I spent a little time this afternoon at the Thunder On The Creek at the Alum Creek Reservoir in Lewis Center. The hydroplane boats were fun to watch although they were hard to see. They’re so flat that the water spray concealed the actual boat. They were noisy as expected. The Murph went along and with the bang of the starter gun and the noise of the engine, he was shaking in Chicken Little mode.
The boats were grouped according to hp with the smallest ones getting a head start. Thereafter, the segments started every 10 seconds. The fastest boat – a yellow one – was the last. You’ll be able to see it, since it was a larger boat than the first ones to take off.