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Sep 04, 2011, 07:20 PM
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My new dock

Ahoy M8tys I'm trying to get over my ending of a large boat life style My father and I sold our Cal 29 last Fall. A grand racing sloop that raced for 40 years in Western Lake Erie I have sailed just about everthing from one design thistles on up. I'm thinking my next sailing life will be models. I was given a Victoria RC several years ago It's just not me. Close but not there. My apologies to owners of this design. I never built full size yachts. At times was a rebuilder and boatright helper. Your website and accomplishments are impressive. I've kept a very good woodshop and plan to employ it during the cold Ohio Winter to do something. I have hundreds of questions on the electronics etc. Any help will be appreciated from you crew that builds great looking boats.
casting off for now
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Sep 04, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Welcome to the group.

I suggest that you visit the AMYA web site (Americal Model Yachting Assoc).

There you can find a list of classes to test your interest. Then look for clubs in your area to see what they sail. Go visit and let then know your interest. I'm sure they will welcome you and put a transmitter in your hands to try it out.

Good look with your studies and search!

Sep 05, 2011, 12:31 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Welcome mate.
Sep 05, 2011, 06:44 AM
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Welcome to the best bunch of folks on the net...any questions...just fire away. If you are interested in racing...check out the local clubs via the AMYA club listing to see what is being run in your area...
Sep 05, 2011, 09:23 AM
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Hi Sam
Welcome - at the AMYA website there is a club directory -you will see
NINE clubs listed for the state of Ohio -maybe one of them is near you ?
always nice to have hands on experience when starting something new....
If that Victoria didn't fit, maybe you are looking for something more
traditional looking ? check out the Canterbury J threads here. Victor Model
Products also makes a pair of dandy "old timey" boats -the Mary J Ward and
the Ruby D.

Hey ! somebody get Sam a toss of rum ! arrrrrrrr

Sep 05, 2011, 10:00 AM
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I think the Star class is popular in Ohio i've sailed with those guys,and an easy wood boat to build as it's a hard chine hull,just make shure you build it to weight.Also i think the guys at North Cape YC race something,there's a place called Luna Pier that would be an excellent spot to sail but nobody uses, it's off the I 75N just up the road from Toledo.
Sep 05, 2011, 10:25 AM
Rick Lange

I you're close to Cleveland, there's a club on the West Side called the Cleveland Model Boat Club. On the East Side, there's the Western Reserve Model Yacht Club. (East is west and west is east.)

Both clubs race mainly the Soling 1M. It is a kit based boat that makes for a good starter model if you like the building aspect of the hobby. The WRMYC held boat building workshops the winter before last. We may revive them this coming winter.

Sep 05, 2011, 10:52 AM
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thanks all for the headings Yup Blue Heron I'm West Cuyahoga in North Olmsted

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