News

Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

April 01 2017

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - Really no major news from the March update. Still no news as to when they will start construction on the new HopCat restaurant. We will continue to play it by ear and just keep going there until we have to move. The water is down in the lake and is the lowest I have ever seen it. Be careful when launching your boats as there is a very steep drop off only a foot from waters edge. And just a reminder, if you are the last to leave the site please put the traffic cones back across the entrance. If you have any news of a good product to use, let us know and we will add it our links page. That's all I have for now. HAPPY BOATING -- Capt. Bill

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

April 2017 Below are the happenings for April`, 2017

Sunday, April 2nd
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 9th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 16th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 23rd
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 30th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – Restoration of a Chinese Junk” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of the restoration of a Chinese Junk.

This is a model of a ship rigged Chinese junk that I am restoring for the family that owned the original full sized real junk on which this model is based. The real one was named Fai Hong and, in fact, the shipyard that built the boat in 1959 also built this model. The model is 23 in. long, 9 in. wide, draws 2 in. and is 27 in. from keel to main truck. It is made of entirely of teak with bamboo used for the sail battens.

The restoration involves removing old varnish from deck and cabin areas, repairing or replacing missing or damaged wood, being very careful not to damage the hand painted dragons that adorn both sides of the model, as they did on Fai Hong as well. The original sails were in bad shape and so I am making a new suit of sails in the correct Chinese red fabric, and all of the rigging lines are being replaced too. Finally, the hatches, companionways, doors, windows are all removable to display a detailed interior along with the dagger board and rudder/tiller. The story surrounding this model, Fai Hong, and the family that had them built is fascinating. Regards, Kevin

Photos

Photos

Photos

Photos

Heard Around The Pond
Decals for RC Scale Boating - It seems that we never have the decals we need and if we do have them they are in the wrong scale. If you are really serious about your decals there is a solution. Find the graphics you need and get them into a jpeg file. GRAB is a tool on Mac computers and SNIP-IT on Windows machines that lets you copy images from computer files or screen shots. Once you have the files you want, regardless of size, you need to lay them out on an 8.5” x 11” format; I use PowerPoint as it allows you to layout however it fits best and lets you vary the sizes easily.

Now that you have the page laid out like you want it, print out the page with an inkjet printer on Inkjet/Clear Waterslide Decal Paper. This paper is available on Amazon and other sources and runs about $1 a page. Once you have the page printed you will need to spray with a crystal clear acrylic (Krylon 1303 brand works great), 2-3 coats. Let dry thoroughly. Cut the item you want from the decal sheet, soak in water until backing becomes loose, then apply to the surface where you would want it. The only thing I have run into is there is no “white” available as a color. White on an inkjet printer is clear.

If you have any questions or want any samples of graphics just drop an e-mail to TCRCBoaters@gmail.com, Attn: Bud

Photos


LiPo Batteries for RC Scale Boating - As many of us have found out recently, we have been unable to get the Turnigy 3S 4000 mAh, 20-30C Lipos which many of us use. It appears that this specific battery has been abandoned but HK has introduced the new Multistar series LiPos designed around multi-rotor requirements for longer run times. In evaluating our specific needs it appears that these can be a good fit for our use.
Photos
The Multistar 3S (11.1 volts) comes in a 4,000 mAh and 5,200 mAh version, both 10C-20C rated. With these specs, the 4,000 mAh would deliver up to 40 amps, burst to 80 amps; the 5,200 mAh up to 52 amps, w/ burst to 104 amps. The majority of our boats draw less than 20 amps even at full speed; larger boats w/ dual motors possibly 40 amps. Our speed controllers are typically 30 amp or 50 amp rated. If you match up the specs - The 30A ESC would merit a 3S 4,000 mAh Multistar. The 50A ESC a 5,200 mAh Multistar.

I thought this information would be of interest as many of us, me included, have tended to over kill our power requirements with high C rated batteries with higher costs. Not really necessary when you work through the specs.

RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him. Bud can be contacted at - BudsPlaceFl@Gmail.com

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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News

Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

March 01 2017

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - No news yet as to when they will start construction on the new restaurant. We will play it by ear and just keep going there until we have to move. We are looking at a site just across the street from the hospital. It looks like it will serve us well temporally until we can go back to our current site. The water is down in the lake and is the lowest I have ever seen it. Be careful when launching your boats as there is a very steep drop off only a foot from waters edge. And just a reminder, if you are the last to leave the site please put the traffic cones back across the entrance. If you have any news of a good product to use, let us know and we will add it our links page. That's all I have for now. HAPPY MOTORING -- Capt. Bill

February at a Glance - Board Member Dave gave us a quick summary of the past month. "Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....let's see. Well no boats got lost, none ran-a-way, nothing sank, nobody burned up, Kevin hasn't gone swimming, and no new bring-and-brag. That about sums it up. " -- Thanks Dave for the update. Love it! :o))

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

March 2017 Below are the happenings for March, 2017

Sunday, March 5th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, March 12th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, March 19th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, March 26th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – Restoration of a Chinese Junk” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of the restoration of a Chinese Junk.

This is a model of a ship rigged Chinese junk that I am restoring for the family that owned the original full sized real junk on which this model is based. The real one was named Fai Hong and, in fact, the shipyard that built the boat in 1959 also built this model. The model is 23 in. long, 9 in. wide, draws 2 in. and is 27 in. from keel to main truck. It is made of entirely of teak with bamboo used for the sail battens.

The restoration involves removing old varnish from deck and cabin areas, repairing or replacing missing or damaged wood, being very careful not to damage the hand painted dragons that adorn both sides of the model, as they did on Fai Hong as well. The original sails were in bad shape and so I am making a new suit of sails in the correct Chinese red fabric, and all of the rigging lines are being replaced too. Finally, the hatches, companionways, doors, windows are all removable to display a detailed interior along with the dagger board and rudder/tiller. The story surrounding this model, Fai Hong, and the family that had them built is fascinating. Regards, Kevin

Photos

Photos

Photos

Photos

Heard Around The Pond
Decals for RC Scale Boating - It seems that we never have the decals we need and if we do have them they are in the wrong scale. If you are really serious about your decals there is a solution. Find the graphics you need and get them into a jpeg file. GRAB is a tool on Mac computers and SNIP-IT on Windows machines that lets you copy images from computer files or screen shots. Once you have the files you want, regardless of size, you need to lay them out on an 8.5” x 11” format; I use PowerPoint as it allows you to layout however it fits best and lets you vary the sizes easily.

Now that you have the page laid out like you want it, print out the page with an inkjet printer on Inkjet/Clear Waterslide Decal Paper. This paper is available on Amazon and other sources and runs about $1 a page. Once you have the page printed you will need to spray with a crystal clear acrylic (Krylon 1303 brand works great), 2-3 coats. Let dry thoroughly. Cut the item you want from the decal sheet, soak in water until backing becomes loose, then apply to the surface where you would want it. The only thing I have run into is there is no “white” available as a color. White on an inkjet printer is clear.

