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September 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Saws Donated by Chip Hanauer

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum would like to sincerely thank Chip Hanauer for the high quality band saw and table saw he recently donated to the museum. The saws are a huge boost to the museum’s shop and will go a long way in helping maintain boats, trailers, display projects and restorations. Chip offered the saws in memory of his father Stan, who was a fine craftsman and built many of Chip’s first outboard hydros. Stan was also one of the first board members of the original Unlimited…

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Added by Don Mock on September 28, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Seattle's Deadly Farce

Two days of hydro racing end with four hospital cases, three retirements and no real winner.

By Emmett Watson

Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, August 22, 1960

The sport of hydroplaning, in which the sight of burning boats, crippled drivers and squabbling officials has become commonplace, degenerated into a grisly parody of itself at the Seafair Trophy races in Seattle last week. The regatta produced a winner (of sorts) in Miss Thriftway, driven…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on September 20, 2011 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

New Starting procedures

Just curious what everyones thoughts / opinions are on the starting procedures for the last races of the 2011 Air National Guard Series.  I think is will work much better than the first races of this year!

Added by Tom Butler on September 11, 2011 at 4:24pm — 2 Comments

Help!

As I’m sure you know the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is a member supported not for profit corporation.  We operate a real brick and mortar museum that houses a dozen or so of the fastest, most historic vintage unlimited hydroplanes in the world.  Restoring and running the boats is very expensive.  For the past two decades we have been supported by almost seven hundred dues paying members who contribute financially to the museum via their yearly dues…

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Added by David D. Williams on September 8, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Harrah's Tahoe Miss, V-6 engine driving the Allison Aux stage blower. Late 60's or early 70's.

 Would it be possible for anyone who remembers or has pictures of the

 Tahoe Miss that had a Buick or Olds V-6 engine driving the aux stage

 blower please forward any information on this unique application to me. I saw the boat in Detroit in the late sixtys.

 I believe the name of the Crew Chief was Harry Volpe. Additional information would be appriciated.

Thanks,

Bill Grunow,

Added by William H. "Bill" Grunow on September 8, 2011 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

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