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We've done our best to include at least one picture of every boat that attended, but if we missed one or you have a better shot you'd like posted, drop us a line!

 

Boats are arranged alphabetically by name.

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SeaCycle Solo by Meyers Boat Co., Adrian, MI

Mike Burciago of Meyers Boat Co. pushes it in the 100m Sprints.  The SeaCycle is also available in two and three-seater models, and with a bimini top.

 

SeaCycle Solo by Meyers Boat Co., Adrian, MI

This close-up of the drivetrain shows that it's self-contained and easily removable from the boat.  It also kicks up while underway to clear weeds or obstructions.

ShuttleBike Kit by SBK Engineering, Italy

Nancy Sanford of St. Petersburg, FL shares the Demo Area with Steve and Dan on the SeaCycle and WaterBike respectively.

The ShuttleBike Kit is For Sale.

Soleau by Velosea, Barrie, ON, Canada

David Duffield of Northville, MI is officially a converted water-cyclist (you can tell by the HPB-smile).

This boat is For Sale.

Soleau by Velosea, Barrie, ON, Canada

These two boats are taking a much needed rest between demo-rides.

These boats are For Sale.

Sprite by Nauticraft, Muskegon, MI

Tom Parker of Nauticraft showed off the brand new Sprite, which was completed just in time for the HydroFest and should be available for retail sale now.  This boat is a close cousin of the Escapade.

SurfBike by SurfBike, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, represented by Waterworks of Oscoda, MI

Kevin Mallack of Oscoda, MI was the youngest racer by far (at only 10yrs of age), and placed 6th overall!  He and his brother can make the SurfBikes do amazing turns and sprints.

Torpedo V1.0 by Ron Drynan, Hartland, MI

Ross Margerison of Windsor, ON and David Duffield of Northville, MI were kind enough to demonstrate this not-yet seaworthy attempt at building a submerged-buoyancy boat.

Torpedo V1.0 by Ron Drynan, Hartland, MI

It's clear that the submerged torpedo pontoon isn't.  I've still got work to do trimming down the foam, and the rotating outrigger floats need lots more work.  That's what happens when you host a race and try building a boat at the same time.

Transducer 5 by Bill Murphy, Carpentersville, IL

Bill built this boat in 1997, and it's been a great performer ever since.

Transducer 5 by Bill Murphy, Carpentersville, IL

Here's Bill running the 100m Sprints.

WaterBike by Meyers Boat Co., Adrian, MI

This close-up shows the arm and foot powered configuration.  Note how the backrest is used to steer the hinged hulls - no rudder!

WaterBike by Meyers Boat Co., Adrian, MI

Here's Dan Butchko, one of the principals at Meyers Boat Co. using  his arms and legs in the 100m Sprints.

WaterSkipper by Prophish, W. Bountiful, UT

Here's a demo-rider (name unknown) taking the WaterSkipper inflatable  propeller driven catamaran for a spin around the Demo Area.  There's no rudder on this boat either - the prop shaft swivels to handle turning.

WaveBike by NCF, Roanoke, VA

Dan Plankenhorn of Milwaukee, WI takes a break between Sprints.  The blue outrigger floats retract once the boat is underway.

WaveBike by NCF, Roanoke, VA

Here's Dan pushing hard in the 100m Sprints.  He won the 2K Criterium and Slalom races, and was the overall HydroFest Winner for 2000.

WaveWalker by Hydro-Cycles, Solano Beach, CA

Here's Harry Howard of Springfield, MO, one of the principals in Hydro-Cycles.  A demo model of this boat is For Sale.

WaveWalker by Hydro-Cycles, Solano Beach, CA

John Howard of Encinitas, CA raced this boat for the Slalom and 2K Criterium.  A demo model of this boat is For Sale.

 

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