O/T: Unlimited hydroplanes in Alabama

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by Gatorrari, Jun 15, 2017.

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  1. Gatorrari

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    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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    #2 Gatorrari, Jun 18, 2017
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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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  3. BigTex

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    Man, I would love to come see that event.

    Thanks for the photos...
     
  4. Gatorrari

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  5. WaltP

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    Nice job Jim!
     
  6. 4re308

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    WOW congrats Jim Nice job!!
     
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  8. Matt LaMotte

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    I lived and worked in Guntersville for 9 years...it's a great lake for water sports. I can't imagine several boats at speed turning at the spot where they plan to but I would gladly go check it out!
     

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