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Navy Department Says: “Don't Fly The Yacht Ensign 

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How I Would Design A Gold Cup Racer—Atkin........ 34-35 
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Small Motor Boats, Their Care, Construction and Equip- 

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Prize Question No. 1: Solving The Carbon Problem 39-40 
Prize Question No. 2: Canvasing and Finishing The 

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Next Month 

NOTHER interesting in- 

stallment of Lewis R. 
Freeman’s story, By Water 
Ways to Gotham. A cruise 
from Milwaukee to New 
York in a 16-foot rowboat, 
powered only with an out- 
board engine of three horse- 
power. Instructive, enter- 
taining and thrilling. 

NEW series of articles 

by Alfred F. Loomis, 
written particularly for the 
benefit of the young folks. 
An instructive story which 
will describe the operation 
of gas engines, both two 
and four-cycle, and written 
in elementary § language 
which no boy will fail to 
comprehend. It will be a 
veritable education in gas 
engine technique, and all 
yachtsmen should see that 
their offspring read and 
study these articles. 


designed for you an 
exceptional little cruiser. 
This boat is a flat bottom 
type and intended for the 
cruiser of moderate circum- 
stances. A small engine and 
a comfortable boat, suffi- 
cient to afford countless 
hours of pleasure and recre- 
ation to the man with a 
desire for a boat, but who 
must do his boating in the 
least expensive way. 

NOTHER valuable edu- 

cational feature is an 
illustrated article on the use 
of current diagrams and tide 
tables, written and prepared 
by Commander G. T. Rude, 
of the Coast and Geodetic 
Survey. Every yachtsman 
should read and be familiar 
with this branch of naviga- 
tion, since it will frequently 
save hours of time and 
many gallons of fuel. 

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Advertising Index wiil be found on page 166 

2 Ra 


At the right, club 
staff without yard or 
gaff. In such an 
arrangement, the 
American Ensign is 
flown on the mast- 
head with the Yacht 
Club Burgee just be- 
low the same 

GREAT deal of 
seems to exist 
in the minds 

of most motor boat- 
men as to the proper 
National Flag to fly 
on the stern staff of 
their craft. Probably 
the greater number of 
the motorboats and 
yachts today fly the 
yacht ensign, but there 
is considerable uncer- 
tainty as to whether it 
is the proper flag 
which should be flown 
from this staff. 
Strictly speaking, a 
yacht should display 
the National Flag of 
its country from eight 
in the morning until 
sundown. The flag 
which we know as the 
Yacht Ensign is not 
the United States Flag 
and as a matter of fact 
has never been adopt- 

ed or officially designated as one of 
the flags of our country. Therefore, 
yachtsmen, to be perfectly correct in 
their flag etiquette, should not fly the 
Yacht Ensign from the stern staff, 
but should fly the National Flag, con- 
sisting of the thirteen alternate red 
and white stripes with the blue field 
and forty-eight stars. 

The Yacht Ensign is handed down 
to us from a practice adopted nearly 
a century ago, before the first steam 
yachts or motorboats existed. At 
that time, the only form of pleasure 
crait were a few boats propelled by 
sail. These boats in form and ap- 
pearance very closely resembled the 
commercial sailing craft of our coun- 
try, which at that time were very 
numerous on the high seas and har- 
bors of our country. Therefore, some 
sort of distinguishing signal was 
necessary as an outward sign that 
the particular boat in question was a 
yacht and not engaged in commercial 
Pursuits. Our thirtieth Congress au- 
thorized, on August 7th, 1848, that all 
licensed yachts shall use a signal of 
the form, size and color prescribed by 
the Secretary of the Navy. The Sec- 
retary of the Navy, at that time, 
designated the Yacht Ensign which 

Na vy Department Sa LVS 

‘Don’t k ly ne Yacht Hasign 


Yacht Clubs Should Be Par- 
ticular to Fly the American 
Ensign at Their Club Houses 
and Shore Stations 

On a Yacht Club staff without yard but with gaff, the club burgee is 
flown from the masthead with a U. S. Flag at the yard arm 


The Proper Colors to Fly 
Flag Staff Having Yard and Gaff 

Rs coi cus aneboun nae cwametel At Masthead. 
2 (Oe At Peak of Gaff. 
Flag of Officer in Command of 
Station for time being.........Starboard end of Yard. 

Signals—Code or private (call)..At Port end of Yard. 
Signals or Union Jack, or For- 
eign Nation flag..........s.e00- If foreign flag is displayed, sug 
gest it, and U. S. Flag be at 
yard arms on the same level. 
U. S. Flag on starboard yard 

Flag Staff With Gaff (No Yard) 
NEY i.4c sug anuaberaeeccanmetenan Masthead. 

U. 3. Flag.... a 
Flag Officer’s Signz ‘od 
other Signals--Union Jack ....Hoisted at Masthead and hauled 
down to clear Burgee or visi- 
Foreign Nation Flag............. Put pd block on Gaff. 

Flag Staff With Yard (No Gaff) 

rere At Masthead. 
 & Gt OR esr ees On a Yard Arm 
Flag Officer’s Signal—Ccde ocr 
other Signals—Union Jack..... Yard Arm. 
Foreign Nation Flag............. When foreign flag is displayed. 
suggest U. S. Flag starboard 
Yard, foreign flag port yard 
and make signals from mast- 
Flag Staff Without Yard and Gaff 
RS eee 
SEE aid eked eids ys sacctseeodes Below U. S. Flag or two blocks 
if U. S. Flag is not set. 
Flag Officer’s Signal............. Below U. S. Flag or two blocks 
‘ if U. S. Flag is not set. 
Code or other Signals............ Below U. S. Flag or two blocks 
if U. S. Flag is not set. 
NE I occcuevesnacecsresevers Below U. S. Flag or two blocks 
; if U. S. Flag is not set. 
Foreign Nation Flag............. On same level with U. S. Flag. 

NOTE—The U. S. Flag referred to is the U. S. National 
Flag, NOT the U. S. Yacht Ensign. 

When it is desired to fly the flag of a foreign nation from a mast having 
yard arm only, the Club Burgee should be flown from the masthead with 
U. S. Flag at the starboard yard and foreign flag from the port yard 

Photographs by M Rosentelj 

On an arrangement where there is a 
gaff but no yard arm, the Club Bur- 
gee is flown from the masthead with 
the U. S. Flag on the gaff 

we have today as the special signal for 
yachts, and for years it was flown from 
the rigging of yachts in addition to the 
American Flag, which was displayed in 
the same position as on commercial 
crafts. At the time there was no 
thought that the Yacht Ensign would 
in any way replace the American Flag 
or be used in its stead. 

With the coming of the American 
yacht, and particularly the motor yacht 
of today, the real use for the Yacht 
Ensign and the real purpose for which 
it was originally intended, no longer 
exists. From their outward appear- 
ance any form of yacht today, either 
a sail or motor, can be easily distin- 
guished from commercial craft. There- 
fore, it follows that to be strictly in 
accordance with etiquette and law, our 
American yachts and motor craft 
should fly the National Flag and not 
the Yacht Ensign aft. 

However uncertain it may be as to 
the proper flag or Yacht Ensign to fly 
aboard our craft when they are in 
commission, yet the practice and law 
as to the proper flag to fly ashore is 
very clear. As mentioned above, the 
Yacht Ensign is simply designated as 
a distinguishing signal to be flown on 
yachts. It was never intended that the 
Yacht Ensign should in any way oF 
at any time be flown ashore or any- 
where else except on a yacht in com- 
mission. (Continued on page 72) 

| in 

ruising on a E Weds 

The Yachting History of Colonel E. H. R. Green, Railroad Builder, 
Capitalist, Philanthropist and Patron of Motor Boating 

HILE How- 
ard Lyon 
and I were 

sitting out 
on the Flamingo 
Dock one day just 
before the Miami 
Midwinter Regatta, I 
looked across Bis- 
cayne Bay at a large 
houseboat, tied up to 
Star Island, that had 
aroused my curiosity 
for over two months. 
“Who belongs to 
her?” I asked him, 
pointing her out. 

“Oh, that is the 
Colonel, that  be- 
longs to Colonel 
Green. He is a real 
yachtsman. You 
ought to know him.” 
Then he went on to 
tell me a lot of the 
Colonel’s experiences 
afloat. I interrupted 
to say that they 
sounded good enough 
for MoToR BoatinG 
and the upshot of 
the conversation was 
that I got Lyon to 
intercede with Colo- 
nel Green at the next 
meeting of the Re- 
gatta Committee, 
and he, with consid- 
erable reluctance, 
agreed to be inter- 

I promptly grabbed 
Rosey, to take some 
Pictures, drove over 
to Star Island, and 
found the Colonel 
standing on his dock. 
These big men are 

doubtless constantly overrun with 
reporters, and as this was my first 
experience on a regular interview, 
I didn’t know quite where to begin. 
The first thing that struck me was 
that Colonel Green must be a 
Preity good sportsman to stick to 
yachting, because he is lame and 
cannot jump around the way the 
younger man in the game can, but 
it certainly has not dampened his 


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Colonel E. H. R. Green at the entrance to the novel 
elevator on board his remarkably fine diesel yacht Colonel 

oy Now,” 

Photographs by M. Rosenfeld 


enthusiasm. He or- 
dered me to come 
aboard with a gruff- 
ness that was not 
inhospitable, and 
promptly walked into 
an elevator, shut the 
door and pushed a 
button. This took 
my breath away. I 
have seen some great 
schemes on _ yachts 
before, but this one 
certainly deserves the 
blue ribbon for in- 
genuity in getting 
around an incapacity 
that would drive 
most men out of the 

By the time I had 
decided that we were 
on a boat and not in 
an apartment hotel, 
the elevator stopped, 
the door opened, and 
we walked out of one 
of the smokestacks, 
mind you, onto the 
deck. We looked 
around here a bit, 
Rosey did his stuff, 
faded out of the pic- 
ture, the Colonel 
gave me another ride 
in the elevator, down 
to the promenade 
deck, or whatever 
you call the second 
deck of a yacht big 
enough to have three 
decks, and we sat 
down out forward in 
extremely comfort- 
able chairs, com- 
manding the best 
view of the Beach 
and the race course 

that is obtainable outside of an 

said I, confronting the 
Colonel with what I tried to make 
appear as an experienced attitude, 
“will you tell me the history of your 
yachting career, starting at the be- 
ginning.” (I came very near relaps- 
ing into the Huck Says style just 
then and adding, “Which he done.”) 
(Continued on page 104) 



HUCK Says 

(Goop ByEM 

Burnin ig B reakers, 
Bibulous Blusterer; 

ELL, Chap, was you the person what 
complained of the noise in Cur de 
Lyon’s room in the Flamingo along 

about two o’clock last night? They blames it 
on me, but I wasn’t the guy what done it. You 
knows that my room it was next door. The 
Curdled Lyon, he won a bag of swell golf clubs 
for coming in second in the Free-for-all at the 
Midwinter Regatta. Maybe he might of come 
in first, but the big dumbbell goes into the race 
with a party of seven guests aboard 
and then he tries to tell me that he 
thought the race, it was the next day, 
and the first thing he knows a gun it 
bangs off just as he was opposite the 
judges’ boat and he sees a lot of boats 
start, so he goes along too, and that 
night he reads in the paper as how he 
comes in second, and tonight they 
hands him a bag full of golf clubs and 
the first thing he done, it was to crack 
me in the shin with a putter, showing 
me as how it is done. 

But as I was saying before, along 
about two A. M., just as I was getting 
to bed early, he comes crashing into his 
room with a lot of other notorious 
characters. Right off I hears Wilbur 
Young start in to tell somebody that 
Ira Hand, he was a total loss any- 
ways and Ira, he horns in and says as 
how Wilbur isn’t got enough brains to 
know what a total loss is when he sees 

one. About the time they has run out of 
fuel, Harry Greening he starts up and says 
as how the periphereal speed of a surface 
propeller, it is such that when the square 
root of the slip it is divided by ten, that at 
99 knots one of the blades of the wheel it 
is sure to fly off on account of the great 
torque. I doesn’t know about that kind of 
torque, but their talk, it was getting so loud 
that pretty soon the night watchman, he 
bangs on the door and he says, stern-like, 
“Hey, does you think that this, it is the 
Senate in session? Doesn’t you know that 
they is some respectable people in this hotel 
what wants to sleep? Cut it out.” Which 
they done. 

They is a lot of things what I wanted to 
ask you about. I woulda asked you them 
face to face, but you snook off last night and 
took the train back to New York when we 

“Is you the Hand of V bottom 
fame?” “No,” says Ira, “I is 
Hand with the round bottom” 


Bouncing Boats, | 
ind Bronzed Babies f 

none of us was looking. What was the 
matter? Was you suspected of bootleg- 
sing? Or did one of these Bronzed 
\Mammas try to speak to you? Or what? 
Anyways, what I wants to know is as 
follows: When they is only eight men 
appointed on the Regatta Committee, how 
; that when you holds a meeting eighty 
fellers horns in? Why didn’t I get some 
kind of a prize? Everybody else down 
here got one, whether they was in a boat 
race or just talking all the time. Why 
does all the yachtsmen come from Detroit ? 
While you is thinking up suitable an- 
swers to these questions, I proposes to 
tell the public something about this Mid- 
winter Regatta. In the first place, they 
has a meeting of the Regatta Committec. 
Commodore Gus Schantz, he opens the 
meeting with a prayer, that they has a 
chance race. Then Commodore Kotcher, 
he makes a speech, either for or against 
it, 1 forgets which. Then ten other fellers 
from Detroit, they makes speeches, either 
for or against it, I forgets which. Then 
you puts it to a vote and everybody but 
Gus Schantz, they votes against it. Then 
you appoints a committee to clear all the 
foating bottles off’n the course. Then : 
Gus Schantz, he makes a speech in favor ; 
of having a chance race, and when you 
calls him to order, ten other fellers from 
Detroit, they gets up, singly and in pairs, 
and they speaks, for or against it, I for- 
gets which, including Gar Wood, whe 
gets up and claims that his runabouts, 
they was the only gentlemanly runabouts 
what would runabout the course. No 
vote was taken. Then you appoints the ’ 
Chief of Police to take charge of the 
Police, which he probably appreciated. 
Then Commodore Schantz, he gets up 
and proposes that they has a Chance 
Race. Then you appoints the Chief of 
the Fire Department to take charge of 
the fires, which it was a intelligent thing 
lor you to do, I thinks. Then you asks 
Ira Hand if he wants to make a speech 
and he gets up and he says as how he has / 
nothing to say, for which I thinks they : 
ought to give him the Gold Cup. 

Then Gus Shantz, he gets up and says 
as how it would be a good idea to have — 

(Continued on page 70) 




Doesn't you know that they is rags 

some respectable people in this sey 

hotel what wants to sleep. Cut 
it out 

ise A 4 

Just before leaving the landing float of the yacht club at Milwaukee 

By \ ays 



The first part of the Adventure cruise story, By Water Ways to Gotham 
began in April MoToR BoatinG and described many of the problems inci- 
dental to fitting out the boat and securing the needed equipment for its 


It is being made in an eighteen foot runabout, fitted with a two- 

cylinder Elto outboard engine as its sole power plant. The intention is to 
navigate single handed from Milwaukee to New York, via the Lakes and 
Rivers. Due to the limited space on board a small boat the big problem is 

to find space to stow the necessary baggage and provisions. 

This install- 

ment finds the boat actually starting on its voyage. 

Part II 

the man who. sails the Great Lakes is better off 

than the navigator of the major salt water seas. 
That is on the score of the availability and dependability 
of weather forecasts. Completely surrounded by settled 
regions, reports of meteorological changes in every direc- 
tion makes it possible to forecast the approach of general 
storms with comparative certainty. On ocean coasts, on 
the other hand, the great seaward area is largely a blank 
from the forecaster’s standpoint, and considerable dis- 
turbances may descend unheralded save by the some- 

_ HERE is one particular—and one only—in which 

times cryptic barometer. Radio reports from ships ply- 
ing the regular sea lanes have mitigated this difficulty 
considerably, but such weather service is hardly com- 
parable to that available in a region where the move- 
ments of storms can be charted hour by hour in what- 
ever direction they are swooping. 

Since by far the greater part of the course I had laid 
out for my voyage through the Lakes was to be along 
coasts where weather reports would only be available 
belatedly if at all, there was really no great comfort to 
be extracted from a condition of which only the regular 

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some heart from it, however, was due to the fact that 

navigator could take full advantage. That I did take _ into the oil- and coal-dust-streaked tongue of water called 
the Milwaukee River and started for the Yacht Club on 

regular Weather Bureau service was going to be avail- the outer harbor. It was like throwing a snow-baby into 

able to the several Coast Guard stations located at con- 
yenient intervals along the first, and conceivably the 
worst, leg of my voyage—the open and‘stormy west coast 
of Lake Michigan. With everything still to learn about 
Great Lakes navigational conditions, this, with reason- 
able care and luck, would give a fair chance to get 
shaken down for the work along the wilder and more 

unsettled coasts far- 
ther along. 

The fair weather 
promised for the day 
set for my departure 
from Milwaukee 
came on as forecast. 
The morning was 
mild, windless and 
cloudless, with not 
even a blur of murk- 
iness hanging as a 
threat on the north- 
eastern horizon. I 
was to learn later 
that most of the days 
that came with these 
smiling, shining 
morning faces had 
clubs behind their 
backs in the way of 
afternoon  thunder- 
squalls. But this day 
was an_ exception, 
bent on playing out 
the game with the 
cards thrown down 
on the table at the 
opening dawn-time 

A highly welcome 
recruit for the run as 
far as Green Bay 
turned up at the last 
moment in the per- 
son of Newell Tel- 
lander of the Mil- 
waukee Yacht Club. 
He had just brought 
his own yawl through 
the tail of the late 
storm from some- 
where on the north- 
ern lake, but was 
quite unable to resist 
the temptation to 
find out at first hand 
how the same waters 
would behave to a 
rowboat. For my 
part, overloaded 
though my little craft 
Promised to be, I 
was only too glad to 
have with me for the 
initiatory period one 
of the most experi- 
enced of Lake Michi- 
gan yachtsmen. I was 
especially pleased at 

Ready to push off into the lake at the beginning of 
the long voyage 

the prospect of having potential help available in the wind and sea came up. 
event of a forced landing in rough weather. Just how like that of a mill-pond, one could keep dry on a plank. 

my boat was going to be taken in through breakers and 
beached was a problem which I knew was going to take 
a deal of solving, and it was reassuring to know that my 
first tentative experiments would have the benefit of an 

extra head and hand. 

lo the accompaniment of the cheers of crowds on the 
bridges and the tooting of whistles, we launched the boat 

a pit of tar, with the consequence that what were one 
moment glossy dove-gray sides, sparkling under a coat 
of indurated spar varnish as the boat flashed through 
the sunlight on her maiden plunge, were transformed in 
an instant to the dusky, unrefulgent smeariness of the 
bows of a self-dumping coal-barge. 
swan trying to navigate the great pitch lake of Trinidad 

Lohengrin’s homing 

couldn’t have made a 
sadder mess of it. 
And that was the 
launching, the occa- 
sion so carefully and 
prayerfully prepared 
for by sailors that all 
may be _ propitious 
and of good omen! 
No wonder our 
friends at the Yacht 
Club asked if we'd 
replaced the _ tradi- 
tional bottle of cham- 
pagne with a coal- 

And the omen of 
that far from auspi- 
cious launching was 
singularly prophetic. 
A month and a half 
later running through 
Harlem River and 
Hell Gate and across 
Long Island Sound 
to Flushing — the 
voyage that had be- 
gun in a mile of oil 
and coal-dust, fin- 
ished in ten miles of 
garbage. Yet be- 
tween these unsavory 
havens of departure 
and arrival stretched 
two thousand miles 
of the cleanest, 
greenest water, and 
a hundred days of 
the liveliest and most 
exhilarating naviga- 
tion I have ever 

What with a fare- 
well luncheon party 
at the Yacht Club 
and the infinite odds 
and ends of loading, 
trimming and a final 
shake-down of outfit, 
it was close to four- 
thirty before we were 
ready to make a 
start. With the ad- 
dition of Tellander’s 
weight, the boat sat 
even lower in the 
water than I had an- 
ticipated; but that 
was not a matter to 
worry about until the 

With the surface of the lake 

There was the usual flood of parting advice and ad- 
monition, most of it superfluous. 
caide, in command of the Milwaukee Coast Guard sta- 
tion, coming from a man with one of the most notable 

That of Captain Kin- 

life-saving records in the service, could not be taken 


otherwise than seriously. . 
“Hug the coast pretty close all the way round the west 

The coast guard crew at Sheboygan take their boat out for a practice trip 

and north shores of Michigan,” he said. “After you get 
to the Straits of Mackinac you will have islands to dodge 
behind most of the way to the foot of Georgian Bay. 
But don’t take any unnecessary chances along the oper 
coasts of Lake Michigan. Don’t leave harbor if the 
weather is threatening, and if it becomes threatening 
while you are out, head for the nearest shore and make 
your landing before the seas get up. Don’t risk keeping 
out on the lake with bad weather coming up from any 
direction. A squall off the land may blow you out into 
the middle of the lake even if it doesn’t swamp you, 
while one from the lake will quickly get up such a sea 
that you can’t count on making a safe landing through 
the breakers. You'll find it a good rule not to get over 
four or five miles offshore at any time, no matter how 
much distance you can save by cutting from point to 

“But on a day of really settled weather—” I started to 
protest. I was ready enough to keep port in storms, but 
still harbored an idea that lost time could be made up 
by cutting corners when the going was good in between. 

Wrinkles etched by a hundred storms on Captain Kin- 
caide’s weather-beaten face deepened and lengthened as 
he tried to repress a smile of amused indulgence. 

“T forgot you were a stranger to these waters,” he said, 
half apologetically ; “else you’d know that there isn’t such 
a thing as settled weather on the Great Lakes, either 
in summer or winter. The fairest morning is likely to 
give you the foulest afternoon. You can’t take liberties 
with them in a ten thousand-ton freighter, let alone 
where you can beach ahead of bad weather. It’s better 
to be safe than sorry.” 

It has since occurred to me that these few simple 
admonitions of Captain Kincaide’s might be framed as 
an epitome of directions for rowboat and canoe naviga- 
tion of the Great Lakes. My respect for the wisdom 

of them. increased with experience, and especially as a 


sequel to the events following the one occasion on which 
I held them in flagrant disregard. Just as long as I kept 
them well in mind and acted accordingly, I was safe, 
or comparatively so; and the time I failed to heed them 
I was sorry, very sorry, indeed. 

With but four hours of daylight left, Port Washing- 
ton, thirty miles to the north, was the only convenient 
harbor to be made for the night. Running out through 
the anchored yachting fleet, we headed. up for the north 
entrance of Milwaukee Harbor. The water was still 
glassy smooth, with barely a lop against the sides of 4 
breakwater which, three days previously, I had seen 
almost completely obscured by the heavy surges crash- 
ing in against it from the lake. Outside was a continua- 
tion of the mirrorlike calm, with the glistening blue- 
green surface of the lake stretching unbroken to where 
water and sky merged in the slaty blur of smoke floating 
above the main steamer track. 

