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Mar 28, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for the information.

I will let you know what I end up doing. I am still sanding and painting the hull.

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Mar 28, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Just FYI, here are the class rules (if you intend to race) for that section of the boat if it helps:


5.1 Keel fin or position shall not be altered or modified.


6.1 Lead bulb may be smoothed, shined or painted. Dings, dents and imperfections may be filled.

6.2 Shape shall not be altered.

6.3 Bulb shall be attached to the keel fin as defined by the kit instructions: Bulb cover may be eliminated.
Apr 01, 2012, 06:07 PM
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SMYC Pond Report April 1, 2012

Yo Commodores!

It had rained yesterday and the winds were up today and it was cool.

I loaded up a 36"J and an ODOM, set my GPS to the pond and headed off for breakfast. I parked at the pond and walked back over to the hotel for breakfast. Tim, Charlie, Gus and Richard were sitting at table 24 and ready to order, Rick H came in just behind me so we had a quorum.

The meeting commenced on time and after the approval of the minutes from the last meeting. First on the agenda was old business items. Tim brought up the need to raise the club dues again this year. He felt strongly that we need enhance our revenue stream. Tim had charts prepared that proved we would only lose half as much as last year if we double our annual dues. A vote was called and the new fee structure was approved on a silent vote.

After breakfast we headed back to the pond to get in some sailing. As we walked over we found posted on the trees this notice:

The Commissioner of Visalia Department of Parks and Recreation

No longer allows any use of Remote Control Sailboats or power boats in this park.

Starting April 2nd 2012
Code # 412012
Harassment of wild life

Tim fired off first, you gotta be kidding me. Have you seen the little kids throwing rocks at the birds. And asked if we had seen this. I figured I needed to take a picture of this so I could deal with it. Gus and Charlie chimed in and commented how terrible that was. There was this sinking feeling. I was thinking okay, where do we sail in the mean time. Rick H and Richard were still parking their cars and walking over. They hadn't seen the signs yet.

I told Charlie, Gus, and Tim not to say a word about it to Richard or Rick when they walked up. Pretend we didn't see the signs.

So we sailed. No one mentioned the signs.

The wind was up and blowing hard. I rigged my ODOM on the leeward side of a big tree and that made getting the sails on easier. Gus had his America 3, Charlie sailed the Sanibel. Tim sailed his Vic, Richard and Rick sailed Fairwinds.

It was easy to get in trouble and there was some banging going on. Several boats didn't turn in time and hit the cement. Ouch. Rick and Charlie's boats got hung up the Sanibel boom got caught on the Fairwinds back stay. But they blew to shore and things were put right.

We had a great time. Later Charlie pulled his Sanibel and drained it. He sat his transmitter in a trash can while he worked on the boat. When he pulled the transmitter out of the bucket it was dripping water. The trash can must have collected all the rain from yesterday. No problem, must have been a drip dry radio. Glad it still worked.

I was sitting next to Richard later and Charlie said what are we going to do about the Notice? I said, "I was thinking of going to the commission meeting next week and talking to them. Richard said, that's a good idea. I told Richard I was hoping he would go with me. That's when he fessed up about posting the signs.

April 1'st you got to love it..... Richard did good, he got us.

Okay charge up your batteries and we will see ya at the pond next week.

Last edited by Fairwind900; Apr 03, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
Apr 01, 2012, 07:21 PM
That sucks guys, I hope you can find a nother pond to sail on.
What a shame, totally idiotic.

I would drown Rich, or keel haul him
Last edited by Schrott; Apr 01, 2012 at 07:29 PM.
Apr 01, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Fairwind900
That's when he fessed up about posting the signs.

April 1'st you got to love it.....

I looked at the pictures before reading your post and was totally reeled in!

So glad that is not real!

Looks like another great day on the water!
Apr 01, 2012, 08:53 PM
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I have to admit I was reeled in. . .

I'm glad it was April 1st!
Apr 02, 2012, 12:28 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Great pictures,
Thank You

P.S. for Richard
Your bad.
Apr 02, 2012, 04:03 PM
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hahahahaha, that gave me a good laugh. I should have seen it coming. The whole time I was thinking "why april 2nd?"
Apr 04, 2012, 04:10 PM
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You mean I drove all the way up there, saw the signs, and no one around, so drove all the way back home for an April Fools joke???????????? I don't feel so bad about putting the baby aligators in the pond now!! Ron
Apr 05, 2012, 12:37 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Apr 05, 2012, 06:05 PM
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April 1

April 1'st proved to be a tough day at the pond. But it sure did provide some good laughs.
Apr 06, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Easter Egg Sloop

Some pictures of Tyler's Easter Egg Sloop.
Apr 07, 2012, 12:37 AM
Taking care of the pond.
We want more pictures Tyler.
Apr 08, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Sierra MYC Easter Shop Report 4/8/2012

Yo Commodores!

What a gorgeous day. It was a no sail Sunday and I was kicking back when a call came it. It was Tim. I'm at the restaurant where are you? What??? We said we weren't sailing today. My neighbor Henry and I planned to sail this Thursday. Ron wrote last night and said he would like to sail Thursday. Tim was supposed to be working and Rick Harvey was taking the day off.

Oooops! But! I did tell Richard I would meet him for breakfast, and we would cut some wood for him. I forgot... Good thing the restaurant is just down the road.

Funny how restaurants are popular on Easter Sunday. After we headed back here to work on Richards scupper project.

Richard wanted to cut scuppers into a piece of wood 3/16" wide on the table saw. I was thinking this is going to be tricky. But it all worked out.

I snapped some pictures of Richards deck. Wow, that Purple Heart wood is looking great!

Tim bought a wood planked canoe project and shared that. Tim and Richard talked about making a 60" J boat next. I'm going to have to get on the stick. I have the 36" going but don't have a Canterbury J yet and they are ahead.

I'm looking forward to sailing Thursday with the guys. I want to see Mark and Tylers Easter Egg boat too.

Charge up your batteries and we will see ya at the pond.


P.S. my sister maybe out next week too she made the eggs.
Apr 08, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Too cool!! The eggs, and the deck! People with a bunch of talent!! Gotta love it. OK, see ya Thursday. Ron
PS Thanks Rick for another excellant "Non-Pond" report.

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