Miss Bardahl

Here is my model of the 1957 Miss Bardahl. It is an Electric Thunder hull kit made of ABS plastic. It uses a standard 05 motor, an RC-Hydros.com speed control and Hitec Lynx 3D Spectrum radio.

U-4 Miss Bardahl (1) [1957]

"The first Miss Bardahl -- now Miss Burien -- ran in her beginning season, 1956, as Tempest. Built in the basement of designer-owner Norm Christiansen of Seattle, the boat measures 27 feet 4 inches, has a 11-foot-10-inch beam and weighs 4,600 pounds. She is powered by an Allison 113 engine. Her colors were mahogany and green with black and white trim. She was sponsored during 1957 by Bardahl Oil Manufacturing Co., and in 1958 was turned over to her crew and renamed Miss Burien.

(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney [1959])

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