Tomyann H-90

This is Joe Taggart’s 7 Liter hydro “Tomyann” that had 3 Mercury flathead engines.
It was reported that the front one was hooked direct and the rear two were connected via belt drives.
The belts kept burning up and the idea was scrapped and a Fageol bus engine was used instead.
Phil Kunz

Three V8-60’s
135 cu. in. x 3 = 405 cu. in. = seven liter

Lauterbach design?

at least that is what the website stated:

1947 Norman-Lauterbach-designed Lyndora
Piloted by its builder Bob Roland, Lyndora had success in National 220 Class racing. It passed through several owners, was restored, shipped to Britain and appeared in the Brooks Summer Auction at Goodwood House in June 1993. Lyndora currently resides at the Classic Boat Museum, in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.

Dayton Testing 2015

Saturday’s weather was cold and rainy and only about 7 or 8 boats plus the APBA school boat getting some laps in before the rain came. Some boats left after Saturday’s testing and more hydros arrived on Sunday. The weather improved Sunday with sunshine and about 15 degrees warmer.
Overall, it was a very good weekend for both testing and a lot of new APBA school students getting their first chance to drive an inboard hydroplane.
These photos were taken as I walked through the pits on Sunday morning.
Phil Kunz

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Monthly Calendars

May through August posted.
Many thanks once again to Phil Kunz for sending in some photos to use for these calendars. I noticed that every photo used for the 2015 is HIS photo (even if I forgot to put a copyright image on them). Remember folks, I am ALWAYS looking for photos to post on these calendars. If it seems like I have been featuring all boats East of the Mississippi, that’s because nobody from the West Coast is sending me any and it sure would be nice to feature some West Coast Vintage hydroplanes.