If you have any questions or want any samples of graphics just drop an e-mail to TCRCBoaters@gmail.com, Attn: Bud

Photos


LiPo Batteries for RC Scale Boating - As many of us have found out recently, we have been unable to get the Turnigy 3S 4000 mAh, 20-30C Lipos which many of us use. It appears that this specific battery has been abandoned but HK has introduced the new Multistar series LiPos designed around multi-rotor requirements for longer run times. In evaluating our specific needs it appears that these can be a good fit for our use.
Photos
The Multistar 3S (11.1 volts) comes in a 4,000 mAh and 5,200 mAh version, both 10C-20C rated. With these specs, the 4,000 mAh would deliver up to 40 amps, burst to 80 amps; the 5,200 mAh up to 52 amps, w/ burst to 104 amps. The majority of our boats draw less than 20 amps even at full speed; larger boats w/ dual motors possibly 40 amps. Our speed controllers are typically 30 amp or 50 amp rated. If you match up the specs - The 30A ESC would merit a 3S 4,000 mAh Multistar. The 50A ESC a 5,200 mAh Multistar.

I do have some of the Multistar 3S, 4,000 mAh, 10-20C batteries in stock if anybody is interested. I will be handling the 5,200 mAh units as well.

I thought this information would be of interest as many of us, me included, have tended to over kill our power requirements with high C rated batteries with higher costs. Not really necessary when you work through the specs.

RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

February 01 2017

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - We had a great annual breakfast meeting at the Berry Fresh Café in Port St. Lucie, Jan. 22. Eighteen members attended. Two radio systems were given as door prizes, congrats Doug Snow and Jerry Morton, on the business side, your current Board was voted back in for 2017. Bud gave an update on the future of our Tradition Lake launch site with the new owners. There are now 27 members and growing. Be sure and join us every Sunday morning. -- Capt. Bill

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

February 2017 Below are the happenings for February, 2017

Sunday, February 5th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, February 12th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, February 19th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, February 26th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – December 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of the “Atlantic Harbor Tug”, in this December update. The photos and descriptions are available in our Website Gallery. Again a big THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on yet another great series.

The ”Atlantic Harbor Tug – Special Report” - Aqua Craft appears to have hit a home run with the ”Atlantic” Harbor tug. Right out of the box it is probably one of the best “as built true RC model boats” on the market today, and in no way can this boat be considered a toy.

Originally purchased back in December of 2013, as my only other RC ship model was undergoing a major refit, I needed a good quality boat to operate in the meantime. The decision to buy the ”Atlantic” was prompted by talking to other members of our boat club who also own one and had many good things to say about the model.

The ”Atlantic” Harbor Tug serves as a blank canvas, which lends itself to endless modifications, and so it can be personalized to fit whatever it’s owner wants to do. In this case, I wanted to use my tug to recover disabled boats and so made significant changes to that end.

First I had to make up the recovery device so I fabricated one from 13/16 OD PVC pipe and fittings.

Photos

Photos

Now in order to have the power to move a heavy load I replaced the original motor with a heater fan motor out of a Toyota Forerunner, for low speed and more torque. For added grunt I replaced the original 30 mm. 3 blade L/H prop. and 3mm. shaft with a 55mm. 5 blade L/H prop. which required installing a 4mm shaft and a major redesign of the stern frame.

Photos

Photos

Finally, to facilitate recoveries, a high definition color camera with monitor was installed to provide a pilothouse view. Finally, the tug was renamed “Gregory Karson” to honor a very brave man.

Photos

Just in our Treasure Coast RC Scale Boater club alone, there has been some really interesting modifications to ”Atlantic” tugs from deckhouse changes to handrails, deck details, lighting, sound modules, bumpers and fenders just to name a few. There have been some modifications where the appearance was altered to the point where it required a double take to see that it was an “Atlantic” after all.

For anyone wanting to get into RC scale boating but has neither the time nor the inclination to build a model, the Aqua Craft ”Atlantic” Harbor tug is an excellent place to start. The boat is easy to operate, very stable on rough water and in windy conditions as well, and I can testify to that after many successful recoveries.

Our TCRC Scale Boaters club meets every Sunday morning at Tradition Lake in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and as a rule there is always a tug fitted with a recovery device on standby as long as there are boats on the water.

*****

John Seemann has made some changes to his ”Atlantic” tug including repainting the hull with semi gloss black and the deck areas in a rust/terra-cotta. Also new handrails, amber tint on the pilothouse windows, sound module, a 4mm. prop shaft, and the largest propeller that could be fitted without altering the skeg. He is currently looking for a Zodiac type boat that can be stowed on the funnel deck.

Photos

Photos

*****

Bud Johansen's ”Atlantic” tug is shown highlighting the large pusher frame he fabricated to enable recovery jobs.

Bud has added many extras like deck details, a sound module, and a high definition color camera providing a pilothouse view on shore.

Photos

Photos

*****

Jerry Morton's has added many extras to his ”Atlantic” tug including an aft deckhouse that contains the speaker for the sound module, and a spool with line and float bobber in the event the boat should sink. Also scuppers were cut into the bulwarks to carry away water along with painted trim and chrome surround on the wheelhouse windows, and oh yes the young girl standing at the rail (most likely the captain’s daughter).

Photos

*****

Here are some images of ”Atlantic” tugs showing colorful paint schemes, water cannons, deck details, and oh yes, blinding speed. No that tug is not sinking it is doing something that tugs never do, plane at speed.

Photos

Photos

Photos

*****

Heard Around The Pond
Decals for RC Scale Boating - It seems that we never have the decals we need and if we do have them they are in the wrong scale. If you are really serious about your decals there is a solution. Find the graphics you need and get them into a jpeg file. GRAB is a tool on Mac computers and SNIP-IT on Windows machines that lets you copy images from computer files or screen shots. Once you have the files you want, regardless of size, you need to lay them out on an 8.5” x 11” format; I use PowerPoint as it allows you to layout however it fits best and lets you vary the sizes easily.

Now that you have the page laid out like you want it, print out the page with an inkjet printer on Inkjet/Clear Waterslide Decal Paper. This paper is available on Amazon and other sources and runs about $1 a page. Once you have the page printed you will need to spray with a crystal clear acrylic (Krylon 1303 brand works great), 2-3 coats. Let dry thoroughly. Cut the item you want from the decal sheet, soak in water until backing becomes loose, then apply to the surface where you would want it. The only thing I have run into is there is no “white” available as a color. White on an inkjet printer is clear.

If you have any questions or want any samples of graphics just drop an e-mail to TCRCBoaters@gmail.com, Attn: Bud

Photos


LiPo Batteries for RC Scale Boating - As many of us have found out recently, we have been unable to get the Turnigy 3S 4000 mAh, 20-30C Lipos which many of us use. It appears that this specific battery has been abandoned but HK has introduced the new Multistar series LiPos designed around multi-rotor requirements for longer run times. In evaluating our specific needs it appears that these can be a good fit for our use.
Photos
The Multistar 3S (11.1 volts) comes in a 4,000 mAh and 5,200 mAh version, both 10C-20C rated. With these specs, the 4,000 mAh would deliver up to 40 amps, burst to 80 amps; the 5,200 mAh up to 52 amps, w/ burst to 104 amps. The majority of our boats draw less than 20 amps even at full speed; larger boats w/ dual motors possibly 40 amps. Our speed controllers are typically 30 amp or 50 amp rated. If you match up the specs - The 30A ESC would merit a 3S 4,000 mAh Multistar. The 50A ESC a 5,200 mAh Multistar.

