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Allison engines. What's the differance?

I have an original copy of: Unlimited Hydro Plane News, August 1, 1957. On the back it lists the statistics on the boats that raced. When t…

Started by Steve Wilkie

5 Apr 1
Reply by Parker Jones

Trot Along

Can anyone post a photograph of the 1954 Trot Along, which a year before was Such Crust V>

Started by Gregory W Calkins

3 Dec 31
Reply by Gregory W Calkins

Sunny Jim

What year did the U-22 Sunny Jim have the notch tail, and what year did it have the straight tail with the peanut symbol on the tail?

Started by Gregory W Calkins

0 Oct 9, 2013

Ray Crawford Biography in the Works

For all who remember Ray Crawford and his hydroplane "Zephyr Fury" (U-44), you might be interested in my page that pays tribute to Ray's li…

Started by Andrew Layton

0 Jul 11, 2013

The Gold Cup Room at the Whittier Hotel in Detroit, MI

Back in the 1950's, my Grandpa was a security guard at the Whittier Hotel.  According to his stories, all the hydroplane racers used to go…

Started by Peggy Kwiatkowski

5 Sep 17, 2012
Reply by Jack Schafer

The need for a museum here in Britain

Since the closure of the Basildon Motor Boat Museum, which was the only museum dedicated to powerboat racing here in the UK, I've been mull…

Started by Roy Cooper

0 Sep 7, 2012

Help w/ ID of boat

I have 2 pics. from my grandfather's Miss Wahoo album.  I am hoping someone can help me identify the boat.  Thanks.

Started by Christine Hommeland Davis

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Phil Lampman

Aluminum First

Any information on this boat and its history?  Clip attached from Yachting ® magazine, March 1950....

Started by James Ferris

4 Jun 10, 2012
Reply by Dale Fugier

Help me reconstruct some personal history...

In 1960 or thereabouts, I picked up a small hydroplane on a lake that limited motors to 6 hp. Even so, it ripped...at least until my jealou…

Started by Daniel C. Church

2 Dec 19, 2010
Reply by Daniel C. Church

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