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1955 Miss Thriftway

Information on the Vashon Unlimiteds, LLC 1955 MISS THRIFTWAY

Website: http://www.missthriftway.com
Location: Vashon, Washington
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Sep 6

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Comment by Tim Sandover on September 6, 2021 at 9:25pm

Miss Thriftway Too

Thank you for the add, I live in West Australia, so do not have a lot of knowledge of these boats, my main reason for joining is to find detailed information about “Miss Thriftway Too”   I have made enquiring to Roger Crompton, Jim Clark & National Boat Racing Heritage Centre, so far without a lot of without success & hope you can help me with my quest for photos/ information                                                                                                                                                                                      Some years ago on my old computer I had the replica build of Miss Thriftway ( this hydro I think)                                                                       I’m about to build a Roger Newton plans (DOUBLE SIZED), as I have already done this to “Miss Smirnoff” some years ago that built into a 60+inch fiberglass mold, worked out quite well.                                                                                                                                                               I am after details of below, photos /information

  1. cockpit/dash/seating area
  2. the under front middle sponson dimensions etc, (reason for this, I believe the same design is on 1955 Thriftway as well)
  3. Engine cowling intakes
  4. Engine cowling top fin rear winglet

Thank you in advance for your time & interest in my project.

Comment by Denise Gersky on December 30, 2020 at 5:38pm
My Grandfather Was Roy Duby! Sincerely, Denise Gersky
Comment by Martinn Mandles on March 3, 2015 at 10:08am

I was 15 years old -- and building a "Mini-Max" hydro -- in 1955. Miss Thriftway played a big role in my love affair with hydroplanes.

 

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