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Motor Boating For All A Practical Handbook On The Construction, Equipment, And Navigation Of Motor Boats And Small Cruisers, With A Section On The Conversion Of A 30 Foot Cutter

A.H. Lindley-Jones

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ISBN : 9781408629420
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MOTOR BOATING FOR ALL A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK ON THE CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, AND NAVIGATION OF MOTOR BOATS AND SMALL CRUISERS, WITH A SECTION ON THE CONVERSION OF A 30-FOOT CUTTER -- PREFACE . -- 7 P A R T I BOATS, MOTORS, AND CRUISING HINTS I.MoreMOTOR BOATING FOR ALL A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK ON THE CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, AND NAVIGATION OF MOTOR BOATS AND SMALL CRUISERS, WITH A SECTION ON THE CONVERSION OF A 30-FOOT CUTTER -- PREFACE . -- 7 P A R T I BOATS, MOTORS, AND CRUISING HINTS I. CONSTRUCTION OF THE HULL . 9 11. ENGINES, TRANSMISSION GEAR, PROPELLERS, AND STERN GEAR . . 19 III. DINGHIES AND OUTBOARD MOTORS . 41 IV. PURCHASING THE BOAT . . 50 V. SELECTING AND LAYING MOORINGS . . 59 VI. THE FIRST VOYAGE, . 72 VII. HINTS ON NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP . . 80 VIII. INLAND WATER CRUISING . . 91 IX. ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF SAILING AND AUXILIARY SAIL FOR THE CRUISER . . 94 P A R T 11 CONVERTING A 30-FOOT CUTTER I. INSTALLATION OF THE ENGINE. CONVERTING A CAR ENGINE . . . 107 11. FIXING THE FLOORS. FITTING OUT THE COCKPIT . 122 111. LENGTHENING STEM. FITTING SAMPSON POST AND CHAIN LOCKER. LAYOUT OF CABINS . . 129 IV. ERECTING CABIN FRAMEWORK AND DECK BEAMS. PLANKING SIDES AND DECK. PAINTING . . I V. INTERIOR FITTINGS. EQUIPINENT . . 144 CONCLUSION . . 151 PREFACE -- MOTOR BOATING has come so much to the fore during the last few years, and such strides in the direction of perfection have been made by the manufacturers of both engines and equipment that it is no small wonder that this fascinating and healthy pastime is rapidly gaining in popularity. Considerable impetus has been given by the fact that the costs have been very considerably reduced, and that boats, like cars, can now be purchased on a hire-purchase basis. It is thought by some that this hobby is one reserved for those with well-lined purses and good bank balances, but this is by no means the case, and, in fact, one can obtain all the pleasures of. yachting, even with afairly large boat, at a figure which compares very favourably with the expenses incurred in running a car of even the baby class. Moorings and winter storage are far lower than garage charges, and the present congested state of the roads offers a very good reason why those in search of outdoor recreation should take the many advantages offered by our waterways, whilst the freedom of the sea, the possession of ones own little floating home in the form of a small yacht removes that irritation caused by the absurd legislation and heavy taxation which are inflicted on those who know only the highways. In this book we shall endeavour to impart to the beginner just that amount of knowledge that will allow 8 MOTOR BOATING FOR ALL him to make a start, and to avoid complicated technical matter for which he is unlikely to have much use. The information given is intended to form the basis of the readers nautical knowledge upon which he will build by experience those indistinguishable characteristics which stamp the polished yachtsman. For the loan of photographs, to assist in illustration, thanks are due to Messrs. L. E. Whitaker, B. Spiers Hallett Shipsales Ltd., and Blakes Titd. Broadland House. E. C. 1. A. 11. LINDLRY-JONFS I, ONDON CONSTRUCTION OF THE HULL 9 PART I BOATS, MOTORS, AND CRUISING HINTS -- CHAPTER I CONSTRUCTION OF THE HULL TIIE construction and design of the hull will very much depend upon the type of service to which the boat will be put. A boat intended for river use, for instance, would be of much lighter construction than a boat which had to contend with heavy weather at sea. The boats usually offered to the public and built by our leading boat builders are the result ofconsiderable research on the part of naval architects, who have been up against many difficulties...