'

Thursday found Julio (Racer59) out on The Lake with a couple of his big (84 inch hulls), gas-fueled, deep-vees. I was too late in the day to see them run as it had just turned 1pm, but I did get a few frames to share. See ya at The Lake
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Saturday, Sept 11: Preview :D

Well, I can't comment on what went on at today's meeting as I had to run an errand downtown during the same period and so couldn't attend, but I was there before and the membership turnout seemed good. The Go-Fastie Gang/Irregulars were well turned out at Lakeside and were having a great time when I got back around 12:40 and got the inaugural run for my new little go-fastie (a ProBoat Widowmaker-22). She needs a little work and tweaking so... a Capt's - Owner's work is never done!

It was also the sixth and final race of the season for the X-Class Free-Sail fleet during the afternoon. That's right! Sailboats racing without radios! *gasp*

Rented a new lens for a tryout; a Nikkor 300mm... Here are a few teasers of what's to come later in the week after I get a chance to work though the shots...
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Thursday found Julio (Racer59) out on The Lake with a couple of his big nitro-fueled deep-vees. I was too late in the day to see them run as it had just turned 1pm, but I did get a few frames to share. See ya at The Lake
Hey Craig Is there quite a few people that go to the lake on saturdays with gas powered boats?

thanks
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Those are gasoline engines in the photo.

15 mph?
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Kmot We honor that in the case of a COP in the area otherwise it is be careful and Don't Hit anybody or anything. If you have any of that shot left and are going to be at the Riverside Do I''ll take one off your hands. Might be a few customers there also, think about it.
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I know, I know. I'm just pulling all ya'alls leg!

Sadly, I have been coopted for that weekend and I will be missing not only the INS Regatta but also my model airplane clubs float fly-in.
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Hey Craig,
Julio here. (racer59) Wanted to thank you for some photos of my two 84" Hull.
The red one used to be white but I had it repainted in deep red color to match the inline two cylinders I purchased from a local hobby shop owner. Lots of issue with the boat but I managed to get it going. Speed is around 35 mph. Stock two zenoah with clutch.
The White one is a copy of the Bonzi Hull. I installed a Quick Draw 35cc Motor with a direct drive on that one. The 35cc QD used to be on the red one before I received the other 84" white hull.
Thanks again for the shots. I like your black boat. Good Photos running above the water. Really looked cool !!!!
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Hey Craig Is there quite a few people that go to the lake on saturdays with gas powered boats?
Ted...

Not a crowd (which is nice - good run times without a lot of traffic or apparent frequency issues), but enough to keep things really fun and interesting! It seems to be about a half a dozen to a dozen or so regular drivers and their friends. My impression is also that most folks are also running multiple boats! Come on down - The more the merrier

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Julio here. (racer59) Wanted to thank you for some photos of my two 84" Hull.
My pleasure, glad you like 'em *does a litttle happy dance* Working on some more shots. Stay tuned

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I like your black boat. Good Photos running above the water. Really looked cool !!!!
The lil' Widowmaker in the shots from September 4th isn't mine. I thought it was Kevin's but he says not, so I don't know who was driving it.

As to the shots though, yep! I was pretty happy with them. Those shots pushed me over the edge and I went out and bought one for me and I'd sworn that I'd never, ever, buy an RTR! LOL! It is definitely a neat little Go-Fastie! Fun to drive (even if handling is a bit twitchy), but the stock plastic prop definitely needs to be upgraded. I took my boat back out to The Lake on Sunday even though the weather was blah, got in a couple of practice laps then opened her up - and blew the prop clean away! Both blades sheared completely off at the base!!!

See ya at The Lake!
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Is anyone going out this saturday?


Thanks
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wow. great party.
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Is anyone going out this saturday?
I'd assume so, 'specially if the weather's an nice as it was this Saturday past (Sunday was kind'a blah - "San Francisco Sunshine" - e.g. Fog).
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Saturday Afternoon, Sept 11: X-Class Free Sail Racing


The sixth and final race of the season for the X-Class Free-Sail fleet - These are free-sailors, meaning no radios. The sheets and steering mechanisms are set by hand reflecting wind direction and conditions before each leg of the race and then the boat is pushed off to find its way along the course. The Capt's walk along the shore and turn and push the boats back away from the edge of The Lake.

In addition to being the oldest continuously operating club in the US, the SFMYC also has the oldest continuously operating and competing free-sail fleets in North America and possibly the Western Hemisphere. A number of the boats date back to the Golden Era of Model Yachting and beyond to the turn of the last century. Some are over 100 years old and almost all are still sailing.
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Sunday Morning, Sept 12 - Electric & Steam Boats; free run time

1) More to come!