I do have some of the Multistar 3S, 4,000 mAh, 10-20C batteries in stock if anybody is interested. I will be handling the 5,200 mAh units as well.

I thought this information would be of interest as many of us, me included, have tended to over kill our power requirements with high C rated batteries with higher costs. Not really necessary when you work through the specs.

RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

January 01 2017

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - You may have noticed the “Under Contract” sign on the Tradition Lake For Sale property sign where we meet on Sunday mornings. We have been in contact with the current owner and there is no information available at this point. They do expect the sale to be final by the end of December. Our hope is to work out an arrangement to continue in our current location. As this is most probably a lake management easement, there may be a possibility to discuss access with the new owners. Regardless, there are other locations in the Tradition complex and even on the current lake. We most certainly will keep our members informed. It has been 6 years since we started our club here at Tradition. Hopefully we will be able to remain. -- Capt. Bill

2017 Membership Dues – Yes, it's that time of the year; time to renew your membership for 2017. The membership year is from January 1st through December 31st. Annual Dues - Adult Membership (18 & over) $20.00; Family Membership (1 adult, children 17 & under) $25; Junior Membership (17 & under) $10. A Membership Application on file is required for all adult, family and junior members. (Membership Applications Forms are available on the Contact Us page of this website.) Please make your check payable to Treasure Coast RC Scale Boaters. Please show 'TC RC Scale Boaters Membership Dues' in the memo field. Send the check and application to - Treasure Coast RC Scale Boaters - Attn: Bud Johansen - 4521 S.W. Long Bay Drive - Palm City, FL 34990.

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

January 2017 Below are the happenings for January, 2017

Sunday, January 1st
New Years

8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, January 4th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, January 8th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, January 11th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, January 15th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, January 18th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, January 22nd
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, January 25th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, January 29th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – December 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of the “Atlantic Harbor Tug”, in this December update. The photos and descriptions are available in our Website Gallery. Again a big THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on yet another great series.

The ”Atlantic Harbor Tug – Special Report” - Aqua Craft appears to have hit a home run with the ”Atlantic” Harbor tug. Right out of the box it is probably one of the best “as built true RC model boats” on the market today, and in no way can this boat be considered a toy.

Originally purchased back in December of 2013, as my only other RC ship model was undergoing a major refit, I needed a good quality boat to operate in the meantime. The decision to buy the ”Atlantic” was prompted by talking to other members of our boat club who also own one and had many good things to say about the model.

The ”Atlantic” Harbor Tug serves as a blank canvas, which lends itself to endless modifications, and so it can be personalized to fit whatever it’s owner wants to do. In this case, I wanted to use my tug to recover disabled boats and so made significant changes to that end.

First I had to make up the recovery device so I fabricated one from 13/16 OD PVC pipe and fittings.

Photos

Photos

Now in order to have the power to move a heavy load I replaced the original motor with a heater fan motor out of a Toyota Forerunner, for low speed and more torque. For added grunt I replaced the original 30 mm. 3 blade L/H prop. and 3mm. shaft with a 55mm. 5 blade L/H prop. which required installing a 4mm shaft and a major redesign of the stern frame.

Photos

Photos

Finally, to facilitate recoveries, a high definition color camera with monitor was installed to provide a pilothouse view. Finally, the tug was renamed “Gregory Karson” to honor a very brave man.

Photos

Just in our Treasure Coast RC Scale Boater club alone, there has been some really interesting modifications to ”Atlantic” tugs from deckhouse changes to handrails, deck details, lighting, sound modules, bumpers and fenders just to name a few. There have been some modifications where the appearance was altered to the point where it required a double take to see that it was an “Atlantic” after all.

For anyone wanting to get into RC scale boating but has neither the time nor the inclination to build a model, the Aqua Craft ”Atlantic” Harbor tug is an excellent place to start. The boat is easy to operate, very stable on rough water and in windy conditions as well, and I can testify to that after many successful recoveries.

Our TCRC Scale Boaters club meets every Sunday morning at Tradition Lake in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and as a rule there is always a tug fitted with a recovery device on standby as long as there are boats on the water.

*****

John Seemann has made some changes to his ”Atlantic” tug including repainting the hull with semi gloss black and the deck areas in a rust/terra-cotta. Also new handrails, amber tint on the pilothouse windows, sound module, a 4mm. prop shaft, and the largest propeller that could be fitted without altering the skeg. He is currently looking for a Zodiac type boat that can be stowed on the funnel deck.

Photos

Photos

*****

Bud Johansen's ”Atlantic” tug is shown highlighting the large pusher frame he fabricated to enable recovery jobs.

Bud has added many extras like deck details, a sound module, and a high definition color camera providing a pilothouse view on shore.

Photos

Photos

*****

Jerry Morton's has added many extras to his ”Atlantic” tug including an aft deckhouse that contains the speaker for the sound module, and a spool with line and float bobber in the event the boat should sink. Also scuppers were cut into the bulwarks to carry away water along with painted trim and chrome surround on the wheelhouse windows, and oh yes the young girl standing at the rail (most likely the captain’s daughter).

Photos

*****

Here are some images of ”Atlantic” tugs showing colorful paint schemes, water cannons, deck details, and oh yes, blinding speed. No that tug is not sinking it is doing something that tugs never do, plane at speed.

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LiPo Batteries for RC Scale Boating - As many of us have found out recently, we have been unable to get the Turnigy 3S 4000 mAh, 20-30C Lipos which many of us use. It appears that this specific battery has been abandoned but HK has introduced the new Multistar series LiPos designed around multi-rotor requirements for longer run times. In evaluating our specific needs it appears that these can be a good fit for our use. Photos
The Multistar 3S (11.1 volts) comes in a 4,000 mAh and 5,200 mAh version, both 10C-20C rated. With these specs, the 4,000 mAh would deliver up to 40 amps, burst to 80 amps; the 5,200 mAh up to 52 amps, w/ burst to 104 amps. The majority of our boats draw less than 20 amps even at full speed; larger boats w/ dual motors possibly 40 amps. Our speed controllers are typically 30 amp or 50 amp rated. If you match up the specs - The 30A ESC would merit a 3S 4,000 mAh Multistar. The 50A ESC a 5,200 mAh Multistar.

I do have some of the Multistar 3S, 4,000 mAh, 10-20C batteries in stock if anybody is interested. I will be handling the 5,200 mAh units as well.

I thought this information would be of interest as many of us, me included, have tended to over kill our power requirements with high C rated batteries with higher costs. Not really necessary when you work through the specs.

