From the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum: the 2008 Museum Lecture Series kicks off with a panel discussion hosted by unlimited hydroplane legends Ron Jones, Dixon Smith and Ken Frankel. February's topic of discussion is Propellers - Past, Present and Future. This highly technical discussion is sure to be of interest not only to our Museum membership but also to anybody currently involved in hydroplane racing. The panel discussion is slated for Friday, February 15th at 7:00 PM at the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent, Washington.

SOURCE: Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum

Russ's Hydroplane Site is reporting the U-37 Beacon Plumbing team is seriously considering a new boat for 2009.

I wonder if Billy Schumacher (or any team thinking about a new boat) might be thinking about the U-21 hydro that Freedom Racing has up for sale? It's brand new and pretty darn close to the same design as the U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto.... Just a thought...
PHOTO: Russ McElroy