2) Well sometime Saturday night the weather turned and the fog rolled in off the Pacific, up over the beach and smothered Golden Gate Park for it's entire length. It was warm and sunny downtown and in many parts of The City, but as usual during this time of year, the Richmond and Sunset got fog!

probably because of the weather, turnout for the Sunday Electric and Steam free run time was light this week.
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Sunday Morning, Sept 12: Part II

More to come
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So... Who is coming out to play this weekend???
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So... Who is coming out to play this weekend???

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What day? and is it a race boat day or scale? Or sail?
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September 18 & 19 - SUB REGATTA @ Casting Pools plus free runing @ Spreckles Lake

The only scheduled SFMYC event is on Sunday afternoon; the sixth and final Star 45 Class race of the 2010 season.

As far as Powerboating;
Saturday morning is, as always, Gas/Nitro & other - 10am > 1pm
Sunday is Electric and Steam only. - 10am > 1pm

Both days are free running (under Park & Rec. Dept.'s rules, of course).

Hopefully the weather will be nice (the weather is predicted to be partially sunny) and a good time will be had by all and we won't have to wear too many layers.

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ALSO THIS WEEKEND:


The Mare Island Squadron of The Sub Committee will be hosting the Annual
WEST COAST SUBMARINE REGATTA
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Casting Pools in Golden Gate Park
Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th

About 150 yards south-west of Spreckels Lake, the entrance to the Casting Pools
is on south side of John F. Kennedy Drive across from the Buffalo Field.


Here are the coordinates for Google: 37.767599,-122.496768
Also see the maps at end of photo section.


Ok, Sorry guys, I just got word on this one myself this (Friday) morning... talk about being bit in the... by timing! Posted it immediately...LINK HERE

Anyway - This is a GREAT event held at nearly perfect venue for submarines; a very large, shallow (about waist deep), concrete, fly-casting pool with very clear water, benches and away from the touristas! Everything you could ask for a nice quiet day or two to running your subs. There is even a parking lot with adequate parking.

I made it for one afternoon last year and WOW!, I was totally impressed! Got to shoot some frames there (see a few below) and the rest on RCGroups are here.

The contact listed on the flyer is Tom Anderson at anderboat@aol.com.

I'm going to have to have to rearrange some things, but I'm going for at least a good part of a day, maybe both if I can manage it!!! Hope I see you there or at The Lake.

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And remember next Sunday, it's...

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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What is the Navigators Regatta?
The link just verifies the date... It gives no details as to the type of event, or course layout.
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Umi...

Sorry 'bout that... Thought they'd gotten something more up on the website... Apologies.

Anyway, CaptLee or Aerominded would be a bit better to discuss this as they are involved in setting this event in motion and would be more up on the details for this years event, however, if it is similar to past events (as expected), then it will be a navigational skills event with a fairly complex, timed course. (Especially since CaptLee is almost always the diabolical mastermind behind the course.) CaptLee also usually creates two courses for an event like this. One course is for boats under a certain size and the other for the larger boats.

The event itself is named after a model of the Amazon River steamer "Navigator," made in the 1930's (if memory serves correctly) which is in the possession of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club and on permanent display in the Clubhouse. I'll try to get some better pictures this weekend and post them.

I'll see what I can dig up for you as far as an old course sheet. ( I think there maybe one posted somewhere on RCGroups.) In the meantime I'll PM the others and have them get over here and explain things...

Again, apologies.
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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.
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Yeah, it will be timed in the last section to eliminate ties...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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Saturday Morning, Sept 18 - Gas Free Run time PLUS off to the Submarine Races!

Wow!! did the Weather turn out awesome or what????

The morning was depressing as the onshore morning fog usually is, but it still warm. It was also humid enough for the water on the ground had not evaporated even by 11am and if you put on a coat it was sauna time. The fog was finally burning off by 1pm and the sun was playing hide and go seek behind some scatted clouds and by 3pm had pretty much won the day. So weather actually turned out pretty nice.

Only a couple of folks turned to for the Gas Boats run time this morning (Julio, Tony(?) and me). I shot a few frames of the "Biohazard" but missed getting any of the "Shockwave" as her owner was breaking down for the day. Then I proceeded to smack my little boat (the Proboat Widowmaker 22) into the side of The Lake and I busted up the prow!!! Mushed fiberglass Got some epoxy bodywork and bondo time ahead of me... *sigh* Anyway, got a few more pictures at The Lake and then went over to watch the...

