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he Greatest Motor Boat RaceFverHeld 

Why Standardized ELCO Models 

have achieved success 
ECAUSE experts ungrudgingly admit that 

the 45 foot ELCO cruiser is the dest “one- economy of operation as well. 

man’’ cruiser ever offered, and that its accommo- 
dations are the equal of any 60 foot cruiser afloat. 

Because the public concedes that ELCO Ex-_ the investment. 

presses stand alone as the most beautiful type of 
high-speed launch. 

ELCO Standardized Models 

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models distinctive in beauty and seaworthiness—and in 

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starting and control all combine to make ELCO 27 minutes from Liberty and 23rd Street Ferries. C.R.R. of N.J. 

to West 8th Street, 

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San Domingo 

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An average of 25,000 aggregate miles has been traveled annually along the coast and no acc 

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many over twice two; and how many over eight years? 
Invest in a STANDARD Engine now and begin to see your profits accumulate. 

rhe report shows a total of over 27,000 miles traveled during 1913. The 4th Annual Report says: 

ident has befallen a passenger.” 

Another STANDARD powered boat has been added this year to the Dominican fleet. 




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Back of the STANDARD guarantee is the 
Standard Motor Construction Company 

178 Whiton St., Jersey City, N. J. 

How many are working over two years; 

65 H. P. 
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“Arriving in Dominican waters in December, 1906, they have been practically in continuous service since January 
11, 1907, during which time, they have not only performed remarkable service, in the Receivership work, but have 
been called upon in emergencies by the Dominican Government.” 


Trial trip of Lundin motor life boat. 

September, 1914 

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Mmerica’s Grentest Motor Boat Races... «.ccccecelece A Runabout with Distinctive Lines.................+6. 22 
, : , , — Scripps III, a 15-Knot 35-Foot Cruiser................ 22 
Motor Boats on the New York Yacht Club Cruise...... sai ? 35 
: Frize Contest in Questions and Answers— 
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Cape Cod Canal from a Motor Boatman’s Point of View.. 13 — 
1 Marine Motors— 
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Summary of Gold Cup Races. ...........eeseeeseceves 33 
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September, 1914 MofoR. Vol. XIV, No. 3 

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-mile course on Lake George where she averaged 50.49 miles an hour. 

now holds the official record, both for the [a@StesSt Mie UVEL & SLE aIG st away 

made recently over the 30 

d Demon II, 

Her latest record was 

This 20-foot hydroplane, Baby Spee 

course and in competition. 

Our Greatest Motor Boat Races. 

The Series in Competition for the A. P. B. A. Gold Challenge Cup on Lake George. 

World's Records Twice Broken and Fifty Miles an Hour in Competition Finally Reached. 
By C. F, Chapman 

OR the first time since 1904 the Gold Challenge Cup has 

left the waters of upper New York State. For nine con- 

secutive years the trophy was held by various clubs at the 
Thousand Islands and last year by the Lake George Regatta 
Association, it having been won in 1913, as everyone remem- 
bers, by the consistent performances of the old reliable, Ankle 
Deep. Now it goes to the Motor Boat Club of America, a club 
virtually having no club house or anchorage, although New 
York City is generally supposed to be its home. Where next 
year’s races will be held for this most important trophy of the 
country no one dares prophesy, but it behooves this club if it 

has one breath left, to pull itself together and uphold the honor 

which has been thrust uponit. 

To Mrs. Commodore 
Blackton goes great honor 
for winning this highly 
prized trophy against the fin- 
est field of motor boats which 
have ever been together, in 
the cleanest and best con- 
ducted series of events which 
the world has ever known. 
To the manufacturers of the 
two makes of motors with 
which all the craft were pow- 
ered, is due in no small mea- 
sure the success of motor 
boat racing in this country at 
present. Rapid has been the 
development in these high- 
speed racing engines within 
one short year since the last 
race for the Gold Cup, as 
was well demonstrated by 
the outclassing of the boat 
which had everything her 
own way in 1913. The motor 
in the winning boat stood up 
like a soldier throughout the 
entire races, which totaled 
Over 100 statute-miles, but 
consumed only 125 minutes, 
27 seconds, racing time. Not 
only did the motors in the 
other winnifig boats behave 
perfectly, but those in boats 
which came in at later inter- 
vals reported no trouble of 
consequence and it was no 
dishonor to be defeated in 
the Gold Cup races of 1914. 

Watching the races from Green Island, Lake George. 


Those troubles which were reported were not the fault of the 
main power plants, but, in general, could be traced to some 
minor auxiliary such as too small a propeller shaft, a defective 
chain for driving the magneto, a poor gear, etc. 

While many pages might be written in praise of the power 

plants in the boats, and the many good features in the de- 
velopments of their designs pointed out, yet as much could 
not be said in regard to the hulls of the boats. It is true that 
those of the first several boats to finish were well near perfect, 
and taken as a whole were a considerable advancement over 
the year previous, vet in other hulls there was the same old 
tendency to slight strength, working on the assumption, prob- 
ably, that things would be 
strong enough to last until 
the finish line was reached 
and why worry after that. It 
was just this policy that 
made a big failure out of at 
least one of the boats, and 
perhaps did not give the 
power plants a real show in 
some of the other craft. It 
is too much to require that 
an eight or twelve-cylinder 
motor besides being obliged 
to propel the boat at an al- 
most mile-a-minute rate 
should have to help hold the 
hull together besides. No 
motor can do its best under 
such conditions, and the 
sooner that some designers 
realize that some of the 
faults which are attributed to 
engine design, are really up 
to them themselves on ac- 
count of turning out a poorly 
designed and weak hull, then 
the sooner will we see the 
phrase, “did not finish” elimi- 
nated from the score card. 
That “weight” is not the 
whole story in hydroplane 
design was more strongly 
emphasized than ever before. 
The first three boats to finish 
in the first race were heavy 
hulls, in fact several hundred 
pounds heavier than some of 
their defeated rivals and 
with less power, too, yet 



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America’s Greatest 



G-y official time to = boats, 
in timing. 

The juages’ stand, showing the balls used for givin 
and the wireless apparatus wom | 

they did not win on any kind of a fluke whatsoever. 

human hands to make them. Furthermore, each was 
equipped with the same make and power of motor, yet how 

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different they 
were in speed. 
Almost aw 
mile an hour 
them, when 
each was be- 

should be, might have caused this difference in speed. Again, 

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Motor Boat Races. 

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Baby Reliance V, Commodore Blackton’s latest speed boat which won the first race 
at a speed of 50.41 miles an hour. 

Ankle Deep, outclassed in speed, but not in 


the amount of original compression, 
which is not a constant quantity in dif- 
ferent motors, which caused the win- 
ning or losing of this big event. Also, 
the trueness of the propeller may. be 
responsible for it, for one does not have 
to use his imagination to a very great 
extent to appreciate the enormous 
thrusts and strains which the propeller 
blades must undergo in a case like this. 
One blade, a little too soft or a little too 
hard might change its shape or pitch 
slightly, ‘which would have a tendency 
to affect the whole working mechanism 
and perhaps throw it out of balance. 
It further shows that the whole ques- 
tion of hull design is more one of 
€xperiment and “cut and try” than any- 
thing else and the designer who con- 
tents himself with the lines of his boat 
on the drawing board and nothing more 
is doomed to go down to defeat. 
Contrary to the usual order of things, 
at motor boat races all the arrangements 
were made well in advance and the 
events were ably handled by a regatta 
committee which knew its business 
from the start. The wheels had been 
set in motion months previous, and 
when the time came for the starting 
signal on the first day everything was in 
readiness and every one connected with 
the regatta was in his place. The boats 
were ready, too, and there was no wait- 
ing an hour or more for a belated en- 
trant to show up. In fact, all the 
arrangements were of the highest order 
and the officials of the Lake George Re- 
gatta Association, especially the chair- 

e) t man of its regatta committee, Capt. Albert L. Judson, are to 
he hulls of Baby Reliance V, Baby Speed Demon II and be congratulated on the great success of the entire race meet. 
Buffalo Enquirer were as near identical as it was possible for Every one of his able assistants did the work expected of 

him from the _ be- 
That the course 

ing driven to the limit—which goes to show that it is the little was accurate there can be no doubt, for it had been surveyed 
things which count in the design of a hydroplane. A little and resurveyed by competent engineers, and numerous ranges 
difference in the depth or position of the step, the position of set up on shore so that it was possible to check the marks in 
the rudder perhaps, or a seam that was not as smooth as it the water each day before the start of the races, to see if they 
were in their proper positions. The course was elliptical in 
it might have been the condition of the motor, its stiffness or shape with three buoys, 4 mile apart at each of the turns, six 



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Buffalo Enquirer, a new 20-footer, with a 180 h.p. Sterling motor, which took second place in the series. 

nautical miles around with the start and finish line at the center 
point of a three-mile straightaway. A more ideal course could 
not be wished for and it was with a feeling of satisfaction that 
so much care had been taken with these details that the official 
speed of Baby Reliance V was figured out at the finish of the 
first day’s races and found to be 50.41 statute miles an hour, 
and later, when it was found that Baby Speed Demon II in the 
second race had bettered her rival’s time for the thirty nautical 
mile course by four seconds and thus established a new record 
of 50.49 miles an hour. Two new world’s records within 
two days by dif- 
ferent boats will 
surely go down in 
history as a real 
these above 
speeds are 
records for 

Hawk Eye, 
built to keep 
the cup on 
Lake George. 
Prose , 


Peter Pan VI, reliable, seaworthy and in trials very fast, but which met with an accident before the races. - 

America’s Greatest Motor Boat Races. , 5 

boats in competition can hardly be disputed with justice. This 
being a sanctioned event by the American Power Boat Associ- 
ation, the only real governing body in this country, whose 
racing commission had active supervision over the laying out 
of the course, the timing and other arrangements, gives official 
recognition to these figures. 

There are some persons, of course, who will immediately 
claim that this speed was bettered in England last year in 
competition for the Harmsworth trophy, but as there was, 
even at the time when these latter races were held, a doubt 
in the minds of many as to correctness of the English course 
and as no official governing body had given sanction to these 
races or supervised the arrangements, the speed made by the 
winner, Maple Leaf IV, can hardly be accepted as official. A 
little comparison with the speed which Ankle Deep made in 
this year’s Gold Cup races and that credited to her when 
abroad last fall will bring out this point very clearly. 

Ankle Deep probably never ran better than she did in 
either the first or the second day’s races at Lake George— 
every one will agree to that. She was as consistent in 
her performance as a railway train; in fact, one enthu- 
siast attempted to forecast, after timing her over the 
first two rounds on the first day, at what time she would 
finish. But he failed utterly, for this three-year-old 
boat finished four seconds before he had calculated she 
would. Deducting the 38 seconds which Ankle Deep 
was late in getting over the line on the first day, we find 
her elapsed time for each of the five rounds of six 
nautical miles each to be as follows: 8:45, 8:45, 8:45, 
8:46, 8:43, or a total of 43 minutes, 44 seconds. Again 
on the second day we find her right on the schedule time 
of 8:45, 8:45, 8:45, 8:44, 8:44, or one second faster for 

(Continued on page 47) 


Upper Insert—Motor tender of the yacht 

Schooner Sea Fox, flag ship of the New York Yacht Club flying the signal, F. A. J. K. 
Christina, landing party at Glen Cove. 

(Captains report aboard flag ship at 4:30 p. m.). 
Insert shows Ex-Commodore Arthur Curtis James getting aboard his motor tender. 

the cruise this year a large propor- 
tion of the yachts were motor pro- 
pelled. Even the steam yachts which 
not long ago relied entirely on 
ag naphtha launches for their 
tenders have now replaced 


| these with fast motor tenders. 

Butterfly, one of the outsiders 
which went along on the cruise 

also. <« 

On the annual cruise of the 
New York Yacht Club which 
has just ended at Newport, R. [., 
motor boats of many descriptions 
formed no small part. Of the 
power fleet which went along on 

—~ : 

Ervilla, a 75-footer, owned by J. J. Murdock. 

The ninety-nine-foot motor yacht Alfredine IV, owned by Ralph E. Slaven, of Blue Hill, Me., towing one of the N. Y. Y. C. fifty focters. 


t= Yacht Glu8 Graise 

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Navigator, the ninety-foot twin screw motor yacht, owned by 
Clarkson Cowl, of New York City. 

Nepahwin, a seventy-foot twin screw imotor yacht, owned by 
Edward W. Hooker, of Hartford, Conn. 

Those few strictly 
sailmg yachts which 
are left and not to 
be classed as auxil- 
laries invariably car- 
ried motor craft on 
davits and on many 
occasions needed 
their services. 

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Resolute’s motor tender, towing her into New London harbor after the finish of a day’s race on the cruise. 

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ar eam cetbecte . 

Above are 
several of the 
flag signals 
used by the 
Weather Bu- 
reau to warn 
of approaching 
storms. On the 
extreme left is 
the NW sig- 
nal—a _ white 
pennant above 
a red flag with 
black center; 

F course, if the ship’s 
O cat washes herself it 

is a sign of good weather, 
while if she sits with her tail to the 
galley fire it is a sure-enough omen of an 
approaching storm, but Uncle Sam doesn’t 
like to trust his commerce and crops to the 
actions of a purely instinctive forecaster like 
the ship’s feline, and so maintains upwards 
of 200 stations throughout the country where, 
twice a day, his observers report minutely on 
the state of the weather; while the skippers 
of some sixty coast-wise steamers make daily 
wireless reports of the conditions they have 

This cove on the Maine coast makes a good picture but a bad forced anchorage. 
Bureau reports runs much less risk of getting into trouble than the skipper who plans his cruises on the basi 
swimmer, anyway.” 


next it is the ~ 
SE signal—a 
red pennant 
below the 
square flag; to 
the right are 
the small craft 
warning dis- 
play — ared 
pennant, and 
the hurricane 
warning — two 
red flags with 
black centers. 

Various observed. From a digest of 

instruments these reports the weather 
y nom 7 or 7 man is able to make correct 
rom lett to right: diagnoses of what the 
thermograph, sun- : 

shine recorder, 
mometer, wind vane 

weather factory has in store 

ane- . d 
for us four times out of 

and pychrometer. five, and he can’t be blamed 

The meteor- 
ograph is 
sent up via 
kite to record 
weather con- 
ditions in the 
upper air. 

if a local thunderstorm slips 

by him occasionally and dampens the 

activities of the closing hours of a 
Club Regatta. 

The Government warns the farmer 

of weather changes by telegraphic 

bulletins, but it goes a step further 

The motor boatman who is guided by Weather 

s that he’s “a good 


in giving aid to all American shipping by fly- 
ing storm warning signals which all who sail 
within sight of the display stations may read. 
And there is one flag especially dedicated to 
the small motor boat which because of its 
smallness might experience difficulty in a 
breeze which would not deter an ocean liner 
from leaving port. This warning signal is a 
red pennant which, when flown alone indicates 
that moderately strong winds are expected. 
The other storm warnings although not 
primarily intended for small craft, apply to 
them still more forcibly and they should be 
memorized by every motor boatman who has 
his boat in unsheltered or only semi-protected 
waters. A square flag with a- black center 
indicates that a storm of marked violence is 
expected within 12 or 24 hours, a red ora 
white pennant displayed with the flag shows 
from what quadrant of the compass the wind 
is expected and the position of the pennant in 
relation to the flag shows from what quarter 
the wind is expected. So, a white pennant 
flown above the flag announces the coming of 
a storm from the northwest quadrant and the 
white pennant below the flag gives warning of 
a southwesterly storm. A red pennant flown 

above or below the square flag warns of an 
easterly storm from the northerly or the 
southerly quadrants respectively. By night a 

red light indicates easterly winds from either 
quadrant and a white light below the red 
forebodes westerly winds. Two red flags with 
black centers, flown one above the other in- 
dicate, in the words*of the Weather Bureau, 
“the expected approach of a tropical hurricane, 
or one of those extremely severe and danger- 
ous storms which occasionally move across the 

Lakes and northern Atlantic coast.” If you 
are so unfortunate as to see these flags flown. 
drop over both anchors—or three, if you have 

them—and prepare for a novel experience 

The “triple 
which records 
in black and 

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Weather and the Motor Boatman. 9 

As a still fur- 
ther aid to those 
vessels which are 
equipped with 
wireless, the 
Weather Sureau 
has recently come 
to an agree- 
ment with 
the U. S. 
Naval Radio 
where b y 
w e ather 

Three types of 
rain gauges 
used by the 
the one in the 
foreground be- 
\ ing of the tip- 
Ping bucket 

are sent out to traffic on the Great Lakes. The The Weather Bureau also sends out daily 
messages are divided into two parts, the first reports in the form of charts showing the 
consisting of code letters describing the actual state of the weather at the various 
weather conditions observed at various points bserving stations throughout the country, 
on.the Great Lakes at 8 A. M., and 

cast of weather conditions which will 
probably be met with on the Lakes. 

and these may be obtained on request 
to the Bureau by any private party who 
will guarantee to 
post the charts in a 

1e second consisting of a special fore- 

This wireless service supple- 
ments that of a similar na- 
ture instituted on the North 
Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf 
Coast last year. 

prominent place 
where they may be 
seen by the people of 
his community. Before dis- 
tributing these maps the Fore- 
cast Official sums up the wind, 
rain and temperature conditions 
of the whole country and then 

white the messages trans- 
mitted to it by the var- 
ious instruments 

what his judgment tells him will 
be the local conditions for 
the next 24 hours. With 
the wealth of meteorological 
information these charts 
contain, they are well worth 
the study of every motor 

The instruments used by 
the Bureau in its important 
(Continued on page 50) 

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A cruise started in the face of storm warnings sometimes winds up in a smother of foam and splintered planking.—The Weather Bureau 
measures the state of the sea by Beaufort’s scale, using — oe ° a to 9 (tremendous). The sea as shown here is about at 
5 (rather rough). 

The anemometer, used to re- 
cord wind forces or velocities. 

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side, with a passage leading to a lobby, 9 feet 
in length and extending the full width of the 

deck house. Aft of this is a shelter hood 6 
feet deep, with leather upholstered 
sofa, etc. 

Below decks the space aft of the 
collision bulkhead, for a distance of 
37 feet, and extending the full width 
of the vessel, is taken up by the fore- 
castle, mess-room and officers’ quar- 
ters, the mess-room connecting with 
the pantry above by means of a dumb- 
waiter. : 

Immediately aft of this comes the 
engine-room, 17 feet in length, and 
extending the full width of the ves- 
sel. At each end of this space is a 
steel watertight bulkhead to make the 
structure as nearly fireproof as pos- 
sible, as well as safe in case of col: 
lision. Aft of 
the engine- 
room are three 
steel enclosed, 
watertight com- 
partments, each 
containing. a 
tank . for ~ hold- 
ing liquid fuel. 
The three have 
a total capacity 
of 6,000 gallons. 

The living 
quarters for 
the owner and 
@uests occupy 
a space of 52 
feet in length, 
and extending 
the full width 
of the vessel. 
They consist 
of six state. 
rooms and four 
bathrooms, ar- 
ranged so that 
each stateroom The large picture 
connects with dren’s stateroom, 

a bath. 

fitted to the berths. The 

The Biggest Motor Yacht in the World. 





having guard rails 
other view is one of the 


TOT 4. 

propelling machinery consists of aq 
six-cylinder 200 h.p. Winton en- 
driving manganese bronze propellers. 
An unusual feature is that all aux- 
iliaries are driven by six-cylinder en- 
gines furnished by the Winton Gas 
Eng. & Mfg. Co. and consist of 
two 5 k.w. six-cylinder lighting sets 
and generator engines; also two six- 
cylinder tender engines — one, 7% h.p. 
21," x 3” in an 18-foot launch, and 
one, 15 hp. 3” x 4” in the 25-foot 
tender. While no special attempt has 
been made to secure a high speed, still 
it is confidently expected that the yacht 
will develop at least 15 miles per hour. 
This vessel is equipped with an ice 
machine and 

‘ refriger- 
ating installa- 
tion which will 
make it pos- 
sible to under- 
take more ex- 

tended cruises 
than is feasible 
where cold 

storage is de- 
pendent on nat- 
ural ice supply. 
The yacht ‘is 
equipped with. 
four boats, 
consisting of 
two power 
launches, a 
dinghy and a 
metallic life boa 
The fact that 
the comforts of 
the juvenile 
members have 
not been over- 
looked is evi- 
denced by the 
provision of a 
children’s state- 
room which is 
furnished with 
berths fitted 
with guard rails. 

shows the chil- 

Ruita, a 32-Foot Runabout. 

season is Ruita, a 32-footer, designed 
and built by the Niagara Motor Boat 

N. Y., for 2 Mr. P. A. Rocke- 

O*: of the handsomest runabouts of the 

Company, of North 

feller, of New York. 

Ruita is owned by Mr. P. A. Rockefeller who is now using her at his summer camp in Upper Saranac Lake. 
Fay & Bowen motor and. makes about 20 miles an hour. 

decks and interior of Ruita are finished in 
mahogany stained to a very rich dark tone. 
The sheer and fenderwale are outlined with 
half oval brass, which serve as a protection 
when landing and also add greatly to the ap- 
pearance of the boat. 

While the boat is not primarily built for 
speed, still it makes 20 miles an hour with 
its 45 h.p. Fay & Bowen motor. The engine 
is forward and entirely enclosed. A Bosch- 
Rushmore electric starter is attached to the 
motor, and foot pedal cortrols are installed 
so that the operator can start and run the 
boat without taking his hands off the steer- 
ing wheel. 

One of the pleasing features of Mr. Rocke- 
feller’s boat is the divided steersman’s seat, 
making it possible 
to step back easily 


to the after part of 
having to climb over 
Six wicker chairs, 

capacity of II 

the cockpit without 
a seat. 

the helmsman’s seat 
transom give a 

the after 

She is powered with a 45 hp. 


; a 

The bridge at Bourne, near the southern end of the canal. 

CCORDING to the latest figures issued 
A by the Commissioner of Navigation 
at Washington, there was, at the time 
of his report, a total of 7,500 motor boats on 
Buzzards and Cape Cod Bays, including those 
at Boston, Mass. While this latter port may 
not be directly located on Capt Cod Bay, yet 
their environments are so closely related as 
to make them practically one as far as the 
motor boatmen are con- 
No finer cruising water 

cape, for with the opening of the Cape Cod 
Canal, it became in reality an island. Now 
Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay are only eight 
miles apart for the deepest draft motor boats. 
The centers of these bays are only 35 miles 
distant from each other, whereas previously 
it was necessary to navigate at least 110 miles 
of America’s most treacherous waters to get 
from one, body of water to the other. 

Chart showing canal and Cape Cod Bay. 

While the canal which cuts the cape may 
be Of great importance to the 7,500 local mo- 
tor boats, think of how much greater impor- 
tance it is to the thousands of motor craft 
whose home ports are at some of the other 
seacoast or inland towns, both to the north 
and to the south of Cape Cod, and which 
annually cruise along this coast, but have 
been limited in their cruising radius by not 
caring to risk their boats 
and lives in a trip over 
qNantucket Shoals and 

for the small or large boat 
exists than either of these 
two bays, as they abound 
in numerous harbors, and 
the water is everywhere 
deep enough for navigating 
without fear of piling up 
on some ledge or sand-bar. 
Up to the present time 
there has been just one 
barrier which has prevented 
these 7,500 motor boats 
from cruising from their 
own back yard to their |™ : 
neighbors, and this barrier |B =)5 _* 
was none other than a nar- 
row strip of sand, varying 
in width from a minimum 
of about five miles to a 
maximum of perhaps twice 
that amount, and common- 
ly known as Cape Cod. 
However, for about one 
month, Cape Cod has no 
longer been officially a 

At Buzzards Bay, near the entrance to the canal. 


4] around Monomoy. Even 
if time and expense were 
no object, there was not 
a single safe harbor for 
a hundred odd miles that 
a motor boat could make 
in- time of need, and so 
is it a wonder that few 
cared to cruise around 
this exposed sand bar? 

But now things are dif- 
ferent, and the route from 
Long Island Sound to the 
upper New England coast, 
instead of being short- 
ened by something like 
70 miles, has been made 
safe. A minimum depth 
of 25 feet, with a mini- 
mum width of 100 feet in 
the canal, makes the in- 
side route a_ possibility 
ere for even the large coast- 
wise steamers. 

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In the owner’s stateroom note 
the safety bunk for the 


EITHER time, thought nor expense 
N was spared in building Kex II., to in- 

sure strength with the heaviest timber 
and plank; seaworthiness, with a deep keel 
trussed with 1,800 pounds of iron, flare for- 
ward and high freeboard throughout; reliabil- 
ity—by careful installation of a high-grade 
motor, the best accessories on the market, 
and the special manufacture of numerous de- 


vices, controls and steering-gear for this in- 
dividual installation; safety—by dividing the 
hull, with watertight bulkheads, into three 
separate and non-communicating compart- 
ments, isolating the power plant in its en- 
tirety from the living quarters and galley; 
and Kkast, but not least, comfort—by wide 

Arrangement of wheel, chart 
table and control cabinet. 


berths, ample head room, lots of Ight, and 
the “last word” in plumbing, galley equip- 
ment, lighting and upholstery. 

The layout, from bow to stern below deck, is 
as follows: Watertank, 75 gallons; chainiocker, 
under; galley, toilet, saloon, water-tight 
double-planked bulkhead, engine-room, double- 
planked bulkhead, and owner's stateroom. 

(Continued on page 43) 


In the main cabin one finds a room paneled and wainscoted in white and French gray with mahogany furniture and cretonne upholstery— 
an apartment fitted with Pullman berths, drop-leaf table, Victrola, china closets, lockers and two full-length clothes lockers. 


a A i A a cl cl a 

SR a a ie 

Complete Details of the Boats in the Camden-Baltimore Ocean Race. 

P.M. 24t 
Jennie S 34.1 32.3 9.16 7.92 1.197 9.48 Hall 5% 6% 2 6.498 38.64 16-45-12 12:30 P.M 3-44-32 S 1-14-32 34-29-20 4th 
P.M. 24th 
Hyacinth ...37.5 0.4 8.4 I 74 Harn’s 59/16 6% 2 6.876 39.24 6-09-02 6:00 A.M 3-12-12 §7-12-12 41-03-10 
Euge +++ 34-1 32 yt 7.8 i 8.9 Lion 6% 2 498 39-42 5-57-21 6:00 a.M. accident didn’t finish 
A.M. 24th 
Mirna 40.35 38.73 10.85 9.95 1.9 ) Hall 5% 6% 4 32.996 39.78 15-33-57 1:00 P.M. 10-32-04 45-32-04 29-58-07 2nd 
P.M. 24th 
Ram 34.¢ 33.2 8.67 7.77 1.22 9.479 Niagara 4% 5% 4 ).44 41.99 14-42-48 6:00 A.M 8-20-00 62 ) 4 7-12 
A.M. 24th 
Blue Peter 39.93 39.755 8.78 8.36 1.27 10.61 Lamb 4% 6% 6 33-784 48.91 8-22-49 3:00 P.M 9-08-08 42-08-08 33-45°19 3rd 
P.M. 24t 
Casino 36.15 34.05 5.57 7.07. 1.26 8.908 Hall 5% 6% 4 32.996 256 7-30-22 3:00 P.M. 3-22-00 48-22-00 40-51-38 
lk lyaway P.M. 23rd 
lil..37.98 37.272 9.3 7.8 0.73 5.694 Van Blerck 5% 6 6 47-514 66.72 Scratch 3:00 P.M. 2-50-00 23-50-00 23-50-00 1st 
LASS A A.M. 24th 
Caliph 60.15 58.13 11.85 10.6: 1.89 20.052 Kent 6 8 4 ».268 48.12 3-35-38 2:30 P.M. 7-41-25 41-11-25 37-35-47 1st 
Marguerite A.M, 24th 
Il 71.43 64.31 14.33 Keystone 6 - ~ 87.06 Scratch 6:45 P.M.  8-40-0 37 37-35-00 2nd 

year. Up to a short tithe ago she had cleaned 
up in every inland race in which she was en- 
tered, but her latest achievement in winning 
the ocean race from Camden to Baltimore, a 
distance of 368% nautical miles far outshines 
her past record. 

This race, handled jointly by the Camden 
Motor Boat Club and the Maryland Motor 
Boat Club of Baltimore is by far the most 
important race ‘of the year, or, in fact, for the 
past’ several years. That ten real cruisers 
actually started in a test of this kind is a great 
credit to’ the owners and shows that there is 
still a keen interest in motor boat racing for 
this type of boat,.if the right sort of course 
is found and ‘the committees are awake to 
their duties. 

< \ ; In the table above is given for the first time 

i ene : al \ the full particulars about the boats and their 

feet. fx : performances and this should prove 

| : ‘ 7 Ne very valuable to anyone desiring the 
; " specifications of a real cruiser. 

i re 

Upper Cut—Flyaway III. winner of both the time 

and corrected prizes in Class B. This boat covered 

424 miles in 23 hours, 50 minutes, finishing .almost 
a day ahead of the next boat. 

Lower Cut—Mirna, winner of the second prize, Class 

B. To the right, Caliph, winner of both the time and 
corrected prizes in Class A. 

LYAWAY III, Thomas B. Taylor’s fast V-bottom 
cruiser, with a 100 h.p. Van Blerck motor has 
proven beyond question or doubt that she is the 
fastest and most seaworthy craft of her kind afloat this 



10 feet and she draws 3 feet of water. 

A 65-Foot Day Cruiser. 

With Engines Forward, A Roomy Cockpit Aft, and Dining Saloon in Cabin House Amidships. 
Powered With Two 125 H. P. Engines Which Give Her a Speed of 23 M. P. H- 

ESIGNED and built by the Gas p.h. Although 65 feet in length she 
D Engine & Power Co., and is intended only for day cruising 

Charles L. Sea- and no provision in 
bury, Cens., Morris her interior layout has 
Heights, N. Y., and been made for state- 
wned by Mr. E. F. rooms. She has a 
\lbee, of Larchmont, dining saloon  for- 
N. Y., Beaumere is ward of a very 
roomy cockpit, and 
galley, toilet, engine- 
room and _ crew’s 

ne of the speediest 
day cruisers now ply- i 
ing the waters of the 

Sound. With = her 

' quarters forward in 
two six-cylinder 7 i the order named. In 
inches by 8 inches 

‘ the saloon, special 
Pullman-type berths 
may be used for 
sleeping two, and the 
forecastle accommo- 
dates a crew of two. 

125 h.p. Speedway en- 
gines, she developes 
23 miles an hour, and 
n her trial trip was 
credited with 25 m 

The owner’s cock- 
pit looking forward. 
There is another 

cockpit over the 
engine-room for 
the helmsman. 

tographs by M. Rosenfeld. 

The two six-cylinder 7” x 8” Speedway engines are fitted with air starters, and one of them is coupled to a generator for supplying 
current for searchlight, running lights, cabin. illumination, etc. 


Main saloon looking aft through 

For River 


II, shown in the 

accompanying pictures, is 
owned by Mr. Samuel H. Collom, of 
Philadelphia, having been built for 
him after designs by J. Murray 
Watts, of the same city. This cruiser 
has an overall length of 57 feet 6 
inches, a waterline length 6 inches 
less, a beam of 10 feet 10 inches, and 
a draft of 3 feet 6 inches, and is 
powered with a 100 h.p. 6% ins. x 8 
ins. heavy-duty Sterling engine. The 
owner’s quarters below allow for a 


galley and engine-room. 

forward cabin 
entered by a compan- 
ionway from the bridge, and 
main saloon aft connected by a pas- 
sageway. The galley is aft of the 
saloon and the engine-room fol- 
lows, terminating in a companion- 
way to the cockpit. The bridge deck 
is on the port side, extending only to 
the centerline of the boat. There is 
an auxiliary steering-wheel in the 
after cockpit. 
Companionway entrance from 
bridge to forward saloon showing 
passage aft to main saloon. 

The engine-room is the furthest compartment aft in Shark II. It is fitted with a 100 

Photographs by Joseph N. Pearce. 


Sterling engine, berths, lockers, wash basin, etc. 


A 25-Foot Seagoing Runabout. 

V-Bottom Model with Considerable Freeboard Fore and Aft and Lines Well Flared at the Bow. 
Power Plant Installed Under Forward Deck and Instantly Accessible Through Removable Hatch. 

HE accompanying illustrations show a 
25-foot runabout of the V-bottom type, 
designed by William Edgar John, of 
Philadelphia. The plans show a boat with con- 
siderable freeboard both forward and aft, 
lines well flared forward and a pleasing 
tumble home aft. The power plant is installed 
forward under a well-crowned deck and is in- 

stantly accessible through a light, removable 
hatch. The engine is a four-cylinder, 534” x 6” 
Sterling, equipped with an electric lighting and 
starting plant. The helmsman’s seat is ar- 
ranged aft the engine compartment, and an 
automobile steering-wheel is conveniently lo- 
cated with the engine controls mounted upon 
it, so that the boat is under the helmsman’s 

control at all times. The helmsman’s position 
is elevated so as to give a clear view over the 

A very comfortable transom seat is located 
in the after end of the cockpit and the rest of 
the space is left open for wicker chairs. A 
30-gallon cylindrical tank is located forward. 

This boat is handsomely finished, all the 
bright work and decks being of mahogany. 

The principal dimensions are: 25 feet over 
all, 5 feet 6 inches beam, and 1 foot 10 inches 
draft. A speed of 24 miles is guaranteed, 

A type of craft designed for use in unprotected water which will seat ten comfortably. 

Secret, A 24-Miler. 

A Fast New Runabout 30 Feet in Length by 5 Feet Beam, Powered with a 30-35 h. p. Sterling Motor. 
Air Tanks Installed in Bow and Stern to Render Her Unsinkable in the Event of Collision. 

ECRET, shown herewith, is a fast 30-footer 
built for Mr. Peter V. Giffin, of New 
Rochelle, N. Y., by William E. Haff, also 

of New Rochelle. She has a high and nicely 
flared bow and her power plant being under 
the forward deck and further protected by a 
spray board, there seems little likelihood that 
she will suffer any inconvenience when the 
weather man starts things going. The cockpit 
seats four on two thwarts, the helmsman hav- 
ing his position on the starboard side with en- 

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Photographs by Brown & Dawson. 

gine controls on the automobile-type 
steering wheel, and reverse lever 
handy. Secret is equipped with 
high-speed 30-35 h.p. Sterling 
engine of the newest model, 
and is capable of making 24 
miles an hour. Her beam 
is 5 feet and her draft 

18 inches. There isa 
rear starter fitted 

to the bulkhead. 

Secret is a substantially-built runabout recently turned out in New Rochelle. She is equipped with automobile-type steering wheel and 

outboard rudder. 

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fitted with two 75 h.p. kerosene oil engines which together are expected to drive the boat at a speed of 12 miles per hour. 

The engine-room which is next aft from the forecastle is 

Frances is a 50-foot cruiser having engine-room amidships with accommodations for 

two men, main saloon aft, and dining saloon and galley forward. 

s0-FOOT cruiser of pretty lines and 

A ample accommodations has recently 

been turned out by the New York 

Launch and Engine Company, Morris 

vhts, N. Y., for Mr. Erwin M. Jennings, 

i Conn 

running aft to about amidships and cabin 

er the main saloon having passageways 

d it from the cockpit forward to the 
ridge deck. Below decks she is 
| out with galley forward and 
ning saloon next following, the 
r being fitted with drop leaf 

Frances has a raised 

tographs by Brown & Dawson. 

The power plant is a 4-cylinder, 614” x 8%”, 40 

Century engine, fitted with air pump and electric generator. 
and wash basin are installed in the engine-room. 

table and four upper and lower berths. Oppo- 
site the companionway entrance to this com- 
partment is located the toilet. 

Phe engine-room is placed under the bridge 
deck, and in it, in addition to the 4-cylinder 
6%2-inch by 8%-inch Twentieth Century motor, 
are bunks for two men, wash basin, toilet, 
whistle tank, etc. A friction-driven dynamo 
for lighting the boat is run off the flywheel of 



the engine. 

Next aft and separated from the engine- 
room by a bulkhead is the main cabin having 
fixed berths for two and a dressing-room ad- 
jacent. The main cabin is entered through a 
companionway from the cockpit, which latter 
is sufficiently large to accommodate half a 
dozen deck chairs. 

Frances is fitted with a pipe awning running 
from the bridge deck aft and cov- 
ering the cockpit. The boat meas- 
ures 50 feet in length overall by 
11 feet beam and 3 feet draft: 

-5o h.p., Twentieth The dining saloon is a cheerful room finished in white enamel. In 
addition to upper and lower berths for four in this compartment, 
the boat sleeps two in the main saloon. 

A Runabout with Distinctive Lines. 

Having Rather More Freeboard, Depth and Displacement Than Usual in a Twenty-Eight-Footer. 
With a 3-Cylinder 2-Cycle 15 h. p. Engine a Maximum Speed of 11} M. P. H. Is Expected. 

N the accompanying design Wm. J. Deed, 
Jr., of Boston, has, in conjunction with 
the owner, Mr. Joseph DeCamp, of the 

inches. The hull draws 13 inches at the bow, 
giving a deep bold bow with flaring sections 
which will give a feeling of security to the 

placed in the bow and aft is a reserve tank 
of 10 gallons’ capacity. Charts, anchors and 
rodes, oilskins, etc., are all stowed handy to 

same city, evolved a craft possessing charac- helmsman, for the coaming extends waist the helmsman, who also has all engine con- 
teristics particularly adapted to the open high when he stands at the wheel. There is trols within reach. A folding spray hood is 
water use to which the boat will be put. The a fair amount of deadrise aft, while the arranged to extend back to the navy hood 
plans show a runabout or express launch of waterline is easy to allow of good action, over the after cockpit. The coaming has 
considerably greater freeboard, depth, dis- especially in a following sea. been cut away amidships, partly to aid in 
placement and carrying power than is usual The three-cylinder 2-cycle 15 h.p. engine is boarding the boat, and partly to give the ap- 
in a 28-foot open boat, The least freeboard installed under a removable hood with seat pearance of two cockpits. The boat is built 
is 2 feet, while at the bow it is 3 feet 5% on either side. A 4o-gallon fuel tank is of cedar and mahogany. 

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Having substantial framing and good %-inch cedar planking this runabout will be expected to live through a “smoky so’wester” 
in comfort. 

Scripps III, A 15-Knot 35-Foot Cruiser. 

CRIPPS III is a 35-foot speed cruiser vided below into three compartments. The _ and provision lockers. This is the living-room 
S capable of sontething better than 15 fore cabin is 7 ft. 6 in. long with two berths; and is furnished with light from five electric 

knots. As shown in the accompanying then comes the engine-room with electric bulbs. Next comes the cockpit, 7 ft. 6 in. 
picture she is stripped of her cruising equip- lighting plant, patent speed indicator, etc.; long with steering wheel and engine controls 
ment, preparatory to making a record run. then the main cabin with four berths, cab- mounted on the bulkhead and reverse lever 
She has a beam of 7 feet 6 inches and is di- inet tables with folding top, crockery shelves brought to the same point. 

