SFMYC

San Francisco Model Yacht Club

One Design One Meter (ODOM) Class

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SFMYC ODOMs have an eight race season; with Club sponsored races once a month from March through October, typically on the second Tuesday of the month. In addition to Club sanctioned races, ODOMs sailors gather on Spreckels most other Tuesday afternoons, providing informal race gatherings and opportunities for everyone to improve their skills. (See the Current Sail Squadron Regatta Schedule for Club race dates)

The ODOM is an AMYA sanctioned class, with several active ODOM fleets in the Bay Area. Originally created by selecting one of the best examples of the U.S. One Meter Class, which is a developmental class, and then freezing the design to make a one-design class, all ODOMs still qualify to race in U.S. One Meter events. While at first intended to be an entry level boat, the ODOM has grown into one of the largest one design classes in the country.  For additional information regarding the ODOM class specifications and manufacturer’s data, contact the America Model Yachting Association

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The ODOM is a One-Design One Meter Class as defined by the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA). The only exception is the ODOM Class insignia which is derived from the U.S. One Meter Class insignia but is unique to the ODOM Class.

Email the class secretary to register your ODOM. The cost is $7.

Class Secretary

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ODOM (One Design One Meter) is a one-design class, created by selecting one of the best examples of the U.S. One Meter Class, which is a developmental class, and "freezing" it to make a one-design class. As such, all ODOMs still qualify to race in U.S. One Meter events. The ODOM is an AMYA sanctioned class.

Originally intended to be an entry level boat, The ODOM has grown into one of the fastest growing one design classes in the country. It is being enjoyed by a wide range of skippers- from beginners to world class sailors. It's popularity stems from the fact that it is very moderately priced, very easily transported (it can be fitted into many cars without even being unrigged), and a very good sailer. Where the Santa Barbara may be likened to a GT sedan, or an Infinity 54 to a Ferrari, an ODOM is more like a light and nimble sports car such as a Lotus.

Your finished boat will sail like a dream. She will heel at about 30 degrees in a two to ten knot breeze and point into the wind about 40 degrees, requiring almost no rudder input to stay on track. When you do steer the boat, you will find her to be very responsive to rudder inputs. Down wind running, wing and wing is very fast. She resists nose diving in strong wind puffs extremely well. An ODOM likes to be sailed in strong winds and has enough inertia to sail well through choppy water yet she's not too heavy to retard good acceleration in a puff. Visit www.theamya.org for class specifications, manufacturer's data, and contact information for the class secretary

Come Race an ODOM!

The ODOM (One Design One Meter) class of radio controlled racing sailboats was born in the mid – 90s as the brainchild of Eric Peterson and Ian Scott. The ODOM design was a derivative of Bob Debow’s U.S. One Meter class design ‘Mistral’. Unlike the International and U.S. One Meters, the ODOM is a one design class with most parameters covered by strict rules. Over time the ODOM, which is a kit boat, has been produced and sold by a number of people. The current builder and vendor, as of February 2021, is a fellow by the name of Ron Saxon, who ca be reached at: [email protected]. The ODOM differs from many RC yachts in that it has a hand laid up fiberglass hull and deck. It is not constructed of ABS or PVC, which can be problematic structurally.

Similar to full size sailing yachts, RC yachts also suffer the vagaries of fashion and sexiness. There are always new models being developed and introduced, often leaving older, established RC classes struggling to survive. The Seawind is a classic example of this as is the ODOM, to some extent.

Despite this there are still quite a few ODOMs racing. There are approximately 214 registered, with the bulk being on the west coast, midwest and southern states west of the Mississippi. The ODOM has always been one of the primary classes raced at Maryland Model Yacht Club. ODOM participation was at it’s low point in the mid – 20s but is picking back up again.

The ODOM is an uncomplicated boat. It is easy to sail. With five minutes of instruction almost anyone can do a decent job of sailing the boat. When the boat is properly tuned it will sail to weather “on rails” with very little to no rudder input needed. And the ODOM is FAST, a real hot rod. If you want a boat that is easy to sail, well behaved and did I say fast, then you should strongly consider an ODOM.

Demonstrating the continuing popularity of the ODOM, used boats are not often on the open market. Come see us at MMYC if you would like one to race and we may be able to help you find one.

Below are several photos of ODOMS racing.

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ODOM ” one design one meter”

Class contact information.

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One-Design Class Type: Radio Control

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 450

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About ODOM ” one design one meter”

This is a radio sailing one design

Boats Produced: 875

Class boat builder(s):

GRP products

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 875

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Region 6 ..3.. 5

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker?

How many people sail as a crew including the helm?  1

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  no crew

Boat Designed in  1993

Length (feet/inches): 39-5/8″

Beam: 8″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 7lb 6oz

Draft: 14.5″

Mast Height: 56-1/2″

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Discussion in ' General Discussions (MultiHull/MultiOne) ' started by TomoHawk , Mar 2, 2014 .