Running due north, we passed close to the concrete 
crib of the old Milwaukee waterworks and headed up 
the bluffy coast. Water with barely enough movement 
to sparkle in the declining afternoon sun lapped an un- 
ending ribbon of silver-bright beach, with patches of 
sward behind and knots of trees still fresh with early 
summer’s new leafiness. A flock of ducks floated lazi’, 
doubled in size by their reflections in the mirror below. 
Seaward, a sloop with drooping sail, becalmed, waited 
for a breath of evening breeze. 

There was something strangely familiar in the almost 
Nirvanic calm of that unwinding diorama of seascape 
and landscape which not even the staccato of a hard- 
hitting little motor could quite dispel, and presently | 
recalled what it was. It was the Great Lakes as I had 
first glimpsed them, the characteristic Great Lakes picture 
which had been in my mind when I planned my original 
quiet water voyage—‘“just one silver strand after another 

(Continued on page 106) 

Among the 

Glac 1ers of Allaska 

Thousand Miles of Exploration Along Waterways of Indescribable 
Beauty and Awe-Inspiring Might—Cruising in a Small Boat 
With a Mechanical Kicker 


(Photographs by the Author) 




exception of a few streams that rise in snow-clad 

mountains to dwindle away into blistering deserts, 
it is doubtful if such a thing as a salt water river really 
exists on the surface of our planet. Yet, within the 
geographical boundaries of the American Continent, and 
largely within the political jurisdiction of the United 
States, there is a stretch of waterway which to the motor- 
boatman, yachtsman, and lover of indescribably beautiful 
scenery and geographical phenomenon is nothing more 
nor less than a salt water river a thousand miles in length. 
Moreover, this extraordinary sheet of water has approxi- 
mately 350,000 miles of shore line, and in places is as 
much as 350 fathoms deep. 

That a river a thousand miles in length can have a 
shore line equivalent to the distance fourteen times 
around the earth at the equator, makes it obvious that 
this unusual salt water river has shores that are very 

R exc are not ordinarily salty, and with the 

U. S. Eagle Boat No. 57 in front of Taku Glacier, Alaska. 

irregular. Its surface is studded with innumerable 
islands—islands ranging from mere snags of rock to 
small continents; some of them larger than many of the 
independent nations of the world. There are bays and 
inlets along this stream as uncountable as the stars of 
the Milky Way. These range from tiny coves to great 
sounds large enough and deep enough to provide safe 
and roomy anchorage for assembling in a single group 
all the combined merchant ships and naval vessels of the 
seven seas. 

This tremendous salt water river with its innumerable 
bays, inlets, coves, and sounds—its almost interminable 
shore line of virgin forests, rugged snow-clad mountains, 
titanic glaciers, and sparse human population—is known, 
for lack of a better name, as The Inside Passages. A 
iractional portion of its shore and water area has been 
viewed by tens of thousands of exclamatory first-time 
tourists, most of whom have enthused over or been 

Photographed from a floating iceberg 

eaten a te 



Ikigihk going North on the deck of Eagle 57 among the glacial ice floes in Taku Inlet, Alaska 

utterly bewildered by the grandeur of the ever-changing 
panorama before them as they stood upon the decks of 
steamships plying between Seattle, Washington, and 
Skaguay, Alaska. A mere handful of motorboatmen and 
yachtsmen have learned that here is one of the most 
magnificent summer playgrounds on the face of the earth. 
In generations to come millions will learn of this mar- 
velous region, which today is known to comparatively 
few. Perhaps at some early future date some clever wit 
will devise a name more colorful than the sorrowful 
achromatic duo of almost meaningless words, Inside 
Passages, now used to designate a terrestrial wonderland 
upon which volumes might be written without even 
beginning to tell the story. 

It was in July last year that Lionel W. Wiedey and 
the writer dropped off a Southern Pacific train at Port- 
land, Oregon, to supervise the final details of certain 
alterations and shipment te Seattle of a sixteen foot boat 
with which we proposed to carry out our own personally 
and privately conducted cruise through the world’s great- 
est salt water river. Everybody who derived a frag- 
mentary inkling of our plans knew we were insane. Our 
boat was merely a sixteen-foot Evinrude skiff—the little 
round-bottom spruce boat built over an oak frame, and 
cataloged by the Evinrude Motor Company, of Milwau- 
kee, Wisconsin, for use on quiet inland lakes and rivers. 
For purposes of locomotion it had a 2 h. p. single 
cylinder Evinrude outboard motor and a pair of oars. 

when we made 
camps at high 
tide, our boat 
would be 
beached high 
and dry a mile 
or more from 
water when the 
tide receded. If 
a landing was 
made on a 
gradually slop- 
ing shore the 
boat could not 
again until the 
next high tide 

This boat was purchased out of stock at the Milwaukee 
frm’s Portland branch. The only alteration made was 
to fit it out with a centerboard and an 18-foot mast carry- 
ing 250 square feet of cat-rigged sail. This diminutive craft had 
neither air chambers nor the self-bailing feature with which 
sea-going life boats are conventionally equipped. Likewise it 
had no cabin and no provision for sleeping or preparing meals 
on board. To anyone with the slightest knowledge of boats it 
was evident that this little 300-pound cockleshell couldn’t 
weather much of a sea without being pounded under. One old 
Columbia River rat among those already convinced we were 
crazy, declared that a heavy fog condensing upon the walls of 
our centerboard well would fill our boat and founder us—there- 
fore, “How in the name of Jehosaphat we expected to cruise 
from Alaska back to the United States” was “too fur up the 
gulch” for him. 

Further conversation with these boatmen, however, elicited 
the information that not one of them had any conception of 
the route we intended to cruise. They visualized our tiny boat 
being buffeted about like a match stem upon the hissing waves 
of the open Pacific. We, on the other hand, had spent months 
studying detailed navigation charts and maps—soliciting in- 
formation from Canadian and American Government sources, 
salmon fishermen, sourdough Alaskans, and about everybody 
else from whom a shred of reliable information might be 
gained. We had laid out our course through the Inland 
Passages. We had the tide tables almost committed to memory, 
and had scheduled our course to move WITH the tides as much 
as possible, to camp each night, and eat our meals on shore— 
and never to be beyond paddling distance from dry land with 
the aid of a life preserver, if we should be so unfortunate as to 
meet with mishap. We knew every point along the thousand- 
mile route where we could buy groceries, and had arranged for 
supplies of gasoline to be awaiting us along the shores over the 
longer portions of the trip where distance and the limited carry- 
ing capacity of our craft would not permit transporting the 
required amount of fuel. 

In due time we arrived in Seattle, called at the freight house 
for our boat and equipment, and trucked the whole outfit to 
Colman Dock, where it was put aboard United States Eagle 
Boat No. 57. Squeaking against the dock, and tugging at her 
moorings on a rising tide, the naval craft was getting up steam 

(Continued on page 128) 

Ikigihk beached at the edge of East Twin Glacier. 

Deceptive as it may seem, the ice walls seen in the 
background are probably 150 feet high and distant 
a quarter of a mile from the boat and party 

Ikigihk among the floating drift ice in Twin Glacier Lake 


Photographs by Joseph N. Pearce 

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Looking forward in 
the handsome deck 
house of the new 85. 
foot houseboat Se. 
quoia, built for Rich- 
ard M. Cadwalader of 
Philadelphia by the 
Mathis Yacht Build- 
ing Company of Cam- 
den, N. J. The boat, 
together with a sim- 
ilar craft of identical 
size, built for George 
D. Rosengarten at the 
same time, has spent 
the winter in Florida 
where the families 
have lived aboard, and 
devoted the time to 
cruising and fishing 


Cruising Houseboats of Large 

Size Now Being Built with a 

New Yacht Type Stern of 
Improved Appearance 

Sequoia is equipped 
with the new type 
yacht stern devel- 
oped by the Mathis 
Company. This 
stern increases both 
the comfort and im- 
proves the appear- 
ance and lines of the 
boat. Her symmetry, 
as compared to the 
older type, is imme- 
diately apparent 


The comfortable in- 
terior of the after or 
owner’s___ stateroom. 
There are four mas- 
ter staterooms in ad- 
dition to other 
spaces. The boat is 
driven by two of the 
large six cylinder 
Speedway engines 
which give her a 
speed of thirteen 


miles or more 

Offshore Bottle Fishing 

First Hand Experiences of Clever Bootleggers Whose 

Business Is Full of Thrills, Adventure and Cunning 

it is exceedingly rough and no small boat, except- 

ing a rum runner, will venture out. Sometimes they 
don’t come back. There is a certain amount of shooting, 
especially when the Federal customs men protestingly 
capture a rum runner. But rum running today is a kind 
of fox and hounds proposition, full of thrills and adven- 
ture, and with some of the cleverest get-aways ever born 
of resourceful cunning. 

Banty Hogan, a broad little Italian, is responsible for 
these experiences. Lest there be any question about it, 
I wouldn’t know Banty again if I ever saw him, and this 
is only hearsay evidence. He said he was employed by 
a Newark real estate syndicate to haul liquor from the 
rum fleet. They paid him $5.00 a case. They also fixed 
the prohibition people that were fixable, nullified the 
efforts of the over-zealous officials and kept their men 
out of trouble. If caught one day, Banty says he would 
have been bailed out and would have run another boat 
next day. Banty might deny these yarns and prove he 

7 HERE may be hazards to bootlegging. Sometimes 

2 ahi Ban al 

A husky gang of fishermen going out in a fast sea skiff, somehow they prefer to work in thick weather 


was the biggest liar in Christendom, which he would be- 
But when he told me these experiences, Banty was fired 
with the spirit of adventure. A born smuggler—he en- 
joyed his work. 

His ancestors may have been such as he—sans the fast 
motor boat and equipment, the speed, the organization, 
and the ready market of thirsty gentlemen. 

“Tt gettin’ dark and ver’ wet—one good night for 
bring in load. But the law outside too and 20 mile boat. 
I mak 28, mebbie tirty mile no load, but hunnerd cases 
load ’em down. Bootleggers union fix it up—one boot- 
legger lame duck down sou-by-east. Take the law wit’ 
him. They figger the law follow and everybody load up 
—mak believe mebbie engine broke down—run two, t’ree, 
five cylinders and the law follow. Nearly catch up—but 
not quite. Engine run good nuf so keep ahead. Engine 
run pret’ dam good when get too close. 

“Half hour everybody loading, droppin’ cases overside. 
3otchagalooch! one bootlegger come back too soon for 
his load and the law searchlight find him again. 

“He come past me two hunnerd ninety horse, wide 
open, and searchlight shine on me. Right away I dump 
70 cases and push out. 

“The law come alongside; megaphone—What you 
trow overboard?’ ‘Notin!’ They try find cases, but all 
sunk then. ‘Come up on deck,’ he say with gun. They 
trow line and mak fast. They talk business, but we say, 
‘Got no money, bought load!’ I got tree tousand for 
more load. Strap back my leg—but no pay the law. 
They mak more talk, good friends, got family home, need 
money, but we broke. Then they say, ‘You run your 
boat, catch three bootlegger, we let you go.’ ‘No, can’t. 
Bootleggers’ union.’ So they try run our boat. We talk. 
I help prime engine, 
turn switches. No 
start. I say, ‘Meb- 

One of the fast boats built for the New York Police Department to cope with the many evil doers in the Harbor 

no evidence; can’t jail us anyhow,” he said, thoughtfully. 

“What about those smoke screens?” 

“Sure, we take those extra oil tank, but not need 
for new oil—put in dirty engine oil and connect to in- 
side exhaust pipe. When the law chase us we turn on 
valve, let old oil inside exhaust pipe, and smoke up. 
Engine room armor plate four feet past engine, both 
sides, and ports bullet proof glass what hits a shot like 
mark wid chalk.” 

“Ever get caught?” 

“Pret’ dam near got it twice. But the law gotta ketch 

you with cases. Chase one time, but got all cases in burlap 
bags, tied up together. 

Run near shore and let go both 
ends, pull every bag 
overboard. Pick 
‘em up later. 

bie got no gasolene 
turned on,’ and turn 
’em. No start. I 
got littl extra 
switch off under 
deck in moulding, 
but say nothin’ 
Just help. They try 
one hour, give up— 

tie boat on and 
tow in to barge 

“Little rough, but 
dark, and we stand 
rear deck leaning 
on rail talking. i 

’Nother time, sea~ 
sled near got us. 
They got two pro- 
pellers—half on top 
of water. We dump 
cases in circle 
around us — keep 
run circle and run 
circle like clock 
spring until can’t 
turn closer; dump 
hundred cases, one 
at time, around us, 
and they afraid 
come in and get us. 
Cases stay up and 

look other way A very fast boat of the sea skiff type which goes as a fisherman wreck propellers. 
and cut rope. We got only one 
About few min- propeller. Then 
utes they find boat and she was gone. we give ‘Ha! ha!’ and run _ out. 

“Law shine searchlight. See boat *bout quarter mile 
back and get two sailors and us, and say, ‘You bring 
boat back and tie up.’ We say to sailors, ‘You no run; 
how you tink we start? You better stand by wit trow 
us a line, mebbe we not start too.’ So they stay in their 

boat and we climb in and prime engine and—Botchaga- 

looch! she start like hell away from those place.” 
“Didn’t the big boat shoot? I asked. 

think now 

“Naw, little 

boat between us. We the law got 


“One night we chased up Newark Bay by New York 
City police boat. We got fast boat, big engines, high 
compression blow concrete out of spark plug. Got one 
fine engine man. He make spark plug go in without 
stop engine. Put plug in one cylinder, hop over put 
plug in ’nother cylinder, Fix other engine. All time 
put in new plugs. Goin’ like hot dog! Our boat loaded, 
but close 30 mile, but police boat gaining. Railroad bridge 

(Continued on page 124) 

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SE aS a elCU eS: hl 6S.hlUCUrr 

The 100 foot twin engined yacht Sylvia III is powered with a pair of Loew-Knight, eight 

cylinder, 6 by 9 inch engines. With these she can maintain a cruising speed of 1314 miles 

A Silent Mi arine E,NcINE 

The Sleeve Valve Mechanism Applied to Power Marine 
Units of Large Size Produces a Superior Engine 

T HAS been a foregone conclusion that the Knight 

type of gasoline engine would eventually find its way 

into the marine field. It remained only for a responsi- 
ble company to secure the rights to build this type of 
machine, and the announcement that the Loew Manufac- 
turing Company of Cleveland is now building a complete 
line of Knight type marine engines is not surprising. The 
most surprising feature is that this step was not taken 
years ago. Earl H. Croft, Vice-President of the Company, 
is the one mainly responsible for this new. develop- 
ment in the marine field. Actual performance tests of 
these engines have demonstrated that it is a superior 
power plant. The Loew-Knight engine is not a new 
engine. It is not untried, but severe tests have shown 

The six cylinder Loew- 
Knight engine is an absolute- 
ly quiet machine, and free 
from vibration. These ma- 
chines have demonstrated 
their qualities in service 

its ability to stand up over long periods of time. 

The yacht Sylvia III has a remarkable record for reli- 
able service with Loew-Knight engines. She is powered 
with a pair of eight cylinder 6 by 9 inch engines, which 
have given a wonderful account of themselves over four 
years of hard service. She is one of several classes of 
boats for which the Loew Manufacturing Company of 
Cleveland is now building a silent engine. This boat is 
9914 feet long with a 16-foot beam, and was built for 
Logan G. Thomson, of Hamilton, Ohio, who remarks 
that these engines have demonstrated to his entire satis- 
faction that the silent Knight is a remarkably silent, 
smooth, dependable, and satisfying marine power plant. 
Their operation insures freedom from carbon troubles. 

Sa a SS ale — a 

Th SHIP MODEL Exhibit 

HE third exhibition of auspices of the society would 
the Ship Model So- ee . Bo give the idea that all were good, 
ciety, held recently at Attractive Collection of Representativ« There is a great variety of 

the Architec- Ship Models Expected to be the Fore- nationality, period and rig of 
ship models, but space was too 

tural League Gallery, was y 
small but very select. runner of a Permanent Marine Museum restricted to show more than a 

Exhibition privileges were . yr . few of these, and many of the 
offered to the public in gen- in New York City best examples had been previ- 
eral, in addition to the mem- ously exhibited by the mem- 

bers and, from a multitude By E. ARMITAGE McCANN bers, so were not to be seen 

offered, there were accepted this year. Nevertheless, it was 
enough to show some exam- — quite representative and most 
ples of the best craftswork in the various , S attractive to those interested in ship models, 
types; a specially desired kind being those ships, or just fine craftsmanship in general. 
models made by their owners. An interesting feature were the astronomical 
This, on the whole, was a better plan than and other marine relics. 

the acceptance of all and sundry—good, bad | There were seventeenth and eighteenth cen- 
and indifferent,—because the majority of the tury British and French gun-ships of antique 

and modern make, in ivory, box- and pear- 

public are, naturally, unable to discriminate, N 
and the tact of their being exhibited under the 7 j wood; interesting builder’s construction 

Carefully constructed decorative model of a Spanish ship of about 1588, 
made by Frederick Stern from a contemporary painting by Aert van Antum 


models and half mod- 
els; Spanish galle- 
ons, Dutch ships and 
yachts; Egyptian 
and Viking ships and 
Chinese junks. Then 
among the more 
modern types were 
whalers and whale 
boats, Block Island 
boats, topsail schoon- 
ers, fishing schoon- 
ers, clippers, ice- 
yachts, steam ships, 
models in bottles and, 
of course, a Santa 

There are all too 
many caravels about, 
most of them gross- 
ly inaccurate, but the 
Santa Maria shown 
was a neat little 
model by Charles A. 
Myers, Jr. 

The English priva- 
teer made by Capt. 
H. Percy Ashley is 
an extremely beauti- 
ful example of what 
can be accomplished 
by a _ conscientious 
craftsman, who 
knows ships, so that 
he gets the atmos- 
phere in addition to 
the historical accu- 

Nn te = 

Another view of Frederick Stern’s Spanish 

ship, to show the quaint stern gallery 

Photographs by M. Rosenfeld 

Decorative model of XVII century ship, constructed by Charles M. Gay 

An interesting model of an entirely different 
type is that of the U. S. S. Dakota, made by Mr. 
Myers. It is a working model that is controllable 
from the shore by radio waves. 

The box model of the U. S. S. Monitor is his- 
torically interesting and is probably contempo- 

The bone model of a whaleboat is a fine piece of 
sailor work, as it shows the fine lines of these 
boats in the difficult medium of whalebone. It 
probably belonged to the Scottish whale ship 
Dundee of about 1860, and is exhibited by N. F. 

Charles H. Candler’s model of the French 
Galiote 4 Bombes, Expiation, of about 1774, is 
unique, in that by means of turning a handle in 
the base, it will open in the middle, to show the 
interior construction. 

The French Admiralty Model of a double-ended 
ship proposed by Admiral Willaumez, to be called 
the Amphisdrome, but never built, is interesting 
as an idea. It has bows with rudders at both 
ends, and the sails are arranged so that it could 
sail either way. It is accompanied by a portrait of 
the Admiral, the date being 1830, and is lent by 
Junius S. Morgan, Jr. 

The French Navy always were great experi- 
menters. On the Charente River there is a long 
row of obsolete experimental vessels, of weird 
and wonderful shapes, which they can never use 
but seem unwilling to break up. 

There were some of Col. H. H. Rogers’ incom- 
parable Royal dockyard models of the seventeenth 
and eighteenth centuries, from the Chuckfield 
Park Collection of Charles Sergison. 

Charles R. Patterson’s model of the fishing 
schooner Columbia is interesting as an accurate 
record of these fast craft, one supposes will not 
be with us much longer. The same may be said 

This is cataloged a topsail schooner and is replete with 
quaint anachronisms and odd features 

of the Block Island boat made by Irving R. Wiles. Block 
Island, is named for one Capt. Adrian Block, who in 1613 
built the first New Amsterdam vessel, called the Onrest. 

The collection of twelve canoes lent by Alfred C. Bossom 
were very interesting as being real native American. They 
were made by the natives of Vancouver Island, British Co- 
lumbia, Queen Charlotte Island and Alaska, and show the 
types they use for seal and whale hunting and the artistic 
way they decorate them with carvings and paint. Accom- 
panying these was a collection of canoe paddles from the 
same neighborhood, also finely decorated. 

E. W. Ottie’s Spanish Galleon and Dutch ship are con- 
scientious work, giving a fine decorative effect, as is Fred- 
erick Stern’s Spanish ship of about 1588, made from a paint- 
ing by Aert Van Antum, in the Rijks-museum, Amsterdam. 

A few oddities, ancient and modern, serve to relieve the 
intensity, such as the Amphisdrome, mentioned; the vessel 
with a very modern racing hull, topsail schooner rig and a 
complete set of brass cannon as an afterthought, or the line 
of battleship constructed entirely of paper. 

Some of the marinalia other than models are quite fasci- 
nating and range from an admiral’s hat or a sailor’s ditty- 
box to a Japanese compass. 

Whitney Warren showed some fine old astrolabes of the 
sixteenth century. They are beautiful workmanship, but I 
would not like to have to navigate with their aid only. The 
eighteenth century octant dedicated to King Louis XVI is, 
however, quite a practical instrument, though very heavy. 
Interesting also is the original drawing of a ship in drydock, 
French, seventeenth century, from which Mr. Warren had 
his inspiration for the facade of the New York Yacht Club 

Clarkson A. Collins, Jr., lent a scale model of the foremast 
of H. M. S. Victory, of 1756, showing the effect of the shor 
after the battle of Trafalgar. It is made from a piece of the 
original mast, removed after the battle. 

Not the least interesting to those technically inclined were 
the old books of navigation and ship construction. 



Captain H. Perry Ashley’s model of a 1720 English 


It is very exact yet seamanlike 


wus, ad 
Sams 9 wer 6 )rem is: oa 

Pearwood construction model of an English brigantine of late XVII century. Exhibited by Colonel H. H. Rogers 

For a background there were prints, photographs and 
paintings, ancient and modern, of ships and parts of them. 
All this is but an illustration of how interesting that 
Marine Museum, which is the aim of the Society, might 
be to those who remember sailing vessels, to those who 
do not but would like to, and to the coming generations. 
It is to show, in a small way, to the public what can 
be accomplished in the direction of a Marine Museum, 
the public exhibitions of the 

have no place in which might be collected together, cared 
for, and made accessible to the public, the models, paint- 
ings, nautical instruments, objects of interest and lit- 

‘erature connected with the sea and the history of our 


“It is the hope that the public will be sufficiently inter- 
ested in the subject to ultimately demand the institution 
of such a museum to preserve for future generations the 

evidence in tangible form of 

Society aré held. 