Steering in Scripps III is accomplished without lines or chains, the wheel acting through a steel rod, connecting with a side tiller 
on the rudder stock. Both rudder stock and blade are of Tobin bronze. 



In Questions 
ano Answers 

Utilizing the Exhaust. 

Various Ingenious and Practical Methods of Taking Advantage of Heat Units Otherwise Wasted. 
Suggestions Include Water Heating System for Small Cruisers, ‘‘Simmerer,"’ and Bilge Pump. 

HIS hot water system is intended for A Hot Water System purpose. Try to place the heater as near to 

small cruisers where it would be im- . : ae the engine as possible so as to get the full 
possible to install a large hot water heat- (The Prizse-Winning Answer.) effect of the red hot fire from the cylinder. 
ing system. Of course, this plant can be used from the heater about one-half Two-cycle engines will furnish more heat than 
in any size boat. inch larger than the inlet pipe, as four-cycle owing to the greater number of 

This system will provide the heater acts somewhat like an explosions. 
ay pe bony bom line 8 Water is pumped through the apparatus by 
a. tn oie aor to as a small rotary pump driven by an adjustable 
vache, Abeagtboe ymin friction drive from the flywheel. There are 
map Fy caylee polyp a number of good pumps on the market but 
it oe sts eee ‘his be sure to get one that will pump up against 
en i 2 tone adie o Psion some pressure but with a low capacity. If 
as tr te eons you use a pump that forces water through the 
ae ; heater very fast it will not have sufficient time 

because the exhaust is used sane 
in the heater. cieaiineaiaes 
The heater is shown in an 
accompanying sketch. It is 
not necessary to adhere to 
this type of coil, but the one 
shown should give good re- 
sults. It consists of four 
coils formed from one length 
of annealed copper seamless 
tubing, not less than % inch 
I. D. The two larger coils 
are in the center and a 
smaller one on each side; 
this arrangement fills the 
container nicely and pre- 

The piping should be % 

inch throughout and connect- 
Exvaust ed to the heater with reduc- 
ing fitting and brazing unions 
with pipe thread. Use a hard 
solder when brazing. If fau- 
Heater By Poss. cets are used on the line it 
will be necessary to provide an 
overflow pipe from the end of 
the line with its outlet higher 
than any faucet. This will pre- 
vent the pump from working 
against a high pressure which 
might injure it or force a leak 
somewhere. As soon as a fau- 

rey = 4ig oe we Oe WLLL N Exvausl cet is —_ water rs “> ~ 
ia : go out of the overflow. nly 
The coil container is con- CIRCA, COMAECTIONS operate the pump when water 

Tok HoT WATER SyrsTem 

structed of a piece of pipe is needed. 

about 4 inches I. D. and 10 ™ , Details of water heat- The heater should be by-passed as shown 
inches in length. It is fitted Section oF HEATER wits ing system. and fitted with a gate valve. When the by- 
with pipe caps on each end, ARATNG Cos pass valve is opened the water will.not go 
into one of which the exhaust pipe screws—in expansion chamber. through the heater; so, with the use of a by- 
a hole of suitable size drilled and tapped in the Let the two coil ends come out of the cap pass a single line may be used for either hot 

cap. It might be best to make the pipe size through holes which have been bored for this or cold water at will. 


1, Based om your engine troubles for 1914, what 2. Describe and illustrate if necessary the best 3. Illustrate and explain the construction details 
steps in overhauling your engine this fall will you method of storing extra ine for an extended of the best type of stern for a medium size cruiser, 
take to prevent them next season? cruise or race on a moderate size cruiser considering considering ease of building, strength and resistance 

(Suggested by Respite, New York City.) safety, conv » y of space, etc. — properties. : 
(Suggested by W. E. Motz, Philadelphia.) (Suggested by E. P. B., Port Huron, Mich.) 

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Prize Contest in Questions and Answers. 

Mr. Marshall’s device in 

Fig. 2. 


Fig. 1. Mr. Marshall’s device for keeping a 
kettle hot. 

Keep the piping low and under the flooring 
out of the way as it should never need atten 
tion. Provide the lowest part of the line, which 
should be in the bilge, 

cock. Cover the line 

with a tee and drain 

/ and a cock put in the intake to be 

= closed when not in use. This system 

= is practical and will not interfere with 

the efficiency of the motor. This plan 

is also used in some commercial 


\gain, the exhaust may be used as 

a heater of the type shown in the dia- 

gram below. The inside box is of sheet iron. 

Its dimensions are 24 inches x 21 inches x 6 

inches The wooden box surrounding is 2 

inches larger all around and packed with min- 

eral wool. The metal box rests on clay col- 
umns. The baffle plates should contain 3 hole 

heater to faucets little smaller than the exhaust cross-section. 

with asbestos heat insulation Each of the three chambers should contain a 


An Exhaust Heater. 

HE exhaust in 

a motor boat 

may be utilized 
in several ways, par- 
ticularly if the ex- 
haust be above the 
waterline and the en- 
gine of good size. 

First, it may be 
used both in open 
boats and cruisers to 
blow the whistle. The 
whistle must be con- 
nected to the exhaust 
piping by a two-way 
valve of the type 
operated by pulling a 
wire. This is the same 
use as is made of the 
exhaust on many mo- 
tor cars. 

\gain, it may be 
used to operate a 
bilge water ejector of 
the type shown in the 
accompanying dia- 
gram. All the parts 
are pipe, so dimen- 
sions are not given. 
The nipple forming 
the body of the ejec- 
tor should be a few 
sizes larger than the 
main exhaust line 
and about six inches 

The end of the 
main exhaust pipe, 
“C.” should be ma- 
chine threaded ‘to 
take a lock nut and 

should be 

the exhaust is 

strainer should be put 
over the water intake. 



pipe reducer; this is 
done so that the reducer may be adjusted to 
make the angular opening at the end of nozzle 
right to draw the water up and out. 
Chis ejector can only be used, of course, where 
the waterline \ 

and made 

Baltimore, Md. heating brick to hold the heat from the gases. 
\ heavy wire guard rail should surround the 

top at a height of about 3% inches. The ex- 


| S€€ Section PIPE yong — cylindrical muffler—! 
REDUCER have > +. 
| eXKAUST LOCK NUT MACHINE THREAD ore sence - t % ‘ wie 
MRNIFOLS f / te" Reoucer goods may be reated 
the same way. Of 
t! parent course, the water 
. Uv ’ 
A : . oN which passes through 
: he exhe oa bb 
| = BILGE WATER the « xhaust must he 
= Coming out turned off to get the 
— best and quickest re- 
THREROS NoT Shown sults. This is one of 
—- —O— <i cnc oc cipal , svucrion the best ways of utl- 
F PPE lizing the exhaust. 

F = oRAWN BY pire — VALVE The sketches here- 
YALE IN 5 “in Gntime PPLE with show a_ clever 
SUCTION PIPE : EXHAUST Section device designed to 

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4 ar BILGE WATER Lge carry out this idea, 
“io EJECTOR WATER which has been pat- 
Weve | ented but has never 


, — 

ABeEsTos heat. Fig. 1 shows 
PACKING how the device is 


{ nae: 

“oe F ExHRUST 


ii VALE To 

NNECTIONS . SANE on OTHER ment is particularly 
3 Se Sipe desirable to cruisers, 
ree exhaust ner ‘end a = hie water ejector suggested by John K. Christmas. for they always ap 

they pass through the wooden box. 

All joints 


TURN ofr hear. 

haust should be packed with asbestos where 
The heater 




Fig. 3. A “two-story” arrangement of the 
same heater. 

should be connected up according to the dia- 


This heater may be used in the galley to keep 
food and dishes warm, and to warm water; 
or it may be used—omitting the rail—as 
heater in the floor of the cabin by covering the 
top with a wire grating or some similar 
protecti n. 

CuristMaAs, Easton, Pa. 

Joun K. 

Utilizing the Exhaust. 

have tied a cof- 
fee pot over a 

been put on the mar- 
ket The top of the 

? muffler is flattened to 
BRANCH receive a kettle or 

PIPE anything else to be 
heated, and a cover 1s 
provided to retain the 

connected. Fig. 2 
shows it in section, 
and Fig. 3 is a “two 
story” modification of 
the structure. 

Such an arrange 

preciate a quick way 
of boiling water or of heating c anned goods or 
even roasting or baking. The device has a de 
cided advantage over the coffee pot-and-mu! 
fler my in that the kettle is here kept 
place by the cover, obviating the danger of 
spilling out its contents at a lurch of t 



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is started, the pulsations of the exhaust act on 
the diaphragm causing a certain amount of 
vibration which is transmitted to the 
other side and operates the check 
valves, making the water flow 

The pipe to diaphragm can be attached to 
any convenient place on the exhaust pipe and 
NE of the most useful devices which can the whole device may be placed in any con- 

be operated by the exhaust from the venient position. When the motor 

motor is a diaphragm pump for pump — 

An Automatic Bilge Pump. 

out the bilge water. 
fhe pump consists of two circular 
inges of hardwood about 9 inches 



jo basse Cale 

DiS Cwanee’ 

through suction check and out 
through discharge. 
The device takes very littie, if any, 

iameter and 2 inches thick, each hol- | aor power from the motor, and when 

»wed out on one side and bolted to- | _ jo-— 2° Pree once installed is automatic in its ac- 

ther at the edges with a leather | [ tion, starting and stopping with the 

isc or diaphragm between them. SS Te L4° we motor. A drawing of the device as- 
—  ; 

ach wooden disc has a hole in the 
nter, into which a pipe is fastened, 
ch pipe connecting with the cham- 

on opposite of the dia- 
ragm. One pipe is connected with 
e¢ motor exhaust pipe and the other 



the tee is connected a check valve 
- the suction and discharge. 
he suction end is piped to the 
ilge with strainer on the end and 
e discharge is piped overboard. 

Er ae | 

nnected to a tee and on each side c 


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Constructional details of a diaphragm pump operated by 

exhaust pressure. 

—~ rire Canmeerine 
mite Mel WATER 

sembled is shown, a portion of which 
in section, which shows very 
clearly the construction. The mate- 
rial required for this useful device 
can be procured anywhere and can 
be assembled by anyone of ordinary 

The pipe used to connect one disc 
to the exhaust line should be of 
34-inch diameter, 

Attleboro, Mass. 


Providing an Emergency Rudder. 

How a Very Necessary Article of a Small Boat’s Equipment May Be Constructed by the Amateur. 
Strength, Ease of Attachment, Looks and Convenience in Stowing All Taken Into Consideration. 

For the Open Boat. 

(The Prise-Winning Answer.) 

HE rudder shown in the accompanying 
drawing is designed similar to the usual 
outboard rudder now so popular on cruis- 

ing motor Referring to the drawing, 
the rudder shown is made of oak with a cleat 

be vats. 

Sas Trey 

Take-down rudder which occupies but little 
space in the locker. 

Pe i Tame Nurs 

also of oak, securely fastened to the bottom 
edge to prevent warping. The size of the rud- 
der and fittings will, of course, vary with the 
size of the boat, depth of transom, etc., but 
the assembled sketch will suggest the proper 

The braces are galvanized iron (or brass if 
preferred) and bolt to the rudder as shown. 
The upper brace, however, which shown 
with the spur pointing upwards, should be 
fastened with two loose fitting carriage bolts 
and thumb or wing nuts, so that they can be 
readily removed for attaching or detaching the 
ruider. This arrangement 
allows attaching the rudder 


in case of emergency, without the use of tools 
and at the same time securely prevents the 
rudder unshipping. 

Che gudgeons on which the 
are galvanized or brass awning brackets which 
can be purchased in any marine supply store. 

For the tiller, cut two pieces of oak, shaped 
as shown, and fasten together at the handle 
end with a filling piece of the same thickness 

rudder swings 

and fastened firmly into the slot in the post 
with copper rivets burred over copper washers. 
A %-inch strip of iron or brass is screwed all 
around the edge of the rudder and up part 
way on the post. The lateral edges of the 
pieces in the rudder are drawn together with 
large copper staples, 

The rudder braces and hangers can be made 
or purchased as desired; select those which are 

as the rudder. This end should be rounded — easily operated when attaching rudder. 
slightly to make a comfortable handle. At the The top of the rudder post shown herewith 
other end bore for two carriage bolts with is enlarged and has 6 inch length of 1 inch pipe 

thumb-nuts as shown, to correspond with sim- 
ilar holes in rudder. 

The proper locations of these holes depends 
on the angle of the tiller and should be fitted 
in place on the boat. By removing the second 
bolt the tiller can be swung entirely around 
to fit snug against the back of rudder as shown 
by dotted lines in the drawing, thus making a 
very compact arrangement for stowing away, 
with no pieces to get lost or mislaid. 

W. Etmer Morz, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Portable Emergency 

LL boats should be provided with emer- 
A gency rudders. One never knows just 
when the steering apparatus will get 

out of order. 

The emergency is generally stowed away 
until it is needed. It should be strong and 
easily attached. The accompanying drawings 
show such a rudder in detail and designed es- 
pecially for transom sterned boats with square, 
under or overhanging or V shape sterns, 

The post proper is of oak, two inches square 
with a 4¢-in. slot sawed up one end 
forthe rudder. The rud- der 
made of 54-inch cypress or pine 


passing through. A detachable pipe tiller 
should be made to fit over this length of pipe. 

It necessary to have the rudder hang- 
ers fastened to the stern permanently. The 
rudder should be about the same 
size the present 
rudder or larger rather 
than smaller. 


Baltimore, Md. 




ta ror 

Cedar and oak copper- 
fastened emergency 

26 Prize Contest in Questions and Answers. 


A Folding Rudder. 

HE term emergency implies the means 

of recovery from an accident; in this 

case loss of rudder. It also implies such 
a substitute as will permit the boat to reach 
port from any ordinary distance of motor 
boat cruising. The emergency rudder, must 
therefore, have characteristics which will cover 
all these points. 

A boat may run many miles using a bucket 
in a rope sling or basket as a drag and 8 foot 
oars—rather risky business as the bucket may 
break loose. It must be in a true caging of 
rope and be dropped first on one then on the 
other side of the boat in accordance with 
the course. Naturally, a true course cannot be 
held with this method, but a harbor may be 
reached with security. 

A 16-foot oar with a rope lashing fastened 
to it in a chock is a very good emergency 
rudder. The sling may be thrown over the 
stern bitt of the boat, but its merits are only 
strength and ease of attachment. It does not 
look well and cannot be stowed, but must be 
kept lashed to the top of the cabin. 

The following design for a folding rudder 
will be found convenient. A slide rudder hang- 
ing, or other type of hanging, must be fastened 

to the transom. Such may be secured of any 
ship chandler. The rudder in type must be an 
out board visible rudder, with a tiller. The 
length of the rudder must be from a suitable 
point above the level of the too of the stern 
bitt to the position of the former rudder 
skeg. Let us assume that this distance is 
§ feet and that 2%4 feet of the rudder are 
under water. A rudder 20 to 24 inches wide 
is none too large, and by being folded down 
the middle may be made easy of stowing within 
the ordinary locker, which is rarely less than 
6 feet in length. 

The quality of folding is provided by two 
heavy strap-hinges securely screwed to the 
rudder, which should be made of 2-inch oak 
brought to a fairly sharp edge forward and aft 
of the under water portion. On the opposite 
side of the rudder, in the spaces between the 
hinges, may be placed two straps of iron run- 
ning from edge to edge of the rudder, counter- 
sunk and provided with bolts, washers and 
nuts. When the rudder is folded one of these 
straps may be swung on one bolt and the 
other strap on a different bolt so that they may 
be brought into line with the folded-up rudder 
and not project irregularly. The extra bolts, 
nuts and washers may be tied to them. 

The head of the rudder is provided with a 

square galvanized iron stock drawn out into 
two long strips well straddled down the stock 
of the rudder and riveted through and through 
the wood. The tiller may be made of two 
pieces of galvanized gas-pipe, one sliding into 
the other and kept from coming apart by 
a cap and a reducer. The outside pipe may 
be welded to a square rudder head. When 
telescoped it will be about 3 feet 6 inches long, 
and when extended, about 5 feet, thus giving 
plenty of leverage for the large rudder. With 
such an outfit a long cruise may be finished 
until a drydock is reached, and the presence of 
the outfit in the boat will cause very little 

The prevention of accidents to rudders is 
important. No cruiser for family use should 
be floated without a suitable skeg protecting 
the rudder and if this skeg is made T-shaped 
in cross section the greatest amount of strength 
will be afforded by the same weight of metal. 
If the skeg is a long one, a vertical strut 
or brace should be placed in front of the rud- 
der between the skeg and the horn timber. 
And last but not least, without charts no 
waters should be navigated known to be rocky. 
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of 

Captain, N. Y. C. 

Ventilating the Galley. 

Means Whereby Cooking Odors May Be Prevented From Having Circulation Through the Boat. 
Several Methods Suggested Which Avoid Any Danger of Annoyance From Draughts and Rain. 

Simpleand Easily Installed. 
(The Prize Winning Answer) 

HE system of ventilation shown in the 

accompanying drawings, will, if properly 

installed, remove odors from the galley, 

be waterproof, and prevent draught. More- 

over, it is not difficult 
to construct, 

It depends for its 
circulation of air 
upon the center duct 
with the ventilators at 
each end, which ven- 
tilators have each a 
loose joint as shown, 
that allows the for- 
ward vent to be 
turned to face the 
wind, and the after 
vent to be self-adjust- 
ing by reason of a 
fan attachment which 
keeps it away from 
the wind. This ar- 
rangement provides a 
current of air through 
the main duct at all 
times from windward 
to leeward. This ad- 
justment is necessary 
only when at anchor, 
as when under way 
the vents may be set 
as shown in the draw- 
ing, fore and aft. 

In order to provide 
a positive circulation, the minor ducts must 
run into the main duct at an obtuse angle, 
have easy bends, and enter the main duct at 
the side (preferably) or the bottom. In op- 
eration, the main duct has at all times a cur- 
rent of air passing through it from fore to 
aft, which forms a suction through the minor 
ducts, drawing the foul air up through the 
hoods into it, and 
thence out through the 

ventilator. As the flow of air through the 
main duct is continuous there should be placed 
in each minor duct, a damper to control the 

While the main duct should be about level, 
the minor ducts should have a pitch up as 
shown in the drawings. The location of the 

the hoods should be in about the relation 
shown, but may be changed to suit the ar- 
rangement of the galley, one hood, of course, 
being over the range. As many hoods as nec- 
essary may be used, but two as shown would 
be right for a galley of usual size. By con- 
tinuing the main duct other rooms may be 
ventilated by the same 
system and while the 
main duct should be as 
nearly straight as pos- 
sible, yet it may have a 
change in direction to 
accommodate these 

The ducts and hoods 

should be made of cop- 
per, but if desired, tin 
painted on both sides 
may be used. The 
ducts must be round in 

er, section and of the fol- 
h z rz : lowing sizes: Main 
m1 = ii Pi . . . 
— rams rep. duct, 4 ins. in diam- 
Macey. eter; minor duct, 3 ins. 
in diameter. 
Sk c#iay- The hoods should be 

9 ins. x 18 ins., although 
this size may be varied 

somewhat to suit con- 

Arrangement plan of vents and ducts for the galley of a small cruiser as suggested 

by J. A. Lockie. 

main duct may be at any point through the 
galley and does not necessarily have to be 
through the center as shown, but it should 
not be too close to the hoods, as 
this would make sharp angles, 
which would retard the circulation 
of the air. The loca- tion of 


. Although the venti- 
. . lators are very nearly 
““S waterproof, a trap as 
shown may be placed 
under the forward ven- 
tilator, having an over- 
flow piped outboard. This trap will prevent 
any water from entering the ducts and will 
make the system rainproof. As the ducts 
are more or less flexible, they should be held 
in place by copper or tin strap hangers fast- 
ened to the carlins or deck. 

In case it is not desirable to use two venti- 
lators above the deck, the 
after vent may be dis- 
carded and in its place 


Prize Contest in Questions and Answers. 27 

the main duct may be run out through the 
after bulkhead of cabin, a register face being 
placed over its end to make a finish. While 
this method will be satisfactory in most cases 

Cows. Ventilator 

MR COPING OUT Fan-Trl Venhinion 

In case of bad odors, as fish, pork, burnt 
food, etc., the fan may be turned on for a few 
minutes to renew the air in the galley, and by 
leaving the door open, in fact the whole 
cruiser. A short service at such intervals will 
not interfere materially with the efficiency 
of the storage battery for lighting and ignition 

I have seen this system oper- 

AS IN DOOR WORKED ate successfully in a kitchenette 

corners, fold down and rivet to form a rim 
two or three inches wide. The back is a 
sheet, but square at the corners to form the 
sides, which are curved for efficiency as well 
as appearances. To avoid sharp edges, a wire 
may be laid inside and the edges turned over 
it, thus making the edges stiffer and adding 
to the appearance. 
W. B. Moores, Newburg, N. Y. 

7 BY HANOLE. and have no doubt of its suc- : + 
; cessful operation in the small or medium- The Suction Ventilator. 
: sized cruiser. HERE is nothing which will ventilate a 
i) : ‘ Joun K. Curistmas, Easton, Pa. galley more effectively, without creating 
"p, i objectionable drafts, than a suction venti- 
ae swt ° : lator. A sectional view of a well-known form 
a _ Odors Not Objectionable. iin 2 device 
ef, HY a man in good health and hun- is shown in the 
a gry from the day’s run should desire sketch. The 
ah os to avoid the odors from a nice beef- —_—» 
steak and a pot of coffee is too much for me. A 
= = The odors from the cooking in restaurants 
“a and hotels are carried away by a galvanized . ir 
tress — iron hood hung over the stove and extends outsides “7 
es : . passes into it 
down on the back and part of the sides. This 
usr - Pag : through the 
nied hood is piped to the chimney so that the draft outer shell of venti- 
ORMPER FOR : = up the odors and keeps the place ven- lator, entering at ar- 
a € Pore = tilated. row A, and this pro- 
on CG IKE: This same scheme on a smaller scale with 4-65 4 suction which 
Fur From Crew SECTION OF slight variations will work out nicely for ven- oe ee a ae 
GALLEY tilating the galley on a motor boat. There is — oe a ee 

An electric fan ventilator which may be 
switched on or off as required. 

the two vent system is to be preferred, as it 
insures a more perfect circulation. 

Finally if care is taken to have duct run 
with easy bends, have seaworthy joints, and 
with no sags this system will ventilate per- 
fectly the most congested gallery. 

J. A. Locxtz, Washington, D. C. 

An Electric Fan Venti- 

S it is only at certain times that the 
odors of cooking are very annoying, 
an electric fan ventilator can well be 

used without calling too often or too hard on 
the storage battery, especially since the ordi- 
nary method of ventilation can be used at other 

My plan is to fasten a cast iron cone ventil- 
ator over a hole in the deck over the galley. 
Under this, or on the ceiling of the galley a 
circular cylinder is suspended. This cylinder 
is to be of galvanized iron, large enough to 
contain a small fan motor with a 5-in. fan, the 
fan lying horizontal and with the fan upper- 
most. Do not forget this as otherwise the fan 
will draw air down into the galley instead of 
out of it. The base of the cylinder should be 
made of a fantail ventilator like the one 
shown in the lower part of the door in the 
diagram. It should be adjustable by a handle 
so that it may be closed entirely if necessary. 
The switch for the motor should be brought 
down to within easy reach of the person cook- 
ing. A fantail ventilator, or one of the sliding 
type, should be put in the Jower part of the 
door leading from cabin to galley. 

Now, under ordinary conditions it will suf- 
fice to open the fantail ventilator in the ceiling 
and the one in the door. The warm air and 
cooking odors from the stove will naturally 
rise and pass out. Meanwhile pure air, but 
not cold air, will come in from the cabin. Or 
if the ventilator in the door be closed, it will 
keep in and eliminate drafts. By putting a tin 
deflector over the door ventilator the air will 
be directed to the floor and cause less of a 
draft. Rain cannot get in through the cone 
ventilator, as the question 

seldom a boat provided with a galley or stove 
that has not compressed air for the whistle. 
Here is your draft. Bend a piece of annealed 
tubing to form a circle from half to two-thirds 
the diameter of the pipe you propose using 
and drill small holes around upper 
side, all point- ing up. This jet placed 
just inside the pipe will create draft 

Adaptation = > : of type 
used in : hotels. 

enough (when the air is on) to quickly re- 
move all odors, and a hood (described below) 
over the stove will collect the odors. A hood 
ventilator attached to the pipe on deck will 
prevent the entrance of rain or spray. It can 
always be turned away so that the wind 
helps create a suction. If no air should be 
available an extra length of pipe may be used 
on deck. 

There is no chance for drafts with this 
outfit and the ventilator can be removed and 
the cap put on when not in use. 

A tinsmith will make the outfit for you at 
slight cost or you can make it yourself. The 
construction is simple. The hood 
must-be cut at the back, lapped 
over and riveted. Then cut the 


or other gases in the 

direction of 

the arrow ¥%&J# 

B. The suc- VEEN 
tion pipe may be flex- 

ible and its intake 

end carried to the 

most convenient point 

to draw off the odors 

of cooking. This is 

the most effective means for ventilating near 

an alcohol or similar stove without disturbing 
its flame. 

A simple suc- 
tion system. 

E. W. MarsHa.t, N. Y. C. 

No Complicated Fittings. 

HE system as hereinafter described may 

be used on practically any boat, the di- 

mensions varying according to the size of 
the galley, but it may be taken as a standard 
that a galley measuring 5’ 5” x 6'x 6’ 3” head- 
room would require a forward ventilator of 
15” diameter with a 5” duct, and after venti- 
lator about 15” across. 

The intake faces the bow of the boat so that 
it will have an air pressure to force the fresh 
air through the room. It is made from fur- 
nace hot-air pipe because this is rectangular 
and will fit into the wall, thus taking up no 
space. At the top it is connected to the ven- 
tilator by a union that the furnace man will 
supply. . The pipe extends to about two and 
one-half feet from the floor and should have 
the bottom pitch outward to give the fresh air 
a downward motion so that the galley may be 
cleansed from the floor up. 

The outlet is simply a large ventilator of 
uniform cross-section set in the roof. It faces 
the stern to avoid air pressure. To give the 
best results, the outlet should have a cross- 
section area at least one-third larger than the 
flare of the intake. 

The intake is placed in the corner and low 
in the room opposite the outlet so that the 
entire galley may be cleared. of odors. The 
outlet is placed immediately over the stove be- 
cause, by that arrangement, the odors from 
out getting into the room. These ventilators 
are shaped to keep out any but a driving rain. 

Jay Barton, Columbia, Mo. 





The Roberts Big Six. 

One Hundred and Twenty-Five Horsepower Motor for Use in Boats as Small as a Sixteen-Footer. 
Cellular Bypass Designed to Eliminate Back-Firing in the Crank Chamber a Feature. 

LTHOUGH rated at 
A 125 hp. at 1,200 

r.p.m., and capable 
of being speeded up to 
a maximum of 1,600 
rp.m., with a corre- 
sponding increase in 
power, the Roberts Big 
Six (XX) racing en- 
gine is so light as to 
allow its installation in 
a hydroplane as small 
as a 16-footer, accord- 

The Roberts Big Six (XX) weighs only 590 pounds and i 


ing to the makers. Equipped as shown in the 
accompanying illustration, this motor, manu- 
factured by the Roberts Motor Company, of 
Sandusky, O., weighs 500 pounds, or a little 
over four and two-thirds pounds per rated 

No radical changes have been made in this 

two-cycle motor 
during the past 
season and it is 
stated that none 


s rated at 125 h.p. at 1,200 

will be made for the coming year, inasmuch as 
the engine has offered no suggestion for im- 
provements other than a recent increase in the 
size of the bypass plates which makes for more 
free operation and increased power. One of 

the most interesting features of Roberts mo- 

tors is the construction of the bypass on which 

he manufacturers base their claim that they 
are “The motors that never backfire.” This 
bypass consists of a series of alternate flat and 


corrugated plates about three inches long, 
which entirely fill the passage from the base to 
the cylinder and divide the transfer port into 
a large number of small passages or cells. 
These cells have such a large surface com- 
pared to the area of the passage through them 
that, it is claimed, should a flame start down- 
ward through them it is cooled and extin- 
guished. It is also stated that these cells do 
the motor in any 

not decrease the power ot 
degree, but, on the contrary, by vaporizing the 
mixture thoroughly render it more readily 
ignitable, and so save gasoline. 

By the use of alloy weighing as little as 
aluminum, and having a greater tensile strength, 
the manufacturers have been able to keep the 
weight reasonable, at the same time pushing 
the horsepower up, and along the same line of 
endeavor they have used a hollow crankshaft 

Cooling of the motor is designed with espe- 
cial reference to high-speed work, the pump 
being of large capacity and the stream of 
water being forced through the base and up 
around the exhaust ports, cooling them effect- 
ively and then passing around the cylinders 
and through the outlet, 

The Harris Valveless Engine. 

A Diesel-Principle Motor of the Two-Cycle Type Having Only One Cylinder-Head Opening. 
Starting Effected Without the Necessity of Injecting Air Into the Working Cylinders. 

HE Harris Patents Company, of New 

York, and 328 Chestnut Street, Philadel- 

phia, are offering the Harris Valveless en- 
gine of the Diesel type in various sizes for ma- 
rine use. They are made in two, four, six and 
eight cylinders in three models, the lightest 
“two” developing 120 h.p. and the heaviest 
“eight” 1,600 h.p. Starting with the Diesel 
principle as a foundation, the Harris engine 
was designed with the object of producing a 
power plant free from complicated mechanism, 
and embodying the most desirable features of 
the best marine steam engine practice. The 
most novel departure in this engine from the 
original Diesel type lies in the step pistons, or 
enlarged extensions of the main pistons work- 
ing in their own cylinders beneath the working 
cylinders. The step piston acts as the scaven- 
ging pump or low-pressure compressor, forc- 
ing out the exhaust gases and filling the work- 
ing cylinder with pure air, and also in starting 
and reversing plays a prominent part as fol- 
lows: Each scavenging cylinder on the move- 
ment of the starting lever either ahead or 
astern becomes immediately converted into an 
air motor by the automatic cutting out of the 
suction and delivery valves, the air starting 
valves coming automatically into play with the 
camshaft and keeping the engine running, 
owing to the compressed air from the storage 
tanks acting on the step pistons instead of the 
main pistons. Further movement of the hand- 
ling lever opens the atomizers in the cylinder 
heads, and the fuel is supplied to the working 
cylinders, at which time they take up their reg- 
ular cycle and the step pistons cease to act as 
a starting motor, but commence operating as 

low-pressure scavenging pumps. 
he chief advantage claimed for this step 
piston is that by its use the necessity of send- 
ing compressed air at freezing temperature 
into the working cylinders for the purposes of 
starting and reversing is obviated, thereby 
eliminating any danger of cracking the heated 
cylinders by the sudden change of temperature. 
fhe Harris engine being of the two-cycle 
type, there are no valves in the cylinder heads, 
and, owing to the use of the step piston for 
starting purposes, it is not even necessary to 
have air starting valves in the 
heads, the only opening in the 
heads being a small port for the 
admission of oil { 
from the atomizer. 
One of the chief 
advantages claimed 
for this type of 
motor is that it 
may be started 
without the neces- 
sity of employing a 
clutch or other medium 
separating the engine 
from its load. In 
starting or revers- 
ing the Harris mo- 
tor, the action is 
similar to starting 
up a steam 
engine with 
an air pres- 

sure of 240 h.p. Harris Valveless engine of the marine type, showing the fronts 

3c0 pounds. This air, when aliowed to act on 
the step pistons, will turn the engine over so 
long as the tanks have a sufficient supply of 
air, and after the momentum is built up the oil 
can be given to the main cylinders, the air still 
being allowed to act on the step pistons. Thus, 
it is claimed, there is an abundance of power 
even before the engine has warmed up, thereby 
permitting it to start under full load. 

The makers recommend these engines for 
boats making frequent stops, as, it is said, they 
operate from stone cold to full power 10 sec- 
onds after starting. 

irom 175 removed. The columns and end plates may also be removed and the crank 

pounds to 


shaft rolled out on the floor. 


Marine Motors. 


Lathrop Four-Cycle Engines. 

Made in Two, Three and Four Cylinders and Having Bore and Stroke of 5’ inches by 8 inches. 
Camshafts Run by Silent Chains Located Within the Crankcase to Insure Quiet Operation. 

HE new Lathrop four-cycle engine of 

modern and sturdy construction, has a 

bore of 5" in. and a stroke of 8 in., and 
develops its rated power at 350 to 400 r.p.m. 
The design has been carefully worked out to 
insure for this engine accessibility to all parts, 
a gas and oil-tight enclosed base, with cam- 
shafts and silent chain drives located within. 
The object of the manufacturers, the J. W. 
Lathrop Company, of Mystic, Conn., has been 
to secure an engine that will be quiet in oper- 
ation, and possess reliability and long-wearing 
qualities under continuous service, with the 
best fuel economy. 

The cylinders are cast separately with T-head, 
and there are two plates on the water-jacket 
for cleaning out sediment and for draining 
purposes. Cylinders are bored on special ma- 
chines, and ground to exact size. There are 
large water-jackets and extra large 
water spaces all around the valves. 

lhe cylinder heads are cast sepa- 
rately for each cylinder and are eas- 
ily removed. The makers consider 
it very desirable to have a remov- 
able cylinder head on each cylinder 
in order to inspect the cylinder and 
valves, and also to remove any car- 
bon formed. The pistons, which 
are of extra length, are made of 
gray iron and are _ bronze-bushed 
for the wrist pin. The rings are of 
lap-joint construction, very accu- 
rately machined. 

The crankcase is constructed of 
two separate castings, split on the center line 
of the crankshaft. The upper half has large 
separate hand-hole plates on both sides, 

through which inspection and adjustment may 
be easily and quickly made. The two cam- 
shafts, complete with their bearings, are easily 
removable through large hub holes on the rear 
of the upper half of the crankcase. 

The camshafts are made of high-grade steel, 
and are driven by large silent chains operating 
in a spray of oil. Each shaft is fitted with a 
spider, to which a large sprocket is bolted, thus 

gine-room. The valves are of extra large diam- 
eter and short lift in 45-degree angle seats. 
The connecting rods are fitted with remov- 
able bronze bushings spot-babbitted on the 
crank-pin end, and clamped to the wrist-pin 
on the head end. They have extra long center 
distance and large bearing surfaces. The 
crankshaft, made of 50-point carbon steel, 
heat-treated, is ground to exact size and prop- 

erly balanced. The crank- shaft is 
23g in. in diameter, and all the bear- 
ings are extra long. All re- ciprocating 
parts are accurately weighed for each 
cylinder, and are balanced against 
weights for similar parts of the other 
cylinder. Thero- fF tating 
parts are accu- [Ff rately bal- 
anced on centers, thus in- 

of vibra- 
tion. The 

suring a smooth- 
engine with the 

allowing a very close timing of the valves. 
The exhaust camshaft is provided with a 
lever for shifting longitudinally, bringing 
into action special cams, so that the compression 
is about two-thirds released and starting is made 
easy, and without escape of gases into the en- 

This new three-cylinder, four-cycle Lathrop engine is rated at 21-24 h.p. It is equipped 
with mechanical ratchet-drive oiler, Schebler carbureter, Paragon reverse gear, etc. 

system comprises a positive mechanical oiler, 
ratchet-driven with separate feeds to cylinders, 
main bearings and centrifugal oil rings for 
crank bearings. The bottom half of the crank- 
case is of special design to recirculate a given 
amount of oil, and spray all internal parts. 

The New Fulton Models. 

Built in a Very Complete Range of Sizes from a 20-28 H. P. *‘Four’’ to an 80-100 H. P. **Six.” 
Substantially Constructed and Adapted for Use in Runabouts and Express Cruisers. 

HE Fulton Manufacturing Company, of 

Erie, Pa., state that they are having great 

success with their line of 4-cycle, high- 
speed engines which were placed on the mar- 
ket the first of the year. 

These engines, which have a great many dis- 
tinctive features, are built in a very complete 
range of sizes, from 
the 4-cylinder, 4” x 5”, 
rated at 20-28 
hp. to the 
54"x7" rated ee een 
at 80-100 h.p. ~ 

On all of : 
these _ sizes, 
with the ex- 
ception of the 

One of the new line of four-cycle Fulton engines. All moving 
parts, including the valve lifters, are inclosed. 


20-28 h.p., the cylinders are cast in pairs of the 
T-head type. All moving parts are inclosed— 
even the valve lifters—making a very clean 
and quiet-running engine. Another feature is 
that the entire reverse gear and thrust bear- 
ings are inclosed in a substantial aluminum 
case, thereby eliminating any oil-throwing. 
The oiling system is 
of the force speed type 
which supplies a stream 
of oil to all bear- 
ings, the oil then 

draining into the crankcase where it is filtered 
and pumped back to the supply tank and used 
over again. It is a positive system designed to 
insure perfect lubrication under all conditions. 

The connecting rods are drop-forged from 
steel and have bronze bushings in the wrist- 
pin end and die-cast interchangeable bearings 
in the crank-pin end. The crankshaft is of a 
one-piece drop-forging of high carbon steel, 
is of large dimensions ground to exact size, 
and is flanged for the fly-wheel. There is a 
main bearing between each pair of cylinders, 
and all bearings are die-cast of the best white 
bearing metal and are interchangeable. The 
crankcase is of aluminum and is cast with ex- 
tended base for mounting the reverse gear as 
a unit. Ball thrust bearings of the highest 
grade are used, and the reverse gear employed 
is the Joe’s duplex drive. For circulating the 
cooling water a rotary geared pump, all of 
bronze, is used. The ignition system as regu- 
larly furnished, consists of the Bosch high- 
tension magneto with Connecticut high-tension 
distributor. Regular equipment includes steel 
shaft up to 1o feet in length, bronze propeller, 
stuffing box, muffler, wiring, extension base, 
reverse gear, thrust bearings, etc 

These engines are especially adapted for use 
in runabouts, speed ‘boats and express cruisers. 
They are very substantially built throughout 
and are intended to stand up under the hard- 
est service. The materials entering into their 
construction are regarded as the best that can 
be procured. The workmanship is of the 
highest grade and each motor is tested under 
full load for several hours before shipping 
to insure its being perfect before leaving the 

100,000 Sparks Per Minute! 

The Intricate Ignition System of the Twenty-Four Cylinder Power Plant in the B. I. T. Challenger. 
Twelve Two-Spark Magnetos, Six of Them the Duplex Type, Serving in All Ninety-Six Spark Plugs. 