TomoHawk Active Member

Hello, BBJ sails seems to be out-of-business, as well as Mr. Stout, so I would like to know if there are any other sailmakers that can make a good suit of ODOM sails with flat panels of the white opaque material. The Trispi stuff is impossible to shape. thx  

RodACarr New Member

Let's clear up some terminology. First, there are "single panel" sails, these are made from a single, flat piece of "cloth" with curved edges that help urge shape into the sail under wind pressure. Second, there are "paneled" or "multi-paneled" sails, these are made from individual, flat pieces of cloth, but the pieces are joined to establish camber in the sail so a smooth airfoil shape appears under wind pressure. I would agree that "single panel" sails made from TriSpi mylar would be less than efficient. Single panel sails do best if the material can deform (such as a woven material like Dacron), and mylars are not able to deform. So now the question remains, given definitions above, what do you desire for your ODOM? I'd say that virtually all the ODOM sails we've made or seen are in the multi-panel configuration, and thereby are able to provide easily adjustable, stable, and powerful shape when made of the TriSpi or PX 75 mylars. Rod Carr  
I had already chosen the multi-panel (I call them flat panels) sails, not made of Trispi. The main will be attached with loops, and the jib will have a luff wire. I think I'm leaning towards the PX-75, just as long as I don't get the frustration of the easily-stretched-out Trispi. The problem is we get winds from almost 0MPH (occasionally) to 20+ (rarely.) You end up having to adjust the shape every day, which takes an hour, and you never get it right, so I just leave it as-is and just sail for fun. I also like the 505 material because it's opaque, holds its shape well, and easy to see so you won't lose the boat near a mark. It would be nice to see a page showing the materials, with some detailed photos and descriptions. Things like sail materials have changed enough that new documentation is needed.  
Some interesting observations on TriSpi sails that are worthy of a little more exchange of information. I would be interested to know how you are observing that the TriSpi (40?) sails you have been using are stretching out when only faced with occasional 20 mph wind speeds. What happens to the sail that you call "stretching out". The TriSpi 40 material is well able to handle those wind speeds. The TriSpi 25 would not fare quite so well. Is it possible that you are seeing creep of the broad seams in the sails? I find that no more than 4 oz of tension on the mainsail luff will allow the sails to assume their designed shape. Additional tension just causes distortion. Adjustment for differing wind speeds take at most 30 sec, and that is adjusting the downhaul for luff tension, the vang for twist, and the sheet for close hauled position. What is requiring that you spend an hour re setting the sail? Of course, removing all tensions from the rig when in storage is standard operating procedure. Leaving the luff on a mainsail tight in a hot car, or next to the furnace guarantees degradation of the constructed shape. I have sails that are made from TriSpi 40, that are coming up on 15 years old, have powered my EC-12 for that long and still show the design camber within plus or minus 1% when measured. There is absolutely no reason that properly constructed and carefully handled ODOM sails should not last at least long.  
I am the second owner of the boat. The sails are not exactly new, so they have (I think 5 or more) years of wear and stretching. I mark the lines with a black Sharpie so I can put it back where it was. I think it is the lighter 25 material and to make them flat or smooth, you have to use a lot of tension on all the lines and the vang, or it looks like a parachute. It takes a lot of time to get all the wrinkles out and to get the right shape for the conditions. these sails have a narrow range of shape or adjustment so the boat will go on all points, or it will be a complete slug or uncontrollable. Even local sailors tell me they are done.  
I'd agree that you're likely ready for new sails.  

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Model ship clubs of the usa.

  • Updated on: 24th January 2021
  • Written by Gary Renshaw

Model Ship building is a craft that has been around since water transport first began. Every boat ever built has a unique story to tell. The model ship clubs of the United States have an important part to play in continuing the skills and tradition of the art of model ship building. Here we have compiled a list of the model ships clubs that are situated across the United States.

California Model Ship Clubs

Ship modelers association.

The Ship Modelers Association (SMA) is the largest ship modeling club in California, and one of the largest in the nation. They seek to foster research and interest in the nautical heritage of the United States by researching and building scale ship models. 

Sacramento Mo del Shipwrights

The Sacramento Model Shipwrights, are a club of radio-control model ship enthusiasts, who sail at the lake in Elk Grove Regional Park in Elk Grove, California. They are known for building civilian and military models, which are powered by electric motors, steam engines, or sail.

South Bay Model Shipwrights

The South Bay Model Shipwrights is a club to learn and share info on shipbuilding techniques using a variety of materials.  Member’s projects include model ships from plastic and wood from commercial kits and scratch built vessels in resin and wood. 

Club members have built ships ranging from 3’ to 56” in Over All length.  Members have built vessels from all timeframes in human history.  This includes rafts, Viking Ships, Galleons, Clipper Ships, Japanese and Chinese Sailing ships, Steam Ferry Boats, and modern era combat ships.

