Marine Modelers Club of New England

Radio Control Model Boat Club

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Here's a list of links that may be of use to RC boat builders based in the greater Boston area:

Clubs and Organizations:

    Model Boat Clubs

Scale Ship Modelers Association of North America.  The national RC scale boat organization.  Our club is an SSMA chartered club. 

Minuteman Model Yacht Club, Needham, MA.  Sailboat racing club.

Cape Ann Ship Modelers Guild,  Gloucester, MA.  Static model club- ships and boats of all eras.

Philadelphia Ship Model Society:  Model Boat Club.  RC and static models, all types.

Connecticut Marine Model Society:  West Haven, CT.

USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild:  Charlestown. MA. 

    Other Model  Clubs

Charles River Radio Controllers,  Sudbury and Medfield,  MA.  Local RC airplane club.

IPMS Patriot Chapter, Billerica, MA.  Plastic scale modeling club-- members build all types of subjects. 

Burlington RC Flyers,  Burlington, MA.  Local RC airplane club.

Middlesex County RC Fliers, Billerica, MA.  Local RC airplane club.

Southern NH Flying Eagles:  RC Model Airplane Club. 

Cape Ann RC Model Club,  Rowley, MA.   RC airplane club.

Sources of Supply:

Precision Scale Model Engineering:   A great source for all kinds of motors, lights, gears, and tons of other parts.  Run by club member Larry Milo.
Spare Time Shop.  Local Hobby Shop in Marlboro.
Loyalhanna Dockyard.  RC Kits,  fittings, hulls, and lots more.  The new owners of Taubman plans!
Northwest ShortLine.  Primarily a model railroad outfit, they carry a number of nice motors and gears.  Their universal drive couplers are particularly useful for connecting servos motors to small diameter prop shafts.
RC Naval Supply.  RC Naval Supply makes a line of props from 1 inch to 2.5 inches in diameter. These props are aimed at the builders of 1/72 and 1/144 scale RC combat ships.  The props arenít as scale looking as the Raboesch props, but they are pretty good, and should work fine.  They are reasonably priced, too, at $15 for a pair for 1 inch props.
Battery Junction.   A great source for battery packs-- especially 7.2, 8.4, and 9.6 volt packs. 
Homeport Model Ships  1/96 scale modern warships, features laser cut parts for decks and superstructures, and more.  Run by club member Eric Bertelsen.
Piel Craftsmen:  Newburyport, MA. Sailing ship models, Nautical gifts, ship kits, and fittings. 
MicroMark Tools.  A wide selection of modeling-specific tools. 
RC Groups.  Discussion Forum for all things RC, including dedicated scale boat sections. 

 

Modeling Information and other resources::
Model Shipbuilder:  A website dedicated to preserving the art of model ship building. Home of The MSB Journal, an online e-magazine dedicated to model building. 
ModelWarships.com:  A website dedicated to everything to do with model warships, both static and RC.
Model Boat Mayhem:  This is a  British model boat website, with an active scale boats discussion forum.
www.RCgroups.com:  The largest RC model discussion forum out there.  All facets of RC modeling are discussed in the various forums, including several dedicated to RC boats. 
Seaways Ships in Scale Magazine.  US-based magazine, dedicated to scale ship modeling.  Originally a magazine dedicated to wooden sailing ship models, the magazine has expanded and added an RC section. 
Scale Model Index:   Tony Matelliano's index with links to over 3700 modeling-related sites.