Hydrobowl99 human powered boat race pictures
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Thanks to Ernie Schmutz for taking these pictures of the 1999 Hydrobowl HPB races
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Bill Murphy and Warren Beauchamp setting up the buoys early in the morning. Anybody want to develop a human powered prop drive for this barge? hb_course2.JPG (7452 bytes)
hb_bill1.JPG (7493 bytes) Here's Bill Murphy coming in to shore after running a race. His new compact drive uses a twisted chain directly driven from the crank arm, to power a 16x16 model airplane prop directly below the pedals. Very quiet and smooth.
Here's Bill running the slalom course. hb_bill2.JPG (5872 bytes)
hb_bill3.JPG (5643 bytes) Bill Murphy and Len Brunkalla getting their feet wet.
Race organizer Bob Buerger doing paperwork. hb_bob1.JPG (7202 bytes)
hb_ld1.JPG (8475 bytes) Here's Len Brunkalla's daughter, Jami, on my "Hammerhead" HPB (which is for sale). Len and Bill did some pre-race modifications to adjust the boat to her short stature.

Here's Jami rounding a buoy.

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hb_ld6.JPG (7984 bytes) Jami again...
Here's Jami beating me in a race... Actually I'm just guiding her through the slalom course. hb_ld8.JPG (6816 bytes)
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hb_monster1.JPG (10015 bytes) Here's Jake Free's 4 man juggernaut

Juggernaut on wheels

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hb_paul1.JPG (8736 bytes) Here's Paul Neiderman celebrating after his fast 100 meter sprint

Paul is giving it all he's got for this run...

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hb_paul3.JPG (6458 bytes) Here's Paul again, cranking at high speed.

Here's Ron Drynan, on his modified 14 foot Hobie cat.

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hb_ron2.JPG (8223 bytes) Here's Ron again, looking quite comfortable as he cruises along.

Ron again, side view

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hb_warren1.JPG (7849 bytes) Warren Beauchamp (me), cranking away on my sideways catamaran.
Which way is he going? The direction I'm looking I hope... The good news was, It didn't break at all this year. The bad news was, I didn't go any faster than last year... hb_warren3.JPG (6995 bytes)
hb_warren5.JPG (5117 bytes) Here I am on the slalom course.

Here's Jake Free trying out Ron's boat

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hb_jake3.JPG (7492 bytes) Jake Free again

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