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January 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Ed Karelsen Question

By Fred Farley  -  H1 Unlimited Historian

What is the story behind the classic round-nosed Ed Karelsen hulls? How many of them were there and under which names did they compete?

The round-nosed Karelsen hulls pretty much defined the state-of-the-art in Unlimited hydroplane hull design in the late-1960s and early-1970s. They were generally wider and flatter than their contemporaries and resembled in outward appearance the Dan Arena hulls of the…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 30, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

R/C Hydro Modeler Contest

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum has a lot in common with the R/C Scale Hydro Community. Both communities are passionate about the sport of unlimited racing. Both groups have a keen interest in the history of the sport, and both groups owe a huge debt to Roger Newton for playing such a big role in…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 29, 2013 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Uncle Al remembered by long time friend and crew member Dave Woelfert

Uncle Al, remembered by long time friend and crew member Dave Woelfert.

On May 19, 2012, unlimited hydroplane racing lost one of its…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lots to do at the Hydro Museum!

There is something for everyone at the Hydroplane Museum! 

The next few weeks are very busy with a wide range of activities

7:00PM the evening of Saturday Jan 19th we will bring back our popular “Movie Night” and en…

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Added by David D. Williams on January 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

David "Salt" Walther Remembered

By Fred Farley  -  H1 Unlimited Historian

Former Unlimited hydroplane driver David "Salt" Walther of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on December 27, 2012. He was 65.

Walther qualified as an Unlimited driver in 1970 as pilot of George Simon's MISS U.S. of Detroit. Between 1971 and 1976, he drove for the Dayton-based COUNTRY BOY team, owned by his father, industrialist George Walther, Jr.…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on January 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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