2003 NAMBA Fast Electric SAWS

November 7-9, 2003  -  At Legg Lake -  Rosemead, California, USA

Electrics...  now the fastest R/C boats in the world!!!

   

Pictures Page 1   -   Pictures Page 2   -   Results and Videos

   

All I can say is Wow...   What an event!   It's totally amazing to me to see the leap in technology and improvement in designs over the past couple years.  Since the first Electric SAWs when the 80mph barrier was broken its only gone up from there!    Back then 80 mph was an amazing feat and was un-hear of with electrics.  This weekend...  I saw boat after boat pull off 80+ MPH runs.   And probably a half dozen pulling off constant 90+ MPH runs.   Most with no flipping or burned Speedo's at all!   All the classes that were run, even all the way down to N-1 Mono, were extremely impressive.  

 

I want to make sure we give a big thanks to Greg & Andie Schweers, Jeff Vasquez, Mark Farrer, the rest of the California Skimmers, as well as Mark & Chris Grimm, Don, and the rest of the Three Amigo's nitro club.  This event could not have happened if it wasn't for you guys!   I'd also like to mention the Event sponsors:  RumRunnerHobbies.com, Fine Design Marine, Fullers Fast Electrics, and Mike Stouman Racing.

 

I've put together a large picture galley...  because pictures speak 1000 words!!   So Please Enjoy!

I've tried to put the pictures in order by days...  but some may be misplaced!

 

Here is our Airplane as we are getting ready to depart Ft Lauderdale. Don, Brian and Donnie (me) messing around on the airplane. Here is our work room.. Enough boats layin' around?
Here is Jeff Vasquez's son Matt showing us his Battle Bots T-Shirt. Thanks to Jeff for hosting lunch for us the day before the race!! We all had to take a peek at Jeff's pet Turtle. Jeff had a great display of his old boats mounted on his wall.  Shown in an outboard motor with Astro power.
        
 
We even got to see Jeff's battle bots.  This is Deb-Bot.  She's a little beatup at the moment.  But he'll get her fixed up soon!  haha Our new friend Ben posing next to a sign in Malibu beach! Brian decided to take a stroll and check out the beach.  
       
DAY ONE
  Early morning setup. Good morning Pat!! Drivers Meeting.
        
Miha Holc's riggers. Here is Dennis setting up. Donnie (me) with tools and stuff spread all over the table... Herman and Phillip from Germany.
Brian and Donnie working on a rigger. Brian's new SAW Rum Runner Riggers. Miha and Janez Holc Is it my turn yet??
           
A picture of Dennis's day one fleet. Here are Jörg and Arnie's boats. Pat Mcdonald working on his 4 cell rigger. Here is Roman's Miss ILE
       
Tim and his "WOOD" riggers! Pete B. thinking up what to play with first! Sigge's version of hte Miss ILE. Here is the Lehner 8 cell rigger.
       
Donnie's mono's. Herman and Phillip working on their 32 cell rigger. Brian Vega with his fleet. Here is Denni's OPC Tunnel boat.
       
Dennis's mini N2 Offshore boat with a OZone eco to the side. Here is a shot of Dennis's 32 cell boat's setup before the wreck. Dennis's Q-Offshore setup. Miha working on a cooler for his motors.
        
Brian rigging his N1 Mono Roman and Arnie discussing rigger design. Sigge working on his boat. Brian preparing to run his 12 cell Rum Runner Rigger.
        
Randy Naylor's boats. A running hardware shot.  I think this is from Miha's boat. Dennis taping up his OPC Tunnel Dennis's N2 Offshore record holder.
        
Roman holding the Miss ILE Mark searching for Dennis's 32 cell rigger Boat found...  Do I still have a prop??
        
"I got some work to do tonight!!" Time to start drying.... Brian working on his Slo-Mo-Shun. Miha whittling on a prop.
        
Ben tuning up Sigge's boat. Greg Schweers and Jörg Miha whittling again...  he's good with them props!!! Janez (Miha's father)
         
 
Mark brought this custom made motor from Aveox. It was quite impressive, but had a broken wire and could not fire up. After the first day of racing we went on a hunt for some food.  Dad, Brian and myself ended up passing this Chinese restaurant.  Needless to say.. We did not eat there!!  haha  
        

More Pictures on Page Two

 

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