$$Roostertails Classifieds$$

Roostertails classified section. This is of no cost to you and anything involving boat racing can be sold, traded or bartered. Ads will run until sold. Again this is a FREE service so send me all your stuff you want to sell or list something you need!!

2.5 Mod A-36

Turn Key, with one prop, one air bottle, lay flat trailer with two tool boxes mounted on it and lots of spare parts.

Alcohol Injected Ford by Block and Head Machine. Her name is “Matilda” and she is an animal.

New Esslinger performance header.

Just finished 2nd at the 2012 Western Divisionals

Contact: Shawn “Big Dog” Warren for information

Email: bigdog@teamtoothpickracing.com


For sale CE-21

Former E-99 The rock. Staudacher. Very competitive. Come with engine trailer and hardware. Just sit down and race. Engine only have 2 week-end. For info hydros21@bell.net or facebook.com/hydros21.

Alain Verreault
CE-21Racing Team

9000.00     change single Axle trailer to 2 axle trailer new rims tires new hitch new bumper lights, new wiring,  engine cowling has been work on over winter getting  lighten as much as we can (u will need to install your own tie downs)  boat has new cockpit glass been cut out new screw nuts rubber bushing  (u need to install) new gauges all new plumbing (u need to install)
reason for sale don't have time I have decided to devote as much time as I can to my dirt track cars and my other two boats
I also have three props for this boat not included in the nine grand price  new four blade and  (2)  3 blades  also have complete air system plus helmet not in price either
please understand I am very busy so  if  I don't answer your phone call please e mail me and I Will get back to you
boat is located in NC but I go from NC to Detroit about every 2 weeks  I can tow any where in between for free , thanks mike


For Sale: Caruthers Hydroplane

Wood/fiberglass hull w/ all hardware

Significant updates 2007 by Doug Simpson

Has been run as 1.5Ltr Stock, 1Ltr Mod & 2.5Ltr Stock

Bert Henderson installed Auld capsule in 2005

1.5Ltr Toyota w/ low race count since rebuild in May 2011

Prop,3 Intake Manifolds and Lifting Straps

21ft tilt trailer w/ spare tire

Previous Owners: Janet Hoosick & Doug Simpson

Located in Syracuse, New York

Turnkey Package$7,500

Contact Jim @ 914.329.6734 or jimbensonhydro@gmail.com

For Sale
 5 litre 4 Blade Propeller worked by Paul Pigeon.
The prop is a 11 1/2 x 20 prop with 20 degree Rake
Asking $800.00 for the prop and box.
For more information email Bob.abbott@sympatico.ca
or call 450-699-0584

Two Time National High Point Champion

Two Time North American Champion

Summer National Champion

5 Litre Hydroplane. Boat, Trailer, Props and Hardware.


Call Donnie at 410-310-5188

5 Litre Hydroplane with trailer and hardware, 1996 Jones SF3 capsule. Great and safe starter boat. Just put a motor in, push the button and race.     7000$
Contact Bert at 514-946-7950

For Sale

National modified hydroplane...20' Vance Whiteman hull, 368ci Chevy, tandem tilt trailer with storage boxes. electric brakes 1 shaft,1 prop 12.5x21 turn key. make offer...also 2 air bottles and SRP face mask possibly, whole rig is in great shape. call 607-543-0622 or e-mail alljackedup3220@yahoo.com

12,500 everything turn key

For Sale

2.5L Mod the original 1976 Staudacher Every Penny A4. Very good condition never wrecked or flipped. New decks, seat belts, and does not leak. Two Mercury propellers.

Engine is a fresh 4cylinder Arias aluminum block with a new Dart head. Stainless steel headers, fuel injection, dry sump. The very best parts

This boat can be raced as a vintage 225 or 2.5L mod turnkey. I have the original cowlings. A Buick 225 engine is available

This is a fast and safe and fast boat.