3D Printing for Scale Boaters – We have all run into problems finding the correct size boat fittings and crew for the various scales of model boats we are building. Bud has been experimenting with a 3D printer for this application and has come up with some success. Even without a full scale CAD program, you can find various items on the Internet (STL files), which can be scaled to virtually any size depending upon the size of the print platform. Some of the items he has produced so far are doors, window frames, bollards, cleats, winches, car tires (bumpers), 55 gal drums, tables, wood barrels, life rings, ships wheels and instrument panels. These can be scaled to any X-Y-Z size you want and the printing filament comes in literally 100s of colors.

Now that the price of these printers has dropped below $200, it seems very practical. If any TCRC club members would like more information just contact Bud. Also if you have any specific parts you need just let him know the quantity, X-Y-Z size, and color and he will print them out for you.

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RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

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Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

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December 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - You may have noticed the “Under Contract” sign on the Tradition Lake For Sale property sign where we meet on Sunday mornings. We have been in contact with the current owner and there is no information available at this point. They do expect the sale to be final by the end of the month. Our hope is to work out an arrangement to continue in our current location. As this is most probably a lake management easement, there may be a possibility to discuss access with the new owners. Regardless, there are other locations in the Tradition complex and even on the current lake. We most certainly will keep our members informed. It has been 6 years since we started our club here at Tradition. Hopefully we will be able to remain. -- Capt. Bill

2017 Membership Dues – Yes, it's that time of the year; time to renew your membership for 2017. The membership year is from January 1st through December 31st. Annual Dues - Adult Membership (18 & over) $20.00; Family Membership (1 adult, children 17 & under) $25; Junior Membership (17 & under) $10. A Membership Application on file is required for all adult, family and junior members. (Membership Applications Forms are available on the Contact Us page of this website.) Please make your check payable to Treasure Coast RC Scale Boaters. Please show 'TC RC Scale Boaters Membership Dues' in the memo field. Send the check and application to - Treasure Coast RC Scale Boaters - Attn: Bud Johansen - 4521 S.W. Long Bay Drive - Palm City, FL 34990.

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

December 2016 Below are the happenings for December, 2016

Sunday, December 4th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, December 7th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, December 11th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, December 14th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, December 18th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, December 21st
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!
Christmas
Wednesday, December 28th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – December 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of the “Atlantic Harbor Tug”, in this December update. The photos and descriptions are available in our Website Gallery. Again a big THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on yet another great series.

The ”Atlantic Harbor Tug – Special Report” - Aqua Craft appears to have hit a home run with the ”Atlantic” Harbor tug. Right out of the box it is probably one of the best “as built true RC model boats” on the market today, and in no way can this boat be considered a toy.

Originally purchased back in December of 2013, as my only other RC ship model was undergoing a major refit, I needed a good quality boat to operate in the meantime. The decision to buy the ”Atlantic” was prompted by talking to other members of our boat club who also own one and had many good things to say about the model.

The ”Atlantic” Harbor Tug serves as a blank canvas, which lends itself to endless modifications, and so it can be personalized to fit whatever it’s owner wants to do. In this case, I wanted to use my tug to recover disabled boats and so made significant changes to that end.

First I had to make up the recovery device so I fabricated one from 13/16 OD PVC pipe and fittings.

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Now in order to have the power to move a heavy load I replaced the original motor with a heater fan motor out of a Toyota Forerunner, for low speed and more torque. For added grunt I replaced the original 30 mm. 3 blade L/H prop. and 3mm. shaft with a 55mm. 5 blade L/H prop. which required installing a 4mm shaft and a major redesign of the stern frame.

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Finally, to facilitate recoveries, a high definition color camera with monitor was installed to provide a pilothouse view. Finally, the tug was renamed “Gregory Karson” to honor a very brave man.

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Just in our Treasure Coast RC Scale Boater club alone, there has been some really interesting modifications to ”Atlantic” tugs from deckhouse changes to handrails, deck details, lighting, sound modules, bumpers and fenders just to name a few. There have been some modifications where the appearance was altered to the point where it required a double take to see that it was an “Atlantic” after all.

For anyone wanting to get into RC scale boating but has neither the time nor the inclination to build a model, the Aqua Craft ”Atlantic” Harbor tug is an excellent place to start. The boat is easy to operate, very stable on rough water and in windy conditions as well, and I can testify to that after many successful recoveries.

Our TCRC Scale Boaters club meets every Sunday morning at Tradition Lake in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and as a rule there is always a tug fitted with a recovery device on standby as long as there are boats on the water.

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John Seemann has made some changes to his ”Atlantic” tug including repainting the hull with semi gloss black and the deck areas in a rust/terra-cotta. Also new handrails, amber tint on the pilothouse windows, sound module, a 4mm. prop shaft, and the largest propeller that could be fitted without altering the skeg. He is currently looking for a Zodiac type boat that can be stowed on the funnel deck.

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Bud Johansen's ”Atlantic” tug is shown highlighting the large pusher frame he fabricated to enable recovery jobs.

Bud has added many extras like deck details, a sound module, and a high definition color camera providing a pilothouse view on shore.

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Jerry Morton's has added many extras to his ”Atlantic” tug including an aft deckhouse that contains the speaker for the sound module, and a spool with line and float bobber in the event the boat should sink. Also scuppers were cut into the bulwarks to carry away water along with painted trim and chrome surround on the wheelhouse windows, and oh yes the young girl standing at the rail (most likely the captain’s daughter).

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Here are some images of ”Atlantic” tugs showing colorful paint schemes, water cannons, deck details, and oh yes, blinding speed. No that tug is not sinking it is doing something that tugs never do, plane at speed.

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Dave Myer’s ZippKit Tug - For just $29.00, you can’t beat it. Dave reports every thing fits perfect, the wood is high grade and the price you can’t beat. Several guys are ordering them so we can look for a new Tug Fleet on Tradition Lake. Keep us posted. If you are getting a ZippKit tug be sure and let us know. There must be a regatta for this new group.

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Heard Around The Pond
3D Printing for Scale Boaters – We have all run into problems finding the correct size boat fittings and crew for the various scales of model boats we are building. Bud has been experimenting with a 3D printer for this application and has come up with some success. Even without a full scale CAD program, you can find various items on the Internet (STL files), which can be scaled to virtually any size depending upon the size of the print platform. Some of the items he has produced so far are doors, window frames, bollards, cleats, winches, car tires (bumpers), 55 gal drums, tables, wood barrels, life rings, ships wheels and instrument panels. These can be scaled to any X-Y-Z size you want and the printing filament comes in literally 100s of colors.

Now that the price of these printers has dropped below $200, it seems very practical. If any TCRC club members would like more information just contact Bud. Also if you have any specific parts you need just let him know the quantity, X-Y-Z size, and color and he will print them out for you.

