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Old 11-30-2009, 10:42 AM
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Hello Boaters,

I have a question. Ilive in the Los Angeles area and Iwas wondering if there are any boat ponds/lakes where I can run my scale and FE boats without being kick off or hassled. I've been out of this hobby for a while but my sons interested has gotten me and him looking for places to run our RC boats. We are not part of any clubs and we have a modded Super Hawaii, Baltek, Lindberg PT109 and the Blue Devil, Kyosho Mini-Z and a 32 inch cruiser, the Nichimo Yamato (4 footer) and a few other boats.

I used to go to the Pasadena casting pond, Balboa Park, Legg Lake and also Cerritos Park. I'm not sure if these places still allow RC boats or not and I don't see a thread for such information.

Any suggestions on where to run in or around LAwould be helpful.

Thanks
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:30 PM
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Default RE: Ponds or lakes to run your boat?

try hansen dam
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Legg Lake is still the place in the LA/OC area to run most boats. We do not have a lot of scale activity, mostly racing. Gas, nitro, and a few FE guys. Still a great place to run. The LA County Parks Department does require that everyone be a NAMBA member for insurance reasons.

There is also a small group of guys who run smaller scalish electrics at the lake in Hansen Dam Park off of Foothill and the 210 Freeway.
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Default RE: Ponds or lakes to run your boat?

Thanks guys for the reply....Is Hansen Dam Park for scale only and is there a specific location to run the boats? Maybe Legg Lake after I get the FE dailed before we try to run with the bigger boys at Legg Lake (or maybe pull out my old school Magic hull with the K&B outboard for Legg Lake.....lol).

Are there specific days that boater show up there?

A thread on where we can run our boats at various locations would be nice to see on this forum.

Thanks mucho on the info.

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Default RE: Ponds or lakes to run your boat?

they run near the two piers shown on this mpa:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...03457&t=h&z=19

Thursday I think is their day. Mostly smaller scale boats. Some smaller FE boats. No IC allowed.

They have a thread in RCG.
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ORIGINAL: Silent-AV8R

they run near the two piers shown on this mpa:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...03457&t=h&z=19

Thursday I think is their day. Mostly smaller scale boats. Some smaller FE boats. No IC allowed.

They have a thread in RCG.
Thanks for the 411, I'll look this up in RCG...If Imay ask....what does IC mean?

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Default RE: Ponds or lakes to run your boat?

I figured it out...Internal Combustion (aka nitro or gas).

It seems like Thursday is the day to run your boat over there.

Thanks!!
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Default RE: Ponds or lakes to run your boat?

fish hunter, from what i have read, its usually thursdays, ask for Tom K or Avid tell em Ghostie pointed you there
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The newer FE Group seems to run on Saturday as well.
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Check out

www.camarillopondrats.com

Located in Camarillo. I've been doing boats and float planes there for years.

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