NE of the most complicated and intri- 
cate sets of wiring ever attempted was 
installed in Commodore Pugh’s Dis- 

turber IV, challenger this year for the B. I. T., 
just before she was shipped to England. The 
big racer is equipped with two Deusenberg 
engines of 12 cylinders each, and as each en- 
gine is fitted with six two-spark Bosch 
magnetos more than 100 separate wires 
are required in the ignition system. As 
originally arranged the wiring presented 
an almost hopeless angle, 
so three service men from 
the Bosch Company were / 
set to work to gather 
up the wires and 
make the most 


spark magnetos. Of these six Bosch mag- 
netos, three are independent sets, while three 
are duplex (batteries assisting the magneto 
when starting). Each cylinder has four spark 
plugs, two plugs in each valve cap receiving 
their sparks from different magnetos. Thus, 
the two magnetos in each series fire 16 sparks 
in each revolution of their distributors, four 
sparks being fired in each cylinder at the 
proper time. The two end valve caps and the 
‘ two middle caps in each cylinder 
m8 ‘block cover the exhaust and 
~ ‘inlet chambers, respectively. 

ie To sum up, there are 24 
cylinders in all, em- 
ploying 12 two- 

SS spark mag- 

presentable a netos, serv- 
job which ‘ ing 96 


could be done in the email 
short time at their dis- a | 
posal. The accompanying 
photograph shows the 
rewiring of the star- 
board engine completed 
and the port engine in 
its original condition. 
To gain an idea of the 
intricacy of this ignition 

Ind Magneto ‘ . Duplex Magneto 

Ouplex Cai! 

; and Switch 
system it must be con- - 4 , TR} : 
sidered that there are Disturber IV’s Ignition System. Fs 
twelve cylinders in each ; i st in pairs, with the first and fourth valve Two Spark. 

: The cylinders of these mammoth engines are cast in p » with ! : ’ 
engine, an d that each caps pa + mee the exhaust chambers and the two middle caps covering the inlet chambers. Two 

i ‘ i f The accompanying 

*ts i i lugs are set in each valve cap and are fired from different magnetos. ’ 

ae ae o cylinder — yy the wiring of one ignition unit for four cylinders. W hen it is considered —— 
as supplied with two two- are six such units in the total ignition system, an idea of its intricacy may be obtained. 


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one another in solving the problems of motor boating. 

Motor Won't Run. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir: 

I have a 19-footer, equipped with a 6 to 8 h.p. mo- 
tor, two cylinders. I have put on an 18-inch wheel, 
20 inches pitch, three blades. I tried to start the en- 
gine; she would go for about one hundred yards and 
then stop. She will always knock. I disconnected the 
engine from the propeller and had her running loose. 
She would go so fast that I could not even run her 
full speed, Racing some breakage would occur. She 
would run fine, without even misfiring, and she 
wouldn’t knock with the engine running loose, no mat- 
ter how far I advanced the spark. But when 
1 connect it with the propeller she would run 
so slowly and knock that she stops after about 
one hundred revolutions. 
Sometimes she only gives 
four or five revolutions 
very slowly, knocks and 
then stops. Thinking it 
might be the propeller, I 
took her off and placed a 
15-inch, ar mip 22-inch 
pitch, and she does the 
same thing. ‘ 

I tried to adjust the 
vibrator to get a louder 
buzz. When I touch the 
vibrator of the first cyl- 
inder I don’t feel any 
shock, but when I try to 
adjust the second, she 
gives me a shock. Will 
you please tell me why 
the engine knocks and 
runs slowly with the pro- 
peller and why she runs 
smooth and fast without 
the propeller, also why 
get shocked on the sec- 
ond vibrator and not on 
the first? I have tried 
all kinds of gas and air s 
mixture, but without success. Do you think 
those two propellers I tried are too big for that 
engine? They are both three-bladed . 

The boat is 19 feet long, 4% feet beam. It is a 
V-bottom boat. The engine is a two-cylinder, jump- 
spark, 6 to 8 h.p, ; 

S. A., New York City. 

[We do not believe that it is due to the size 
of the propeller in the least. Other causes 
which it may be attributed to could be: Poor 
compression, wrong mixture, leaking ignition, 
poor base compression or mis-alignment be- 
tween the engine and propeller shaft. Any of 
the first four defects would allow the motor 
to run idle without much loss of power, but 
when you attempt to run it slow under power, 
these errors become very much magnified, and 
if bad ones are sufficient to cause the motor 
to stop after a few revolutions. If the engine 
is not lined up correctly this will also cause 
trouble, as you probably know. It may be that 
the size of the shaft hole is too small, and 
after the boat has been in the water for some 
time, the wood has swelled around the shaft, 
causing it to bind in some places. You can 
detect this by turning the propeller shaft over 
by hand. This should turn very easily indeed— 

almost without effort. If this does turn eas- 
ily, and considerable effort is required to 
turn it over after the shaft and motor are 
connected together, then the trouble is prob- 
ably in the alignment between the shaft and 
the motor. It may be that this was lined up 

~ re , ~ MN 
Photograph by Brown Bros. 
Aqua-planing through Hell Gate. 

before the boat was placed in the water and 
that the hull has changed its shape since that 
time. An installation of a flexible coupling be- 
tween the engine and the propeller shaft would 
take care of this. 

When the motor is running slowly under 
power, it is not necessary to have the needle 
valve as far open as when the engine is 
running fast without any load. If the needle 
valve happens to be adjusted to allow the 
motor to run idle at’ full.speed, probably if 
you attempt to run her slow under load, it 
will become flooded with gasoline and gradu- 
ally slow down and stop.- The remedy is 
obvious and requires nothing but closing the 
needle valve.] 

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partment readers of the magazine may be of direct aid to 

Speed Laws Governing 
Motor Boats. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir: , 

Can you give me some information concerning laws 
on water relative to speed limits? There is a number 
of motor boats on the Lehigh River, Pa. On entering 
the city of Allentown’s limits, we are forced to run 
very slowly owing to complaints of canocists because 
of the swell caused by motor boats, Also parties that 
have their boats tied up to the shore complain about 
their boats being rocked by the waves from the motor 

What are the laws about lights on motor 
boats, rowboats and canoes? A number of us 
motor boating fellows, all subscribers to your 
paper, would like you to 
give us some dope on 
this. Can the city offi- 
cials arrest us for run- 
ning fast, say, about 15 
miles per hour? The 
river is about 300 yards 
wide at the city limits. 

Fullerton, Pa. 

‘fe bet | “4 

[We would say that 
neither the Govern- 
ment Rules of the 
Road, .nor, so far as 
we can find out, the 
State laws of Penn- 
sylvania set any re- 
striction on the rate at 
which a motor boat 
may travel: We be- 
lieve, however, that in 
narrow waterways 
passing through cities, 

the city authorities, for the protection of 
boats lying along wharves have the authdrity 
to enact local laws as they see fit. In New 
York State and we presume in Pennsylvania, 
any person whose boat lying at a wharf re- 
ceives damage from the swell of a passing ves- 
sel may institute suit in the civil courts against 
the owner of that vessel and collect the amount 
of the damage. As an instance, you will re- 
member the newspaper reports that the Ham- 
burg-American Line had to pay damages to 
the tune of about $20,000 when the suck of the 
Vaterland’s propellers sank a coal barge and 
tore other vessels loose from their moorings. 

Aside from these considerations, however, 
we think that as a matter of common courtesy 
every motor boat owner should slow down 
when passing small boats or through an an- 
chorage. If the conditions are ever reversed 
and you find yourself at anchor cooking up a 
little grub when an alleged twenty-miler goes 
by and tosses you around a little, you'll have 
to admit that the bilge is a poor place to serve 
the beans from. 

As to the laws regulating the use of lights, 

Motor boating in India. Crossing the Ganges River on a one-elephant power ferry. 


100,000 Sparks Per Minute! 

The Intricate Ignition System of the Twenty-Four Cylinder Power Plant in the B. I. T. Challenger. 
Twelve Two-Spark Magnetos, Six of Them the Duplex Type, Serving in All Ninety-Six Spark Plugs. 

NE of the most complicated and intri- 
cate sets of wiring ever attempted was 
installed in Commodore Pugh’s Dis- 

turber IV, challenger this year for the B. I. T.., 
just before she was shipped to England. The 
big racer is equipped with two Deusenberg 
engines of 12 cylinders each, and as each en- 
gine is fitted with six two-spark Bosch . 
magnetos more than 100 separate wires 
are required in the ignition system. As 
originally arranged the wiring presented 
an almost hopeless angle, 
so three service men from 
the Bosch Company were 
set to work to gather 
up the wires and 

make the most 
job which 

could be done in the 
short time at their dis- 
posal. The accompanying 
photograph shows the 
rewiring of the star- 
board engine completed 
and the port engine in 
its original condition. 
lo gain an idea of the 
intricacy of this ignition 
system it must be con- 
sidered that there are 

spark magnetos. Of these six Bosch mag- 
netos, three are independent sets, while three 
are duplex (batteries assisting the magneto 
when starting). Each cylinder has four spark 
plugs, two plugs in each valve cap receiving 
their sparks from different magnetos. Thus, 
the two magnetos in each series fire 16 sparks 
in each revolution of their distributors, four 
sparks being fired in each cylinder at the 
proper time. The two end valve caps and the 
: two middle caps in each cylinder 
xm A ‘block cover the exhaust and 
a) ; 

‘inlet chambers, respectively. 
To sum up, there are 24 
cylinders in all, em- 
ploying 12 two- 
spark mag- 
netos, serv- 
ing 96 

Disturber IV’s Ignition System. 

ind. Magneto of Duplex Magneto 

= Sottery 
Ou plex Coil 
pe, * and Switch 

twaive cylinders in each The cylinders of these mammoth engines are cast in pairs, with the oe and a “give wo Spark Sw 
engine, and that each caps covering the exhaust chemsbere and fe 1° — y Rwy RADY .< po 
ts li irs set in each valve cap and are fired from di ent | 1etos. 
two sets of cylinder pairs y wd ye ty wistas of one ignition unit for four cylinders. When it is considered . pee 
is supplied with two two- are six such units in the total ignition system, an idea of its intricacy may be obtained. 


MoToR BoatinG’s columns are open to its readers, not only for 

expressed or statements made in such communications. 
postage enclosed to make an answer by mail possi 

in publishing the letters and answers where desire 

one another in solving the problems of motor boating. 

Motor Won't Run. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir: 

I have a 19-footer, equipped with a 6 to 8 h.p. mo- 
tor, two cylinders. I have put on an 18-inch wheel, 
20 inches pitch, three blades. I tried to start the en- 
gine; she would go for about one hundred yards and 
then stop. She will always knock. I disconnected the 
engine from the propeller and had her running loose. 
She would go so fast that I could not even run her 
full speed, fearing some breakage would occur. She 
would run fine, without even misfiring, and she 
wouldn’t knock with the engine running loose, no mat- 
ter how far I advanced the spark. But when 
1 connect it with the propeller she would run 
so slowly and knock that she stops after about 
one hundred revolutions. 
Sometimes she only gives 
four or five revolutions 
very slowly, knocks and 
then stops. Thinking it 
might be the propeller, I 
took her off and placed a 
15-inch, ta aap 22-inch 
pitch, and she does the 
same thing. 

I tried to adjust the 
vibrator to get a louder 
buzz. When I touch the 
vibrator of the first cyl- 
inder I don’t feel any 
shock, but when I try to 
adjust the second, she 
gives me a shock. Will 
you please tell me why 
the engine knocks and 
runs slowly with the pro- 
peller and why she runs 
smooth and fast without 
the propeller, also why 
get shocked on the sec- 
ond vibrator and not on 
the first? I have tried 
all kinds of gas and air : 
mixture, but without success. Do you think 
those two propellers I tried are too big for that 
engine? They are both three-bladed. ; 

The boat is 19 feet long, 4% feet beam, It is a 
V-bottom boat. The engine is a two-cylinder, jump- 
spark, 6 to 8 h.p. ; 

S. A., New York City. 

[We do not believe that it is due to the size 
of the propeller in the least. Other causes 
which it may be attributed to could be: Poor 
compression, wrong mixture, leaking ignition, 
poor base compression or mis-alignment be- 
tween the engine and propeller shaft. Any of 
the first four defects would allow the motor 
to run idle without much loss of power, but 
when you attempt to run it slow under power, 
these errors become very much magnified, and 
if bad ones are sufficient to cause the motor 
to stop after a few revolutions. If the engine 
is not lined up correctly this will also cause 
trouble, as you probably know. It may be that 
the size of the shaft hole is too small, and 
after the boat has been in the water for some 
time, the wood has swelled around the shaft, 
causing it to bind in some places. You can 
detect this by turning the propeller shaft over 
by hand. This should turn very easily indeed— 

almost without effort. If this does turn eas- 
ily, and corsiderable effort is required to 
turn it over after the shaft and motor are 
connected together, then the trouble is prob- 
ably in the alignment between the shaft and 
the motor. It may be that this was lined up 

Photograph by Brown Bros. 
Aqua-planing through Hell Gate. 

before the boat was placed in the water and 
that the hull has changed its shape since that 
time. An installation of a flexible coupling be 
tween the engine and the propeller shaft would 
take care of this. 

When the motor is running slowly under 
power, it is not necessary to have the needle 
valve as far open as when the engine is 
running fast without any load. If the needle 
valve happens to be adjtsted to allow the 
motor to run idle at full.speed, probably if 
you attempt to run her slow under load, it 
will become flooded with gasoline and gradu- 
ally slow down and stop. The remedy is 
obvious and requires nothing but closing the 
needle valve.] 

asking questions, but for placing before other readers ideas, results of 
experience, opinions, etc., that should be interesting or helpful to them; but the editor will not, of course, be responsible for any opinions 

The name and address of the writer must necessarily be given in every case and return 
ble (no anonymous contributions will be considered for publication), but names will be omitted 
d. Through the correspondence department readers of the magazine may be of direct aid to 

Speed Laws Governing 
Motor Boats. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir: 

Can you give me some information concerning laws 
on water relative to speed limits? There is a number 
of motor boats on the Lehigh River, Pa. On entering 
the city of Allentown’s limits, we are forced to run 
very slowly owing to complaints of c ts because 
of the swell caused by motor boats. Also parties that 
have their boats tied up to the shore complain about 
their boats being rocked by the waves from the motor 

What are the laws about lights on motor 
boats, rowboats and canoes? A number of us 
motor boating fellows, all subscribers to your 
paper, would like you to 
give us some dope on 
this. Can the city offi- 
cials arrest us for run- 
ning fast, say, about 15 
miles per hour? The 
river is about 300 yards 
wide at the city limits. 

cn SG 

e-9 _, Fullerton, Pa. 

[We would say that 
neither the Govern- 
ment Rules of the 
Road, nor, so far as 
we can find out, the 
State laws of Penn- 
sylvania set any re- 
striction on the rate at 
which a motor boat 
may travel: We be- 
lieve, however, that in 
narrow waterways 
passing through cities, 
the city authorities, for the protection of 

boats lying along wharves have the authdrity 
to enact local laws as they see fit. In New 
York State and we presume in Pennsylvania, 
any person whose boat lying at a wharf re- 
ceives damage from the swell of a passing ves- 
sel may institute suit in the civil courts against 
the owner of that vessel and collect the amount 
of the damage. As an instance, you will: re- 
member the newspaper reports that the Ham- 
burg-American Line had to pay damages to 
the tune of about $20,000 when the suck of the 
Vaterland’s propellers sank a coal barge and 
tore other vessels loose from their moorings. 

Aside from these considerations, however, 
we think that as a matter of common courtesy 
every motor boat owner should slow down 
when passing small boats or through an an- 
chorage. If the conditions are ever reversed 
and you find yourself at anchor cooking up a 
little grub when an alleged twenty-miler goes 
by and tosses you around a little, you'll have 
to admit that the bilge is a poor place to serve 
the beans from. 

As to the laws regulating the use of lights, 

Motor boating in India. Crossing the Ganges River on a one-elephant power ferry. 



we would refer you to the pilot rules, two 
copies of which the law requires every motor 
boat to carry, page 24 of the June issue of 
MoToR BoatinG into which this matter was 
gone very fully, or a two-page illustrated ar- 
ticle which appeared in the August issue of 
this magazine. We may say, however, in brief, 
that all motor boats under 26 feet in length 
(Class 1) are obliged to carry when under 
way a white light aft to be visible all around 
the horizon, and a combination light showing 
green to starboard visible from dead head 
to two points abaft the beam, and a red light 
to port also visible from dead ahead to two 
points abaft the beam. Motor boats from 
26 to 40 feet (Class 2) in length carry a 
white bow light visible from dead ahead to 
two points abaft the beam on each side, a green 
light on the starboard side visible from dead 
ahead to points abaft the beam on that side, a 
red light to port similarly arranged (these two 
lights to be suitably screened so that they may 
not be seen across the bow and a white light 
aft, placed higher than the bow light and 
visible all-around the horizon. Motor boats 
from 40 to 65 feet (Class 3) carry the same 
light except that the law provides that they 
shall be of larger size. 

Article 7 of the “Rules of the Road—Inland” 
requires that “Rowing boats whether under 
oars or sail shall have ready at hand a lantern 
showing a white light which shail be tempo- 
rarily exhibited in sufficient time to prevent 
collision.” This regulation may also be ap- 
plied to canoes. 

In conclusion, we would say that if we were 
in your place we would find out from the city 
authorities whether they have any ordinances 
regulating the speed of motor boats before 
we had any run-in with the local police. | 

A Double-Opposed Motor. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir 

As a constant reader of your magazine, I would be 
greatly obliged if you could give me any information 
which would be of assistance to me in installing an 
engine in my boat. 5 

I have a motor boat of the V-bottom type, 21 ft 
long by 4 ft. 6 in. wide The motor which I intend 
installing is of the two-cylinder, four-cycle, double- 
opposed, horizontal type As far as I can ascertain, 
the cylinder dimensions are: 4 in. bore by 4% in 
stroke It is, of course, water 2 and the weight 
without fly-wheel, is about 150 pounds. There does 
not appear to he any manufacturer’ $ name on the en- 
gine; I should rudge it to be about three or four years 
old, although in good condition 

The man from whom I purchased this engine ob- 
tained it in a bailiffs’ sale, and knows nothing about 
it, although he stated that he was informed it would 
develop 12 h.p. To me, this seems a little too much 
to expect, and I would be glad to have your advice in 
this connection 

Could you also inform me of the proper size wheel 
to use? The boat is lightly built and was intended 
for speeding purposes, although soundly constructed 

The engine used in this boat last year was a three 
cylinder of 21 h.p., and I find it necessary to raise 
the base slightly to accommodate the new engine I 
am, therefore, installing a flexible coupling. I under- 
stand that this should be placed between the reverse 
gear and the propeller shaft, with a bearing between 
the gear and flexible coupling Is this correct? 

J. G. C., Toronto, Canada. 

{Your motor should develop alfout 10 h.p. 
at 9oo r.p.m. and about 12 h.p. at 1,100 r.p.m. 
Just what speed the motor is designed to run 
at, we cannot of course say, as this depends 
entirely upon the design of the particular 
motor, size of the moving parts, area of the 
valves, etc. 

The proper wheel for a 10 h.p. motor at 
900 r.p.m. in a 21-foot V-bottom boat would 
be one having three blades 14 inches in diam- 
eter, by 18 inches pitch. This should give you 
a speed of about 12 miles per hour. 

We believe the use of a flexible coupling as 
you propose is entirely feasible, but we do not 
believe it necessary to use a bearing between 
the gear and coupling, provided the angle is 
not excessive. } 

An Interesting Model. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir: 

Am sending you a view of a little model I 
made, which is fully equipped. The hull is 
made of mahogany % of an inch, and the 
deck is made of the same material, the brass 
railing is 3/16 of an inch, it is 4 feet 6 inches 
long, 12 inches wide. I made every piece of 
the brass fixtures, taking me three months to 
complete. The boat runs with a small electric 
dynamo. I have it displayed in the window 
which attracts everyone who sees it. To really 
appreciate this model you would have to see 
the original, but I think the picture will give 
you a fair idea of what it is like. The deck is 
made of one strip of mahogany and one of 
ash; the hood is 1 made of the same 
material. F. L. T., Donaldsonville, La. 

From Motor Boating Readers. 

Stopping Up a Cylinder 

To the Editor f MoToR toatinG, Sir 

I have a li , € 2 st out 
equipped with a h.p. motor é m. 
[he propeiler furnished was a with 17 1m. pitch, 
2-bladed. I am € opinion $ the 00 
large for this mot is I i y in trolling 
on low speed, and the engine $ at times when 
turning the boat \lso, the vibration 1s excessive at 
high speed. 

A neighbor of mine wants me to ask a propeller 
question for him He has a use stern 
boat of about 5-ft: beam, the heavy 
What would be 1 suitable 5% h.p. 
motor turning between \ tw 
blade wéedions is preferred 

How can I stop a small flaw or crack in the base of 
4 2-cycle motor The hole is large enough to permit 
a fine spray of gas to blow out. Would mending with 
Solderall > suitable, or could I use an iron cement 
If so, where can | procure same? How is it applied? 
I would prefer one that does not , at 

re re « ing. 

_ = | & Ann Arbor, Mich 
[We believe that the proper wheel for your 
16 ft. V-bo tom runabout, equipped with a 
h.p. motor, running at 750 r. p. m., would 
be one having three blades 12 inches in diam- 
eter, by 12-inch pitch. While a three-bladed 
wheel may not give you any more speed than 
one with two blades in an installation of this 
kind, yet it will be decidedly smoother running 
and cause much less vibration. The proper 


stick, folding over, pounding flat and nailing 
any wrinkles or gathers with copper nails. 

This method absolutely stopped all leaks 
in that portion of the hull. 

It would be rather expensive to cover thx 
whole bottom of the hull in this way, as cop 
per will cost from 20 to 25 cents per poun 
but I think that Mr. A. P. will find most 
the leaks near the keel and if a 30 or 36 inches 
wide plate were attached in this manner, Xo 
or 90 per cent. of the leaks would disappear 

Troublei in n Starting Motors 

To the Editor of ‘ToR BoatinG, Sir 

I have a 5 h p eaied which gives me a little tr 
le in starting it [ put oil in the gasoline, im the 
cups and sometimes in the base. Do you think the 
causes that Once I get her started she keeps 
without misfiring Will you please tell me the be- 

way to avoid this, and if I should use oil cups inclu 
ing the oil in the gasoline? 
P. F., New York City. 
{| While we believe that having oil in the gas- 
oline does make the motor somewhat harder 
to start, than when no oil is used at all, yet all 
the trouble you are experiencing can hardly be 
attributed to this cause. Trouble similar to 
this seems to be chronic with some motors, 
and its cause can be traced to nothing else 
than the design of the motor itself. However, 
we believe that if you will put a little lubri- 

A mahogany and ash model powered with an electric motor. This interesting little 
craft is 4 feet 6 inches long and 12 inches wide. It is described on this page. 

wheel for your 21-ft. boat with a 5% h.p 
motor, turning at 750 r.p.m. would be one 
having two blades 14 inches in diameter, by 
15 inches pitch. 

In regard to stopping a crack . the base of 
a 2-cycle motor, while this may be done with 
Solderall with more or less degree of satis- 
faction, yet we believe Smooth-on Cement will 
give you a much better job. The cement 
should be jammed into the crack tightly and 
it as well as the surrounding metal should be 
heated with plumbers’ torch for a quarter or 
a half an hour to insure the setting of the 
cement. This latter becomes practically in- 
tegral with the cast iron and can withstand 
considerable pressure. A cement may also be 
made up composed of three parts of iron 
filings to one of salammoniac, made up into a 
paste with salt water. The filings should be 
made with a fine file from grey cast iron. Two 
or three days will be required for this to set, 
after which it will stand any amount of pres- 
sure which it will be normally subjected to in 
the base of an engine. Still another method of 
correcting this would be to take the motor out 
of the boat to some shop equipped with a 
welding outfit, but you no doubt have con- 
sidered this method and discarded it as 
impracticable. | 

Caulking Suggestions. 

To the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir: 

In the July number of MoToR BoatinG, 
A. P., New York, asks how to stop leaks in a 
hull which caulking failed to remedy. 

I would like to offer for comment, a plan 
which I followed to stop the leaks in the first 
six feet of my 25-foot by 4-foot displacement 
hull, planked with 3 inch cedar. 

I first put butt straps along the seams in- 
side, then caulked her thoroughly and applied 
a couple of coats of red lead. I then cemented 
a piece of heavy cotton to the hull with a 
viscous mixture of hot pine pitch and boiled 
oil. Over this I nailed a sheet of 10-ounce 
soft copper sheeting, working the pliable cop- 
per to the lines of the boat by rubbing with a 

cating oil through the petcocks and turn the 
tly-wheel over a few times before priming the 
motor, you will find that she starts more 
readily than when simply priming with gaso- 
line alone. 

It may be that grease cups on the bearings 
would help somewhat, but probably not to very 
great extent. The advantage of these is that 
they can be screwed down before starting, 
which will give you better compression in the 
base of your motor, while it is being turned 
over by hand. The drawing in of a slight 
amount of air into the cylinder through the 
petcocks when you are turning the fly-wheel 
over slowly by hand may be necessary to get 
the right mixture for starting.) 

Charts of the 


lo the Editor of MoToR BoatinG, Sir 
I have been a_ constant reader “of MoToR 

BoatinG, and I am very much interested in motor 

Three young men and myself are planning for 4 
trip up the Hudson River. We want to start from 
jamaica Bay and go up the Hudson River to Lake 
Luzerne in a launch which one of the party owns 

Would you kindly tell me where I could obtain a 
map showing the course we would take to get from 
Jamaica Bay to Lake Luzerne also the pilot regula- 
tions, such as the necessary lights to be carried on 
board, and the meaning of the different whistles and 
their answers, etc. 

E. W. S., New York City 

[We would suggest that you refer to the 
July, 1913, issue of MoToR BoatinG, where a 
complete chart of the Hudson River was 

You might also obtain from the Coast and 
Geodetic Survey Department of Commerce, 
Washington, D. C., a catalogue of the charts 
issued by this department, and from this 
choose the necessary charts covering the pro- 
posed trip. This catalogue can be obtained 

free of charge upon request to the above- 
mentioned department. 

A copy of the Pilot Regulations can be ob- 
tained from the Custom House in this city, 
or from the Steamboat Inspection Service, 
Washington, D. C.] 

United States Power Squadrons. 

The United States Power Squadrons movement is 
showing a healthy growth, and since the opening of 
this year’s season, the following local squadrons have 
been added to membership by the Governing Board: 
Power Squadron of New Haven, Narragansett Bay 
Power Squadron, Power Squadron of the New Bedford 
Yacht Ciub, Power Squadron of the Savin Hill Yacht 
Club, and Power Squadron of the Quincy Yacht Club. 
Admission to membership in the Squadrons implies that 
at least ten boat owners in any boating club have sig- 
nified their intention of becoming part of the United 
States Power Squadrons, and having individually passed 
the required examinations to determine their fitness 
as seamen, have been elected to membership. 

The following appointments have been made by order 
of the Chief Commander since May 20th: Messrs. N. L. 
Stebbins, C. F. Chapman and W. A. Hopkins have been 
appointed as the Committee on Instruction and Examina- 
tion, to hold office until the annual meeting in 1915. 
Mr. Stebbins, whose address is 132 Boylston street, 
Boston, Mass., is the chairman of this committee. Cap- 
tain R. 8S. Campbell, and Messrs. Charles Longstreth 
and Thomas B. Bowes, have been appointed as Board 
of Instruction and Examination to act in District No. 
6, Sandy Hook to Cape Henry, including Delaware River 
and Bay, and Chesapeake Bay and all rivers entering 
therein. For further information abovt this board, 
address Mr. Bowes, Lafayette Building, Fifth and 
Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to Flag 
Officer Stebbins, the following have been appointed to 
serve on the staff of the Chief Commander and to per- 
form such duties as he may designate: Aides, Messrs. 
osthae P. Homer and William A. Lee Paymaster, 

harles 0. Whitten. Captains A. Swanson, 
Curtiss and L. H. Turner have been appointed as Board 
of Instruction and Examination for District No. 7., San 
Francisco Bay and contributory rivers entering therein. 
Captain L. Curtiss, 310 California street, San Francisco, 
Cal., should be addressed for further information about 
this Board. 

> . > 
The New York to San Francisco Race. 

The great race from New York to San Francisco under 
= -_ ices of the Panama Exposition which is to be 
915 is being developed by the two committees 

the California Section of the A. P. B. A., 
the Corinthian Y. C., 
of Sacramento; 

The race has been placed in the hands of 
composed of 
of San Francisco; Oakland Y. C., 
Pacific M. B. C., of Belvidere; Sacra- 


— | —y . 
yo umd wv ow Uf 

tee are: I. H. Cory, chairman, ee Section, A. P. 
B. A., and Lieut. -Commander ©. Woodward, U. 

At a recent meeting held in Philadelphia by the East- 
ern Committee preliminary action was taken in fixing 

mento XY. C., 

jay Dee Ess, owned by Commodore J. D. Swoyer, of the Chelsea Y. C., and designed 
y Adolph Apel, winner in the hydroplane class in the Atlantic City M. B. C. races, 
She is classed as a 50-miler. 

of Sacramento, and the San Francisco 
The exposition authorities have awarded prizes 

amounting to $10,000 which prizes are permitted by the 

“ B. Bowes, Philadelphia, Pa., 

association by reason of that section of their 
rules which allows the eiving of prizes for sea 
races of over 600 miles. e men comgomes 
the Eastern Committee are as follows: T 
chairman; Charles 
F. Chapman, Hudson River Y. R. A.; EB. Claude 
Headley, Delaware Y. R.A.; Ruben B. Clark, 
secretary Racing Commission, A. P. 
R. A., and an unnamed member 
from the South Jersey Y. R. A. 
The men on the Western Commit- 

Kismet, owned by Frank Gorman, of the Ocean City Y. C., winner in the ~ ae = 
rating over 45 in the South Jersey Y. R. A. races at the Atlantic City M. B 

the ~~ y-% and maximum length of boats allowed te 
enter. No under 55 feet or over 75 feet load waterline 
length will te eligible for entry. It was also definitely 
decided that an allowance of 72 hours’ stoppage at all 
ports, exclusive of the canal, shall be given. If con- 
testants do not use up all of the 72 hours, only the 
actual hours will be deducted, while if hy 2 | from 
than 72 hours, only the 72 hours will be or yes} 

their My | time. A rtain amount of 

probably be allowed. All fuel is to be et in ont 
tanks, but no built-up tanks will be allowed. Ratings 
on Diesel and semi-Diesel engines have not yet been 
decided, but gasoline engine ratings will probably re- 
main the same. oie: te 

Middletown Y. C. Long Distance Race. 

Sane h Se racing season is now drawing to 
close. e mbers of the Middletown enif t club, 
of Middletown. Conn., haven't t over iking about 
their highly successful lon istance ate 
July 4th. The course ran from Middletown to way. 
brook and out between the breakwaters; thence 
and around Cornfield Point Lightship; 
geperety. southeasterly direction. to and around 
‘oint Lighthouse in Plum Gut; thence past 
Beach Lighthouse, past Greenport Breakwa water, ean 
between a stakeboat and the end of Conklin’s Point, 
returning to Middletown %. the same route. Ran ging 
from an 18-footer to EX See, there were —. 
two entries in three cover this course 
48 nautical — The. ~ RS were as follows: Broad 
Bill, owned L & D. Meloney; et ak owned 
A. F. Somes and Halcyon, "3 T. M. Ru 
in Class 1; Marie, owned by EB. F. Guffey; Lady Mar. 
jorie, owned by ‘s. - Norris; and Tik Tok, owned by 
Cc. B. Bryant, "Olase 3 Viola, Neenah, Nixte II, Arie 

and Betty, in Class 3 owned respectively Py H. C. 
Spring, A. Lewis, Howard Tay H, Storms, 
and J. W. Gonnell. 

Summary of Elapsed Times for Each Round in the 1914 Races for the A. P. B. A. 
Gold Challenge Cup—30 Nautical Miles—Lake George, N. Y. 

. . July 30th, 1914. July 31st, 1914. 5:15 P. M., July 3ist, 1914. 
oat. Motor. H. P. wher. *t’ 
or. Pete B istlap 2ndlap Sdiap 4th lap Sth lap Total Pts./istiap 2ndlap 3dlap 4th lap Sth lap Total Pts.|!st lap 2nd lap 3d lap 4th tap Sth lap Total Pts. Pts. 
rs. aula 
Sterling 180 Blackton ..... 8:38 8:23 8:17 8:14 8:13 41:45 9 | 8:27 8:09 8:05 8:10 $:13 41:03 10) 8:25 4:21 8:53 9:06 9:02 43:47 10 30 
Sterling 180 W. J. Conners.. 9:41 8:46 8:41 8: 8:28 44:11 8 | 8:54 8:32 8:30 8:31 42:55 9 | 9:36 9:40 9:33 9:29 9:34 47:52 9 26 
“ 2 Sterling 350 C. S. Mankowski 9:33 8:45 8:45 8:46 8:43 44:32 6 | 8:55 8:45 8:45 8:44 8: 7 43:53 8 | 9:07 8:45 45 8:39 out DNF. 0 14 
Q. Iv. Sterling 180 J. J. Harty..... 10:25 9:38 9:36 9:35 9:41 48:55 5 | 9:55 9:40 10:6 55 9:23 13:01 52:54 7 | did not start .... - DNS 6 12 
Baby Reliance V.. Sterling 180 J. S. Blackton.. 8:26 8:09 8:14 8:07 8:11 41:07 10 did not rate ee DNB. 0 | did not start .... - DNS. O 10 
T Distneceeetd terling 180 C. Du Pont..... 10:38 9:53 9:48 9:48 10:03 50:10 4 |10:48 10:22 10:35 10:40 10:47 53:12 6 | did not start - DNS. O 10 
ED Vescves Van Blerck 300 A. _ Miles.... 9:15 8:31 8:40 9:01 9:00 44:27 7 | 8:57 Ut eee ceeee saves DNF. 0 | did not s - DNS. 0 7 
ake George 
Hawk Eye........ Van Blerck 300 Syndicate .... 8:56 8:43 9:32 10:35 12:35 50:21 3 | did not start D.N.S. 0 | 8:27 8:59 out - DNF. @ 8 
Peter Pan Vi.... Van Blerck 180 James Simpson... 12:50 out ....  sseos -- D.N.F. 0 | did not start D.N.S. 0 | did not start «... - DNS. 0 0 
Harpoon .......++ Van Blerck 180 W. H. Young... Did not start D.N.S. 0 did not start ceee DNS. 0 | did not start .. - DNS. @ @ 
The average speed of Baby Rellance V was | The average speed of Baby Speed Demon 11 was The average speed of Baby Speed Demon 11 In 
50.41 statute miles per hour. 50.49 statute Tniles per hour, a world’s record. this race was 47.3 statute miles per hour. 



Bosch Products. 

With the completion of the recent Bosch- 
Rushmore merger, the Bosch Magneto Com- 
pany of New York has added to its already 
complete line of self-starters, a line of fly- 
wheel crankers well known to the marine 
trade. In the Bosch-Rushmore starters, made 
in 6- and 12-volt styles, the driving pinion 
does not engage with the flywheel except while 
it is being used for cranking. This is ac- 
complished by means of a compression spring 
in the commutator end of the shaft which 
holds the armature out of line with the pole 
pieces, until by the closing of the switch, the 
armature is drawn in by magnetic attraction, 
bringing the pinion into mesh with the fly- 
wheel gear. When the gasoline engine takes 
up its cycle the motor is relieved of its load, 
the current dropping close to zero and allow- 
ing the compression spring to force the 
pinion out of mesh. One of the many in- 
enious features of the Bosch starting and 
ighting outfit is the carbon particle dynamo 
regulator which is shown with the cover re- 
moved in the accompanying picture. This regu- 
lator prevents the generation of higher vol- 
tages than are required by introducing re- 
sistance into the field circuit. This is accom- 
plished by having a small cylindrical compart- 
ment filled with carbon particles against 
which the end plates of the compartment 
press at normal voltage. As the voltage is 
increased a small solenoid lifts a diaphragm 
at the top of the pack, thus removing some of 
the pressure from the carbon particles, and 
increasing the resistance in the field circuit. 
This automatically regulates the voltage gene- 
rated by the dynamo regardless of the speed of 
the engine. 



The Seah a 

The Senrab kerosene carbureter, manufac- 
tured by the Senrab Carbureter Co., Inc., Sea 
Cliff, L. L., is so arranged that the adjustment 
of a single moving part effects in proper ratio 
the fuel supply, the main air supply and the 
auxiliary supply, so that under different de- 
grees of running, the user may depend upon 
the admission into the eo of a correctly 
proportioned mixture of fuel and air without 
separately adjusting the several supplies. Ad- 
vantage has been taken of the Venturi tube as 
a main air supply owing to the increased ve- 
locity through a passage having a constricted 
throat, and because the tube lends itself to a 
convenient regulation of air by means of ‘a 
moving central member placed in axial rela- 
tion to it. A control method for this carbureter 
has been provided, whereby by the proper 
setting of a lever, the carbureter may be 
placed in the most convenient location on any 
engine. Provision has been made for start- 
ing on gasoline, and by means of the ex- 
haust heated chamber and the special features 
of the instrument, it is claimed that it will 
operate as efficiently and economically on 
kerosene as any other carbureter will on gaso- 

Ss & § 

The Kenney Silencer. 

In the Kenney exhaust silencer, manu- 
factured by M. A. Barber, of Norwich, Conn., 
it is claimed that the velocity shock of the 

The Bosch- Rushmore fly- 
wheel type self-starter. 



Ideal valve- 
The Senrat seat refacing 
kerosene carbureter. tool. 

‘te he 




The Kenney silencer, showing path of ex- 
haust gases. 



Mabey’s com- 
bination trouble lamp and spot light. 

exhaust gases is destroyed by a whirling 
collision in the patent shock head, and that 
the gases are then completely silenced by the 
undulating expansions through the vanes. As 
the openings through this silencer are more 
than ten per cent. greater than the area of the 
exhaust pipe, it is pointed out that there is 
not only no chance for back pressure, but 
that there is actually a slight vacuum main- 
tained in the head when the motor is up to 
speed. For marine use the silencer is set in 
a horizontal position, and the slight amount 
of cooling water which is admitted to it drains 
through an opening in the shock head. The 
Kenney is built of pure copper with the heads 
of anti-corrosive-treated gray iron, and the 
single bolt used to support the vanes is of 
Tobin bronze. This muffler is made in sizes 
adapted to any motor. 
*- * * 

A New Trouble Lamp. 

Mabey’s Electric & Manufacturing VCo., of 
940 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Ind., are 
making a combination trouble lamp and spot 
light, a feature of which is an arrangement 
whereby a protecting sleeve slips over the bulb, 
and in addition to saving it from breakage, acts 
as a reflector, ensuring a brilliant spot light. It 
is finished in nickel with a hard wood handle 
and is supplied with an Ediswan receptacle and 
attachment plug and 10 feet of cord. 

*_ * * 

Ideal Valve Seating and 
Facing Tools. 

The American Developing and Sales Co., 
of Stamford, Conn., are manufacturing two 
tools to be used for refacing valve seats and 
valves. The former is furnished with four 
different size pilot stems to fit the different 
size valve leads and make the valve seat come 
positively true with the valve stems. The tool 
is made in two sizes to accommodate valves 
from the smallest up to 3 inches. The cost is 
$8. The other tool—the valve grinder—is used 
to true up valves before grinding, and it is said 
that a much cleaner job may be made with this 
instrument than can be done with a lathe. The 
tool is adjustable to any diameter of valve. 
The cost is $7. 

