If anyone is old enough to remember or have any information on a "Mishey" Outboard Hydroplane I would like you to contact me. They were most likely a A or B Class Outboard Hydro with a canvas decking, single step accross the entire bottom with about a 6" afterplane behind the transoms.
There is a brief write-up and a small photo in Peter Hunn's book "The Golden Age of the Racing Outboard" (Devereux Books, 2000), page 170-171. George Mishey built outboard hydros and runabouts in Phoenix, Arizona, everything from Class M (Midget) to Class F, stock and alky. He also sold Quicksilver conversions for Merc outboards.
If the Arizona Navy racing club is still in operation, someone there would remember Mishey boats.
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July 10 2012, 8:55 AM
Do you have any information you have gathered about the Mishey Hydroplanes you would be willing to share? I have an old Mishey named "Country Boy" that was raced by George Walther Jr. from Dayton Ohio. As I understand it George began racing boats in 1928. The boat I have is a step bottom and has a canvas deck. The boat is unrestored and still has it original livery. The canvas on the deck is not in good shape, a portion of it is missing. This is almost all I know if the Mishey's and this boat. If you have any information you can share with me I would be greatful. Thank You, Bob Donahue
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