At club meetings they discuss maritime construction, current events, history, and archaeology.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Ship Model Guild

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum sponsors a Ship Model Guild, an active club of local model builders, who meet once a month at the Museum.  The public is welcome to the monthly meetings, third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM and all are welcome to join the Guild.

Learn Maritime history by building models of ships that made history.  Techniques for wood, plastic or metal construction are addressed at the meetings.  Every meeting is different as members discuss their progress during the “show and tell” sessions.  Interesting bits of information are exchanged about the ships of adventure on the high seas. 

Inland Nautical Society

Inland Nautical Society is a club for Radio Controlled Model Boaters. The club have beginners who have never built a model before, to the experienced modelers who have built museum quality models. The club has a reputation of friendly and knowledgeable members who are eager to share a wealth of their knowledge and expertise of radio controlled modeling.

San Diego Ship Modeler’s Guild

The San Diego Ship Modeler’s Guild welcomes people of all ages with an interest in preserving maritime history through the art of ship modeling. Membership ranges from new ship modelers to experienced master modelers. Ship model projects include period sailing ships through to contemporary steel navy.

Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights

The Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights are associated with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park Service, and have a model shop aboard the historic ferryboat Eureka berthed at the Hyde Street Pier.

Anyone interested in model shipbuilding is welcome to attend their meetings. Members can offer advice and support on all stages of model shipbuilding, from selecting a kit for your first model to advanced layout and scratch building.

San Francisco Model Yacht Club

Colorado model ship clubs, rocky mountain shipwrights.

The Rocky Mountain Shipwrights group of model ship builders in Colorado dedicated to promoting, developing, and furthering scale model shipbuilding. With about 50 members, building many types and sizes of model ships – from Egyptian barges to WWII destroyers, ships in bottles to all-paper models, miniature liners to four-foot men of war. Several members and their creations have won national and regional awards, and some have built models now on display at maritime museums nationwide.

But they are not all expert modelers. Some members are working on their first models. They get advice and encouragement from those who are more experienced, and the goal is for everyone to enjoy the hobby of building model ships and to get the satisfaction of completing and displaying their work.

Connecticut Model Ship Clubs

Connecticut marine model society.

Connecticut Marine Model Society are a group of enthusiastic ship model builders from Connecticut. They meet on the second Saturday of the month from September to June in West Haven, Ct. They build models from scratch or from kits; both wood and plastic. The subjects range from wooden sailing ship to present day ships of steel.

Florida Model Ship Clubs

Southwest florida shipmodeler’s guild.

The Southwest Florida Shipmodeler’s Guild purpose is to provide and promote a forum from which its members can share their model ship building knowledge, skills and techniques, personal experiences, nautical history and any other related maritime interests that might benefit its membership. Their goal is to learn and grow in competence in pursuing the construction of ship models in an atmosphere of constructive fellowship, assistance, and active participation.

Their members come from all walks of life and represent all levels of ship modeling skill from novice to expert. Meeting in a friendly and informal environment at the beautiful Fort Myers Riverside Community Center.

Tampa Bay Ship Model Society

The Tampa Bay Ship Model Society brings together model ship builders, both newcomers and veteran builders, for the mutual benefit of expanding their knowledge of ships, research, techniques, and further develop their abilities in all areas relevant to ship model building and maritime history.

Members model in all materials; wood, metal, paper and polymers, from plans only, or commercial kits, vessels from every era and purpose; Exploration, Steel Navy, Submarines, Yachts, Tugs, Commercial, Fishing, Liners, Working Small Craft, Coast Guard, River/Paddle Wheel, Racing Power and Sail.

Georgia Model Ship Clubs

Atlanta model shipwrights.

Atlanta Model Shipwrights aim to educate and promote model shipbuilding through fellowship mentoring and instruction in a non-competitive environment. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Illinois Model Ship Clubs

The north shore deadeyes.

The North Shore Deadeyes primarily focused on static scale ship models with an emphasis on the Great Age of Sail, but builders of models from all eras and at all levels of skill welcome.

Midwest Model Shipwrights

The Midwest Model Shipwrights was formed in 1982 by individuals who had a common interest in model ship building and maritime history. Goals of the club are to discuss and share modeling ideas and concepts while making new friends.

Vessels built by the Shipwrights represent a variety of types and eras. Sizes range from miniatures a few inches in length to radio control warships over five feet long, and from basic to amazingly complex. Their membership includes beginning through to advanced modelers, some of whose works can be found in museums, galleries and private collections.

In spite of all these accomplishments, the organization’s primary focus remains the interaction between expert, intermediate and novice.

Indiana Model Ship Clubs

Admirals of indianapolis.

Admirals of Indianapolis club’s members build and operate scale merchant ships, pleasure craft, work boats, military ships, sailboats, and just about anything that floats or submerges (in the case of submarine models). Many boats are built from kits and some are scratch-built from plans and photographs. The models are powered by electric motors, steam engines, or wind power in the case of sailboats.

Kansas Model Ship Clubs

Kansas city square riggers modeling association.