’- * * 

Exide X Storage Battery. 

A new storage battery, known as the model 
X, has recently been put on the market by the 
Electric Storage Battery Co., of Philadelphia, 
Pa., whose line of Exide batteries is already 
well known. The chief advantage claimed for 
the Model X is its development of unusually 
great current per unit of weight and volume, 
making it particularly valuable for withstand- 
ing the severe drains exacted in starting and 
lighting. Each cell of the several which make 
up the complete battery is a separate sealed 
unit, permitting of easy removal and replace- 
ment. The gas vent and filling aperture is so 
arranged as to limit the amount of water to 
the quantity needed to replace the liquid lost 
by evaporation. The terminal posts are of 
hard bronze with lead protective coating and 
lead-encased nuts and washers, and the plates 
are of the standard Exide type. 

The model X 
Exide battery for use in starting and lighting. 

Ideal valve 
refacing tool. 



New Things for Motor Boatmen. 


The End-Oxy clamp for use in working in 
piston rings. 

The End-Oxy Piston 
Ring Clamp. 

The End-Oxy Appliance Co., of Trenton, 

Mechanical details of “Climax” oiler. 

N. J., are making a device designed to facili- [DI= 

tate the accurate replacement of cylinders in 
regard to the correct centering of the pistons, 
by obviating the usual trouble found in getting 
the rings to slide into the cylinders. This de- 
vice consists of a ring clamp which is con- 
structed of a closely woven, flexible, webbed 
strap with a flat locking buckle, to which is 
fastened a shim brass lining securely at one 
end, with the other end free to slide in ap- 
plying the same to the piston. The lining is 
sufficiently thin to enter the chamber of cylin- 
der castings, and to enter the ring in the 
cylinders, yet it is too thick to enter or wedge 
itself between the piston and the cylinder 

wall. As the heaviest portion of the clamp, 

the buckle itself, is but 34-inch in thickness, 
it is claimed that the clamp can be used on 
the closest type of engine construction, and 
yet free out perfectly for removal or reappli- 
cation, Only two clamps are required, as but 
two pistons travel in a plane in either the four 
or six type of engine construction. The 
clamps have a range of from 3% to 6 inches 
piston diameter, and cost $1 per pair, com- 

* * 

The Oxylene Decarbon- 


This apparatus consists of three parts, to- 
gether with the necessary valves and copper 
and rubber tubing. The short upper cylinder 
is the purifier, from which the oxygen emerges 
in a pure, dry state. The section beneath is 
the cartridge, and beneath that is the heating 
unit, consisting of a furnace and its protect- 
ing wall. By this system the owner need only 
purchase new cartridges for replacement. The 
purifier, heater and small appliances are kept 
for permanent use. The cartridges are shipped 
ready prepared with the chemicals from which 
the oxygen is produced, and this begins to 
form when the heater has been lighted 
for a moment. From the cartridge the oxy- 
gen passes to the purifier, from which it emer- 
ges ready for use. The operation of com- 
pletely removing carbon from the cylinders 
is said to occupy a few minutes only. The 
cost of the outfit, with one cartridge, is $10; 
extra cartridges cost $1.50 each. The manu- 
facturers are The Oxygen Decarbonizer 
company, 658 Fort Street, West, Detroit, 


* * * 

‘Yankee Jaws.” 

The “Bon” Manufacturing Co., of Elgin, 
Ill, are marketing a device which they call 
Yankee Jaws,” which —~ be readily at- 
tached to any monkey wrench for the purpose 
of converting it into a pipe wrench. The com- 
pany points out that by the use of this little 
device, which costs only 25 cents, the user may , 
have a combined monkey wrench and pipe/ 
wrench in one tool at a slight cost. 

[Breeze Flexible Shaftin 

The Breeze Carbureter Co., 250 St, 
Newark, N. J., manufacture flexible shafts for 
all purposes of steel music wire, j 
either monocoil with one wire, or mufiti-coil, 
with several, as illustrated. It is clai jose 


they have the utmost flexibility and 
power transmissions. The list of uses ‘toe which 


are cheaper than gears and joints 

they may be put seems endless, a few 
which may be mentioned here are di¢ sinking, 
drilling, grinding and polishing im) machine 

The Oxylene decarbon- The Sprague- 
izer for cleaning out Brace 
cylinders. searchlight. 

reese Meter valve carbureter. 



The Peerless two-piece piston ring. 

The M¢tager-Daniels magnet charger. 

bapering and polishing brightwork 

a t; cleaning and polishing brass 
Awork, driving circulation p. nps, tachometers, 
etc. The ‘shafts are made in over a dozen 
sizes for transmitting from 1-20 to 1. h. p, 
and they measure from % up to %-inch in 
thickness. * In installing this shafting the com- 
pany points out that there should be no sharp 
angles, and that the. monocoil type being 
cheaper is not as lastinge as the multi-coil type, 
but that it will be foutid eminently suited to 
simple push and pull work. 

net Charger. 

This new system utilizes the primary mag- 
netic charging effect of the coils direct, as the 
magnet to be charged is placed directly in the 
fields. The current required is supplied from 

shops : 

any type 6-volt storage battery, and in an emer- 
gency 6 or 8 dry cells may be used with good 
results. There are over 8,500 ampere turns of 
wire used, which makes his instrument practi- 
cally instantaneous in its action. A strong 
knife switch is provided for making contacts. 
The instrument is finished in nickel and 
mounted on a mahogany base presenting a 
very pleasing appearance. The Overland Sales 
Co., 1140 Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill, are 
general sales agents for the United States and 

** * 

The Climax Oiler. 

The Climax oiler, manufactured by the 
Climax Brass & Manufacturing Co., 1250 W. 
15th St., Chicago, Ill, is described as being 
simple in construction and having conse- 
quently great strength. The object of the 
company has been to produce an oiler which 
combines simplicity with efficiency, and to do 
this they have as one of the features a single 
eccentric which admits the oil to all the vari- 
ous ducts. The entire mechanism (shown in 
the accompanying cut) is immersed in a bath 
of oil, and as the movement of the woiking 
parts is slow, there is very little wear in the 
oiler. The lift of the as plunger is 
merely a fraction of an inch, so that any sedi- 
ment that might settle from the oil is left un- 
disturbed in the bottom of the tank. Absolute 
accuracy in measiuing the supply of oil to be 
let into the various pipes is a- feature claimed 
for this oiler which is made in several sizes. 


Peerless Piston Ring. 

The Peerless Piston Ring Company, of 99 
Lafayette Street, Newark, N. J., are marketing 
a B nny ring which is designed to prevent 
leakage of compression and lubricating oil past 
the slots. It consists of a regular outer eccen- 
tric ring with which is combined an inner ec- 
centric ring which has a flange fitting the cyl- 
inder bore. It is claimed that the pressure of 
the outer ring serves to equalize the pressure 
against the cylinder walls. If desired, one 

per piston may be used in combination 
segular rings, eg age 

A New Searchlight. 

The Sprague-Brace Manufacturi Com- 
pany, of 60 Jefferson Aventa, Whe De- 
troit, Mich., are putting on the market a 
new motor boat searchlight which sells at 
a reasonable figure. The light is ly 

made of polished brass and measures 12 inches 

by 4% inches. It is designed to te on dry 
cells or storage battery, and while economical 
in current consumption, it is claimed that it will 
throw a powerful light a distance of 200 feet. 

It is arranged so that it may be quickly turned 

in any direction, sideways or up and down. 

The weg! block type, as shown in the accom- 

panying illustration, sells for $s. 

*“* * 

Meter Valve Carbureter. 

oy the claims made for their new prod- 
uct by the Meter Valve Carbureter q 
of Beckel Building, Dayton, Ohio, are®: 
positive method of metering or. m« 

air and fuel to suit the load or speed.of the 
motor by means of an auxiliary air valve 
which surrounds the Venturi tube. In-order 
to eliminate the possibility. of cross currents 
of varying temperature and consequent con- 
densation, all the air taken in passes through 
one intake. All springs have been done away 
with, a flange on the bottom of the valve, 
which forms a pocket or air cushion, taking 
their place. 

The Lundin Lifeboat. 

What promised to be one of the most 
interesting trips ever undertaken has 
recently been cut short, due to the un- 
safe conditions of the Atlantic arising 
from the general European conflict. On 
July 30th the Lundin motor lifeboat, 
commanded by Mr. Signe Sivard, super- 
intendent of the Welin Marine Equipment Co., 
and Mrs. Sivard, and accompanied by a crew 
of four men, set sail from the Battery for Eng- 
land. A steamer convoyed her to Sea Gate, and 
every passing vessel saluted the brave little 
craft—only 36 feet in length—which was 
expected to demonstrate the suitability of this type of 
eraft for lifeboat service on the ocean liners. The boat 
which is the conception of Capt. A. P. Lundin, president 
of the Weiin Marine Equipment Co., of Long Island 
City, the builders, is constructed of galvanized sheet 
steel, and in the course .of the trip down the bay, 
Captain Sivard purposely 
eollided with his convoy in 
order to test the strength 
of his craft. Although the 
tifeboat is protected with 
balsa wood fenders to take 
the edge off any knock 
which she might receive in 
lowering from the deck of 
a steamer, in this particu- 
lar test the rub strake of 
the steamer struck above 
the fenders against the 
side of the steel house. 
In spite of this severe 
punishment the busky lit- 
tle craft came through 
with scareely a dent in. her 

The Lundin lifeboat with 
a length of 36 feet has a beam of 12 feet and a draft 


= n@)®) 


Ee te 

Bunny B., a new 26-foot V-bottom runabout, built by theValley Boat & Engine Co., 
and powered with a 55 h.p. Sterling high-speed engine. 

be installed in order to make the test- 
ing of Sterling engives as efficient as 
possible. The floor will contain stands 
for thirty engines, so that this num- 
ber can be tested at one time. A 
traveling crane operates from end te 
end of the building and picks up an 
engine as it comes in the door and 
drops it on whichever stand it is fitted for, 
Engines will be tested in connection with 
hydraulic water brakes to determine their 
power and with aerial propellers in order te 
test the thrust, which is a very important item 
to take into consideration with marine engines, 
The water pump of each engine will have to lift its 
water from a depth of three feet as a test of its effi- 
clency to operate in a boat. Every engine will be sub 
jected to a test that will extend over at least three 
complete days and, in many cases, more than a week, 
A cordial invitation is extended to all readers of this 
magazine to visit the Ster- 
ling plant the next time 
they are in Buffalo 
> . . 

Scripps New England 


The marine motor agency 
field has won a new and 
exceptionally well pre- 
pared recruit in W. Bur- 
ton Piersol, who now rep- 
resents the Scripps Motor 
Company, of Detroit, in 
the territory east of the 
Connecticut River in Con- 
necticut, and the states of 
Massachusetts, Rhode 
Island, New Hampshire 
and Maine. 

With the accumulated 

: ~ “ experience of yachting, service in the Navy, and wide 
a. — eo a ee ly A. be wa - A [ travel, which has given him a chance to study motor 
this lie aoe o 7 “A th: Rena tb , — e ee | boats from every angle, together with an intimate 
A © eats te o heel ys stew > dA i acquaintance with every point of the New England 
bo ay Bande om eine mot ‘Atted with  cntemana Thirt “ coast, and the boating circles there, Mr. Piersol should 
} A eheve the bettem te & steel deck, the aed find a ready welcome in the New England field. 

- ° The preliminary work of organizing his territory is 
eer eptade a ae aS aT DO. Btenaasa moter pee. { now occupying Mr. Piersol. He expects to open an office 
vides the motive power and also turns a Dayton dynamo | at oe = ee Wale Ee Cale compa 
for lighting the t, cooking purposes, and operating . s — ee 
the wireless equipment. Two 230-gallon fuel tanks are 

- Regal Sales and Records. 
p_, yt H yd yp tay peng 2 The Regal Gasoline Engine Co., of Coldwater, Mich., 
the air-tight compartments in the boat’s double bot- announce the sale of four of their 12 h.p. four-cyilnder 
tom. The interior arrangements allow for a etate engines to the Government of Argentine. The order for 
} 0 ‘Mrs, Sivard. and @ ceenépreet reom for the vat na these engines was given by Inspection General de Rentas 
equipusent Stes tania me clung i tho @n to this company’s agent at Buenos Aires. 
room for the men, who stand watch and watch on deck ‘ In a 100-mile race at a recent regatta in Buenos Aires, 
Capt. B. A. Rigoulot shipped for the cruise as navi- ' the yacht Mon Reve, owned by Sr. Juan Ortholan, suc- 
tor. He bas had considerable experience in United r ceeded in winning the first prize consisting of a hand- 

tates Army transports in the Pacific. Charles Klint- 
berg went along as assistant navigator, and Walter 
Patterson took charge of the motor. . Heldrum, 
who has been in charge of the high power wireless sta- 
tion at Cape Cod, was wireless operator. The Welin 
Company now announces that two courses are open for 
the Intrepid commander of the lifeboat—either he will 
take her to San Francisco via the Canal, or he will wait 
until conditioas return to normal and again attempt the 
trans-Atlantic trip. -_ 

New Loew-Victor Distributor for Maryland. 

Mr. R. W. Thompson, of 214 Light Street, 
Baltimore, Md., after a trip to Chicago, and an 
inspection. of the factory of the w-Victor 
Engine CO., decided that this company’s marine 
motors would make a valuable addition to his 
present lines of engines. He has,therefore, been 
appointed Loew-Victor distributor for Maryland. 


Durkee’s Campaign of Protection. 
Chas. D. Durkee & Co., of 2 South 
Street, New York, are now sending to 
their customers cards and circulars 
pointing out the unnecessary expense to 
which they and all big houses are put 
by the practice of customers return- 
ing goods without notification, where 
no fault exists on the part of the manu- 
facturer. As a matter of self-protection 
they will, in the future, refuse to ac- 
cept materia] of any description, unless 
permission for its return is given in ad- 
vance. When they do accept a return of 
goods a charge of 10 per cent. will be 
made to cover the cost of ae and, 
of course, such other expenses as freight 
or expressage. When, however, the 
fault is theirs they will expect to stand 
these expenses. The proposition seems 
a fair one as a manufacturer is often 
obliged to bear a 50 per cent. loss on 
articles returned, and his prices must, 
therefore, be higher to make up for this 
deficiency. If, however, by some such 
scheme as the Durkee Co. is now put- 
ting forward, the “‘guilty’’ person is 
asked to pay for a portion of this logs, 
the prices may be kept down for other 
. . . 
Large Addition to Sterling Factory. 
Contracts have recently been let by 

some cup. This yacht is powered with two 32 h.p. high 
speed Regals and, it is said, has already succeeded in 
making a good record around Buenos Aires. Last fall 
the owner took an extended trip up the Paraguay River 
in this yacht, and the motors ran exceedingly well all 
through the voyage, sometimes being run for forty 
hours without stopping. Im the same regatta a smaller 
boat, Oso III, having one 32 h.p. Regal engine installed 
ran over the Buenos Aires course at an average speed 
of 31 m.p.h. 
> . 7 

U-S-L Management and Staff Retained. 

In the United States District Court in Buffalo 
on July 2ist, Judge Hazel appointed James 0. 
Moore and James A. Roberts, receivers for The 
United States Light and Heating Company follow- 
ing a case in equity. That it was a case in equity 
and not in bankruptcy was made evident in the 

It was clearly outlined by the Court that there 
should be no interruption in the fulfilment of 
existing contracts, in the prosecution of pending 
business or in the company's operations in any 

Mr. A. H. Ackermann, vice-president 
and general manager prior to the re- 
ceivership, was immediately appointed 
general manager to operate the busi- 
ness because of his familiarity with 
it, and the entire staff of salesmen, 
engineers, etc., were retained in their 
former capacities. 

Mr. Ackermann has issued the fol- 
lowing statement to the trade and to 
the public: 

‘The action recently sustained in the 
appointment of the receivers for the 
property of the company was a neces- 
sary step to conserve the assets for the 
benefit of all. With assets of three 
dollars for every dollar of debt, the 
company is amply stable, and the 
Court's direction to continue the busi- 
ness is the last proof necessary to re- 
assure the buying public. There are 
already under way plans for broad 
financing, and with the return of gen- 
eral prosperity in the country, the 
U-S-L, more aggressive than ever be 
fore, intends to secure its own full 
Share of the buisness and to continue 
the manufacture and sale of its special 
electrical products.’” 

the Sterling Engine Co., of Buffalo, 
N. Y., to build a 35 x 80-foot addition 
to their factory, and work has already 
been started, as the building is needed 
right now. The entire space will 

utilized as an additional test room and 
every modern equipment possible is to 

gement Suit. 

Suit has been brought in the District 
Court for the Eastern District in 
Brooklyn, by Gottfried Piel against 
the Automobile Supply Manufacturing 
Co., Inc., under the Long patent No. 
1,080,090, for alleged infringement bY 

Capt. and Mrs. 
Sivard and their 
Lundin lifeboat. 

See item on 
page conce 
their recent 






r is 


reason of the manufacture, 

use and sale. of ‘‘Hand- 

phone’’ horn. 
. oe . 

Sterling Appoints Pacific 
Coast Agent. 

The Sterling Engine Com- 
pany, of Buffalo, N. Y., an- 
nounce that they have ap- 
pointed Messrs. C. H. Evans 
& Co. their dealers for San 
Francisco and district. C. 
H. Evans & Co. have a large 
show room at 183-187 Fre- 
mont Street, San Francisco, 
and as they are very well 
known in the marine engine 
industry on the Pacific Coast 
they are well able to handle 
the Sterling engine to ad- 
vantage in the _ territory 
assigned to them. Mr. C 
Willard Evans, the secretary 
of the company, is the man 
who devotes the greater 
part of his time to their 
marine engine interests and 
his knowledge of the indus- 
try is very broad. The other 
officers of this organization 

: are Mr. C. H. Evans, presi- 

W. Burton Piersol, dent, and Mr. W. W. Fair- 

who now repre- child, vice-president. The 

. firm has been prominent in 

sents the Scripps marine circles for a great 

Motor Co., in the many years, devoting most 

7 of its time to steam engines, 

New England ter steering gears and other 

ritory. parts of a ship’s machinery, 

but since the gasoline en- 

gine has made such strides 

as a power plant for all types of boats, they naturally 

have followed the trend and are catering to the new 

. . . 

Loew-Victor Factory Representative for Pacific Coast. 

Mr. W. J. Condlon, of the Loew-Victor Engine Co., 
Chieago, Ill., has recently left for the Pacific Coast, 
where he will spend all his time working with the 
Loew-Victor dealers up and down the coast. This con 
cern has now three representatives on the road at all 
times and is now getting ready to open a _ factory 
branch in New York City, where it will carry a com 
plete stock of engines and parts, and maintain a service 
department for the benefit of Loew-Victor owners along 
the Atlantic Coast. 

Creeping Bear. 
Although the 

Red Wing 
Thorobred has 
achieved some 

i notable victor- 
ies in the high 
speed racing 
field, the manu 
facturers, the 
Red Wing Mo- 
tor Co., of Red 
Wing, Minn., 
announce that 
this does not 
mean that sh« 
gets off the job 
when it comes 
to doing heavy 
service. One of 


Yard and 

New 26-foot X-Celo runabout, built by the Milwaukee Yacht & Boat Co, She is pow- 
“ ered. with a 25-30 h.p. Buffalo engine. 

these engines is installed in Creeping Bear, an interest- 
ing craft owned by Rexie Nelson, of Red Wing. Creep- 
ing Bear is a shallow draft passenger boat with a tunnel 
stern, and she makes between 11 and 12 miles an hour 
powered with a Model C Thorobred. The motor is in- 
stalled under cover in the center of the boat, and the 
big craft which measures 35 x7 feet, is provided with 
chairs for the passengers, whom Nelson takes out on 
picnic parties and the like. This boat bas been in 
operation since the opening of this year's season, mak- 
ing daily long trips in the passenger service. 
. . a 

Ferro Literature. 

The Ferro Machine and 
Foundry Co., of 
Cleveland, 0., 
an  announce- 

The above 
boat is now 
making atrip 
from New York to 
the Mississippi River via 

ment of the reorganization of which company was made 
in this department in the last issue, has gotten out a 
booklet giving a short biography of the various officers 
ef the company. The booklet also contains illuminative 
views of. some of the processes gone through in turning 

out the Ferro marine engine and outboard motor. 
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Shipping a 42-Footer to Peru. 

Three of the pictures on this page show the 42-foot 

Shipping the 42-foot cruiser, designed and 

built for the President of Peru by the Gas 

Engine & Power Co. and Chas. L. Sea- 
bury & Co. 

cruiser General Castilla, built by the Gas Engine & Pow- 
er ©o., and Charles L. Seabury Co., Cons., Morris 
Heights, N. Y., for the President of the Republic of 
Peru, as she looked crated and ready for shipment on 
the steamer Crofton Hall last month. General Castilla 
weighs in the neighborhood of 10 tons, and in order to 
protect the boat for the long trip around the Horn 
it was necessary to put her in a substantial crate 80 
that she could be loaded through the hatch of the 
steamer. The hatch was 35’ 6” long and 14’ wide and 
as the crate measures 43’ x 10 6” x 10’ 4” it had to be 
tilted to an angle of 45° 
to enable it to go through 
the opening into the hold. 
The erate, which 
the boat builders 
believe is the 

the Great 
Lakes. This 
long distance 
cruiser is powered 
with a Frisbie motor. 

largest of its kind ever built around a boat, withstood 
the strains attendant on lifting it at this precarious 
angle, although as stated above, the cruiser is a 
pretty hefty proposition. 

General Castilla is a raised-deck cruiser with a beam 
of 9’ 6” and a draft of 3’. She is built of cedar and 
oak, with joiner work of mahogany. Her engine is a 
34-48 h.p. Speedway, and she is fitted with an alcohol 
stove also bearing the Speedway name. Forward of 
a roomy cockpit having a raised helmsman’s platform 
is the engine-room with accommodations for crew of 
two. The galley is in this compartment on the port 
side, and forward is the main cabin, 14 feet long, hav- 
ing Pullman accommodations for four people. 

Castilla was crated at the builders’ yards at Morris 
Heights, lifted aboard the steam lighter Manager, and 
earried down to the pier at Brooklyn, where she was 
transferred to a barge and thence lifted into the hold 
of the New York and South American Line steamer. 
Everything went off without a hitch and she is by now 
probably journeying up the west coast of South Amer- 
ica on the last leg of her long journey. 

Manufacturers and What 
They Make. 

Uses ‘‘Lubroleine’’ in Racing Boats. 

The following letter from Adolph EB. Apel, of the 
Ventnor Boat Works, of Atlantic City, N. J. has been 
received by the Fiske Brothers Refining Co., of New York 
City: *‘I feel inclined to inform you that I have used 
your ‘Lubroleine’ lubricating oil in various high 
motors with exceptionally good results. The new cruiser 
Peggy, designed and built by me, captured five first 

rizes in the following races in which she was entered: 

ay 29th, Atlantic City Carnival; June 27th, Chelsea 
Yacht Club; July 4th, Corinthian Yacht Club, of ee 
May; July 11th, Holley Beach Yacbt Club, and July 
18th, Stone Harbor Yacht Club. It gives me great 
pleasure to recommend your ‘Lubroleine’ oil for use in 
marine motors.”’ 

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Hyde Propellers Make Good. 

Baby Speed Demon II, the winner of the 
Gold Challenge Cup at Lake George, July 
3ist, was qeatvoes —_ . —_— ne 

ype propeller, it a - 
lar stock wheel shipped. the day 
after the order was received by 
the Hyde Windlass O©o., of 
Bath, Me. 

. . . 
Searchlights Make Good Show- 

The Carlyle & Finch O©o., of 
Cincinnati, O., announce the 
sale of the following search- 
lights within the space of four 
or five weeks: One 14” to party 
in Portland, Ore.; two to 
parties in Seattle, Wash.; three 
19” to Philadelphia, Pa.; one 





14” to Chicago, Ill.; one 19” to St. Louis, Mo.; one 9” 
to St. Paul, Minn.; one 7” to Dayton, O.; one 14” to 
Los Angeles, Cal.; two 14” to London, Eng.; one 9” 
to Geneva, N. Y.; one 14” to Boston, Mass.; one 14” to 
Neponset, Mass.; one 19” to Avalon, Cal.; two 7” to 
New York; one 19” to Toledo, 0.; one 14” to Montreal, 
P. Q., Canada; one 14” and one 7” to Philadelphia, Pa.; 
three 19” and one 14” to Cincinnati, O., and one 14” to 
Louisville, Ky. 

Bosch at Lake George. 

The Gold Cup Races at Lake George, according to 
the Bosch Magneto Co., of New York, made another 
clean sweep for Bosch ignition. Every boat that fin- 
ished on the first, second and third days used Bosch 
magnetos, plugs, ewitches and cable. Baby Speed 
Demon II, who set up a new record for the fastest 
time made in competition in America, was Bosch- 
equipped throughout. 

. 7 
Apple Electric Company to Move East. 
With the purchase of five acres of land, buildings 
giving 70,000 square feet of floor space and an office 
building all ready for occupancy, the Apple Electric 

— _ >. ‘ aS “yatta a 

See ee 

Yard and Shop. 

The Motor Boat & Supply Company’s service station No. 1 at Cleveland, Ohio, men- 
tioned last month in this department. ; 

Company is preparing 
to move its  head- 
quarters for the man- 
ufacture of automo- 
bile and motor boat 
starting and lighting 
outfits and batteries 
from Dayton, Ohio, to 
Newark, N. J. 

The move will not 
be immediate, how- 
ever. The Apple Com- 
pany products will con- 
tinue to be manufac- 
tured at Dayton until 
the new plant has 
demonstrated its effi- 
clency to turn out the 
work in volume and 
up to the Apple stand 
ard of quality in 
every respect. This 
plan was decided upon 
to eliminate all chance 

Creeping Bear, a shallow-d 


of the slightest hitch in making deliveries, and was 
made possible by the elaborate preparations on hang 
for an increased product. 

The important move follows the drawi together 
of the manufacturing and selling policies of’ the Split- 
dorf Electrical Company with those of the Apple 
stenante, and the controlling of the Apple it 
the dominant Splitdorf sales organization. The Split- 
dort executive offices and manufacturing plant have 
been located in Newark for two years, and, with 
mutual interests ‘at stake, a greater 4 of 
operation from closer association is anticipated. 

The new Apple factory will be the buildings for. 
merly occupied by the Lansden Electric Company and 
the surrounding ground purchased by the Apple Com- 
pany gives ample room for almost unlimited extension 
should occasion arise. Located on Frelinghuysen Ave- 
nue, a broad thoroughfere outside of the congested ter 
ritory, the property backs to the main line of the 
Pennsylvania R. R., and a railroad spur with sidin 
> yg factory sone es the prompt hand- 

ng of incoming raw material and the outgoing fin- 
ished product. os 

Work is now being rushed with the installation of 
banks of new, up-to-the-minute machinery. pecial 
boring mills, turret machinery, multipie spindle drills, 
high speed surface milling machines—in fact ev 
device of the most up-to-date and approved patterns 
to guarantee the highest class product, are be’ 

_It is expected that the Apple Electric Company's 
line including their famed automobile and marine 
storage batteries, will be produced in quantity from 
the new plant in October, the minimum daily output 
— figured on 200 starting and lighting outfits by 
that time. 

Se ; iS 
raft 35-footer, powered with a Model C Red 

Wing Thorobred motor, which drives her between 11 and 12 m. p.h. 

The Bosch Magneto Company’s two factories. Above: Bosch plant at Springfield, 
Mass. Below: The Bosch Company’s Rushmore Works at Plainfield, N. J. 

September 2-3-4—Buffalo Regatta. 
September 5—South Jersey Finals. 
September 6—Regatta and Carnival at Bal- 
Yacht Racing Association Regatta at 

Croton Point on Hudson. 
September 19—Open Races at Shattemuc 
acht Club, Ossining, N. Y. 
September 19-26—Annual’ Race Meet at 
Chicago, Til. 

Row Boat Motors in the Government Service. 

A 4 horsepower detachable rowboat motor has re- 
cently been shipped by the Sweet Manufacturing Co., 
of Detroit, Mich., to Cle Elum, Washington, for use 
by the Government Forest Reserve in patrolling the 
Kittitas and Yakima Rivers. This is the section 
just at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. 

Such recognition by the Government demonstrates 
the certain usefulness of the rowboat motor, and in 
this particular instance it will undoubtedly be the 
means of saving immense | loss by forest fires. 


Syracuse Agents for Frisbie. 

W. D. Andrews & Co., of Syracuse, N. Y., have 
been appointed Frisbie agents for that portion of 
New York in which they are located. 

The Frisbie Motor Co., of Middletown, Conn., be 
lieve they will have a very valuable agency with W. D. 
Andrews & Co., and that the latter concern will find 
the Frisbie four-cycle line will prove of advantage to 

Among Frisbie motors which have been sold in 
Syracuse and vicinity. recently are the following: 
Floyd C. Hines, of Syracuse, N. Y., double-cylinder 
10 h.p.; Mr. W. G. Lanning, Syracuse, double-cylinder, 
14 h.p.; T. M. Milton & Son, of Brewerton, N,. Y., 
18-18 h.p., three-cylinder motor. 

S O S Becomes Safety First. 

The following exchange of letters which is printed 
verbatim is self-explanatory and will interest all those 
who have seen or heard of the Holmes lifeboat cruiser: 

Department of Commerce, 
Bureau of Navigation, 
Holmes Motor Company, Inc., 
West Mystic, Conn. 

Gentlemen—It has come to the attention of this 
bureau that you have constructed for demonstration 
purposes a thirty-six foot motor lifeboat, which you 
have named S O 8. 

In view of the nature of this boat, it appears to 
be well within the limits of probability that such 
a designation may appear in the text of a wireless 
message, which suggests the not unlikely possibil- 
ity of confusion with the international wireless dis- 
tress signal “SS O S” and for this reason, I respect- 
fully request that you change the name of this at. 

(Signed) E. T, Chamberlain, Commissioner. 
Mr. E. T. Chamberlain, Commissioner, 
Washington, . 

Dear Sir—In accordance with the request of your 
department, we will change the name of 5S O 5 to 
Safety First. Very truly yours, 

The Holmes Motor Co., Inc. 


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Aerothrust Engine Co..........eeeeeeecewereee 66 
American Engine Co........-sseseeeseceeceees 84 
American Launch Co........-cesseeceecceccess 77 
Anderson Engine Co.........+-++seeeeeeneeere 62 
Apple Electric Co., The........+-seeeeeeeeeees 7 
Attim-Wheesler Co. -ccccccccccccccccccccdesscce 47 
Auto Marine Supply Co..........seseeseeceeee 85 
Automatic Bilge Bailer Co...........-.eeeeeeees 54 
Automatic Machine Co., The..........ceeeeeess 82 
Babdcidee Gear Co., The... .ccoccccccccesceess 75 
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Bresler Wallace Sales Co............-escescas 58 
Bridgeport Bronze Marine Paint Co............ 54 
Bridgapert> Motor Co., Ine... .ccccccccccecccccp 80 
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Demet, BOS Cag Eats ccccccccscdesccesvces 47 
BDENERE SB DG Gee cccccccsccccccccscescssces 72 
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Caille Perfection: Motor Co. ....ccsccccccccesce 77 
Camden Anchor Rockland Mach. Co............ 54 
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Ce Oe ON, Wns caccadtcceesseessnsaaie 58 
Carlyle Johnson Mach. Co., The.............. 56 
Ce Or ie CE, Co. vc ccwekevetesenees 77 
Classified Advertisements ........csceceecees 45, 46 
Cleveland Auto Boat Mfg. Co..........ceceee 67 
Ce ee SE OO Doc anaceseswocnenaes 77 
Columbian Brass Foundry.............ccccece 79 
Cees Tk BH Bee. Giicccccccccccscsesse 56 
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Defoe Boat & Motor Works..............ssse0e 52 
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Evans Stamping & Plating Co..........cceccees 75 
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PS SO BE ns cn wanccdcccceceseens 69 
Fairhaven Iron Foundry Co..........cceseeees 54 
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Fellows Yacht and Launch Co., Joe..........--- 47 
PUCENNRY OP Gi, Be. Wilncesccckséccsceencces oo & 
Ferguson Co., Win. ACh ues a eneenedéeeniataahe 69 
Ferro Machinery & Foundry Co............ss0 74 
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Gas Engine & Power Co. and Chas. L. Seabury 
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General , Siatéag sxntecdiocessieaeecda 68 

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Gillespie, Chas. H. & Soms...........seeee scene 58 
Globe Gas Light Co.............-+++ | Aievesr 48 
Gordon Propeller Co... ........ceeegeeencceees 63 
Gray-Hawley Mfg. Co..:.......+.... re 62 
Gray Metet™ Gi. ac oc cc cae dins Sec ceccncccccogses 59 
Great Lakes Boat & Pattern Co........b..-..-4+ 54 
Grenier Motor Boat Co...........00ccceecenees 66 
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eS OS Perr ee 47 
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Hanrick’s NMeovelty Coe. ccccccccccccccccccccscees 50 
Herbert & Huesgen.......cccccsccccccccccccces 48 
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Holmes Motor Co., Inc., The.............- por Cover 
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Hubbard Motor Co., Inc., The. ....ccccccccdesee 72 
TEGO WEED. Giese ccctccvcdccncedccesapescs 86 
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Jennings Yacht Brokerage Co...........sseeeee 44 
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Ba Bhaine Gis cccsececcic ccéccccciecssece 88 
Lawley, Geo. & Son, Corp........sscseeccesecs 73 
Leary Gasoline Engine Co..........seseeeeeees 50 
EMSOeTSVEO Cog TOSs os cccccccccvcccccocecsoss 54 
Labes Pump & Mad. Co. .ccccccccccccddccccess 50 
Lockwood-Ash Motor Co. ....cscccccccndecsccce 72 
Loew-Victor Engine Co......0..-seeeeteesecees 53 
BORER, “D. Fe cccpedsisosedsccesc cccodpececoce 50 
Luders Marine Construction Co.........s...6++: 66 
McClellan Top & Hood Co......cccccoccccccce 54 
McFarland Foundry & Machine Co............. 64 
Maung Tiersis . BEG. Gd. ccccccccvcccccgeccccee 73 
Marburg Bros., Imt.ccccccccsccccccccscvcccsose 54 
SR Bik SE, Mec daris ceccccccsccciccetuee 50 
Mathis Yacht yey * ~g re ere eee 81 
De. TE Gn: Hlth 0 occ ccccosccaccctede 87 
Mechanical Devices on BGs cece cccqccesasepes 50 
Mianus Motor Works, The.........ssseseees pee §2 
Michigan Steel Boat Co...........sseeeee hoo 86 
DE, THE "Us oc de cccicctliccciacecs hic 
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Miller Gas & Vacuum Engine Co.......... geese 
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SE, ND WOON, cVecesnonecsccesecceecepece 47 
Milwaukee Yacht & Boat Co.....6.sceesceeeeees $2 
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+ Monitor Boat & Engine Co............ Tp ee 50 
“Morristown Boat & Engine Works.......... coe 9S 
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Beene ast B Baggy Ge. ccccccccccvecccsscesece 50 
Motsinger Device Mfg. Co........ccecccccsecce $2 
BENS, Ws. Bey Giiscoccconiccescsdese Saccedssce 80 
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Naval Architects & Yacht Brokers.............. 47 
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New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Co.......... 64 
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POR: OONE  Micccccvesccgsescdcgeosnvecses 47 
Northwestern Motor Co............ Dicacdeacad 70 
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Packard Electric Co......eseescsceeeteecseeeee $2 
Palmer Bros, ...cccceccccedcccccevccceseses coeceZ8 
Peerless Marine Motor Co.......sesesseeeees oe 70 
Penrose Motor, Inc........+- prcreeeeeeeees coos 9 
Pierce-Budd Co, ...--++ Tes'n.c'e bu unneeddlee sees 83 
Pioneer Boat & Pattern Co........-- cabsoccoves 50 
Plymouth Cordage Co.....ideeseeeees pecbteces $2 
Pneumatic Mfg. Co....... “Sh Vrerrr iy povecs ecco §8 
Prest-O-Lite Co. ......+++% 9 6.00 06008 podcreccoce $7 
Pyrene Mfg. Co.....seecceecceeedenreeeeeeees 68 
Racine Boat Co. (Racine).......++-eeeeess osnes OP 
Red Wing Motor Co......sesceeeeeecceeeceeee 73 
Reflex Ignition Co., The......ce-seeseeeeseseee $2 
Regal Gasoline Engine Co. ......eseeeeeeeeeece . 93 
Rice Bros. C0... .cccccccccccvceveseces cocescoce 52 
Richardson, G. R....scccsscecvcesescacscvevese 52 
Rich Tool Co... .ccccccececcccccccsccssccese oo ge 
Roberts Motor Co.......clscescceeecessceccces 60 
Robertson Bros, $2 
Robinson-Roders Co. 80 
Rose Mfg. Co.....sccscccssecvccescccsseescsce 52 
S. R. Mfg. Co... .cccccccdcccescseccscsecs «+ 64 
Samson Cordage Works........-+seesceesceeeeee 52 
Samson Electric Co. .....ccsccerceseuceeseeees 52 
Sands & Sons Co., A, B...cscscecccccccces 3rd Cover 
Scripps Motor Co.......seeeeeeseeeeeeeereeeee 48 
Seaman, Stanley M........c0s cece eeceeeeeeeees 41 
Shaw Propeller Co.........sseeeeceeccveecces - 48 
Sherman, Eugene M..........cesccecccescceses 48 
Smalley-General Co. 2.0... -seeeeececceeceeees 48 
Smith & Co., Edward. ........sccccccsccccesce - 48 
Smith-Serrell Co., Inc.......s.sccccccccscceccce 67 
Snow & Petrelli Mfg. Co..........seccecceecce . 9 
Sprague-Brace Mfg. Co.....-seseeeeesceeeeecee 48 
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Standard Gas Engine Co.......ssseeeseeeeeeees 66 
Standard Motor Construction Co.......... and Cover 
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Star Ball Retainer Co., The. ......2.sscssccccee 58 
Stearns-McKay Mfg. C0... .6.ceseeeeeeeecceees 56 
Sterling Engine Co.........eeeeseeeeeeees 4th Cover 
Strelinger Marine Engine Co......-.seecsseeeee 74 
Sweet Mfg. Co. ..ccccccdosccocccccccscevvceses 48 
Syracuse Strut Works.......+.seecsceeeeceeeee 52 
Tams, Lemoine & Crane.........seeeseeestecee 42 
Thermex Silencer Works........+».- Ptsceecceee 50 
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Trimount Rotary Power Co.........eeeeeeeees - 60 
Universal Machine Co......edececscecscecceccece 48 
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Upson-Walton Co., The.....4 Roscd0setesacdncede 58 
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Valley Boat & Engine Co..genesecceeeescsecencss 56 
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Welin Marine Equipment Co..........-eeeeees - 584 
Wichser-K.galt Co. ccccccccccbdcccdccccccsccciccc 48 
Wilcox, Crittenden & Co., Inc. ......ceeeeeeeece 76 
Willard Storage Battery Co.......seeeeereceess 51 
Willis Co., E. J..ccccccccccvcccccccscccceseses 58 
Wilmsarth  & Mocman. «600.008 cvecscscewecccooce 48 
Winton Gas Engine Mfg. Co.......s.ceeeeeeees 54 
Wisconsin Machinery & Mfg. Co........2+eee08 58 
Wisconsin Motor Mfg. Co.........- Se secceese - 78 
Wolverine Motor Works......+sssesceeseees soe 68 
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We have a complete list of all steam and power yachts, auxiliaries and houseboats available FOR SALE. and CHARTER 

A few are shown on this page. Plans, photographs and full particulars mailed on request 

No. 1820.—For Sale or Charter.—Modern, twin-screw cruising power yacht, 98 ft. x 16 ft. x 4 ft. Built 1911 from our designs. Speed 14-16 miles: two 
100-125 6-cylinder air-starting Standard engines. Large accommodation, including five staterooms and two bathrooms aft; dining saloon and galley forward. 
Price attractive. Cox & Stevens, 15 William St., New York City. 

