Greetings from North Texas. Our geographic location blesses us with with the opportunity to battle year round. We have active founding member who joined over 20 years ago. Recently we have returned to battling on a public pond which gives folks a chance to see us do what we do. If you are looking for a hobby which has historical context, requires creative problem solving, test your ability to over come natural forces and and those trying to sink you. Find us at www.ntxbg.org and https://www.facebook.com/groups/NTXBG/ You will find we are willing to provide all the advise and help you need to get that first ship on the water to exchange ball bearings.