$20,000 race ready or best offer

Chris Oliver 410- 591-0308 cell 410-643-1545 home

FOR SALE!!!! e-37

Competitive Staudacker All Wood 5 liter Hull....  This is a must see.  Very beautiful and would make a great vintage even though it is still quite competitive as is.  This package will include the following:   boat-trailer-rear tool box with cover-oil pan-motor mounts.
If interested, contact me at voltage@bnin.net or call 5744753744


For Sale 17ft 6inch long 54 inch tunnel fast Gibbs hydro formerly raced by the Kennedy family and then the A-55. I think it would make a good beginning 2.5 stock. Hull gone through and the oppses fixed. Hull ready for your paint scheme. Dual Axle tilt trailer, completely gone over new wood and carpet, trailer lights up like a Christmas tree all new wiring and lights Good tires. Reason for selling is I have 2 other hydros so priced to sell quick. Hull, 1 prop and Trailer $4700.00 Hull, trailer and fresh 2.5 mod 2300 built by Rich Willim $6200.00.
 HAVE SOME 2000 BLOCKS, HEADS, RODS THAT I WILL THROW IN THE DEAL Contact Mike Cashin at lastlap@hotmail.com phone 734-778-1879. Thanks for looking 


The Tijuana Taxi is the last 280 class hydroplane ever built by Rich Hallet.  It is a Regional and High Point Champion, and was beautifully restored by Scott Liddycoat in 2008.  It comes with the restored original trailer with tool box and storage box, two shafts, three props, two complete 273 Chrysler engines as well as many extras and all historical materials.  The price is $30,000 firm, and delivery can be negotiated.  The boat is currently located in Baton Rouge, LA.

  Home phone: (225) 751-1065

 cell phone: (225) 953-0089,

email address:  jablonsky70@live.com

Composite 5 Litre/H-350 Hull for sale. E-18 Former "Centsless" hull with major updates and redesigning. Extremely fast and suitable for either 5 litre or H-350. 2 props, 2 skidfins, 2 wings, 2 cowlings...Many spare parts. All hardware top quality. I'm stepping up, so everything I own associated with the class is included in the price with the composite hull and trailer bunks. Without engine or trailer $12,000US. I Will happily put the boat in primer for you for that price. I won 30 finals with this boat.
Contact Mike Melina - Ph. (732) 995-4216 or email mikemelina@hotmail.com


For Sale:  T-53 Fast Times II.  Great starter boat; boat, hardware and trailer $4000.00 OBO.  If interested please call Frank at 609-271-9853.

For Sale – Miss Windy-H909, 7-Litre Hydroplane   1966 - 23’ Jon Staudacher, 7-Litre Hydroplane, Fully Restored, New Power, Ready for Vintage -          Built for Vintage Racing – Reliability and Safety – Fantastic Performance and HandlingOliver, Jessel, LA Crank, Comp Cams, Dyer, Vertex, Master Lube, JE / Akerly / Childs-          Professional Built - Dart Big M Block / Heads, Dyer Blower - 5% under, 1100hp on Pump Gas   Casale  1.52%  Z-Box – Rebuilt by Casale

-          New Decks and interior restoration by Gary Pugh Boat Works

-          Water Pump, Alternator, Bilge Pumps (3X), Master-Lube, Complete New Electrical-          Excellent new Tilt Trailer – Hustler Trailers, TN-          Delivery considered – Call / email for details

Asking:  $69,900   - Turnkey- w/History - Story Board Jerry Winston

Roger Hinsdale   hinsdale@bellsouth.net   423-452-0428

Spring City, Eastern TN

The boat is my father's and it is in excellent condition. It was built in 1969 and raced until 1982. It has been garage kept since 1982. The boat has a trailer, an extra motor as well as other racing gear. This link will take you to a photo of the boat on the website:

Here are some details about the boat:
1. It was built in Richmond, VA by Will Farmer
2. The hull stringers were reinforced with aluminum angles on the stress area of the hull.
3. The steering wheel is chain driven.
4. The inside of the sponsons were reconfigured to navigate turns (Lauderback Style) and they were extend two inches longer.
5. It has an adjustable cavitation plate on the stern.
6. The overall length of the boat is seventeen feet and in excellent condition.
7. The strong modified engine is ready to race.
8. It received medals and won trophies for numerous races.

Serious inquiries only, $24,900.00 Or Best Offer
(Please copy and paste one of the links below to review some photos of the boat)

Please contact the owner (Pete Miller) at 610-539-0838, rather than emailing his son at

Thank you,

Don (Pete's son)