Imagine the possibilities if H1 Unlimited dumped the Vietnam era turbines and moved to a blown big block motor.

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Photo: Mark Evans

The photo above, Mark and Mitch Evans are currently in the process of converting a turbine powered H1 Unlimited hull into an automotive powered hull with hopes of racing it on the H1 tour. No dates or deadlines have currently been established for a debut. Work is currenlty in progress and judging by the photos we might see this hull on the water sooner rather than later.

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Close your eyes for a minute and just imagine the roar of thunder and the ground shaking beneath your feet as 8 to 10 H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes come down the straight all running big block blown engines.

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As teams struggled during the last few seasons to produce 6 boats per event has the time come to officially declare the turbine dead and move on to a more affordable platform that has the potential to resuscitate a series on the brink of life support. Will sticking with the turbine engine ensure that the series will be able to sustain itself. Given the recent track record, we seriously think the time has come to sunset the turbines and usher in a new era of thunder.

Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section as to what direction you think the series should go in.

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Remember this project back in 2015

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