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RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

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Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

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Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

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This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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November 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - So what is happening on Wednesdays? For those folks who don’t get enough boating time on Sundays, the Wednesday idea seems to be paying off with 3-6 boaters and 4-10 boats showing up. The weather has been beautiful and we hope it stays that way. Dave, Bruce and Ed seem to be the regulars with Bud and a few others coming by. If you can, stop by. It’s another opportunity to not only get pond time but to resolve some of the building challenges we all run into. -- Capt. Bill

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

November 2016 Below are the happenings for November, 2016

Sunday, November 6th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, November 9th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, November 13th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, November 16th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, November 20th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, November 23th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Thursday, November 24th
Thanksgiving Day!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!
Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 27rd
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, November 30th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – November 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of “Working boats on Tradition Lake”, November update. The photos and descriptions are available in our website Gallery. Again a big THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on a great series.

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This stunning model of Edsel Ford's runabout "Typhoon" was built by Mackey Rodgers and is shown here on her first foray on the water.

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The original boat was 40 ft. long by 7ft.8in. in beam and was named "Typhoon " because she was fitted a 600 HP, 12 cyl. Wright Typhoon engine that was built for a dirigible. Mackey's attention to detail is a tribute to his skill as a master model builder.

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Dave Myer's fine 40 in. long model of a 40 ft. Coast Guard Utility Boat. He built it from a Barracuda Boats kit and it is fitted with a brushless 1900Kv motor running on dual 2s batteries driving a single propeller. It has beautiful lines to match its dazzling speed. Note the string tied to the cabin roof, this was done to hold it in place after it lifted off during a high speed run.

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Mackey Rodgers scratch built this beautiful 1 in. to 1 ft. scale model of a Hinkley "Convertible". The boat is 38 in. long and is a real eye catcher with its unique styling.

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Robert Esplen's handsome "American Enterprise" is a Dumas kit featuring 12V propulsion and maneuvering with 6V lighting. Bob employed the Nason 2 part paint system to achieve the attractive livery. He greatly enhanced the model by hand building all of the deck details, none of which came with the original kit.

Dave Myer’s ZippKit Tug - For just $29.00, you can’t beat it. Dave reports every thing fits perfect, the wood is high grade and the price you can’t beat. Several guys are ordering them so we can look for a new Tug Fleet on Tradition Lake. Keep us posted. If you are getting a ZippKit tug be sure and let us know. There must be a regatta for this new group.

Photos

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Heard Around The Pond
3D Printing for Scale Boaters – We have all run into problems finding the correct size boat fittings and crew for the various scales of model boats we are building. Bud has been experimenting with a 3D printer for this application and has come up with some success. Even without a full scale CAD program, you can find various items on the Internet (STL files), which can be scaled to virtually any size depending upon the size of the print platform. Some of the items he has produced so far are doors, window frames, bollards, cleats, winches, car tires (bumpers), 55 gal drums, tables, wood barrels, life rings, ships wheels and instrument panels. These can be scaled to any X-Y-Z size you want and the printing filament comes in literally 100s of colors.

Now that the price of these printers has dropped below $200, it seems very practical. If any TCRC club members would like more information just contact Bud. Also if you have any specific parts you need just let him know the quantity, X-Y-Z size, and color and he will print them out for you.

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Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

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RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
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Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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October 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - Our snow birds are starting to return and we are super happy to have you back. Believe it or not, we do miss you. Hopefully with the cooler temperatures we will see our crowd grow on Sunday mornings. Anyway – WELCOME BACK. -- Capt. Bill

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

October 2016 Below are the happenings for October, 2016

Sunday, October 2nd
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, October 5th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, October 9th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, October 12th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, October 16th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, October 19th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, October 23rd
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Wednesday, October 26th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Mid-Week Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, October 30th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

Bob Esplen’s American Enterprise - Bob launched his newly completed Dumas American Enterprise and it ran great. Congrats on the detail Bob. Absolutely beautiful job.

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”Kevin’s Dockside Report – October 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of “Working boats on Tradition Lake”, October update. The photos and descriptions are available in our website Gallery. Again a big THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on a great series.

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Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer and Kevin's drifter with steam up and preparing to weigh anchor.

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The unmistakable profile of a steam puffer as evidenced here in this serine image.

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Buddy Berrisford's highly detailed model of a 4 hatch coaster general cargo freighter.

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In the left foreground the Clyde puffer and at background right the 4-hatch coaster gliding through glass flat water. In the background center is Mackey's handsome 33 ft. Center console 3 step hull Rybovich Runner.

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Mackey Rodgers fine representation of the trawler "Orca" from the "Jaws" movie is seen at rest waiting for her quarry to surface.

Heard Around The Pond
3D Printing for Scale Boaters – We have all run into problems finding the correct size boat fittings and crew for the various scales of model boats we are building. Bud has been experimenting with a 3D printer for this application and has come up with some success. Even without a full scale CAD program, you can find various items on the Internet (STL files), which can be scaled to virtually any size depending upon the size of the print platform. Some of the items he has produced so far are doors, window frames, bollards, cleats, winches, car tires (bumpers), 55 gal drums, tables, wood barrels, life rings, ships wheels and instrument panels. These can be scaled to any X-Y-Z size you want and the printing filament comes in literally 100s of colors.

Now that the price of these printers has dropped below $200, it seems very practical. If any TCRC club members would like more information just contact Bud. Also if you have any specific parts you need just let him know the quantity, X-Y-Z size, and color and he will print them out for you.

Photos

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Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

Photos
RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
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Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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September 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - And now we are into Hurricane season. Pretty active so far but nothing for our particular location. Just lots of rain. Looking back at August, we have had ~27” of rain; almost an inch a day. While it has been threatening and some rain on our Sunday morning activities, we haven’t had a wash out. (Neither rain, nor snow or the dark of night…) Always there.

Our snow birds are starting to return and we are super happy to have you back. Believe it or not, we do miss you. Hopefully with the cooler temperatures we will see our crowd grow on Sunday mornings. Anyway – WELCOME BACK. -- Capt. Bill

From The Commodore - Tradition Lake News Bulletin - Reminder – They have removed a 13 ft. alligator from one of the Tradition lakes. It is mating season right now, which means they are more aggressive. Please be careful when you step in the water, keep your eyes open.

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

September 2016 Below are the happenings for September, 2016

Sunday, September 4th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, September 11th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, September 18th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, September 25th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report – September 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop again provided some great photos and a great summary of “Working boats on Tradition Lake”, September update. The photos and descriptions are available in our website Gallery. Again a big THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on a great series.

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A couple of young Sandhill cranes strolled through the launch area within a couple of feet from us. Amazing, no fear, cool as could be. It was a joy to watch.

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Kevin's Gregory Karson tug riding at anchor after recovering a disabled boat. This tug is equipped with a high definition color camera which provides a pilothouse view, making recoveries that much easier.

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The pusher tug Gregory Karson inbound after a successful rescue using the disabled vessel recovery system or D.V.R.S.

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Ed's small pirate ship reaching for the wind and looking for her next prize.

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Capt. Bill's dredging rig moored up and secure.

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Capt. Bill's dredging rig manuvering into dock with the help of a smaller pusher tug.

