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Oct 01, 2012, 08:26 PM
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And thanks for the help identifying our Cabin Cruiser model. We brought it to find out the manufacturer and more info about it. Everyone was very helpful. I discovered that it was made by Ideal Models and the kit name is the Richardson Sedan Cruiser. Thanks everyone. I really had a great time!
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Oct 01, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Great pictures and video,
Thank You
Oct 01, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Thanks everyone. I really had a great time!
Was a pleasure to meet you and discuss your boats, Slowboat510! Thanks for coming to the event!
Oct 01, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Did you guys do the Fishing Boat Gambler? I think I missed that...
Oct 01, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Did you guys do the Fishing Boat Gambler? I think I missed that...
Yep, not at all surprized you missed it, it went very quickly! Fishing boat Gambler 2012 was the easiest event I've ever run! The participants seemed to enjoy themselves though!

Great to see you out there too, Mr.Lego! Nice pictures!
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Oct 02, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Thanks for all the photos guys, they're all awesome and very much appreciated.
mikgin, I like that watercolor treatment you did too.

Tim, I have an old video titled "Well Oiled Machines". It is shot at a model engineering show, and that Chris Craft is in it. Something I have not seen in the photos posted here, is the amazing inlaid wood rear deck on that C~C. Well, that whole boat is just amazing!
Oct 02, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Yep, not at all surprized you missed it, it went very quickly! Fishing boat Gambler 2012 was the easiest event I've ever run! The participants seemed to enjoy themselves though!

Great to see you out there too, Mr.Lego! Nice pictures!
evill!!! You executed your evil plan!

Great to see ya out there too. I'll see ya around!

Maybe at the Fright Night Run? (Date to be determined)
Oct 02, 2012, 07:08 AM
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However it is a bit disturbing to see the SFPD looking more armored than Navy Seals.
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!
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Oct 02, 2012, 07:44 AM
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amazing inlaid wood rear deck


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Something I have not seen in the photos posted here, is the amazing inlaid wood rear deck on that C~C. Well, that whole boat is just amazing!
Heh Heh ...

I like to wait until the moderator has posted pics and credits of the event before I post the pics I took but .... here are two in advance.
Oct 02, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Blow the second pic up to full page size.........you can see the diamonds he did also around the sides of the cockpit also. Someone spent a day or two with the lumber on this one! If you get a chance make sure to compliment the builder on that one for me! Great job on the pics also.
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Oct 02, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Agreed, full page shot will be nice. He even did the bed of the pickup, I think the pickup was wood.
Oct 02, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Thx !


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And thanks for the help identifying our Cabin Cruiser model. We brought it to find out the manufacturer and more info about it. Everyone was very helpful. I discovered that it was made by Ideal Models and the kit name is the Richardson Sedan Cruiser. Thanks everyone. I really had a great time!
Thanks for coming all the way down for the event, and thanks for posting the pic ~ I was so amazed to see it I forgot to get pictures of it !
Oct 02, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Blow the second pic up to full page size.........you can see the diamonds he did also around the sides of the cockpit also. Someone spent a day or two with the lumber on this one! If you get a chance make sure to compliment the builder on that one for me! Great job on the pics also.
Foo
yeah... that is.... wow! simply gorgeous!

is that the one with the.. interesting engine in it? what type of engine was that? looks to be some kind of 4cyl custom job.
Oct 02, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Engine


This is the only still I have ( see vids ), all I know is it was multi cylinder and had a remote electric starter.

I imagine there are otheres here who have Alot more info.
Oct 02, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I took a close up of the engine.
Oct 02, 2012, 03:34 PM
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I took a close up of the engine.
that's the picture I'm talking about.

never seen any thing like it before.
Oct 02, 2012, 05:49 PM
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I grabbed this clip back in 2005, and the VHS tape was already old back then. He has had this boat a long time!

Cabin Cruiser (1 min 43 sec)
Oct 02, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I grabbed this clip back in 2005, and the VHS tape was already old back then. He has had this boat a long time!
well, it's a dang work of art!.. and looking back at that engine... that's a inline four cylinder four stroke engine isn't it?

is this a hand made engine?
Oct 02, 2012, 07:00 PM
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OHV engine made from a cast kit.
Oct 02, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I believe it was made from one of the casting kits that used to be available to model engineers. The unique thing about this particular engine is the clear Lucite valve cover.
Oct 02, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Ah.. so not COMPLETY hand made, but still, the attention to detail is amazing.

y'know, if yer going to go to the trouble of machining out a engine for the thing, why not an inlaid sundial patterned floor?
Oct 02, 2012, 09:11 PM
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More great pictures, Thank You.