As they state in the cata- 
logue: “It is rather a serious 
commentary upon the civic ac- 
tivities of our city that it con- 
tains no Naval Museum. Itself 
one of the greatest ports of 
the world, with a history inex- 
tricably interwoven with events 
of the sea and dependent upon 
it for its position as the me- 
tropolis of a nation of over 
one hundred and ten million 
people, the largest city in the 

that branch of the marine of 
our country now rapidly pass- 
ing from view forever, to inter- 
est them in present methods 
and means of water transporta- 
tion and to instruct them both 
in memories of past greatness 
and in the importance of ship- 
ping in the destinies of our 
city, that the members dedicat- 
ed this, the third exhibition.” 
It is the hope that this inter- 
est will be sufficient to enable 
them to establish a permanent 
Marine Museum in the City of 

world, with museums and per- 
manent exhibitions of almost 
every nature, it is almost in- 
conceivable that it should 

Contemporary bone model of a whale boat 
probably of the Scotch ship Dundee, restored 
and rigged with equipment by B. Hark 


New York, and it is up to the 
yachtsman—power or sail—to 
help the work along. 

| Biscayne Baby Clas 

HE fourth, fifth and sixth heats were held on _ lap, but in spite of this handicap, finished 

the last day of the Regatta. As on the previous’ in sixth place for this heat. Wade Morton, 
day, the heats were each of twelve miles in length driving Miami Shores, forced Milton all the 

or eight times around the 1%-mile course. When _ way, and due to the disqualification of the 
the fourth heat was called, nine boats were lined up for latter, was awarded first place 
the gun. The drivers were fast learning how to get away for the heat. L. L. Corum ran 

The boat entered by 
Venetian Islands and 
driven by Ira Vail, 
which finished in 
sixth place for the 
entire series 

to a wonderful start and the nine N the April issue of MoToR BoatinG, we gave the preliminary story of the 
boats went over at the crack of the Miami Beach Regatta, giving in detail the story of the first three heats of the 
gun, it being impossible to deter- wonderful race between the boats of the class known as Biscayne Babies. It will 
mine which was over first. No ama- be recalled that this class consisted of eleven boats of exactly similar design and 
teur drivers, no matter how experi- construction, built by the Purdy Boat Company and powered with 100 h.p. six- 
enced in racing, have ever made as cylinder Scripps motors. 

wonderful a start as these. Before In this issue, we give further details of the race for the Biscayne Baby class 

the first turning buoy was reached, 
Tommy Milton gained a slight lead 
and continued in the lead until the 
finish line was reached. However, 
the judges reported that Tommy had 

and emphasize how wonderfully well the Scripps power plants in these boats 
stood up throughout the six severe heats. These boats were driven by professional 
automobile drivers who had no previous experience in race-boat handling. 

In this issue also we give an account of the race for the Fisher-Allison Trophy, 

cut a buoy on the second lap and which was won by Gar Wood’s Baby Gar IV, and also the first race for the new 
he was, therefore, disqualified from trophy recently presented to the American Power Boat Association by Horace E. 
first place and made to run an extra Dodge. This race was won by Baby Gar V, entered and owned by Gar Wood, Jr. 

= Ee ee sar 

Between races, the boats of 
the Biscayne Baby class were 
kept under cover out of the 
water. This view shows boat 
entered by Coral Gables and 
driven by Jerry Wonderlich 

Eleven Eighteen Footers 

With One Hundred Horse- 

power Race at Forty Miles 
Per Hour 

Photographs by M. Rosenfeld. 

A corner of the race 

course with three of 

the little fellows 
closely bunched 

Tommy Milton driving the Mi- 
ami Beach boat, which finished 
in second place 



third for two laps, but was finally passed by Ira Vail, 
who finished in third position, with Corum just astern. 
Aladdin House, of which much was expected, but which 
had not shown up very well to now, started off well in 
fourth position, with Wm. Knipper replacing Harry 
Hartz at the helm. However, this position was only held 
lor two laps, when Aladdin House dropped back to fifth, 
being replaced by Corum in his Coral Gables I. In this A view of the Miami Shores boat, with Wade 
boat, the best Jerry Wonderlich could do was sixth Morton at the helm. The Miami Shores craft 
(Continued on page 98) finished in third place 


I Would Design a Gold 
Cup Racer—ATKIN 

Fivow Harcy 

what have we accom- 

plished in the way of 
original and unusual speed in 
small boats? So far as I can 
see the newest thing in this 
branch of the boating field was 
Viper I; the first surface pro- 
peller boat to have made more 
than a ripple in the field of 

L OOKING backward, just 

marine propulsion. 
Hickman turned that trick, 
and his flat bottomed little 

Ferro powered Viper turned 
the wise ones green—and this 
all happened over 15 years 

The newer runabout hulls 
with the exception of Miss Co- 
lumbia, Baby Bootlegger and 
Rainbow IV, look very much 
like the concaved V bottomed 
boats designed by Hand, Fau- 
ber, Crouch, Crane, Hacker, 
and Hussey, all of which were 
designed and raced years and 
years ago. We seemed to 
have reached the ultimate in 
the design of hulls when 
Crouch brought out Peter 
Pan IV in 1910. The hulls of 
today are very little different 
from that of James Simpson’s 
famous Crouch flyer. There 
are minor differences only in 
the design of the hulls of yes- 

OVER morog 

Stats Foe twe 


Profile and deck arrangement of Atkins 
ideal Gold Cup racer 

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terday, and of those of today; 
the construction remains very 
much as it always has: and the 
propellers are practically the 

But there is a very big dif- 
ference in the weight and the 
power output of the motors 
now being used; and it is here 
that the secret of the high 
speeds obtained should be 
credited. In-1910 Dixie, one 
time winner of the Gold Cup, 
was powered with an eight 
cylinder motor that weighed 
over a ton! At the time her 
motor was considered the last 
word in marine engine prac- 
tice, and with all this weight 
it developed but a trifle over 
200 h.p., turning but 900 r.p.m.! 
Even at that Dixie was good 
for at least 36 miles an hour. 
Put in one of these little jewel- 
motors like the Wright Gold 
Cup modei, or the Packard of 
the same cylinder capacity, in 
place of the old lumbering 
motor that propelled Dixie to 
fame, and that same old craft 
would make the miles fly! 
Looking at the problem from 
the forty different angles pos- 
sible the same conclusion is 
reached, namely, that it is the 
wonder motors now made, 

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The hydro-foil types of rudder which would seem to have 
many decided advantages over the older type rudder 

and the attention given to the little details, that make 
high speed on the water possible; the present form of 

hull being a secondary consideration. 

There does not seem to be a new thing under the sun 

and so for the items men- 
tioned below I am not 
claiming originality, as I 
have no desire to blossom 
forth as an inventor. In- 
ventors are always being 
imposed upon by capital, 
and the iron heel of the 
almighty dollar is forever 
going into the other man’s 
pocket; no, I am no in- 
ventor,-and the other man 
can have the dollars. 

It seems to me that 
some one should start the 
ball rolling away from the 
present trend of runabout 
design, if for no other rea- 
son than for the fun of the 
thing, which my old friend 
sill Nutting says is the 
best reason in the world. 
And so I am contributing 
the thoughts shown here- 
with and in the sketches so 
that everyone may see 
them and those who will 
may profit thereby. 

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Beginning with Fig. 1 I show the kind of runabout I 
should build for competition in the Gold Cup Races 
scheduled for the last of August on Manhasset Bay. She 
would be 27 feet 9 inches in length over all; 25 feet 10 
inches on the water line; and have a beam of 5 feet 7 
inches. The freeboard at the bow would be somewhat 
less than amidships at which point it would be 2 feet. 
The hull would be of the double end type with all parts 
above the bottom stream lined after the practice of aero- 
nautical engineering. Rather than the usual concaved 
bottom sections which seem-to have become current 
practice without exhaustive experimentation for com- 
parison with other forms I should design the boat with 
absolutely straight buttock lines running parallel to the 
keel and the sections would have the form shown in Fig. 



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The water stream action at the rudder with both the 
hydro-foil and straight rudder blades 

2, A, because this form has 
greater lifting power than 

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rudders we are using are 
nearly obsolete when at- 

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PLANE CF PROP. MORG NEARLY a t- lent for sailing craft. In 
. Fig. 3 are shown a pair of 

a art: ) rudders of hydro-foil sec- 

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j_———— — . on a shaft after the old- 

pm: i ees : time manner, rather they 
Oo aes, are designed to lift and de- 

trail, as the 
helmsman wills. It will be 
seen that the hydro-foil 
sections are not constant, 

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Outboard profile of the speedy little hydroplane Cannonball designed by William Atkin 

| A Double Ended Hydroplane 

A Complete Set of Plans and Instructions for Building One 
of the Most Popular of the Present Day Type of Speedsters 

Designed Exclusively for MoToR BoatinG 


HYDROPLANE! And sharp both ends, too. 
A While there is nothing new about the thing, for 

it must be remembered there is nothing new 
under the sun anyway, the sharp stern is out of the ordi- 
nary. It has many advantages for boats of all types, and 
for speedy craft in particular. Some one has figured 
that by building a boat of this 
size with a sharp stern that the 


2 feet 1 inch under the propeller. The freeboard at the 
bow is‘2 feet, and at the stern 1 foot 6 inches, the sheer 
being a perfectly straight line. The sections are all 
straight lines. There is absolutely no use in building 
boats of this type with complicated hollowed sections 
either above or below the water line. Nothing is gained 
by the latter practice, and by it 
the construction is very much 
complicated and weakened. 

weight of the heavy, square 
stern was saved, a matter of 
50 to 60 pounds; that at least 
another 50 pounds were saved 
by the elimination of the bot- 

tom construction, and the 
deck; 100 pounds, at least. 
Then there is a saving in 
wetted surface, better turning 
ability, and far better ability to 
keep going at full speed in 
water that would be too rough 
for the square-sterned type to 
go at all. Another advantage 
of the sharp stern is that a 
great reduction is made in the 
wind resistance. This is a 
matter that, until the last year, 
has entirely escaped the de- 
signers of fast boats of all 
types. Any kind of boat that 
is designed to buzz along at a 

very comfortably. 

small and 


Next Month—A Flat Bottom 

An unusual little craft has been de- 
signed by William Atkin to appear in 
next month’s MoToR BoatinG. This 
is to be a novel cruiser of 21 feet 
length and 6 feet 11 inches beam. It 
is of the flat bottom type, which makes 
it simple and inexpensive to build, and 
not being in the high speed class will 
require only a small engine to drive it 
Boats of this type 
are not an untried 
number of them have been built before, 
each of which turned out to be supe- 
rior to the one before it. 
tions of this little boat are very good, 
and there is also sufficient room in the 
cabin to make it useful. 
it will be quite the equal of any other 
shallow draft craft of its 

The construction shown on 
the plans is of the sim- 
plest kind, having 13 frames 
spaced 1 foot 6% inches for 
athwartship strength; with 
clamps, stringers, keel, and 
planking for longitudinal 
strength. The planking is laid 
double, :inside running diag- 
onal at angle of 45 degrees to 
the keel, and outside normal to 
the keel; with nothing between 
but a coat of Jeffery’s liquid 
marine glue. Only a few days 
ago my friend George W. 
Smith, Jr., who had charge of 
the Naval Aircraft Factory, 
Philadelphia, during the war, 
told me that the flying boat 
hulls built after the manner of 
Cannonball were the ones that 

experiment. A 

The propor- 

As a sea boat 

speed of 20 miles or more 
should be to some _ extent 
streamlined, for the boat so 
modeled will be faster than her square-sterned sister, or 
her sister that carries a lot of projections above the deck. 
Another thing to consider in connection with the sharp 
stern is the fact that it has greater strength than the 
broad transom, is less prone to leak, and that it is much 
easier to build as well, requires less lumber, fastenings, 
and paint. Then from the standpoint of appearance it is 
far better than the chopped off stern. With the weights 
of the motor, gasoline and crew placed somewhat for- 
ward of where these would be in a wide-sterned boat, 
the trim and balance, while the boat is under way, will 
be quite all right. 
It will’ be noticed from the plans that Cannonball is 
20 feet 11 inches in over-all length, 19 feet 5 inches on 
the water line, 5 feet 414 inches in breadth, and draws 

lasted longest, ar4 were light- 
er, than the ce:aplicated bent 
frame type, having a thousand 
little members fastened with a million, so to speak, screws 
and rivets. I was rather glad to hear this as I have also 
found by experience that the same is true. 

If there is a difficult question to solve it is the 
one concerning the best motor to use in a_ boat 
of this kind. As I see the thing, and if I could 
afford it, I should use a Wright Gold Cup motor, 260 
h.p. on a weight of less than 400 pounds, providing the 
reverse gear is dispensed with. Cannonball would then 
come within the 625 cubic inch cylinder displacement 
class limits of the Mississippi River Power Boat Asso- 
ciation rules and would be fast for that class. My esti- 
mate of her speed with a motor of this size and weight 
is 58 miles an hour, and that is moving. However, as 
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Wright motor within my means, I should go to the other 
extreme and install a three or four-cylinder Pierce- 
Boutin two-cycle motor, direct connected to the shaft, 
or at most with a one-way clutch. The three-cylinder 
of this size would propel Cannonball at a speed of 35 
miles an hour, and the four at a speed of 40 miles. In 
this matter I am assuming that the two-cyclers are to 
be of the high-speed type. There are a lot of motors in 
between these that will give good results, among them 
being the four-cylinder Hali-Scott, the F-6 Scripps, the 
Fay & Bowen L. N. 42 special; the Robert’s model A; 
N. J. M. model 8, etc. The motor should not weigh 
much over 575 pounds and the more turns it makes the 
more the speed of the boat will be. 

There seems little use in my advising the proper size 
and form of propeller for Cannonball now. Those who 
contemplate building the boat may write, giving name 
and model of the motor which they have in mind for the 
job. With that iniformation I can prescribe the size 
propeller which seems best for the boat. ae 

3y all means lay the lines down on your building 
floor to full size, for in building a boat of this kind it 
is absolutely necessary to follow the dimensions to 
within a very small limit; the slightest hump or hollow 
in the bottom of any hydroplane is fatal to its perform- 
ance; the edges of the chines must be fair and exactly 
like the lines, otherwise the results will be disappointing. 
Do not change the design, nor the details of construc- 
tion. Materials, however, may be substituted, for as in 
some parts of the country it is impossible to secure those 
shown on the plans. In making substitution, though, 
bear in mind that it is imperative to keep down weight 
and so use as light woods as it is possible to buy. Their 
long life is not so important, because boats of this kind 
will not stay together for more than four or five years, 
and even poplar will last longer than this in and out of 
the water. ; 

The keel should be made first; this is in two lengths, 
as shown, these being separated by the step. The keel 
will be made of 1% by 6 inch oak or yellow pine and 
will be rabbeted % inch deep and 1% inches wide, thus 
forming a secure and wide landing for the inner edge 
of the larboard planking. The after end of the keel will 
be an absolutely straight line, while the fore member 
will be straight from the step to a point a few inches 
forward of station 3. From this point it sweeps up to 
form a fair line with the foot of the stem, as shown in 
the drawings of the lines. The sweep can be bent in 
the fore part of the keel when it is set up on the build- 
ing stocks. 

The stem will be made of a hackmatack knee 233 
inches thick and dressed down, as shown. At the deck 
it will be moulded 3 inches, and at the foot about 31% 
inches being tapered between to form a fair line. If a 
hackmatack knee cannot be secured, the stem can be 
built up with yellow pine, spruce or fir, making it of 
three pieces so as to eliminate cross grain. The rabbet 
must be cut to the thickness of both layers of planking, 
or 7-16 inch. The stem will be fastened to the keel with 
two %-inch galvanized flat head iron bolts having the 
heads let into the keel flush with the bottom; nuts inside 
Over washers. 

The stern post will be made of a piece of 2% by 3%- 
inch oak and fastened to the keel by the 1%4-inch thick 


hackmatack knee shown, using %-inch bolts for fasten- 
ings. The two bolts into the stern can be removed later 
and made to hold the strut to the stern. The post will 
be rabbeted for the reception of the side planks, this 
rabbet being exactly the same for the length of the post. 
The after face of the stern will be finished 134 inches 

The thirteen frames will be made after the manner 
shown at section of frame 6. Sides and bottom mem- 
bers will be made of white oak % by 2 inches and 
doubled up on the bottoms with the %-inch thick floor 
timbers. These timbers will be fastened to the after 
side of each frame with %-inch galvanized iron bolts. 
At the corner of the chine the frames will simply butt 
together, being held secure by the floor timbers. I 
should not cut the notches for the clamps, chine piece 
or seam battens until the frame is entirely set up. 

The rudder should be made and fitted before the 
planking is applied; this will be made of steel with a 
post made of 11/16 inch diameter shafting with the 
lower end slotted to take a steel blade % inch thick. 
The blade will be 9 inches long by 10 inches deep, and 
having the lower forward corner rounded off as shown. 
The blade will be riveted to the post. A wedge-shaped 
block will be fitted under a regular light pattern stuffing 
box and fastened with bolts. There must be a thrust 
block above the top of the stuffing box to prevent the 
rudder from twisting and splitting the keel. This will 
be fastened in later and joined to the motor stringers 
with metal angles as shown. Notice that the rudder 
post rakes aft. 

The step log will be made of a solid piece and cut to 
fit the shape of the bottom of the boat and also having 
the deep rabbet cut in forming the step. This log will 
be made of white oak, for it must be strong, because 
this is structurally the weakest part of the boat. The 
keel ends, and the ends of the chine pieces will be bolted 
to the step log and also set in marine glue. Here if 
any place the craft will leak, and therefore the fitting 
and fastening cannot be too well done. 

I should use one of the Hubbard Ericcson’s adjustable 
bronze shaft logs and stuffing boxes for this part of the 
work, for this is easy to fit, and if the bronze base is 
bolted to the keel with a canvas gasket laid in glue the 
thing will remain water-tight for the lifetime of the boat. 
Another thing, the adjustable stuffing box will simplify 
aligning the motor and the shaft, a difficult thing to 
accomplish at best. The shaft need not be over 1 inch 
in diameter at most, even with the 260 h.p. motor men- 
tioned above installed; %-inch diameetr will be ample 
for any motor developing under 50 h.p. 

A boat of this kind can be built either bottom side 
up or bottom side down; there are advantages both 
ways. But however the thing is done, one must be care- 
ful that the frames are set square with the center line; 
plumb with it, and that they are exactly spaced and cen- 
tered. If these matters are not taken care of the boat 
will be unfair and unlike the plans; therefore unsat- 

The chine pieecs will be made of 2 by 2%-inch yellow 
pine with rabbeted corner to take the planking. These 
will be let into the corners of the frames and fastened 
with %-inch diameter galvanized iron bolts. The fore 

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ANY of their friends in the boating industry will be interested and pleased to learn that 
Wilbur H. Young and Louis J. Hall are again associated. 
Mr. Young has always been well known as a yachtsman and in the boating industry. 
He was the first representative of the Van Bierck Motor Company and did much to build up 
the reputation of Van Blerck Engines. He was President of the Gasoline Engine Equipment 
Company and established an enviable reputation during the war. He was also Vice-President of 
the College Point Boat Corporation and built twenty 110-foot submarine chasers for the Govern- 
ment. In 1919 he became associated with Mr. Hall as Vice-President of the Columbian Bronze 
Corporation and did much to build up their sales until November, 1921, when a physical break- 
down made it necessary for him to give up business entirely. He has recently. been active as a 
manufacturer’s agent, handling boats and engines, and has also been very active as the first 
commodore of the Regatta Circuit Riders Club. 

Mr. Hall first became prominent in the boating industry in 1908, as President and General 
Manager of the Columbian Bronze Corporation, manufacturers of the well known Columbian 
Propellers. Mr. Hall became President of that Corporation when the entire working force 
consisted of one man and a boy, and in 1920 the plant covered 38,000 square feet of floor space, 
and the volume of business amounted to nearly a million dollars per year. He withdrew from 
that company in 1922. 

The new company is known as Young and Hall, Incorporated, with offices at 522 Fifth 
Avenue, New York City. 

Through an arrangement with Leon L. Tripp, who has been well known for many years as 
President of the Albany Boat Corporation, the new company will act as Sales Department for 

(Continued on page 82) 


Louis J. Hall 


Their Care, Construction and Equipment 
A Monthly Prize Contest Conducted by Motor Boatmen 
Questions Submitted for the July Prize Contest 

1, Explain and illustrate how, using only the equipment found in 
the average home shop, to cut the rabbets for stem and keel in the 
most efficient method. 

(Submitted by R. J. S., Council Blu#s, Ta.) 

2. Describe an inboard use for the outboard dink motor on a 
cruiser, such as pumping or charging battery; installation to require 
as few changes and adjustments as possible. 

(Submitted by H. H. P., Los Gatos, Calif.) 

Solving the Carbon Problem 

Some Simple Devices Which Will Reduce Trouble from This Source and An Analysis of the 
Reasons Back of Its Formation 

Answers to the Following Question Published in the March Issue 

“Describe and illustrate any unusual precautions or kinks you have devised to minimize the formation of carbon deposits in your 
marine motor during the 1925 season.” 

Minimizing Carbon Deposits 

(The Prize-Winning Answer) 

112 formation of carbon on the piston head and 
in the combustion chamber of an internal combus- 
tion engine cannot be prevented by any means yet 

devised. Carbonization is the result of incomplete com- 

bustion of the fuel and the residue left from the burning 
of the lubricating oils. In automobile engines, dust 
drawn in through the carbureter also contributes to its 

formation. The rapidity of the formation depends upon 
the efficiency of the piston rings in preventing oil from 
working up past the piston, and the ability of the car- 

bureter to supply a mixture that will burn clean at all 
speeds. The carbureter must be of proper size and design 
for the particular engine upon which it is used and nicely 

adjusted to supply a mixture that will just prevent back- 

others are introduced directly into the combustion cham- 
ber while the engine is hot. Those in the former class 
will generally give best results in retarding the deposits. 
In using those in the latter, only such cylinders as are 
on the beginning of the firing stroke, at which time the 
piston is at dead top center and both valves closed, 
should be treated at one time. After the specified time 
the engine should be run at full speed to blow out the 
loosened carbon. Pitting and improperly seating valves 
due to particles of carbon becoming lodged under the 
valves and the dilution of the crank case oil, are the 
drawbacks to this method. If you find a good prepara- 
tion to be mixed with the fuel that will reduce carbon 
deposits without other effects on the engine, worse than 
carbon, use it regularly. 

Denatured alcohol has been found very effective in 
removing carbon and its use can be recommended. After 

firing at any speed. 

too rich a mixture will cause rapid carbonization. 

taken for granted that a good 
grade of lubricating oil and a 
well compounded fuel is being 

Idling and improper car- 
bureter adjustments are re- 
sponsible for half the carbon 
troubles. Adjust the carbu- 
reter for best results with the 
engine hot. Many marine 
engines are operated far too 
cold for efficient results and 
the richer mixture required 
for the low operating tem- 
perature accelerates carbon 
deposits. The most efficient 
temperature is about 180 de- 
grees Fahrenheit, or just be- 
low the boiling point of 
water. Have the carbureter 
properly adjusted and don’t 
idle the engine more than is 
necessary, as the first step 
towards carbon deposit re- 

There are several carbon 
Temovers or retardents on 
the market and they range 
from good, bad and indiffer- 
ent. Some of these com- 
Pounds are mixed with the 
fuel in given proportions and 

A carbureter too large or supplying 

It is 

Rules for the Prize Contest 
NSWERS to the above questions for the July issue, ad- 
dressed to the editor of MoToR BoatinG, 119 West 40th 
St., New York, must be (a) in our hands on or before May 
25, (b) about 500 words long (c) written on one side of the 
paper only (d) accompanied by the senders’ names and 

The names will be withheld and initials used. 

