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Walt Arnsdorff
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  • Savannah, GA
  • United States
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Outboard Hydro racing circa 1950s

 Memory's for a lifetime.My father, Cotton Arnsdorff, raced D class outboard Hydro's in the 50s, 60s, and I being born in 1953 idolized him and oh so badly wanted in the boat. He ran a specialized…Continue

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Started Jun 18, 2014

 

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Walt Arnsdorff commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post Unpredictable 'Slough Race' A Bygone Rite Of Spring
"In the 50s and 60s in Savannah, Ga. an annual "Around the Island Race" was held on Wimington island, a local Barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean (the right coast). The course encompassed the island including part of the course running…"
May 21, 2015
Warren Bronoske and Walt Arnsdorff are now friends
Jun 18, 2014
Walt Arnsdorff posted a discussion

Outboard Hydro racing circa 1950s

 Memory's for a lifetime.My father, Cotton Arnsdorff, raced D class outboard Hydro's in the 50s, 60s, and I being born in 1953 idolized him and oh so badly wanted in the boat. He ran a specialized Mercury modified by Kiekhaifer and also heavily modified in our garage. I remember Dad foiling props with nothing but a vise and rubber hammer and also the many 1st he took from competitors with unlimited funds. The sound of the open megaphones was an Adrenaline overload for a 6 year old!…See More
Jun 18, 2014
Walt Arnsdorff commented on Jim Mesick's event THE RISK TAKERS AND RECORD BREAKERS! A LECTURE BY DOUG FORD
"Go Fast Guys, My Dad raced Hydro's in the 60's. They weren't Thunderboats though I sure thought they were. He ran "D" class with a Looper outboard and until he attempted to fly the Hydro, not knowing how to land a 2 pointer…"
Feb 21, 2013
Walt Arnsdorff is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Jan 12, 2013

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What is your favorite hydroplane?
Miss Budweiser
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Cotton Arnsdorff (Father)

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