|Jerry Gale's Roostertail U-44 above giving Jim Range driver of
My Gypsy pictured in the background a run forthis money.
| Above are pictured the six Unlimited Hydroplanes that Jerry drove.
Gale V, The Roostertail, Gale's Roostertail (1) Gale's Roostertail (2) Miss Smirnoff ( Qualifying atempt and Miss Renault elf,
( a thank you winning drive) the last piston powered unlimited hydroplane to win the UIM World Championship.
There are a few things that still make me mad today. My
boat, the Gale's Roostertail, was perfect for the 66 Gold
Cup. It had more power than it could handle. When we
qualified Miss Smirnoff driven by Chuck Thompson its
sister boat was second. Bill Muncey was on the top of the
I had a good time but never put my foot in it. Nothing but
and use some of the hoarse power that I never did would
have got me up to near the top.
But brother Lee said no. Well was it because he did not
believe in me or something else. I will never know. But
one thing for sure is the engine in the Gale's Roostertail
was so good they took it out of my boat and put it in the
Miss Smirnoff. Then one more was gone.
|The Gale's Roostertail was the first pickle fork unlimited; Jerry loved how the
boat would fly like a bird. Pictured Madison IN 1968