QUESTIONS for the next contest must reach us on or 
before May 10. The editor reserves the right to make such 
changes and corrections in the accepted answers as he may 
deem necessary. 

The prizes are: For each of the best answers to the ques- 
tion above, any article or articles sold by an advertiser 
advertising in the current issue of MoToR BoatinG of which 
the advertised price does not exceed $25, or a credit of $25 
on any article which sells for more than that amount. There 
are two prizes—one for each question —but a contestant 
need send in an answer to only one if he does not care to 
answer both. 

For answers we print that do not win a prize we pay 
space rates. 

For each of the questions selected for use in the following 
month’s contest, any article or articles sold by an advertiser 
advertising in this issue of MoToR BoatinG of which the 
advertised price does not exceed $5, or a credit of $5 on any 
article which sells for more than that amount. 

All details connected with the ordering of the prizes 

lected by the s must be handled by us. The winners 
should be particular to specify from which advertisers they 
desire to have their prizes ordered. 


three seasons’ operation with much idling, a two-cycle 
engine that had been treated regularly with an ounce 

of denatured alcohol every 
two or three weeks was found 
to contain but very little car- 
bon and the top rings were 
not stuck. After the alcohol, 
the crank case was drained 
and a little oil introduced 
through the priming cups be- 
fore starting. The same treat- 
ment would hardly be practi- 
cal for a four-cycle engine 
unless the crank case was 
drained each time. 

The most successful meth- 
od of reducing and retarding 
carbon deposits is to intro- 
duce water vapor with the 
mixture. Water in its nat- 
ural state will loosen the car- 
bon, but the excess of water 
will dilute the crank case oil 
and do more harm otherwise 
than the carbon will. By 
vaporizing the water and in- 
troducing it as steam, carbon 
deposits will be reduced and 
prevented to a noticeable ex- 
tent and the operation of the 
engine will be improved. You 
may also expect a slight sav- 
ing in fuel. On a hot, foggy 
night the engine will run 

There is a little oxygen which combines with the red 

hot carbon particles, forming water gas with the hydro- 

gen present. The water gas burns, supporting combus- 
tion, and the products of the explosion, carbon monox- 
ide and carbon dioxide, pass off through the exhaust. 

Chemically, gasoline is several carbon and hydrogen 
compounds mechanically mixed. Air is almost one-fifth 
oxygen (QO) and four-fifths nitrogen (N). The nitrogen 
is inert and passes off uncombined. Water (H,O) is 
hydrogen (H) and oxygen (QO) in proportions of one 
part hydrogen (H) to two of oxygen (O) and requires 
intense heat with the presence of other elements for its 
elements to combine with in order that it may be broken 
up into its elements. Water gas is made by passing 
steam through an incandescent mass of burning coal, 
where it is broken up by the intense heat into its ele- 
ments. The hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) combine 
with the car- 
bon (C) of 
the coal form- 
ing water gas 
(2H + CO) 
and carbon 
monoxide (C 
O). Any ex- 
cess of hydro- 
gen (H) pass- 
es off uncom- 
bined. This is 
what happens 
when water 
vapor is ad- 
mitted to the 
red hot car- 
bon in the en- 

A satisfactory water 
vapor generator can 
be made from odds 
and ends of equipment 
and will be just as effi- 
cient as anything you 
can buy. Best results 
will be obtained by in- 

M4, ng 

serting a piece of quar- =Ti = 
ter-inch annealed tub- > FN 

ing in the exhaust pipe = 2 
close to the engine Sy WN = 
where the exhaust is tS 

hottest. If as much HOT AIR CONVECTION 

as a foot of tubing can 
be used straight it will 
not be necessary to 
make a coil. Where it 
is necessary to use a coil to get the benefit of the hot 
exhaust gases before they strike the cooled portion oi 
the exhaust pipe, make a flat coil and set it horizontally. 
A large oil cup or a tank with a needle valve to regulate 
the supply answers very nicely as a water reservoir. 
Arrange to feed the water at a point farthest from the 
engine. The pressure of the steam and the suction of the 
engine will assure the vapor being drawn into the com- 
bustion chamber. Where the tubing passes through the 
exhaust pipe, use tubing connections without cutting the 
tubing. This device supplies practically superheated 

An arrangement of annealed tubing around the hottest 
part of the exhaust pipe, covered with sheet brass and 
then asbestos pipe covering, will be very nearly as effec- 
tive. The simple expedient of a hot air intake device, 

drawing hot air from around the exhaust pipe with the 
casing tapped or otherwise arranged to support a large 

smoother and quieter due to the moisture in the air. 
The moisture is drawn in through the carbureter, and 
being finely divided is broken up into its elements by 
the heat of combustion. The hydrogen and oxygen unite 
with the fuel mixture, causing more perfect combustion 
and preventing to a great extent the formation of carbon. 



Some suggestions by W. B. M. intended to 
reduce annoyance from carbon deposits 


oil cup from which water is allowed to slowly drip onto 
the het pipe will give pretty good results. 

Still another device that will do much to keep down 
carbon deposits is composed of an airtight container of 
about three quarts capacity. At the center of the top 
is soldered a three-eighth-inch tubing connection. At a 
distance equal to about half the radius solder a Diece 
of quarter-inch brass pipe each side of the center con- 
nection. Drill the lower end of the pipe full of eighth. 
inch holes and cap. Hook up the center connection to 4 
similar fitting on the intake manifold. To put the device 
in operation, pour water through the air pipe until the 
tank is two-thirds full, or until, with the engine running, 
bubbling grows less. Air must bubble up through the 
water and the proper level is best determined by experi- 
ment. A pet cock at the high and low levels will assure 
their relocation and indicate when the tank is low. The 
principle of the device is: as air passes through the 
water in the tank it is humidified, producing practically 
the conditions of foggy weather. ‘ 

Opinions differ as to where the water vapor is best 
admitted to the intake, however, there seems to be 
but little difference in the results whether the vapor 
is admitted 
through the 
carbureter air 
intake or di- 
rectly into the 
intake mani- 
fold. With 
any outfit of 
this nature, 
use only fresh 
water and not 
too much of 
it. A few min- 
utes before 
stopping the 
engine shut 
off the water 
and do not re- 
store it until 
the engine has 
thoroughly warmed 
up. The proper 
amount of water to 
use is best determined 
by experiment, the 
same as the carbureter 
is adjusted. Actual 
experience and _ tests 
on a large, heavy duty 
four-cycle engine have 
confirmed these re- 
sults, and a_ definite 
improvement in the 
running, and a notice- 
able saving in fuel 
have resulted when 
running with water— 

W. B. M., Newburgh. 
An Analysis of the Carbon Problem 

f is a peculiar thing, but ask various boat owners of 
I operators what has been their experience with cal- 

bon and how they have overcome any difficulties 
arising from that source, and the conflicting replies you 
will receive certainly are surprising. For instance, one 
owner who has had had continuous trouble with carbon 
deposits blamed it all on poor fuel, and claimed that his 
motor has always been maintained in first class mechani- 
cal condition, while another, whose motor is hardly tw 
jumps ahead of the scrap heap, never was troubled with 
carbon formation, and so on, including the man whe 
installed and used every device or compound known t 
aid in preventing carbon, but whose motor was the most 
chronic trouble-maker of all. Upon finding conflicting 
conditions like these, it is natural for one to wondet 

(Continued on page 142) 



Coanvasing and H inishing the Deck 

Useful Information and Suggestions for Keeping Canvas 

Deck Coverings in Good Condition and Preventing Cracks 

Answers to the Following Question Published in the March Issue 
“Explain your method of canvasing decks and finishing the canvas so that it will remain watertight and not crack.” 

Canvas in One Piece Is Best 

(The Prize-Winning Answer) 

HEN a canvas deck is to be laid, get canvas of 

good quality, weighing not less than eight ounces 

for a piece 29 by 36 inches. Canvas is manu- 
factured in various weights, and in widths from 29, 36, 
40, up to 120 inches. 

It is a good plan to get it all in one piece if possible. 
However, it may be made up in strips sewed together 
and applied in one piece. On large boats where this 
method is impractical, it is laid in strips with each seam 
tacked, same as on the upper decks of ferry-boats and 
steamers. If the canvas is to be tacked down, be sure 
the ceiling boards are thick enough to keep the tacks 
from showing underneath. 

It is a good plan to get a treated water-proof canvas. 
Treated canvas, having less suction than the untreated 
canvas, will be easy to paint, and will also require less 

To apply the canvas to a new deck, first set all nail 
heads, then plane the ‘surface smooth free from projec- 
tions or depressions. If the deck is used for walking, 
projections and de- 
pressions will cause 
the canvas to wear 
rapidly at these 

points. Then paint 
the entire surface 
one coat of white 

lead and oil paint. 
When dry, fill all nail 
heads with stiff, pure 
linseed oil putty. 
Give the entire sur- 
face a second coat of 
paint, consisting of 
good mixture of 
white lead and lin- 

seed oil. Lay the 
canvas over the wet 
surface, stretch it 

snugly, and tack the 
edges with copper 
tacks 34 inch on cen- 
ters. When nailing 
into a narrow strip, 
Stagger the tacks to 

prevent splitting 
the strip. Paint 
the canvas _ with 

thin lead and oil 
paint and then apply two coats of good deck paint. 

All deck fittings, such as wash-boards, companionway 
slides, skylight and hatch combings, stovepipe irons, 
ventilators, deck chain pipes, cleats, awning, stanchion 
flanges, etc., should be set on top of the canvas in a bed 
of thick white lead, and should be screwed or bolted in 
place so as to permit easy removal for replacing the 
canvas at some future time. 

\t a stationary member, such as a samson post, trunk 
cabin side, etc., the canvas should he cut and tacked to 
the deck, snug against the upright surface. The joint 
should be covered with a strip of wood with a tapered 
seam against the upright surface. Set the strip in white 
lead and secure it with screws. The seam should be 
lishtly caulked with cotton, painted and filled with seam 
compound.—A. G. W., College Point, N. Y. 


Paint Under Canvas Is Good 

OST all small boats—by this, we mean boats 

under fifty feet in length—have a certain amount 

of deck. Even if it be an open boat, in most 
cases there is some part of it given to deck space. 

A canvas-covered deck usually makes the best job for 
the amateur. Not only is it simpler, but its cost is much 
less, and lasts longer without giving it attention than 
the polished mahogany stripped deck with white seams. 

We shall begin by planing and smoothing the wood 
deck, which in this case is usually made of tongue and 
groove white pine. This is very necessary, as any slight 
irregularity on the surface of the wood deck will appear 
through the canvas covering if not smoothed down, and 
will tend to wear away only on the high spots. 

Assuming that this has been done, we will now apply 
a coat of thick white lead paint. This will help to stop 
the deck planks from warping and also help to bind the 
canvas to the deck, providing the canvas is applied while 
the paint is still wet. 

Ten-ounce canvas should now be laid and stretched 

AH parts set on the 
convasr shall be set 
in white lead. 

— Dera! of @ Sam plor post 
or offer through rice bers} \ 

e+ naif hoad Cpge 
putty frith. \ 


A. G. W. illustrates several useful details in fastening canvas on decks 

the long way on the deck, beginning at the center line 
and running parallel to it, as shown in the sketch. _ 

The center length of canvas must lap at least one inch 
over the adjoining lengths on each side, and each adjoin- 
ing piece must lap one inch over the next, and so on. 
This, of course, must be done before tacking down. 

Use one-half or three-quarter-inch copper tacks, de- 
pending on the thickness of the wood decking, and space 
them one-half inch apart. The canvas is to be pulled and 
stretched over the deck while being tacked down. : 

All openings in canvas, such as for hatches, skylights, 
vents, etc., must be cut at least two inches shorter than 
their actual measurements. One inch less all around. 
This allows enough canvas to be afterwards clamped 
down to the deck, coaming, and sides of hatches 
by means of quarter round wood strips. Trim all 

surplus amounts of canvas with a sharp knife or scissors. 

After all seams and elges of canvas around openings 
are tacked down, the outside edges of the deck may then 
be completed. This should be done last. 

To paint the canvas deck covering, apply one priming 
coat, consisting of linseed oil and turpentine (half and 
half) with very little white lead. Allow two weeks for 
drying before applying any more paint.- All work must 
be sheltered from the weather. 

A very handsome job can be had by applying hard- 
wood filler on the canvas after the priming coat has 
dried. Wood filler may be smeared on the canvas with 
a wide scraper or else thinned a trifle and applied with 
a brush so as to fill in all the pores. This is to be rubbed 

entirely. When covered, the surface will be quite | 
but that will be smoothed out in a later operation 

Choose your canvas in widths of about 30 inches, a 
good weight is 10 oz. double twisted duck. Cut 1! 


is in 
lengths about a foot longer than the deck widths to be 
covered. Spread the canvas out in the sun and you will 
find that you will be able to stretch it tighter and more 

Tack one end of the canvas to a piece of 2 by 3, abou 
three feet long. Begin at the after end of the deck 
and lay the first strip evenly athwartships. Tack the free 
end of the canvas over the side, so that the tacks will 
be covered later by the half-round moulding. \Vhen 

secure, have some one put the canvas on the stretch by 

down with number one sand paper. By using this pulling it over the opposite side; when tight, tack the 
method, a end and cut 
smooth canoe ————=— off the sur- 
finish may be ——_ at COPPER TACKS SPACED 4" APART plus. Now 
obtained. a a a Be «ON EDGE OF I" LAP SEAMS tack the after 
If the deck ear een eee edge with No, 
is to be fin- \ ete 8 wire tacks, 
dat d-dilitd-—ii SS OOOoOd0ood0 spaced inch 

ing else but OF T'LAP SEAMS Lay the sec- 
eosors ground © eee ee. ond strip of 
in japan must canvas in the 
be used, of |COMPANION- same manner 
which at least | WAY as the first, 

two coats 
should be ap- 
plied; other- 
wise cracking 
will be a mat- 

its after edge 
on the _for- 
ward edge ol 
the strip, pre- 


ter of a very )TACKED viously laid. 
short time. As ee ee DRIP Tack the after 
this cracking Dee. COS edge of the 
is not a very {LAP SEAM ps CR second _ strip, 
serious miat- WALF ROUND = Coheed /PLANKING sothatthe 
ter, inasmuch points of the 
as it only ap- EXAGGERATED SECTION tacks enter 
pears on the SHOWING METHOD | A. J. R. shows details the canvas 
ainted of waterproof construc- af ¥ 
painte sur- OF LAYING CANVAS | ° about one 
nage : | tion at edges paths Saal 
face, and does quarter inch 
not usually from the sel- 
reach through to the canvas, it will be well to follow vage, and spaced, fs _ before, one inch apart. 

the directions as they are given. Each coat of japan 
should be given at least four days to dry. 

At least three coats of exterior marine varnish or as 
many more as desired may be applied on top of the japan 
color, it being rubbed down each time, six days after a 
new coat is applied, except at the last. 

If the deck is to be a finished paint job, the application 
of wood filler will not be needed. Instead, apply one 
coat of white lead paint over the prime coat, thinned with 

linseed oil and turpentine (half and half). 
should then be applied, one week being given in between 
coats for drying. Before applying each coat of the 
one sandpaper.—A. J. R., North Bergen, N. J. 
/ we u J 
The Marine Glue Method 
to prepare carefully the surface to be canvased. 
The method here described has been in use on a 
canvas has not leaked or cracked. 

If the job is a new one, it is best to lay the deck in 
The narrow material does not curl up along the edges 
exposed to the heat of the sun. 
deck planed to a smooth, even surface. 

_Over the bare wood spread a generous coating of 

Two or three coats of deck paint of the desired color 
finished color, the deck should be rubbed with number 
HE most important factor in canvasing a deck is 
30-foot flush deck cruiser for thirteen years, and the 
narrow planks, not over 2 inches wide, of T. & G. pine. 
All nails should be well countersunk and the entire 
Jeffery’s marine glue No. 7. For this purpose use a 

whisk broom, whose straws have been cut off about half 

Heat the glue and keep it hot throughout the 
Spread the glue so as to cover the woodwork 


When all is down, get two old-fashioned flatirons and 
have them hot. Go over the entire deck with the irons 
until the marine glue has sweated through and all the 
lumps under the canvas have disappeared. 

The canvas is now ready for a priming coat. Make this 
of white lead and boiled linseed oil, with just enough 
turpentine to cut the lead. Use the priming coat pretty 
thin, and work it into the canvas when brushing. 

The following day the painted surface will show a 
fuzzy or hairy appearance, due to the fine threads stick- 
ing up all over the canvas. Rub this all smooth with 
No. 0 sandpaper, dust clean, and cover with the second 
coat of paint, three-fourths white lead, one-fourth zinc, 
mixed in boiled linseed oil, to which add a little turpen- 
tine. Allow the second coat two or three days to dry 
thoroughly. Sand the surface lightly with No. 0 sand- 
paper, and apply the third coat of paint, mixed like the 
second; this should be as near the finished color as 

Between the third and fourth or final coat, sand very 
lightly with No. 00 sandpaper, and apply the finish coat 
mixed in the same proportions, with the addition of a 
little drier. If you give this deck a good sanding each 
spring and apply a good coating of lead and zinc paint, 
it will last for years—F. W. E., Oakland, California. 

A and simple to repair, but—and there are always 

buts when there are virtues—the work of con- 

struction must be accomplished in a proper man- 

ner if the job is to retain the features outlined above. 
(Continued on page 154) 

Applying a Canvas Deck 
CANVAS-COVERED deck at one time the 
cheapest, easiest to construct, most watertight 


The a: 

to Florida 

High Speed Engine Refinements 
Increase the Power and Efficiency 
of This Popular Machine 

Loading a Consolidated playboat on board the 
steamer Henry R. Mallory for quick delivery 

he 1925 Improved 
HALL-SCOTT-SIX | pec oe esa ll 

P LAY Boats 
Sold by Wire 

Rapid Deliveries Possible 

at Distant Points Because 

of Standardized Construction 

N increasing tendency among prominent yachtsmen in 
A Florida to join in the sport at the famous resorts, prompt 

many to long for a boat. Boat builders are often called 
on to make deliveries of stock craft to Florida with such haste 
as to permit the owner to secure the utmost benefit from his 
southern trip. An incident proving not merely the confidence 
felt in Consolidated boats, but also the keen interest being 
taken by sportsmen in boating, is illustrated in the adjoining 

This particular playboat, one of a large number placed by 
the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation with well-known 
sportsmen this year, was sent on her way to Key West as the 
result of an exchange of telegrams between the Consolidated 
plant and Jesse L. Livermore. The boat was placed on board 
the steamer Henry R. Mallory within twenty-four hours after 
the receipt of Mr. Livermore's telegraphed order, every effort 
being made to rush the boat out so as to give the purchaser 
as much use as possible during the balance of the present 
southern season. 

improved LM-6 Hall-Scott 200 
h. p. marine engine, showing the 
manifolding and the grouping of 

ONTINUAL improvement is be- 
ing made in engines by build- 
ers. The newest six-cylindet 

Hall-Scott marine engine of 200 h.p. 
has also been improved in many ways, 
so that the latest model can be said to 
be even better than the earlier types of 
previous years. The intake manifolds 
have a new design, jacketed with hot 
water. New carbureters specially de- 
signed by Colonel Hall and Harry Mil- 
ler are fitted, which permit wonderful 
control over the engine speed. Ona 
bore and stroke of 5 to 7 inches, these 
machines develop 200 h.p. at 1,700 
r.p.m., while the weight has been held 
down to 1,500 pounds. The camshaft 
and rocker arms are completely en- 
closed, and a pump of greater capacity 
is now supplied. The proportions of the 
crankshaft have also been increased, 
which eliminate entirely any tendency 
towards vibration. 

‘The Starboard Watch 

Some Comments on the Winter’s Racing Activities and Other Pertinent 
Matter - for the Improvement of the Sport of Motor Boating 


LOT of us who are mixed up in motor boat racing 
may be inclined to think that it is all there is 
Racing is a splendid crucible for 

the development of hulls, engines, ideas, accessories, and 
inventions and its importance cannot be overestimated, 

to the game. 

but the real backbone of motor boating is the thousands 
of family cruisers moored in units of from one to a 
hundred in the various harbors, bays, lakes and rivers 
throughout the United States and Canada. Racing is 
fun, and is essential to the general development, but 
cruising represents the real meaning of motor boating 
and the real meat of the motor boat industry. Racing 
alone would not support the industry, and therefore 
could not be indulged in if the rest of boating were 
* * * 
Regarding the interest aroused in the general public 
by motor boat racing, it was 

would convince anybody that the amateur pilot could 
learn a lot from the fellows who make racing their liveli- 
hood. Can you imagine a motor boat regatta without 
a single protest? And yet, that is exactly what was 
staged at Miami Beach. Such a revolutionary turn of 
events should receive the most ardent study of motor 
boating solons in other parts of the country. The pro- 
test has become the bane of motor boat racing. In fact, 
this has been true since the very earliest days of the 
sport. All hail the entrance of automobile racing drivers 
into motor boating contests. An interesting fact con- 
nected with the racing of the Biscayne Babies is that the 
only opportunity these drivers had to become acquainted 
with their boats was the day before the races, when each 
one was given five gallons of gas and told to go out and 
become acquainted with his boat, and when that five 

gallons were gone they had to quit. 
” * * 

curious to hear the reaction of 
some of those watching the 
races at one of the recent race 

One gentleman who had 
gone to the water front to 

watch the races, asked me é : 
afterward: “What was it all them are deficient in the arrangement de- 
about? I saw one boat much tails, and location of their galleys. 

faster than all the rest run 
around the course four or five 
times, and then some other 
boats seemed to be running 
around, too, but some of them 
stopped and after a_ while 
started again, but we could not 
determine just what was going 
on, and no one who was in the 
large crowd where I was 
seemed to know any more 
than I did, and when there 
seemed to be nothing more 
doing, we all went home 

scheme of things! 

On Galley Arrangements 

F I dared make a criticism of the new 
boats for 1925, I should say that most of 

be a good idea for some of the boat design- 
ers and manufacturers to ask their wives’ 
advice on where to place the galley on a 
cruiser, what to equip it with, and how to 
arrange its various features. 
would be particularly valuable if the wife 
had been on a few cruises and knew the 
merits and deficiencies of the cook’s facilities 
on the average boat. 
fine (?) time the naval architect or boat 
builder would have convincing wifie that a 
bay window would not fit in the general 

Why wouldn’t it be a good 
idea for the motor boat in- 
dustry or far-sighted individ- 
uals to present some trophies 
for such accomplishments as 
the longest cruise of the year, 
the most notable motor boat 
achievement outside of racing, 
and other constructive things 
which spell progress for indus- 
try and sport alike? How 
about a committee to hold a 
contest every year to deter- 
mine the finest boat of the year 
from the standpoint of lines 
and general appearance? I, 
for one, would not want to 
serve on that committee, mem- 
bership in which. could be 
termed a hazardous vocation. 

' What I am getting at is that 
real achievements in the most 
important phases of motor 

It might 

Such advice 

And think! What a 

somewhat bewildered.” 

