Online Discussion Groups  - Help for the hobby.

Scale Ship Modelers Association of North America (SSMANA) - SSMANA was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization for those who are interested in scale ships, Military, Commercial, Coast Guard, Pleasure Craft, Sailing vessels, whether for display
or radio control. A site listing hundreds of clubs, shops, manufacturers and museums.  In addition, there is a great deal of modeling tips and techniques.  This is another site that you could spend the rest of your life exploring.  They have agreed to list the SOS site.

Empire State Model Mariners- Online group link here Just like the South Orange Seaport Society, this club is a member of the NECC which meets twice a year to coordinate tri-state model boating events.

The SubCommittee This is the central organization for RC model submarine modeling.  Their quarterly report it a must read for anyone interested in the RC submarine hobby.  Along with their commercial quality quarterly publication there are local chapter meets, as well as the annual national regatta in Groton Connecticut.  If you are interested in RC subs joining the SubCommittee is probably the single most important step you can take to learn about the hobby.  An interesting web site from a Dutch club with great photography.