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    Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.

    I have been involved in the Aircraft and Aerospace industries for the past 23 years. My interest in motorsports is as a owner and driver of a Hydroplane race boat. I just completed a dynamometer stand along with engine docking carts for my motor program. Enjoy the site so far and thanks for your time.

    Best Regards

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    Welcome aboard Scott! I am certain many hear would love to see and learn more about your passion.
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    • #3
      I love watching hydroplanes, ever since I was a kid. I've been to many of the races on Lake Washington, and they used to have them here at Lake Mead. I don't think I've been to one since Danny Sullivan was racing.


      • #4
        Hi Propulsion, and welcome to the site . I’ve never actually been to a hydroplane race, but between the two floating bridges on the south end of Lake Washington I have 5-summers there. So when Sea Fair would start getting ready, for a whole week we would get to watch the hydroplanes practice. The first couple years some of the boats still had the big Alison and what ever brand non-turbine engines. Man can they make the noise! Then as the years passed seems as everyone went to the turbines .

        I also got the biggest kick out of watching the Navy’s Blue Angels, now that is a sight ! Whenever they would make their runs right over the bridges, we had to make sure all the booms of our cranes were down below a certain height. If one of those planes ever hit a crane boom, probably ruin that pilot’s whole day!


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          Welcome Scott


          • #6
            Welcome aboard Scott!
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              Welcome Scott....
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              • #8
                Enjoy Scott..its a good ride



                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pile Buck View Post
                  If one of those planes ever hit a crane boom, probably ruin that pilot’s whole day!
                  I'd bet it'd ruin more than just the pilot's day.
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                  • #10
                    Scott, welcome to the board. I am a newbie here too. I find the people here very nice...I think you'll like it here. bOb
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                      welcome to the forums


                      • #12
                        Welcome aboard Scott!
                        and one to you as well fuelcarbuilder.
                        lots of great people here.
                        thanks for the help
                        hope i helped
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                        • #13
                          Welcome to the board Scott. There are lots of great people on here with lots to share.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Propulsion View Post
                            I just completed a dynamometer stand along with engine docking carts for my motor program.

                            Best Regards
                            Welcom Scott, I'm sure you'l like it here.
                            I'd like to know more about you're motor program, is it soft ware to use with the dyno, or a motor development project.(I hope thats worded right) What are the docking carts like ? Can you post a pic of them ?
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                              Thanks to everybody for the kind reception and I will try to post some pics soon.

                              Best Regards