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Oct 15, 2017, 09:38 PM
If it floats....sail it!
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I sort of follow you guys. Interesting reading. One of these days I will try to get down that way and sail with you.

BTW the Victoria min is as the kit is out of the box - 4.5 lbs
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Oct 22, 2017, 11:13 PM
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Sierra MYC Pond Report 2018 10 22

Yo Commodores!

Last week we went to the restaurant and there were only 7 customers including us. This week we had a group of 25 and a group of 15 that ordered their food just before we sat down. Oh well, it took us a little longer, and the sound level was higher... Bill, Rick and I toughed it out to get our happy meals.

Over at the pond after breakfast, we found Dave, Christopher, Jeffery, Brad sailing. Our new guy Tim B. was setting up a boat. I stopped over to introduce myself to Tim and see his new one-meter boat an Eclipse Rage. The boat looks much like a bigger version of the RG65 with many attributes of the Dragon force boat, but bigger. It had the same keel box design, rubber bow bumper, sheeting positions on the foredeck and many other features that seemed like the Dragon boat including the same style stand.

On the water today we had 1 ODOM, 3 RG65 DF, 1 Seawind, 1 Eclipse Rage, 2 Victorias, 1 Pram, 1 Fortune 612. Scott join us a bit later in the day making 10 boats and 9 captains. Not everyone had a boat on the water but I think everyone enjoyed watching and sailing the boats.

Here are some photos I snapped today:
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Oct 26, 2017, 02:54 PM
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How do you store your rc boats?

I'm curious how you solve the problem of storing your remote control sailboats. I have some boats that are currently living on a day bed in the back of my shop. They need to find a new home and I'm looking for ideas.
Oct 29, 2017, 07:46 PM
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Sierra MYC Pond report 2017 10 29 1 meters on the pond

Yo Commodores!

It was a bright October morning. Bill, Rick and I headed over for breakfast and to solve the world's problems. Glad it didn't take much more than an hour as we had sailing to accomplish.

Bill brought two ODOMs. I was thinking something was afoot. But nope there were two ODOMs and 502 was making eye's at Rick. ODOM 502 had once belonged to Rick and it looks like it found a way to make it back to Fresno. Tim B., brought his Eclipse Rage out. Tim reported that the Victoria's hadn't made it to the Visalia Hobby store yet but he is ready.

I brought out an IOM, Fairwind, and Vic just in case. The IOM matched up best with everyone's 1-meter boats so I set up to sail.

Somewhere along the day, I think we may have had a gust t 5-6mph but most of the day the A rig on the IOM was right and the 5-6 winds didn't knock her down.

Here are some photos from the day:
Nov 05, 2017, 08:34 PM
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Sierra MYC Pond Report 2017 11 05 Race Day

Yo Commodores!

It was race day! We had Rick tied up with road closures in Fresno, and Bill called this AM and said he would be there next week.

I had three Victoria already packed, along with the race equipment, so I was going. Christopher and Brad made it with their RG65. A bit later Tim showed up with his Vic. To show us how it is done.

I set up a course and we had fun making 3-4 starts before Tim made it. We had some fun races. This was Christopher's first chance racing and he did great. I offered to switch out their RG65 for another Vic, but they wanted a chance to run their new boat. We had some close starts and everyone did good staying behind the line. Tim joined in and I was over in that first race. But I had fun chasing the gang.

We had a few walk-ups. One fella was from Florida and said he had a 60" sailboat and a 48" tugboat. We were thinking a S/B and a Mr. Darby. Too bad he left them in Florida.

Christopher and Brad took off and Tim and I hung out getting in a couple more races and enjoying the day. We pulled up stakes when Tim said he was getting cold. Tim works in a Freezer box so if he is cold, it is time to go.

It was a fun day. My batteries are all changed and everything is ready to sail again.

Here are some photos from the day. Brad said he video'd a complete race. I'll repost it if I get it.
Nov 12, 2017, 06:48 PM
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Sierra MYC Pond Report 2017 11 12

Yo Commodores!

But some days you just want a Breakfast Burrito. Bill and Rick had arrived just ahead of me at the pond. The wind was hiding and it was a bit Grey outside. We headed over to breakfast. I usually have the same order but today I wanted a Breakfast Burrito. It wasn't on the menu. No problem I'm sure they can make it, the new waitress said. She asked me what I wanted on it and we started dreaming of things they could add. We did pretty good with eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese. She later added salsa. pretty good. The guys made suggestions what I could add to it next week.

Over at the pond when we got back Tim and Dave pulled up and we stood around chatting for a bit. Eventually, we started pulling out sailboats. An Eclipse Rage, Victoria, RG65 DF, ODOM and Seawind were added to the calm waters to hunt the wind. The conversations were full of unique topics from refrigerators to the effect of changing the jib position, to how you need to have your bricks wet when laying on mortar for a fire box. Later I switched out my Seawind for a RG65 DF to see if I could keep up with Bill.

Ricks ODOM got into a face-off with a Duck that wanted to have a word or two with the big White boat. That was pretty much the big excitement for the day. Tim is starting to modify his Rage. A forestay was removed today and two of the six shrouds were removed at the end of the day. There is a photo of Bill, Rick and Dave with Tim behind them as they talked about tuning with Dave.

Here are some photos from the day.
Nov 12, 2017, 10:45 PM
Taking care of the pond.
Lot of geese today.
Nov 13, 2017, 09:48 PM
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Hi Don,

Walking over to the pond it was the topic of conversation. "Look at all those Candian Geese". We could see 7 flocks of birds around the pond, in the field across the street and on the golf course. Maybe over a hundred in all.
Nov 14, 2017, 09:13 AM
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It's almost Thanksgiving!!

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