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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HAPO Columbia Cup - Water Follies 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
Monday
Jim Mesick's event was featured
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GIVE BIG MAY 6th Seattle Foundation at The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum On-Line

May 6, 2014 from 5am to 11:45pm
Stretch your Donation to The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum through The Seattle Foundation's Give Big event.  Donations on May 6th will be matched by the Seattle Foundation and their partners.This year’s GiveBIG honors…See More
Monday
Jim Mesick posted a photo

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2014 H1 Unlimited Season PreviewThe Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's 2nd Annual Season Preivew, April 19th. Over a hundred fans and media came to the Museum to listen to offseason changes to the sport of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing.
Monday
Jim Mesick posted an event
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GIVE BIG MAY 6th Seattle Foundation at The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum On-Line

May 6, 2014 from 5am to 11:45pm
Stretch your Donation to The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum through The Seattle Foundation's Give Big event.  Donations on May 6th will be matched by the Seattle Foundation and their partners.This year’s GiveBIG honors…See More
Monday
Jim daus commented on Jim Mesick's event 2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW
"Have a great time we still have snow"
Saturday
Dorian Graham Muncey is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Saturday
Gerry K. commented on Gerry K.'s photo
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"Bummer these guys couldn't show off because of high, gusty winds. "
Friday
Gerry K. commented on Jim Mesick's event 2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW
"Please, please, take a video of the evening's events. Especially the drivers and administrators, and firing up an old work horse. Looking forward to seeing the clip soon. Thanks for sharing. take a video of the event"
Friday
Profile IconBruce Menz, Kim Forsell and Phil Lampman might attend Jim Mesick's event
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2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

April 19, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Come hear current drivers, plus; owners, officials and crew chiefs discuss team changes, new race sites and their plans for the upcoming season. Boats will be on display Opportunity for AutographsWe will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase.Event is Free to members, $5.00 to non-members.Please RSVPMembers Only, come early and we will be firing up one or two of our vintage engines.  Come early and hear the Thunder. See More
Friday
Richard Eggleston is attending Jim Mesick's event
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2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

April 19, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Come hear current drivers, plus; owners, officials and crew chiefs discuss team changes, new race sites and their plans for the upcoming season. Boats will be on display Opportunity for AutographsWe will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase.Event is Free to members, $5.00 to non-members.Please RSVPMembers Only, come early and we will be firing up one or two of our vintage engines.  Come early and hear the Thunder. See More
Apr 18
Jim Mesick's event was featured
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2014 H1 SEASON PREVIEW at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

April 19, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Come hear current drivers, plus; owners, officials and crew chiefs discuss team changes, new race sites and their plans for the upcoming season. Boats will be on display Opportunity for AutographsWe will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase.Event is Free to members, $5.00 to non-members.Please RSVPMembers Only, come early and we will be firing up one or two of our vintage engines.  Come early and hear the Thunder. See More
Apr 18
Profile IconSal Cimino and Dave Arnold joined Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Apr 16
 

SAVE THE DATE: GIVEBIG ON MAY 6, 2014

The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations, like The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum, who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Each donation made to The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum between midnight and midnight on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, will be "stretched" by The Seattle Foundation and its Partners with matching funds!

Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random from all donations made up to the time of the drawing. The winner will have an additional $1,000 given in their name to the same charity that received their donation. The winner will also receive a $100 gift card, courtesy of Starbucks!

Thank you for supporting The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum!

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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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