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Among the many obsolete or hard to find parts we need to complete the restoration of the 1977 Atlas van Lines hydroplane are a NOS or near perfect pair of access hatches made by PHYI in Wilmington CA…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall E. Roe Apr 25.
First of all, a hearty "Well-Done" to (our own) Mike and Larry Hanson, their crew, and to Steve David for providing us with an exciting race victory this past weekend in Seattle.I would also like to…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Stifle Jr Aug 11, 2012.
I just logged on to the museum website just to see how many members had something to say about last weekend's event. I have thus far seen no criticism or whining about anything. I suspect all of you have some opinion about what might reasonably be considered one of the least attended and most criticized events ever. Your restraint, at least on this forum is pretty classy. forgive my poor spelling and punctuation, but my broken fingrs from falling off the truck on Thursday have yet to heal or…Continue
Among the most popular outboard-hydroplane events during Seattle area summers were the races from Redmond to Kenmore by way of the Sammamish Slough, now considered to be a "river" since Microsoft moved into town and property values reached the point where the term is no longer acceptable to local real estate agents.
But to most of us hanging out on this website, it was always "The Slough". This annual event was a thrill to watch, especially near the Bothell Bridge. Though the races…Continue
As a Ferrari enthusiast and former seller/broker of Ferraris, I've been acquainted with this famous boat for several years. I've been looking for a scale model of it for some time. the only ones I've seen are a 1:43 scale resin model kit produced by FDS about 20 years ago and a large scale kit by Amati which can be built as either a static or R/C model. Not cheap however. (but I am) There also seems to be a number of built versions coming out of Asia of varying degrees of…Continue
What a wonderful sight this morning when I drove into the Museum parking lot to see that familiar big Lincoln Town "art" Car sitting in its customary parking spot. Just seeing that big car, festooned with hydroplanes on the roof and hood, paintings on the flanks and roostertails everywhere, both painted and in relief, brightened my whole day.Lenny is back!.
Leonard Ellis is well known to us regulars and a great friend and long-time supporter of the Museum. Most of you might know of…Continue