The Kansas City Square Riggers Club are a model ship-building enthusiasts club based out of the greater Kansas City area. They welcome builders of all skill levels and interests. If you are into naval research and model building they would love to hear from you.

Massachusetts Model Ship Clubs

Uss constitution model shipwright guild.

The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild is the largest model ship association on the East Coast. Meetings overlooking Old Ironsides at the USS Constitution Museum are well attended.  In addition to monthly meetings, the Guild takes part in the annual meeting of model clubs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. They also attend the annual Salem Maritime Festival and the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, as well as the biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show.

Novices and experienced model builders alike can have fun developing resources, experiences, and skills by joining us. SS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild

U.S. Vintage Model Yacht Group

The US Vintage Model Yacht Group is a Special Interest Group of the American Model Yachting Association. Their organizational goals are the preservation, building, and sailing of older model yacht designs and the study of the history of the sport of model yachting.

“Vintage” primarily means any older model sailboats no longer sailed (or never raced) in serious competition. These encompass free-sailing model yachts, older designs converted to R/C and pre-1970s R/C sailing models. This includes class racing yachts, non-class sailing models, and commercially-built toys of the past. There are also replica models built to the older designs and new designs recreating older sailboat styles.

The group also support those who sail traditional sailing craft models, such as Schooners, Skipjacks, and other scale models. The hulls are generally made of wood, with some fiberglass models, and range in length from 1 to 6 ft. The rigs are usually constructed from wood or aluminum, with cotton or dacron sails.

Marine Modelers Club of New England

The Marine Modelers Club of New England have about 50 members, based in the greater Boston area.  They meet monthly, usually pond-side, when the weather allows it.  Meetings are rather informal, with little time spent on business, and lots of time talking about RC boats. 

Their members are a creative bunch, and there is usually an interesting array of models at gatherings. Their modelers are a creative bunch and there is usually an interesting array of models at their gatherings. Their interests include tugboats, warships, pleasure craft, sailboats (both scale and racing) and pond sailors.  

Merrimack Valley Ship Model Club  

The Merrimack Valley Ship Model Club are an enthusiastic and friendly group of model ship makers who share a particular interest in the naval history of Newburyport, and the Merrimack River Valley area.

Maryland Model Ship Clubs

CBMM’s volunteer Maritime Model Guild supports the curatorial needs of CBMM with exhibition models and building kits that are available for purchase  online  and at the Museum Store. In addition, the Guild offers classes for building scratch models, and the annual  Maritime Model Expo  featuring “live” steamboat models, skipjacks with working sails, speedboats, tugs, and other radio-controlled miniatures.

The group also hosts children’s model-making activities at CBMM’s signature events and other outreach and educational programs throughout the year. 

Washington Ship Model Society

The Washington Ship Model Society (WSMS) was founded in 1929 and is the oldest continuously active ship model club in the United States. The organization is composed of active ship model enthusiasts from the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area. Its purpose is to provide a socially enjoyable means for serious ship modelers to meet, share, and expand upon their common avocation through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The society draws its members from all walks of life and many different occupations. The modelers’ skills range from absolute beginners to professionals who have constructed models for maritime exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution and other museums throughout the United States and Europe. Over the years, members have written numerous articles for nautical research and ship model publications. Society membership has included such notables as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Major (and later General) George Patton, Howard I. Chappelle, and Paul E. Garber.

The interests of the modelers are as varied as their occupations, ranging from 17th-century sailing vessels to radio-controlled models of modern powered craft. All types of ship models have been constructed, in static display and operating versions, and in wood, brass, plastic, and card media. 

The society conducts monthly meetings, alternating between Virginia and Maryland locations. The meeting format consists of brief society business, informal discussions of members’ model projects and a program or presentation relating to a nautical or ship modeling topic.  Society members also form subgroups to focus on common modeling interests, such as steel (modern) ship modeling or plank-on-frame modeling. Subgroups are open to all members and meet on a periodic basis, generally in members’ homes. The club’s newsletter, the  Lynx , is published monthly. 

Maine Model Ship Clubs

Down east ship modelers guild.

The Down East Ship Modelers Guild is an active group of static and R/C modelers, ranging from novice to experienced. They meet on the second Thursday of each month from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Legion Hall in Bath, Maine. The group has a long history of association with the Maine Maritime Museum , also in Bath, ME.

Michigan Model Ship Clubs

Great lakes nautical society.

The Great Lakes Nautical Society is a club consisting of model shipbuilders, who are interested in persevering Great Lakes history through model ship building, the model ship shows and educational seminars put on by the club members. The club is open to anyone with an interest in model shipbuilding and the Great Lakes.

Minnesota Model Ship Clubs

The state of Minnesota currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

Missouri Model Ship Clubs

St. louis admirals model boat club.

The St. Louis Admirals R/C Model Boat Club is a group of hobbyists dedicated to sharing the knowledge and fun of the R/C model boat hobby. The depth and breadth of experience the club offers, combined with its laid-back atmosphere, attract the beginner modeler and master builders alike.