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No. 2398.—For Sale.—Up-to-date, steel, twin-screw cruising power yacht; 120 
x 17.2 X 4.6 ft. Built 1913 by well known firm. Speed 15-16 miles; two 150 h.p., 6 No. 2247.—Exceptional Bargain—Twin-screw, flush deck, cruising power yacht; 
cyl. Speedway motors. Accommodations include large deck dining saloon, two double 90.x 15.3 x 4.9 ft. Built 1912, Speed 13-14 miles. Three double staterooms, large 
and three single staterooms, two bathrooms, main saloon, etc. All conveniences. Ex- main and dining saloons, bath, two toilets, separate galley, etc. Independent electric 
ceptional opportunity to secure practically new craft at low figure. Cox & Stevens, light plant. Cox & Stevens, 15 William St., New York. 
ts William St., New York, 

No. 2478.—For Sale or Charter.—Twin-screw gasoline cruiser; 77 x 16.6 x 3.6 ft. 
No. 1662.—For Sale or Charter.—Modern twin-screw power houseboat; 90 x 17 x 4 Built rorz. Sees 11 miles; 2oth Century motors. Three double staterooms, as | 

3.5 ft. Built 1911. Speed 10-12 miles. Four staterooms, large saloon, two bathrooms and dining oor bath, two toilets, etc. All conveniences. Apply to Cox 
electric lights, etc. Price attractive. Cox & Stevens, 15 William St., New York. y Stevens, 15 William St., New York. 

- . . , No. 1469.—For Sale or Charter (in commission).— 

No. 2168.—For Sale.—In commission. Up-to-date, fast No. 1457.—For Sale or Charter.—Raised deck cruiser; Desirable bridge deck cruiser; 52 x 11 x 4 ft. Built rors. 
power cruiser; 60 x 11 x 3.6 ft. Speed up to 15 miles; 60 x 12.6 x 4.6 ft. Built 1911. Speed 11-12 miles; 40/50 Speed 11-12 miles; 25-36 h.p. Standard motor. Electric 
too b.p., 8 cyl. Sterling motor. Built 19:2. Double h.p. 6 cyl. Standard motor. Double and single state- lights. Double stateroom, saloon, bathroom, separate 

sta » roomy saloon, toilet with Sitz bath, separate room, large saloon, electric lights, etc. Very able craft. galley, etc. Finish throughout of African mahogany. Bas- 
gall etc. Bargain for quick sale. Cox & Stevens, In commission. Apply to Cox & Stevens, 15 William gain for quick sale. ox & Stevens, 15 illiam St, 
1s Hiam St., New York. St.. New York. New York. 

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| have all the finest Yachts—all sizesand types—for Sale and Charter. Full particulars furnished immediately 
upon receipt of requirements. 
My handsome Illustrated Y acht List, showing 200 Photographs of every size and type Y acht, sent free to buyers. 


250 ft. Twin Screw Steel Oceangoing Cruiser. 9 staterooms. All modern con- 6275.—Sale or Charter.—z10-foot Steel Oceangoing Cruiser. English built. 
veniences—laundry. Cruising radius 5,000 miles on bunker coal. Ideal around the American Register. Speed 12 knots. All modern appointments. Stanley M. 
world cruiser. Stanley M. Seaman, 220 Broadway, New York. Seaman, 220 Broadway, New York. 

7786.—Twin Screw 78 ft. Coast Cruiser; 2% ft. draught. . Four staterooms, 7745-—For Sale or Charter.—77% x_17 x 3%. Launched 1912. 3 staterooms; 

bath. Speed 11 miles. All conveniences—hot water heat. Ideal Florida craft. In bath; electric lights; hot water heat. Two 45 h.p. motors; speed 10 knots. . Price 

commission—immediate delivery. Stanley M. Seaman, 220 Broadway, New York. — gies for Southern cruising. In commission. Stanley M. Seaman, 220 
roadway, New York. 

7768.—60 ft. Twin Screw Cruiser. 16 ft. 2 in. beam, 3 ft. draught. Launched _7697.—57 ft. Coast. Cruiser; double stateroom; large saloon; all 
1914. Exceptional accommodations—bath. In commission. Admirably adapted for Big bargain. Stanley M. Seaman, 220 Broadway, New York. 
shoal water cruising. Sale or charter. Immediate delivery. Stanley M. Seaman, 
220 Broadway, New York. 



7777-—s0 ft. Coast Cruiser. Double stateroom, saloon, berth 6. Three toilets, 7746.—34 x 8% x 2.9. Exceptionally able seaboat; headroom 6’ 2”; Stanic 
Able seaboat. Perfect condition. Complete. Stanley M. Seaman, 220 Brodaway, separately; 25 Sterling, electric lights. In commission. Offers solicited. tanley 
New York. M. Seaman, 220 Broadway, New York. 

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Offer for sale the following yachts, a number of which are also available for charter: 

4510 John 

52 Pine Street 
New York City 


No. 810.—Sale—Charter.—73 ft. x 13 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. twin-screw. 

No. 7713.—Sale—Charter.—75 ft. x 15 ft. x 4 ft. 6 in. 75 h.p. Standard motor. 
Tregurtha motors. Two staterooms, large saloon and bathroom. 

Speed 12 miles. Two staterooms, saloon and bath. 

Murray & 

No. 9000.—For Sale—Exceptional opportunity to purchase at a reasonable figure one 
of the well-known CURTISS FLYING boats. Equipped with a 90/100 H.P. Curtiss 
motor. Cockpit large, seating three or four passengers. Mean speed in the air 
60 to 70 miles. In water more than s0 miles per hour. 

Excellent accommodations. 

No. 7074.—For Charter—Desirable 80 ft. motor yacht. Standard motor. Two double 
staterooms. Main and dining saloon. 

saloon and bath. 100 h.p. zoth Century motor. Speed 12 miles, 

No. 7291.—Sale.—Charter.—Modern 92 ft. gasoline cruiser. Twentieth Century motor. 

No. 7146—Sale—Charter.—8s5 ft. x 14 ft. x 4 ft. 6 in. Three staterooms, large 

No. 1808.—Exceptional opportunity to charter desirable 123 ft. twin-screw 
Standard motor. 75 h.p. each. our staterooms, saloon, two bathrooms. 
upper deck. Electric light; hot water heat; ice machine. 

No. 7892.—Sale—Charter.—éo ft. x 11 ft. x 4 ft. 50 h.p. 2oth Century motor. Saloon, 

bathroom, two staterooms. 

Very large 


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We have probably the largest list of American and European Yachts of all types 
for sale, charter or exchange, cf any marine brokers. We give special attention to 
this department so that our information on each boat is always the most complete 
and up-to-date available. 

As there are upwards of 3,000 yachts in our list, we can furnish you with exactly 
what you want, whatever the type, size, cost, equipment or class of service you have 


52 Broadway, New York 


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No. 3552.—Sale or Charter.—110-foot, twin screw power houseboat. Two 75 H. P. 
motors. Excellent accommodations. Fine seaboat. Speed 10 knots. 


No. 4695.—For Sale.—Twin screw gasoline cruiser, 60 x 16 x 3-foot draft. Built 
1914. Jnusual accommodations. An attractive Florida cruiser. 

Telephone: 4673 Broad 
Cable Address: 
Crogie, New York 
A. B. C. Code 

in mind. We publish no book of these, because our list is so large and constantl 
changing, but we will promptly submit photographs and full information on 
suitable boats on the market, if you mention your requirements. 
Our long experience as architects and engineers lends an edded value to our 
beeharege 2 in expert appraisal and advice, estimates and supervision oa 
terations, etc. 

No. 104.—For Sale or Charter.—Available for New York Yacht Club Cruise in 
August and cup races in September. Can be had for short or long periods. 110 x 16- 
foot beam. Flush deck. Excellent accommodations. Fine condition throughout. 
Well arranged. Speed up to 14 knots. 

No. 4.—For Sale or Charter.—Favorable terms. 187-foot single screw steam yacht. 
Excellent accommodations. Speed up to 15 miles. In commission. 


owe Mais 

No. 3659.—For Sale or Charter.—After October 1st. Handsome 99-foot high class 
twin screw motor yacht. Speed up te 18 miles. Excellent accommodations, Fine 
condition throughout. 

No. 3488.—For Sale to Close an Estate.—Three masted auxiliary steel schooner 
yacht, 198 x 32.5 x 16-feet. Lawley construction. Every convenience for offshore 
cruising. Triple expansion engine. Scotch boiler. 

Nv. 1400.—For Sale or Charter.—High class 92-foot cruising motor yacht. Speed 
up to 14 miles. Unusually well arranged. 6<ylinder 100 H. P. Twentieth Century 
motor. Fine seaboat. Low price. 

No. 2463.—For Sale or Coostgs—sg-foat express type steam yacht, in commission. 
In fine order. Speed up to 18 miles. leep 4 in owner's party. nomical to operate. 

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Merchant Vessels for Sale and Charter 

45 Broadway New York City 

Rector 8545 

Cable Address, 
Yachtbroco, Newyork 

Marine Insurance 

Our list comprises all the available yachts for sale and charter. Below are a few of our offerings. If none of these 
appeal to you, write us your requirements. Our knowledge of the yachts we offer, and our 22 years’ experience in 

the business, insure satisfaction to anyone buying or chartering a yacht through this office. 

L += a 

7 No. 4159.—100 foot steam; oil fuel. Two staterooms, 
Hand- No. 3155.—200 ft. ocean cruiser. Fit to go anywhere. saloon, etc. Speed 13 knots. Located in California. 
Roomiest yacht afloat. 

No. 3076.—z210 foot ocean-going steam yacht. Nine 

large staterooms, six bathrooms, saloons, etc. 
somely finished and furnished. Speed 13 knots. 


N F < Suitable f a ‘ No. 4070.—90 ft. twin screw houseboat and cruiser. 
0. 4150-90 foot Steamer. - Suitable for pleasure or No. 3165.—85 foot stéam yacht. Three staterooms, Splendid accommodation. Speed 12 miles. 
Commercial purposes. Speed 12 miles. saloon, bathroom, etc. Exceptional bargain. 

S™me acne” 

; No. 1373.—Twin screw, flush deck cruiser Three 
No. 1093.—90 ft, twin screw. Three double state- : : . staterooms. , ’ ‘ . : 
. b tatiiel ’ . » two saloons x I 
rooms, main and dihing saloon, bath, etc, No. 1198.—7s-foot twin screw deep sea cruiser. Two 50:00 °low. a a a 

staterooms, large saloon, bath, etc. Speed 12 knots. 

No. 825.—92 foot gasoline yacht. Two large state- : No. 1047.—55 foot cruiser. Two staterooms, three 
rooms, saloon, bathroom, etc. 2oth Century motor. No. 1227.—60 ft. cruiser. Two staterooms, saloon, perth; in saloon. 32 H.P. Standard, installed 1913. 
ice low. toilet room. Speed 11 miles. Speed 11 miles. 


No. a he foot cruiser, stateroom and saloon, sleep 

six. 40 H.P. Lamb motor. Electric lights, etc. Price No. 1481—60 foot cruiser, two staterooms and saloon, No. 1445-—6o ft. cruiser. Stateroom, saloon, etc. 
low. sleep eight people. Standard motor. Standard motor. Speed 10 miles. 

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The rate for “Fer “Want” advertisements is niti Before you buy or before you sell examine the 
bce eS ite mame ae ce — haat ** aaa ties exceptional buying and selling opportunities 

under this heading. They comprise the best offers 
-& Motor Boatman of the month. Please mention MoToR BoatinG. 


12 H. P. 2oTH CENTURY 


25 FT. X 6 FT. 9 IN. 

Write for Particulars. 

SPEED 10 M. P. H. 
FOR SALE—An exceptiona! opportunity ~ anes 
this 65 x 13 x 4 ft. cruising yacht. Sustain speed 12 
miles; 50 h.p. Heavy Duty popes, weighing 5000 pounds; ELECTRIC LIGHTED. 
boat is fully ay — —— a lights, 
hot water heat, finished inside and out in mahogany, main ‘ 
saloon 12 x 15% ft., two double staterooms and bath; Highest Offer Takes Boat. 
launched last summer; built for member of this company 
now not in a position to use it. Sold at a big sacrifice 
if taken at once. Defoe Boat & Motor Works, Bay 
City, Mich. 

COST $1250. 

618 W. 113th Street, 

Famous “Kitty Hawk, Jr.,” 20-foot Hacker hydroplane; 
pte gad Van Blerck racing engine, complete. Guaran- 

. of 40, miles, or no sale. Write for specifica- 
tions and net price. 

264oot hydroplane hull without engine; suitable for 4 or 
é<ylinder Van Bierck motor. Estimated speed, 36 to 40 
miles, according to size of engine. Write for complete 
specifications and net price. 

Three exceptional bargains in factory-rebuilt Van Blerck 

Model C-6, 75 H.P. at 900 R.P.M., suitable for day 
cruiser, ee. 

Model C-8, full 1913 model, 135 H.P.; full guarantee, 
same as new motor, $1250.00. 

Model C-6, 75 H.P. at 900 R.P.M., suitable for fast 

ts, 00.00. 
VA BLERCK MOTOR CO., Monroe, Mich. 

30-ft. Elco Mahogany Runabout, Standard Motor, $1000 

FOR SALE—o6 ft. Crui- 
ser. Up-to-date, fast, com- 
fortable, complete. Light 
draft, 150 H.P. $9500 for 
quick sale. Walter A. Stock, 
83 W. Fort St. Detroit, 

35-ft. Raised Deck Cruiser, Standard Motor ..... 1500 Mich. 
42-ft. Cruiser, Long Cockpit, Speedway .......... 2500 
54-ft. Elcoo Day Cruiser, High Grade ............ 6200 

$5-ft. Modern High Grade Cruiser, Lamb Motor 6000 
60-ft. Midship Bridge Cruiser, Standard Motor... 3500 
50-ft. Midship Bridge Cruiser, Murray & Tregurtha 6000 
68-ft. Large Accommodations, Two Standards ... 

: - 5500 
7s-ft. High Grade Modern, Two Craigs ......... 15000 
go-ft. Twin Screw, Modern High Grade ........ 17000 

32 Broadway, New York 

USE “SNAPPER” ENGINES for your small boat 
They are a big little engine built by The Automatic 
Mechine Co., Bridgeport, Conn. 

CANADIANS, Second-hand engine bargains. Send for list. 
uarantee Motor Company, 
73 Bay Street, North. Hamilton, Ont., Canada. 

OR SALE-—-a7 ft. cruiser, brand new, latest style. 
F yee $600 for quick sale. James Wilde, Pearl River, 

CYLINDERS REBORED—Pistons and rings fitted, new 

» connecting rods, cases, transmissions, any 
part for automobile or motor boat motor 

ee | 

like original. The shop of quality. MeCadden Mechins ; planking, m 
iginal. e shop of quality. McCadden Machine : e, ress as 
Works, Minneapolis, i ; Promoter wanted for Combined Motor ay ont Truck. a --4 eniing Engine.  sieepe c ht. Ey equipped 

; ea to make. money- . ission. Dr. Plumiey 
ATTENTION! MUST SELL AT SACRIFICE ine egy Lag ,- am aj of Motor Boating, 119 Dinghy. le oy ’ 
elegant, practically new, trunk cabin cruising power yacht W. goth St., New York City. — 

~ - a7 
i i : Two KERMATH 1913 engines coutht B complete wit 

pr ape onan eee hoe dual Kingston magneto — wh oma — ot 

4cyl., 4576; engine. Price $3500 in commission. Address | 20Solutely perfect condition at $1 & ‘ 

.x 16 ft. x 3 ft. 6 in.; cost $15,000; unusual an 
full headroom: com. 

legant bargains. ERMATH MANU- 
owner, Box 96, New Rochelle, N. Y. of fen oe CO. 4s E. Fort St., Detroit, Mich. a 
BUY SELL EXCHANGE Big Sacrifice, Herreshoff Steam Voese—187 4 pee 
Marine Glasses—Binoculars—Telescopes—Compasses— | *XP8nS!0n a aaa bi —s ————— “M. D. 390 
Barometers—Kodaks—Colored Eye Glasses—etc. E. B. oe eg Ny haw ; 
=“saac, 26 John St., near Broadway, New York. 46-FT. CRUISING LAUNCH a te 
AW ‘4 j » Sterlin motor, — -P.5 a 
ANTED—A neat, intelligent young colored man, 21 LAW , Lg RM equipment; immediate ft in., Draught 26 im, fully 
years, desires a position working on house boat, private + oolong vs D oRACON, Barnstable, Mass. \ Length sa one ede ", ats 3s H.P. Jager Em ise. 
i f i = - so qui . ’ ; 
a ag Eye — pet in pm Mn RARE BARGAINS: 16 and 20-ft. hydroplane oe hoes if sold by the roth of October. Fee } — ot. 
Wl remain permanent if necesay., Cay furnish bet of | Utes! wile, wrtogne minute Sour “Rom eat Works, Te, MeDomld Bast Yar4) ORES. "Dayton, Fa 
, ee , ; ri very lo or quick sales. bre ’ ice addre . » “a> , 
ae onteren. J. A. Brooks, 324 West Liberty St., a, rcs Avene New York City and pri 

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When a man is looking for a certain article he naturally refers to the place w will t I 

likely to find what he mB Thousands of weodere Snow of the bargains that are always listed in 
the Motor Boating Market Place, so they look here first. : z 

Successful edvastoan follow the same course as those who are looking for something—they place 

; $2,000 CRUISER, 
: ti ts where they are most likely to be seen by prospective buyers. " $1,200 CASH. c 
we Fy Hy guaranteed circulation in excess of 25,000 copies per issue, and every copy Seagoing V-bottom type, 30 x 8.6 x 2.8, fully equipped. 
is seen by several persons. In this way practically every motor boat enthusiast in the country is F et 28 h.p., 4 cylinder, 4 cycle (new 1914). A 
reached, as well as the principal foreign markets. In this great audience there are sure to be several pene oo aR eB ~~ wheel. acces two in cabin, 
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prospective customers for every article you want to sell. stem end tet tha emeunt Exceptionally roomy cockpit. 5 — oiet; Ch <d 
. ts, etc. ange 1} 
bh ened ——  - 4 ro yy seer odeertiscinent you want, box; frome water aati Lang Be, rgain. _May_ be _in- 
of space you wish used. Enclose . e AD, 4 gh | —— owner’s business plans veces _- ng Island, New 
figuring at the rate o: c P , erti spected by appointment at Greenport, W. goth St. 
MAIL YOUR ADVERTISEMENT TODAY York. Write Box 10, Motor Boating, 119 W. 4 , 

New York City. 
- f t near Sea Isle City. Deep 
+. & Seem MOTOR its wese soxn se pe ee 
AS New York sO TED—Cood wall aanlinry or power boat, about 
— esse Bo TING oa teak Ge 3 MF - Send. photograph and 
price. 125 Seaside Avenue, Atlantic City, N. J. 

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Before you buy or before you sell examine the 
exceptional buying and selling opportunities 
under this heading. They comprise the best offers 
of the month. Please mention MoToR BoatinG. 

No. 6030.—70-ft. Gasoline 
Cruiser of best design and 
build; new Winton engine, 
6 cylinder, 175 H.P. Speed 
12 to 13 miles; splendid ac- 

commodations; clear upper 

deck. Especially suitable 

for Florida Cruising. In- 
spectable at New York. For 
further particulars address 
Yacht Agent, 29 Broadway, 
New York. Yachts of all 
sizes and types for sale and 


No. 22.—SALE, CHAR- 
La Pte 5 going steam 
yacht. MERIRCAN 
REGISTRY. Fine for trip 
to Europe. Classed 100 A. 
I. Lloyds. Apply to G. W. 
Ford Yacht Agency, 30 East 
42nd St., New York. 

Restart your engine from the seat after making short 
stops. Save considerable cranking. Complete switch with 
instructions sent postpaid, 75 cents in coin for two 
cycle, two or more cylinders, jump spark only. Give 
number of cylinders. Kelley, 2440 North Sixteenth 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

TAKEN FOR DEBT:—Lot smali generators suitable 
for motor boats; 6-8-10 lamps, $8.00-$10.00-$12.00 each; 
also have 15 h.p. Fairbanks Marine Engine, 2-cylinder 
complete, automatic oil feed, 20-inch propeller, like 
new, $75.00. Chas. Johnston, West End, Pittsburgh. Pa. 

For sale at less than factory cost. 

Te sosese 30-foot Mahogany Runabout, 
Two .eeeee 25-foot Open Motor Boats. 

io 23-foot Racine Special Runabouts. 
Seven...... 19-foot Racine Special Runabouts. 
WO cesses 19-foot Semi-Speed Boats. 
Seven...... 15-foot Racine Special Runabouts. 

It has been our custom the past years to CLEAN 
OUT our stock at the end of each season regardless 
of price. These boats are all new, constructed of the 
best material, the very best workmanship, all finished 
complete ready for the engine. Will sell with or with- 
out engine, with or without fittings. Write to-day which 
boat you are interested in and we will send full de- 
scription. We are going to dispose of these boats at 
rices that will astonish. Racine Boat Company, 1615 
acine St., Racine, Wisconsin. 

W ILL sacrifice my newly built speed boat, with a new 
zo H.P., 4 cycle, 4 cylinder, Elco engine, fully 
equipped with brass fittings, reverse clutch and magneto, 
one man control, 18 miles an hour. James MacPherson, 
388 East 144th St., Bronx. 

ANTED-—-Position by experienced man as captain or 
engineer of motor yacht or h Well 

ed with East Coast of Florida; can fo boat from New 

York South. Address Captain, care Motor Boating, 119 

Ww. 4 &@. B FE. 

Will exchange $1800 automobile, twce years old, for 

pa four to thirty-two foot fast motor boat. Must 

good. Send full description and original cost. E. T. 
MEREDITH. Des Moines, Ia. 

listed in my office—will find it for you—or it hasn’t been 
built. Let me know your wants. Small boat owners, 
send in your particulars. I specialize in boats under 50- 
foot. Agent for MORRISTOWN motors. KIRCHHOF, 
136 Liberty St., New York City. 

FOR SALE: A 4o H. P. Otto stationary engine, 
about five years old but used very little, serial number 
8962 This engine is in perfect condition, thoroughly 
guaranteed and to a quick buyer we will make ~" ex- 
ceptionally low price. Address Bruns, Kimball Com- 
pany, 115 Liberty St.. New York City. 

80 H.P. Jager 4 cyl. 4<ycle, heavy-duty: One pair at 

$825.00 > b 
so H.P. Ralaco 4-cyl., 4-cycle, heavy-duty: One pair at 
$750.00 each. 
A bargain in a 31’ x 6’ 9” Runabout at $600.00. 
,- 28’ Runabout hull for $500.00 
o H.P. Holmes 4<yl., 4-cycle, ‘madi a we .00, 


selves to dealer business. 
the prices and other information and then get same on order. 


or know all about the goods before you pay your money. 

makes it a point to eliminate all inferior goods. 

The following list of responsible dealers has been entered by Motor Boating. 
as our representatives get in touch with other desirable dealers. 

= Atlanta, Ga. Cincinnati, Ohio 

° Chas. E. Miller The Herman Burmiller Co. 
Ee Atlantic City, N. J. Cleveland, Ohio 

KE! Auto Marine Supply Co. Chas. E. Miller 

5 Baltimore, Md. The Motor Boat & Supply Co. 
Ei The James Walker Co. Detroit, Mich. 

—| Brooklyn, N. Y. Chas. E. Miller 

FY Chas. E. Miller Nichoalds Co. 

5 Boston, Mass. Hartford, Conn. 

. Chas. E. Miller Chas. E. Miller 

* A. S. Morss Co. Minneapolis, Minn. 

J. C. Shadegg Engine Co. 

Newark, N. J. 
Chas. E. Miller 



Buffalo, N. Y. 
Chas. E. 

Chicago, Ill. 
Geo. B. Carpenter & Co. 
E Christchurch, N. Z. 
Leader Launch & Equipment Co. 

6.119 West 40th Street 



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OR the convenience of readers, Motor Boating has made arrangements with leading dealers in the largest 
cities to handle all articles advertised in Motor Boating. This, of course, refers to all goods that lend them- 
If they do not carry the goods in stock they will be in a position to give you 
In short, Motor Boating will be their special catalogue. 
These dealers have been very carefully selected and have the absolute endorsement of Motor Boating. 
This plan means that you can buy all these nationally advertised accessories from your own dealer. 

The fact that an article is advertised in Motor Boating is a stamp of quality. The management of Motor Boating 

This, of course, does not mean that all products not advertised’ 
in Moter Boating are unworthy of your attention. Call on, or write, the dealer nearest your home. 




You can see, 

New Names will be added as soon 

New Orleans, La. 

Chas. E. Miller 
New York, N. Y. 

Auto Supply Co. 

C. D. Durkee & Co. 

Chas. E. Miller 

W. & J. Tiebout 

Topping Bros. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Chas. E. Miller 

F.Vanderherchen’s Sons 
Richmond, Va. 

A. S. Kellam, Inc. 
Rochester, N. Y. 

The Hall Tuckitt Co. 
Springer, Mass. 

has. E. Miller 

New York City 

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Acetylene Co., (Safety Storage System.) 
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A New Engine For Your 

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BRBUNS, KIMBALL & COMPANY, Inc., 115 Liberty 
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the thirty miles than on the pegeeding dag. Hardly 
necessary to have timers when Ankle Deep is racing. 
This time of 43-43 for thirty nautical miles is equiva- 
lent to a sp of 47-4 miles per hour, just about the 
average speed which this boat made in the American 
races last year when she was running at her best. 

In England last September, Ankle Deep’s best time 

for the so-called 32.4 nautical miles was 42-41, which 
is equivalent to 52.4 miles per hour or just 5 miles 
an hour faster than she has ever done on this side 
of the Atlantic. This would indicate that the sup- 
posed length of 32.4 miles was 9% per cent. too short 
and that the boats, instead of going 32.4 miles really 
went only 29.3 miles. Even at this, it would make 
a mighty close and interesting race between either 
Baby Reliance V or Baby Speed Demon II and the 
coe champion, Maple Leaf IV. 
F hile the cup itself goes to Baby Speed Demon II 
it was very evident that her sister, Baby Reliance V, 
was the faster of the two. This latter boat had little 
trouble in leading the entire fleet over the last twenty- 
nine miles in the first race, it requiring less than one 
mile for Baby V to pass Peter Pan VI. But the latter 
boat, true to her past record, made a game start, 
being over the line first at the crack of the gun and, 
in fact, was about the only boat which went out on 
Wednesday when Lake George was more like the 
Atlantic Ocean or Long Island Sound after a three 
days’ north-easter. This condition necessitated call- 
ing off the races for the day, but Peter Pan VI gave 
a fine exhibition of what a little 20-footer can with- 
stand in the shape of a sea. 

Also in the second race, Baby Reliance V started 
off at a terrific clip, opening a big gap between the 
rest of the field before the first turn had been reached, 
less than two miles from the start. Just at this turn 
an unfortunate accident occurred which put her out 
of the running entirely for the rest of the races and 
probably prevented an even better speed record being 
established than Baby Speed Demon II was able to 
make. However, there is no question but that this 
little boat will be heard from later this season and 
she may be the world champion yet. The cause of 
the accident can only be laid to an unfortunate series 
of circumstances which made it mecessary to put 
aboard a new mechanician in place of the one 
which had been working with the boat and engine 
during all the months of trying out. The new 
engineer was unfamiliar with the little details and 
when the real test came something let go. 

Baby Speed Demon II, the winner of the series, 
took second place in the first race and first place in 
the other two races and as the method of scoring 
allowed each boat a point for finishing and an addi- 
tional point for each of the boats entered which she 
defeated, whether they started or not, Baby Demon 
was therefore credited with a total of 29 points out 
of a possible 30. This is the same 20-foot hull and 
power plant which cleaned up everything at Peoria 
at the Tye Valley near early in July, as 
was told in the August issue of MoTor BoatinG. The 
history of the motor goes back even further, no one 
knows exactly how far, as it has been used in an 
almost countless number of hulls, both experimental 
and of various names, for the past two or three 
years. While Baby Demon was able to win easily 
on the Illinois river against the pick of western boats 
at a speed of 41.3 miles an hour and often slower, 
yet on Lake George she had to go 49.6, 50.49 and 
47-3 miles an hour respectively in each of the races 
in order to come home ahead. F 

Baby Reliance V and Buffalo Enquirer were also 
20-foot hulls built by the C. C. Smith Boat & Engine 
Co., powered with new 8-cylinder Sterling motors and 

=! ms . 
Ankle Deep needs no description. as she is as 
familiar to everyone as though she had crossed the 
Atlantic. She was the same reliable boat, running on 
an even keel and affording her owner and engineer 
as much comfort as any runabout. She was decidedly 
a favorite with the “natives,” and there were many 
ready to back her with their last cent that she would 
win. It was not until the last race when she had hit 
the only log ever seen floating in the lake, which 
broke her pert propeller shaft and drove one blade 
way through her thin planking that they would admit 
that their favorite was beaten. The accident threw 
the Count out into the water, but Engineer Grenon 
soon had the boat under control and rescued the owner. 
Count Mankowski reluctantly acc a tow, probably 
for the first time in his life, and Ankle D was 
taken back to her house, but not leaking badly in 

ite of the accident. The cut been so clean and 
the blade remained through the planking, which pre- 
vented the water from entering. 

Hawk Eye,. the $10,000 boat built by the syndicate 
of Lake George men for the purpose of keeping the 
cup at home, was a big Conqpemenent. Only once 
did she show | speed and that was during the 
first half of the first lap in rhe last race when she 
seemed to draw away from the field with ease. It 
was only short lived, however, for a magneto chain 
let go again and out she went. This one spurt prob- 
ably was worth thousands of dollars to the e 
George people, for they applauded with all the en- 
thusiasm which they had | saving up for weeks 
in advance and even after their favorite was passed 
and after some one in the grand-stand cried, “Wait 
until next year,” they applauded again and showed 
they had real red blood in their veins. We sincerely 
hope that the plans will be so arranged that the 1915 
race can be handled in by the Lake George Regatta 
Association for they deserve it. ; 

(The complete details of the races will be found 
on page 33.) 

Nautical Mile Trials at: Lake 

Run No. I 2 3 4 5 6 
Time ... 1:19% 1:20% 1:19 1:20% 1:19% 1:20% 
Average speed, admiralty conditions = 44.9295 knots 

= 51.726 statute miles an hour. 


Run No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 

Time ... 1:23% 1:25% 1:24% 1:249§ 1:23¥% 1:22% 

Average speed, admiralty conditions = 42.633 knots 
= 49.0925 statute miles per hour. 

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Kex II, a Big 38-Footer. 

(Continued from page 15) 

The bridge deck, or cockpit, is above the engine- 
room. A wide seat, with high back, extends clear 
across aft, known locally as “the pew.” The three 
companionways lead from the bridge to the respective 

The unique feature of Kex II is the steering column 
and control cabinet, which stand in the cockpit. The 
former is of massive bronze, incorporating the bin- 
nacle with a 6-inch Baker compass. The 24-inch 
yacht’s wheel is built of eclé wood, and carries the 
spark and throttle levers on its face—an unusual ar- 
rangement on this type of wheel. Under the glass 
top of the control cabinet, and running on rolls, are 
the charts of the entire coastline, from New York to 
Nova Scotia, which may be passed under the helms- 
man’s eye, protected from wind and water, by the 
turn of a knob. Opening the door at the starboard 
end discloses the flags of the International Code, each 
tucked in its labeled compartment, with the Power 
Squadron Code Book on a shelf above. The corre- 
sponding door to port has shelves for pipes, tobacco, 
etc. The doors at the front are of plate glass, and 
cover the switchboard and control board. The former, 
besides the usual switches, carries a Weston volt- 
ammeter, McRae circuit breaker, fire alarm gong that 
operates by a thermostatic contractor in case the car- 
bureter takes fire; a bilge alarm, that rings when the 
water in the bilge reaches a predetermined height; 

the gasoline shut-off valve, the tell-tale lights in series 
with the starboard, port and bow lights. The control 
board carries the Bosch switch ana self-starter lever 

(for the engine is equipped with a dependable air 
starter), main air valve, air and water circulation 
gauges, sight oi! circulation glass, barometer, Cheisea 
clock, tachometer, recording counter and a fire knob— 
pulling which will break a bottle of Pyrene and douse 
the carbureter should a fire occur at that point. The 
whistle valve is under foot, and within reach is the 
reverse-lever, with positive latch for the neutral posi- 
tion, as is also the lever for throwing in the clutch 
of the Keilogg 4-cylinder air compressor. On deck 
also is a standpipe, connected with a power Trimount 
pump for washing down decks, and also for playing 
the hose on your friends when they are trying to come 

Thus the steersman can start his engine, and be sure 
that all functions are being performed, without enter- 
ing the engine-room. 

A ten-gallon oil reservoir is connected by a hand 
pump to the crankcase, as is also a pump for ejecting 
the old oil outboard, so that the owner can “tinker” 
this engine in his white flannels, and oil cans become 
mere ornaments, Electricity is supplied by a Holtzer 
Cabot generator and 12-volt Edison battery. 

The engine-room is well ventilated by port lights, 
and by a system of cowl ventilators that insure circu- 
lation in rough weather. There are two Janney-Stein- 
metz gasoline tanks suspended athwartship, aft of the 
engine, containing 236 gallons, or enough to cruise 
over 600 miles, and fed to the carbureter by independ- 
ent lines of seamless tube, strainers, etc. As back- 
firing, through the carbureter into the bilge, and the 
ee sible ignition of explosive vapors is the most pro- 
ific source of fire in motor boats, both air intakes are 
connected to a vertical 4-inch brass pipe that takes air 
from the ceiling of the engine-room, above any pos- 
sible stratum of explosive gas, and where the air is 
warm and dry. The exhaust piping is brass tubing, 
with a “custom-made” bronze Maxim silencer. The 
engine-room contains two good bunks, an oilskin 
locker, and a work-bench, with vise, tool lockers, etc. 
The motor is a 30 h.p. Sterling, turning a Hyde 
28-inch x 32-inch wheel at a maximum of 460 r.p.m. 

The saloon is a choice example of comfort and inte- 
rior decoration and shows the woman’s good taste in 
its harmoniousness, the owner’s wife having been an 
ardent yachtswoman ever since her first cruise in little 
Kex to Mt. Desert. To a point shoulder-high the 
woodwork is mahogany, the Pullman berths, showing 
when closed, figured panels which act as backs to the 
transom seats. The walls and ceiling are paneled and 
wainscoted, the frames white, and the panels French 
gray. Lighting is from a semi- indisert fixture, hung 
under the skylight, and four wall brackets for reading, 
with empire shades. The fixtures are of Colonial de- 
sign, and were made to order to match the locks, 
knobs and drawer-pulls. Upholstery and port-light 
curtains are of flowered cretonne, with a soft green 
Wilton on the floor to harmonize. In the saloon there 
is a permanent place for the Victrola, china cabinets, 
lockers, drawers under transoms, table with drop 
leaves and two large closets. 

The toilet is finished entirely in white enamel, even 
to the Sands plumbing, aad contains medicine-closet 
and linen locker. The galley is forward, has a hatch 
and ladder to deck, porcelain sink, lots ‘of lockers, a 
large size ice-chest and a little Speedway alcohol range 
on which a real meal may be “brewed.” 

Aft is the owner’s stateroom, finished in mahogany 
and white, containing two 3-foot berths, a bureau, 
seven drawers, a locker and a berth for a two-year-old 
progeny with a grill that slides up at night to keep the 

‘animal” from escaping. 

On deck a Providence capstan does great business 
with an 8o-pound anchor, an 11-foot tender is carried 
outboard that takes about two hours to clear away, 
and a mast is equipped with auxiliary sails—solely for 
good moral effect on the motor. 

As Geor, e Lawley, the yacht builder, said to the 
owner: he trouble with that boat is that you have 
squeezed a 60-footer into 38 feet.” 

Kex II was designed by the owner, Frank P. 
Huckins, a member of the Regatta Committee, and an 
officer of the Power Squadron, of the Boston Yacht 
Club, who is strictly an amateur, giving his attention 
to the lumber business when not cleaning cogk peeee. 
He has a young machine shop in his home in ook- 
line, and put in 968% hours’ time making and install- 
ing the accessories previously described. 

Kex II was not designed for speed, so that no one 
is surprised that she makes a forced sped of eight 
knots and a cruising speed of 7.5. 

The builder was Ambrose A. Martin, of East Boston. 
The dimensions are: Length overall, 38 ft.; length 
waterline, 35 ft. 11 in.; beam, 1o ft. 6 in.; draft, g ft. 
She has a freeboard forward of 5 fi. 6 in., and aft of 

4 ft. 6 in. Her displacement. is about 21,000 lbs., and 
her tonnage is 14.89 gross, and 12 net. 

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Weather and the M. B. 

