1969 Hydro Cycle BarracudaChrysler

1969 Hydro Cycle Barracuda

Oooooo, barracuda! Hat tip to Heart for the lead in on this one. The Hydro Cycle Barracuda was the forefather of the Bombardier PWC. Only instead of a jet drive safely pushing water out the rear, this one ran a 35hp Chrysler outboard motor with a prop waiting to chew your leg off when you tumble in the drink flipping wake turns. The seller states he found this one in unused condition in a barn in 1979. The only thing I ever find in barns is cow shit. This Hydro Cycle looks clean as a prop-severed arm, so I’d be willing to risk a limb on it. Find the Hydro Cycle Barracuda on Craig’s List for $5,000 buy it now in Palm Harbor, Florida.

1969 Hydro Cycle Barracuda
The Hydro Cycle was sitting in a barn, unused, for nearly a decade when the current owner took her into the daylight and rode it like a water pony.
1969 Hydro Cycle BarracudaChrysler
The 35hp Chrysler was still shrink-wrapped when the seller found the boat. I’d have left it that way, cuz, well, it’s kinda fugly. I’d drop a vintage Merc on it.

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