Boats Volume 17

Boats Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...ahead of Daimler II. Criticism was made of the speed of Dixie, as she had never before attained the 30-mile an-hour mark, but the record stood and by winning the event the trophy was brought to the United States. In this race Dixie was piloted by Capt. Pearce and engineer Rappuhn, who were in later years to 'become America's most famous racing crew. The races held in 1908 were probably the most spectacular and thrilling of any of the contests held for the Harmsworth Trophy. Great interest was shown at an early date in the defending boats, and the elimination trials brought forth a Dixie II, U. S. A. and Commodore Hoadley's famous little Den. In the meantime two British boats had arrived at Huntington, L. I., for their trials. Daimler II, repowered with three 175-hp. motors, and the Duke of Westminster's Wolseley-Siddeley, carrying a total of 400 hp., composed the team. From the very start of the race Dixie took the lead, with the big Wolseley a close second but losing ground. The second lap showed the English boat gradually decreasing Di."cie's lead, with U. S. A. and Den still in the race but falling back steadily. Daimler II had been forced out with a disabled motor. On the last lap an accident happened to D-ixie, and had it not been for the heroic action of Capt. Pearce would have enabled the British boat to overtake the leader and win (Continued on page 32) That the motor boat may lie safely in port, permanent moorings should be provided. This article tells something about several different kinds of moorings. style of the mooring to be used. But in addition to the above factors, the depth of water and the kind of bottom _ are items that enter largely into the question of securing the right kind of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,066g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961021
  • 9781236961020