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The Third Generation of Thunderboat "geeks" Shows Her Stuff

Just wanted to share with you all some evidence that the Thunderboats are still something this family holds dear. The video was taken by my daughter, Shelby Reynolds, Museum member and on the crew of…Continue

Started Jun 5, 2015

That "Video Vault" Thing - It's going to be, well, amazing.
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Well, despite my doubts and criticism about this idea, I had an opportunity yesterday to tour the studio and production facilities with Don Mock. That was not my original intent; I was simply trying…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Ruedy Mar 13, 2015.

Thanks for Hosting my Party!
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I simply wanted to thank the staff at the Hydroplane Museum for providing the venue for my "surprise" birthday party last Saturday. As many members or readers of this Website might realize, I am an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Lampman Feb 24, 2015.

Here's a Bit of Trivia For You

Guess which notable Detroit restaurant was shown in the recent film, "Jersey Boys", directed by Clint Eastwood?Hint: It is located on the Detroit River and features a large stylized "R" on the side…Continue

Started Nov 17, 2014


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The Squire Shop Racing Team Reunion at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

October 8, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
Please join us for a celebration of all thinks Squire Shop at ourSquire Shop Race Team Reunion. Meet all of the greats that made this memorable team such an important part of our sports history. There will be autographs, raffles, a silent auction and much more!Admission is free! See More
Oct 7
Phil Lampman liked Hydroplane Museum's blog post Speed King – Meeting Chip Hanauer
May 29
Phil Lampman commented on David D. Williams's blog post Remembering Fred Farley
"Like many, I am distressed to hear of Fred's passing. In many ways he was a direct link between what is and what was. He will be more than missed. Yet, by way of some of the publications that continue, like UNJ, I am hoping some of the talent -…"
May 3
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Mar 27
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Mar 20
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The elusive decal

During their nearly 5-year restoration of the “Blue Blaster” the team often used old photographs to check for accuracy. As work began on the cockpit cowling we started to notice in a particular photo a small square decal below the ever-present…
Mar 11
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Hurricane IV

This is the boat featured in the opening scenes of the film "Magnificent Obsession starring Rock Hudson. I believe it was "Wild Bill" Cantrell who did the actual driving.One of the very very few Hollywood productions, until "Madison" to feature a…
Mar 7
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A memorable day - Seafair

Fran Muncey came to Seattle to commemorate the launch of Bill's restored "Blue Blaster"
Feb 15
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Feb 10
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We Miss You Lenny...

"Lenny always came by the NTU booth at Seafair. The last year I was at Seafair he gave me one of his drawings of the U-77 Miss Wahoo. It's framed and hanging on my wall in the boat shop. I miss him also."
Jan 8
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Just How Do you Find a Propellor Strut for a One-Off Hydroplane Restoration?

The short answer is, you make it. That's the easy part. You buy the proper materials and just weld them together. But what was the proper shaft angle coming from the gearbox? Of course, one could always put shims of various sizes between the motor…
Dec 29, 2015
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Dec 26, 2015
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Dec 22, 2015

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How's the Sport Doing?

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 3:47pm 2 Comments

With reference to a blog posted over 3 years ago by Tim Maytn, together with several responses I wanted to bring this up again for discussion, especially since we've acquired a lot of new members.


We didn't have a lot of response to the original blog, but we…


Indulge me here. I'm trying to prove a point I made the other day to some friends.

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:02pm 5 Comments

Okay, here's a question:

When you think about Unlimited Hydroplane Racing during the period from, say 1955 to 1970, what comes first to mind?

1. A Driver 

2. A Boat

3. An Event

No essay answers, please. Just tell me which of the 3 choices comes immediately to mind. It's easy to pick all 3 I realize, but I just want to know what you think of first.

Just curious. Thanks for indulging…


This is Important, Updated From Original Blog Post - August 12, 2012.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I'm sure many of you read the original post which I submitted over a year ago. We've acquired a great many new Website Members since that time and I think the message is still relevant and important. Perhaps even more so with the projects and activities we have planned. Please Join Us!

I was at the Museum this morning helping Don Mock work on the horizontal…


Seafair - Damned if they do and damned if they do....

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

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…


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At 11:03am on May 9, 2014, Steve Muncey said…

Phil.... Thank you and THANK YOU for keeping me informed on the "Blaster"...  My gosh what you you guys pulled off is just un-describable..... I'm literally at a loss for words....  I keep the rest of the family informed and cant wait to see her again. 

At 10:45am on February 20, 2011, kent snowden said…

Hey Phil!

Good to hear from you. I'm still frothing at the bit to get over and do some more "work" on the blaster. It's been an honor to participate in this project, and weather permiting, I'll be able to continue. (bonus, working with you guys has been a hoot!) See ya soon.

At 11:49am on January 12, 2011, Gail Richardson said…


 Thank you for adding me to your list of  "friends". Working with you and the other guys on the 77  Atlas has been,  and will continue to be, a great experience. I look forward each week to continueing our project to restore the "Blue Blaster". With Don's enthusiasm and knowlwdge it has been a fantastic ride and we have'nt even hit the water yet.

                                                                   Gail  Richardson

At 4:31am on December 12, 2010, Gary Todd said…

Philip, That's what its all about, Sharing. I have always enjoyed photographing the boats and I hope everyone enjoys them. More to come!



At 4:02pm on December 8, 2010, George C. Deering said…
I am a little new at this. I sent my response to your normal email. George
At 6:22pm on November 9, 2010, scott carson said…
Thanks for including me in your inner circle.

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