I saw that CC at a Cabin fever show in Visalia, Ca.
Oct 03, 2012, 01:59 AM
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I have just acquired another Motor Lifeboat...

BUT another is going to be for sale soon to a local...
who could be you if youre interested.
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Oct 03, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Love this shot by mikgin!!

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Oct 03, 2012, 02:30 AM
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hurry... more pictures...
Oct 03, 2012, 02:44 AM
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Old Tribe Fan posted some over in Scale Boats.... I asked him to repost his pictures to this thread
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Oct 03, 2012, 09:52 AM
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And a short WBOP video.

Wooden Boats on Parade (0 min 31 sec)
Oct 04, 2012, 05:00 AM
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And one specially for Kevin <Mr.Lego>

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Oct 04, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Oct 04, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Thx !


Thanks for the first batch !

Glad you got a pic of the Ideal Models Richardson, I did not get pics of it.
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Oct 04, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Nice pictures Craig, thank you.
Oct 04, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Place holder

(told ya - I ain't done yet ) Ok, I'll be "nice"... I'll make it a teaser

An' the Blue Angels just took a low pass over the house!!! Baaawahahahahahahhaaaaaaa


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Oct 04, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Great shots Craig!

The finish on Kips runabout looks amazing.



Thanks.
Oct 04, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Great pictures! incredible boats!

Y'all are really lucky to have such a large and historic club and that much community interest for such a great turnout and show.

I think the only thing could possibly compare to something like that is when the local model railroad club drags out all the N scale diorama sections to assemble a MONSTER lay out at the science museum.

I assume this event was also a multi club thing with lots of folks traveling in to participate?
Oct 04, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Wow, what a great day. Thanks to everyone for the awesome pictures. This event has to go down on my list of things I need to do.


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Oct 04, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I assume this event was also a multi club thing with lots of folks traveling in to participate?
Yes and no. The event itself is put on and hosted by the SFMYC alone but we have participants regularly coming from all over the West Coast; from British Columbia to Mexico and a number from points easterly. We even let Virginians play - so why haven't ya come out and brought a case wid'cha? hunh? hunh? Ya getz a bunch of your buds together and rent a bus for all your boats and ROAD TRIP!!! Think of all the mischief ya could get into!!

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Wow, what a great day. Thanks to everyone for the awesome pictures. This event has to go down on my list of things I need to do.
Well, we are gonna be doing it again! Hope you can make it down then (and before as well). What'cha sail?
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Oct 04, 2012, 05:07 PM
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seems like around here, I'm the only person who messes around with anything scale or related

but hey.. a long weekend aint out of the question. the further lead time you give the travel sites, the better the deal
Oct 05, 2012, 03:57 PM
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more photos...
Always a pleasure to see such lovely photos of such excellent models.

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Oct 05, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Photos


I have had to clean,/ wipe off my keyboard fourteen times (so far) from all the drooling I am doing. What a great collection of beautiful boats.
Bob
Oct 06, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Great shots Craig!

The finish on Kips runabout looks amazing.



Thanks.
Thanks, Woodybob! It has held up well for an 11 year old paint job.

Kip
Oct 06, 2012, 03:08 AM
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You west coast guys really do it up. Nice boats all around but seeing all thoses MLBS runnin together is makin me wish still had one. We need something like that on the east side. Great photos by the way!
Oct 06, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Great coverage on this amazing boat Craig ...

Looks like a Very big weekend ahead with Fleet Week going on !

Thanks for your work here.
Oct 06, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Good job Craig!
Oct 06, 2012, 10:51 PM
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What they all said.
Oct 07, 2012, 10:27 AM
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I am amazed.
Oct 08, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Nice avatar picture BE77 Pilot.
Oct 09, 2012, 05:00 PM
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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.
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Oct 09, 2012, 05:40 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, 07:54 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, 09:47 PM
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I can't read, I love pictures.
Oct 09, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Mee Too !
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Oct 09, 2012, 11:30 PM
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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, 07:21 AM
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ok


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Mee Too !
Hey Tim is that a picture of your springer?
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Oct 10, 2012, 07:06 PM
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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!
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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)
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Oct 13, 2012, 04:32 PM
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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 07:23 AM.
Oct 15, 2012, 11:47 PM
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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.

