Sport: Flying Saucer

Headon, the thing suggested an amphibious flying saucer with rudder trouble. From the rear it looked like Old Faithful on a rampage. To the motorboat experts who got up at 6 a.m. one day last week in Seattle to see it perform, it looked like the fastest thing afloat.

The 4,200-lb. monster was a mahogany-oak-duraluminum racing hull, inappropriately named Slo-Mo-Shun IV. At the wheel was ruddy, grey-haired Stanley St. Clair Sayres, who started tinkering with outboard motorboats twelve years ago, switched to airplanes, and switched back to speedboats when his wife made him give...

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