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Capt. Bill's dredging rig under way.

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Capt. Bill's extensive tug fleet is represented here with one outbound pushing a 2 barge-dredging lash up.

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Capt. Bill’s tug fleet at dock.

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George's Donzi "Martini Time" under way with a full compliment of revelers on board.

Heard Around The Pond
3D Printing for Scale Boaters – We have all run into problems finding the correct size boat fittings and crew for the various scales of model boats we are building. Bud has been experimenting with a 3D printer for this application and has come up with some success. Even without a full scale CAD program, you can find various items on the Internet (STL files), which can be scaled to virtually any size depending upon the size of the print platform. Some of the items he has produced so far are doors, window frames, bollards, cleats, winches, car tires (bumpers), 55 gal drums, tables, wood barrels, life rings, ships wheels and instrument panels. These can be scaled to any X-Y-Z size you want and the printing filament comes in literally 100s of colors.

Now that the price of these printers has dropped below $200, it seems very practical. If any TCRC club members would like more information just contact Bud. Also if you have any specific parts you need just let him know the quantity, X-Y-Z size, and color and he will print them out for you.

Photos

Photos

Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

Photos
RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

12 V Soldering Iron - Another new item from Hobby King. Really practical as you can plug it into a 3S LiPo or to any 12 volt source. Around $11 so affordable as well. Bud has one in his field box if you want to see one in action.

Photos

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

August 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
Sun
From The Commodore - With the daytime temperatures 90+ degrees every day for the past month and a half, the heat seems to be taking it’s toll on members coming to the pond on Sunday mornings. 6 to 8 boaters are coming out each Sunday recently but normally we would have 15+. Our membership is now at 34 so hopefully this Fall we will see more of you back at the lake. Believe it or not, we miss you. -- Capt. Bill

From The Commodore - Tradition Lake News Bulletin - We were informed that they removed a 13 ft. alligator from one of the Tradition lakes. It is mating season right now, which means they are more aggressive. Please be careful when you step in the water, keep your eyes open.

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

Bay Area Electric Boaters - The Tampa Bay Area's Radio Control Model Boat Club seems to have disappeared from our radar. There website is no longer out there and we haven’t heard anything about the club. If anybody has any news on the club or if you have located a new website for them, please forward the information to – TCRCBoaters@gmail.com
BAEB

August 2016 Below are the happenings for August, 2016

Sun

Sunday, August 7th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, August 14th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, August 21st
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, August 28th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report - August 2016” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop shared some great photos and a great summary of “Working boats on Tradition Lake”. The photos and descriptions are available in our website Gallery. They also will be featured in the September issue of the SSMA Journal. A THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on a great series. Can we expect another ”Kevin’s Dockside Report” next month Kevin? :o))

Photos

Viewed from the stern with Kevin's steam drifter in the foreground and just beyond is Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer and Bill's Sequin tug on the right as his Texaco tug approaches from extreme right. The steam drifter is a type of fishing vessel used primarily for catching Herring, during the early 20th century up through the 1940s. Hundreds of them were built during that time period, and we're a very common sight in the waters off England, Wales, and Scotland.

Photos

Riding at anchor is Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer in the foreground with his red Seguin tug in the background left. In the background right is Kevin's Steam drifter. These museum quality models run every bit as good as they look.

Photos

Capt. Bill's Texaco tug moves among the anchored trio being careful not to foul the mooring lines.

Photos

Bow on view of Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer in the foreground and Kevin's drifter in the background. The Clyde puffer was a small coastal freighter common in both fresh and salt waters around Scotland from the late 19th century up through WW2. The name puffer came from the sound produced by their non-condenser type of simple steam engine. The photo highlights the difference in hull design between a coastal freighter and a fishing boat. Both types plied the coastal waters of the U.K.

Photos

Capt. Bill's tugs. The classic slender lines of a steam tug with its tall funnel as opposed to the robust and shorter funnel on the diesel tug. The Seguin steam tug is typical of the type used primarily for towing barges. Towing type tugs can be easily differentiated from pushers by the limited number of bumpers along their sides.

Heard Around The Pond
Captain’s View / From The Bridge – Your TCRC Board has decided to make this available to all TCRC members with a club viewing station and a camera installed on the TCRC club ship. Club members can install a camera and transmitter for approximately $50 on their boat and then use the club viewing station for their own “Captain’s View”. Check it out. It will be available every Sunday at the lake.

Photos
Photos
Photos

Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

Photos
RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

12 V Soldering Iron - Another new item from Hobby King. Really practical as you can plug it into a 3S LiPo or to any 12 volt source. Around $10 so affordable as well. Bud has one in his field box if you want to see one in action.

Photos

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

July 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - After several weeks at our alternate location on Tradition Lake, we are back to our primary location on the NE launch area. Tradition and Wet Lands Management Inc. have cleaned up our area. The weeds are minimal and the water is clear. -- Capt. Bill

BAEB
From The Commodore - Tradition Lake News Bulletin, June 27th - We were just informed that they removed a 13 ft. alligator from one of the Tradition lakes last week. It is mating season right now, which means they are more aggressive. Please be careful when you step in the water, keep your eyes open.

Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

July 2016 Below are the happenings for July, 2016

Sunday, July 3rd
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
4th of July Star BurstsStar Bursts
Sunday, July 10th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, July 17th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, July 24th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, July 31st
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

”Kevin’s Dockside Report” - TCRC member Kevin Knoop shared some great photos and a great summary of “Working boats on Tradition Lake”. The photos and descriptions are available in our website Gallery. They also will be featured in the September issue of the SSMA Journal. A THANK YOU you to Kevin and congrats on a great series. Can we expect another ”Kevin’s Dockside Report” next month Kevin? :o))

Photos

Viewed from the stern with Kevin's steam drifter in the foreground and just beyond is Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer and Bill's Sequin tug on the right as his Texaco tug approaches from extreme right. The steam drifter is a type of fishing vessel used primarily for catching Herring, during the early 20th century up through the 1940s. Hundreds of them were built during that time period, and we're a very common sight in the waters off England, Wales, and Scotland.

Photos

Riding at anchor is Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer in the foreground with his red Seguin tug in the background left. In the background right is Kevin's Steam drifter. These museum quality models run every bit as good as they look.

Photos

Capt. Bill's Texaco tug moves among the anchored trio being careful not to foul the mooring lines.

Photos

Bow on view of Capt. Bill's Clyde puffer in the foreground and Kevin's drifter in the background. The Clyde puffer was a small coastal freighter common in both fresh and salt waters around Scotland from the late 19th century up through WW2. The name puffer came from the sound produced by their non-condenser type of simple steam engine. The photo highlights the difference in hull design between a coastal freighter and a fishing boat. Both types plied the coastal waters of the U.K.

Photos

Capt. Bill's tugs. The classic slender lines of a steam tug with its tall funnel as opposed to the robust and shorter funnel on the diesel tug. The Seguin steam tug is typical of the type used primarily for towing barges. Towing type tugs can be easily differentiated from pushers by the limited number of bumpers along their sides.

