For Sale: 3 RC Scale Tugboats

Mark Weber is thinning down his fleet of RC tugboats.  Feel free to e-mail him if you’re interested.  All boats are in San Diego.  E-mail:

Tug #1:  Seaport Tugboat with Lots of Upgrades

  • Asking Price: $150.00
  • Runs great on 6-7.4v.  6v battery included.
  • Radio:  You supply a transmitter & receiver, and the rest is ready to run.
  • Length: 24″
  • Width: 6″
  • Upgrades:  I gutted and significantly upgrade the original toy boat.
    • Deck:  The deck has been stripped down, filled, and simplified.
    • Towing:  I added a custom towing bit that I 3D printed.  It’s bolted to the deck via big strong washers and can be used for towing.
    • Pushing:  I outfitted the front with an array of fun tires that I salvaged from various toys.
    • Fire monitor:  I created a custom fire monitor system that includes a brass nozzle, water pickup, filter and a receiver controlled switch.  It sprays about 5-6 feet.
    • Motor:  New low RPM motor, perfect for tugboats.  ESC included with Anderson Powerpole connectors.  I’ll knock $20 off the asking price if you don’t want this ESC.
    • Prop & Shaft:  I put in a new prop shaft, stuffing tube, and 3 blade prop.  I was able to fit this nicely to the existing kort nozzle for good power.
    • Servo:  Includes a modern steering servo.
  • I had a lot of fun overhauling and upgrading this boat.  I’m happy to pass it along.  It would be perfect for someone who wants a retrieval boat or a great tugboat to enjoy with the kids.


Tug #2:  Springer Push Tug

  • Asking Price: $100.00
  • Runs great on 6-12v.  6v battery included.
  • Radio:  You supply a transmitter & receiver, and the rest is ready to run.
  • Length: 19″
  • Width: 7.5″
  • Upgrades:
    • Cabin:  I replaced the previously heavy cabin with this light weight one.  This makes it a ton more stable in the water.  You can paint this cabin to your taste or keep it as is.
    • Pushing:  This design is perfect for retrieving other boats by pushing them into short.
    • Motor:  New 12V motor has plenty of power. ESC included with Anderson Powerpole connectors.
    • Prop & Shaft:  Good power through the kort nozzle.
    • Servo:  Includes a modern steering servo.
    • Lights.  Navigation lights can be powered by attached 3V battery pack with a male JST connector.
  • Here’s a tough little boat that can be handy for pushing in another boat.


Tug #3:  Unbuilt Scale Shipyard “Carol Moran” – Harbor Tugboat Fiberglass Kit

  • Asking Price: $140.00
  • For sale is a fiberglass tugboat kit called the “Carol Moran.” Scale is 1/48.
  • You can check details on the Scale Shipyard website such as original costs of this kit. Lee Upshaw makes some of the best hulls on the market.
    Most orders from Lee take time for him to create. This is a real gem that’s ready to ship.
    • Fiberglass hull, stack and superstructure
    • Fittings
    • Plans, motor, esc, prop, and anything else not shown in photos.





For Sale: Santa Barbara #1872

When I came back to the Argonauts I took possession of this Santa Barbara from Bob DeBow. She has Hitec winch and new Sirius Sails. I can provide a radio if desired. The really best part about this boat is that it was built by Bob DeBow himself.  I really don’t want to part with her – but she’s not being sailed and I need some funds.

Please contact Ben Reeve – Asking $700.

2017 Santa Barbara Spring Regatta

2017 Santa Barbara Spring Regatta

  • Location: Model Yacht Pond, Mission Bay Park, San Diego
  • Date: March 18, 2017.
  • Time: Skippers’ Meeting at 9:45 am, first race 10:00 am each day.
  • Rules: Races are governed by the current International Sailing Federation (ISAF), 2013-2016, Racing Rules of Sailing as modified by Appendix E, the prescriptions of U.S. Sailing when they apply, the rules of the class entered and the San Diego Argonauts Sailing Instructions as amended. You must be a member of the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA).
  • Transmitters: Shall comply with FCC Regulations. Antennas longer than 12” MUST have eye protection.  Please bring multiple crystals.  Frequency conflicts cannot be accommodated. 2.4 GHz transmitters and receivers are recommended.
  • Entry Fee:
    $15.00 per entry (No IOU’s).
    Make checks payable to San Diego Argonauts.
    We will be at the pond on Sat. March 11 to accept registrations and payments
    if you do not wish to mail in your entry.
  • Deadline:  Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Mail Entry to:
    Bob Hirsch
    10795 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
    San Diego, CA 92131
    We will be at the pond on Sat. March 11 to accept registrations and payments
  • Forms: