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I love your site and thought I’d share some pictures of my latest project. Since I got out of the corps I picked up model boat racing as a hobby. Last fall I started building a wood hydroplane from a set of plans I purchased. When I got done I thought of the perfect paint scheme that my fellow Marines would love. It’s made of 1/8th and 1/16th inch Birch plywood and it’s 48 inches long. It has a fully modified 26cc Zenoah water cooled weed whacker engine, rated at about 6hp. It can run about 60 mph in race trim. The finish is Fire Engine red stain with black and gold trim. Hope you guys like it.

Ken Olson
Spokane WA

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