16 days ago
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
As a bonafide certified "Newby", I really appreciate this site and all it has to offer. I signed up a little over 2 months ago, and didn't really get involved until the last couple of weeks. I am humbled by the quality of some of your builds, especially the complex ones that some have taken on as their first build.
This past summer, when I decided to give this hobby a try, I joined a local RC boat club (www.emyc.org) to get a feel for what model boating is all about. They are a great bunch of supportive people who encouraged me to jump in.
Not feeling that I have the skillset to attempt a full-on build, I set out to find boats in need of some TLC. Since then, by searching online ads, I have acquired several boats all of which have been stored and abused over the years. I have gotten a couple back to a "water ready" state (but not finished project status). I have acquired the parts to repair two more, and am still trying to figure out what to do with the worst shape boats. I jokingly refer to my "Fleet" as "The Island of Misfit Toys".
I am sure that I will be bugging all of you a lot in the future, seeking advice.
I have posted pictures in my Harbour, feel free to take a peek.