Dun's International Review Volume 39

Dun's International Review Volume 39

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to cruise in such a boat in the open ocean. So popular has the type become that one concern at least, builds standardized motor houseboats of from 40 to 75 feet in length. Whether it is due to the cost of gasoline or to a reversion to slower and more comfortable cruising boats or merely to the fascination of sailing, many yachtsmen are turning to the auxiliary type of cruiser--the cutter, ketch, yawl or schooner with auxiliary motive power. It may be that the writer's double crossing of the Atlantic in the 45 foot auxiliary ketch "Typhoon" in 1920 and the cruise from New York to Cowes by Mr. John B. Kelley in the 52 foot auxiliary schooner, "Diablesse" in 1921, and several other rather spectacular deep sea cruises, have helped to revive an interest in such boats, but the fact remains that there is more interest in the type than has been displayed since the advent of the marine motor. Even the small open motor boat has undergone considerable development recently--the type of boat hitherto propelled by oars and used as a tender to a larger boat or for general utility in connection with a summer cottage or camp. The outboard motor for a number of years has greatly increased the possibilities of the row boat, but recently there has been a tendency toward incorporating the motor in the boat itself, without materially encroaching on the passenger space. One little boat called the "Moto-Row" has a small twocycle motor tucked away in the stern, occupying no valuable space and so completely enclosed that at first glance it would not be evident that there was any such thing as a motor in the boat. Another type, which was developed in Canada and has attained great popularity on the Canadian lakes, is the Disappearing...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953126
  • 9781236953124