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ME-53



Peter Philips summered on China Lake, Maine as a child. His cousins Sherman and Ray Kelsey owned this Jacoby Class step hydroplane (9' x 46"), which Peter has recently rebuilt. Named ME-53, she was relaunched in June 2004 after 6 years of restoration work. He replaced the carlins, decking, sides, aft keel, and one knee as well as sistering six frames. He writes "This is a rare boat that was thought to be cottage raced before and immediately after WW2. Step hydroplanes were obsolete by the end of the war and few survive. ME-53 has provided untold enjoyment to several generations of eager kids; I was once one of them." Contact Peter as pkphilips@comcast.net.



DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
9′ 
0″
Beam (feet):
3′ 
10″
Type/Rig/Power:
"Jacoby Class"Hydroplane
Home Port:
China Lake, China, ME
Designer Name:
unknown
Builder Name:
Peter K. Philips
Launching Date:
June 08, 2004
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