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1973 Pay 'N Pak

The "Winged Wonder" Pay 'N Pak ranks among the all-time great unlimited hydroplanes with 22 race victories. It stands with designer Ron Jones, Sr.'s other big winner, the 1980 Rolls-Royce Griffon-powered Miss Budweiser, which likewise captured 22 first-place trophies.

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Comment by Bob Calhoun on June 1, 2020 at 1:49pm

I'm about to start building the Craftmasters 1/25 Pay' N Pak. Beautiful model! Question: the instructions call for an orange engine block. In recent pics it appears to be black. Has anyone seen the restored boat close up? Also, I haven't found any good, clear pics of the engine, both for color and hose/wire layouts. Appreciate any thoughts.

Comment by Gary Davis on January 19, 2020 at 11:13am

That sure looks Good! Is that a 1/25 scale kit from Craftmasters? Great job on a GREAT Boat.

Comment by bill alberts on January 19, 2020 at 8:16am

a new 18 inch model just completed.

Comment by bill alberts on January 19, 2020 at 8:14am

Comment by James D Ballenski on May 30, 2015 at 4:45pm


Since I am in CO and can't make the Crew Lecture tonight I will spend the evening enjoying the Video Vault treasures devoted to the Pay-N-Pak...

Hail The Pay-N-Pak and All Hail The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum!

Comment by James D Ballenski on May 27, 2015 at 11:06am

Though I will not be able to attend the lecture I did receive my orange Booster T-shirt in the mail yesterday and it is AWESOME!

Hail Pay-N-Pak!

Comment by James D Ballenski on May 5, 2015 at 11:01am

Now those are the kind of home movies you don't mind having to sit through...Thanks for sharing

Comment by Hydroplane Museum on March 18, 2015 at 7:36pm

Great stuff Doug! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Doug Kirk on March 18, 2015 at 4:24pm

I was at the Stan Sayers pits for the debut of the brand new 1973 Pay 'N Pak.  This home movie was taken from a 8mm movie camera (without sound).  The Pay 'N Pak footage starts at about 47 seconds .  I had the movie transferred to DVD and then uploaded to YouTube.


Comment by leonard feeback on March 7, 2015 at 1:27pm

One of my all time favorites. Can't wait to the Pak back on the water.


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