PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Unlimited Light Hydroplanes, Vintage Hydros hit the water for Spring Training 2009 - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Unlimited Light Hydroplanes, Vintage Hydros hit the water for Spring Training 2009

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Cold, wind, and even a bit of snow!  What would Spring Training for boat racers be without bad weather, which - of course - cleared up after testing finished up for the day.

About a dozen boats, ranging from Unlimited Lights, Lighter than Lights, and Vintage hydroplanes got out on the water at Seattle's Lake Washington for an early season tune-up.  It was a chance for drivers and crews to check out their boats and get some seat time before the racing season begins.

Miss Thriftway and Miss Bardahl were on site.  Wil Muncy, Vince Xaudaro, Joe Souza, Brian Perkins and Kayleigh Perkins got out on the water during the test sessions.

Thanks to Steve Montgomery for the photos in the slide show above... and Mark Allen for the great side-by-side of the Vintage Hydroplanes below.

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