Thumbnail of Such Crust III (3689 bytes)Such Crust III (II) G-22 [1953]

"One of the largest unlimiteds is Such Crust III, measuring 34 feet in length and 14 feet in width. She weighs 10,000 pounds. Designed by owner Jack Schafer and Les Staudacher, she was built in 1953 by Staudacher. The giant of the hydroplanes is powered by two Allison engines (113 and 111 models) in tandem with a gearbox between them. Her colors are white and royal blue and she races out of the Detroit Yacht Club. In 1954 Such Crust III won the Maple Leaf Trophy and Canada's top award, the Imperial Gold Cup. In 1955 she won the International Trophy, Lake St. Clair, Mich., and in 1956 and 1957 won the Detroit Memorial Race. The new Such Crust III, U-70, is blue, red and white."

(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney [1959])

[Material for the following incarnations of this boat will be added as time allows.]

Pace-A-Long G-22 [1954]

This boat wore this name and number for only one race, the 1954 Silver Cup at Detroit. She did not qualify.

Such Crust III (II) G-22 [1955-57]

Such Crust III U-70 [1958-60]


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