SFMYC, SPRECKELS LAKE, GG PARK, SAN FRANCISCO

SBOD OFF-SEASON SAILING SCHEDULE
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
MARCH: (SFMYC SANCTIONED SBOD REGATTAS BEGIN)

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

pictures by Kate Turney
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Oct 16, 2012, 09:45 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, 02:01 PM
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family ties & lake history


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... 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.
Oct 16, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Heritage is important.
Oct 16, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Hi Tim,
Great pic of the lake....very serene...makes you want to take a boat out.....
Bob SF
Oct 16, 2012, 04:17 PM
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This warrants trying to find the place where the old pic was taken, Yes ?
Oct 16, 2012, 04:20 PM
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This warrants trying to find the place where the old pic was taken, Yes ?
Just west of "clubhouse point" along the south edge of Turtle Cove looking to the north east... the little hill on the opposite (north) shore still looks the same today... your pic "*017" is looking right at the spot that the older shot was taken from.
Oct 16, 2012, 04:45 PM
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something like this ...
Oct 16, 2012, 04:55 PM
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My guess is the photographer was standing in that area, facing north east.

here is a shot I took facing roughly in the same direction as the original- Wish I had a better picture. hill in the background (on the north shore) is the same
Oct 16, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Just west of "clubhouse point" along the south edge of Turtle Cove looking to the north east... the little hill on the opposite (north) shore still looks the same today... your pic "*017" is looking right at the spot that the older shot was taken from.
spot on!
Oct 16, 2012, 06:38 PM
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spot on!
Thanks MrLego!
Oct 17, 2012, 01:28 AM
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That is a new one to me! Can you post links or a hi-res version??

Guano Point definitely looked better with the trees....
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Oct 17, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Is the stick the guy is holding in the picture from the 30s for changing the rudder direction on the sailboat?
Oct 17, 2012, 08:45 AM
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SD,

You 'catch' the boat's bow with the stick, turn it back out toward the water and push it off. Check out the pic of current freesailors that I have posted elsewhere...





Rudder and sail settings are changed at the end of each run to reflect whether the boat is sailing with or into the wind.
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Oct 17, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Heritage is important.
Very and Verily!!
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Oct 17, 2012, 09:00 AM
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That is a new one to me! Can you post links or a hi-res version??

Guano Point definitely looked better with the trees....
I am trying to find where I found it !

I had been searching for info on Berkeley models, found a New York pond yacht site that had this pic and another of Berkeley Marina pond yachting, all circa 1930...

I will keep looking ( maybe you or Aerominded know EXACTLY the model yachting society site in NY that I had seen ) ...
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Oct 17, 2012, 12:49 PM
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[I]I of Berkeley Marina pond yachting, all circa 1930...
Not exacty Berkeley Marina- the Berkely site was Aquadic Park which fronts hwy 80.
Oct 17, 2012, 01:43 PM
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That is a new one to me! Can you post links or a hi-res version??

Guano Point definitely looked better with the trees....

Try this one for original pic posting: http://pages.swcp.com/usvmyg/history/sf1.jpg
direstory: http://pages.swcp.com/usvmyg/history/
website contact: Earl Boebert Maybe he can provide you with a larger scan.
boebert@swcp.com
Oct 17, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I think this would make a great mash-up picture where the left side of the photo would be a modern view (color...with a modern sailboat and person with radio gear), blended with the original photo on the right (still black and white). It would be a great photo that would span the gap between past and present. Any interest Craig? Bob SF
Oct 17, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Not exacty Berkeley Marina- the Berkely site was Aquadic Park which fronts hwy 80.
Didn't recognise it as that, I saw a pic of a Lady puttin a sailboat in at a completely tree/foliage free concrete rimmed area ( I am sure its changed, trees grow ), I will keep searching for that pic..

Wonder if 80 was even there, maybe a wagon trail !
Oct 17, 2012, 02:05 PM
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I think this would make a great mash-up picture where the left side of the photo would be a modern view (color...with a modern sailboat and person with radio gear), blended with the original photo on the right (still black and white). It would be a great photo that would span the gap between past and present. Any interest Craig? Bob SF
Agreed !

Please to take picture.
Oct 17, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Didn't recognise it as that, I saw a pic of a Lady puttin a sailboat in at a completely tree/foliage free concrete rimmed area ( I am sure its changed, trees grow ), I will keep searching for that pic..

Wonder if 80 was even there, maybe a wagon trail !
Ding ! ( both pics found in second link )

http://pages.swcp.com/usvmyg/index.html

http://pages.swcp.com/usvmyg/history/histch2.htm

Thanks for the helpful hint Aerominded !
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Oct 17, 2012, 02:23 PM
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SD,

You 'catch' the boat's bow with the stick, turn it back out toward the water and push it off. Check out the pic of current freesailors that I have posted elsewhere...





Rudder and sail settings are changed at the end of each run to reflect whether the boat is sailing with or into the wind.
Thanks Craig for the info and pictures on the free sailing boats. It is great that the club in San Francisco has so much history there in the park.
Oct 17, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Upcoming events....


