ERCU made quite a showing at the Roger Newton Memorial RC Boat Show at the Museum yesterday. Thanks to all who turned out and brought boats. It was cool that 1/10-scale dominated the show. Many thanks our friends from Classic Thunder who extended the 1/10-scale display from our tables around the room in front of the restoration shop doors.
Our final ERCU Winter Meeting of 2020 is set for Sunday, March 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waughop Lake in Lakewood.
The club is also excited to announce that we have also arranged for a test & tune session for those who would like to participate in it. Thank you to Jerry Dunlap for his work in putting this together with Lakewood Parks & Recreation.
We have reserved the picnic shelter, but if weather is really bad, we will move the meeting to the Dunlap residence, less than a mile from the park.
We'll share more information about the test and tune winter meeting as it gets closer, so please keep an eye out for more.
This year at the Roger Newton Memorial RC Boat Show, we'll try something a little different. Instead of having a full-blown board/club meeting, we'll forgo the formal agenda-driven meeting and instead gather together aside for a Q&A session during the event.
If you have questions about the changes we made to the rulebook, about the new skid fin rule, about setting up your own boats to go faster and improve performance, or whatever, we're happy to spend some time to visit.
We'll also be able to conduct inspections of boats that might be complete and ready for their inspection. And, as a reminder, boats that were inspected last year but did not have any significant repair or restructuring over the winter do not need to be re-inspected this year.
The Show is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent. Set up begins at 10 a.m. Bring your own tables and chairs, and please be prepared to pay $5 admission.
ERCU is planning to display its boats together on a string of tables upon arrival, so please plan to display your boats along with us.
Boats under construction don't need to be completed to be on display at the show. In fact, often times, boats under construction spur great conversations.