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The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum worked with a Hollywood production company to film a commercial for T-Mobile using Ken Muscatel's beautifully restored 1973 Pay 'N Pak hydroplane.
The boat along with four museum volunteers traveled to Los Angeles on March 5th and 6th. The theme of the Commercial is that "Speed shouldn't be contained" so they put the Pak into the pool, and with the magic of Hollywood, made it look like the boat was running!
To get the boat into the pool it took a 200 ton crane to be lift the 7,000 boat over the hotel, and some palm trees, the crane operator estimates that the boat was over 100 feet in the air.
To make the roostertail, they hooked up 4 100 PSI hoses each pumping 3,000 gallons per minute.
Here is a copy of the finished commercial