Pond in Dover, Fl.

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BruceHartmann

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Hey guys, I belong to an R/C float flyers club in Dover that is waning. The membership is very small and I can foresee the club collapsing, We've been running boats out there as well. It is very well laid out with a high ledge for flying/driving. I have toyed with the idea of proposing sinking some bouys if there was enough interest. It is on county property, fenced and isn't going anywhere. Think there would be any interest?IMG_1919.jpeg IMG_1922.jpeg IMG_1926.jpeg
 

HTV Boats

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The pond is not far from the Brandon Model Boaters site and has some great potential. You can't have too many sites. Size wise it is perfect using google maps distance measuring you are 270 ft wide from your drivers point and the straightaway has 600+ feet to work with so a 75X330 ft course fits easily.
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BruceHartmann

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I agree. Even if it was used as a practice pond by folks. There are no restrictions on when it can be accessed and in 25+ years we've had no complaints about noise. I would just hate to loose the site whatever it is used for. There about 30 members, only about 10-12 active a couple days a week and they mostly fly small electrics on the grass runways. I still fly nitro float planes.
 

Wasted wages

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Just a thought, maybe the FE guys at the Brandon club could run there..
or maybe swap test and tune days and event locations between the two sites in rotation..

Anything to keep people involved at the site..

Looks to be a great location and would be a shame to loose it... because as you know with so many things today,, once it's gone there is probably no chance of getting it back at a later date.
 

BruceHartmann

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Thanks ! Been wanting to fly my tundra on floats plus I have a bunch of boats . Member of Bay city flyers in Land O Lakes .
C'mon out! I was a member of BCF for about 20 years. Dropped out because of the politics. Been flying at Bo Hilton's place as well as Largo.
 

Greg Rowe

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Hi Bruce can you call me and we can discuss the pond?
I'm the VP of the Brandon Model Boater
Greg Rowe
863 582 6220
 

BruceHartmann

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Yes Bruce I remember your name . I live in Hudson and really like that sitebut I stay away from club politics !!
Yeah, it was pretty ugly in the end. Funny thing is many of the guys that fly at Hilton are are all BCF's ex members that quit for the same reason. Bo actually keeps his place as nice as BCF and there are more runways. Weather permitting, I think I'm going to got to FFF Saturday, bring a plane and a little outrigger. Come check it out if you want.
 
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