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2017 Scale Model RC Boat Regatta

The Scale Boat Division of the San Diego Argonauts invites scale model boaters to our 2017 Scale Model RC Boat Regatta!

It’ll include a navigation course, raffle, and more!  Static modelers are welcome to display their boats. The public is welcome to spectate too!

Bring your own sack lunch, table and chairs.

For more information, check out our event on Facebook or e-mail jsparksworthy@gmail.com.

NAMBA INSURANCE REQUIRED:  Anyone operating a boat or participating in the pit area must have proof of current NAMBA insurance.

Due to recent changes in the City of San Diego risk assessment regulations, we are now required to secure a general liability insurance policy that covers the City in the event anyone running a boat with a motor causes an accident. This requirement is a blanket requirement for any boat with a motor, no matter how slow or small. We have secured the best insurance available for this purpose through NAMBA International, but the insurance is only valid for NAMBA members who are involved in an accident, and we are required to follow NAMBA safety regulations in order for the insurance to be viable.

To comply with NAMBA safety regulations, we will rope off an area for launching, recovering, operating and judging boats entered into the navigation competition, which we will call the Pit Area. Anyone wishing to enter the Pit Area must have proof of current NAMBA membership, either Single Event Insurance (SEI) secured for this event, or a full membership for the year. NAMBA yearly membership ($50.00) may be obtained at www.namba.com, or you can purchase Single Event Insurance for the regatta for $15.00 at the event. We recognize that this poses an unexpected financial burden, but if we expect to continue enjoying this type of event at the San Diego Model Boat Pond, we really have no choice but to comply with the City’s requirements.

By the way, NAMBA insurance is primary insurance, which means it does not require that you first seek coverage for a claim via your own homeowner’s insurance policy. To read all of the benefits of NAMBA insurance, visit http://www.namba.com/content/insurance.asp

If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to chat with Rob Wood, Jeff Sparksworthy, or Mark Weber.

Download our Event Poster PDF

Download our Navigation Map in PDF

For Sale: “Euro Tug” by Peter Kruse

SOLD
Ben Reeve sold a sailboat to Pete Kruse who asked if we would post this add as he is trying
to sell his RC tug boat.  Here’s the info from Pete:
 
For Sale “Euro – Tug “
  • Built my me, Pete Kruse
  • It is ready to run
  • Dual batteries with easy charge system
  • Spektrum receiver included but no transmitter
  • Has voltage regulator
  • Sound system for diesel and horn
  • All lights for position, search and deck
  • Prop. shaft – lube.
  • 45″ – 50 lbs
  • 75 mm brass prop
  • Asking $800.
  • The boats located at my house in Irvine, CA.

 

Memorial Service for David Alvarez

It’s with a heavy heart that the Scale Boat Division of the San Diego Argonauts invites you to remember David Alvarez, our beloved Scale Vice Commodore.

  • Date:  May 6, 2017
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location:  San Diego Model Yacht Pond

Please bring a boat to run and a story to share about this incredible guy.

If you’d like to help plan the service, please meet at the Pond this Saturday morning, April 29th and talk with Mark Weber.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1656932951281435/

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: raouly@gmail.com

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  SOLD

  • 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.
  • http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20P…ugs.html#Tug-1
  • INCLUDED:
    • Fiberglass hull, stack and superstructure
    • Fittings
  • NOT INCLUDED:
    • Plans, motor, esc, prop, and anything else not shown in photos.