Lenny’s Research and Container Ships - New members Lenny and Lisa brought two of Lenny’s masterpieces to the lake. Not only do they look great but run great as well. Congrats Lenny and Lisa and WELCOME ABOARD.

Photos

Photos

Heard Around The Pond
Captain’s View / From The Bridge – Bud has been working with different FPV systems primarily for his drone but we see it very useful in navigating our rescue boats when out on a retrieval. The cost is certainly a consideration. The high quality systems required for drone racing are overkill ($350 - $550) for our boating needs. Also the goggles can be bothersome when navigating among a fleet of vessels.

So after rethinking this, Bud procured one of the inexpensive (~$20) 5.8gHz wireless camera systems and a 7 inch 12v. auto video screen (~$50) and packaged it up with the camera on his custom built “Lil Toot” tug. With the monitor available for fine maneuvering at the tow site, you can still view the overall lake without flipping goggles on and off. It has been bench tested and open water tests are completed.

Your TCRC Board has decided to make this available to all TCRC members with a club viewing station and a camera installed on the TCRC club ship. Club members can install a camera and transmitter for approximately $50 on their boat and then use the club viewing station for their own “Captain’s View”. Check it out. It will be available every Sunday at the lake.

Photos
Photos
Photos

Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

Photos
RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

Light House

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News

Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

June 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore - After several weeks at our alternate location on Tradition Lake, we are back to our primary location on the NE launch area. Tradition and Wet Lands Management Inc. have cleaned up our area. The weeds are minimal and the water is clear. -- Capt. Bill

From The Commodore - Something New - Captain’s View - Check this out. A super aid in rescuing stalled boats. -- Capt. Bill

Photos

Treasure Coast RC Boaters - Captain's View Boat Rescue



Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

Bay Area Electric Boaters - Tampa Bay Area's Radio Control Model Boat Club now has a new website. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Bay Area Electric Boaters

June 2016 Below are the happenings for June, 2016

Sunday, June 5th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, June 12th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, June 19th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, June 26th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

Lenny’s Research and Container Ships - New members Lenny and Lisa brought two of Lenny’s masterpieces to the lake. Not only do they look great but run great as well. Congrats Lenny and Lisa and WELCOME ABOARD.

Photos

Photos

Jeff’s Airboat on Steroids - WOW! A visitor, Jeff brought his custom airboat and what a beauty. Check out the construction – custom metal work, super powered Traxxas brushless with one huge prop. Not only does it look fantastic but runs like you wouldn’t believe over land, lake or marshland. Thanks for stopping by Jeff. Everybody really enjoyed meeting you and seeing your work of art. Check out more photos in the TCRC website Gallery.

Photos

The Dauntless Custom Builts - The Dauntless hull is one of the best running designs out there on the scale RC boating scene. Dave Myers has several Dauntless boats but recently has used the basic hull, shortened, for his Custom Chris. It is powered with a brushless motor / Mtroniks brushless ESC and it runs like a dream. Mackey Rodgers has also used the Dauntless hull in his new Hinckley custom build. Not only do they run beautifully but the craftsmanship is outstanding. Congrats to both Dave and Mackey and their fantastic boats. Be sure and check out additional photos in the Gallery.

Photos

Photos

Heard Around The Pond
Captain’s View / From The Bridge – Bud has been working with different FPV systems primarily for his drone but we see it very useful in navigating our rescue boats when out on a retrieval. The cost is certainly a consideration. The high quality systems required for drone racing are overkill ($350 - $550) for our boating needs. Also the goggles can be bothersome when navigating among a fleet of vessels.

So after rethinking this, Bud procured one of the inexpensive (~$20) 5.8gHz wireless camera systems and a 7 inch 12v. auto video screen (~$50) and packaged it up with the camera on his custom built “Lil Toot” tug. With the monitor available for fine maneuvering at the tow site, you can still view the overall lake without flipping goggles on and off. It has been bench tested and open water tests are completed.

Your TCRC Board has decided to make this available to all TCRC members with a club viewing station and a camera installed on the TCRC club ship. Club members can install a camera and transmitter for approximately $50 on their boat and then use the club viewing station for their own “Captain’s View”. Check it out. It will be available every Sunday at the lake.

Photos
Photos
Photos

Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

Photos
RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

May 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
From The Commodore – Some Sad News - TCRC Member Bob McPherson passed away this past month. Bob was a super regular member and a skilled builder. Bob was a member since 2013 and rarely missed a Sunday. We’ll miss you Bob. God’s speed. -- Capt. Bill

From The Commodore - Something New - Captain’s View - You’ve gotta see this. Bud has been working on this concept for a while and finally came up with a reasonable cost solution that a bunch of us are jumping on the bandwagon for. The club is equipping our club ship with a camera and the club will make a Captain’s View Viewing Station available to all members. We will have several units available for demonstration so be sure and check this out. Bud also has a complete system that is available for sale if anybody is interested. -- Capt. Bill

Photos
Photos
Photos

Treasure Coast RC Boaters - Captain's View Boat Rescue



Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

Bay Area Electric Boaters - Tampa Bay Area's Radio Control Model Boat Club now has a new website. Check it out.
BAEB
Click Here for the Bay Area Electric Boaters

May 2016 Below are the happenings for May, 2016

Sunday, May 1st
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, May 8th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, May 15th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, May 22nd
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, May 29th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Remembering Our Veterans – Military Regatta
Note: Tradition Lake
Monday, May 30th
MEMORIAL DAY - "Take Time To Honor"

Tradition Operation Take Time to Honor

Scale/Sail News

Lenny’s Research and Container Ships - New members Lenny and Lisa brought two of Lenny’s masterpieces to the lake. Not only do they look great but run great as well. Congrats Lenny and Lisa and WELCOME ABOARD.

Photos

Photos

Jeff’s Airboat on Steroids - WOW! A visitor, Jeff brought his custom airboat and what a beauty. Check out the construction – custom metal work, super powered Traxxas brushless with one huge prop. Not only does it look fantastic but runs like you wouldn’t believe over land, lake or marshland. Thanks for stopping by Jeff. Everybody really enjoyed meeting you and seeing your work of art. Check out more photos in the TCRC website Gallery.

Photos

The Dauntless Custom Builts - The Dauntless hull is one of the best running designs out there on the scale RC boating scene. Dave Myers has several Dauntless boats but recently has used the basic hull, shortened, for his Custom Chris. It is powered with a brushless motor / Mtroniks brushless ESC and it runs like a dream. Mackey Rodgers has also used the Dauntless hull in his new Hinckley custom build. Not only do they run beautifully but the craftsmanship is outstanding. Congrats to both Dave and Mackey and their fantastic boats. Be sure and check out additional photos in the Gallery.

Photos

Photos

Heard Around The Pond
Captain’s View / From The Bridge – Bud has been working with different FPV systems primarily for his drone but we see it very useful in navigating our rescue boats when out on a retrieval. The cost is certainly a consideration. The high quality systems required for drone racing are overkill ($350 - $550) for our boating needs. Also the goggles can be bothersome when navigating among a fleet of vessels.

