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Jay Armstrong is attending Dale Fugier's event

2013 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Car Event at Chelan Waterfront Park & Lakeside Marina

October 4, 2013 to October 6, 2013
The 2013 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Show is a ‘on-the-water’ boat show and FREE Family Friendly event!  NEW this year, classic cars will be showcased along with Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes from the Hydroplane And Raceboat Museum in Seattle, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes, and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating.Video of event Click…See More
Sep 25, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
Phil Lampman commented on Jay Armstrong's video


"Wonderful...How can we get the few Detroit and East coast restored thunderboats together with our own fleet of restored west coast boats for a big retrospective event? Nice video thanks for posting! "
Feb 20, 2013
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Jan 6, 2013
Jay Armstrong posted a video


Miss U.S. IV running at speed on the Niagara River with Jack Schafer at the wheel, Grand Island, New York , September 2012.
Jan 2, 2013
Jay Armstrong commented on Jay Armstrong's photo


"Another brain fart--I forgot to name the second guy from the right.  He's George Czarnecki of Central Cylinder Service in Omaha, the guy that brought U 36 together. He is U 36's engine and gearbox rebuilder as well as the…"
Sep 26, 2012
Jay Armstrong commented on Jay Armstrong's photo


"This is John Freeman visiting with Jack Schafer after the first session at Buffalo.  Everybody was happy.The only problem was that vibration had caused a set screw in the mixture control lever to fall apart thus deactivating idle cut off…"
Sep 26, 2012
Jay Armstrong posted photos
Sep 25, 2012
Jack Schafer and Jay Armstrong are now friends
Mar 6, 2012
Jay Armstrong commented on Jeff Dunn's video

1973 Kentucky Governor's Cup Regatta - Owensboro, KY for Unlimited Hydroplanes

"Very well done guys! Your layed back style of ad lib comments really makes both videos very interesting and entertaining. Nice job. "
Jan 11, 2012
Jay Armstrong commented on Dale Fugier's video

Ernie Hoover's ride in the Wahoo

"Great video  What were the highest indicated RPM and manifold pressure readings on this run?  If there was a GPS aboard, any idea what the highest indicated speed was? Jay"
Sep 29, 2011
Jay Armstrong is attending David D. Williams's event

2nd Annual Mahogany & Merlot at Lake Chelan, Washington

September 30, 2011 to October 2, 2011
Great food, great wine and great boats! A running exhibition of vintage unlimiteds and limited inboards along with beautify classic runabouts in the heart of the Washington's wine country at the hight of the wine crush.
Jun 7, 2011
Jay Armstrong might attend David D. Williams's event

2011 Diamond Cup at Lake Coeur d'Alene Idaho

August 20, 2011 to August 21, 2011
The vintage unlimteds return to Lake Coeur d'Alene Idaho.
Jun 7, 2011
Jay Armstrong and Glenn D. Raymond are now friends
Feb 14, 2011
Jay Armstrong is attending David D. Williams's event

Wine and Chocolate, A romantic evening at the Hydro Museum at The Hydroplane Museum

February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
Chandler Reach Winnery from Prosser Washington, will host an evening of wine and chocolate tasting at the museum. The evening will be a perfect combination of classic boats, classic music, classic wine and rich chocolate, also a great place to find the perfect gift for your wife right before Valentines Day.
Jan 9, 2011
Jay Armstrong is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Jan 3, 2011

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At 6:23am on April 4, 2011, Glenn D. Raymond said…

The crankshaft is partly assembled and has been fitted to the block. The block has been primed and should be painted Tuesday night. We haad to put the block work aside temporarily to do some measuring and make some decisions on the cylinder banks. The accessory housing is about 2/3 assembled now as well.



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