Notre Dame U-7


Water cut frames


Water cut frames


Justin Schaller and Royce Richards apply epoxy to laminated engine stringers


Chris Thomas and George Mackey build a sponson frame


Bottom battens complete


Framing complete


Skinning sponsons


Skinning sponsons


Finished bottom with paint


Turning over hull


Finished hull prior to decking


Trial fit engine/gearbox


Applying deck


Building plug for cowling mold


Trailer delivered


Moving day


Ed Karelsen design was used in the building of this hydroplane.
Ed was the legendary builder of the 1967 Miss Bardahl, 1968 Miss Budweiser and the 1969 Notre Dame
Winning a combined 5 straight Gold Cups and 5 straight National Championships.

© Jim Grams
Livonia, Michigan

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