Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

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The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing.

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Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
5917 South 196th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 206.764.9453
FAX: 206.766.9620
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Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  Open till 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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General Admission:  $10
Seniors (60+) & Students under 16:  $5
Members & Children under 6:  Free

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Profile IconSal Cimino and Dave Arnold joined Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
yesterday
Michael Bury is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Apr 10
Jim Mesick updated an event
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Happo Columbia Cup at Columbia River

July 26, 2014 to July 27, 2014
The 2014 HAPO Columbia Cup will mark the 49th time Unlimited Hydroplanes have raced on the Columbia River.  This year’s event, like the inaugural in 1966, will most likely have 12 Unlimiteds in attendance.  But the modern Unlimited Hydroplane has very little in common with those first boats that churned the waters of the Columbia River.  The hydroplanes of 2014 are almost more plane than hydro.  They are thirty foot long, 7,000 pound wings that glide over the water with only the bare minimum of…See More
Apr 9
Randall E. Roe commented on Steve Compton's group 1977 Atlas Van Lines
"Don, thanks for letting me see it while I was in town, hope you make Seafair The Paint is beautiful."
Apr 8
Gary E. Santos liked Dale Fugier's video
Apr 4
Cheri is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Apr 3
Gerry K. replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
" God bless you Tim, for your passion and keen interest towards the greatest watersport ever! People don't know - what they don't know. Its up to us to introduce them to H1 and the sport in general. Only "blanket coverage and…"
Apr 3
Tim Matyn replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Gerry, thanks for "reviving" my discussion about what needs to be done to increase our sport's fan base and popularity.  Maybe if we get enough people to participate H1 will start listening, and actually make some changes in the…"
Apr 3
Gerry K. replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Diversify! Open the doors. Embrace the masses. Reach out to minorities, youngsters, the military. Promote year 'round. Crossover w/ other motorsports markets. Recruit talented, imaginative, enthusiastic people who will recruit more of the same…"
Apr 2
Parker Jones replied to Steve Wilkie's discussion Allison engines. What's the differance?
"It really bothers me that Rolls-Royce gets so much credit for their Merlin engines in hydroplane racing. If it weren't for Packard there would be no Merlins in an American boat. Let's refer to these engines as Packard built Merlins, from…"
Apr 1
Parker Jones might attend Jim Mesick's event
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SLOUGH RACE - KENMORE, WA at Kenmore Boat Launch & Log Boom Park

April 5, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Kenmore Hydroplane Cup: The Return of the Sammamish Slough RaceSaturday, April 5Log Boom Park & Kenmore Boat LaunchThe inaugural Kenmore Hydroplane Cup event revs up on April 5. The event will be held on the north end of Lake Washington at the newly remodeled Kenmore Boat Launch and Log Boom Park. The timed exhibition race will feature a variety of boats including two cylinder and three-and-up cylinder boats, Native American war canoes, junior hydroplanes, and RC hydroplane demonstration.…See More
Apr 1
Parker Jones commented on Sheltered's photo
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"The forward rudder! Dangerous as hell when at speed!"
Apr 1
 

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My grandpa was so cool

Posted by Jim daus on February 20, 2014 at 5:14am 2 Comments

My grandpa Richard dick Nelson raced small hydroplanes starting in the 50s around Chicago then went up to 280 class driving Mighty Mouse I thing he had 3diff boats all white and yellow and one baby blue he won lots of races I have lots of his… Continue

Prolonged absence

Posted by Steve Bishop on February 11, 2014 at 12:10pm 0 Comments

To all my friends at the HARM I wanted to apologize for my prolonged absence from helping on the Miss Bardahl.  Life sometimes gets in the way of things we would rather be doing and one Thursday after another has passed and now that I look…

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The Ford's, the Merlins and Maurice Olley

Posted by James Michael Dickinson on February 10, 2014 at 11:44pm 0 Comments

Origins of Ford Aero and Tank Engines, the American Merlin, and the writings of Maurice Olley.

 Before the entry of the United States in the Second World War, the U.S. had become a supplier of war materials to those countries with…

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The Jack Regas Story

Posted by Dale Fugier on January 31, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

By Fred Farley - H1 Unlimited Historian…

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what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing 90 Replies

I have tried to start a discussion about the "state of the sport" and what needs to be done to increase its fan base, which will result in greater sponsor interest, more media exposure, more races,…Continue

Started by Tim Matyn in General. Last reply by Gerry K. Apr 3.

Allison engines. What's the differance? 5 Replies

I have an original copy of: Unlimited Hydro Plane News, August 1, 1957. On the back it lists the statistics on the boats that raced. When they list the boats that had Allisons there are several…Continue

Started by Steve Wilkie in History. Last reply by Parker Jones Apr 1.

U-95 Hydro. 8 Replies

Hi there.I'm building a 1/8 scale racing U-95 and have been searching for a cockpit/dashboard layout for it. I haven't been able to find any images of it on the web & was hoping that the Museum…Continue

Started by Paul Brooking in General. Last reply by Paul Brooking Apr 1.

RESTORATIONS AND EXPERIMENTATIONS: ADDING INTELLIGENT URBANISTICAL FORMS BATTERIES SENSORS GPS FOR SECURITY AUTONOMY 1 Reply

RESTORATIONS AND EXPERIMENTATIONS: ADDING INTELLIGENT URBANISTICAL FORMS BATTERIES SENSORS GPS FOR SECURITY AUTONOMYFor reducing incidents in theese types of instruments very beautifuls it could be…Continue

Started by andrea bozzi KHAFRA in Restorations. Last reply by andrea bozzi KHAFRA Jan 6.

 
 
 

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