"SUBMARINE RACES"

at the Golden Gate Park Fly-Casting Pools

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(officially, it's their Annual West Coast SubRegatta )

Had a blast, especially since this was only a few minutes before the sun started it's reconquista of the area. There were a lot of really, really great folks from the Sub Committee's Mare Island Squadron plus others from California's Central Valley in addition to a number of the local modeling crew as well. (Well! That explains the lousy turn out this morning... the rats were all playing with submersibles at the other pool like me LOL ) And Boy! did they have some wonderful models to show and play with!!

Anyway, it was a beautiful day, at a superb venue for submersibles, for what has become an annual event for the Submarine boys and girls and they will be back there tomorrow as well! We're hoping the weather will corporate again too!

And yes, gotz lotz o'pictures... Took my new lens - will post as I get them sorted and edited.
I'll post some here 'natch, but I'm gonna post many here, in the submarine forum, as well.
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Sunday, Sept 19 - Scale and Electric Free Run

Well, the wet-weather prediction was accurate this time...

It went from "Scots Mist"/Heavy Fog and drizzle to some actual rain fairly quickly and that kept people home from Spreckels and the one or two who did come out to run sashayed over the Casting Pools to play with the submariners and provide surface targets for their boats. Only a couple of folks with their youngsters and RTRs showed up at the Lake.

As I had made a date with a couple of friends to try a speedboat, We stayed and ran the Widowmaker for a while then we also went over to the Casting Pools as well.

The Sub folks had a smaller turnout than Saturday, again probably due to the weather, but a few hardy souls braved the wet to run their boats.

I got a few frames of the last day of the Sub Run and in the afternoon shot some of the Star 45 Club race. Will post over the next day or so.

Don't forget to check out the gallery for the Sub Regatta here
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Thanks Woody Glad you're enjoying them.
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UMI you asked what the Navigator was and will try to keep it short. This year it is a 15 gate course which you get three runs at if you don't hit too many bouys or miss too many gates. A hit is 5 pts, a miss is 10 pts and each run the Skipper is more limited in his movements to operate in. 25 pts and you are eliminated, final run is timed to break ties.
Hope the course map is visible to illustrate.
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UMI you asked what the Navigator was and will try to keep it short. This year it is a 15 gate course which you get three runs at if you don't hit too many bouys or miss too many gates. A hit is 5 pts, a miss is 10 pts and each run the Skipper is more limited in his movements to operate in. 25 pts and you are eliminated, final run is timed to break ties.
Hope the course map is visible to illustrate.
Hey Lee is there going to be barges too?

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There may be barges there... but this is not a tug and barge event per se...
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Not planning to bring mine, if you want to run one I guess you need to bring one. As good a luck as I had at Riverside guess will put the 48" one in the car. Nothing spectacular just 64 lb in hull, no top.
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Weather was beautiful at Lakeside this afternoon!!! If it is anything like this tomorrow for the Navigator. it is going to be a wonderful day and a great event!!!
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...it is going to be a wonderful day and a great event!!!
It was a wonderful day and a great event! It was great to see many of the ususal suspects at the lake today along with Vspeeds who ran his 47'USCG/SFPD boat, Mr. and Mrs. gtopillado who ran their Atlantic, "Team Ahkneenah" who ran a small fleet of beautiful offshore tugs including a fantastic, newly built Mr. Darby and Al K from Seattle who happened to do very well at the event!!

Great to see everybody!!!

the event went very well with CaptLee doing a great job as CD and setting up an "evil nav course"- not as easy to drive through as it looks on paper-

Great day!
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And the pictures and video you took are uploading now?
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Patience young Kmot, Patience...
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It was great meeting every one at the Regatta. The course was harder than it looked on paper. The depth perception in relation to the markers were difficult to judge...for me anyways. Even though I got DQ'd in the 2nd round it was still alot of fun. The weather was beautiful and it was fun seeing all the boats driving around in the lake. After seeing the tugs I think my 1st build will be a tug.
Here are some of the boats at the lake today.
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Good man, Vspeeds! Thanks for the pics!
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Awesome...I like the Bristol Bay bash...got any more pics of her?
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It was a great day, couldnt ask for better weather. Took a couple new boats out that had not seen water yet. And like "Captlee" said its a good day when nobody sinks!! HAHA , Cant wait till the next Fishing boat run.

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You really have some good looking boats! It will be exciting when Houston has a club going like SFMYC.
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Great pictures, Thank You.
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Looks like it was a fabulous day.

Any pictures or scan of the course layout?

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Nice day for fun on the pond. Shadows included.

