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10 of 15 Hydros Qualify for Seafair Today

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SEATTLE, Wash - Ten of the fifteen boats at this year's Seafair have qualified for the races tomorrow.  The boats that have not yet touched the water are the U-1 Formula Boats.com, U-3 Hoss Mortgage Investors, U-17 Red Dot and the U-100 Mirage Boats.  The U-3 driven by Jimmy King continues to have engine troubles while J. Michael Kelly in the U-13 was suffering some computer problems this morning that kept them out of the early session.  The driver of the U-1, Jimmy Shane, says his team was installing a new gear box this morning. 

The course has been a little rough this morning for a few of the rookie drivers.  Dave Bryant said his first experience was a "nightmare" because he had to rely solely on his radio guys because the fog was so thick. 

Here's a list of the boats and their qualifying times from this morning:

Boat Driver Speed
U-16 Ellstrom Elam Plus Dave Villwock 156.501
U-5 Formulaboats.com Jeff Bernard 151.905
U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto Steve David 151.681
U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing Jean Theoret 149.971
U-10 Hoss Mortgage Investors David Bryant 148.807
U-25 Miss Procraft Windows Ken Muscatel 145.451
U-13 Miss Car Pros J. Michael Kelly  138.448 
U-9 Miss Tri Arc Electric Supply Chris Bertram 136.038
U-21 The Plumbing Joint  Brian Perkins  133.486 
U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving David Williams 132.577