Random thoughts? I don't think so. I do disagree about the AMA as it's losing it's influence with R/C flyers, due to both the park flyer and multi-rotor surge. People don't have to go to clubs or have an AMA membership to fly with these two forms of aircraft so they don't spend the money on memberships like was once almost requiredI have always thought that RC boating was under promoted to the general public. I stumbled on it in 1980 after seeing some roostertails on a pond by the Meadowbrook parkway in NY . Who really knows about RC boating ? Now with boats being available plug and play in the last 20 years many have become interested but racing is another story . It seems races are promoted within those that know and have been racing for a while . There is no magazine in a hobby shop to educate people on boating , and hobby shops themselves are dwindling due to the internet . RC Airplanes have a large national organization that is very instrumental in finding and keeping sites to fly . . not sure what the answer is but this site and other pages more recently have been very helpful in keeping me fired up . Random thoughts .