Nevada Model Ship Clubs

The state of Nevada currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

New Hampshire Model Ship Clubs

Their members are a creative bunch, and there is usually an interesting array of models at gatherings. Their modelers are a creative bunch and there is usually an interesting array of model at their gatherings. Their interests include tugboats, warships, pleasure craft, sailboats (both scale and racing) and pond sailors. 

New Jersey Model Ship Clubs

The ship model society of new jersey.

The Ship Model Society of New Jersey is dedicated to the pursuit and enjoyment of ship model building in all its forms. They welcome those who enjoy or would like to learn more about this fascinating hobby. Membership spans all skill levels, from novice or highly accomplished and from gadget guru to historical recreator.  Meetings aim to share collective wisdom and resources, and provide the opportunity to enjoy the company of other modelers. 

South Orange Seaport Society

South Orange Seaport Society is a group of folks of all ages who like model boating. They have boats from kits and scratch builds, electric and steam-driven, quite a few fun electric race boats, and some eccentric things. A group of people from all walks of life who like RC boating. 

New Mexico Model Ship Clubs

The state of New Mexico currently has no model ship clubs listed.

New York Model Ship Clubs

Buffalo model boat club.

Radio Controlled model boating is a fascinating hobby that can be as simple or as complex as one wants and can be enjoyed by all age groups. There are as many types of model boats as there are full sizes: enough to satisfy all tastes and interests. Those who enjoy the excitement of speed will find plenty of thrills and competition in the fast electric field. Sailing enthusiasts will find that the racing of radio-controlled sailboats offers all the challenge and exhilaration of the full-sized yachts. Builders of exact scale models get the added satisfaction of operating their craft under full radio control. 

The Model Shipwright Guild of Western New York

Upon a chance introduction at the Military History Society of Rochester New York in 2015 several like-minded individuals, working through the Nautical Research Guild, were able to form our group.  They quickly realized they were an enthusiastic collection of ship modelers and researchers interested in the history and preservation of our maritime legacy in the age of sail and more.

The Model Shipwright Guild of Western New York brings together members from near and far;  Rochester NY, Syracuse NY, Buffalo NY and even Lisbon Portugal. From all walks of life, experience, endeavours with varied nautical interests making for a very dynamic group.

They draw in subject matter experts to enlighten the club meetings on the historical nature of the naval and maritime craft, and their accurate modeling.

Empire State Model Mariners

The Empire State Model Mariners club was founded in 1988, by a group of model boat enthusiasts. The club is a non-profit organization aimed at recreational RC boating and building, with emphasis placed on helping each other and welcoming new members.

We welcome all classes of modelers, from beginners to experts. Boats can be ready to runs, semi kits, kits and scratch built. Whatever your passion is, pleasure crafts, speedboats, workboats, fishing vessels or military replicas.

North Carolina Model Ship Clubs

Carolina maritime society.

The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in this craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. 

The society is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina’s maritime history and culture.

Ohio Model Ship Clubs

Shipwrights of ohio.

The Shipwrights of Ohio is a club dedicated to model shipbuilding. All types of ships and boats: sailing to steel navy, wood, resin, plastic, kits to scratch built, static to radio control. for all ages – young to retirees, and all skill levels – beginner to expert. Members share their skills, ideas and expertise.

The Shipwrights of Ohio were founded in 2004. Its purpose is to provide a socially enjoyable means for serious and not-so-serious ship modelers to meet, share, and expand their common avocation through the exchange of ideas and skill knowledge. Skills range from beginners to those who build museum quality models.

Oklahoma Model Ship Clubs

The state of Oklahoma currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

Oregon Model Ship Clubs

The state of Oregon currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

Pennsylvania Model Ship Clubs

Philadelphia ship model society.

The Ship Model Shack is the home of the  Philadelphia Ship Model Society , the oldest ship modeling society in America. The Museum is home to over 50 ship models, but this is the only place to see them being created right before your eyes. Have a seat, and watch a model come together while talking with the modelers. 

Rhode Island Model Ship Clubs

Tennessee model ship clubs.

The state of Tennessee currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

Texas Model Ship Clubs

Gulf coast ship modelers society.

The Gulf Coast Ship Model Society is a welcoming group of amateur and professional ship modelers who enjoy sharing their work and discussing tips and tricks of the trade.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday every odd month from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Houston Maritime Museum. Members are encouraged to bring models they are working on for a ‘show & tell’ discussion.

Utah Model Ship Clubs

Utah State currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

Virginia Model Ship Clubs

The Washington Ship Model Society (WSMS) was founded in 1929 and is the oldest continuously active ship model club in the United States. The organization is composed of active ship model enthusiasts from the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area. Its purpose is to provide a socially enjoyable means for serious shipmodelers to meet, share, and expand upon their common avocation through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The society draws its membership from all walks of life and many different occupations. The modelers’ skills range from absolute beginners to professionals who have constructed models for maritime exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution and other museums throughout the United States and Europe. Over the years, members have written numerous articles for nautical research and ship model publications. Society membership has included such notables as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Major (and later General) George Patton, Howard I. Chappelle, and Paul E. Garber.

