View Full Version : Where are the 2008 FE nats at?
10-30-2007, 09:38 PM
10-31-2007, 07:44 AM
Heck! I second this motion.....
Where is that NAMBA FE Chair when you need him???? :wave:
10-31-2007, 08:15 AM
Don.....i'll Give Him A Call This A.m.
10-31-2007, 08:40 AM
Guys, the NATS are supposed to be in California this time around. The guys that will be hosting are discussing it right now. There were some details they had to verify before they confirmed. I was told they would have a diffinitive answer in the next week or so. Wasn't there a 5.6 in the Bay Area last night?
The plan is to continue in that sort of counter clockwise rotation around the country. Unless a new upstart club proves itself able and is up to the task. Then we'll work them in ahead. Also, when Madison is up to the task they will get there turn out of sequence. They've earned it IMO.
10-31-2007, 08:57 AM
10-31-2007, 08:12 PM
Wasn't there a 5.6 in the Bay Area last night?
Yup, it was rock 'n roll last night! :yeah:
It knocked over a bunch of my trophies and our house has been creaking with aftershocks ever since, the fault line runs right under our house.
It really a stange feeling when it feels like waves are rolling under your feet and your standing on the concrete garage floor! :eek:
10-31-2007, 08:47 PM
Where in CA?
10-31-2007, 09:34 PM
It was one of the softest rollers I have felt. Not a big deal to me.
11-08-2007, 06:37 AM
So whats the deal with the nats?
11-08-2007, 09:34 AM
So whats the deal with the nats?
....Want to know!!! :wave:
11-08-2007, 10:32 AM
The NAMBA Rule book has a procedure and time schedule for selecting Nationals sites and clubs in the General Rules under Nationals.
I don't find a separate FE procedure anywhere in the FE Rules for slecting a club for the Nationals.
Why aren't these rules followed ? They seem pretty clear.
If they don't work , FE should have its own.
What procedure is used currently ? ( they don't seem to be working very good )
I'm also curious why FE doesent have a column in the Propwash. Not allowed space ?
From my own experience and reports I read , when FE boats are raced at or with nitro races. It creates interest .
If Nirto Boaters don't know about RRR , FE is unknown.
11-08-2007, 12:30 PM
Those are good questions. There is always room for FE articles in the Propwash. The problem is that there is a shortage of people willing to contribute articles or they just don't know that they can. When I was active
in NAMBA and Dis.3 Director I contributed a few as well as Doug Twaits Sr. when he was FE Chairman. All anyone needs to do is find out from the secretary what the deadline is for getting in an article and just write and send it in. I never had one denied.
As far as following the same procedure as the nitro and gas clubs do for Nats selection. I think it is sometimes impossible to do that because electric clubs are generally much smaller. In my experience when a club is small the brunt of the work falls on just a few guys. This is especially so when hosting a Nats. Unless you've been through it, it is hard to understand how much work it really is. Unfortunately, in every club there are always those who are willing to do the work and those who just show up to race. That's just the way it is. So when you have a small club the number of people willing to help is proportionately lower.
This makes it very hard on the few that the work will fall on to commit. So it doesn't always get decided where the Nats are going to be as fast as it should. Just my take:)
11-08-2007, 02:13 PM
I do understand what its like to put on a big nationals. I was the Contest Director of a Nitro ( APBA ) nationals with I think 400 entries in 1993. We had a small club , 5 members , and a small district. Our pond was a 5 hour drive away.We did it and it was successful. We arranged for help from several out of state clubs and districts. It takes some work. Its not that hard. Much of the work can be done from out of town or out of district. The host club may only have to get the course ready. Chris , your experienced , would you do the entries and heat sheets ? I found most people would help , if asked. Several small jobs , not one big one.
Maybe Don or someone would be in charge of sponsorships and raffle prizes.
Who's good at advertising and promotion . They don't have to be members of the host club.
The bid system will work . If no club wants to host it , there won't be a Nationals.
I wrote Propwash columns for every issue when I was APBA National Outboard Chairman. Wasn't it monthly then ? As often as I could I convinced the outboard guru's to write something for me or I collected info from different districts or club. That was before E mail. I made lots of ph calls.
I knew the answers to my questions, I was hoping to spur some action.
In any organization I have ever been involved with 5% of the members put in 95% of the effort.
These 5% are people that are busy with the rest of their lives .
Won't some of you step up and help a small club put on a Nationals.
I will if asked.
Or assemble an FE Column ?
11-08-2007, 02:24 PM
Should have read " I wrote Propwash columns for every issue when I was NAMBA National Outboard Chairman."
I was later APBA Outboard chairman also .
11-08-2007, 02:26 PM
EXCELLENT POINTS!!!! YOUR RIGHT ON THE MONEY:thumup:
"NEVER HAS SO MUCH BEEN DONE BY SO FEW". ONE OTHER POINT......
IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING WHEN ALL THE EFFORT A CLUB PUTS INTO HOSTING A F.E. NATS AND ONLY A FEW RACERS SHOW UP.
11-08-2007, 02:51 PM
AMEN Chris. It's even harder if your club doesn't get together frequently. The more you play together the better you know each other. You get a feel for who to delegate what to. If you rarely gEt together you end up with a short list of warriors.
There is no FE Nationals on paper. If any wanted to get terribly technical they could argue that the "Nationals" should offer ALL of the electric classes at one single NAMBA Nationals event. Most FE'rs don't really want that.
There is no "procedure" for choosing the location of an FE Nats.
There is a club that has offered and intends to host. They've hosted before. They have some things to verify before they can totally commit.
I know your all anxious but please be patient guys.
11-20-2007, 09:01 PM
guys I moved the other posts to a new thread
11-21-2007, 10:37 AM
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