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July 9, 2016
9:00am or earlier till...

Forecast is:
(Best Guess) Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98. Winds W at 5mph.

We've had approximately

33 Nirvana's

join our fleet over the years...where they all are is a enigma...

There are usually a few at every club sail.

IMPORTANT!!! (Read Below)

The following Nirvana Class sail/hull numbers are registered within this Class and should not be duplicated within this club:

#13 Vulture
#28 Chubasco
#34 Miss Sunshine
#57 Wendee
#88 War Eagle

Links Section

MMBC Thread @ RC Groups

Nirvana Yacht Thread @ RC Groups


Nirvana Class Rules

American Model Yachting Association

Warship Models Underway

Scale Ship Modelers

Prince de Neufchatel

SC&H Ltd Model Sailing Ships

Scale Shipyard

Loyalhanna Dockyard

Central Alabama R/C ships, subs & sails

Off Shore Electrics

Micro Mark Tools

Model Expo

Kintec Racing

Horizon Hobby

Aqua Craft


Pro Boat Models

Sail Numbers

Tower Hobbies

Harbor Models

Vintage Hydroplane Boats
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For 2010...this is a brand new class of hydros in the building/planning stages. These are scale boats, built in vintage shovel nose style. The boats were called Thunder Boats and ran from the 1940s well into the 1970s before being replaced by todays gas tubine hydros. Most ran WWII fighter plane, Allison and Rolls Royce Merlin, motors.

At 1/10th scale most boats will end up about 36" X 15" in size. At least four members are building up one of these exciting boats. They are a very popular class of race boat throughout the country we hope to get something started in our club.

The Dumas Miss Unlimited Kit...one of many options and a couple of these boats are in the build process.


Here is a photo of the 1st vintage hydro to be completed. Capt. Crash scratch built her from wood, epoxy resin and glass from a set of Roger Newton Plans. It took about 3 1/2 months to complete. She hit the water this past weekend, 4/3/2010 and ran 40.2 mph in her debut. She is lipo powered by a set of UL-1 electrics and hardware.

The 1968 "Checkerboard Comet" Miss Bardahl

Capt. D Day's Miss St. Regis

Capt. Murphy's "Miss Unlimited" (top), Capt. Scooter's "Miss Quality Chaos" (still under construction), Capt. Crash's "Miss Bardahl" (bottom)

Capt. D-Day adds the "Miss Madison" (front) to the club fleet.

Capt. Scooter's Miss Quality Chaos "She's hotter than a $2 pistol".

(There are now videos going up of the club and our boats. You can go to this link for a look at the "Checkerboard Comet" in action and view the other videos while you're there.)

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