The interests of the modelers are as varied as their occupations, ranging from 17th century sailing vessels to radio-controlled models of modern powered craft. All types of ship models have been constructed, in static display and operating versions, and in wood, brass, plastic, and card media.

The society conducts monthly meetings, alternating between Virginia and Maryland locations. The meeting format consists of brief society business, informal discussions of members’ model projects and a program or presentation relating to a nautical or ship modeling topic.  Society members also form subgroups to focus on common modeling interests, such as steel (modern) ship modeling or plank-on-frame modeling. Subgroups are open to all members and meet on a periodic basis, generally in members’ homes. The club’s newsletter, the  Lynx , is published monthly.

Hampton Roads Ship Model Society

The Hampton Roads Ship Model Society, founded in 1967, is an association of individuals who are interested in pursuing the art of ship model building and the exploration of maritime history. The primary purpose of the society is to bring together persons interested in building quality ship models so that they may have the opportunity to exchange views and improve their skills. Members are people representing a wide range of ages who come from many varied occupations and backgrounds. Members come from as far north as the Northern Neck, as far west as western suburbs of Richmond and as far south as the border of North Carolina. Honorary members hail from such dispersed locations as Annapolis, Maryland and Toronto, Canada.

The interests of our members runs full spectrum, from the historical (photos and records), artistic (painting), decorative (pond yachts/half hulls), radio-controlled (RC) models, to highly detailed and historically accurate scale reproductions of all ship types. The skill level of members runs the full gamut from complete novices to highly skilled experts who have won top awards in highly regarded competitions both in the United States and abroad. Models built by past and present members of the Society can be found in many of our nation’s premier museums. Model builders of all skill levels are always welcome. The Society is dedicated to helping ship model builders new to the craft learn new skills while giving experienced builders the opportunity to perfect their abilities. Even the most highly-skilled members are always seeking to improve their techniques with the help and advice of other Society members.

Washington Model Ship Clubs

The state of Washington currently has no model ship clubs listed. 

Wisconsin Model Ship Clubs

Wisconsin scale boating association.

The Wisconsin Scale Boating Association is about promoting and enjoying the model shipbuilding hobby. 

They are a “scale” model club.  Models are representative of an actual boat or type of boat, either static or operational.  Radio-Controlled models attempt to recreate authentic operation and look like a full size boat. 

The club participates in several events throughout the year.  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the model boating hobby.​

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plug and female mold, Jim Kahula Jhao and Bob Smith &RPPHQWV a great boat for designed a raised fiberglass deck , and Ian Scott added a those who want to enter the lazarette to improve rudder-horn access. fast-growing ODOM or U.S. One Meter racing classes. The boat can be built quickly, The ODOM soon became an American Model Yachting is a pussycat to sail and looks Association (AMYA) one-design class, meaning that all great in the water. boats in that class must be built in accordance to one set of plans—Ribeiro's, in this case. George Ribeiro Products* is +LWV • Mirror-finished hull and the only authorized producer of ODOM kits. The ODOM deck. also qualifies for registration in the AMYA U.S. One Meter • Choice of 12 hull colors. class, which has led to ODOM fleets in both classes. At a • Minimal construction time. racing weight of 71/4 pounds, however, the ODOM isn't • Excellent first-time builder's competitive with these 5- and 6-pound boats. The ODOM is boat. • ODOM and U.S. One Meter intended to be raced in the One Design class, so a skipper's fleets developing throughout only advantage is his or her skill. the country.

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ships the 57-inch, carbon-fiber mast in PVC pipe. Everything arrived in good shape.

I was struck by the mirror-smooth finish of the gelcoated hull and snow-white deck. I’ve never seen more flawless gelcoat. The interior of the hull was clean and smooth. George had already epoxied the Sitka spruce sheer strakes into the hull along with four spruce thwarts. The pressure-molded keel fin is a one-piece assembly of gleaming-white, laid-up fiberglass laminate. The fin was perfectly straight and stiff enough to support the 4-pound bulb. At both ends of the fin, 3/16-inch-diameter holes facilitate attaching the fin to the hull and the lead bulb.

The kit also includes a comprehensive instruction manual, plywood floors and additional spruce thwart material. A highly useful optional hardware kit is also available and includes ready-to-use, stainless-steel wire shrouds, 3/16-inch stainless bolts, a pre-installed stainless wire backstay, plastic bowsies, stainless-steel screws and screw eyes, a jib swivel deck fitting and a Graham Bantock* aluminum and steel gooseneck.

Several ODOM builders said that Ribeiro’s kit instructions were pretty meager, so George recently commissioned Joe Dioso to write and illustrate a new, beginner- friendly manual with thorough, insightful instructions and CAD drawings.

