TipBack - S-50

A 2.5 Litre Hydroplane

Owner/Driver: Bill Mehan

Date: mid-60's

Length: 14ft  width 7.6ft

Builder: Will Farmer, Richmond Va.

Model: 145, s-class, 2.5L Hydro

Engine: Ford Falcon, 1960, 6cyl, 90HP

Restored: 1995 Mueller Boat Works

Engine: Bryan Milazzo

Owner/Driver: Bill Mehan

Awards: 1st Place 1997 Class E Lake Winnipesaukee Antique & Classic Boat Show

This is one of my favorite shots - Bill John

On June 5, 2004 Bill Mehan and Bryan Milazzo transported TipBack to the Vintage Race Boat Shop, to join our Saturday Morning Gathering and to run TipBack on Back Bay - for some carburetion testing.







All went well, except for one minor hose clamp repair, and the new carburetor allowed the motor to spin up to the desired 4,500 RPM's. Yup, it was a good day !!!

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