(Continued from page 9) 

work are for the most part intricate pieces of mechan- 
ism, which have been brought to a high degree of 
perfection. The amateur fashions a wind vane from 

fish-shaped piece of wood by piercing it with a 
bolt and fastening it aloft. But the Weather Bureau 
builds its anemoscope, as it is called, of light metal 
and thin strips of wood, supports it on a system of 
three rollers which revolve with the minimum of 
friction, balances it with extreme nicety, and pro- 
duces altogether an instrument which records the 
direction of the wind with the utmost accuracy. In 
order to make a record of the movements of the 
vane, the revolving shaft is fitted with four cams, 
corresponding to the compass positions, N., E., S. and 

.«» which make contact with four insulated’ springs 
electrically connected to the recording instrument in 
the observer’s office. When the wind blows from 
the north, for instance, the vane turns and brings 
tke “North” cam into contact with its particular 
springs, causing the proper wind direction to be reg- 
istered. As the adjacent cams overlap slightly, the 
intercardinal points are also registered, by closing 
the circuit through two of the springs, making it 
possible to record NE., SW., etc., winds 

The anemometer, consisting of four cups fast- 
ened to steel arms, which are secured to a vertical 
spindle, is used to record as nearly as possible the 
velocity or force of the wind. The cups and the 
rest of the mechanism, which revolves as the wind 
is trapped in the cups, are made as slight as they 
can be and still remain intact under the force of a 
wind, but there must, naturally, be some weight to 
them, and therefore, it is impossible for them to 
move as fast as the wind does nertia, friction, 
momentum (the last factor when the wind is gusty), 
all have had to be considered in the design of the 
anemometer, and allowances have, therefore, had to 
be made for all these factors to permit of accuracy 
in the recorded wind velocities. The recording mech- 
anism consists of a series of worm gears and dials 
having different numbers of teeth which move at a 
certain ratio to each other, and cause an electrical 
apparatus to register on a moving cylinder, the cor- 
rect velocity of the wind in miles per hour 

The rain gauge, shown at the top of page 9 in the 

foreground of the picture, is known as the tipping 
bucket type. This gauge is simple in construction, 
with an opening in the top for the admission of the 
rain, tapering down into a small hole directly un- 

derneath which is a small tipping bucket which, on 
being filled, shows a general precipitation of one 
hundredth of an inch. The bucket is so shaped that 
it tips the instant it is full, thereby closing an elec- 
trical circuit which sends its message to the mechan- 
ical recorder, and the bucket having emptied itself, 
it resumes its normal position. Other types of rain 
gauges register the precipitation by delicately ad- 
justed scales. 

In addition to these instruments the Weather Bu- 
reau employs whirling psychrometers for recording 
the relative humidity of the atmosphere, sui shine 
recorders, snow stakes, as well, of course, as the 
more familiar barometers and thermometers. ‘lae 
meterorograph, shown in the center of page ooo, is 
not used in making daily ebservations, but is em- 
ployed to ascertain the weather conditions in the 
upper air, being sent up by kite and combining in 
one instrument the functions of the barograph, therm- 
 - and anemograph. Similar to the meteroro- 
graph is the triple register which records the mes- 
sages electrically transmitted by the anemometer, the 
barometer, the thermometer, the psychrometer, the 
wind vane (to get away from long words and give 
it its common name), and the rain and sunshine 
recorders. This register is composed of cylinders, 
inked pens, clockwork, actuating mechanism and the 
necessary electrical connections, and combines in one 
instrument the various apparati necessary te write 
out on paper the complete record of the day’s me- 
teorological doings, with the exception of snowfall, 
which is automatically recorded by a special register 
of its own attached to the scales referred to in the 
preceding paragraph. 

The Cape Cod Canal. 

(Continued from page 13) 

terprise which built the canal, a toll will be charged 
to motor boats for passage, according to the length or 
tonnage of the boat. It contains no locks, being en- 
tirely constructed at sea level, but on account of the 
difference in_ the amount of rise and fall of tide in 
Wareham’s River, Buzzards Bay, where there is a 
mean rise and fall of the tide of 4.1 feet and at Sand- 
wich, near the northeastern end of the canal where 
there is a mean change of 9.4 feet, there is consider- 
able current running through at times which will be 
objectionable to some craft and may make it necessary 
to put in one or more locks. 

he data in regard to the lengths of the different 
routes via the canal, etc., follows: 

Route Boston to New York— 

Wie GOEBEL, GER GOMER. ccccccccccccccces 279 miles 

Via canal, sound route.............+. 260 miles 
Sound Route via Pollock Pin ecéhetsence 326 miles 
Sound Route via Nantucket Light ded aes 402 miles 
Breakwater Cape Cod Bay to Boston.... 55 miles 
Length Shore to Shore...........-....+ 8 miles 
Length to 30 — in either bay.......... 13 miles 
Minimum depth......--.e-eesceeeeeees 25 feet 
Minimum wi “7 Ct Ce dctccentcaeee 100 feet 
Width of bottom of approaches....250 and 300 feet 
Width of bottom of passing place ena saiie 200 feet 
Length of Breakwater..............+.. + 3,000 feet 
Craft rounding Cape per annum......... 25,000 

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Saginaw, Mich. 
Monroe, Mich, 

A Self Cranker is just as vital to the enjoyment and successful opera- 
tion of a motor boat as to an automobile. 

No automobile owner who has once used an electric cranker could 
be induced to part with it at any price. 

Fully 80 per cent. of the various makes of automobiles are cranked 

with the energy from 





New York City: 228-230 West 58th St. 
San Francisco: 821 Monadnock Bldg. 

Detroit: 736-740 Woodward Ave. 

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Chicago: 2241 S. Michigan Ave. 
Indianapolis: 318 No. Illinois Ave. (oa) 

MoroR BoatrinG 


an automobile or motor boat 

All protected. 


This “protector” is applied to each indi- 
vidual conductor and to the completed 
cable in the form of a very light enamel 
which fills and closes every pore, succes- 
sive coats being added until the rubber is 
sealed with an oil-proof covering—a kind 
of elastic “skin” which in no way injures 
the rubber or affects the cable’s flexibility. 

Protection again oil is thus built into the 
cable—and because oil is ever-present on 

We Bie  —yEE 
27 styles, for Ignition, Starting and Light- 

ing, always ready for immediate delivery. © 

The Packard Electric Co. 

Dept. O, Warren, Ohio (100) 

We Believe in Protection 

(No Politics in this) 

Facts first—Wires carrying current to spark-plugs, 
lamps, starter and horn have rubber between the 
strands (the core) and the outside braids. This rub- 
ber cannot escape the rotting action of oil and grease, 
rubber’s worst enemies—unless protected—and braids 
are mighty little protection. 

Our Chemists have produced 
A ‘**Protector’’ that protects 
It’s a substance unlike anything you ever saw— 

elastic and “rubbery” in general appearance, but not 
like rubber when subjected to oil or grease. 

Combination High Tension Cable 

Dandy Dink | 

service.” HEADQUARTERS for 
Open boats & CRUISERS all 
sizes. Engines & ACCESSORIES. 
Wisconsin Row Boat Motors. 

221 Fulton Street, New York | 

— + A Boat Lift and 
i i= Shaft Hanger 

j “Patented” 

— i ae Very handy for propeller 
\ | inspection. Write for cir- 
i /) cular and prices. 

=" E> Syracuse Strut Works, 1208 

\ Court St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

which tells you all about 
it. You can build a 20 ft. 
launch for $30 from pat 
terns, that you could not 
buy at any factory for leas 


—_i 4A in the world are built by 

Joy, the work. Paves | | Milwaukee Yacht & Boat Company 

and frames for boats of 
the sansc pattern etl 78 Designers and Builders of 
si $300, and'sfallineot | | X«CELO Runabouts and X-CELO Cruisers 
The Frame We Ship You boat frames. 421 Becher Street Milwaukee, Wis. 


(Better than an everlasting battery.) 
Will generate current ~4 ignition, and 

: ; electric lights, rage 

shown in the = & On talog ce. Suitable for all types and sises 
would have to pay for the The Boat You Bulid ‘ with St to MAKE your vee ELEC. 
cheapest 25 ft. finished cruis er you could buy. full TRICITY. i Device Mfg. Co 
DEFOE BOAT & MOTOR WORKS, 3218 State St., Bay City, Mich. Infor- 948 First Avenue La Fayette,\Ind. 

Rich Tungsten Valves 

: fn 
he ocean ahenme 
Send for interesting Valve Booklet 

420 Railway Exchange Bldg. Chicago, Illinois 



Solid braided cotton with center of pho bronze wire, 
Strong and durable, and will not stretch or rust. Send 

for sample. 


$400. Boat For $275. If you are going to 
buv a boat don't fail to get our catalogue. 

RICB BROTHERS COMPANY, East Boothbay, Maine. 

We have ready 
for shipment com- 
pleted hulls, also 
semi-finished hulls 
from 16 ft. to 30 
ft. We furnish 
knock-down frames 
and all parts for 
any size motor boat. 

signers and 

builders of Launches, Cruisers, Auxiliary Yachts and 
T 7 i iptions. ROBERT- 

enders. Tite for prices and d 
SON BROS., Foot of Bay St., Hamilton, Can. 

hoot hottest sparks and last longest, BECAUSE they 
have our patent Baffle that reflects the soot and dirt 
away from the interior and drives it out through the 
spark gap at every explosion. Practically self-clean- 
ing. Try them 30 days at our risk. 

The Reflex Ignition Co., 211 High Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 

Licensed under Canfield Patent. 

Reflex Spark Plugs— 

Anything in the boat 
line, K.D. or complete 

= Write for estimate. oo 
Ready to Knock Down your requirements. 

G. R. RICHARDSON, Sweeney St., No. Tonawanda, N.Y. 


Perfex = Ignition 

Of world wide fame. Ask for catalog. 
Samson Electric Co., Canton, Mass. 

The word, which is and always will be, Pre- 
eminent in The Marine Motor World 


Stamford, Conn., U. S. A. 

onds; furis compactly. 
Life-Saving Devices 

of all kinds; Acme Fibre Cushions, Perfection Pneumatic Mattresses 

Folding Canvas Boats, Life-Preservers, Swimming Collare, ete. 

Our Special Catalog M, fully describing these and other sporting acces 

sories, should be in your hands. Send for it today. 

THE PNEUMATIC MFG. CO., 526 17th St., Brooklyn, N. Y- 

Frames of brass or best qual- 
ity ash, complete with all 
necessary fittings; cloth cov- 
ering, light, durable, abso- 
lutely waterproof; can be 
raised or lowered in 10 see 

Fewer) Searchlights 

for electricity or acetylene gas. 
Booklet mailed free. 

937 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa., U. S. A- 

It Rop 

Plymouth Grdage G North Plymouth Mi 


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PTEMBER, I914. MoroR BoarinG 



**Cleaning Them Up” on the Hudson with a Loew-Victor Engine 

This family runabout has been the sensation on the Hudson River this year, and won the 1914 race from New York to 
Albany in record time. Read what the delighted owner says about 

Loew-Victor Model 13 

Dear Mr. Rost: 

You no doubt are aware of the fact that 
on June 27th my boat, the ‘‘Eastern Star,’’ 
broke the record for the 270 mile course 
from New York to Albany and return. We 
completed the course in 18 hours, 44 min- 
utes and 25 seconds. 

We covered the first half of the course 
from New York to Albany—135 miles—in 
8 hours and $1 minutes, which makes an 
average speed of 15.3 miles per hour. On 
the return trip we were obliged to reduce 
our speed considerably on account of dark- 
ness and drift wood. 

With the propeller that I have on the 
boat at present a 20 by 22 3-blade ‘‘Ailsa 
Craig’ style, turning at top speed 1050 
R. P. M. I can average 18 miles per hour. 

However, at no time during the race, did 
we turn more than 900 R. P. M., in fact we 
averaged about 875. As we were not being 

ushed hard we stepped the engine at Al- 

y and gave it teen minutes rest. At 
no other time during the run did we stop the 
engine or encounter the least trouble, not 
even a miss. 

Inasmuch as my boat is 30 ft. by 6 ft. 
3 inches, drawing 10'/, inches, I consider 
the results I obtained on this run as re- 

(Signed) E. L. FINCH. 

More Evidence that the Loew-Victor is the best Stock Motor on the Market. 


North Oakley @ Oakdale Aves. Chicago. U. S. A. 

Eastern Branch, 50 Church St., N. Y. City 

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IQI 4. 

Automatic Bilge Bailer 

Price $5.00 from all dealers. 
trg St. Mary’s St. Brookline, Mass. 

Spar Composition 

-——the original Senee marine varnish 
in the world. Tee intacle Finch te Cbochett’s 

No. | Preservative 

Send for Catalogue 
The David @. Crockett Company Bridgeport, Co a. 

Set _up Your Own Boat 

Great Lakes’ Sections enable you to build « 
perfect boat at 1-4 the cost of a finished boat 
Each section numbered and guaranteed to fit 
perfectly. Only finest grades lumber used 
All boats designed by an experienced naval 
architect. Write today for Special Low Price 
on boat you want. 

Great Lakes Boat & Pattern Co. 

Pier 21 Milwaukee, Wis. 


Weight only 40 lbs.” Will support eight persons 
in the water. A. B. C. Life Preservers. 

Approved by U. S. Steamboat Inspectors. Made 
from Balsa ood. Specially Waterproofed. 

Smaller, Lighter, More Buoyant Than Cork. 

Welin Marine Equipment Co. 

805 Vernon Avenue Long Island City, N. Y. 


Gasoline, Kerosene, Distillate or Alcohol. 
Two Cycle and Four Cycle Models. 
3 to 40 H. P. 

Write Today for Catalog 

Camden Anchor-Rockland Machine Co., Camden, Me. 

Bridgeport Marine Bronze ' Paint Co, 
Cable Address, ‘‘Laquero Bridgeport.” Bridgeport, Cons, 


are bailt for service. 
vestsneer = — PEt > Seal — 

Leeda by the most prominent Marine 
engine ballders. 

Send for bulletin BA. 

Most Dependable Air Starter 

including tank, Kellogg Pump 

and complete connections. 

Write for booklet and prices. 
Kellogg Manufacturing Co., Rochester, N. Y. 


CURTISS ——. BOATS, used everywhere; speed 60 to 
80 miles per how Safest, most comfortable. fastest. 
CURTISS HtYDROPLANES, 85-50 m. Dp. h., moderate cost. 
CURTISS MOTORS, 40 bh. p. to 200 bh. p., five models; 
used and accepted’ as best by six leading governments. 

33 Lake Street, Hammondsport, N. Y. 


In a class by themselves, second to none. 
Descriptive matter upon request. 
2116 West 106th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

ciates warned him. 

N nels. 
‘ home to everyone of us. 

Chester's ™ 
Masterpiece ° 

Simply fill in your “WW 
Mame and a dress, en- ‘ 
¢ a quarter (25cents) * 
and you will receive the 
eorge Randolph Chester N 
serial in the next three months \ 
learst’s, regular price 45 
cents. Tear out and mail todav 
to Hearst's Magazine, 119 W. 40th 
Street, New York City 

When I Want To’”’ 

This was Billy Lane’s philosophy. 
never “get” him; he would let it alone as he pleased. 
His drinking worried friends and fiancée. 
Still he continued. And 
reached the pinnacle of achievement something snapped. 

“The Enemy” by 
George Randolph Chester 

a tells the story of this brilliant young engineer in a way that will 
8 gtip you and make you think in spite of yourself. 
XN genius of a foremost author turned into new and greater chan- 
Here is a forceful presentation of a problem that comes 

big author, a big theme, a big story. 

N . . P P > 
} a Teetotaler, drinker, or neither, there is something in this 
‘oupon * N novel for you. A 
8s) You owe it to yourself to read it. 


119 West 40th Street 
New York City 

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No, liquor would 

Business asso- 
just as he 

Here is the 

Today in 


sts Magasin? 

the National Magazine 



Eliminates Hand Cranking—Press But- 
ton and Your Motor Starts. 


Cleveland, Ohio (17) - 



Magnetos and Plugs will give it 
BOSCH MAGNETO CO., 231 W. 46th Street, New York 

Bulb Shank Mooring Anchor 

our boat can’t get away. @ bulb shank makes it ie 
fat but raises enough to ease oy sudden strains. Head 
won't ball up with mud. Bye for trip line makes easy oo 
to, of season. Write today for our free ‘*Mee- 
ing Boo’ 


N. ¥., 0. D. Durkee & Oo.; Boston, A. S. Morse Co.; 
Chieago, George B. Carpenter & Co. 


26 Ft. V-Bottom Cruiser 
ON THE MARKET For $850.00 


For Gasoline, Air for Whistles, Oil, Water 

Mufflers, Condensers, etc. Heavy sheet iron 

and plate steel work of any shape desired. 
Galvanizing of all kinds of boat work. 



FAFNIR Ball Bearings 

Made with infinite care and pre 
cision from the highest grade of 

Sales Agents 
1737 Broadway, New York City 
Fafnir 6,vvv scries for combined thrust and radial loads. 

McCLELLAN opra¥ i001 

The Kind of Quality That is Economy. 

McClellan Auto Boat Tops are operated 
without detaching any part of framework, 
giving true one-man control. Our Simplic 
ity Spray Hoods are used in all U. 8S. Life 
Saving Boats. Quality, materials, work- 
mausbip, design the finest. Write today for 


5) Aca, tb 


Sole Importers 


Fall River, Mass. 

Michigan eee Launch +96 

Complete with 
engine, wendy to 
run. 18, 23, 
27 -foot boats at 
prices. Equipped 
with famous De- & 
troit 2-cycle 
Engines. Only 3 moving parts. The safe launch. No»- 
Needs no boat house. Free catalogue. Steel Rowboats, 4 
Michigan Steel Boat Co., 1236 Jefferson Ave., Detroit. wien. 

of Motor Boating. 

TV ew 


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‘yew Nothing to Chance 

Independent of wires, batteries and 
every other source of possible failure. 
An absolutely reliable, hand-operated 
warning signal, producing a loud, pene- 
trating warning that can’t be ignored. 
Just the horn for your motor boat. It can be placed any- 
where that is convenient, involves no expense whatever and 
requires no attention save occasional oiling. 
Built sturdy and strong to weather the severest possible 
service. If your dealer cannot supply you, write us direct. 
Booklet on request. 

$10 First cost the only cost 

Multiplies Power 
Cuts Down Fuel Cost 
Every drop of fuel yields 
the utmost power through 

the complete vaporization 
effected by the 



And not only is the vaporization 
complete in the Carter but the fuel 
supply is automatically proportioned 

Bt , 


VERY motor boat ac- 

cessory sold in con- 
nection with this em- 
blem not only entitles 
the user to the benefits of 
Johns-Manville Service 
in every important city 
of North America, but is 
a proven product backed 
by the Jcohns-Manville 
Guarantee. And this 
guarantee can only be 
construed to mean one 
thing, that the purchaser 
must be satisfied. 

to the engine’s actual needs—not an 
atom of potential energy is wasted. 

carburetor equipment may be. 

Free Trial Offer. 

We guarantee every Carter user greater economy 
in fuel consumption, irrespective of what his present 

Write for Catalog and particulars of Our 30-Day 

Spark Plug 
Troubles are 


They don’t even 
exist with a good 
plug such as the 


Soot Proof SPARK PLUG 

Soot has no chance with 
its double-chamber  con- 
struction. The soot is blown 
out before it has had time to 
get settled. And this plug 
is gas-tight—no lost com- 
pression and lost power. 

Efficient and _ durable. 
Outlasts the ordinary spark 
plug two and three times. 

As a matter of economy insist on the 
“]-M (Mezger) Soot-Proof. To insure 
getting the GENUINE, look for the 
OPEN END. Price $1.00. 

Write for booklet 


Jones Tachometer 


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J-M Dry Batteries 

Akron Boston Columbus Duluth Kansas City Minneapolis 
Albany Buffaio Dallas Galveston Los Angeles Newark, N. J. 
Atlanta Chicago Dayton Houghton Louisville New Orleans 
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Houston Memphis New York 
Birmingham Cleveland Detroit Indianapolis Milwaukee Omaha 

J-M Mobilite Electric Lamps 
Write Nearest Branch for Booklets 


Philadelphia St. Paul Toledo 
Pittsbur, Salt Lake City Washi 
Portland, Ore. SanFranciseo Wilkes-Barre 
Rochester Seattle Youngstown 
St. Louis Syracuse 

Winnipeg Montreal Vancouver 




Marblehead Anti-Fouling Green or White Bottom Composition 

It has a hard, smooth finish, and takes a wonderful slippery polish. 


In all the various grades it is the best for the money—the most serviceable. Pound for pound it will go further and do a 
better and a more lasting job than any other make. Do not be deceived by cheap imitations, see that the trade mark is on 
every package. 

For sale by all yacht, boat and canoe supply houses and sporting goods dealers. Send for circulars, directions for use, etc. 
L. W. FERDINAND & CO. - - ° 201 SOUTH ST., BOSTON, MASS., U.S. A. 

Gasoline Yachts and Engines 




26 Foot Runabout—55 H. P. Motor—26 Miles Per Hour 

Our stock design No. 1266 with a Sterling 55 h.p. motor makes a speed of 26 miles per hour. 

We specialize in V-bottom boats, complete and knockdown. 


Prompt delivery now. Have a large stock on hand. Send us your rush order. 

Valley Boat & Engire Co., Hess and River Sts., Saginaw, Mich, 

ae —— Leader 20 ft. Special. The'safest littie family boat built, will stand the A new model 16 Mqabanoersratd pens ebong ~~ in price. Prompt Routes skiffs 10, 12, 14 ft. instock. This for eutboard mo: 
pmen furnish 

waters. Moter housed in. Prompt shipment. Folder No. 105 isconsin or Evinrude motor for this beat. Folder } No. 103. 


A few other boats bin Cruiser 22 ft. Oabin Cruiser 18 ft. Life Saving Dory jo patterns or knock down frames. 


eal we Sewn on Zen] Coast Ghote Go B one gp ene Gene, We mee 

al pie od Seatings aod cuppty fhe Snide chett' seeds to be mnealiod ts 

f of ail kinds. in from se and 
rofiae Saat adh Retro orig tes ae, See 


FULTON 3% to 150 H. P. 
. . . Oo N N E T I = U Burning kerosene, oar. and 
Bolinders Crude Oil Engines} |e oO ani tion 2 | mete 7 

———— New York Office ————_ POWERFUL AND UNFAILING Company, Erie, Pa. 
30 Church Street CONNECTICUT !¢::: COMPANY, Inc. 

7 Britannia St., Meriden, Conn. 


IN A NEW TYPE FOR 1914, from 1 to 30 H. P. Models “E” and “F”’ 

, ’ Compact and Neat. Encased but Accessible Reasons a Reverse Gearsareé Guaranteed for ONE YEAR 
TELLS THE STORY Aiicy Stecl, Hardened Gears and Shaftin 

Our No. 1 Model “‘E”’ Gear is made Johnson Friction Clutches used and 
for 1914 the same as previously Bearings of an improved type. 

£ Our No. 0 and No. 2 size Seoten on are made 
Bail as a New Ball Beari Design - or as the 
Mode! ie for 1914 

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Costs so little and 




you such splendid service 

That’s why you find Prest-O-Lite used by experienced boat owners, on the small- 
est sail boats to the largest cabin yachts, for searchlight, port and starboard lights 

—and cabin fixtures, too. 

Prest-O-Lite furnishes you a practical, brilliant light wherever you choose 
to cruise—with no theft of engine power or boat speed, no fickle dynamo, no com- 
plicated wiring to short circuit, fuses to blow, switches to stick, or heavy, bulky 

storage battery to leak and splash acid. 

Prest-O-Lite is quickly 


easily installed on any boat 

Any average mechanic can do the work in a few 
hours. And when once installed, anyone can under- 
stand and operate Prest-O-Lite. You’re not dependent 
upon high-priced experts to regulate delicate electrical 

Prest-O- Liter gives 
added convenience 

If you choose, by adding this to the regular equip- 
ment you can have “push the button” convenience for 
searchlight and signal lamps. Makes it possible to 
light the lamps without the use of matches. Lights 
are under perfect control. You turn them on or off 
as you need them. 

Before you buy any boat light- 
ing system, get the actual facts 
about all of them. 

You owe it to yourself to get the truth about motor 
boat lighting. This information awaits your request. 
Tear off the coupon and mail it today. 

The PREST-O-LITE CO., in. 

260 Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Exchange Agencies Everywhere 


Years of experience prove that in addition to being 
easier and more economical to install, Prest-O-Lite 
costs less to operate than any electric system. 

You can make any oil lamp into a combination gas 
and oil lamp with the Prest-O-Lite Oil Lamp Adapter 
in a very few minutes. 

Starting boat 
motor easily 

The Prest-O-Primer puts a “thin” mixture of 
acetylene which is taken from the same Prest-O-Lite 
you use for lights, in the intake pipe, under low pres- 
sure. Two or three slow, easy turns of the crank and 
your engine starts, even in zero weather. Costs little, 
easily installed. Makes starting easy and certain. 

26@ Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Send complete information on motor boat 
lighting to: 


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F. J. Willis Co. 

85 Chambers St., New York 

Everything for 
the Motor Boat 

Complete Catalog ““B” Mailed Free 
Electrically Equipped Sailing Lights for 
All Classes at Prices Economical 

Do not buy your requirements until our prices have been 

~Send TODAY for 


Containing Valuable Informa- 
tion About Modern Lighting 

We have equipped some of 
the finest power boats, yachts 

and launches afloat with Direct 
Connected Generating Sets. All 
leading ship and launch build- 
ers use them, because they are 
unequaled in brilliant, depend- 
able service. 

Searchlights in designs 
7 in. to 60 in. diameter. 

Let us tell you about our big line, 

The Carlisle & Finch Co. 

261 East Clifton Avenue 







Everything for the Motor Boat 

Rowboat Motors, Canoes, Rowboats, Dory Skiffs, 
Yacht Flags, Spray Hoods, Boat Covers, Awnings, 
Canvas and Camping Goods, Etc. 






6-60 Sparking Battery ...... 
6-80 Lighting Battery ....... 
6-150 Lighting Battery ....... 

$-150 Starting Battery 

We Guarantee the Quality 
The Price Speaks for Itself 





- § 7% 9% $7.49 
- 6% TMH do 8.99 
..12 ™% 9% 14.99 
12 ™% 9 18.99 


Mr. Manufacturer:—Are you one of the few not 


in your Motors? If you are, you are not receiving 
the best results. Send us your Blue Prints. 

The Star Ball 
Retainer Company 

Lancaster, Pa. 


The “NOBIND” Patented Stuffing Box 

no more than the common style and is more satisfactory. 

Sold by all dealers. 
describing the ‘ 


1310 West 11th Street, 

‘NOBIND” and give your dealer’s name. 
Manufactured and distributed by 


Marine Supply House 

The “NOBIND” eliminates 
all friction, does not wear or 
grind the shaft; is self-align- 
ing; cannot bind or leak, 
packed with  self-lubricating 
packing and needs no attention 
during the season. 

Contains a universal bear- 
ing that can be replaced if 
worn or damaged, without re- 
placing the entire box. Costs 

for literature illustrating and 



A Motor You Can Bank On 

You can always depend on your Wisconsin Detachable Row- 
Boat Motor. It gets you there—gets you there quickly—and it 
gets you back. It’s the motor that gives no trouble. Just slip it 
on the stern of any row-boat, give it gas. twirl the wheel and 
you’re off, at any speed up to nine miles an hour. 

“Wisconstt, Motor 

These motors are in their third year of successful use. 
They’re right in every principle a construction. They 
are rudder steering an equipped with reversible high 
tension magneto, giving you positive control of your boat 
at all times and positive ignition. Two to four actual 
horsepower, strongly built, yet so light that they carry 
with the maximum ease. Quickly adjusted, easily operated—and 
low priced. Write today for free illustrated Catalog E and get 
the full story. 

Wisconsin Machinery and Mfg. Co. 
5904 Burnham Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 


and you will not have to worry about 
mid-summer refinishing. 

MONARCH SPAR is Durable, Tough, 
Elastic and Brilliant, and withstands 
climatic conditions and salt water longer 
than any other marine varnish. 

Call at our Booth No.19, Concourse, Hud- 
son Terminal Building, New York City, 
and get our Gasoline Gauge free, or write, 
enclosing 4c in stamps to cover postage. 

Jersey City, N. J. 



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SerTEMBER, I914. MoroR BoatrinG 59 

Built for Service 

That’s the secret of Gray success. Every 
Gray model is designed and built for what it 
will do in actual service, and under the most 
severe conditions. 

It little matters whether you are buying 
power for a little 16-footer, a sea-going cruiser 
or a detachable motor for a row boat—you 

can’t afford to take chances—you must have 
FOUR-CYLINDER 30 H.P. MODEL ‘‘C’’—A unit power plant with real service. 
every possible engine convenience. Without question the most 

complete marine power plant ever designed. Built-in Paragon And the sure way to eliminate “chance’— 
Clutch. Bosch Dual Magneto. Lubrication system—self-contained . . : ° 
—simple, trouble-proof and efficient. Instrument board mounted tO Insure maximum service and complete 

aft of cylinder gives operator perfect control of boat at all times : : a. ° 
same as the driver of an automobile. Carburetor and spark con- motor boat satisfaction at a minimum Cost, 18 

trol, magneto coil and lock are instantly accessible. Designed to to select your engine from the big Gray 
take practically any make of electrical or air self-starter. 

One thing is sure—you cannot possibly af- 

ford to make your decision without first get- 
ting complete information on the Gray line. 

The Gray Line is Complete 
Our aim is to build a line of motors that will fill the 
greatest number of requirements. 

To that end we build a line of 2-stroke models from 

3 to 36 H. P. and 4-stroke models in 4 and 6 cylinder 

riperior in marine work, Clean, smooth running, quiet and power. , L¢ man wanting power for a big cruiser, speed 
ful. The properly designed six-cylinder is unsurpassed in marine boat, work boat, family pleasure boat, fishing tug, 
service and this Gray model is the ‘‘Perfect Six.’’ In its design ferry boat, row boat or canoe, will find the right en- 
is incorporated every possible engine convenience that makes for gine in the Gray line. 

ease in installation, care and operation. Like the four cylinder, it : : 

is a complete unit power plant with Bosch Magneto, Paragon And Gray quality and the Gray guarantee 1s your 

Clutch and the Special Gray Instrument Board. best insurance of /asting satisfaction. 

The Gray Gearless Detachable Boat Motor 

Here is the right idea in portable motor construction— a brand new principle— 
no gears used. 

Has more power—less weight—fewer parts—longer life—steers easier and gives your 
boat greater speed. 

The Gray Gearless not only makes a motor boat of any row boat, but it makes a 
better motor boat—a dependable motor boat. 

Magneto. In addition to our regular ignition equipment 
we can furnish either Bosch High-Tension Magneto or Elk- 
hart Magneto. 

3H. Poca Meta et 

ily use. A splendid example of 
Gray values, materials and 

workmanship, same as on ° 
est-priced motors we build, and 
tlh. wee teed in every 

detail. Price, with complete 
electrical and propeller equip- 
ment, everything rea 
to install motor in 
your boat.......«.e+. 

BABY GRAND, 6 TO 9 H.P.—Designed especially for et : 
power in high class mahogany yacht tenders, run- Write today for big Engine Catalog M and also a 
abouts and all boats of this nature where a strictly high grade, free copy of our “Boat Builders’ Catalog,” which 

clean and beautifully finished engine will be appreciated. b 
“alee = ‘ ° ° ais pu u 
Equipped with Bosch Magneto and finished in nickel plate, alu- shows stock models of complete motor boats put out 

minum and a beautiful French gray enamel. by the foremost boat builders. 

Gray Motor Company 75 Gray Motor Building Detroit, Michigan 

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ort 'a- - SS 
The Motors That Never Backfire 

THE ROBERTS MOTOR CO., "iis" Sato | 



| SS. aE 


In Kenyon Boat Tops 

Kenyon Tops, Spray Hoods and Cock Pit Covers made to 
order add to the appearance of your boat, afford excellent 
protection from rain, spray and wind and are sold at a price 
you can afford to pay. 


Light, strong, weatherproof, rustless enamelled steel tube frame. Fold 
easily and quickly. 

Whether you are in the market or not. if you own a boat, you will be 
glad to read our catalogue—it’s free. 

The R. L. Kenyon Company 

426 Meadow St. Waukesha, Wis. 


are now being made by us, and prior to moving into 
our larger factory we are offering a limited number 

EMERSON 100 H. P. 6 Cylinder 300 Ib. Racing Engines $1200 
reg. price $2000 

EMERSON 60 H. P. 4 Cylinder 225 Ib. Racing Engines $900 
reg. price $1400 

EMERSON 16-20 H. P. 2 Cylinder Commercial Type $190 

reg. price $250 

This is an opportunity to purchase at a low price one of the finest 

engines built, only the best workmanship and material that can be 

obtained enter into the construction of EMERSON ENGINES. 

We have a vast amount of testimonials from enthusiastic owners 
all over the world 

AE Carburetor §:0 2% 
VAWAL Wages 
We absolutely guarantee the 
Krice Carburetor to use less 
gasoline—give better control 

and 20% more power. Your 
money back if it doesn’t. 

1201 Oakland Ave. Detroit, Mich. 

Showing life-preserver in cockpit of motor yach' 
The pillows resting on seat cushions : 
are our regular 16 in. Life-preserver Pillow Cushions. Price, 85¢. 
each, $9.00 per doz. 

E are making a specialty this season of our Life-preserver_Cushions, 
W covered with genuine Moroccoline, with filling of Prime Java Kapoc, the 

_lightest and most buoyant filling known. C 

To stimulate the early placing of orders, we will accept a limited number of 
orders for these cushions at a special price of seventy-five cents per square foot. 
Send for our booklet showing interior views of our work on some of the finest 

yachts and steamships. . 
| CUSHIONS Manufactured since 1845, by 

raat _ritt| M. W. FOGG, 22a 


a gallon of fuel per horsepower per hour, and oper- 
ates on kerosene, crude (fuel) oil or gas oil. It has 
Fuel Injection Pumps, Adjustable Internal Hot 
Bulbs, one Lever Throttle Control, one Lever 
Fuel Pump Control, ete. Direct Reversing, 
Air Starting. The ideal engine for large cruis- 
ing yachts and hard working commercial 

furnished in one, two and three cylinder 
models, from 2to45h.p. They operate 
on kerosene, distillate, benzine or gasoline. 

Absolutely Indispensable 

Next to a reliable power plant, there is nothing so vital to the 
safety of a motor boat as its bilge pump and its signal equip- 
ment. For the protection of your boat and passengers you should 
provide equipments of positive efficiency. 


A sturdy bronze air compressor driven by your 
engine. Furnished with two whistles’ and fog 
horn. Whistle may be placed anywhere in boat. 
Sound carries two miles. 


A rotary hand bilge pump that works faster and 
easier, and lasts longer without wear, than any 
other type. Works without priming. Three 
sizes which pump 6 to 20 gal. at 85 R. P. M. 

Write us to-day for prices. 30 days’ trial. 

Trimount Rotary Power Co., 1343 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Mass. 

D° you want an engine that 
costs less to run, lasts longerand 85 H. P. 
gives less trouble than any other Semi- 
marine engine of its size on the Diesel 
market? If you do, get a Kahlenberg T 

Heavy Duty of the Semi-Diesel Type. ype 

This engine uses less than one-tenth of 



Our regular type Kahlenberg Motors are 

Write today for full infor mation, 

Power Boat Engineering Co. 

136 Liberty St., New York. 


12th & Monroe Sts. Two Rivers, Wis 

Help Your Dealers by 

Up-to-date manufacturers do not consider their product sold 
when it has only reached the dealer. They follow it through 
until it is in the hands of the consumer. 

Motor Boating is the most tangible dealer aid known. All 
the best dealers read it regularly, and they see what is being 
done for them in the way of advertising by the manufacturers 
they represent. Their appreciation is shown by increased 
loyalty for the manufacturer and enthusiasm for the product. 

1.8. Hildreth MOJOR ow. sons 

Adv. Mgr. BOATING New York 

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MBER, I914. MofoR BoarinG 

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VAN BLERCK Sales in 1914 Show 

100% Increase Over Previous Season 

The rapidly growing popularity of VAN BLERCK Motors, as evi- 

denced by the above record, together with the “specialized” or 

“one type” manufacturing policy adopted by this company, jus- 
tifies the slogan, “STANDARD RUNABOUT MOTORS.” 

During the present season we have built and sold more high-powered engines for runabouts and 
express cruisers—the type specialized by us—than any other engine manufacturer. 

The ‘“‘Greater Value” resulting from a specialized manufacturing policy has won and held the 
favor of naval architects, builders and owners alike. They know that the specialized product is 
vastly more efficient and economical than that of the general or diversified line manufacturer. In 
proof of these statements we submit the public fact that the most notable boats of the season of 
1914, as well as for many years back, have been Van Blerck powered. 

The approval of the 
trade has taken such defi- 
nite form as to warrant 
us in making contracts 
for materials for our 
1915 manufacturing 
schedule three times 
greater than during the 
present year. 

Our 1915 SALES 
PLAN will be ready 
October Ist. It is unique, 
liberal and stable. 


Do not make contracts 
until you have received 

° ° This is the remarkable 26-foot Hydroplane Mr. Chapman wrote about in the August MoToR BoatinG. She is equipped 
and Racing Review. with two 100 H. P. Van Blerck, high-speed motors, and is capable of 45 miles an hour. 



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MoroR BoarinG 




Send for Circulars describing 
—Which prevents any possible theft of fuel. 
—It sucks the last drop of gasoline from bilge. 


—Irons laundry on board boat—No drudgery. 

CHAS. D. DURKEE & CO.., Ine. 

2 & 3 South Street, New York 

FACTORY, GRASMERE, Staten Island, New York City 
Send 30 cents for postage on 1012 page Catalogue 

Ask Your Dealer for ‘“‘DURKEE’”’ Goods 


sum Did that Engine deliver or did 
you have to apologize? 

Now is a good time 
to post up on Ander- 
son Engines and see 
why apologies are 
never necessary. 


4032 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago 



Why a Doman 
Ask An Owner 


You will not be disappointed in the Doman, the marine motor that is sold 
on its merits. You will not only get what service and efficiency that is promised 
you in the Doman—you will get more. The Doman runs right at all times 
because it is built right. 

LS The perfectly constructed Doman,—compact, strong, perfectly 
LAT balanced, simple to operate, and all working parts accessible. 
J MEMRED* Our catalog is filled with valuable information for you who are 
<JIEMBER: contempiating buying a marine motor. Sent free upon request. 


» UT 

a as The H. C. DOMAN CO., Dept. C, Oshkosh, Wisconsin : 

Motor Boating’s Market Place columns offer the buyer 
and seller of used motor boats, fittings, etc., a quick and 
convenient medium of exchange. 

If you are getting a new boat or a new engine, and 
wish to sell the old one, don’t have it rotting, or rusting 
or collecting storage charges—sell it—in the Market 

Perhaps you have waterfront property suitable for a 
yacht club, or for individual yachting enthusiasts—the 
Market Place goes to over 25,000 individuals interested 
in all things pertaining to the water. 

Try this Market—it is resultful. 


119 West 40th Street New York City 
J.S. Hildreth, Adv. Mgr. 

Sell Your Old Engine in the Market <3 


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The Only 

Satisfactory SIGNAL 


Extensively used by the U. S. Government 
and the leading boat and engine builders. Cor- 
rect sizes for all types of boats. Reasonable 
rices, prompt delivery and liberal guarantee. 

ou can not secure from your nearest 
dealer we will deliver transportation paid. 
Write today for our Catalog No. B-5. It 
describes our complete line of Gray mufflers, 
fog bells, stair locks, valves, chimes 
whistles, tanks, gauges, tubing, special 
fittings, etc., etc. 


941 Jefferson Avenue :: DETROIT 



TheMotor with the Bore and Stroke 
Cronmency Grano papios.nicr) 


Catalog No. $3 

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of Motor Boating. 




MoIoR BoarinG 

st ‘™, 


More Speed— 


More Durable 
Less Trouble 

Get a Propeller that Will Fit Your Boat 

cio) ®) 


Less Wear on Engine 

Install a Gordon 

It is as strong as a solid wheel. 

The blades do not vary, but stay 
where set. 