So after rethinking this, Bud procured one of the inexpensive (~$20) 5.8gHz wireless camera systems and a 7 inch 12v. auto video screen (~$50) and packaged it up with the camera on his custom built “Lil Toot” tug. With the monitor available for fine maneuvering at the tow site, you can still view the overall lake without flipping goggles on and off. It has been bench tested and open water tests are completed.

Your TCRC Board has decided to make this available to all TCRC members with a club viewing station and a camera installed on the TCRC club ship. Club members can install a camera and transmitter for approximately $50 on their boat and then use the club viewing station for their own “Captain’s View”. Check it out. It will be available every Sunday at the lake.

Photos
Photos
Photos

Mtroniks tio Marine 15 Speed Control – Need a lower cost ESC for small boats and bow thrusters? Mtroniks offers the tio Marine 15 amp speed control which has all the features of the larger tio Marine speed controls but at a lower cost. Contact Bud. Bud has units in stock.

Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

Photos
RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

Photos
Photos< Photos
Photos Photos

Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

Photos



New on the Website
News/
Lots of new photos in the Gallery. Check them out.

New
Always something new on our website; be sure to check out every tab on a regular basis. LINKS in particular, is expanding every week. If you have any new clubs or vendors to add, be sure and let us know. Also, please forward any news, information on new products, happenings in the RC scale boating area, etc. We want to build this as the best RC scale model boaters website – TCRCBoaters@Comcast.net

New
News
BudsPlace - Info on many RC boating products

Programmer

This website - is for you to keep informed and to contribute your own information to not only the TC RC Scale Boaters club members, but to scale boaters everywhere. If you have something you would like to share, please e-mail it to - TCRCBoaters@comcast.net. The hot-link is on the Contact Us page.

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News

Here is the latest from the TREASURE COAST RC SCALE BOATERS

April 01 2016

Club News Rocking Anchor
April Update - With the webmaster’s travel plans in April, this update appears before March ends. Be sure and scroll down for the March calendar. -- Capt. Bill

Neither Rain nor Snow nor the Dark of Night… - It’s true, we are there every week rain or shine. -- Capt. Bill

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From The Commodore - Something New - Captain’s View - You’ve gotta see this. Bud has been working on this concept for a while and finally came up with a reasonable cost solution that a bunch of us are jumping on the bandwagon for. The club is equipping our club ship with a camera and the club will make a Captain’s View Viewing Station available to all members. We will have several units available for demonstration so be sure and check this out. -- Capt. Bill

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Treasure Coast RC Boaters - Captain's View Boat Rescue



Tradition Association News - Be sure and visit the Tradition website for updates on our own activities as well as others held there at Tradition -
Click Here ---> Tradition Website

Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club - The Tampa Bay area now has a newly revived RC scale electric boat club. Check it out.
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Click Here for the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club

Bay Area Electric Boaters - Tampa Bay Area's Radio Control Model Boat Club now has a new website. Check it out.
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April 2016 Below are the happenings for April, 2016

Sunday, April 3rd
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 10th
8:00 AM - Whenever – Scale and Sail – Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 17th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake
Sunday, April 24th
8:00 AM - Whenever - Scale and Sail - Open Sail
Note: Tradition Lake

Scale/Sail News

Lenny’s Cargo Ship - Visitors Lenny and Lisa stopped by with an interest in the TCRC Scale Boaters and brought along one of Lenny’s masterpieces. Not only does it look great but runs great as well. Hope you can join us regularly folks.

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Jeff’s Airboat on Steroids - WOW! A visitor, Jeff brought his custom airboat and what a beauty. Check out the construction – custom metal work, super powered Traxxas brushless with one huge prop. Not only does it look fantastic but runs like you wouldn’t believe over land, lake or marshland. Thanks for stopping by Jeff. Everybody really enjoyed meeting you and seeing your work of art. Check out more photos in the TCRC website Gallery.

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Kevin’s HOBO Static Model - Here are some pictures of a model of Whiticar's Hobo 1 that Kevin scratch built. It is to be fitted to the top of a trophy for the Stuart Sailfish club. The model is 18.5 in. long and 5.5 in. in beam. The hull is solid cypress with basswood uppers and brass details. It took ~100 hours to build. Great job Kevin as usual. A real work of art. Now do one with twin brushless motors. :o)) Be sure and check out additional photos in the Gallery.

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The Dauntless Custom Builts - The Dauntless hull is one of the best running designs out there on the scale RC boating scene. Dave Myers has several Dauntless boats but recently has used the basic hull, shortened, for his Custom Chris. It is powered with a brushless motor / Mtroniks brushless ESC and it runs like a dream. Mackey Rodgers has also used the Dauntless hull in his new Hinckley custom build. Not only do they run beautifully but the craftsmanship is outstanding. Congrats to both Dave and Mackey and their fantastic boats. Be sure and check out additional photos in the Gallery.

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Captain’s View / From The Bridge – Bud has been working with different FPV systems primarily for his drone but we see it very useful in navigating our rescue boats when out on a retrieval. The cost is certainly a consideration. The high quality systems required for drone racing are overkill ($350 - $550) for our boating needs. Also the goggles can be bothersome when navigating among a fleet of vessels.

So after rethinking this, Bud procured one of the inexpensive (~$20) 5.8gHz wireless camera systems and a 7 inch 12v. auto video screen (~$50) and packaged it up with the camera on his custom built “Lil Toot” tug. With the monitor available for fine maneuvering at the tow site, you can still view the overall lake without flipping goggles on and off. It has been bench tested and open water tests are completed.

Your TCRC Board has decided to make this available to all TCRC members with a club viewing station and a camera installed on the TCRC club ship. Club members can install a camera and transmitter for approximately $50 on their boat and then use the club viewing station for their own “Captain’s View”. Check it out. It will be available every Sunday at the lake.

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Mtroniks New 40Amp 24Volt Viper Speed Control – Mtroniks just introduced a new 40 amp brushed marine speed control for 12 to 24 volts. Finally an Mtroniks ESC that can handle up to a 6S LiPo power source. Bud has units in stock.

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RC Boating Products – TCRC Boaters have been using a variety of the Mtroniks products including their ESC units 15A, 30A, 40A High Voltage & 50A brushed and 30A & 50A brushless, sound systems, channel mixers, brushless motors, and more. Their products are very high quality and most carry a two-year warranty. (And they totally stand behind that from the experience we have.)

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Bud is a USA dealer for Mtroniks and can give our club members very favorable pricing on the Mtroniks products. He has most Mtroniks products on hand so be sure and check with him.

TCRC Tradition Lake Visitors - UPDATEJust a reminder. Be sure and make visitors feel welcome when they stop by the lake on Sunday mornings. If they really have an interest and want to operate a boat, we have the club ship “The Andrea” available specifically for that purpose. “The Andrea” is equipped with “Captain’s View” for the latest in RC scale boating. Just see Mackey Rodgers for the keys. It’s a great sport/hobby and we would love to share the experience.

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