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Construction updates as the famous "Blue Blaster" is restored to her original racing condition. Updates by Don Mock and Phil Lampman - Photos by Phil Lampman
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2020
Great story, Don! Thanks for sharing it.
Here are some photos from this years Gold Cup in Tri-Cities. The first is a split shot showing the Budweiser driven by David Williams and the Blue Blaster driven by Chip Hanauer. Below are the same two boats in 1980 with Dean Chenoweth and Bill Muncey.
The next shots by Chris Denslow show the Blaster's improved boat ride following last winters sponson modifications.
Check out the PDF about the Blue Blaster Restoration DVD which is now available. -Don Mock
Wonderful work everyone. Congratulations! on your "Blasterpiece". Everyone agrees that in a perfect world she would've been the center piece at Bayfair's 50th. Too bad the timing's a bit off. Regardless, she's the jewel of the fleet and you all deserve a big pat on the back for your dedication and sacrafice. "Warm Wishes and Happy Hydroplaning!"
Don, it would be interesting to see what it weighs now, John Walters told me it only weighed 5400 lbs.brand new !
Don, thanks for letting me see it while I was in town, hope you make Seafair The Paint is beautiful.
Its very frustrating following the progress on the Blaster living so far away in Ohio, especially since that's what I do for a living... repair and restore boats. I so wish I could be there to help. Don it was great talking to you last week..... I'd love to meet you in Detroit this summer and the Blaster again, once I compose myself and stop sobbing like a child when I get to see her again....
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