Modified Hydroplane (Mod H) Engines:
Competing boats shall be powered by one internal combustion motor of the four cycle type with the following restrictions.
Fuel to be gasoline, (petroleum distillates) methanol, or ethanol based.
Nitromethane blended fuels are not permitted.
Naturally aspirated engines are limited to a maximum capacity of 3600cc .
Supercharged/Turbocharged engines are limited to a maximum capacity of 2000cc.
Hulls: Boats fitted with engines over 3000cc or 2000cc supercharged/turbocharged are to be a minimum of 5.5m (18ft) and must be fitted with a reinforced cockpit.
Length is to be measured from the bow or sponson tip to the aftermost edge of the bottom surface. Rudders or propellers are not included in hull length.
The club was formed over 25 years ago due to mainly because of the concern of a group of drivers racing in the old B and E Classes. They were rather concerned about the direction the sport was going and the likely affect it was going to have on their type of boats. The three members whom formatted the club namely Peter McLeod, Nigel Zander and Peter Dudson polled all boats racing in these classes and came up with a format and name for the new class as opposed to that being proposed by the NZPBA at that time. The members at their first AGM set out the aims of the club and of which they are still used today. The club has it's AGM and prizegiving if possible in the last weekend of August.
- To raise the profile and promote inboard hydroplane racing up to 3.6 litre.
- To encourage sportsmanship and fellowship among members.
- To promote full fields of pure class racing wherever possible.
- To promote the "Top Gun Series" including the up to 2000cc class.( Now it's own NZPBA approved class see H2000 )
- To give owners and drivers a strong voice at national level.
- To encourage the building of new modern race boats and grow the membership.
Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club Contacts
Kilo Speed Records
|National Record||Steve Mathieson||Midnight||138.189mph (222.393kph)|
|Northern Zone||Kevin Ireland||Challenger||136.232mph (219.24kph)|
|Central Zone||Steve Mathieson||Midnight||138.189mph (222.393kph)|
|Southern Zone||Allan Wells||Endorphin Rush||116.62mph (187.641kph)|
New Zealand Modified Hydroplane Champions
|2017||Daniel Hall||Foreno Tapware|
|2016||Daniel Hall||Foreno Tapware|
|2015||Cliff Jordan||Summer Wine|
|2010||Tracy Gapper||Tempo Too|
|2008||Nigel Zander||Helter Skelter|
|2006||Alan Lewis||Little Cracker|
|2005||Alan Lewis||Little Cracker|
|2004||Alan Lewis||Little Cracker|
|2001||Alan Lewis||Little Cracker|
|1995||Nigel Zander||Helter Skelter|