A quick reminder as I got a couple of emails requesting upcoming events....

This Weekend!

SubCommittee Mare Island's Fun Run, Sat & Sun, October 20 & 21, 09:00am
at the Western Casting Pond.

Arrive early - JFK will close for a wheelchair marathon event.


NEXT WEEKEND: Fleet Day, Sunday, October 28, 09:30 Spreckels Lake


For that matter, MrLego, when is the Spreckels Irregulars' "Fright Night FunRun?"
And your other Night Runs too??


An Last but definitely not least - The SWAP MEET will be after the regular general meeting on Saturday, November 10th (about 12 Noon). This is usually a five or six club event.
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Oct 17, 2012, 10:21 PM
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I think this would make a great mash-up picture where the left side of the photo would be a modern view (color...with a modern sailboat and person with radio gear), blended with the original photo on the right (still black and white). It would be a great photo that would span the gap between past and present. Any interest Craig? Bob SF
Much easier said than done, but I'd be willing to give it a try!
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Oct 17, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Thx


Thanks for posting the upcoming events, and if the old/new photo's could be done as described in the posts above, that would be great to see.
Oct 18, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Does anyone know if the wheelchair marathon is on Saturday or Sunday? Or Both? I've been trying to find out if one day or the other would be better to attend the Sub Event.

Also...Craig, thanks for offering to do the mash up photo...it will be really cool.

Bob SF
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Oct 19, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Soggy Day in GGP today. No wind and lots of heavy mist and fog. I think I had more water on deck than I did below. No sign of any gates for blocking traffic on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing the Sub Event at the Casting Pools. Bob SF
Oct 19, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Ooooo, nice ST, Bob SF! You should bring it to fleet day!
Oct 19, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Indeed, a TOP NOTCH ST !!

What a change a day can make in the weather, it actually sprinkled here today.

The the Sub. event tomorrow isnt too chilly !
Oct 19, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Hi Guys, Fleet day sounds like a good time. I'll put it on my calendar.
Bob SF
Oct 19, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Wheelers are coming, Wheelers are coming!



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Thanks for posting the upcoming events ....
The Wheeler One Design NorCal Race Series #3 is this Sunday on Spreckels Lake, GG Park with registration ($5) begins at 10:30 with racing at 1.

Four of the top five Wheelers at this year's national in San Diego Nationals are owned by Bay Area skippers and we expect to see them and our SFMYC's Wheelers on the lake.

For those not familiar with Wheelers, they are the largest RC one design boats and are patterned after the full size "Maxi" racers. They are bigger than our Santa Barbara One Design (70" LOA) with a 79" LOA, 30lb minimum draft and driven by 2000 sq in of sail. These are very fast racing boats who's design will allow them to plane in a strong blow.

Sadly, my Wheeler will be on-the-hard during her haul out for upgrades. Perhaps she'll be ready for the next NorCal Wheeler series race 4 which will be in Monterey, November 4th.
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Oct 20, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Much easier said than done, but I'd be willing to give it a try!
I took a pic this AM after leaving the Sub event at the casting ponds...

Of course, the terrain has changed alot since the older shot, I walked around to see if I could get close to the same spot.

The two trees are either gone or so big now I cant make it out.

Also looks like all the pines on the other side are gone and we now have eucalyptus.

The only other vantage point was not doable as there was a large excersize class in the way ...
Oct 20, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Nope Viewpoint/location is wrong - it was shot from Guano Point about where the Tai Chi class likes to play.

And yes. the trees were removed more than 60 years ago.
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Oct 20, 2012, 11:29 PM
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And a fun time is being had by all...
(Just cuz ya can't see 'em doesn't mean they aren't there!)
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Oct 22, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Wheeler One Design NorCal Race 3-Sunday



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Seven Wheelers held the NorCal Wheeler One Design Race 3 at Spreckels Lake, GG Park Sunday. For those not familiar with Wheelers, they are the largest RC racing sailboats in the AMYA fleet at 79"LOA, 30lbs min wt, 85" mast and 2000 sq in of sail.) Race conditions were near perfect for these giants which are patterned after the famed off-shore "Maxi" boats with yesterdays winds blowing 15-20 mph. Next Wheeler race will be November 4th, in Monterey. Seeing these babies run down-wind Sunday was impressive. Whos got it better than this?!
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Oct 23, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Whos got it better than this?!
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and that's just fer starters....
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Oct 23, 2012, 01:50 AM
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camera alpha boss!!!


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and that's just fer starters....

There's no one better-nice work!!!


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