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kent Lund commented on kent Lund's blog post Model Tether Boat Racing at Detroit Water Works Park and Belle Isle
"Phil, you are correct-Tether Line cars are the same era as tether boats. The tether cars often the same motors as the tether boats. Just like these current times, car racing has a bigger fan base than boat racing. If you can find a copy of Model…"
Mar 4, 2015
Phil Lampman commented on kent Lund's blog post Model Tether Boat Racing at Detroit Water Works Park and Belle Isle
"This reminds me a lot of what, in scale model race cars, might be called "Spin Dizzies". Am I close? They too were largely tether-controlled racers. For discussion's sake, dos anyone on this forum remember the Strombecker series of…"
Mar 2, 2015
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Model Tether Boat Racing at Detroit Water Works Park and Belle Isle

Hello Hydro Fans,Before there was RC, you raced your boat on a 52-foot tether cable, one at a time.The competition was against the clock-Model Tether Boat Racing.These boats and their gas and steam engines were all homemade, scratch builtby the talented toolmakers and machinists of the 1924-1955 era.Here in Detroit known as the Detroit Model Power Boat Club, we were the epi-center forTether Boat Racing at Detroit's Water Works Park. In addition to the Detroit Model Boat Club,other Clubs from…See More
Feb 10, 2015
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Model Tether Boat Racing at Detroit Water Works Park and Belle Isle

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:09am 2 Comments

Hello Hydro Fans,

Before there was RC, you raced your boat on a 52-foot tether cable, one at a time.

The competition was against the clock-Model Tether Boat Racing.

These boats and their gas and steam engines were all homemade, scratch built

by the talented toolmakers and machinists of the 1924-1955 era.

Here in Detroit known as the Detroit Model Power Boat Club, we were the epi-center for

Tether Boat Racing at Detroit's Water Works…

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