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The hull consists of an outer gelcoat layer in your choice of 12 brilliant colors and laid up fiberglass cloth. Amidships carbon-fiber banding reinforces the keelson. The hull is quite stiff with no tendency to "oil can." The sail winch, rudder servo, receiver and battery pack are all mounted at the boat’s center of buoyancy; this reduces "hobby horsing" in a chop. Using epoxy instead of CA prevents hard points being visible from outside the hull.

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I began by assembling the keel fin to the lead bulb. The clear instructions easily allowed me to set the bulb at an 87-degree angle with the fin. When the fin-to-bulb joint had cured, I applied a fillet of Sig* microballoons and 30-minute epoxy to each side of the bulb joint. Fillets reduce underwater drag.

After you have attached the keelson block, you must decide whether you want a removable fin and bulb. Some builders prefer the ease of transportation and storage of a removable fin, but I think it is more trouble than it’s worth. If you opt for the removable fin, coat the fin bolts with a light coat of oil or grease before you slip the bolts through the holes in the hull and the keelson block. To ensure a good seal, apply a thin layer of epoxy to the top edge of the fin and the keel bolts before you tighten the nuts that hold the fin in place. To ensure that the fin is perpendicular to the hull, suspend the hull between two padded chair backs and level the hull with a spirit level. I snugged down the nuts and the unique washers that have rubber gaskets attached to the keelson block but didn’t fully tighten them. The weight of the suspended keel bulb ensures that the epoxied keelson cures vertically to the sheers. After the boat has been built, you can access the fin nuts through the hatch with a 1/4-inch ratchet drive.

Next, install the two, upright 1/8-inch plywood floors that are notched to straddle the keelson. Position the forward floor at the forward edge of the keelson. Shift the aft floor fore and aft to accommodate your sail winch. The floors also hold the radio gear. They are not marked and are not identical, so you must epoxy them into place

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in the correct sequence. Dry-fitting the components is always a good idea.

For my ODOM, I used a Futaba* S-3801 sail winch. Angular ply brackets and rails hold the rudder servo in place. Position the radio gear directly over the center of buoyancy; it is not the most accessible location, but it is best for optimal performance. I made a 0.062-inch sheet-aluminum sail arm, attached it to the sail winch and ran the arm through its full travel to ensure hull clearance.

The hull and rudder thwart have undersize rudder-tube holes drilled though them. Enlarge these to 5/32 inch after you have checked their alignment with the sheers. The rudder tube must be perfectly vertical and aligned with the keel fin. Mine were dead on, so I epoxied the 5/32-inch-o.d. brass rudder tube into the hull. I cut a full- depth slot into the rudder to accommodate the shaped, 1/8-inch-brass rudder shaft. To prevent epoxy from seeping out of the rudder-shaft slot, I sealed both sides of the slot with masking tape. The leading and trailing edges of the 3/16-inch-balsa rudder must be shaped and sanded to a symmetrical airfoil shape. You can seal the bare balsa with thinned epoxy, but I opted to cover the rudder with 11/2-ounce fiberglass cloth, which adds some weight but protects the rudder from dings and dents.

On the inside of the hull, brush on a coat of isopropyl alcohol-thinned epoxy, which is great for fiberglassed balsa. Then, install your radio gear. Using hook-and-loop fastener to attach your receiver and battery pack to the floor makes them readily accessible.

Install the rest of the rudder assembly before you attach the deck. File a flat spot on the rudder shaft where the Allen screw contacts it; this ensures that it stays in place during races. The lazarette window in the aft deck allows you to check on the rudder horn, which can be reached through the aft deck.

When you attach the deck, epoxy the hatch-cover guide rails into place, then tape the deck with masking tape applied every inch or two to ensure that it does not curl up. I centered the deck with the lazarette window directly over the rudder shaft, and the bow of the deck lined up with the stem. Make sure your deck is fitted over the shaped deck beams A through D.

With a sharp pencil, I traced the outline of the hull onto the underside of the deck, then I trimmed the excess fiberglass from the deck with the 6-inch vertical sanding wheel on my belt sander. This way, the gelcoat will not chip. I left 1/64-inch excess before I epoxied the deck to the hull. I sanded off the last bit of overhang after I covered the hull sheers with masking tape; this protects the hull while the deck edge is being block-sanded. I sealed the exposed deck edges with Pactra* 1/4-inch trim tape; the yellow tape matched my hull perfectly.

I spot-drilled the holes for the mast and deck hardware with a pin vise. The hardware package makes short work of installing the deck fittings. Next, I cut a hatch cover out of 0.020-inch styrene sheet. The kit includes a 6x10-inch sheet of G-10 laminate, but styrene is lighter.

Follow the instructions for attaching the sails but with this piece of advice. After the sails had been bent onto the spars, I positioned the boat directly beneath an overhead beam in my garage that holds a finishing nail and several feet of nylon line. I located the stepped mast directly under the nail, then tied the masthead crane to the nylon thread. I leveled the boat fore, aft and beam-wise, and used the line to

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level the mast vertically. I drew the nylon string taut until it just began to pull the mast from its step.