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Thanks Woodybob,
No docking... Hmmm...

I didn't see that mini flying sub back there either.
I wonder if it launched from the seaview...
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Umi I did not need a reverse feature to get anyone's goat. Most of the runners were into 25 pts by first round, lost a few more on second pass, down to 6 for third round, never needed time to break ties.
First Al Kinsman
Second Aerominded
Third G. Desousa
Fourth D. Pillado (NEW Guy)
Fifth Ahkneenah
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Thanks Lee,

... I thought I saw Al's boats in those photos...

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September 26th - Annual Navigator Rebatta!

Srry about running late this time... but I will get some more posted soon.

If you like Vspeed's model of San Francisco (Police Dept.) Marine 1, a conversion of the Pro Boat USCG 47’ Motor Lifeboat, his build thread is here.

Anyway, as most everyone else has said, it was a beautiful day at Spreckels Lake! The sun was out early and the weather was warm to hot under a clear 'bald-headed' sky with light breezes!! Couldn't ask for better. I got to The Lake about 11:30 or so to shoot the boats and participants after helping some friends set up a large booth at a local street faire that morning.

By the time I got to The Lake there were only one or two more boats to run and then it was free run time. The results are above, posted by CaptLee. The regatta was also the shake down event for a new lens. Overall I'm pleased with the results but, as with any new gear, there are learning curves. *sigh* So between shooting the regatta and having to get back to the street faire around 2:30 that day, no run time for me...

Hog... I have some good shots of the Bristol Kit-bash. I'll post some of them for you as well.
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September 26th - Annual Navigator Rebatta!

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Bistol Bash pictures for Hoghappy.

Hey Hoghappy...

Here are some pics of the "Bristol bash" you wanted to see more of from last weekend....

If you need more or larger images with better detail, PM me. These have lost significant detail when they were reduced in size to fit on RC/Gs.
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Those are some great pictures. Thanks again.
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Yet another group of great pictures Craig, thanks.
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Was really great to meet you, Vspeeds! Hope to see you at future SFMYC events!

Ok, so I'm a little slow on the draw... with a handle like "vspeeds", I have to guess you are a pilot?
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Agree 100%
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Aerominded,
Yes but I took a totally different career path and haven't flown much since we had kids.
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It was good to meet you too and I do plan on going to future SFMYC events.
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Great! looking forward to seeing you at future events... and we'll have to talk flying next time too!
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Stumbled on this event when I was running my Wooden Mono Saturday, stayed at the park because it was a beautiful day and saw Ken setting up course for Sunday. Came back Sunday for event and had a really great time...can't wait for Wooden Boats Regatta.
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Wooden regatta

Dave looking forward to going with you.
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Looking forward going to the show with you also Jim. Will have 3 wooden race boats there along with my tug. Blazer Marine Lauterbach(under construction), Ivan Bourdier Cracker Box(hopefully completed) and my Ivan Bourdier Project Y race Mono. All wood....
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Looking forward to and going to show with you Jim. Will have 3 wooden race boats there along with my tug. Blazer Marine Lauterbach(under construction), Ivan Bourdier Cracker Box(hopefully completed) and my Ivan Bourdier Project Y race Mono. All wood....
OOOooo Cool! Lookin' forward to seeing your boats!!! And takin a few pics

See you at Wooden Boats on Parade
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Sunday morning - Rain!

Hopefully it'll rain this weekend and clear up for the Swap Meet next Saturday and the Fishing Boat Fun Run on Sunday!

And....

It's also FLEET WEEK which means that besides all the cute and funny looking gray boats in port, our peace, quiet and serene serenity will be broken by the low altitude antics of the Blue Angels. WAY COOOOOOL!!!! Gonna' really have an opportunity to shake-down that lens this week WaHoo!

If I getz some good shots, anyone want me to post 'em even though F-18s defiantly don't float and are off-topic??
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Posting has got my vote.
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Sunday morning - Rain!
Hopefully it'll rain this weekend and clear up for the Swap Meet next Saturday and the Fishing Boat Fun Run on Sunday!
Positive vibes! if it does rain, I'll just bring a rain coat! boats are meant to get wet!


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I vote yes too!
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If I getz some good shots, anyone want me to post 'em even though F-14s defiantly don't float and are off-topic??
Post 'em!

Many, many years ago Holly and I were up in the area and stopped at an overlook of the GG bridge and out of nowhere a bunch of F-18's started doing a show just for us!
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... and out of nowhere a bunch of F-18's started doing a show just for us!
OOOooo, great shot! - Thatz them... That might have been the year they went under The Bridge on the final day of the show. What a stink that caused, the local pols all went ballistic and the FAA had more kittens than Lolkatz, be we all loved it! heheheee Man, you and Holly sure had a show!