All this, in spite of the fact that the races had been 
announced in the newspapers, giving the list of entries, 
drivers, ratings, etc., and programs were printed and 

It seems from the above that it is very essential that 
a lot of publicity be given to the races ahead of time, so 
that everybody will be informed, the same as they have 
been in Detroit. 

* * * 

Imagine how motor boating would grow almost over 
night if the people in other parts of the country realized 
its value and advantages the way the commercial popu- 
lation of Florida does! That’s a thought on which a 
whole article could be written without telling the entire 
tale at that. 

oe os 

I’ll take back all I said in a previous issue of this pub- 
lication about automobile racing drivers as pilots of 
racing motor boats. You don’t remember it, of course, 
but I said I had vague doubts that the automobile fellows 
would make good motor boat racers, basing my deduc- 
tions on previous efforts of a few of the automobile 
racing clan. The clever seamanship and, above all, the 
splendid sportsmanship of the automobile drivers who 
piloted Carl Fisher’s Biscayne Babies at Miami Beach, 

boating go totally unrewarded 
and unnoticed by the very people to whom it means the 
most—the manufacturers of boats and engines, as a 
whole, rather than those particularly interested in each 
exploit. The handsome trophy donated by Commodore 
William E. Scripps of Detroit and raced for each year on 
the Great Lakes accomplishes a great deal in this direc- 
tion, but there should be more of them held in other 

* * * 

This winter’s racing in Florida has shown a tremen- 
dous increase in the activities on the West Coast. At 
Tampa the meet was held Jate in February; early in 
March the Sarasota Races were held and St. Petersburg 
ran off a spirited series on March 28. In all of these 
races boats from the Davis Island Yacht Club of Tampa, 
the St. Petersburg Power Boat Association, Sarasota 
Yacht Club and the Safety Harbor Yacht Club partici- 
pated. A one-design, 26-foot runabout class, locally 
built, was entered in all these races and furnished thrills 
for the crowds which the events attracted. The enthusi- 
asm developed amongst the yachtsmen and the general 
public in those localities augurs well for a spirited season 
next year. Great credit is due Commodore C. F. Irsch 
of the Davis Island Yacht Club, Commodore W. G. Selby 

(Continued on page 68) 







Foreign Engineers Design and - 

Build an Engine of High 

Power With Air Starting and 
Direct Reversing 

gines is the recent completion of some twelve- 

cylinder marine engines of 450 h.p. a piece. These 
machines, originally designed to propel the dirigible air- 
ship ZR3 across the Atlantic, have been adapted to 
marine work, and the experience gained in constructing Gare 
them, has permitted the engineers to incorporate many 
novel and unusual features in these machines. Designed 
to run at about 1,400 revolutions, they weigh only 2,250 
pounds, while they still develop a full 450 h.p. The fact 
that these engines are directly reversible permits of con- 

A N unusual development in high-powered gas en- 

Flywheel end 
of the Maybach 
direct air start- 
ing and revers- 
ing engine of 
450 h. p. 

One of the first 
boats to be 
fitted with 
Maybach en- 
gines. The 57- 
foot cruiser 
owned by 
James New- 
comb, has two 
—s 70 h.p. engines 

siderable reduction in the weight, 
because of the absence of a re- 
verse gear. They are fitted with 
a high-pressure air-compressor, 
and are started by air and can be 
reversed from full speed ahead to 
full speed astern in a matter of 
only a relatively few seconds. 
They burn the regular grades ot 
gasoline, and the con- 
sumption will run about 
twenty-two gallons per 

Another machine of 
smaller size, built in the 
same plant, is the 70 h.p. six-cyl- 
inder unit. This is arranged to 
drive a propeller shaft at a greatly 
reduced rate by means of an en- 
closed reduction gear. 

The smaller 70 h. 
P. engine of six 
cylinders fitted 
with a built-in 
reduction gear 

‘ard and Shop 

Notes of Interest to Both Owner and Manufacturer 

Elgin Unit 

NE of the most inter- 
esting fittings which 
has been brought out 

for motor boat control, is 
the unit control board, being 
made by the Elgin National 
Watch Company of Chi- 
cago. This instrument board 
contains in one attractive 
panel all of the various in- 
struments necessary to give 
a complete record of the en- 
gine’s performance at all 
times. There is an amme- 
ter, reading from zero to 
twenty, charge and _ dis- 
charge, an oil pressure 
gauge, a temperature re- 
cording device, and an air- 
pressure gauge. In addition 
to this there is a tachometer 
so graduated as to accom- 
modate any desired engine 
speed. The whole unit is 
indirectly lighted so that all 
instruments may be plainly 

seen at night without any 
additional lamps. Another 
unique point is a_ small 

opening at the back of the 
board, which lights the foot- 
board, so that the starting 
motor button can be readily 
located. Practically all of 
the yacht builders specializ- 
ing in high-class work are 
using this unit arrangement 
on their better jobs. 

The old style instrument 
board with all the fittings 
stuck on has long = since 
been abandoned by the up- 
to-date builder. 

Helvetia V, one of the new 34-foot Banfield twin 
Iselin, a famous yachtsman of New Rochelle. 
and a pair of 70 h. p. four 

To the Skipper: Port Elco. 
New York or thereabouts. 
Greetings Kind Sir; 

Behold, a humble follower of the wet briney, has an all con- 
suming passion (caused by envy and jealousy of the able to 
pay you now gang) to find out how he can get, acquire, obtain, 
and own, that cre sweet lil ole 26 fect of sassyness you adver- 
tise in this mths. copy of MoToR BoatinG.: Fair Sir: she’s a 
wow, darb, beaut oooh you know wat I mean, she’s the cat's 
wrist watch. But (awful word) this humble solicitor of dope 
works for less than Sinquanta pesos per wotsis & cant walk 
up & plunk down 1950 large round tron pieces of eight. In 
fac’ except I commit arsou, mayhem, piracy on the high, lox 
¢ intermediate seas, I never could plunk ’em with a resound- 
ing klink’ nossir! So I am led to inquire about your dollar 
down & get it when I’ve got it plan. I’m determined that 
sooncr or later that Elco 26 on her counter becomes only an 
alias, nom-de-plune, etc., & she becomes my better three “4s 
under the name of Sea going Susan, & she writes that same 
on Kid Neptunes green writing paper. Relieve the suspense 
on you who must be obeyed and pass on to me the score sheet, 
showing how many goals I’ve gotta be knocked for before 1 
can take her forth (of fifth s'no matter) & hunt a coconut & 
roll among it. I’m consumed with an all enduring envy of 
these lucky birds, who have 1950 thingamys & dont need to 
try the dollar down & dollar when you ketch me plan. If you 
have a plan whereby I can own her personally by 1925 lead 
us to it, we will yet on the Sea going Susan. 

Gives to her me regards, the sassy lil devil & tell her I'll 
propose soonts I can. 

Yours for the sport till Mr. Gabriel calls mess on his bugle. 

A Milwaukee Evinrude dealer displays a boat and 

outboard engine, mounted on a delivery truck, which 

was used to run the outfit around the city where it 
attracted much attention 


New Starter for 
the Universal 

HE new type electric 
starter adopted by the 
Universal Motor Com- 

pany for its Universal Flex- 
ifour 15 h.p. motor is the 
Bosch auto type 6-volt, 2- 
unit starting and lighting 
system. It consists of the 
6-volt starting motor with 
Bendix drive, generator, dis- 

tributor and coil; starting 
switch, ammeter, ignition 
switch, etc. The manufac- 
turer claims that the new 

type of starter is a decided 
improvement over the old 
type single unit 12-volt sys- 

tem formerly used. The 
former 12-volt single unit 
system could be used 

only on model C-2 and C-3, 
while the new 6-vo!t two- 
unit system may be mount- 
ed on all of the manuiac- 
turer’s models. The new 
starting and lighting system 

can also be furnished at a 
lower price than the old 

A Standard Motor 
Boat Equipment 

YEVERAL of the most 
S important manufactur- 
ers of motor boats have 
placed large orders recently 
with the Pyrene Manufac- 
turing Company for Pyrene 
hand fire extinguishers. 

(Continued on page 66) 

screw high speed cruisers, which was built for Columbus O’D. 
The boat was completed under the supervision of Tams & King, 
-cylinder Kermath engines were installed. 

May, 1925 MOOR. BOATING 47 

U9 West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 

For all types of water-craft— Valspar 

Old Town Conces axe Velsporred, of W HETHER it’s a canoe or a yacht, the appearance of a 
ee Se oe boat plays an important part in your satisfaction and enjoy- 
ment on the water. You naturally want your boat to look well, 
and to keep looking well — which means you should use the best 
varnish you can buy. 

(Photo by courtesy of Old Town 
Canoe Company.) 

Perhaps the experience of the Old Town Canoe Company, 
manufacturers of the famous Canoe that bears their name, will be 
of interest in this connection. They write: 

“After testing a great many varnishes we have finally decided 
that we can get nothing better than Valspar. 

“Varnish, to meet our requirements, must have the utmost 
durability and brilliancy and must be 100% waterproof. Valspar 
Varnish meets all these tests and there is furthermore the 
positive assurance that it “won’t turn white.” 

Valspar is the ideal varnish for every form of water-craft. From 
speed boats like Miss America I, II and III to giants like the 
Leviathan, from championship sailing canoes like the Maris to 
every one of the International Six Meter Boats, Valspar was the 
unanimous choice. 

What more need be said! 

The Varnish That Won't Turn White 

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etttet new ror COX & STEVENS 

25 BROADWAY, CUNARD BUILDING (Morris Street Entrance), NEW YORK 

On this page are shown a few representative yachts selected from our large lists. 
us with your requirements. Full information regarding costs to build, purchase or charter yachts of all types gladly 

MSPR. BoaTING May, 19235 
U9 West 40™~ Street. New York. M. 

Should none appeal kindly acquaint 

larger and smaller available craft. Cox & 
way, New York. 

No. 341—For Sale or Charter—Large, seagoing steam yacht. 
Palatial accommodation. Unusual opportunity. Several similar 

Stevens, 25 Broad- 

No. 2632—Sacrifice—(Might Charter)—Fast 
twin screw cruising motor yacht. AA hoe 
about 23 miles. ery heavily constructed. 
deck; 3 double staterooms, 2 bath and toile 
deck space; deck shelter aft of amidships. 
embodying ‘seaworthiness, speed, attractive ap 

seagoing 127 ft. 
Fall 1919. Speed 
Dining saloon on 
t rooms. Splendid 
An unusual craft, 
pearance and com- 

fort. Cox & Stevens 25 "Broadway, New York. 

No. 885—FOR SALE OR CHARTER—Fast, steel, twin screw, 
cruising power yacht, approximately 120 ft. in length. Speed up 
to 16-17 miles; Winton Motors. Unusually large accommodation, 
including deck dining saloon, three staterooms, bath and two 
toilets. Handsomely finished and furnished. COX & STEVENS, 
25 Broadway, New York. 

No. 3489—-FOR SALE—Particularly attractive 90 ft. twin 
screw cruisin,g motor yacht. Built 1917. Speed 13-14 miles; 
Winton Motors. Deck dining saloon, three staterooms, bath 
and two toilets. Handsome finished and furnished. COX & 
STEVENS, 25 Broadway, New York. 

screw, motor houseboat; 100 x 18 x 3.6 ft. 

Winton Motors. Splendid accommodation incl 
and lounge room on deck; six stateroom 
eonle and three bathrooms below forward. 

No. 4460—For Sale—Modern fast, 65 ft. 
pana aed cruiser. Speed up to 18 miles; 

two 6 on 150 H.P. Speedway motors. 
Dining saloon in dotiiouses two staterooms, 
two “e rooms, Price attractive. 
Cox & Stevens, 25 NF . New York,. 


———- a a we ese 


No. 300—FOR SALE OR CHARTER—Commodious twin 

No. 26440—FOR SALE OR CHARTER—Modern twin-screw 

Speed 10-11 miles; 80-ft. Mathis motor houseboat. Speed up to 12 miles; two 6- 

udes dining saloon 

cylinder Standard motors. Deck dining saloon; below’ forward 

s (including five two double and two single staterooms, lobby containing transom, 
1 conveniences. two baths and toilet room. Excellent condition. Price and 

further particulars from Cox & Stevens, 25 Broadway, New 


No. 2330—For Sale—Aitractive 50 ft. No. 4393—For ae speed 50 ft. 
bridge deck cruiser in excellent condition. twin-screw cruiser. Speed up to 30 miles; 
Two cabins, large afterdeck. Equipped two 6 cyl. 200 H.P. Sterling motors. Hull 
with 50 H.P. heavy duty motor. Speed double planked mahogany. Stateroom, 
11 miles. In commission. Cox & Stevens, saloon, toilet room, etc. Price reasonable. 
25 Broadway, New York. Cox & Stevens, 25 Broadway, New York. 


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US West 40° Street. New York. MY. 




“emess ” = HENRY J. GIELOW, Inc. “eens” 


Plans and specifications for mew yachts of any size or type should be prepared now 
pellet ss Sage peo age Have plans of new yachts, all types, on file now. 

have a most complete and up-to-date list ef steam and ‘or yachts of all sizes, sail, auxiliary, and houseboats, on file in our office, kept constantly up-to-date 
by thereugh and comprehensive canvass of the entire yachting aed ‘vem time to time. We are ina position te submit full i information on any type of beat upon request. 

- No. 7958—For Sale—Modern Diesel motor yacht, built 1923. 

No. 7034—For Sale—High- Slee, 90-foot twin screw motor 98x15x5’6”, 170 H.P. Bessemer Atlas engine, speed 12-14. One 

yacht (never in war service) uilt our design, always well continuous teak deck house has living room and dining saloon. 

owned and now perfect condition throughout. Two 6 cyl. Winton Has two double, one single stateroom, bath, sleeps 8-12. All 

motors, all Winton auxiliary machinery and all furnishings re- fine condition and complete. Henry J. Gielow, Inc., 25 W. 
newed 1922. Twenty-foot deck house contains dining saloon. 43d St 

Has 2 double, one single stateroom. Speed 13-16 miles. Able 
sea boat. Henry J. Gielow, Inc., 25 W. 43d St. 


pee & J. GTRELOW 


No. 9312—For Summer Charter—Located Quebec. Handsome, 

No. 7008—For Sale—Fast 118-foot, twin-screw steel motor yacht Be 
with two six cyt. Winton motors, gives speed 14-16 miles. Deck able, seagoing twin-screw motor yacht. 106x16x6’6". Ideal craft 
galley and dining saloon. Three double staterooms, two baths. for extended cruising. Two 6 cyl. Winton motors, speed 12 
Fandumely furnished and most complete. Thoroughly renovated nat DRE nine eta cc paste” Completes 
throughout 1920. Henry J. Gielow, Inc., 25 W. 43d St. furnished. Henry J. Gielow, Inc., 25 W. 43d St. 

No. 8524—For Sale—Roomiest 35-foot shoal draught C. B. 
Ne, BeaEor Sele Handsome tat, able, twin-esrew motor audi Sayls Lnge cab, © 2 headroom: 18 BE sesting 
motors, Kelvinator ice machine and complete every detail. Social = > miles, ~_ = Elec, ~y eeuters ee eee 
hall and dining saloon on deck. Two double, three single state- en rk Giel - om 35 wy 43d oo . e 
rooms, two baths. Speed 15-17 knots. = returned from winter wae gs Se, Se S 
cruise West Indies. Finest condition, fully equipped. Henry J. — a 
Gielow, Inc., 25 W. 43d St. 



No. 9692—For Sale—Very attractive trunk cabin cruiser, extra 

No. 8074—For Sale—Charter. Now in Florida. One of most fine construction and finish. 70 H.P. motor gives d 11-13 
desirable houseboats available. 77’x17’6”x3’, twin 6 cyl. Standard miles. Steers and controls inside cabin. Sleeps 4 and has roomy 
motors, all first-class. Handsomely finished a furnished. cockpit, with top and curtains. Mahogany trim inside and out, 
Two double, one single stateroom and saloon, two baths, large even to decks and cabin floors. Very complete in Scrtage. 
deck house. Has excellent crew. Economical to run. Hot water Opportunity, as owner’s health prevents using boat. Fine 

heated, completely found. Henry J. Gielow, Inc., 25 West 43d St. condition. Henry J. Gielow, Inc., 25 W. 

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NS West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 




Tel. Murray Hill 6656 —AND— 250 Park Ave., 



No. 7973. For sale. This attractive twin screw Motor Yacht, one of the smartest and roomiest boats of her size. In per- 
fect condition, two double staterooms, bathroom and large dining saloon. Inspectable in New York. 

No. 1965. For sale or charter—this attractive twin screw No. 1912 
houseboat, 100 x 22 x 3’ draft. Speed 10 miles, accommodations seen vice 
include 5 staterooms, 3 baths, dining saloon and large deck saloon 
and crew’s quarters, attractively furnished and in first class 

For sale or charter—this commodious 77’ houseboat 
speed 10 miles Has 4 staterooms, 7? baths, dining saloon and 
deck sitting room. Completely equipped and in splendid shape 

No. 8750. For sale or charter—this 83 foot motor yacht. Twin No. 7541. For sale at a bargain. This attractive 30’ 6” express 
screw motors give speed of 12 knots. Has two double state- cruiser. Built in 1923. Powered with Stearns motor. This 
rooms, main saloon and large deck dining saloon. Equipment boat formerly held at $5,000, now available at $3,500, rock bottom 
and furnishing very complete. price. 

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i9 West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 






130—-FOR SALE—Large 

HADDOCK, Naval Architect and Yacht Broker, 50 East | 


Accommodations cx two double statercoor 


No. 3017—FOR SALE—Diesel Motor Yacht, 77’ x 14 x 6’ draft— 
cruising radius 1600 miles at 10 knots. Two double staterooms 
and saloon. Deckhouse. Can be operated at one-half the cost 
of gas driven vessel same size. All motor controls on the bridge 
For further particulars apply to R. M. HADDOCK, 50 East 
42nd Street, New York City 

No. 3086-—-FOR SALE—Fast twin screw flush deck motor yacht, 

27’ x 18’ x 6’ draft. Standard motors speed up to 23 M. P. H 
[wo double and one single stateroom Two baths, et« Price 

attractive. For further particulars apply to R. M. HADDOCK, 
Naval Architect and Yacht Broker, 50 East 42nd Street, New 
York City. 

No. 313--FOR SALE. Que of the most attractive bridge deck 
motor yachts now available Two Sterling motors speed up to 
SM. P. Accommodations consist of double stateroom, 

large saloon fitted with Pullman berths, toilet and bath Elec 
trical equipment more complete than any yacht of her size 
Exceptional amount of deck space Suggest quick action if 
mterested. Boat can be seen at New York City For further 
particulars apply R. M. HADDOCK, 50 East 42nd Street, New 
York City 

No. 4251—FOR SALE—Bridge deck cruiser, 4” x % 6” x ¥ 3” 
Speedway motor speed up to 12 M 
i For further particulars apply R. M. 
Architect and Yacht Broker, : 
Street, New York City. 


No. 4141—FOR SALE-—Bridge deck cruiser designed and built 
by Herreshoff 1915. Sleeps 6 persons, 32 x 8 6” x 3’ draft 
Speed up to 10 M. P. H. For further particulars apply R. M 
HADDOCK, Naval Architect and Yacht Broker, 50 East 42nd 
Street, New York City. 

MoTOR BoatTinG, 

writing to advertisers please 

National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West jth Street, New York 

US West 40~ Street. New York. 

MSPR_ BoaTING May, 192 


THOMAS S. HANSON sroxerace 

Formerly General Manager of The Elco Works, of Bayonne, N. J. 
I have a carefully selected list of all sizes and types of Boats and 

Yachts. I will endeavor to submit to you the boats best adapted to 
your needs, which will give you the pleasure you have a right to expect. 

No. 1—For Sale—Most attractive FLUSH DECK GASOLINE ‘ 
CRUISER. Length 91 ft. Beam 16 ft. Draft 5 ft. Twin Screws 2—For Sale—-ELCO TWIN SCREW DECK HOUSE 

Two 6 cylinder Winton engines. Speed 14 miles. Deli htful CRUISER. One of these splendid boats of the Latest Model. 

accommodations: Two double and a single Master’s State- cana 3° . ns ge three Staterooms. Also have 

rooms; Bathroom. Dining Saloon on deck. Description of boats, condition 

and price, on request. 


These boats are noted for their success in embracing comfortable No, 4—For Sale—52-FOOT MATHIS CRUISING HOUSE. 
seaworthiness, with the best cruising arrangements, in a one-man BOATS. This excellent Model, which represents all that is best 
boat. Description of the boats available, their condition and in a Power Houseboat, of medium size. 

prices, on request. 


No. 5—For Sale—TWIN SCREW GREAT LAKES CRUISER. Lath § 52 ft. Beam 11 ft. 150 H.P. Speedway engine. Very 

Length 54 ft. Beam 11 ft. Two 6 cylinder Sterling engines. desirable boat where seaworthiness and unusual speed are desired, 

Speed 25 miles. Good cruising accommodations. Excellent con- in combination with good cruising accommodations. Speed 
dition. Price most favorable. 16 miles. 


No. 7—For Sale—ELCO CRUISETTES, 33-FOOT and 34-FOOT No. 8—For ‘ Sale-CRUISER with Protected BRIDGE DECK. 
MODELS. Selected number of these famous Cruisers which Length 45 ft. Beam 11 ft. Draft 2 ft. 10in. 65 H.P. Van Blerck 
have proved so successful. Description of the boats, their con- Engine. Cruising Speed 11 miles. Comfortable boat, good design 
dition and prices, on request. and arrangements, in an attractive condition. 


THOMAS S. HANSON broxerace 

| 19 WEST 44th STREET Telephone Murray Hill 8676 NEW YORK CITY 

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May, 1925 MORR. BoaTING 53 

UO West 4" Street. New York. 1.T. 


: 0596 i 
Vanderbilt }25 350 Madison Ave. (at 45th St.) NEW YORK “Rigging” 

FOR SALE OR CHARTER—No. 725.—One of the finest of the popular Consolidated “North and South” cruisers. Ideal 
for year round cruising and exceptionally well ventilated for Summer weather. The dimensions are 78’ o.a. x 13’ beam and 
3’ 3” draft. Two Speedway motors give a speed of 20 m.p.h. Mechanical equipment includes complete independent lighting 
and pumping system, also automatic refrigerating plant. Most luxurious owners’ quarters finished entirely in nelled 
mahogany, ,includes comfortable accommodations for six, three staterooms, two shower baths, large wardrobes and lockers. 
Location, New York. Price, plan and particulars from RIGG’S YACHT AGENCY, 350 Madison Avenue, New York City. 

