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Old 08-13-2010, 03:02 PM
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Default Need help on I.D. of this vintage hydro

Hi, I'm new to this site and I hope someone can help me with the I.D. of this boat.

I have avintage hydroplane built from a 1970's era kit. Sadly I do not remember the name of the boat or the manufacture of the kit as it was given to me unboxed from a friend.

Details that Iknow about the boat are as follows:

1. It is 28 1/2" L x 14" W and ~ 64 oz.

2. The body is dense epoxy foam withplywood interior sides and interior bottom.

3 It is suitable for use with a .29 to .40 (~5.7cc) glowengine.

4. Ithas a flex drive shaft and a prop specifically designed for the boat.

5. It has a duel fin rudder.

Thank you, and I hope someone will know it's name.

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Old 08-13-2010, 08:21 PM
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I don't know what it is, but it looks nice.
Old 08-13-2010, 11:52 PM
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Is the foam a dark brown color? I've got an idea that it's a Ed Hughey boat from that era as we had another one in here recently just like it. Ed is still around and living in Indianapolis, I met him last September at a race. He's known more now ofr his great flex cables which are keeping him busy but he and his brother went the electric boat route.
The foam that he used, I don't know what kind it is but it's tough as nails and has a hard shell to it. The wood should only cover the insides of the sponsons.
I built a Hughey .21 'rigger kit way back in 1979-80 and the fit of the wood and quality was fantastic back then.
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ORIGINAL: Ron Olson

Is the foam a dark brown color? I've got an idea that it's a Ed Hughey boat from that era ...............The foam that he used, I don't know what kind it is but it's tough as nails and has a hard shell to it. The wood should only cover the insides of the sponsons.............
YES!!! That is IT!! Thank you very much! I just needed a little memory jog ( I got the boat 1/2 finished 35 years ago from my friend ) but Hughey is the name. I finished it as you see it about 10 years ago and tried to set it up as an electric with an astro marine engine and had poor success. I guess this baby is only ment for a hot old school K&B .35

If anyone is interested, I'm trying to sell it right now on eBay as you see it less any motor.

Thanks Again!

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