The blades are correct in design 
and accurate in pitch. 

Other reversible wheels have only 
the neutral full ahead and full 

In addition to these you can secure 
any intermediate pitch or posi- 
tion with the Gordon instantly. 

No fore and aft movement through 
the stuffing box, therefore no 
wear and no leakage. 

It answers quickly when reversed— 
will stop a boat running at full 
speed quicker than any other re- 
verse equipment on the market. 

It has a sand-proof hub. 

It lasts longer, and works easily 
and smoothly. 

It is the only wheel practical as an 
auxiliary—the blades feather per- 
fectly and make no drag. 

All mechanism easily accessible 
for oiling. This insures addi- 
tional life over other reverse pro- 

It gives perfect control—this will 
give longer life to your engine 
and reduce fuel bills. 

From full ahead to full reverse at 
a touch of the lever, without 
racing or affecting the engine. 

No danger of stalling the engine. 

ON ; 

More Power 

Utmost Safety 
Less Fuel 

Perfect Control 

Any expert will tell you it is impossible to figure exactly the best pitch of 
wheel for a boat, from its dimensions and the size of engine. You get as close 
as possible, and then if results are unsatisfactory, try another size. 

When you buy a GORDON, our experts give you the benefit of their prac- 
tical, not theoretical, experience with propellers under all sorts of conditions. You 
will thus come as close to the proper diameter and pitch as it is possible to figure. 

The wheel will do the rest. Owing to the peculiar and scientific arrangement of 
the Gordon, it is possible, by simply moving the lever a notch either way, to instantly 
change the pitch of your wheel; and the blades will stay where set, as fast and strong 
as a solid wheel. This is a feature not to be found in any other propeller on the market 
today, and the one on which we base our ascertion that we can positively increase your 
speed and power. You can get the exact pitch that is best suited to your boat and 

Furthermore, if you find or think your engine would turn up a larger wheel, it is 
but a matter of two or three minutes to remove one set of blades and try out larger 
ones. The GORDON BLADES are interchangeable. 

The exact, proper pitch possible with the GORDON invariably in- 
Speed Boats: -.cises the speed of any boat on which it is used. 

The perfect control and freedom from trouble make a boat equipped 
with a GORDON a real pleasure, and the saving in fuel, due to this 
perfect control, decreases the cost of such pleasure. 


. Lhe reliability of the GORDON makes it the best propeller for com- 
Work Boats: ercial use. It is always on the job. 

The GORDON is coming more and more into use among fishermen. 
Its perfect control makes it the only wheel that gives perfect satisfac- 
tion when handling nets. 

Fish Tugs: 

The possibility of securing any pitch desired with the GORDON, by 

Tow Boats: the simple expedient of moving the lever a notch either way, gives 
more or less pitch and power to suit the load being towed. 
Auxiliary The GORDON is the only propeller that can be feathered perfectly. 
° By simply throwing the lever clear over, this result is obtained, and 
Cruisers: there is absolutely no drag. It is THE WHEEL for yachtsmen. 

A Catalogue, containing full description, cuts, etc., sent on request to anyone tnterested. 

The Gordon Propeller ian 

, ers Auxi/larses Fe ae oe y layriches, CBpnimercie y  CBtamerch 

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9006 Desmond Avenue 

64 MoroR 




Should be on every 
power boat 

Send for catalog 
and be convinced 

THE McFarland Foundry 
PROPELLER and Machine Co. 

Trade Mark 
Reg. U. 8. Patent Off ce 

Trenton, N. J. 

VK Y tg EG: 

4% Uy YY g 
en, tL eotedbecse P POG “lf 

**S MI LE’’ 

are made for 

all sizes of 

power boats and 

yachts. They are 

the ideal of electric lighting outfits for 

boats. Right in price; perfect in results. 
Write todeg for 1914 catalog aad prices 

R. S. MILLS, 136 Liberty Street, New York City 


New York Yacht, Launch & a Co. 


Builders of 

of all description 

Builders of 

12 H. P., 2 cylinder, to 100 
H. P., 6 cylinder 

Send for catalogue Let us figure on your new boat 

Fit Out At the 
“House of Quality” 



New England Distributors for 

A. S. MORSS CO. seston, Sass: 

6 HP Kerosene-Gasoline motors are built 
Type K ° . 
$84.00 in 3 sizes: 
6 HP., one cylinder 
12 HP., two cylinder 
25 HP., four cylinder 

Mohawk Type K 

Get our introductory offer 
We build 19 different 
models. One of them 
will surely suit your 
purpose. Write for 
free catalog. 

S-R Manufacturing Co. 
Schenectady, (N.Y. U.S.A 

L I'GIES!| | 

The Choice of 25,000 Motorboat Owners 



ModelE : : $20.00 
Model F : : 30.00 


Special No.1, $15.00 

ModelA : : 24.00 
Model B : : 42.00 



Something new and classy. 

Different from the tops usually found on the 
market in point of Material, Style and Finish. 
Send at once for our catalog of Motor Boat Tops, 
Life Preserver Pillows, Cushions, ete. 


Specifications for CONSORT Il 
Motor Boating’s One-Man Real Cruiser 

Described in the February, March and April issues of this 

The full specifications necessary for building this excellent 
28 ft. x 8 ft. cruiser designed especially for Motor Boating by 
Frederick S. Nock, will be sent postpaid on receipt of one dollar. 
These specifications are complete in every detail and cover in 
a thorough and practical manner the material, lumber, hardware, 
etc., required for the various parts in the construction of the 
hull. No one should attempt to build Consort II. without the 

specifications Address Plans Dept. 


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Motor Boating iaia'c 








MorR BoarinG 



Build Your Business for All Time 

Let Us Reason Together 

are the three important factors which have 
created our Marine Engine Business 

When you recommend and sell a customer a Marine Engine 
and it exceeds all expectations, you have succeeded in attaching 
to your business a permanent customer—one that will talk and 
drive additional business your way. 

12 H. P. MODEL 2-0 EAGLE. 
Bore 4% x 4. 12 H. P. at 800 R. P. M. 

This is the engine that is driving a 14 ft. sled 
hydroplane at 24% miles per hour, turning a 3 blade 
14 x 25 pitch Atlantic propeller at 1285 R. P. M. 
This same engine will turn a 3 blade 18 in. x 22 pitch 
Hyde propeller at 830 R. P. M. It’s the most power- 
ful two cycle engine ever designed for its stroke and 

bore and weighs only 250 pounds. Price $160.00. 

A reason why “EAGLE” distrib- 
utors are the best engine agents in 
this and foreign countries is due to 
the permanent business they have 
created by pushing and handling 
consistently, quality engines only. 

You will find these successful distributors 
and agents selling “EAGLE” Engines from 
year to year, due to the excellence of the product 
and the exceptional service we render to them 
through our big line and properly financed 

“EAGLE” Engines are the money-earn- 
ing kind, they are the kind that put life into 
your business, the kind that make your bus- 
iness, the kind that make far more easy sales, 

the kind Mr. Live Dealer that you hould investigate and promote. 

‘““EAGLE” Engines are the last word in two cycle Engine construction. 


have the following advantages over all other makes of the same rated horse power: 
less weight, more power, more compact, superior construction and most impor- 
tant, they cost no more than those that do not have these advantages. Complete 
line of High Speed, Medium Speed and Extra Heavy Duty Marine Engines. 

18 separate and distinct models. The largest line of two cycle engines 

ever offered by a single manufacturer. 

free upon request. 

Handsome illustrated catalogue sent 

The Standard Co. 

Torrington, Conn., U. S. A. 

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MoroR. BoaTINnG SEPTEMBER, 1914, 



Receive the same care in design and attention to 
detail that have given our deep water cruisers the 
reputation of being the last word in yacht design 












The Sensation The Wonderful 

of the year 

Aerothrust | — 

The Greatest of all Row boat Motors 

The newest, the most mod- ‘ 
ern, the simplest, the least ex- 
pensive, the most reliable, and 
the fastest of all rowboat mo- 

Here, at last, is a great prac- 
tical application of the aerial 
propeller to the rowboat— 
placed within the reach of 
everyone. The fastest water 

craft in the world is driven by 

/ an aerial propeller. Here is an opportunity for you to pro- 

pel your rowboat by this wonderfully efficient means. You will 

leave all the ordinary rowboat motors in your wake—far behind. 

A sensation everywhere that it has been seen. Write today sure, 

to learn all about this remarkable device and the wonderfully 
low special introductory offer. 

Aviation Type ‘nu. 

The hi uly efficient aeroplane B goonies, riven pe @ motorcycle type, 

two-cylinder, horizontal opposed motor. Perfectly balanced. Without 
pipe, pmo ‘valves or water og CW Ignition w a specially designed, h Phigk. 
tension magneto built in the eet Si Can use either kerosene or gaso- 
line. Propeller made of Magnalium alloy, lighter than pure 
aluminum, polished to a beautiful | iets 

The Aerothrust is most efficient because it is fastest, and avoids the 
problem of weeds, shallow water, etc. Attached to an ice boat, the Aero 
thrust will develop astounding speed. By substituting a fly wheel for the 
propeller and a stationary base for the boat mounting, it becomes a won- 
derfully efficient stationary engine for general purposes. By using a 
special attachment which we will furnish, it can be mounted on the rear 
of a ~ and drive the bicycle at 7, 20 to 50 miles an hour. 

And we will send you the 

detailed announcement of 

rl e oO ay we marvelous new device. 

We will also send you de 

tails of the great special baay 2 we are making for a limited 

time to introduce the Aerothrust into every locality in the United States. 

It has created a tremendous sensation wherever it has appeared. Be the 

first one to introduce one into your locality. Do not fail to write today. We 

are being snowed under with orders. Get the details of this machine and 

the special offer now, so that you will have a chance to get your order in 
immediately. Take our advice and act quickly. Write today sure. 

Aerothrust Engine Co., i eteai" * 


placed by April 15th. 


Grenier Hydroplanes are the acme of perfection in up-to-date speed boats. 
Last year they created a sensation, coming out winners in every race entered. 
The other fellow travels in your wake if you own a Grenier Hydroplane. A 
Speed Boat combining comfort with power, speed and staunchness. 

GR ENIER RACEABOUT, $750. 164 Y. 4 Passengers. 30 Miles per Hour Guaranteed 
GR ENIER RUNABOUT, $500. 16x41/.'. 4 Passengers. 18-20 Miles per Hour Guaranteed 

Increased facilities enable us to guarantee June Ist delivery on all orders 

Write today for full description. Runabouts and Cruisers built to order. 


Better than 40 M. P. H. with a 72 H. P. motor 

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‘TEMBER, 1914. 

MoIPoR BoarinG 67 

45 of 

Over All Length, 18 ft. 
Extreme Beam, 4 ft. 6 in. 
Extreme Draught, 14 in, 
Seong Capacity, 8 people. 


RF per en, 8 miles, 

We must close out 45 of these “Little Fellows” to make more room. And instead of jobbing them off to one concern, we give you the full 
benefit of this reduced price— 

An Advertisement for Us— $158.50 with Motor There is only a limited number— gy # fimen lo Sy 
An Opportunity for You § 88.50 without Motor First Come, First Served ats and Equipment sent Sao 

These Must Be Sold At Once! 

Act Now! Grasp This One Big Opportunity to Buy a 
Standard High Grade Launch at a Bargain Price. 


of these famous 18 ft. Auto Craft Special launches to make room for an extensive addition to our department for 
building larger craft to order. 

This is one of our most popular and successful models. Hundreds of these identical boats are in use throughout the 
country—and giving splendid satisfaction. 

These boats were built to sell at not a cent less than $200. Nothing has been cheapened or skimped. Like all other 
Auto Craft boats, their materials and equipment have been selected with great care—the best for the purpose, and their 
workmanship is THE BEST. 

THE CLEVELAND AUTO BOAT MFG. CO., 1037 River Ave., Cleveland, Ohio | 


CQ The Oakes & Dow Co., 15 Chardon St., Boston, Mass. 




~ hen SMITH-SERRELL CO., Inc. 
RANCKE COUPLING West uahtin essai ean YORK 

BINDING of SHAFT due to DISTORTION of the HULL, or to 

ment trouble, saves loss of speed or power, and gives more revolu- 
tions with the same engine. They are made and carried in st 
for immediate shipment for ANY SIZE ENGINE. Require NO 


The S. M. Jones Company Power Boat Reslocuian Gouaaae, sak Liberty Street, New York 

MAIN OFFICE AND FACTORY A. w” LePage Gasoline Engine & Supply Co., Vancouver. British 

Fie Simpurico ENGINE 

Not an Engine For Every Boat 
but an exceptionally high grade machine for 
the better class of cruising and working boats 

Extremely Economical in Fuel Consumption and Upkeep. 
10 to 75 H. P. 2, 4, 6 CYLINDERS. 
We will be glad to send descriptive matter. 

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68 MorPoR BoatTinG 


—. is the latest in Outboard Motor con- 
struction. It is the only Motor fitted 
with a propeller equal to a clutch con- 
trol. Reverse is effected 
instantly by the steering 
lever without changing the 
speed or the direction of the Motor. The 
propeller can also be set in a neutral position, 
causing the boat to stand still while the Motor 
is running. This device as well as many other 
exclusive features are absolutely covered by 
basic patents, and cannot be duplicated by 
other builders. 

Miller Motors are furnished with Bosch 
Waterproof Reversible Magneto, the only high 
grade and satisfactory Magneto on the market, 
or Battery ignition. Other Attachments sup- 
plied at extra price. 


are of the four-cycle type, built with two and four cylinders, for 
semi-speed and heavy duty. They are neat in design, powerful 
and efficient, and furnished for all classes of service. Paragon 

Reverse Gears, Bosch Magnetos, and Detroit Oilers are supplied 
with the equipment. Write us for descriptive catalog and other 

information. Attractive proposition to Agents 

Miller Gas & Vacuum Engine Co. 

2329-31 N. Tallman Avenue Chicago, Ill., U. S. A. 
Branch Office: 24 S. Ocean St., Jacksonville, Fla. 
New York Distributors: Gasolene Engine Equip’t Co., 133 Liberty St. 



Wherein Frisbie Motors Are Different From Others 

Frisbie Motors are the highest exponents of a certain type of 
construction which is acknowledged by all real experts to give 
greater power and speed in relation to size of cylinders and 
amount of fuel consumed than any other construction. We refer 
to the valve-in-head design, the valves opening directly into the 
explosion chamber or dome, without pockets or recesses to waste 
gas and power. Every ounce of energy from the burning gas is 
exerted directly upon the piston heads. 

The valves are exceptionally large, insuring a full charge om the intake 

and a quick, thorough scavenging on the exhaust. Valves are quickly re 
moved with their cages for grinding. 

The New Three Cylinder] New Models 

We recently brought out two new threecylinder dels, to plete our 
line between the two and éourcylinder Frisbie Motors. These new models 
have already proved their 
merit and popularity with 
12-18 hp. and 18-25 h.p. 

Gasoline, (Kerosene, Distil- 
ate,! Benzine, 

may be used in 
Frisbie Motore 
without smoke or 
oder. Thoroughly 
flexible speed con- 

Write today for 
catalog and prices. 
5 to 75 H.P. 

1 to 6 cyl, 

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~ Cy 
a SY 
ae y . 
Rese 400 Years Ago \ 
; OATS were slow and lighting, as N 
: we know it, a thing beyond the N 
: fondest dreams of the imagination. i. 3 

Today we have speed—and electric Sd 

light. It is simple to operate, easy to SN 

NS install and available for the smallest \ 
NY K SS motor boat. \ \ 
ieee! 2) EDISON MAZDA LAMPS . \ 
; Their remarkable efficiency makes ‘as Y 
necessary only one-third the gen- } 

erating or battery capacity required A See 

by old style carbon filament lamps. ROE 

Modernize your motor boat with the ‘ 

lighting that is clean, safe, reliable i 

and convenient. : 

Insist on EDISON MAZDAS, the < 

kind used on the leading automobiles tid 
and motorcycles. These lamps are 
backed by 35 years’ manufacturing 
experience and by MAZDA Service. 
Sold wherever auto accessories and 
supplies are sold and by electrical 
supply dealers everywhere. 


of General Electric Company 
Harrison, N. J. 


S the one necessary part of equipment to a 
motor boat and the standard agent of fire 

protection which you must not forget. Pyrene 
overcomes the dangerous fire perils so frequent 
on motor boats—and Pyrene fire extinguisher is 
peculiarly adapted for the seemingly inacces- 
sible gasolene or oil fire—ready and un- 
failing in efficiency when you or your 
companions cannot step ashore. 

Write nearest office for 
fult information. 

Approved by the United States Steamboat 
Inspection Service. 
Brass and Nickel-Plated Pyrene Fire Ex- 
tinguishers are included in the list of 
ap re Appliances issued by the 
National Board of Fire Underwriters, ex- 
amined and labeled under the direction of 
the Underwriters Laboratories. 

Pyrene Manufacturing Co. 
1358 Broadway, New, York 

Aberdeen, 8. D. Cincinnati 


Alton Cleveland City 
Anderson, 8. C. Dayton 
Atlanta Denver 
Baltimore Detroit 
irmingt Duluth 
Boston Fargo, N. D. 
Bridgeport Jacksonville 
Buffalo Louisville City 

Charleston, W.Va. Memphis 
Charlotte, N. C. Milwaukee York, Neb. 

Pacific Coast Distributors: Gorham Fire Apparatus Co. 
San Francisco Los Angeles Seattle 
Distributors for Canada: May-Oatway Fire Alarms, Ltd. 
Winaipeg Vancouver Toronto 

Distributors for Great Britain and the Continent: 
The Pyrene Co., 20A Charing Cross Road, London, W. C. 

Boatinc, the National Magazine of Motor Boating. 





MorPR BoaTinG 

A Practical Two-Cycle 
Kerosene Engine 

Has special features that make possible the satisfac- 
tory use of kerosene. Fuel goes direct to cylinder 
—not through crank case—avoiding lubrication diffi- 
culties. Every charge of kerosene is properly mixed, 
and is completely gasified by striking hot baffle plate 
and cylinder. 

Let us give you particulars. 

Fairbanks, Morse & Co. 

Chicago, New York, Springfield, Mass. 
Baltimore San Francisco 

For Canada, refer to the Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., 
Limited, Montreal, Toronto and Branches. 

(1315-25 D) 


To thousands of people throughout 
the world Evinrude has come to mean 
more than a mere name. To many it isa 
synonym for happy hours spent upon the 
ae to owners of yachts it has a significance of utility, 
or the 

Evinrude Detachable Rowboat Motor 

forms a valuable part of the equipment of any yacht or 

These motors attach to any rowboat or dinghy in less than one 
minute, and when not in use may be detached and hung up in 
the cabin of a large cruiser or stored away in a convenient place 
on any small yacht. 

Exclusive Features 

Built-In Reversible Magneto. Maxim Silencer. Compensating Spring 
Shock Absorbing Device. 

We have a booklet telling what the 
Evinrude can mean to you. Ask for it. 


Largest Manufacturers Of Rowboat Motors In The World. 
142 T Street Milwaukee, Wis. 

“Lighting the 
Motor Boat” 

STERLINE Marine Start- 
ing and Lighting Outfits 

are designed especially for mo- 
tor boats. “Golden Glow” 


Searchlights pierce fog, rain 
and mist. The book tells the 
story—get it! 

“Golden Glow’’ Searchlights 

The first and only light to pene- 
trate fog, rain and mist—300 feet 
to % mile range—10 to 60 candle 
power—$12.50 to $40.00. 

Esterline Lighting System 

40 candle power $ 75.00 
60 candle power 90.00 
100 candle power 115.00 

Esterline, Starting System 
Complete with battery $115.00 

Described and illustrated in this book. 
_ It will save you money to ask for it 
. before equipping your boat. 

Th GreE PT! TAT Co. 
232 East South Street 
Indianapolis, Ind. 


Eliminates the hard work and uncertainty 
from back-kicks from cranking. When engine 
kicks-back the crank don’t go. 

You can run your boat without a Rear Starter, 
but for SAFETY, comfort and general satis- 
faction, a good SAFE starter on your engine 
is hard to beat. The cranking handle can be 
placed at any convenient point—ahead of the 
engine, behind or on the bulkhead. Can be 
installed in half a day, even if your boat is 

Price is within reach of every boat owner. 
For $10 or less, the right size Starter will be 
delivered by prepaid express. 

This Starter is no experiment—it is a proven 
success. Hundreds have been sold in the past 
three years that have been successfully in- 
stalled on all kinds of engines. 

Write—to-morrow will do—for full informa- 
tion on a SAFE way of starting your gasoline 

Starter Bill 

4040 Westminster Place St. Louis, Mo. 

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MoroR BoatrinG 



Check Valee 

Registered U. S. A. Patent Office 

GasEngine_ , 
Specialties ==. 

Auxiliary Air Valoe 

Monarch Auxiliary Alr 

Will increase the power o 
your two-cycle engine. 

Monarch Stuffing Box 

Note the loose-packing 

Monarch Standard Carbureter 
Model G Side Outlet 
(Patent Pending) 

To get more power out 
of your engine equip 
them with Monarch Aux- 
iliary Air Valves and 
Monarch Carbureters. A 
Monarch Pump Suction 
Connection and Strainer 
may save your engine 
or boat. 

Monarch Goods are Guaranteed. Catalog on request. 

MONARCH VALVE CO., Il2 Front St., Brooklyn, N.Y.,U.S.A, 

Member | National Association of Boat and Bailders 
(| Marine Supplies Association of 


“The engine that makes good”’ | 
= ee 

4 cyl. a5 to 96 H. P. Bore 5”, Stroke 6”...........00. $400.00 
2 cyl. 12 to 16 H. P. Bore 5”, Stroke 6”.............. $250.00 
Unit Power Plant with “Joes” Gear, $50.00 extra. 

4 cyl. 16 to 20 H. P. Bore 4”, Stroke 6”.............. $300.00 
sa cyl. 8 to to H. P. Bore 4”, Stroke 6”........ cece $175.00 

Unit Power Plant with “Joes” Gear, $40.00 extra. 

“T” head cylinders, large valves, ample water jackets, 
water-cooled exhaust, heavy crank shaft, the largest bear- 
ings and wearing surfaces throughout, one-piece cam 
shafts, quietness of operation, lack of vibration, simplicity 
and perfect accessibility to all working parts. 
Dual Magneto with spark plugs and complete wiring, 
Schebler carbureter, Detroit Mechanical Oiler, all bronze 
water pump with brass water fittings. 
The purchaser of a “PEERLESS” is protected by the 
broadest guarantee ever made, entire satisfaction or 
money refunded without question. 
Send for Our Catalog Before Deciding on Your New 
Engine—It will Interest You. 

Peerless Marine Motor Co. | 

BUFFALO, N. Y., U. S. A. 

(“Northwestern © 

2 H.P..$ 50. 
@ Bet ce 

Compact, Long Service, High Duty Engines 
The most powerful, compact and reliable engines for their size 
in existence. Not the flimsy built engine—overrated in horse- 

wer and with innumerable springs, cams, gears and parts to rattle 
toose and give trouble, but heavy service, high duty engines of me- 
dium weight and extreme compactness. Equipped with the Rosholt 

tented gas tight ag giving high compression and extremely 

w fuel consumption. ighest grade float feed carburetor, flange 
couplings, electrical circuit break reverse lever, brass plunger pump 
and brass fittings throughout, Northwestern water and spark proof 
commutator without beveled gears or complicated timing device. 
They are simplicity personified—nothing to get out of order and 
nothing to wear out except the main bearings which can be re- 
placed at a nominal cost. Strictly the highest grade engines ever 
sold at a moderate price. We also furnish 

Complete Lighting Equipments. 

Comply with government requirements and save damage 
suits. These equipments include high-grade charging mag- 
neto with automatic electric cut-out for charging storage 
battery, also a 6 volt, 80 ampere, heavy service storage 
battery; long distance searchlight, electrical hand lamp, 
electrical horn and complete switchboard with registering 
voltmeter, etc. Send for 1914 catalog. 


771 Spring St. eS 

Eau Claire, Wis. 

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20-25 H. P. 4 CYCLE ’ 

| Light Weight—Big Power 





136 Liberty Street, New York City 

SrPTEMBER, 1914. MoroR BoaTinG 



Leaders in Design, Workmanship and Service. 

Palmer Engines for 1914 will be built in three distinct 
types—two-cycle two port, two-cycle three-port and four- 
cycle models, thus giving the best and most economical 
size and style of motor for every class of marine service. 

Palmer Marine Engines have won an enviable reputation for 
their advanced design, honest construction and reliable service, 
wherever marine engines are known or used. They have always 
been leaders in their field, originating many principles of con- 
struction which are now accepted as fundamental. 

The selection of an engine for your boat is a matter of vital 
importance to you. The Palmer is the kind of an engine you 
want. Let us prove it to you. Send today for our New Catalog. 

PALMER BROS. - - - Cos Cob, Conn. 


New York—31 E. arst St. Providence—1a3 Dyer St. 
Philadelphia—sq No. 6th St. Portland, Me.—Portland Pier. 
Boston—77 Haverhill St. Baltimore—126 Market Place. 

‘The Pioneers ot 
Motor Boat Electric 
Lighting Systems 

Electric Lighting and Starting 
Systems are our specialty— 
estimates freely given for all 
work which carries our 


Our FREE BOOKLET on Motor Boat Light- 
ing and Starting Systems or booklets ex- 
os in detail our several products, will 

sent cheerfully upon request. Or, better 

still, call at our nearest service and dis- 
tributing station for full information. 

gf E 


Distributing and Service Stations 

ATLANTA, . . 10-12 E. Harris Street LOS ANGELES, - 4215S. Hope Street 

STON, . St. Germain and Mass. Ave. MINNEAPOLIS, . . . 34S. 8th Street 
CHICAGO, . . 64-72 East 14th Street NEWARK, . . . . 290Halsey Street 
CINCINNATI, . . . .8i1 Race Street NEW YORK, . . . 18-20 W. 63d Street 
DALLAS . - 4025S. Ervay Street PHILADELPHIA, . 210-12 N. 13th Street 
«sw» 27 E. 3d Street SAN FRANCISCO, . 1028 Geary Street 
DETROIT, " . ' . "972 Woodward Avenue SEATTLE, . . |. . 1628 Broadway 
KANSAS CITY, ° 1827 Grand Avenue TORONTO. . . . 469 Yonge Street 


Factory, DAYTON, OHIO, U. S. A 

MOTOR BOAT Controls Like the Finest 

100 MOTOR CAR WhenEgquipped With 



Kermath Engines fill the demands and requirements 
of most exacting owners. They run quietly, without 
vibration; answer every throttle position; go when 
you want them to, and keep going. At 150 R. P. M., 
making landings or trolling, they are as steady and 
as infallible as at 800 R. P. M. or full speed. They 

are so Mighty Good that you feel like taking off your 
hat and letting out one grand Hurrah for the Motor 
that has made every minute of your boating season a 


Dept. 2 

$180 to$260 eauirrent 



No noise, no vibration, electric starters, electric lights, 
foot-pedal reverse control, plate-glass windshield, self- 
filling oiler, and many er little conveniences de- 
signed for your comfort, not found on the average boat. 

Send for Plans and Specifications 


offer the amateur builder an absolutely certain means of 
obtaining a high oe boat at reduced cost. Each part 
is guaranteed to fit. 

Send 5 cents for 48-page illustrated book of designs 


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72 MoroR BoarinG SEPTEMBER, 1914, —_— 


sence MY Peggy Won Rowboat 

from the owner : 

of th cruiser c/ — 
“Peas” val with 
Ww BROLEINE Ready to ship to you today, 
oiLS ““»» GREASEsS Now is the time to enjoy motor 

boating. Save the dealer’s profit 
by sending $54.75 direct to 
factory, and motor will go 
forward the same day, 
freight paid. Try it 
30 days; if 

send it back ug wh 

our expense, and your 

money will be return- 

ed. Instantly attached to any row- 
boat. Light, strong, simple. Revers- 
ible engine. Speeds rowboat up to 8 
miles an hour, or slow enough to troll. 
Silent muffler. Under water parts of 
bronze. Rudder-steered. Responsive 
tiller. Magneto, if desired, at slight 

extra cost. 


Fiske Brothers Refining Co., 
New York City, N. ¥. 

oa“ feel. {nclined to inform you that I have used your ead ’ lubricating 
oil im various high speed Motors with exceptionally good resul 

The new Cruiser, “PEGGY,’’ designed and built by me, which was entered 
in 5 races,  quptenedl 5 first prizes, - the following races: 

29th, Atlantic oy. Si Cpgasvel 
Chelsea t Ch 

July 4th "Curiethiens Yacht Chab of Cape May. 
July llth, Holley Beach Yacht Club. 
July 18th, Stone Harbor Yacht Club. 

d your Lubroleine Oil for use in 

It gives me great pl to r 
Marine Motors. in la us 
Herewith enclose you photo of the new Cruiser “PEGGY. =m 
—— uly ENTNOR BOAT WORKS , Write for free booklet and full in- biles a 
Adolph E. Apel, Prop. formation about rowboat motors Deas. 
24 State Street, New York Lockwood-Ash Motor Company | »: 
DISTRIBUTORS—For Pacific Coast: Waterhouse & Lester Co., of San Francisco, 932 Horton Street Jackson, Michigan 
Los Angeles and San Jose. For St. Paul: A. C. {Thomson Auto and. Duper Oe. 
« 0 or e | ad . . 
see guebecs Tepeid Calta Automobile. Ltd, Montreal, and P. T. Legare, Ltd., Complete line of standard type Marine Motors, 1% to 12 h. p., 
Quebec. sold om same terms of 30 days’ trial and at correspondingly 
low prices. 


3 Miles 

Guarantee ‘Per Hour 

To Increase the Speed of Your Boat 

Engine Owners may be + 
divided i 3a his is the guarantee we have been making for the past five 
é; + nto two classes—those who years, the guarantee under which we have sold thousands of 
‘are glad they have bought a good engine and & B. propellers. This is an P protection and insurance of 

tnose wno are sorry they didn’t buy a good engine cuiaianien when you buy a B. wheel. You don’t have to 

d d f 
Hubbard owners invariably "belong in the first ‘B. & B. prove crs ge you, Raha degre of speed yin A Lear 
class, because the Hubbard is a first-class engine. of slip and produce « 

boat on engine are eir efficiency is 
propelling force 2 ee ty a —— 
Ask any Hubbard owner. 2. ie im B. & B. wheels are equal in 
super to ial bronz er as sted. 
Built-in-Ignition System. Positive-Driven, Low Tension Sumter Magneto. The ~—— A. and ‘Aad tm egies & all this, 
No Satteries or Coil Required. Positive Starting. 1% ps Sp ewe than tor any any other make of wheel. 
Up-to-the-minute is aoa en you buy e ~ g a genuine B. & B.—<dion’t accept a one 
le Cylinder, a» 3. 5, ? ont 0 D Sub. °Cerenn pes liartis. of dea te - tt ty +4, 
Louble Cylind oat’ i _ ~ - - 
yk oe and 25 H. P, es wheels to eq r 


ThE AUBBARD gO © 0) 2 am 7 O em Beles Washington and Alaska Distsfbutor, . Y. B. Miller, Seattle, Wash. 
WALL ST. MIDDLETOWN, CONN. t E.J.WILLISCO. - - - New York Agents Si" 

Dee ee ee vwvywywwryy 

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you fuel D 
“ite. "Wate for for it. Ask the user. 

Ws Valve acti i—carburetoi —good >= 
) Ai $ ty at ‘gustine and Gintehenen | power. hat hee | become att eS 
35 It is escaping past your and waste—it has FSS 
"] S33 found the x of a. ‘ompresion and fost rer rae I ES 
‘ SS properly—and . fa rt T= properly if an nat oS is 
t = S 
SS | Made ‘ Easily FS 
, All Sizes EAK: “AROOF Adjusted [FS 
= d 
SS SEND FOR pce yoy 
SS It tells all about piston d why you should 
; Sa equip your aane with the AK- PROOF. How it 
I and longed motor 

biles and Motor 


New York—i919-29 Broadway at 64th St. 
Pittsburg—7620 Th 
Kansas City—5/3 New Nelson Bidg. 

Sold by all up-to-date 

marine stores. 

Manufactured by 


Chicago—Sulte 718, Michigan ons. 
Michigan Ave. and Washington St. 
= Pe Hy Hansford Bldg. 
Angeles—224 Central Bid 
Canada—W. H. Banfield & Sons, 120" Adelaide St. West, Toronto. 

Look for the name \eax\Rroor stamped on the Ring 


ers, garages, repair shops and 


The Highest Quality Ever 
Achieved in Boat Building 

Motor Boats, Tenders, Cruisers, 
Auxiliaries, Engines 

Every Lawley boat is a masterpiece of the boat 
builders’ art, constructed by specialists in the 
largest and best equipped plant of its kind in 
America. There are no compromises made for 
cheapness, no allowances for faults in workman- 
ship, materials or finish. Every part of the con- 
struction is handled in our own plant. We are 
responsible for every detail. 
We build all types of boats from a ten-foot yacht 
tender to the largest auxiliary yachts. Wood, 
steel or composite construction. 

For those wishing a power equipment we can 
guarantee as unreservedly as our boats, we build 
Lawley Heavy Duty Motors. Four cycle, two, 
four and six cylinder, 20, 40 and 60 horsepower 
respectively. Also steam. 

Correspondence solicited from prospective boat 
buyers. Our catalog sent on request. 

George Lawley & Son Corporation 
Established 1866 
Neponset, Mass., U. S. A. 


There is a Regal engine for every size and class of 
boat under 80 feet in length. There is one designed to 
fit your particular needs. Back of it stands our 14 years 
of experience in building engines which is more than 
a guarantee. It is an insurance of reliability. It means 
that you will get an engine as perfect as modern me- 
chanics and engineering skill can make it. 

Write for prices and catalogues describing Regal ma- 
oe engines, also the famous Regal electric lighting 

Regal Gasoline Engine Co. 

74 W. Pearl Street Coldwater, Mich. 

32 H. P. Light Duty Engine with Electric Starting and Lighting 



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4 Gytader, 4 oye oes ostne (peter 
ee price 


1-16 390 
iso Ibs." 8- ‘46 ve P.; 



At COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho, last month a Model F Red 
Wing THOROBRED, in H. W. Carver’s 18-ft. Hydropiane 
won the sweepstakes of the lake for the entire three days of 
the greatest race meet ever held there, defeating boats of 2% 
times the power. Mr. Carver’s THOROBRED-powered hydro 
hits up a speed of 28 miles an hour, and keeps it up without 
a particle of engine trouble. Just another instance of THORO- 
BRED supremacy. 

But speed is not the only accomplishment of the “THORO- 
BRED.” Read in this issue, the story of the “Creeping Bear,” 
a tunnel stern, shallow-draft passenger boat, 35 ft. long with 
7-foot beam, owned by Roxie Nelson, Red Wing, Minn., which 
makes 11 and 12 miles an hour with a Model C THOROBRED. 
The Creeping Bear is a service boat, a money maker, and she’s 
on the job all the time. 

Write us today for full details concerning this remarkable 

Red Wing Motor Co., Dept. B 


| ed Wing aa) 

-16 in, x 3° =, 
B04, re ote 475 ts., 32-40 H. P.; price 

MsIoR BoaTInG 

Speed ScienceBoiledDown 

THAT’S what the Johnson Brothers V-Type High 
Speed Marine Motor represents. Most motors today 
are built on the same old, slow-going principles which 
marked the beginning of the gas engine, with additions 
and changes here and there intended to meet changed 

The Johnson V-Type is designed along new scientific 
lines, eliminating all the faults of the old style 2-cycle 
and 4-cycle motors, combining the enormous power of 
the former with the easy control and dependability of 
the latter in one-half the space required for either. 


4 cyl. 60 H. P., 210 Ibs. 8 cyl. 120 H. P., 395 Ibs. 
6 cyl. go H. P., 298 Ibs. 12 cyl. 180 H. P., 590 Ibs. 


Positive mechanical control; 
no carburetor adjustments; new 
positive cooling; guaranteed fuel 
economy; supreme workmanship; 
compactness; light weight. Write 
today for full particulars on the 
classiest high speed motor in the 

Johnson Bros. 
Motor Co.,Inc. 

1603 Hulman St. 

%  .>tart_the Fall hunting and fishing season 

with a FERRO Rowboat Motor. Carry it 
/ with you on your trip and at- 
tach it to any boat, whether 
your own or a rented one. The 
Ferro weighs but little and will 

= , add to your pleasure by lessen- 
Waterproof ing your work. 

Battery Assembled complete and 

— ready to run. Battery or Mag- 

neto ignition (both reversible). 2% 
H. P.—speed 1 to 10 miles per hour. 
Float-feed carburetor ; removable bear- 
ings. Made in an eight-acre factory 
by an organization that has devoted 
ten years to the design and construc- 
tion of highest grade marine and sta- 
tionary engines, with reliability as their 
chief aim. 

Write for catalog and full information 
about any of our motors. If you are a 
dealer, ask about our agency offer—it’s a 
good one. Don’t delay—now is the time. 

The Ferro Machine & Foundry Co. 

910 Hubbard Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. A. 

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ees ames arene: 

For Your 


Takes your boat anywhere you can,row it. Have 
some real fishing—make an engine do the work. 

A Strelinger row-boat drive costs so little and 
yet it’s the biggest thing in marine portables. 
The propeller may be raised and lowered for 
shallow water or weedy channels. 

With a Strelinger you are always master of the 
situation. Detachable in three parts—engine, 
propeller shaft and fuel tank. 


The only engine bearing a five year guarantee. Pro- 
peller shaft direct driven—no gears, another big 

Dealers, write for terms and territory. 

400 Woodbridge St., W., Detroit, Mich. 


“Safety First” 

Your life, your property are 
constantly exposed to disaster if 
your motor-boat is equipped 
only with an_ old-fashioned, 
leaky gasolene tank. Why take 
these terrible chances? 


will absolutely insure the safety of your gasolene and re- 
move the constant menace. Made of drawn steel, seam- 
less, leakless, tinned and _ tested, these tanks supply a 
gasolene receptacle that the roughest service cannot in- 
jure. Your gasolene is always where you want it, not 
leaking about the boat, ready for the chance spark. 

Get our Booklet showing styles and sizes, also 
our Marine Signal Flag Card. Both sent free on 



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You Can Build This Boat 

Yoursel SAVE 2-3 of BOAT 


It’s just one of the scores of boats of all kinds featured in the 
Brooks Boat Book. 

With the Brooks system you can easily build a beautiful boat, 
and the plan saves big money. We supply all parts cut, shaped 
and fitted—you simply put them together. Full directions and 
patterns show how. Or if you want full sized patterns only, 
we supply them from $2.00 up. 

WRITE FOR THE See illustrations and descriptions 

of fine cruisers, motor and power 
BROOKS BOAT BOOK boats, canoes—all models that you 

can build. Latest designs, new 
“V” bottoms, etc. 

