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Old 06-15-2017, 03:54 PM
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O/T: Unlimited hydroplanes in Alabama

Something a little different this weekend. There will be a test session for unlimited hydroplanes on Lake Guntersville on Saturday, as a proving event for a full-fledged race to be held there a year from now.

The session will be held just east of downtown Guntersville from 9 to 4, and I presume admission for anyone who wants to watch will be free. There is a levee trail which will provide prime viewing. Only 2 boats are participating: the defending champion U-1 Homestreet Bank from Madison, IN, and the local boat, the U-27 from nearby Gadsden. There is the possibility of a vintage hydroplane replica (with V-12 aircraft engine!) as well.

So if you're in the area and want to see the world's fastest racing boats, a couple will be on the water in Guntersville on Saturday.
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:22 PM
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One of the photos I took from the Guntersville levee, of the defending national champion U-1 from Madison, IN. The boat's top speed on the straight was around 190 MPH...
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:05 AM
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Man, I would love to come see that event.

Thanks for the photos...
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