ON SPRECKELS LAKE: Power Runs, Events, Sail & the SFMYC (kinda, sorta, maybe)! - Page 131 - RC Groups
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Oct 06, 2012, 11:51 PM
Taking care of the pond.
What they all said.
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Oct 07, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I am amazed.
Oct 09, 2012, 12:35 AM
Age quod agis
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Nice avatar picture BE77 Pilot.
Oct 09, 2012, 06:00 PM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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First off - Here's a real happy shout out to all the others who posted pictures from Wooden Boats on Parade this year! My deepest and heartfelt thanks to you one and all!! I really liked a different take on things and you covered stuff I would have missed. thank you!!

Second - Thanks for all the appreciative comments, both for me and for the other shooters as well.

Third - So then, now the question becomes (while I work away at other photos an' things which includes a couple of focus sets like the Coral Reef set), do you want more postings similar to the what I did with Coral Reef where I focus on a particular boat or builder?? Do you want them stretched out over time as well - e.g. I have many photos of the Coral Reef the go back a number of years, should I have included some of them in the posting/article or should I stick to shots from one event as I did above?

What does the readership say??

ps - Come on up and say Hi if you get a chance to get out to The Lake.
Last edited by craig_c; Oct 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM.
Oct 09, 2012, 06:40 PM
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My small vote:
I would say that if it appears more than a few viewers are focused on a particular subject and you have additional pics ( and time/energy ) that additional coverage would be appreciated.
Oct 09, 2012, 08:54 PM
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The method of delivery is not important, I appreciate all pictures and video. It's all good.
Oct 09, 2012, 10:47 PM
Taking care of the pond.
I can't read, I love pictures.
Oct 10, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Mee Too !
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Oct 10, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Ah, see it is good when someone posts a picture that someone may have all ready put up. , example. I missed that one Tim B.
Oct 10, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim B.
Mee Too !
Hey Tim is that a picture of your springer?
Oct 10, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by craig_c
Had to spend all that pre-2008 Homeland Defense largess somehow!!

Seriously, I have heard rumors that they don't even take Marine 1 out anymore since SFPD cannot afford to pay for her fuel consumption. The Bush admin paid for localities and state govt.s buying lot of toys from their favorite defense contractors but didn't allocate any follow up usage funding. Still, good lookin' boat all-in-all even if they can only afford to trot her out once or twice a year!
They still take the SFPD Marine 1 out; just not as frequently as the Coast Guard does...

I dont think it was out during this year's fleet week though... Well I didn't see it...

Someone took a video of it running last month.

San Francisco Police Department Marine Unit San Francisco Bay California (0 min 8 sec)
Last edited by MrLego; Oct 11, 2012 at 03:01 AM.
Oct 13, 2012, 05:32 PM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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The Club got an article in the local paper last Sunday. thought I'd share; click here or on the picture to read the article on the Chronicle's website.

Kinda missed the other 5/8ths of the story.... Still glad you dropped by Mr Nolte. Thanks for the kind words.
Last edited by craig_c; Oct 15, 2012 at 08:23 AM.
Oct 16, 2012, 12:47 AM
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off-season (informal) SBOD racing

Several SB skippers (Wheelers, whatever) plan to sail informally this off-season. This is an unofficial (beer-can), no fee, registration food or prizes event. Everyone is welcome. The plan is to have "beer-can"-informal-racing once a month October-February. Some of us need more work on RRS & boat rigging than others as we look forward to September, 2013!!!. So, splash your boat-if you can brave the weather-and join us.


SAT. OCT 27 1-3 (1 o'clock start)(6 race minimum-more depending on participation) 4 SBs to date.
SAT. NOV 10 1-3 (overlaps the swap-meet)
SAT. DEC 8 1-3 (membership meeting/Christmas party/beer-can race)
SAT JAN 12 1-3
SAT FEB 9 1-3

Jerry Turney, e-wop (enthusiast without portfolio)
SBOD #443
Wheeler #38

pictures by Kate Turney
Last edited by wyldrydes2; Sep 24, 2015 at 01:15 AM.
Oct 16, 2012, 10:45 AM
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30's at Spreckels

This pic may have been posted in here before but I am gonna put it up anyway.

Found while searching old model boat companies, this is Spreckels in the 30's, no exact date unfortunalely.
Oct 16, 2012, 03:01 PM
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family ties & lake history

Originally Posted by Tim B.
... this is Spreckels in the 30's,
Department of Connections: Kate's (SBOD pictures earlier) father (Frank P. Middleton) sailed on Spreckels Lake in the 1930s when this picture was taken.....small world. The 30's Lake picture is a nice surprise. Having a family connection makes it especially enjoyable-Thanks.

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