Scale Boat News
Classic Boat Show Alexandria Minnesota July 9th 2022.
We have been invited to the Classic Boat show at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, Minnesota, on Lake Darling, to be held Saturday, July 9th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This show features boats on the water and they also have vendors and displays on the lawn adjacent to the water. If we go we would set up on the lawn and there is apparently a good area for us to run on the water too. The emphasis is on Chris Craft style (model) boats and not so much sailboats. Alexandria is right up I-94 and is about a 140 to 150 mile drive one way, about 2 hours 30 minutes one way depending on traffic
What is a scale boat? Scale boats often resemble real boats, are powered with electric, wind, or stream motors, have a great deal of detail, and move at near scale speeds - slow, less than 15 mph real speed. Examples include: war ships, tug boats, and pleasure craft. The club prefers to run these boats on the Center Pond at Centennial Lakes so that little or no damage occurs if boats collide.
We share tips and project progress at monthly Membership Meetings (third Tuesday)
If the pond in Edina Minnesota USA is frozen solid, we take this time to build new or improved boats. Otherwise we might be at the pond!