As a special offer, we quote the knocked-down frame of this 

12-passenger, 23-foot motor boat, including full sized patterns 

and illustrated instructions to finish. Speed 9% to 14 miles 

per hour with from 6 to 12 h.p. Mail postal today. Address 

G09 Rust Aves Saginaw, Mich. Only $33 

The Largest Plant of lts Kind in the World, Originators of the Pattern 
System of Boat Building 

Detroit Oilers 
are EXACT 

Detroit Oilers deliver exactly the right amount of oil at every 
changing speed. 

Every drop is measured—never too much, but always enough. 
And every drop is forced to the place where it is needed by a 
valveless pump. There is no chance for the oil to fail to reach 
the right spot. 

A Detroit Oiler Remembers for You 

The Detroit Oiler starts 
and stops with the engine. 
It automatically changes its 
rate of feed as the engine 
speed changes. 

You never have to bother 
with a Detroit, because it 
remembers for you. 

it never 
It gives 

Once adjusted, 
has to be regulated. 
you efficient, automatic, de- 
pendable, trouble-proof 1lu- 
brication that never requires 
any attention at all. 

Write today for Catalog P-64. 

On Saie in Canada by the Canadian Fairbanks Morse Co. 


Largest manufacturers of lubricating devices in the world 

When writing to 


Service — Satisfaction 

That's what 
you want. 
Supplied by 
the Paragon 
Reverse Gear. 
A gear for 
every engine, 
no matter 
whether you 
have a_ racer 
like the latest 
winners, Hy- 
dro-Bullet and 
Grayling, or a 
tug boat hauling barges, or just an every-day 
cruiser. When you want service and safety you’il get 
a Paragon. 
You’ll find the dependable engines don’t scrimp on equip- 
ment, but put on Paragons, 

Manufactured by 



\merican Motor aloment | Co., 69-73 Washington St., North Boston, Mass. 
Rowler, Holmes & Hecker Co., 221 "Bulton St., New “York City. 
runs, Kimball & Co., 608 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Fairbanks-Morse & Co., 17 So. Hanover St., Baltimore, Md. 
National Boat & Engine Co. of Fla.. Ft. of Main St. Jacksonville, Fla. 
Missouri sages Co., 2806 N. Eleventh St., St. Louis, Mo. 

R. Chadwick & Co., 1205 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 
i <€ Shadegg Engine Co., 315 Third St., So., Minneapolis, 

Marine Engine & Supply Co., 832 So. Los Angeles St., 

Los Angeles, 
S. V. B. Miller, 72 Marion St., Seattle, Wash. 
The Beebe Co., 182 West Morrison St., Portland, Ore. 
Handled in Canada by the Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., Ltd. 
Ltd., Sydney. 


Handled in Australia by Frazer & Best, 




Questions of 
Mr. Careful Gear Buyer 
No. 12 

Reverse Gear 
“Does it expand equally?” 

Any gear installed resting on lugs projecting from 
reverse band is bound to be a victim of binding and 
friction. And gears with only one compression cam 
at the top cannot guarantee freedom from torsional 

The Baldridge can’t possibly bind or heat, even when 
the gear is in the forward drive. It is entirely free 
from drum, frame and housing. This is accomplished 
through the double cam action, and because the reverse 
band is supported from the bottom by a lug which fits 

in the housing. The Baldridge is practically the only 

gear in the market with this style reverse band. Other 

Baldridge features are ex- 

plained in the Baldridge 

books. Your copy is wait- “The gear 

ing. with the 

main shaft”’ 

The Baldridge 
Gear Co. 

678 W. Grand Bivd., 
Detroit, Mich. 

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6 m9 MoroR BoarinG SEPTEMBER, i914, 




Rear boat, handicapped, wine race with Waterman Motor. 


A Waterman Model B-4, 24 H.P. 

drove the 17 foot “Impudence Jr.” to victory at late 
St. Augustine races, winning cup from 8 cylinder, 200 
H. P. 26 footers in 15 knot handicap, repeating last 
year’s success. 

| Ace 
_ ee 

UP eT Ue ate ee 

MOTOR Compl?ss pelo "14972 

Bore, 4-inch; Stroke, 4-inch; R. P. M. 800-1200; Aluminum Base and Fuel 
Manifold; Weight, 195 Ibs. 

All necessary fittings; bronze rotary pump driven by steel spur gears covered 
with case; two floating ball type, Kingston float feed carburetors fitted with 
oew fuel and throttie control lever, elevated reversing timer and gear; King- 
ston mica spark plugs, switch, flange coupling, ball thrust bearing, 
cups, gasoline strainer, wrench, oll gun, can of oll, screwdriver, lag screws 
and book of instructions. 


At a Sensational Price 
Powerful, speedy, smooth running. Extremely economical in fuel consump- 
tion. Easy to start and operate. Simple construction. 
Equipped with patented Double Fuel Inlet Port System, 
exclusively a Vim feature—the real reason why 
Vim Motors develop from 20% to 30% more power 
than other engines of same bore and stroke. 

One carburetor can be closed off entirely for ordinary running. Then 
by simply throwing open the throttle, you instantly have the full power of 
the motor. For emergencies, or where you want to “put one over,” this is 

& great feature. Write for catalog. 

2809 Water Street Sandusky, Ohio, U. S.A 



Model B-4, shown below, is light weight, racy, clean cut, and 
dependable to the limit. 

Doubled factory facilities and increased output have reduced 
the price of Models B-2 and B-4, 25%. 

Postal brings free book, quoting attractive prices on full line. = 


201 Mt. El- 
liott Avenue, 



~ \ ; 
Joe’s Duplex Drive || M SILENCE 

More and more attention is being paid to the motor boat 
racket nuisance. The man who permits a noisy exhaust 
takes a chance with the law. Formerly cutting out noise 
meant cutting down speed, but now there’s a way out. 
Equip with the Maxim Motor Boat Silencer. 
Instead of the gases being obstructed, they are whirled, and 
gradually pass out noiselessly. Write for descriptive 
literature. Mention diameter and number of cylin- 
ders and also size of exhaust outlet. 
4 South 

Main Street 

Sole manufacturers of the Maxim Marine Silencer 

World’s Largest Manufacturers 
of Marine Hardware 

Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., 


Quadruple Gearing 

Send for 1914 Catalogue. GETTING AFTER 

The only heavy duty gear on the market that has same THIS CHUG Z 

speed ahead and astern, that does not depend on locked STUFF ( 4\( 
gear teeth for the forward drive. R 

This § jlen4 \ a OG 

The Snow & Petrelli Mfg. Co., New Haven, Conn., U. S. A. J Js OF~S 

Manufacturers of Heavy Duty and High Speed Reversing ? 
ars, One Way Clutches, Rear Starters, etc. 

AGENTS :—J. King & Co., 10 Church Row, Limehouse, Lon- 
don, Eng. L. H. Coolidge Co., Seattle, Wash. The Canadian 
Motor & Supplies Co., Montreal, Canada. Gasoline Engine Equip- 
ment Co., 133 Liberty Street, New York. Chicago Boat & Engine 

™ sone j a 
Co., 1 higan Blvd., Chicago. -Hucki . ‘ wean s A a je 
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To grow from the smallest to the world’s 
largest builders of two-cycle marine motors 
in twelve years requires more than mere 
‘Inck.” It requires a product of far more 
perfect design and workmanship than any 
of its competitors. The fact that we have 
made such a record and that our motors are 
everywhere known as “The Motors 
| of Steady Service” proves our fit- 
ness to build your two-cycle marine 
motor in any size from 2 to 30 
one to four cylinders, standard or heavy duty type. 

H. Pe 
more conclusive proof is given in our free Marine Motor Blue 

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embodies the same skill and worx- 

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has absolutely no superior and em- 

bodies as standard equipment, many 

features that others consider extras. 

It’s the only motor built with a fold- 

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Boat iio only motor equipped with the silent 

Caille silencer. Has a “cut-out” 

The details are given in our beautiful 
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Boat Motor Catalog. 

If you want to be in the swim next season—if you 
want to pull down some of the big profits Caille 
onal advertising is bound to produce—connect 
w. A word from you brings the details. 

World’s Largest Builders of Two Cycle Marine Motors 
1456 Caille Street Detroit, Mich. 
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Positive proper lubrica- 
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any power plant. It 
governs the life of 
the engine and 
also controls the 
satisfaction ia 


The Oiler (mechanical force-feed) is the most reliable and satisfactory 
lubricating system ever inven for a marine engine. It requires no attention 
— and with an unfailing only properly de- 
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The handsomest, safest, most seaworthy boats built. Very fast with 
moderate power. 

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7s MorR BoarTinG SEPTEMBER, i914, Sart 

Marvelous Performance of Wisconsin Motors 

png of those who were present at the races in Peoria 
on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th were absolutely astonished 
when they saw the performance of Wisconsin Motors; 

others who knew the motors simply took it for granted. 

Running continuously at high speed (2200 R. P. M.), covering over one 

hundred miles during the three days of the races, without touching the 
motors, is the performance of every Wisconsin Motor which entered. 
Other builders of high speed motors never permit their products to 
run continuously like this. They run the motor for an hour and 
then let it rest for an hour to cool off or to make repairs. But, when 
a motorboat is equipped with a Wisconsin Motor, its dependability 
and its owner’s knowledge that it will keep going continuously is 
becoming past history in the motorboating world. 


Motors are built in various sizes and they smash every record they 
go up against. 

Equip your motorboat with a Wisconsin and you will realize how gratifying it is 
to have a really consistent motor—a motor which does things that no other SE 
motor can do. Catalog sent free upon request. 


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SEPTEMBER, I914. MsoroR BoaTING 79 



THE COLUMBIAN onrorccter 


is accurately generated from a Master Helix. We 
guarantee every blade to be absolutely true screw. 
Every wheel is balanced. The blades are thinner and 
sharper than any other make of propellers. 


that no propeller of the same style and the same 
diameter and pitch will equal the Columbian Ailsa 
Craig on the same boat. When you try one you will 

be convinced. 

We have p opellers for every type of boat. Each one is a particular 
specialty for its purpose. 

S of the IO 
fastest boats in the country last year carried Columbian Propellers. 
WRITE FOR “PROPELLERS IN A NUTSHELL”. It describes Columbian Propellers, Rudders, Struts, Etc. 


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Important Announcement 

The new ERD 25 H. P., 4-cylinder, 4-cycle en-bloc motor can now be supplied with a successful 
kerosene burning device when desired at an additional cost of only $10.00. 
The ERD MOTOR CO. have heretofore never recommended a kerosene carburetor because 
until now we have not been able to find one that proved satisfactory in every respect. 
Our kerosene burning device installed on the new ERD-FOUR-FOUR will give you a combination that can not be 
equalled for economy and efficiency. 
This kerosene device is very simple in construction and adds only about 4 Ibs. to the weight. 
It does not interfere in the least with motor operating on gasoline. 
Both fuels will operate motor perfectly, and independently. 
Insure your future operating cost by specifying the 
ERD 4-cycle en-bloc equipped with this kerosene device. 

If you want low first-low upkeep and low operating 
cost, be sure to install the new ERD 25 H.P., 4-cylinder, 
4-cycle unit power plant in your boat. Remember that the 
ERD MOTOR CO. is one of the pioneers in the building of 
gasoline motors and that— 

The biggest value on the 

market for the money today 
is the New ERD Four-Four 


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80 MoPoR BoatTinG SEPTEMBER, (1g, 

Get Our Pricey ey Firyt | 

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replacements you have decided on—until you have our prices. e can save 
you at least 20 cents on every dollar you spend. We offer strictly first- 
class merchandise, boat fittings of all kinds, equal to the finest in quality, 
material and finish. 

Our Money-back guarantee covers’everything we sell. 

We herewith offer for your comparison a few of our prices: 
Galvanized Launch Steering Wheel, 12” Diameter 
Polished Brass Launch Steering Wheel, 12” Diameter , f : HX 
Polished Brass Bilge Pump J S9// ys 
Polished Brass Electric Searchlight with Deck Stand 6. Yy Gt 
1” Pol. Brass Flag Pole Sockets, per Pair f GUY . 
Complete Equipment for Class 1 ial 
Complete Equipment for Class 2 Boats : 
8” Fog Bell with Wall Bracket 
8” Stillson Pipe Wrench 
1” Stuffing Boxes 

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Universal Hanasilk Life Saving Equipment MULLINS 

1914 Porcelain Spark Plug 

The onl ponte that are a constant 
source of pleasure not a constant source 
Every vessel owner, yachtdman, aviator, motor boatman, s6 ” 

canoeist, fisherman and swimmer or non-swimmer; every GUARANTEED Se cost antkien tate 
man, woman and child, should know about the patent (Pat’d Oct. 18, 1808.) commission-They are built of heavily 
Universal fanasilk Life Preservers, Piliows, Boat Only the finest quality of material is used. galvanized, tough steel plates like Gov- 

Cushions, ete. Made in Standard Sizes. ernment Torpedo Boats with air-ti 
We make them of artificial leathers, khaki or of any Delivered to any part of the World by compartments like Life es 
ornamental or other casing desired. Hold head out of Parcel Post. ely Guaranteed ageinet puncture- 

water when exhausted or unconscious and will never sink 

with wearer. These patented Life Preservers and Mat- 

tresses and our Universal Llanasilk Boat Cushions, Ring 

Buoys, etc., all comply with the Motor Boat Laws, The 

life preservers make good chair, canoe and boat 

cushions, too. 

Send us your old boat cushious and let us convert them promptly 
inte Universal Hanasilkk Boat Cushions with our inspection tag 
attached to save overloading your boat with ordinary cushions and 
preservers. ‘We Pay the Express.” 

Established | Universal Life Saving Equipment Dept 
Write for eae ‘logue. Our Prices and Products will please 

you. For sale by the best dealers everywhere. 

Never leak-Never se water- 
tog tie geome toe open-Designed by Na- 
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Cycle and Pierce-Budd and Ferro2 Cycle 
otors-Powerful-Simple-Can be oper 
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learn how Mullins Boats ore built by 
the World's Largest Boat Buliders. 

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SPBOIAL PRICE to Manofacturers, Job 
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In Unoccupied Territory. 
1914 Annual Catalogue Mailed Free. 


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Home Office, 97-103 Reade St., New York. 
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Connecting Rod with independent two-piece lower bearing; 
counterbored Explosion Chamber; bronze Bearings, hand-fitted; 
removable Igniter; adjustable (Pat.) Ignition; split flange Shaft 
Coupling; independent Built-in Ignition; Bridgeport Patented 
Vapor Rectifier—No Backfiring. 





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ErPrtEMBER, I9Q14. 


MSR BoatTinG 81 




The Ideal 

43 Ft. Cruiser-Houseboat 

For Southern 
Waters - - - 

; “riici : * ec interior arrangement similar to the Margo II, One double stateroom, sleeping two in 
For cruising in Trivers beds. Saloon with drop table and sleeping accommodations for four. Galley, engine- 
and inland waterways room and crew's quarters in combination. 

or at sea. Comfortable 
sleeping accommoda- 
tions for six. - 
An excellent sea-boat, ir : 
easily handled by one man. || 
he roomiest cruiser of the i 
size ever built: 43 ft. x 12 7 
ft., 10 in., with a 2 ft. 10 
in. medium draught. Every | 
comfort—with ample light “Ss 
and good ventilation, and ; 
hot water heating system 
Economical to run—mak- Plan the same as arrangement No. 1, except that galley is separated from engine-room 
oe . ing 9 miles per hour with and crew's quarters; owner's toilet being moved aft. 
1RGO II.—A forty footer of the same tvpe. prt. 4 . 
Interior arranged similar to Plan No. 1, shown below any medium type 20 or 24 
h. p. motor. 
Study the diagrams opposite—each arrangement is an ideal combination 

of comfort, speed, and economy in cost and maintenance. Let us quote Sa 2 
you complete—ready to step aboard. Delivery at any reasonable time or hz" 
point. ey 
READY TO BUILD? If you have a design for a cruiser \; 
or houseboat, it will pay you to get our figures. He 
5, le 
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Mathis Yacht Building Company Bien oe 

Specialists in Houseboats and Cruisers from 40 to 120 feet ee 

Cooper’s Point 

Two staterooms, with upper and lower berths; sleeping four. Large saloon with drop 
table and two transient berths; and bathroom, Galley, engine-room and crew's quar- 
Camden, N. J. é' ' ’ y eng ‘ q 

ters combined, 
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If you want to increase the speed of your boat, no matter 
whether it is a working boat, a cruiser or racer, you must use the 
famous Michigan Speed Propeller. You will then increase your 
speed and win the races you lost last year. 
Our specialties are motor boat accessories, including Multi- 
on ; 

ple Disc Reverse Gears, which will give you entire satisfacti 



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in every respect, Reversible Propeller Wheels, Weedless Propeller 
Wheels, Steering Wheels, all sizes, Universal Joints, Rear Starters 
and Underwater Exhausts; in fact, everything for fitting out all classes 

The highest grade and most up-to-date line, which 

of motor boats. 
can be supplied promptly, and our long experience is at your service. 
Send today for large free catalog, full of valuable information and state your requirement s. 
1112 Monroe Avenue GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, U, S. A. 

Eastern Branch, 69 Cortlandt St New Vork City. A. S. Morss Co., 43 High St., Boston, Mass. Marine 
’ Equipment & Supply Co., 610 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



also have agencies in all the principal cities in 
the United States and Canada. 

FREE—One Souvenir Propeller Wheel that 
can be made into a watch-fob or ladies hat-pin. 
Free for every twenty-five names of boat own- 
ers and ten cents in stamps, Full address, 

ames Walker Co., 123 Light St., Baltimore, Md. 
. Carpenter & Co., 430 Wells St., Chicagoe If. We 



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82 MoTrOR BoatrinG SEPTEMBER, 1014, 

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An engine that is capable of giving efficient service day after day in 
launch, cruiser or commercial boat. The AUTOMATIC is built in 
twenty sizes—from 3 to 250 H. P., with one to six cylinders. 

We build every part of the AUTOMATIC in our own plant, and to 
prospective purchasers we offer the opportunity to inspect the AUTO- 
MATIC in the making. The AUTOMATIC booklet, or complete 
specifications of the engine that will meet your requirements, will be 
sent to you upon request. 

The Automatic Machine Co. 

Bridgeport, Connecticut 



You wouldn’t hesitate to spend a few dollars if you were sure you would get it back several times over. Now, 
if we will take all the risk of proving that you will get more than your money’s worth of satisfaction, can you afford 
to neglect this offer? 

Hundreds of motor boat owners have restored their old motors to youthful vitality with a Kingston Carburetor. It is absolutely 
certain to give greater power, speed and economy than your present carburetor, not only because it is new but because it is better 
and more up-to-date. 

The Kingston Model “Y” was designed especially for the present low grade gasoline. It vaporizes this heavy fuel perfectly, 
at all speeds and temperatures. There is only one adjustment so the novice can get as perfect results with it as the engine expert. 
This albootmnent is the gasoline feed. The auxiliary air supply is automatically controlled by a method which can never vary, through 
any possible change of weather, climate, wear or long use. 


Every man who cares about engine efficiency and economy will accept our Trial Offer. Put it up to us to make good with 30 days of satisfactory 
service. You can’t lose. Write to-day for full information about our free trial offer and guarantee. 

BYRNE-KINGSTON & CO., Kokomo, Indiana 

New York Office, 1733 Broadway Chicago Office, 1430 Michigan Ave. 
Detroit Office, 650 Woodward Ave. Los Angeles, 332 Picco St. 
Boston Office, 99 Haverhill St. 

Ki Nese 

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MorR BoarinG 

How the 

tarred at 

One of the most striking performances at the recent 
Peoria race meet was that of Ugly Duckling IJ, a 
16 ft. Hacker-designed hydroplane, built by fer 18 
year-old owner, Mr. Harry Godley. The engine is a 
four-cylinder, 4 x 4 in., 30-40 H. P. Pierce-Budd, with 
200 cubic inches piston displacement. Consistent 
throughout in spite of discouraging ill luck, this boat 
succeeded in making a remarkable showing and won 
a good portion of the prize money. 

The following letter from Mr. Godley 
interest to all racing enthusiasts: 

be of 


616 West Third St., Davenport, Iowa, July 12th, 1914. 
Bay City, Mich. 
Attention, Mr. J. H. 

Pierce-Budd Company, 
Gentlemen : 

It might interest you to know the results of the races I entered with Ugly Duckling Il 
at Peoria, July 2nd, 3rd and 4th. ran in every event but one, and ran more miles and 
was placed in more events than any other boat. In a total of 145 miles of racing I never 
had a second’s trouble with the engine in itself. 

On July 2nd I easily took first in Class ‘“‘A’’ from Mathilda, which had a special engine 
of 223 cubic inches, and P. D. Q. IIL, with an engine of 214 cubic inches. In Class “D’’ I 
ran second to Warren Grout with a 100 H. P. engine, winning over Tormentor with a 75 
H. P. six-cylinder engine. In this race my rear starter came apart, but I finished alright. 

In the next race the chain from the starter dropped into the magneto gears, putting me 
completely out of the race. After putting in a borrowed set of gears, I discarded the 
starter and cranked the engine from the flywheel. I was never more astonished than to see 
the ease with which the engine started that way. 

On July 3rd I again took first in Class “A.”’ In the Class “‘E’’ race we stove in a 
plank and almost a steady stream of water poured on the engine for ten miles. In spite of 

Our catalog is full of letters just as enthusiastic about the Pierce-Budd as this letter from Mr. Godley. 

PIERCE-BUDD COMPANY, Bay City, Michigan 

The Four Cylinder 4x4" 30-40 H. P. Pierce-Budd Engine 

used in Ugly Duckling II 

this accident we came in fourth, ahead of P. D. Q. IV. with a 60 H. P. a ae motor of 
314 cubic inches, Maxi with a 60 H. P. engine cf 318 cubic inches, Tormentor and P. D. Q. 
II. 1 put on a patch quickly between races and came in third in Class “C’’ and third in 
Class “‘D,’”’ behind P. D. Q. IV. by just eleven seconds, as the water was still not thor- 
oughly worked out of the cylinders. 

All told I won first prize in Class ‘‘A,”’ third in Class “‘B,”’ third in Class “‘C’ and 
second in Class “D,”’ with a total of $190.00 in prize money. Some of the boats I beat are: 
P.D.qQ. IIL, piston displacement 214.7 cu. in. Maxi, piston displacement 314 cu. in. 
P.D.q. IV., se 7 314 = Vixen, sa 7” 301 we 
Tormentor, ee - 589 ~ ‘4. Be ” - 589 ” 
Mathilda, - = 208 wa Little Leading Lady, - 589 yea 
Barney Kid, - = 477 = Ethel V., ~ = 477 - 

I consider that the performance of my four-cylinder 4x4 in. engine of only 201 cubic 
inches demonstrates conclusively that the Pierce-Budd is in a class by itself. Wishing you 
continued success, I remain, 

Yours very truly, [Signed] HARRY GODLEY. 

Write for the catalog to-day. 






The Only Satisfactory Motor-Speed Boat 

24-Foot Sea Sled running at 35 miles an hour in open water. 
The only boat to carry the number of people you would carry in your car, over ordinary rough 
water, at the same speed your car would make on land, free from pounding, free from flying 
water and free from danger. 

New Sea Sled Bulletin ready 

340 West First Street, South Boston, Mass. 

Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada 

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Americanize Your Boat. They urge you to install the 

motor that their experience has shown is always ready to 
start—always runs without a hitch—always brings them safely 
back. Their hearts are full of praise for their American motors. 
They’ re anxious to tell you of their success through the pages 
of our new catalog. Give them a chance. 
Here’s the way they talk. 

Read This Letter 

American Engine Co., Rockville Center, N.Y., Jan, 8, 1914. 
Detroit, Michigan. 

Gentlemen: —I received the American 4 H.P. engine, installed in my 
20-foot boat “Oula”’ July 21, 1913. From that date until Labor Day it 
took part in every race given by the Ocean Gate Yacht Club and won the 
greatest number of trophy points, also 2 cups of which I am very proud. 

It is an engine one can always depend on, never missing a stroke, 
and in a race one can give their whole time to steering without 
worrying whether the engine needs attention, as it behaves from 
start to finish. I cannot say more for an engine than this. 

Yours sincerely, MRS, OULA E. WHITEHEAD. 

And note this letter comes from a women user. If she can get 
such good service from an American motor, why can’t you? 

American Motors 

are the easiest motors in the world to install. You’ll appreciate this if you 
are building your own boat. The absolute simplicity of American motors 
will appeal to your whole family. Practically all working parts are enclosed. 
The oil can’t splash out and soil clothing and there are no working parts 
exposed where dresses can be caught. The operation of American motors 
is just as simple as running an electric car. Your wife, your sons and 
daughters all can run an American with perfect safety. Every one is given 
an actual water test before leaving our factory. It must work right and 
develop its full horsepower. And then every one is 

Guaranteed for Life 

Think what that means. We have such absolute faith in the design, the ma- 
terials and the construction of our motors that we are willing to stand back of 
them — not for one year or five years — but for life. They must be right. They 
can't help giving perfect service. It’s no wonder American users are so enthusiastic. 

Burns Kerosene and Other Fuels 

Our new Kerosene Carburetor enables you 
to use Kerosene, the cheapest kind of marine 
engine fuel. You can also use gasoline and 
other fuels without change of equipment. 
Kerosene Carburetor furnished at small 
additional cost. 

Sold at Lowest Prices 

American motors are made in sizes from 
2to 30 H.P., and each size is sold at lowest 
prices. Send for our new, beautiful catalog. 
Get our prices before you buy. 

Reliable Agents Wanted 

We offer liberal discounts and ex- 
clusive territory to good, reliable 
agents. Write for agency proposi- 
tion now. 

io of users of American Motors advise you to 

8 H.P. American Engine 
AMERICAN ENGINE CO., 410 Boston St., Detroit, Michigan 


The Standard Closed 
Circuit Cell 

HE Edison 

Ignition Bat- 
tery shown here- 
with, possesses 
all the desirable 
features for 
which the Edi- 
son Battery has always been noted, 
but on account of the shape of the 
jar occupies minimum space, an 
important factor in small boats. 

The capacity of this battery is 200 
ampere hours, sufficient to light 
several small lamps and furnish 
ignition in the average motor boat 
for an entire season. 

Type 212 Cell 200 Ampere Hours, 
Capacity In Steel Trays 

There is no waste while the bat- 
tery is on open circuit, this feature 
being characteristic of Edison Cells 
and a fault common to practically 
all other batteries. 

Ask for ignition folder today. 
The Cheapest Form of Battery Energy 


261 Lakeside Avenue Orange, N. J. 

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We Sell Reliability! 

We have sold it for years 
We can sell it to you 

A Complete Line 

made in one factory, under one manage- 
ment giving personal attention to all details. 

A Fay & Bowen 4-Cycle Engine 
Mechanically Correct Quiet Powerful 


The Perfect Power Plant 

A Fay & Bowen 2-Cycle Engine 
The World’s Standard 

A Fay & Bowen Runabout—25 Hoot 

We have Boats from $500 to $3,000 

Send for Catalogue 
and Other Literature 

No. 104 Lake Street, GENEVA, N.Y.,U.S.A. 

Made for CANADA by the 
St. Lawrence Engine Co., Ltd., Brockville, Ont. 

Is the Propeller on Your Boat 
e~ A “MISFIT” 

Are You Getting the Full 
Efficiency of Your Engine? 

Are You Getting the Top 
Speed Out of Your Boat? 

Eight-Tenths of the Motor 
Boats Today Have Misfit 
Propellers. HAS YOURS? 

Don’t run any chance 
that it has, MAKE SURE 

Don’t BUY, Don’t BUILD, Dont 
OVERHAUL Until You Consult Us 



The Greatest Value Ever Offered in 

Compare Our Prices With Others, Then Order a 
Sample, and Compare With Any Other 
High Grade Propeller. 


For Her Size and Horse Power 




also uses the ATLANTIC 

if Speed, Efficiency, Quality and Prices, are a consideration 
to you. 

Send for Motor Boat Supply and Propeller Catalogue. 

Auto-Marine Supply Company 
Mass. and Adriatic Aves., Atlantic City, N. J. 

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Trimmed them ALL with a Regular Stock 




Makers of the MATCHLESS 


Gasolene Engine, For Speed and Work Boats, 
Furnish the Best Equipment Possible 

And Have Used 


For Several Years 

Hyde Windlass Co. 

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45'x11' NAVAJO II. 

The Eastern customer knows the satisfaction in owning a Matthews boat and the pleasure in making the delightful trip to 
the Coast. Furthermore, he knows he is obtaining quality that he cannot secure elsewhere. 
Mr. A. P. Clapp, of New York City, well known importer of linens, writes as follows: 

THE MATTHEWS BOAT CO., Port Clinton, Ohio. 

Dear Sirs :—After a remarkably pleasant trip, we reached New York on Sunday af i 

. I : ternoon, tak 
days to make the run from Port Clinton, and a more enjoyable one I have never aban. I am oo A “ian 
pleased with the NAVAJO II, both in construction and layout, and take great pleasure in showing her to my 
friends and inquisitive yachtsmen. The location of the engine room, of which I was a little doubtful, has 
turned out to be perfect, especially when fitted up with a Standard engine. 

; Very truly yours, (Signed) A. P. CLAPP. 
—Again demonstrating MATTHEWS’ SERVICE. 


Builders of the World’s Finest Cruisers 

Je Ears 


Gas Engine & Power Company-Charles Seabury & Company-Consolidated - Morris Heights~ New York Ci 

It is reliability that measures the 

value of an engine 

Some engines may cost half as much as the Speedway 
—others may cost twice as much. But if they have not 
the Speedway’s steady, unremitting reliability both of 
them together have not a quarter of the value to you 
that a Speedway has. 

Reliability of the Speedway kind means economy too—it takes the 
peedway engine out of the high-priced class because the value for 
your money is so much higher. 

And besides, a recent reduction of 25% in price makes the expense 
but moderate when prices alone are compared. Write for catalogue 

A | and learn about the 

Gasolene Engines 

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Corsair, Winner of the Pacific International 
Long Distance Race, and 
qt, Her 26-30 H.P. 
| . “Buffalo” 



FOR the second time, Corsair, owned by Com. B. F. Jacobs, Tacoma, has 
won the Pacific International Long Distance Race. 

In the teeth of a 45-mile gale she covered the 132!4 mile course—Vancouver 

to Seattle—in 13 hours and 30 seconds. 

Her engine is a 26-30 H. P. ‘‘ Buffalo” Heavy Duty. 


Ve Engene Concent Sneise, TA in 

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There is a “Buffalo” which will give your boat that same steady, reliable power. ml 
They are built in twenty sizes—3 to 150 H. P.—gasolene or kerosene. 

Shall we send you “The Buffalo Book?” 


1274-1286 Niagara Street BUFFALO, N. Y. 


Lamb Marine Engine 

Cruising for pleasure or installed in the commercial or fishing type of boat, the F Model 
Medium Heavy Duty LAMB is the ideal power plant. Especially designed for hard and 
continuous service, this engine is bound to satisfy. You will find it up-to-the-minute in 
every respect, with most complete and the very highest grade of equipment. 
This engine is of the small bore and long stroke type, 442 x 6% in., and with the 2-inch intake 
valves directly over the piston is a wonder for power, flexibility and smooth running. Fuel 
consumption is reduced to a minimum by the use of the hot water jacketed intake pipe. You 
will find some of the most prominent racing cruisers in the East will be equipped with this type, for 
the reason that this engine receives a very low rating under the racing rules. 
The F Model engine is built in the two-cylinder, 15 H. P., four-cylinder, 30 H. P., and the six-cylinder, 
45 H. P. size. Our other eleven models are equally as efficient as the F type, and are designed for a particu- 
lar class of work. LAMB engines are guaranteed to you as long as you may own them, and with a guarantee that 
we stand back of at all times. One of the 
standard marine engines for the past fourteen 
years, and still conceded to be one of the best. 
Our aim has been to build an engine that we our- 
selves are proud to claim. 
Our latest catalog contains a world of informa- 
tion for the boat man and is yours for the ask 



ts ing. Write us today. 

LAMB engines and repair parts are now kept in F Model 
stock at our warehouse at 22 Morris Street, Medium 
Jersey City. We can make prompt deliveries on Heavy Duty 
all sizes, at all times. Lamb. 

Models from the two-cylinder, 12 H. P., to the “oe 
six-cylinder, 150 H. P. Four Cylinders 
30 H. P. 

Lamb Engine Company 

Member National Association Engine & 

Boas Manufacturers 

Clinton, Iowa 

¥ The Lamb Engine Co., 807, 30 Church St., 
\ 4 New York Distributors to Eastern Canadian 
<< 7 and Atlantic Coast Agents. 



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The Holmes McLellan Life Boat Cruiser 

Equipped with 20-25 H, P., 4 Cylinder 

Holmes “Get-At-Able” Motor 

Is a Combination Life Boat 

Refuses to be Capsized 

The Holmes Motor Co., Inc. West Mystic, Conn., 




Corks Up Like a Bottle 

Boston Office: 
50 State Street 

PLATE 8-126. 
The ‘‘Glenora’ 
Flange and Coup 
ling for use on 
supply and dis 

charge pipe of 
closets, straight 
or bent couplin; 

%4 in.. $2.25 
in... 3.00 


(Design Patent Applied For.) 1 

The ‘‘Bow’’ Closet, Vitro-Adamant 1% in 5.25 
Bowl, 2%-in. pump, located at rear, wines 
fitted with swing handle. Quick open- 2 in 8.00 
ing supply valve. Space occupied, 15 
x 24 in, Composition 

r es raised strainers 

Pump rough, with finished trimmings, 25c extra. 

oak seat, 

BND cc cacccocece eevee $30.00 
Dimensions: Front to back 23 in. 
width 14 in., height 12 inches. 

Net weight, 35 lbs. Shipping, 70 lbs. 

PLATE §8-750-A 

New Style Double 
Acting Bilge Pump, 
with discharge and All 
suction hose. 

PLATE 130-%4B 

Cast Bronze 
Round Raised Strainer. 

in. diam., 15 in. CaCh ...e+e0- 
OMB ccccccce $5.00 No. 2,3 ” diam., 
COED cdeseces 
No. 2—Chamber 1% yo, 9 4 ” diam 
in. diam., 15 in eg aia 
SR wantenae $6.50 No. 4, 5 Sie” 
No. 3—Chamb-r 2 each ... 1. 
in. diam “4 in. No. 5, 6 diam., 
PLATE S-750-A. long ....-$14,00 ~~ Se ae 1. 

No. 1—Chamber 11% No. 1, 2%” — 
c ‘ 

.65 Basin 


Faultless Construction and Remarkable Service, They are Guaranteed Without Reserve. Immeciate Shipment from Stock. 



The ‘‘Knockabout’’ Improved Pump 
Water Closet, 2% -inch supply and 
waste pump, round flushing rim 
bowl, composition foot valve, hinges 
Pump rough, finished trim- 

mings, oak seat and cover $52. 0 
f 1:30 

Dimensions: Front to back, 14 in.; 
width, 18 in.; height, 14 i 
Weight, net, 45 Ibs. 

i> Ibs, 



PLATE 8-3190, 
.50 The ‘‘Mono”’ 12-inch Vitro-Ada- 
mant Corner Lavatory with N. P. 

Pump with Low Down 
Spout, N. P. Waste Plug, Chain 
Rubber Stopper and Cock Hole 

02 Chain Stay. With full ‘S’’ 114” 
N. P. trop. 
ff eae as $24.50 

Famous for their 

PLATE §-2062, 

The ‘‘Anglo’’ Com- 
position flanged Sea 
Valves, with straight 
couplings and lock- 
ing plate, for use on 
the supply and dis- 
cha-:e of small 
pump closets. 

‘“‘WINNER,” PLATE 8-2061. 
(Patented Copyrighted) 

The ‘‘Winner’’ Pump Water Closet, 
Vitro-Adamant Round Hopper Bowl, 
oak seat, N. P. brass hinges, 2% inch 
supply and waste pump, ‘‘Sands’’ 
Special quick opening supply valve. 

Plate S-2060 Fixture as de- 
scribed with oak seat.... $19.00 

Price per pair with 

strainer for $6.00 


fe rec » Plate §-2061 Fixture as 
~eoees ‘eo 1s fe hy 4 shown with oak seat and $20 00 
joints when install- COVEF ..cceeee cove oe ee - 

ing any fixture on a 
boat as a sanitary 
protection to health, 

Dimensions: Front to back, 17 in.; 
width, 16 in.; height, 14 in 
Weight, net, 35 Ibs. 

50 Ibs, 


PLATE 8-750. 

Double Acting Brass 
Auto Bilge Pump, 15 
inches long under 
spout and fitted with 
5 feet of rubber hose. 

No. 1—Chamber 1\- 
in. diam..... 3.00 

PLATE §-5202. 

: ; No. 2—Chamber 1% 
Universal Polished ; 2 
Brass Rope Lead, in. diam.. 4.50 

Swing joint ermits 
different angles of No, 3—Chamber 1'- 

in. diameter, 24 in. 

Pulley—prevents bind- 
ing of rope. “To with 

EGE sccvcceces ‘ 

Complete line of closets, lavatories, port lights, deck plates, pumps and motor boat accessorics described in Catalogue “R”’ sent upon request. 



Largest Manufacturers In the World. 


The Gold Challenge Ciplaces 



That is the way the Sterling powered boats finished in all the three races The _ eight-cylinder, _stogiil 
model, 180 H.P. STERLING 

for the Gold Cup held on Lake George July 30th and 31st, winning this Det drove the, winner Tae 

classic event by sheer consistency, by their inbuilt capacity to go and keep 

on going, by the sturdy construction of both boat and engine and by the 

skill and nerve of the drivers and mechanicians. 

BABY SPEED DEMON I], the winner of both the Gold Cup and the Mile Trials, 
was a wonderful demonstrator of what has been accomplished by both boat and en- 
gine builder. Despite the fact that the first two races for this Gold Cup were run 
at the rate of over 50.4 M.P.H. for a 30 nautical mile course, this boat ran three races and the mile 
trials without a hitch, and is ready to go through it again and do the same thing. 

At St. Augustine, Fla., at New York, at Philadelphia, at Montreal, at St. Andrews, Que., at Peoria, Ill—and now at 
Lake George, N. Y.—Sterling powered boats have beaten every competitor, several of them having power plants of a 
much greater rated horsepower. They have won these races because of the 

absolute reliability of their power plants, 
because of their ability to run hour after hour at terrific 

, record-making speeds. 

Can there be any further doubt in your mind that the Sterling engine is the ONE engine that can be relied upon 
absolutely, no matter what the requirements may be? Why experiment when you can purchase a Sterling engine 
exactly suited to your requirements and backed by the Sterling Guarantee and the Sterling Reputation? 

Results, not claims, are back of the STERLING engine. 

In every type of boat, in every kind of 

the STERLING can show a record of successful performance which marks it as the most 
conservative investment in the marine engine field. 

Write today for 48-page catalog 

The  20-foot Speed marvel, for|| | 1? 1? ine O 
“Baby Speed Demon I1I,’ . 
built by C. C. Smith Boat & 

Engine Co. for Mrs. Paula Niag ara St. Buf falo. NY 

H. Blackton; winner of the 
Gold Cup and the Mile Trials