FOR SALE—No. 1260—Modern type fast cruiser with two 

sapeante ae a =e! betes dame. Dipenslens - s FOR SALE—No. 69—Raised deck power cruiser. Good sea 
1 4" x ’ draft. uilt by the ochester Boat orks in . . , , 

1920. Sterling Motor 125 HP with electric starter. Accommoda- — a cng rg Dimensions ny x10 x ¥ & draft. 
tions include stateroom with two upper and two lower berths, wentieth Century Motor. Large full-width double stateroom, 
also large saloon. Two toilets and separate quarters for a man. saloon with two berths, also for man in engine room. Very 
Independent Homelite electric lighting system, also numerous cheap for quick sale. Apply RIGG’S YACHT AGENCY, 350 
modern appliances including electric toaster, electric irons, elec- Madison Avenue, New York City ° 

tric pumps, vacuum cleaner, etc. Most complete equipment in- 
cluding three anchors, also two mooring anchors, linen, silver, 
bedding, blankets, cooking utensils, crockery, etc. Undoubtedly 
the most complete cruiser available. Location, New York. Price 
and further particulars from RIGG’S YACHT AGENCY, 350 
Madison Avenue, New York City. 

FOR SALE—No. 1222—A very heavily constructed, beautifully N . 
finished cruiser of latest and most popular type. Dimensions FOR SALE—No. 718—42’ bridge deck cruiser. Two double 
46’ long x 11’ beam and 3’ 6” draft. Only one year old. Ideal staterooms, enclosed bridge, electric lighting, separate galley. 
layout with two separate double staterooms, two toilets and Bargain price for quick sale. Apply RIGG’S YACHT AGENCY, 

real bathroom, all beautifully finished in mahogany and white. 
Motor is a 35/70 HP Peerless with self starter. Boat is screened 
throughout and fully furnished. The_best boat of her size_we 
have had to offer in many moons. Location, New York. Full 
particulars from RIGG’S YACHT AGENCY, 350 Madison Ave- 
nue, New York City. 

350 Madison Avenue, New York City. 

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U9 West 40 Street. New York. N.T. 

May, 1° 



1233 Real Estate Trust Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Phone: Walnut 4830 


7” x 1 x 3 6” Steam Yacht. 80 LH.P. Triple Exp. Engine 

. ® , oe ° . . . 
“x 18’ x 6’ 8” Steam Yacht. 175 LH.P. Sullivan Engine. 

28’ x 14’ 6” Steam Yacht. 500 L.H.P. Triple Exp. Engine. 
20 2 x 10’ “HW” Steam Yacht. 300 LH.P. Triple Exp. Engine 
25’ x 12. 9” Steam Yacht. 600 LH.P. Triple Exp. Engine. 
19° 10” x 7’ 6” Steam Yacht. 600 LH.P. Triple Exp. Engine 
ei 7’ 6” Steam Yacht. 600 LH.P. Seabury Engine. 

x 7’ ” Steam Yacht. 600 1.H.P. Sullivan Engine. 

"x 12 9 x 3’ 6” Wood Hull. (2) 150 H.P. Van Blerck 



138’ x 15” 4” x 11’ % Steel Hull. (2) 265 H.P. Speedways. 
120 x 14 4” x 5’ Steel Hull. (2) 200 H.P. Wintons. 

110° x 18’ x 6’ 6” Wood Hull. (2) 180 H.P, Craig-Deisels. 
x 14° x 4 Steel Hull. (2) 40 H.P. Standards 

x 18’ 2” x 3’ 10” Wood Hull. (2) 100 H.P. Speedways. 
x 14 x 3’ 7” Wood Hull. (2) 200 H.P. Van Blercks. 
x 14 x 3’ 6” Wood Hull. (2) 75 H.P. Standards. 

x 12 6” x 3’ 6” Wood Hull. (2) 50 H.P. Sterlings 

12 6” x 3’ 6” Wood Hull. (2) 150 H.P. Wintons 
’ x 13’ x 3’ Wood Hull. (2) 40 H.P. Lambs. 
ag 4" Wood Hull. 100 H.P. Sterling. 
7” Wood Hull. 80 H.P. Winton. 
4’ 6” Wood Hull. 50 H.P. Sterling. 
"x 14 x 3 10” Weod Hull. (2) 100 H.P. Sterlings 


50 H.P. Standard. 


(2) 20 H.P. Standards 
(2) 80 H.P. Wintons 

’ 3” Houseboat. (2) 9) H.P. Standards. 
<« 2” 6” Houseboat. (2) 75 H.P. 20th Centurys. 
x 4 Cruising Houseboat. (2) 60 H.P. Standards 

(2) 165 H.P. Sterlings 

’ x 3’ Houseboat. 50 H.P. Standard 

28 H.P. Campbell. 
50 H.P. 20th Century 

70 H.P. Fay & Bowen 

“Ky 4K 


45 H.P. Fay & Bowen 


’ Bridge Deck. 65 H.P. 20th Century 
‘x 4 Bridge Deck. 90 H.P. M. & T 

(2) 35 H.P. Standards. 

’ Bridge Deck. 37 H.P. Standard 

(2) 15 H.P. Storks. 
40 H.P. Doman. 

’ Bridge Deck. 150 H.P. Speedway. 
x ” Bridge Deck. 40 H.P. Lathrop. 

50 H.P. 20th Century 

Bridge Deck. 85 H.P. Van Blerck 

24 H.P. Standard. 

Deck. 24 H.P. Palmer 

built Bridge Deck Cruiser. Van 

34 Elco Cruisette. Built 1923. J. V. B. Motor. 


56’ x 11’ x 4 Elco Cruiser. 45 H.P. Sterling. 
SY 10” x 10’ 4” x 3’ 3” Elco Cruiser. 150 H.P. Sterling. 


"x 211” Trunk Cabin. 125 H.P. Hall Scott Marine 

59” 6” ‘x 2 ® Trunk Cabin. 50 H.P. Harris. 
50” x 13’ x 3’ 6” Trunk Cabin. 37 H.P. Standard. 
4” x ¥ 6” x ¥ Trunk Cabin. 30 H.P. Keystone. 
, ” x 3’ Trunk Cabin. 12 H.P. Palmer. 


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1233 Real Estate Trust Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Phone: Walnut 4830 



11’ 4” x 3’ 2” Express Cruiser. (2) 200 H.P. Van Blercks. 


14 x 3’ 4” Mahogany Hull. (2) 200 H.P. Allisons. 

x 12 6” x 3’ 4 Mahogany Hull. (2) 300 H.P. Sterlings. 
11’ x 4 Cedar Hull. 125 H.P. Van Blerck. 

1l’ x 2 9 Hand V-bottom. (2) 150 H.P. Van Blercks. 
11’ 4” x ¥ 4” Express Cruiser. (2) 135 H.P. Speedways. 
11’ x 3’ V-bottom Cruiser. (2) 150 H.P. Van Blercks. 

10 6” x 3 & Great Lakes. 200 H.P. Van Blerck. 

107 4” x 2 & Rochester. 85 H.P. Sterling. 

Y x 2 11” Lawley Cruiser. 300 H.P. Sterling 

4” x 12 x ¥ Raised Deck. 30 H.P. Vulcan. 


57” x 11’ x 3’ 4” Raised Deck. 55 H.P. Standard 
5Y x 10 x 3’ 5” Raised Deck. 60 H.P. Speedway. 

x 8 & x 3’ & Raised Deck. 60 H.P. Engine. 

2” x & 6” x # Raised Deck. 40 H.P. Continental 

x 9 x 2’ 6” Raised Deck. 150 H.P. Speedway. 
3Y 7” x & x 2 6” ‘Raised Deck. 16 H.P. Fay & Brown. 
uy x 10” 6” x # Raised Deck. 30 H.P. Keystone 
41’ x 1’ x J 6” Raised Deck 65 H.P. Sterling 


We Sell Boats 

On Convenient Payments 

New or Used Popular Types Including Standardized Cruisers 

38’ x 


10 x 3’ 6” twin-screw inclosed Bridge Deck Cruiser. Two 

H.P. motors; speed, 10 mi.; sleeps five. 

“x ¥ Inclosed Bridge Deck. 75 H. P. Sterling. 

sv 3” x 1 7 

48’ &” x 1” x 3 Inclosed Bridge Deck (2) 24 H.P. Palmers 

45° x 10 3” x ¥ 10’ Inclosed Bridge Deck. (2) 75 H.P. Van 

4Y x 12 x 3’ Inclosed Bridge Deck. 16 H.P. Standard. 

4Y x 12 x 3 Enclosed Bridge Deck. 16 H.P. H. D. Standard. 


15’ 7” x 4# 6” Raised Deck. 75 H.P. Murray & Tregurtha. 

58’ x 15’ x 4 6” Auxiliary Ketch. 50 H.P. Holmes. 

136’ x 25’ 6” x 14 3” Schooner. 125 H.P. M. & T. 

78’ x 17° 3” x ¥ Auxiliary Schooner. 24 H.P, Palmer. 

70 x 15’ x ¥ Keel Schooner. 30 H.P. Lathrop 

63’ 6” x 15° 6” x 4 C. B. Auxiliary Yawl. 40 H.P. Scripps. 

Flush Deck Schooner. 20 H.P. Relaco. 
44’ x 13’ x 5’ Keel Auxiliary Yawl. 12 H.P. Palmer. 
43’ x 12 x Y Keel Yawl. 20 H.P. Sterling. 

41’ x 11’ x 3 6” Auxiliary Yawl. 10 H.P. Vulcan. 

OY x 16’ x 


4y 10” x 14’ x 5’ 6” Keel Auxiliary Schooner. 12 H.P. Lathrop 

4Y x 10 x 3 Bugeye Schooner. 7 H.P. Regal. 

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56 MORR., BoaTinG 

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Cable Address 

154 Nassau Street New York City 

Yachtbroco, Newyork 

Our 30 Years’ Experience and Our Knowledge of the Yachts We Offer, 
Insure Satisfaction to Clients. 


Marine Insurance 

proposition. water heat. Electric lights, etc. Strictly high class outfit. 

No. 2105—43 foot Express Day Cruiser, No. 4517—Sale or charter. Twin screw No. 1847—Twin Screw Express Cruiser. 
8’ beam; 2’ draft. Goectrastinn Mahogany House boat 70’ x 16’ 6” x 3’ 6”. ree 60 ” x 11’ 6” x 3 draft. Double -- 
throughout. Transom _ seats in cabin. double and one single stateroom. Large room; two berths in main cabin. ath- 
Toilet room. 45-75 H.P. Sterling Motor. deckhouse containing dining a living room, etc. Berths and toilet for rer 
Speed 20-22 miles. Electric lights, etc. room. Two toilets and bath. Two 70-80 Two 150-200 H.P. Sterling Motors. Spe 
Is controlled like an automobile. ood H.P. motors. Speed 12-14 miles. Hot up to 2 miles. [Electric lights, etc. 

Splendid seaboat. 

did proposition. Electric lights, etc. 


No. 2582—Enclosed bridge deck, V Bottom cruiser. 
Boat Works in 1920, Mahogany planking. White oak frames. Copper fastened. Double stateroom aft. Two upper and two lower 

45 feet long. 10 4” beam; 2’ % draft. 
berths in forward cabin. Toilet room with shower. 85-125 H.P. 
oughly overhauled 1924 at a great expense. Very complete inventory 
etc. Electric bilge ome toaster, vacuum cleaner, five electric fans, Vi 
lite electric plant. rchlight. Y 

10 ft. cedar dinghy with Salasens Outboard Motor. 12 ft. tendér with 2 cylinder inboard motor. Life raft. 
quick action. ay consider terms to right party. Inspectable in New York. Further particulars. 
154 Nassau Street, New York City. 

——s = blankets, full 

dio, new stove cooking utensils, etc. 

: i i 43 ft. x 
No, 2584—65 ft. Twin screw power yacht. No. 2552—30 foot Sedan Cruiser. Vv No. 956—Bridge deck cruiser. 

Two double staterooms, dining saloon and Bottom. 8 ft. beam; 2 ft. draft. Built Red + pi hy 4. dina oe Bp 
roomy deckhouse. Two toilets and bath. ben ll a peed — in gga ‘eo with four berthe, a mahogany felch 
Two sterling Motors. Speed 13-14 miles. dude of Philippine mahogany. 35 H.P. —_ f F cmon oy roe built by 
Electric light. Hot water heat, etc. Splen- Fiat Marine Motor. Speed up to 17 miles. makers 1925. Speed 10 to 12 miles. Splen- 

lid proposition. Price attractive for quick 

Designed and built by Rochester 
Sterling motor. Electric starter, etc. Speed 13-16 miles. 
equipment of linen, silver, rugs, 

$ for all windows and ports; all the above new 1924. Three anchors and anchor davit. 
This is a bargain for | 
H. H, Jennings Company, | 



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Naval Architects, Marine Engineers and Yacht Brokers 
Cable Address: Yachting, N.Y. 

No. 1802--Sale and Charter—Steel, twin screw power yacht, 
11V x 16’; two 6-cylinder Standard motors. Very large deck 
house and exceptional owner’s accommodations, Plan and full 
details gladly submitted. 

No. 2331—Flush deck, power yacht, 90 x 16.3 x 5.6, equipped 
with two 6-cylinder Winton motors, has excellent accommoda- 
tion and of staunch construction. 

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No. 2334—For Sale—Attractive 85 ft. twin screw Lawley built » ; , 4. si ; peed 
power yoekt, two 6-cylinder 200 H.P. Sterlings, speed, i8- 20 miles. weltn Gots Gates eae, ond anata eutalc Gattok 
plendid accommodation and everything in A-1 condition. 


TACT ROE Henry C. Grebe & Co., Inc. ee 

We have a complete list of all steam and power yachts, auxiliaries, and houseboats, which are 
for SALE and CHARTER. Plans, photographs and full particulars furnished on request. 

No. 985—For Sale—73 ft. x 13 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 6 in. twin-screw No. 1120—For Sale—55 ft. x 13 ft. 6 in. x 3 in. draft Modern 

cruiser. Recent build. Two single and one double staterooms. twin screw deckhouse cruiser. Built 1923. 2 double staterooms. 
Two toilets with showers. Dining saloon and deckhouse. A Two medium duty 6 cylinder — motors. Very attractive 
beautiful boat, mahogany finish throughout and as good as new. price for immediate sale. Henry C. Grebe & Co., Inc., 6 N. 

Henry C. Grebe & Co., 6 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. Michigan Ave., Chicago IIl,. 


1057—For Sale—Twin screw. New No. 1124—For Sale—42 ft. x 10 ft. x 3 ft. 

No. t 
1921: 50 ft. x 12 ft. x 3 ft.; very com- Great Lakes Day Cruiser. Used very little. No. 1018—For Sale—S4 ft. Great Laine 
plete and in excellent condition. Sleeps Best condition. ca Suding ——. ag My 7 . = ae — 
ix comforta in own Speed > ‘ r I room 
six fi bly in er’s quarters. Has up to 23 miles eeps four. 4 pRB ny My - y BR 

comfortable deckhouse and roomy after- cockpit. Engine room separated from_rest lar; m 

deck. Reasonable aries. Henry C. Grebe of boat. Price very low. Henry C. Grebe bath. Well equipped and in qian om. 
& Co., Inc., 6 North Michigan Ave., & Co, Inc., 6 North Michigan Ave., dition. Henry C. Grebe Co. Inc., 6 Nort 
Chicago, Ti.” Chicago, Ill. Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. 

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Telephone YACHT AGENT and SHIP BROKER Cable Address 
Whitehall 1170 “Windward,” N. Y. 

Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, New York 

OFFICE No. 1051 
Sales and Charters—Naval Architecture—Marine Insurance 

No. 5620—For Sale—Ocean going steel steam yacht built to 

Lloyd’s highest rating. A number of larger and smaller yachts No. 2277—-For Sale or Charter—Power house yacht. Length 

of similar type. FRANK BOWNE JONES, Yacht Agert, 25 115’. Recent build. Probably the best yacht of this size and 

Broadway, New York. . type Commodious | accommodations. Handsomely fitted 
FRANK BOWNE JONES, Yacht Agent, 5 Broadway, 
New York. 

No. 7242— For Sale —73-ft. twin-screw No. 4704—For Sale—Power house yacht, No. 5572—For Sale—60-ft. V-bottom ex 
power yacht. Recent build. Sterling 67 ft. long. Best design and build. Prac- press cruiser. 2GR Sterling motors. Bridge 
motors. Excellent accommodations. Speed tically new. Now on way North. FRANK deck. Double stateroom, large saloon, bath 
15 to 18 miles) FRANK BOWNE JONES, BOWNE JONES, Yacht Agent, 25 Broad- FRANK BOWNE JONES, Yacht Agent, | 

25 Broadway, New York City. 

Yacht Agent, 25 Broadway, New York. way, New York City. 

Cheeter A. Nedwidek CHARLES . D ° MOWER. E. P. Nevin 

- CNaval Architect - 

at Forty Fifth Street 


Yacht Brokerage ‘Telephone 

Marine Insurance Murray Hill 3748 
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No. 254—FOR SALE—Bridge deck cruiser, new this year, 46’ No. 72-FOR SALE—Twin screw express cruiser, 62’ x_14 
x Il’ x 3 3”. Excellent accommodations. Charles D. Mower, x 4’. Sterling Engines. Fine cruising accommodations Full 
350 Madison Ave., New York City. equipment. Speed 18 to 26 miles per hour. Charles D. Mower, 

350 Madison Ave., New York City. 

No. 172—FOR SALE—Auxiliary cruising schooner, 3% x 32’ 
x 11’ 10” x ¥. Mower design, built 1923. Double stateroom, 
large main cabin, comfortable cruising boat. Charles D. Mower, 

No. 301—Raised deck power cruiser, 45” x 11’ x 2 10”. Two 
350 Madison Ave., New York City. double staterooms, two toilet rooms. Able, comfortable, sea- 

worthy cruiser. Speed 10-12. 

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May, 1925 


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ation for us to sell; to render such se 

we vast HARRY W. SANFORD “* 2858 

Our Motto: “To offer yachts, whether large or small, which will be a pleasure for you to own and a recommend- 


rvice as to have you feel you would itike to do business with us again.” 

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No. 755—For Sale—Clean-cut, able and beautiful 6 twin- — 
screw cruiser. Speed 18 miles. 2 Speedway motors with starters Ne 1694—For Sale—Attractive 9’ twin-screw cruiser. Speed 
, > double staterooms and saloon; deck-house. Roomy bridge and 13-14 miles. 3 comfortable staterooms, deck dining saloon, bath, 
after deck. Comfortable staterooms, and furnished im_ best etc. Winton 100 H.P. motors. Able, seaworthy and has had 
4 ssible manner. good care Can be reccommended very highly 

built in 1923. 1 double stateroom and sal 

fortably. Berth for crew. Built under 
having many extras. Speed 10!2 miles. 

No. 1611—For Sale—One of the well-known 

Eleo 45’ cruisers, No. 51%-For Sale—Unusually attractive and able auxiliary 
schooner, 65x15’5”xY¥—W. L. 51’. Designed by Crowinshield and 

wiineas weap rip built by Hodgdon Bros. in 1907. Has | double and 1 single state 

owners supervision, room and large saloon. Sails new 1924. Delco lighting plant 

Fully found in every Kept up in the best possible manner and offered at a very 
reasonable price. 

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Building Phon:: Plaza 3787 


FOR SALE—S53 ft. Express Cruiser in 
first class condition. For prompt sale will 
sell at price that will surprise you 
can Building, Baltimore, Md 

65 ft. twin screw cruiser. Built 1923. 

FOR SALE-—82 ft. Lawley Cruiser In Practically brand new and in perfect con 
perfect condition Sell at one-third cost dition. Two 150 h.p. speedways. Will sell 
SOUTHERN YACHT AGENCY, Ameri at sacrifice as owner building larger yacht 


can Building. Baltimore, Md 
Building, Baltimore, Md 

40 ft. Mahogany Sedan Runabout. Fin- 
ished bright. Round bottom. Looks like 
AGENCY, American Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 

85 ft. Light draft aux. schooner. Excel 25 ft. V-bottom. New 60 h.p. Fay & 
lent condition. Very cheap. SOUTHERN Bowen engine, 1924. Speed 25 miles. Every 
YACHT AGENCY, American Bldg., Balti- thing perfect condition. Cost new over 
more, Md. $4,000. Price $2,500. No less. SOUTHERN 

YACHT AGENCY, American Bldg., Balti- 




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No. 357—FOR SALE-—Sixty-five-foot twin-screw power cruiser, 
new in 1924. Designed by Mower, built by New York Yacht, 
Launch & Engine Co., Morris Heights, N. Y. Finest construction 
and finish, equipment complete in every detail, interior furnishin 
by Hampton Shop. Cabin arrang includes owner's doub! 
stateroom with connecting bathroom; after cabin, which can be 
used as a double stateroom, with separate toilet room; large en- 
closed deck house; ~~ galley; unusually fine engine room and 
crew quarters. Large deck space aft, with permanent wind shield. 
Machinery equipment consists of two six-cylinder heavy duty 
Dth Century otors, which give a speed of 14 to 15 miles. 
Separate lighting outfit, with extra large battery capacity. Elec- 
tric capstan and electrically operated ice machine. Large tank 
capacity for gasolene and water. 

Boat is in perfect condition, and has been in commission in 
Florida this winter. Is a very fine seaboat, and made the passage 
from New York to Florida in January, going outside the entire 
distance. Is offered for sale, as owner will be unable to use her 
this season. Inspectable New York City. 

For further particulars apply to Charles D. Mower, 350 Madison 
Avenue, New York. 

2 For Sale: New bridge deck cruiser, double cabin—35’ x 8’ 6’, 
2 6” draft, Sterling motor, speed 17 M.P.H. G. Bailer, 573-7th 
Avenue, Astoria, L. I Phone. 

New York Canals Open 

It was announced by Commissioner of Canals and Waterways, 
Royal K. Fuller, that unless flood conditions prevent, the 
Erie, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals would be opened to 
navigation at twelve o’clock noon, Wednesday, April 22nd. 

In this connection, shipping interests and boat operators are 
reminded that the usual spring freshets affecting the canals 
have not occurred this year and there is still a quantity of snow 
in the Adirondacks which with continued rain may make it 
impossible to open the canals as early as planned. 

The Champlain Canal cannot be opened before May first on 
account of two repair contracts; one at Lock 7, Fort Edward, 
and the other at the Glens Falls Feeder. 

‘I have a beautiful estate, consisting of three 

Cabin Cruiser “Seaward”—new August, 1923, 
run less than 500 miles—Overall measurements, 
32 ft. x 9 ft. x 3 ft. draft. Has larger locker— 
4 big berths—large galley—4 ft. toilet and a 
fine big cockpit with awning. Fully equipped 
and ready to cruise. Has wireless receiving out- 
fit and three cylinder 5 x 6 Palmer. Full details 
with price by mail upon receipt of written 
INCORPORATED, S. Fulton Ave., Mount 
Vernon, N. Y. 

Cabin Cruiser “Playtime’—25 ft. x 7 ft. x 

acres on Long Island Sound, two hundred forty 
feet water front with seawall, bathing and sandy 
beach, also riparian rights in exclusive West- 
chester Country Club. Suitable for Yacht Club. 
All year round colonial residence, modern in 
every respect, twenty rooms in all. Seven mas 
ter’s bedrooms, four servant’s rooms, three baths, 
lavatory and toilet, six fire places, two furnaces, 
oak floors. Beautifully landscaped grounds with 
shade trees, shrubs and flowers, garage for three 
cars. No agents. Mrs. M. T. Campbell, 18 
E. 95th Street, New York, N. Y. 

