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    Default Vashon Island Unofficial Hydro Races July 4th

    I thought I'd post this in case anyone was interested in going and lives around the area. So, on Vashon Island which is an island in between Seattle and Tacoma in Puget Sound every 4th of July at 530am they do an annual unofficial small hydro race around the island. Not sure if you win anything other than your name on the trophy. Anyway, some years maybe only two boats race but generally there is a handful. Many years ago we used to party all night on the 3rd, stay up all night to watch the hydros and then go home and crash before the night firework festivities. So many great memories of drinking hot coffee (or hot toddies?) and bundling up to cheer people on. This used to be an official race until the 70's but the coast guard and King County called it off because of noise. But the unofficial race still goes on each year and we say "suck it" to all the residents who get annoyed by the 1 morning of noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, I will be down in Vegas this year for the 4th and cannot attend but if anyone is interested in attending or racing let me know and I can hook you up with the group who does it or give you directions (either by boat or car via ferry).

    If coming by boat the starting point is Jensen Point in Burton but they do go all the way around the island. Make sure to stop by the beach before or after and say hi to Kitt and Tom for me. Kitt has won the last couple years.

    Here are some photos of it from 2 years ago.

    http://www.finchhaven.com/Vashon/Jul...ros/index.html
    Brittney
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    Any chance these guys would let an inboard run with them. My boat would wake up the whole Island.

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    You know I have no clue...I don't see why not. I am sure they would love to have a boat like yours running with them. As long as you are not scared of salt water! I would love to hear your boat running around the Island!!!!

    If anyone is curious if they would let them run, PM me and I'll give you one of the crew chiefs phone numbers.

    They are scared this race is going to fade off because there is not a younger generation doing it and the older generations are getting well...too old! It's all in fun so I'd love to see more people do it...
    Brittney
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    I was planing on doing this run this year in the eliminator, might not be a hydro but it will be fun
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    Not getting much action on the run. Brandon, are you the only big boat so far? I did it a few years ago in the motion and there were quite afew boats. Mabey 15 or so. I think the weather is going to be OK.

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    there is one other big boat that I know of and that is jim beal in his jones tunnel with a modded 2.5
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    I am on vacation so haven't chatted with my friends to see who all is going...hope some of you guys make it regardless...have a blast...I am heading to Needles so wont be anywhere near there to watch!
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    Brandon did you go? I saw a few pics and it looked like some of you made it to watch....
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    ya we did the run and the sound was like glass, we came in an unofficial 2nd, behind and SVT with a 300xs, where did you see the pictures from?
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    my friend Tom had a few photos he took. He was the crew chief for the boat that came in first.

    Here are a couple...

    a short video...
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=37612073


    Brittney
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