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Apr 10, 2013
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Todd Boyle commented on Jim Mesick's event THE RISK TAKERS AND RECORD BREAKERS! A LECTURE BY DOUG FORD
"Loved the Doug Ford lecture!  Picked up 2 books afterwards, "What Were They Thinking" and "Risk Takers" and I can't put 'em down. I'm half way through one already... great stuff! "
Apr 7, 2013
James Michael Dickinson commented on Todd Boyle's blog post 1950s Hydroplane Steering Wheels?
"Since most of the boats of the time had manual steering boxes made for open wheel Sprint and Modified race cars, it's likely the steering wheels were from them too. Many of the current racing steering wheels don't look much different, so…"
Mar 7, 2013
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1950s Hydroplane Steering Wheels?

Anyone have any idea where the steering wheels from the 50's era hydroplanes came from? Trying to find some for my models. The closest I can get so far is a 1930s automotive 4 spoke (Bentley, MG and the other euro cars).See More
Mar 6, 2013
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THE RISK TAKERS AND RECORD BREAKERS! A LECTURE BY DOUG FORD at Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

April 6, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Come to the Museum Saturday, April 6th and meet author Doug Ford and get your copy of “The Risk Takers and Record Breakers” signed by the author.  As an added bonus hear a great new lecture by Doug!He will talk at length of those that tried, and sometimes paid the ultimate price as they chased the Absolute World Water Speed Record.April 6th, at 7PM Free to Members, $5 for Non-Members.See More
Feb 22, 2013
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"The '73 Sunny Jim on eBay? Bob Gilliam 1960 hull... wow! Item # 150998676608"
Feb 21, 2013
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Tempest 1956 in 18"

"Thanks for the comment! Your grandfather is Peter Woeck? Holy cow, that's terrific!  The story of the Tempest is pure underdog vs. the big boys. It reads like a great movie. Your grandpa and the U-4 crew were a great contribution to the…"
Dec 6, 2012
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Tempest 1956 in 18"

"Can't imagine there's a model of that boat.  I believe that's my Grandfather's first hydro - that became the first Miss Bardahl and then the first Miss Burien.....Great Model"
Dec 6, 2012
Thomas B. Lura left a comment for Todd Boyle
"I think I recognize 1/18 and 2/18, lol... they're in my trophy case.  Great boats Todd."
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Miss Wahoo U77

1957 American Junior restoration tether boat with 1956 Babe Bee Thimbledrome engine with head cooler. She has mahogany veneer over the original balsa sides. One piece deck.
Dec 1, 2012
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Madison 1961 18"

"I love this boat! It's a shame that it crashed at the 1963 Gold Cup."
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1950s Hydroplane Steering Wheels?

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:36pm 2 Comments

Anyone have any idea where the steering wheels from the 50's era hydroplanes came from? Trying to find some for my models. The closest I can get so far is a 1930s automotive 4 spoke (Bentley, MG and the other euro cars).

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At 7:27am on December 4, 2012, Thomas B. Lura said…

I think I recognize 1/18 and 2/18, lol... they're in my trophy case.  Great boats Todd.

 
 
 

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