2% ft. Has Palmer engine—nice locker—toilet Cruiser, Navy Hull, 40’ x 9—3%. New Palmer — 

room—galley and two good berths. Complete 

with awning, dink and oars. This boat is in Engine, 25-30 H.P. 
c Completely Equipped. Atkinson, 143 Berkeley 
boat. Write or call piace, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

fine condition, and is a good buy for any one 
who wants a real sea 

Delco Lighting System. 

Ave., Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

engine. Galley, toilet, locker space, and berth 

Pierce-Budd Motor, three-cylinder, 18-24 Horse- 
Flat Bottom Cabin Cruiser “Columbia Twenty” power. Good as new. $150.00. Sing oven \ | 
in good condition; ranteed by Cotembie Boat Gn 50 johee ke oe. ag = 
> * e ve., roit, Mich. e 
pany. Dimensions, 2 ft. = 7 tt. Palmer New Cruiser for Sale 49% x 11’ 

Smith & 

accommodations for two or three people. Good 

cockpit. Complete equipment. LUMBIA FOR SALE—Surplus stock; new 4-cylinder, 4- IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 
BOAT COMPANY INCORPORATED, S._ cycle, 12-H.P. motors. I. C. Murray, Traverse Ditehburn Boats, Ltd., Gravenhurst, Ont., Can. 
Fulton Ave., Mount Vernon, N. Y. City, Mich. 

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Forty-mile speed guaranteed. 
Sterling engines. 

per hour. Engines, 2 GRS Sterlings. 

Above—Cost $25,000 last year, will sell cheap. 

Two berths, full headroom cabin, toilet, 

Immediate delivery. Run less than 1,000 miles. Carries same guarantee as new boat. 
Double planked mahogany throughout. 


Below—This super mahogany runabout ideal for commuting or passenger carrying. 
Engines and hull just overhauled. 


Immediate delivery, $15, 

2 GRS 

Seating capacity, 15. Speed guaranteed, 40 miles 

SEA SLED COMPANY, LTD., West Mystic, Conn. 

FOR SALE—Consolidated Bridge Deck Cruiser. 34 ft. 
—— Saloon, spring berths; lavatory and galley. 

Built May, 1924. 
with Windshield. t with easy chairs. 
quiet. Speed 15 miles. Cocke 

Yacht Broker, 19 West 44th St., New York City. 


ould be delivered in guaranteed running order. 

long; 8 ft. beam; 2 ft. 3 in. draft. 
Nice Bridge — 
Engine, 6 cylinder, very smooth and 

Surplus Stocks at enormously reduced prices: 

“Schebler” Model “R” re 1”, 1%" 
and 147, $4.00, $4.25 and $5.00 ea 

“Kingston” Model 1 “*L” Be eng %", $1.60 


“Zenith” Model “QC” Carburetors, 1”, $2.25 

“Dixie” Model 46° Magnetos, 4 cyl. R.H., $8.00 
eac ch. 

“‘Dixie’’ Model 46° Magnetos, 4 cyl. R.H. with 
Impulse Starters, $14.00 each. 

“Simms” Model 6X Magnetos, 6 cyl., R.H., 
$10.00 each, 

“Detroit’’ 7 feed Force Feed Oilers, Model 
“A,”" $10.00 each. 

“Lippman,” 1” Gear Pumps, Bronze Gears 
and Bgs., $5.00 each. 

“German Bosch” ZF4 four cyl. 
(Waterproof), $12.00 each. 

“Wizard” Magnetos L.T., type 60 with Igniter, 
$6.00 each. 

cael Generator Couplings, 4”, 25 cents 

All goods offered are new. 

Peru Model Engine Co., Inc., Peru, Ind. 


FOR SALE—Three Horse Power Gray rte 
Engine, complete with reverse gear. Outfit in 
_— condition. Price $50.00. Oakhurst Garage, 

reenville, Pa. 

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9 West 40” Street. New York. N.T. 

FOR SALE—Heavy auxiliary yawl. Built 1919. L. o. a., 41 ft.; w.] 

38 ft.; beam, 12 ft.; draft, 4 ft. Cabin arranged to sleep four, 6-ft, 

headroom. 30 H.P. Palmer motor; speed under power, 10 miles an hour 

FOR SALE—30-foot, Raised-deck Cruiser, Sea Bird; light Sails in very good order. New standing and running rigging, new sail 
starter; everything. Write for picture and inventory if inter- covers, new cushions for cabin. Yawl has complete inventory, including 
ested; at $2,000; ready to go. Chas. R. Waterhouse, 74 Park anchors, warps, compass, lights, dishes, clock, 10-ft. dink, davi ts, fenders 
St., New Haven, Conn. in fact all the equipment a cruising boat needs. Yawl is in perfect 
condition and can be put in commission in a very short time. I have 

exclusive sale of the boat and the price is reasonable. Will Atkin, 



Box 275, Huntington, N. 

Telephone 688 

RAISED DECK. 50-50 CRUISER. 35’ x 10’ x 3’ x 6’ 
Lathrop engine. Speed 10 miles. Maine built. In the pink of 
condition. Completely outfitted. High grade tackle and acces 
sories. Sleeps six. Staunch and able in rough weather. Ea 
PO Box No jane Brienne he te Snag — = ARRIS, No. 577--For Sale—Herreshoff yacht tender, 26" Oo : A., Red 
, wee ’ ’ , Wing motor, 40 H.P. Speed up to 15 M. P. H. Excellent con- 
lition. Price reasonable. For further particulars apply R. M 
HADDOCK, Naval Archtect and Yacht Broker, 50 East 42nd 
Street, New York City. 
Four cyl., four cycle, with reverse gears—Clifton USED MARINE ENGINES WANTED—The best motorboat that $1,000 or 
8% x 11, $750. Buffalo, 5% x 7, $850. 5% x 7 9 H.P. Bridgeport—2 cyl. 2 cycle—4!4x5— less will buy. Prefer the houseboat type. Give 
Miller, $450 5 x 6 Van Blerck, $255. 5 x 7 I ie ae $ 95 length, beam, power, speed, age, conveniences 
Wisconsin, $365. 4% x 6 Doman, $315. New 20 H.P. Ralaco—4 cyl. 4 cycle- ~Ax6— Reverse. 285 and photo if convenient Care City Manager 
54% x 7 Model, $425. i x 4 Kermath with elec 18 H.P. Jager—3 cyl. 4 cycle %4x6—Reverse 290 McGee, Beaufort, South Carolina 
tric starter, $345. 35% x A —e Z Gray Psy 20 H.P. eee i cyl. 4 pre ox Reverse. 450 Se eee setliel 
electric starter, $2 85. 4% x 5§ ruscott, $235. All in good condition. : , ; wok. ail 
Universal 2% x 4, $185. New Erd tractor 4 NEW M: F, aT ENGINE—Special Price HU LI V-bottom runabout, 21x : A-1 condi 
cc - 2 tion; complete, except motor; auto « ol, a 
x 6, $235. 55 H.P. Heavy Duty Fay & Bowen—4% cyl bronze and brass equipped; Paragon gear. Just 
Eight cyl. 5% x + ga ao ae. hee < x 4 crele-6¥5 bore =< con Se ie $1500 the hoat for light 16-20 H.P. motor. $200.00 cash 
94% =Steriin SIX, J. 3 cyl. xX V2 oi SIS ¢ y wi y ) y 4 
verine, $485. 6 x 6 Truscott 3 cyl., $265. 434 USED MARINE ENGINES—Almost New A. Drewitz, Newburgh, N. Y. 
x 6% Doman, 2 cyl., $225. Anderson 14 h.p. Perfect Mechanical Condition mecmens ee = — 
2 cyl., $275. 7 h.p. Frisbie 1 cyl 6 x 6, $165. 45-85 H.P. Fay & Bowen—6 eyl. cycle— FOR SALE—Auxiliary schooners, 49x12’, just 
Two cvcle engines: 75 |} 6 a 1. Fox. $275 : Pee eee ree 1200 completed, $12,500 43’x13 oil engine, $3,000. 
Spe SxS Vim. $188. Pp A ces Herre $175 Phila. Headquarters for all kinds of Marine Others to 106’. Auxiliary sloop, 49’x16’, Standard 
eee. coe Pe gl oe es * S lies for Fifteen Years engine, $7,500. Express cruisers, 66’x11’, speed 
3 cyl. Gray Model T 4 x 4, $145. 3 cyl. Fair upp ee ee eet, ors at oe 
banks-Morse 414 x 414, $95." 3 cyl. 4 x 4 Pierce MARINE, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY CO al HE'S 205.5410, wy i. Becker, 
Rudd, $225. 4 cyl. Waterman 25% x 3, $135. 116 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pa Sait nae H P Sterling | — » ey 
Erd 10 h.p. 2 cyl, $70. Motorgo 6 h.p. 2 cy! a Oe ae ee eee Pine Street, Providence, R 
$65. 1 cyl. 5% h.p. Ferro, $45. Small "outhen wd satelite 
and inboard motors, $30 to $50. For Sale: Hacker 27 ft. 6 in. Runabout, 299 NEW 18-FOOT speed hull. beautifully finished 
3ADGER_ MOTOR COMPANY h.p, Peerless Marine 6-cylinder engine, complete = with new 32 to 40 H.P. Red Wing  Thorobred 
Milwaukee, Wis. and ready to run. Will sacrifice. G. C, Hall, motor, capable of 35 m. p. h.; bargain at $1200. 
aE foot of Commercial Street, Buffalo, N. Y. Another 18-foot hull, now building. $500,  21-foot 
, a ih eile tami by 6-foot John Hacker hull, in fine conditior 
For Sale: Eighteen 1 cyl. 2 h.p. Outboard suitable for high speed motor, $450. 21-foot Hand 
Motors, $20 and up. Jesiek Bros., Macatawa, For Sale: Price $3,000. Raised-deck cruiser speed boat, 25 m.p.h., $600. Other bargains 1 
Mich, 47-6 x 12 x 3-6. 32-37 h.p. Standard moto cabin cruisers. Noah S. Davidson, 51'4 Pine St., 
Built 1913. Best bargain near New York. Sold So. Portland, Maine. 
— for no fault; just quitting the water. Charles = 
We have several marine engines for sale. If S. Fox, Fairfield, Conn. ~ 
interested write for price and specifications. W. FOR SALE—Hacker 24-foot Mahogany runa 
C. Wood Company, 528 University Ave., South bout. Front and rear cockpits equipped with 
east, Minneapolis, Minn. 31 Bargains. New bargain list just off press; late model 4-cylinder, 70-H.P. Kermath Motor 
bona fide bargains in engines 4 h.p. to 35 h.p. Electric Starter. Bosch electrical equipment 
Few heavy duty; mostly medium duty, and some All in perfect order ready to run. The finish 1s 
Bargains in Guaranteed New and Rebuilt speed-boat engines for speeds up to 25 miles. perfect. Looks like a new Boat. Cost $3, 
Marine Engines, Magnetos, Starting Motors, Examples: Two cycle 4 h.p., $40: 6 h.p., $50: fully equipped. Speed better than 25 miles per 
Generators, etc. Anderson Engine Company, 12 h.p., $95. Four cycle 16 h.p., $195; 20 h.p hour. Handles as easily as an automobile and 
4232 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, III. 4 gg Bag eel 20-24 h.p., same model. is just as reliable. J . 
$255 odel “D,”’ same as new, $285: New 68 Owner purchased a larger boat. Will make 
Bargeins: Rebuilt marine engines. One to 6 h.p., $111 Ask for bargain list “G.” Grey a substantial reduction from original price for 
- Marine Motor Co., 6910 Lafayette Avenue, quick sale. 
cylinders. Motor and row-boats bat have taken Detroit, Mich. : aT you want an up-to-date boat at a hargain 
in trade. Send for list. Dept. “D,” Everett Write—John Gibson—345 Beard Avente, 
Hunter Boat Co., McHenry, III. a Buffalo. NY. ais on -— : 
For Sale: Runabout Panhard, Mississippi For Sale—Slightly used, good condition. en 
Valley Champion 1921. Electric Starter, ete. Sizes from 16” to 36” diameter and 16” to 38” For Sale: 100 20-Gal. 

Ready to run. Also motors, all kinds, 25 to 40 

Horsepower, including Erd 30 Horsepower. F. 
T. Holiday, Indianapolis, Ind. 

pitch. All bored for large shafts. Lowest prices. 
Advise. Sea Sled Company, Ltd,. West Mystic, 

Seamless stee! Gas tanks, 
bargain price while they last. a 
for Spring Delivery. Barteau 
White Lake, Montague, Mich. 

12” x 42”, 
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9 West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 

Famous Sixty-Foot Cruising 
Yacht KEX For Sale 

KEX was built with unusually complete accommodations for four persons and a crew of two, to cruise with 

maximum comfort, maximum seaworthiness and at low operating cost. She burns seven gallons an hour and 
will live through anything that blows. Extremely quiet, with a heavy duty, six cylinder Sterling. 
Two fine double staterooms, a real bathroom, comfortable deckhouse, large saloon with Pullman berths, 
toilet room and all kinds of locker space. Two watertight bulkheads isolating engine room. 
Every possible convenience aboard, from electric curling tongs to electric deck pump. Speed 11% miles 
cruising. Built 1921. In fine condition. ; 
Just returning from Florida cruise to arrive New York on May Ist for quick sale by owner, Frank P. Huckins, 
care Charles F. Chapman, Editor MoToR BoatinG, 119 West 40th Street, New York City. 

Established 1903 23d Year 


isn't. A real sea boat, de- 
a dusting with the best of 
you'd never believe it till you go 
aboard. Thirty-nine feet over all, twelve feet beam and four 
feet draught, built in 1923. Head room six feet four, with box 
springs in main cabin berths and spring berths in state room 
forward. Mahogany and white cabin, with built-in dressers, and 
the most airy cabin you ever stepped into. She does an honest 
8 knots under power with her powerful Stearns motor and six 
knots under sail only in a real breeze. Come and see her and 

That should be her name, but it 
signed by C. D. Mower, can take 
them, and comfort—oh, man, 

you won’t let her get away from you. Inspectible; near New 

Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts 

and 500 Yacht 
and 1900 Private 

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Signals of Yachtsmen. 

Listing 3700 Yachts 
500 Club Burgees 

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17 Battery Place, New York City 
Books ready, June Ist Please Order Early 

These cruising cabin launches are developed from years of 

experience in actual use. They are the highest type of desi 
and construction, very able and seaworthy and are handsome: 
finished in mahogany. A large comfortable cockpit and a pace 
sized cabin with bunks on each side make them well adapted 
for either day service or cruising. 

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FOR SALE—Trunk cabin cruiser Kodak. Prize winner. 

Model 2-B. Fully equipped. 
Works, 118 West 22nd Street, New York. 

Price, $2,500.00. 

34’x¥. Sterling engine, 
Z. Juskowitz, World Examining 


Charter this luxurious cruising yawl for your vacation. 
able cabin accommodations, large main saloon sumptuously 
furnished, seating six for meals cooked by a first class cook. 
Roomy cockpit with wicker chairs—separate crew quarters—radio, 

phonograph, library—in fact the ideal yacht for a cruise. 
power alone, and runs away from 

eight miles per hour under 



the best with sail. Room 1613—15 William Street—New York. 

Complete Boat Works and Machine Shop with 
242 feet deep water frontage near New York. 
AMERICA. Between two steamer landings of 
New York Boats. Within two blocks of two 
railroad stations and near several steamers. 
Easily, quickly accessible by rail, steamers, or 
magnificent concrete roads for motorists. Within 
few miles richest clientele in the world. Owner 
retiring. Last occupagt made huge profits. 
Very low rental or sale price, long term pay- 
ments to builder of very ag _ boats. Address 

Paine, 36 Clinton St. Newark, N. J. 

BARGAIN—Durkee electric lighted compasses, 
dashboard type, in original boxes; also distance 
type thermometers, $7.50 each. Oil and air 
pressure gauges, $1.00. Heath Airplane Co., 
2856 Broadway, Chicago, Il. 

2%4-FT. FAST RUNABOUT—Hacker design, 
mahogany varnished, 4-cylinder, Rg 2 5.P. 
Model F-6, Scripps motor—all new. 

N. Jacobsen, 
783 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 

FOR SALE—Brand new 48-foot Combinatiog 
Cruiser-Houseboat. Five large rooms, two toilets 
and bath. Best built and excellent seaboat. 
With or without engine. Bargain for quick 
buyer. M. Mela, Barretto Point, Bronx, New 
York City (foot of Tiffany Street). 



Equipped express cruiser up to $25,00 
value, light draft, speed 20 miles or better; 
prefer 60 foot or less. Your cruiser up to 
$25,000 will buy $35,000 cash value equity 
in one of the finest smaller holdings in 
Chicago Gold Coast property. Exceptional 
in every way, near lake an ‘heart of most 
exclusive club and hotel section. Boat and 
property figured at cash value and differ- 
ence paid in cash will permit you to make 
excellent profit and will permit owner to 
comply with doctors’ ordered health cruise. 
Accept delivery New York, Philadelphia, 
or Southern ports. Immediate action only. 
Address Ace, care Major George F. Lee, 
Adventurers’ Club, Chicago. 

FOR SALE—One 26-ft. runabout hull without 

motor; first-class condition; price reasonable. 
Write for description and price. Dunphy Boat 
Mfg. Co., Eau Claire, Wis. 

KERMATH—Model 50. Complete, ready to 
install. Full electrical equipment, including 
battery and wheel, 22-14 in. Address L. S. 

Ferris, 332 Wood Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. 

“MARINER’S HANDBOOK,” latest edition, 
covers Navigation, Reckoning, Construction, 
Signals, Etc. 425 Pages, 140 [lustrations, 9 
Colored Plates. Cloth bound. Price $1.00. 

Gilson Company, Niles, Mich. 


Chesapeake Bay Rig Sloop, 38x10x3-ft. draught, 
built of cedar and of solid timber; Sterling 
motor, 30-45 H.P., 5%4x6-inch stroke. Boat is 5 
years old, has 20- ‘ft. cabin, 4 berths, and equip- 
ment is in perfect condition. Price, $1,700.00. 
Seen Rais, North Beach, Flushing Bay, or write 
F. Hurtig, 29 Center St., Little Ferry, N. J. 

THE SHOP of the Yachtmen. + quality 
silverware, chinaware, linen, imported foods a 
other equipment. Write for Booklet G._ C. 
Mitchell, Jr., 126 Sanford St., East Orange, N. J. 

WANTED—Fifty boat builders and joiner 
workers with experience in yacht work. Steady 
work at good wages. Dachel-Carter Boat Co, 
Inc., Benton Harbor, Michigan. 

on the market. 66’ x 11’ 2” x 3’. 

overhauled each year. 
ible care. 

148 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

No. 1592—For Sale—The most attractive Herreshoff Launch 
Highest grade construction 
and finish. Exceptionally large bridge and after decks. Also 
very large double stateroom and good main cabin. Twin engines 
Speed 14 to 19 knots. 
For further particulars apply John G. Alden, 

Has had best 
settle an estate. 

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set, electric windlass, etc., ver 
Apply: John 

ot 2755—For Sale—at low price, power cruiser 78’ x 13’ 6” » 
large main cabin and two single staterooms aft; roomy pilot 
co standard motor used only a few months; Delco lightir 

roomy deck space. For sale to 
. Alden, 148 State Street, Bostor 

as@imen Chet 2.2m 6. oe oe? Oem So. oe oe. 

May, 1925 MSRR BOATING 65 

Ue Weat 40~ Street. New York. KM’ 


Thousands of ur rebuilt machines are giving honest, efficient and reliable service 

commission—our selection now is most complete 



Originators of the Rebuilt Engine 


FOR SALE—Gentleman’s High Speed Runabout 

- Hacker V-Bottom Type—Mahogany Construction 
nf This beautiful mahogany runabout will satisfy your desire for speed. It is one of the most 

successful speedsters designed by John L. Hacker. It is a little more than one year old, seldom 
= used, and is practically new—looks as good as the day it was launched. Thoroughly sea- 
m worthy and fully equipped; a good wholesome, practical boat, not merely a racer. A Sterling 
§ Sea Gull 150 H.P. engine gives her a speed of 35 miles an hour. The engine is mechanically 
- perfect. Boat can be seen, inspected and delivered immediately. This boat is offered at a 
— price so low as to make it a high-grade bargain for some one who knows real boat value. 
Owner buying larger boat. Address: Box 132, MoToR BoatinG. 

FOR SALE—Beautiful, high grade Mahogany FOR SALE: Cruising houseboat, 66 x 16 x 3.6. 
V Bottom Family wens: Bown fength 32% feet, was thoroughly overhauled and rebuilt this SUBCHASER HULL 
™ beam 7 feet. Forward and aft cockpit, com- year. Two new Lathrop 40 H.P. motors installed 110x16x5 
ty fortably carry ten persons. Both cockpits have at a cost of $3,500 and yet never used. Speed Cedar Planking, Best Construction, five steel Bulk- 
nd disappearing wind shields. Forward cockpit 10 miles. Entire new outfit of bedding, mat- one. 3,000 gallon tanks, Bliges newly fone. 
a has automobile top. Engine is a 200 H.P. tresses and springs; new galley stove, icebox, | $1,500.00 spent is remiite old tivlan for installing 
J. — type —~ gl . gag amidships. poten Be ay aN a ney am Diesel Motor. Would make splendid houseboat with- 
peed approximately 35 miles our. is equale y any boat of her size aficat, wit our out motor. Owner cannot use and will sacrifice to 
beet tn used on salt wn Balt by the double —, one single staterooms. Rg J, Se eR Oe 
any Boat Corporation and used compara water an resser in every room; two baths and weates NO ~ were ane con De Se 
4 tively little, on Lake George. Fully sanloeed three toilets. Social hall and dining room on F< maces Write G. D. Richardson, Eiks Club, 
4 eter detail and could not be duplicated Ce wanes, Som, gy ye to serve meals : 
° today for less than $9,000.00. This is a won- without a1 waiter. w electric generating 
derful opportunity for anyone desiring to pur- plant and batteries. Boat screened throughout. 
chase an exceptionally high grade outfit. Both SACRIFICE $5,000. Mitchell, 421 W. 55th St., STERLING 20-35 H.P., 44” bore by 5%” 
boat and engine are in absolutely perfect con- New York City. 3-25 stroke, with Bosch magneto; completely over- 
dition. This outfit has seen so little service hauled by us and in absolutely pertect condition 

that it would be very hard to distinguish it throughout, $600. Kermath Mfg. Co., Detroit 
from new. An ideal boat, which inspection will eee eee coe ae — Michigan. , 
reveal. May be ro, in New York. Price P. O. Box 601, Philadelphia, Pa. y 
os sale $3,500.00. M. C. Kimball, Palace saad 
vd., Bayside, L. I. Phone: Bayside 1267. FOR SALE—Two-cylinder two-cycle 8 h.p. 5 Cell Edison Storage Battery, 6}4”x30"x144" 
Gray motor with reverse gear, coils and gener- tod ea Type _ Ly pmaees gout capacity. 
tor. Good dition. ice, $100.00. 42, Goo or an v circui as new. 
Mot condition. Price, $100.00. Box 12, (om new today, $190.00; will sell for 990.08 

WHISTLE BLOWER ROTARY HAND —_ order. C. H. Oakley, Box 501, Tren- 
OUTFITS BILGE PUMPS FOR SALBE—21-Foot Atlantic Dory; half ee 
Friction contact with — mn lift 6 ape = | ange = ey — bene | > py 
ion. ction -P.; used two months; ect iti: 50.00. . 
engine flywheel. to 20 feet. L. E. Wightman, 148 Dean St., Brooklyn SY. . FOR SALE—36 x 8 full glass cabin complete 
3 sizes. 3 sizes. : * in every detail, electrically equipped. 4-cylinder 
Atr 4 a tin Sai 18-25 Sterling engine just overhauled, one man 
P > wae o. $1 5 got For Sale—Standard engine 32-37 H.P. com- control. Will sell for $1,250.00 or trade in on a 
T owe P ver ely. Edward er — condition guaranteed. Ap- 38 or 40 foot bridge or raised deck cruiser. 
RIMOUNT ROTARY POWER CO. ward vom Hofe & Co., 92 Fulton St., Address W. E. Hawkins, 44 East Heath Street, 
294 Whiting Ave., East Dedham, Mass. Yew York City. Baltimore, Md. 

