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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:22 AM
Boats on the brain!!
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For those of you who are GPS savy:

N- 38* 38.404'
W- 90* 17.044'
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I'm not GPS savvy, though I do have one that I "inherited" from my wife.

I looked up a map of Forest Park, and found the road to the boathouse site without any problem. Interesting stuff there in the area---.

To top it off, my hotel is very close to the park entrance, and near a "Hooter's" restaurant---.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:13 PM
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The closest Hooters I can think of is east of the park on 7'th street.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:04 AM
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The closest Hooters I can think of is east of the park on 7'th street.
Then it must have been another hotel I was thinking of, as I stayed at two different Red Roofs in St. Louis at various times, and one had a Hooters in front of it---.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:35 PM
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By a strange twist of fate I was in St. Louis this weekend, while unfortunately I will be traveling for work the weekend of the regatta I did want to scope out the new venue.

WOW! Its so much nicer than Union Station....which was a pretty good place to run boats too. The wife and I ate at the boathouse restaurant, food was good and reasonable, then rented a paddle boat and roamed around the vast lake/canal system in the park. The whole time I kept thinking about how much fun an r/c boat would be there!

Last year did the r/c boats get to roam around or did you all pretty much just stay there by the boathouse? I'd love to see some pictures of last years event, the St Louis Admirals website doesn't have much on it from last year.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Then it must have been another hotel I was thinking of, as I stayed at two different Red Roofs in St. Louis at various times, and one had a Hooters in front of it---.
Did they leave the light on for you, Kap?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Then it must have been another hotel I was thinking of, as I stayed at two different Red Roofs in St. Louis at various times, and one had a Hooters in front of it---.
The only one that could have been was the one in Maryland Heights (Westport) area, Page and I-270.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Last year did the r/c boats get to roam around or did you all pretty much just stay there by the boathouse? I'd love to see some pictures of last years event, the St Louis Admirals website doesn't have much on it from last year.
We could run around anywhere we wanted to but most of us stayed around the boat house. What the boat house people really liked is that we pulled a bunch of chairs in front of the tent by the water and didn't interfere with thier customers. Here are some pictures of last year.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...st+loui&page=9
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Thanks for the pix---.

Looking forward to playing at this venue, and I can tell that the water is a LOT cleaner than at Union Station.

Probably less "aromatic" too---.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:35 AM
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I'm planning to come out from Michigan. Has anyone checked to see how the drought has affected the lake level?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:57 AM
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The hurricane leftovers resolved any drought effects for surface water.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Andy, hope you'll be there, been a while---.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I'll be there, although working 2nd shift and living 65 miles away will make it hard to be there early Sat morning. Probably wont have the Bismarck with me, hes looking a bit tired, needs some time in drydock. Kap, Im very happy to see your comming! Kaps hulls are the best! Its also exciting to see what Longbike will bring, hes a great modeller. Always nice to talk with Greenboat and the rest of the guys. Lets all hope for good weather.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Only one week to go and we'll be getting our hulls wet again.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Andy, hope you'll be there, been a while---.
My daughter's full-scale glider club is having a fly-in, and I'm in charge of ground operations. I'm working hard to get some of our Proboat guys down to it, though.

It's been over a month since she's been able to fly so she'll be needing me there to get the time in.

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