|Aug 17, 2008, 06:50 PM|
Sierra MYC Pond Report for August 17, 2008
The 15 day weather forecast showed today to be the last 100 degree day, with 80's predicted by the end of the month.... Yippee...
Herb got out to the pond by 8am and ran a power boat then switched over to his Victoria by the time I showed up. Bill White showed up after a bit later and he had a Seawind and Fairwind with him. He picked the Seawind for the light air day.
Herb had called me during the week and asked for information on the ODOM. He is about ready to pull the trigger on one. Cool.... The park was fairly quiet today and the wind didn't disturb it much. Herb took off and Bill and I sat and sailed in light air and swapped lies, and talked of matters of great import.
Marc and Tyler showed up. They had their Footy and Snipe and joined right into the conversation. I told Mark he should have brought his new Lido 14. He said it need a bunch of work and had war stories already from attacking the transom. He had foam on his fingers, but a smile on his face. I hope he hauls it out to the park next Sunday.
I brought my RG-65 as it was, right now it doesn't look like much as the panels are just rough cut and not freed from the templates yet.
Mark said his Fatty Knees had to go back to his Uncle in Morro Bay and that prompted the quick purchase of the Lido.
Part of the conversation went to how we could use the Sierra Sailing Club (full scale boat club) to help us garner reciprocity with other yacht clubs. Another part of the conversation went to how Sailing Obsessions in town has been meeting with a group of kiyackers and going out on Kaweah once a week.
Tyler reported that he lost a prop off his new PT boat.
We were wondering if Labor Day might be a day off and then do our picnic at Plaza Pond the week after on Sunday.
We had a great time sitting back and chatting. We had a couple of walk-ups that watched from a distance. It seams when the park is crowded folks don't mind getting closer.
Charge up your batteries and we will see ya at the pond.
|Aug 24, 2008, 09:39 PM|
Sierra MYC Pond Report for August 24, 2008
We were out on the waters bight and early today. Ron and Al were there ahead of me with Ron's ODOM, two mystery ships, and Al's Victoria. Herb his grandson Jason came in right after me with a brand new Pirate ship and Herbs Victoria. Bill White and Don pulled up, Bill had his Victoria and Fairwind, Don had his Voyager and Tugboat. Tim pulled in with 5 boats but I only saw his Fairwind, ODOM and Victoria. Rick Harvey came in later with his Marble Head, ODOM and Footy. I sailed my Vic most of the day and had my ODOM in the truck as a backup.
Show and tell: Don showed off some nice lathe work. He made brass port holes for his Tugboat and some really nice wheels for an r/c car. Jason showed off his new Pirate Ship. This is the first time we have seen one on the water. It is very colorful and motored well. Ron, brought DONUTS, they were a big success for a bunch of guys that aren't supposed to eat them they all went away. Thank you Ron. Ron also brought down the 2 mystery ships. Rick Harvey had his Marble Head and that was something to see.
Als Victoria was looking good on the water. Al said it had to do with the fact other boats weren't out yet. But I noticed it was sailing well. We had 4 Victorias out at the same time while herb was there. We could have had 5 but Herb left before Tim showed up with his Vic.
Later on when Rick Harvey pulled in we got to see his Marble Head setup and in the water for the first time. Very nice boat. He didn't have the electronics running but you could see it would really fly. The bow planes were something that I have never seen on an r/c boat. I have them on my pontoon boat and they are very effective when it is powered up.
We spent a good deal of time today, sitting back and watching the boats run up and down the pond. We talked about the picnic date being when Rick H got back from his trip in three weeks. We talked about the dispostion of the Mystery boats. We talked about the fact that Tim would bring his grill to the picnic, I have some hot dogs that have been in my freezer for a year... Maybe others will want to bring something else.
In an Email I talked about some Mystery ships. I wanted to peak folks interest and see if we could get a conversation going. That worked but ended more in comments and challenges, something about yellow boats and speed...
Stan sent out the BMYC report saying that a member was selling off a Victoria and a Fairwind that he had started to build but lost interest. They were being sold at a very good price.
Rick Harvey saw the email from Stan first and got on MSN Chat to me and a decision was made that we should buy them. I called Ron and asked if he would purchase them and pick them up. He said no problem. Thank you RON... I have the two boats here at the house.
Now we need to figure out what to do with these two boats. We talked about some different possibilities such as; them being club boats, using them for buidling days, or being sold for small $ to younger club members.
I looked over the boats and they seam to be all there. Not much other than a coat of white paint had been done to the Victoria the mast rigged and some parts added to the deck. The Fairwind had ballast added to it and all the deck hardware had been mounted, even the bow anchor. The paint job was Yellow and brown. Nothing had been done in the hull of the boat accept the rudder post was mounted and the mast brace inserted.
Ron said he was interested in sailing Tuesday of this week. I can make it, Bill W, and Tim said he was interested, anyone else?
Charge up your batteries and see at the pond.
|Aug 24, 2008, 11:21 PM|
I had a great time at the pond today. I ran my Voyager and Atlantic Harbor
Tugboat. The tug ran very good no problems at all. I finished one porthole, only 11 more to make. I need to get new sails on the Voyager. Maybe in a week or two I will have my Talon II on the water.
Until next time.
|Aug 24, 2008, 11:52 PM|
Joined Dec 2007
"Later on when Rick Harvey pulled in we got to see his Marble Head setup and in the water for the first time. Very nice boat. He didn't have the electronics running but you could see it would really fly. The bow planes were something that I have never seen on an r/c boat. I have them on my pontoon boat and they are very effective when it is powered up."
What are "bow planes"?
|Aug 25, 2008, 08:47 PM|
Joined Jul 2007
No one chimed in, so I'll step up. The bow planes looked like mini canards! No, really. Very small "winglet" looking things moulded into the bow to keep the boat from "submarining" (nose diving) when a strong gust hits it. I've never seen em before this boat, so have no idea if they work or not.
|Aug 26, 2008, 07:27 PM|
SMYC Pond Report August 26, 2008
It was Tuesday and not our normal sailing day but sail we did. Susie's
birthday is tomorrow and it is her fault we had to go sailing. She wanted
to help support our local Indian Tribe and Ron figured he might as well go
sailing. I checked with him this morning and he called me before heading
over to the pond.
Bill white pulled up between the time I got there and Ron showed up and Tim
came over shortly after that. So Sail we did. 3 Victorias and a Fairwind.
Jeff showed up for a bit. He picked up the Mystery Victoria. So that
leaves just the Mystery Fairwind left.
We ran some races and both the Fairwind and Ron's Vic were faster than my
boat today. I'm going to have to look into that.
Bill White made a sandwich run for us and we sat and ate subway sandwiches
with the Muscovy ducks. We talked about the second Rick Harvey and his
email. We wounder if the ducks thought we were as ugly as us they.
We had given a call over to Herb, but he was busy in the shop working on a
boat for Jason.
The winds were very good and we had a great time. The temperatures were
very kind to us and we ran some full course races. Susie called from the
Casino and Ron had to go. So we packed up and headed home.
I'm glad the Victoria went to Jeff's son Jonathan. He said he would have
Johnathan write him a letter and we will send a photo of the boat when it is
Next weekend is Memorial Day, does anyone want to sail and fight the crowds
or should we call next weekend off?
Charge up your batteries and see ya at the pond.
|Aug 26, 2008, 08:19 PM|
Victoria.. Myster boat
We are trying to make sure the young folks in the club get boats at good prices.
|Aug 27, 2008, 11:00 PM|
Joined Dec 2007
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