After stringing up the jib, I ran shroud wire from the masthead tangs through the spreader eyes and down to the deck and crimped adjustable clevis ends onto them; these snap onto the port and starboard chainplate eyes. I used keepers on the shroud clevises and attached the backstay with its adjustable bowsie and a clevis to the tang at the transom. At this point, you should have four people hold the boat.

I set my jib to swing out 95 degrees to either side of the boat with my transmitter set to sails full out. This setting holds the jib out and keeps it there when the ODOM runs downwind in light air. The main boom should stop right at the shrouds. Sheeted in hard, the aft end of the main boom should point to the corner of the transom, and the aft end of the jib boom should point to the chainplate eye. An adjustable jib-topping lift helps match the shape of the jib to the main when the boat is being sailed windward.

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So how do I rate the Ribeiro ODOM and Gordon Stout sails? Outstanding. There were no problems at all with the kit. Ribeiro’s quality control is excellent. I spent around 20 hours building the hull, fin and rudder and another 15 attaching deck and spar hardware, bending on the sails and rigging the boat. Total cost was $400, and that includes Ribeiro’s kit with hardware package plus Stout’s sails. All that’s left to buy is an inexpensive 2-channel radio and Futaba S-3801 sail servo. I rate the ODOM a solid 10! Look for the future release of other George Ribeiro Products’ boat kits currently in development.

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Skipper skill and sail cut and trim are probably the most critical elements in winning races. Skills improve with practice; but ODOM sails are available from several sailmakers, so you must choose wisely. I use sails by Gordon Stout. Gordon has built and raced RC sailboats since 1979. He has been a sailmaker for virtually all AMYA sailboat classes since 1995. At the 1997 ODOM Nationals, the first- and second-place boats used Gordon Stout sails; at the 1998 Nationals, the first-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-place boats used Stout sails, and Gordon himself took first place at both events. Gordon’s sails come well-recommended for the ODOM. Gordon has built 17 ODOM kits, so if anyone understands the dynamics of this boat and its sail requirements, Gordon does. He has raced for 20 years. He knows what works and what doesn’t. The ODOM sails come neatly taped and sewn, so they’re ready to use. The sails can be mounted nicely on the spars and come with styrene battens and reinforced corners. Gordon’s ODOM sails will also fit most U.S. One Meter boats.

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I gave my new boat a thorough pre-sail check of the knots, main and jib sheets, rudder throw and so forth, before I dropped it into the water for the first time. I adjusted the backstay until there was just a touch of mast bend. I set the clew outhauls to allow a sail-chord depth of about 10 percent. Facing the boat from the rear, I adjusted the jib-topping lift until the curve of the jib luff matched the curve of the main luff. Then, it was ready to sail.

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Racing can be hectic when several boats storm off the line, so rather than test my new ODOM on a race day, I put it through its paces by itself. I must say, the ODOM is a real lady who behaves perfectly on all points of sail. The boat is well balanced, tracks beautifully on a beat and is quick to respond to rudder commands. It stays on a windward beat in moderate air with virtually no attention. I set my rudder to 35 degrees of throw to either side of neutral. Some skippers think this is too much, as the boat can spin on itself before the rudder is fully thrown; I like that sensitivity. It can be useful in close quarters at the starting line when everyone maneuvers for position.

If you’re a beginner, limit rudder thow to perhaps 15 or 20 degrees. You can always increase it later by moving the clevis on the rudder servo outward to the next hole. Rudder throw can bite you when running downwind. Unlike full-size boats that reach top speed on a beam reach, model sailboats do best running straight downwind. At top speed in a good blow with the bow tucking under, the rudder becomes extremely sensitive. It takes a gentle touch to avoid spinning sideways and broaching.

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If you plan to race your ODOM, it’s almost imperative that you join the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA), an organization dedicated to the promotion of model yacht construction and racing. Since its inception, it has organized and sanctioned sailboat racing in a variety of controlled classes. Boat classes range in size from less than 30 inches in length to over 7-foot J Boats that displace 65 pounds. Class secretaries track new boat registrations, rule changes and national competitions. Annual membership is a modest $25 and is well worth it.

AMYA’s newsletter, "Model Yachting," is published quarterly and contains everything you need to know to get your boat into the water and make it fast. "Model Yachting" lists sanctioned clubs and upcoming sites for regional and national regattas. Each issue contains articles on sail trimming, boat construction and tuning, as well as which new classes, kits and parts are available. Nor has AMYA forgotten those who have non-racing interests; the organization caters to all model sailboat aficionados: vintage non-RC pond boaters and also scale boaters who build and sail schooners , yawls, skipjacks, America’s Cup boats and the like. There’s even an active schooner class that combines twin-mast vintage beauties and racing. Contact AMYA for more information.

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