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Old 05-29-2003, 01:38 PM
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I wish we could see the process of this boat being returned to it's former glory.
So do I.... No progress to date..other than throwing out the mustang car seats....and taking the (long shaft)motors off. The real work will start in earnest....once we find some vintage motors.

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Another shot...... of Miss Skyway.....
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This is Dave Switzer in a sister ship to our hull......(Dave is Bob's brother)
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How'd they run in the rough...you ask?
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. Taking a boat to over 100 mph at a time of 75 mph speeds is both daring, foolish, and an adventure that might end in disaster. "
More like a time of 55 MPH speeds.....for anything bigger than an outboard hydro. The Wing basically doubled the envelope in 1960.
By 1964 or so.....other hulls were beginning to come close.....but you have to admire the guy for braving the unknown...at truly fatal speeds.
The only actual fatality I know of in a wing design occurred in copies made by DeSilva boats in California...... for OMC. I think two disintegrated..... at least one at Havasu.

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Here's another one at Havasu......We didn't always race in the best environments........ But we always raced.
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