And you're right Kmot, F-18s! That aught to teach me not to post when I'm that tired... but, of course, it won't LOL!! Thanks for sharing that shot.
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I'd pretty much do anything to fly an F-18. I vote for posting the pics.
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Well today was a buggered up day! Gonna shoot the Blue Angels, Right? 'Course right!

The daughter had a conference at high school with a college councilor and needed Dad there just about that time! LOL... the things we do for offspring! So there I sat with three major pieces of glass (lenses) listening to the jets roar in the distance. The closest I could get was Shot #1. LOL

Anyway, she and the counselor finish up, we boogie for the truck and rush cross town and arrive just in time to see the Angels take the final turn back down to Moffeet Field in the South Bay.... ARRRGH!

Anyway... Got a few shots of other things... "Fat Albert," the Blue Angels' Marine C-130T logistical support (and performing) aircraft was getting his practice in, along with an F-18 in air-superiority colors. One of Larry Ellison's Cisco aerobatic team (The little red plane in the last shot of the next post) was doing some filming passes, you can make out the camera crew in the open shooting door of the twin engined camera plane... wonder if they saw "Bert" coming up from behind and below like a shark. (The actually had a lot more V-sep than the picture looks like.) The shot they were taking for publicity is here.

Anyway, I'll try to get out there tomorrow and get some more frames. I won't be able to shoot Saturday and Sunday, of course, is the Fishing Boat Fun-Run at Spreckels Lake... See some of you there on Sunday.

Shot #2 is a private gripe I'd like to share... see if'n it sticks to the walls or something. <mini rant warning>

As you can see, it is a fenced off area, they are setting up chairs for the wealthy, the pols and the connected. It's being done by a private company that runs the airshow (Fleet Week has been sub-contracted out).

The Marina Green is closed to traffic, all the parking is going to be "reserved," according to the federal cop on site.

Sure on Saturday and Sunday, the commoners can hang out on the grass and bring their humble lunches and look at the recruiting exhibits, but the elites will fête behind their fences and barricades and police lines of cops on overtime. All of this on public land, on common ground supposedly for everyones' enjoyment and use. Guess some are, like the pigs in Animal Farm, becoming a bit more equal than others.

Once upon a time, America was the land were all were created equal and were supposed to be treated equal. The founding fathers believed in at least partial leveling and feared the rise of elite classes and the super-wealthy. (Remember, while propertied, none of the Founders or Framers were truly wealthy and the Revolutionary Army were mainly what Europeans (and some Americans as well) disdainfully sniffed at as the unwashed "peasant rabble." There were no American millionaires (in equivalent dollars) until the late 1790s.) What are we allowing to happen in this country?

<rant off>
and if you wanna discuss... lets take it to politics.
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Fleet Week rehersal, Thursday, 10/07, from the Marina Green seawall

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Craig,
Cool pics. Hopefully the weather is good so you could catch em this weekend.
I was fortunate enough to see the whole show today. That grey f18 had an emergency during his show and had to fly back to SFO and he requested the "equipment" (Crash Trucks). I followed up and found out he landed safely.
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I followed up and found out he landed safely.
It's good to know they're OK... Thanks for the heads-up Hey V - You didn't have your camera with you did you? If you did - how about you post a few too!!!
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I wish I had my camera. The #7 and #4 planes flew right over me in some really good angles!
I'll try and make it to the lake on Sunday.not sure though
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Nice photos Craig.

Re: the situation.....

They pulled the same crap at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station several years ago. Used to be we could bring our lawn chairs and set them right on the tarmac at airshow center and enjoy the show. Then one year we arrive to find a couple hundred yards of bleachers have been installed and fenced off and they were charging admission to get into the area. If you did not pay, you were relegated to the off sides where you got to look at outbuildings and other stuff in front of you.

The reasons for the military shows are to #1 recruit new young people into the armed services and #2 to show the taxpayers what we have payed for and to thank us. Privatizing and charging the taxpayers money for what we have already payed for is so much BS I cannot express it decently.

Now, if ALL the money collected were to go to something like Military Family Assistance Fund I would be okay with it. But to richen the coffers of private enterprise on the backs of my taxes, nooo that really tee's me off.
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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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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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Fleet Week, Saturday, 10/09; Spreckelslake & from the Hyde Street Pier.

Saturday Morning and Early Afternoon @ Spreckels; Late Afternoon at the Hyde Street Pier!
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