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Naval Architects and Engineers 
Yacht Brokers 
25 Broadway, Cunard Building 
(Morris St. Entrance), New York City 
Telephone: 2700 Whitehall 

William H. Hand, Jr. 

Every design, now as always, my personal work 
Send stamp for catalog illustrating forty-three 
typical Hand-V-Bottom designs 


Formerly General Manager, The Eleo Works, 
Bayonne, N. J 

Yacht and Motor Boat 

19 West 44th Street New York 
Telephone: Murray Hill 8676 


602 Liverpool & London & Globe Bldg. 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Sail and power yachts. Houseboats and 
commercial vessels. Surveys made in all Gulf 

I have a large number of yachts of every 
description for sale, and some for charter. 

Cab‘'e address: ‘“‘Walkeen” 

Frederick K. Lord 

Naval Architect 
120 Broadway New York 


9 West 40™ Street. New York. N.¥- 

Yard and Shop 

(Continued from page 46) 

Secause of the recent Government regu- 
lations, an approved type of fire extin 
guisher is now required in every motor 
boat before a license will be granted, and 
as the Pyrene hand fire extinguisher meets 
to the fullest the Government regulations, 
leading motor boat manufacturers are mak- 
ing this extinguisher part of their stand- 
ard equipment. 

The Pyrene hand fire extinguisher is 
made in 1 quart and 1% quart sizes. 

In addition to the Pyrene hand fire ex- 
tinguisher, the Pyrene Manufacturing 
Company are manufacturers of Phomene, 
foam type, 2%-gallon extinguisher. This 
extinguisher when inverted generates ap- 
proximately 20 gallons fire quenching 
foam. It was developed to take care of 
the larger oil fire hazards, thus affording 
ample fire protection and safety to oil 
burning motor boats. 

‘ . ‘ 
Improvements in Steering 

Kainer & Company of Chicago, who 
have been manufacturing boat steering 
mechanisms for many years, have made 
some radical improvements in their boat 
steering gear which increase its value and 
efficiency greatly. The steerer is adjust- 
able to different angles, which adapts it 
to easy adjustment to suit the bulkhead of 
the boat. It is so arranged that the angle 
of the steerer may be so adjusted to the 
position of the boat to suit the personal 
desires of the user. The steering column 
is of larger size than previously, with a 
heavy tube inside the main column, to 
which the drum is keyed. The steering 
wheel itself is of walnut, with an inserted 
metal spider, and is very finely finished. 
Their special catalog describing this, and 
other specialties, will be mailed to readers 
otf MoToR BoatinG who write to Kainer 
& Company at 761 Mather Street, Chicago, 

(Continued on paye 134) 


23 Years’ Experience 
Telephone: Murray Hill 3810 



Naval Architect 

Munroe Motor-Sailers 
66 Grampian Way, Boston 25 Mass. 

Naval Architects and 
Yacht Builders 


May, 1925 


We are prepared to design any 
type of craft Stock Plans 
to meet most requirements. 
John L. Hacker Wm. E. Fermann 
Edgewood 4119 

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Cable Address: 

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Detroit’s Famous 
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OUR Detroit visit will be made 
more enjoyable by the renowned 
hospitality — the fine food — pleasant 
rooms—all outside with bath—and the 
low rates of HOTEL WOLVERINE. 
Write for Preferential Service Card. 

MARCUS L. FREUD, President 
cAt Elizabeth Street East 
and Woodward Avenue 

in the Heart of 

500 Rooms—500 Baths 



made shoes with fresh, live soles. 

Send for catalog and free sample of this 
wonderful sole; also duck and felt innersole. 
Price, Men’s brown or white, $2.40; Boys’, 
$2.20. Postage free. 


20 Main Street Freeport, Maine 


White or brown duck with pure rubber non-slip sole. Hard felt 
innersole that will not curl or draw the feet. This new Lace-to- 
Toe style is latest and most popular for boating, camping, 

tennis, etc. Best to buy direct from us and get newly 


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will be 

found on pave 166 

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iii in y 


U9 West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 

(Liberty Type) 
Bore, 5”; Stroke, 7” 
Four Cylinders, 125 H.P. 
Weight, 1165 Ibs. 

Six Cylinders, 200 H.P. 
Weight, 15°0 Ibs. 

Model LM-6. 


(Fageol Type) 
Bore, 4%”; Stroke, 544” 
Four Cylinders, 50-70 H.P. 

Weight, 129@ Ibs. 
Sx Cylinders, 75-100 H.P. 
Weight, 1590 Ibs. 

1925 Hall-Scott Marine Engine, 
200 H.P. Six cylinders. 

Further Refined for 1925 

ALL-SCOTT engineering has produced notable refine 

ments in the 1925 series LM-6 marine engine. It is 
the same 5” x 7” bore and stroke, rated 200 H.P. at 1700 
R.P.M., but minor changes add materially to the efficiency 
and convenience of installation and operation. 

A new system of carburetion has been developed by 
Col. E. J. Hall in collaboration with Harry Miller of Los 
Angeles, famous racing car builder. The intake manifold 

is hot water jacketed in a unique way. Crankcase breathers 
lead to the carburetor intake, eliminating all possibility of 
oil smoke or odor in the engine room. <A heavier crank- 
shaft avoids torsional vibration. The water circulating pump 
has larger capacity and runs at lower speed. An improved 
housing is provided for overhead camshaft and rocker arms 
Spark and throttle control attaching levers are more con 
veniently arranged, and the emergency hand starting lever 
has been rearranged 

Write for descriptive literature on the Series LM and HSM Hall-Scott engines. Both series furnished 
in 4 and 6 cylinder models. 

These engines are on continuous display at 


All models of Hall-Scott Marine Engines are carried in stock at Eastern warehouse for immediate delivery. 

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“Perse,”’ the first of 
the 1925 model stand- 
ardized Sea Sled Run- 
abouts, 27’ 6” x 6’ 3”. 
Owned by O. Frank 
Woodward of New 
York and Palm Beach. 
The ‘“Perse’’ attains a 
speed of better than 
42 miles per hour 
with its Hall-Scott 
LM-6 engine. 

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44 Tachometer 

XHAUSTIVE tests both in the 
laboratory and in actual service 
have satisfied the designers of this 
Tachometer that it fully meets 
Weston requirements—for durability 
and accuracy. 

In developing this instrument to 
record Knots, Revolutions per minute, 
or Miles per hour — whether in 
Marine, Manufacturing or Trans- 
portation use—the cost has been kept 
extremely low. 

The Model 44 Speed Indicator is 
used with standard Weston, indicat- 
ing instruments adapted for the 
specific purpose in mind. Write for 
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and the possibilities of usefulness of 
this instrument in many fields. 


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Pioneers since 1888 

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G May, 
The Starboard Watch 

(Continued from page 44) 
and Vice-Commodore Frederick Blossom of the Sarasota Yach: 
Club, the ‘Ballard Brothers and F. E. Demarest of the St 
Petersburg Power Boat Association, and Commodore Simmons 
of the Safety Harbor Yacht Club for the success of the com- 
bined programs. Pop Tissot of Cincinnati was on hand to see 
that the boats were started on time. Many visiting yachtsmen 
from other parts of the country were present and the West 
Coast boys demonstrated that hospitality for which they have 
become noted. These races were held under the auspices of the 
Florida West Coast Power Boat Association. Next winter this 
Association will hold a National Meet, coming between the Palm 
Beach and the Miami Races. | 



The entry of Tampa-Maid from the Davis Island Yacht Club 
of Tampa for the Gold Challenge Race at Manhasset Bay next 
August brings the entry list up to fourteen, and there is a possi- 
bility of two or three more entries before the time limit is up. 

x* * * 

Commodore Irsch gave some of us a most delightful outing 
on Tampa Bay late in March. 

Ira Hand and I were stopping at the Tampa Bay Hotel, that 
eight-million-dollar creation of Commodore H. B. Plant, which 
is set in a grove of palm trees, and faces the Hillsboro River, 
when the telephone rang and the Commodore asked if we would 
like to take a run down the bay and have a fish dinner. Would 
we? You said it! So in a few minutes the Commodore arrived 
in one of his Bearcats and we started. 

The river winds down into Hillsboro. Bay, passing Davis 
Island, with its Yacht Club and Yacht Basin in the process of 
construction, and then into the bay. It was a beautiful day 
and we bowled along, ten or twelve miles, and then followed 
the channel marks up in the Ala Fia River, the mouth of which 
is filled with a large number of little islands covered with palm 
trees and live oaks. 

We landed at a pier and the Commodore summoned Captain 
Bob Nichols, who lives in a bungalow located on the shore line. 
Captain Bob managed to produce a half dozen fish of the red 
snapper variety, which he proceeded to cook for us along with 
other good things. We were served on a table out under the 
palm trees on the edge of the river and just as we were sitting 
down, who should blow in but Art Utz, who had been inquiring 
for us and drove down in a motor car. 

After eating our fill of the most delicious fish, we lolled 
around under the palms for an hour or so and then proceeded 
back to town, feeling very comfortable and very happy over a 
most delightful outing. 

* * * 

Don’t you remember when you were a youngster, how good 
those hard-shelled clams, now called little necks and cherry- 
stones, tasted when you swam off after dark to the clam float 
carrying a case knife in your teeth and proceeded to eat your fill? 

The flavor was a vast improvement to that of the clams you 
could buy at the fish-house for a cent a piece. Down at Key- 
port, New Jersey, twenty years ago there was a fleet of from 
fifty to sixty clam sloops which came into the harbor every 
night with the day’s catch and they all unloaded into large floats, 
from which on the following day they were gathered up and 
shipped to market. Today, due to the fact that so many large 
cities are polluting the rivers emptying into Raritan Bay, the 
fleet has entirely disappeared and the clam and oyster business 
in that location has been practically destroyed. 

This matter of pollution of the rivers and bays with sewage 
and obstructions of driftwood is becoming a most serious prob- 
lem, and very vigorous and drastic action will undoubtedly have 
to be taken if we still wish to have our waters in such condition 
that they may be navigated by anything but ocean liners and 
tugs. This was brought forcibly to our attention when it was 
found necessary to take the Gold Cup Races away from the 
otherwise most logical and desirable point, the Hudson River, 
solely on account of the above mentioned difficulties. 

An Interesting Hudson River Race 

The Colonial Yacht Club is planning a cruiser race to take 
place on the 2lst of June from New York to Bear Mountain 
and return. This race is to be a sanctioned event, and to be 
run strictly in accordance with the rules of the American Power 
Boat Association of 1925. Commodore J. Heilner has presented 
a very handsome trophy, which will be competed for in this 
race, which is to be open to cruisers and fast cruisers as define 
by the new rules. In selecting this day for the race, the commtt- 
tee in charge have been guided by the fact that the tide will be 
favorable in both directions of the course, and boats competing 
will be sailing with this advantage practically throughout the 
entire race. The Chairman of the Regatta Committee, H. C 
Foster, will be glad to supply details. 





» 1925 


West 40” Street. New York. KT. 



Announcing Rapti OLA 


Radiola 24, when 
closed up forcarrying, 
is a smart suitcase of 
genuine black cow- 
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It has a built-in loud- 
speaker, and with the 
batteries inside, it 
weighs about 38 
pounds. With six Ra- 
diotrons UV-199 — 
entirely complete ex- 
cept batteries. .$195 

Write today for more details 



CIwo models:Radiola 24 and Radiola 26. 

Take it with you—anywhere! And just tune in. The loud- 
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and the batteries go inside the back. It’s all complete. The 
Radiola Super-Heterodyne needs no antenna, no ground, no 
connections of any kind, and it brings in the stations—at home 

The Radiola Super-Heterodyne is the popular set of the year—for 
tone quality—and for big performance. It is the set of the future, 
too. And now itis entirely portable—all closed up in a suitcase 
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Radiola 26 has 
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Ready to carry 
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There is a complete range of sizes from which 
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Huck Says Good Bye Miami 

(Continued from page 17) 
a Chance Race and somebody what was not from Detroit 
gets up, timid-like, and = says, “I'll bite—what is aq 
Chance Race?” Schantz, Kotcher and six other fellers from 

Detroit, they tells him in chorus, so that you understands noth. 
ing, but at that point we gives up; you puts it to vote, and it js 
unanimous. Then everybody, they is satisfied and the meeting 
it breaks up with everything arranged just the way you has i 

all arranged anyways, before the meeting. 

The only suggestion that I has to make is, why bother 
have the Midwinter Regatta at Miami anyways? Why not 
have it in Detroit next March, in a bathtub, and give the prizes 
to the fellers what could make the most speeches. It would save 
a lot of time and money. Then we could all come down here 
afterwards and get the air. 

After the meeting I sees Ira Hand talking serious-like to a 
feller what was a reporter and trying to find out what it was 
all about. The reporter says, “Is you the Hand of V_ bottom 
fame?” “No,” says Ira, “I is Hand with the round bottom 
and the feller he walks away, puzzled-like, figuring that Ira js 
sort of nuts, which it is a fact. 

Then they all stampedes down to the Casino and _ goes 
swimming and pretty soon they is all talking with some of ther 
sunburned babies, what splashes around so pretty-like, and th 

minds, they was no longer on the race, they wasn’t. I gets s 
exhausted with all this social swirl that I goes up to Pah 

Beach for the day to get a rest. Everything it was going al 

right and I was sitting out on the piazza of the Poincianna 
when somebody gets careless and sets the Breakers on fire, a1 
of course the young woman what I was accompanying, she | 
to be entertained and so we rushes over and gets there just 
they is starting to throw wardrobe trunks out of the windows 

I never sees such heroism. While the roof was burning, a 
lot of guys was pushing the trunks out of the windows. Th 
trunks they would land on the corners and bust open and all the 
clothes would blow back into the flames. Otherwise than tha 
they done great work, but [ did see one guy carry a case 
genuine Scotch whiskey out in his arms, to safety, but befor 
he could put it down on the ground, twelve fellers each grabbed 
a bottle and was off like the wind. Now at that time, that 
famous yachtsman, Harry Greening, he was stopping at the 
Breakers. When he comes back from playing golf, he finds 
that the hotel, it had went up and all his clothes they was gone 
and all his money except two dollars what he had in his gol 
pants. Now you well knows, Chap, that they is nothing what 
you can buy in Palm Beach for two dollars, but Harry he isa 
optimist and so he starts to do some window shopping and hi 
comes to a store what was having a mark-down on canes. He 
goes in and he buys a stick for two dollars. This, it makes 
him look so respectable-like that he walks into another store 
and buys eight hundred dollars worth of clothing on credit. 
The moral of this, it is, that you gets away with anything 1! 
you looks respectable. 

\fter that. the Palm Hotel, it gets afire too, and we rushes 
down there so we doesn’t miss nothing, but by that time it was 
getting dark and I steps over a joint in a fire hose, which tt 
leaks and a stream it shoots aways up my trouser leg, and after 
that I loses interest and I says, “Let's go,” which we done, only 
we loses the way back to Miami and doesn’t get home unti 
about two A. M. and then we has to sit up half the rest of the 
night and tell what a hero I was. 

Well, the next day the races they starts. Now just what 
happens, I doesn’t quite know. You appoints me a judge at t! 
turn, opposite the Flamingo, and I anchors Kex out there 
That puts me off by myself where they isn’t any danger of my 
saying anything while you is trying to read the stop watch, 
like what I done last year. I guess my watch, it musta been a 
little bit slow, because just as I starts to row out from the dock 
a gun goes off and a Coast Guard boat, it yells at me. I tells 
them where to go because I is a judge at the turn and keeps 
on rowing. I gets to the turn just as Gar Wood and Webb Jay 
does. I doesn’t know whether they passes by me or over me, 
because when I comes to the surface, they was half ways around 
the course, and I just gets in behind the buoy by the time thev 
is there again. So I doesn’t know whether they cuts the buoy 
the first time or not. 

After I gets aboard, I doesn’t see anything anyways, partly 
lecause I has to go below and put on some dry clothes and 
partly because they was so many patrol boats flying officiows 
Hags in the way, that I never sees the buoys and only once ™ 
awhile the boats. After awhile, though, I notes that Webb Jay, 
he has broke down, and so Gar Wood he has his own way, 4 
usual, and it don’t matter which side they went. 

I doesn’t remember anything else but the Chance Race. = 
this when Schantz proposes a Chance Race, I am going to stant 
up and cheer in the first place. It was the best race the 

(Continued on page 72) 






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HE capacity to endure is the test 

of the quality of material and 
design of a marine engine. Its ability 
to keep up the pace hour after hour, 
without overheating, without faltering 
and without “nursing.” That stamina 
characteristic of Niagara Marine 
Motors is found in the Niagara 
“Special”—the huskiest motor of its 
size built. 
It’s an engine whose upkeep is by far 
the lowest of any on the market. It 
is simple to operate and is very acces- 
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powerful in its class. 

There is a Niagara for Every 
Type of Boat 
Medium duty, Four cycle 

One, two, four and six 

cylinders, 5 to 120 H.P. 

See pages 150-93 of this issue for other 
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MSR. BOATING May, 1925 

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Huck Says Good Bye Miami 
(Continued from page 70) 

Regatta. They was everything in it from a outboard motor to 
a Baby Gar. The big boats, they runs into the small boats: 
the fast ones, they drowned out the small ones. Then one of 
them Biscayne Babies, it started to sink, and the driver, he 
climbed up on the bow, just the way I crawls up on the neck 
of a horse when I tries to ride, and the crowd, it gets a swell 
thrill. This, it was hardly over, before one of the speed boats, 
it takes fire and they is a elegant bunch of smoke and flame 
shoots up. One hero he runs his boat up alongside of her, 
just as the fireboat it runs up along the other side. The water, 
it was rougher’n the devil. They gets the chemical tanks going 
and the first stream it hits the feller opposite square in the eye. 
By this time, half the boats in the Chance Race, they has flocked 
around and everybody gets a dose of yellow goozum out of the 
fire extinguisher. All this time the driver of the burning boat, 
he sits out on the back, over the gasoline tank, I supposes, so 
he will get a free ride ashore when the tank it busts. But 
they fools him. The fireboat, it gets into close quarters and 
they not only puts the fire out, but the boat it runs in the race the 
next day, better than ever before! Now by this, I doesn’t sug- 
gest that you sets your boat afire, if you wants to tune up the 
engine, as they tells me, that if you burns a hole through the 
bottom, the boat it is apt to sink. 

All things considered, I hands you a certificate for running a 
swell lot of races. The only thing I suggests is that the next 
time you arranges to have a Chance Race every day, has a lot 
more boats burn up and makes it a condition that the drivers 
all run into each other, at least every lap, because it is a helluva 
lot more fun watching this kind of stuff. These things they 
could be accomplished by having a weak link inserted in every 
steering gear, that would let go on the turn, sooner or later, 
and a time fuse connected with every carbureter, that would set 
off a swell fire at a time unknown to the driver. Then you 
and I, we could go fifty-fifty on the movie rights and make a 
elegant bunch of coin. 

Don’t Fly the Yacht Ensign Ashore 

(Continued from page 14) 

Many of our yacht clubs have adopted the practice of flying 
the Yacht Ensign on their shore staffs and flagpoles. This 
practice is decidedly in error and should be abandoned. The 
law, as well as yacht etiquette, is perfectly clear on the point 
that only the American Flag should be flown ashore. 

In a recent communication sent us by the Secretary of the 
Navy, he emphatically states that the Yacht Ensign is not flown 
ashore, and, in fact, is so emphatic upon this point that he en- 
tirely ignores any suggestions as to proper hoist on shore where 
the Yacht Ensign may be flown. 

On the tables shown on these pages will be found the proper 
practice for flying the Club Burgee, the United States Flag, 
and various other flags, as well as the Flag Officer’s Signal, the 
Coast Signals, Jack, and other flags which it might be neces- 
sary or desirable from time to time to display from the Yacht 
Club station. 

It will be seen that, generally speaking, the Club Burgee should 
always be flown on the masthead and that the U. S. or National 
Flag should be flown either from the gaff or yard arm. The 
only instances where the U. S. flag is flown at the masthead 
is where a staff or flagpole is rigged without yard or gaff. In 
this case, the U. S. flag is flown from the masthead and the 
Burgee just below it, but preferably on another hoist. 

A study of the data on these pages, which are supplied by 
the Secretary of the Navy at our request, should be examined 
carefully by all yacht club officials and orders issued by them 
that this practice be followed absolutely during the coming yacht- 
ing season. 

An Interesting Letter 

An enthusiastic user of Kermath engines writes to the Ker- 
math Company as follows: “A well known kodak manufacturing 
company uses these words in advertising their instruments: | 
it is not an Eastman it is not a Kodak. I am of the opinion 
that this is equally true of the marine motor; if it is not @ 
Kermath, it is not a motor. 

“I have used a number of different makes, but have neve 
seen one that I regard as anywhere equal to the Kermath. It 
is my pleasure to own a 10-14 h.p..for the past twelve months. 
I have used it frequently and it has never given the slightest 
trouble, always goes, very economical in the use of gas 
runs like a good clock.” 

Se | = ae 

The Greatest 
Motor Boat Race 
of the Age 

Powered Exclusively by 

HE race of the Biscayne Babies at 

Miami Beach is now a cold fact in 
history. But, oh! How many times will 
that cold fact be brought back to life— 
the contest raced over again in the dis- 
cussions of all who love and admire the 
sport. It was a thrilling race, because it 
was a true test of seamanship and more 
exciting because each of the craft was 
identical in every detail and carried a like 
amount of weight. 

(SOD ete ae 



and Battery 

Overwhelming proof] 

Scripps F-6—the Engine in 
All the Biscayne Babies 

WHEN Carl G. Fisher conceived the idea of a real one-design-class motor boat 
race with professional automobile racing drivers at the wheels he in- 
augurated a new era in motor boat racing. It was radical, new, untried—an ex- 
pensive experiment perhaps. But Mr. Fisher carried out his idea and ordered 
eleven boats identically alike, powered with Scripps F-6 engines, the engine 
sensation of the day. 

High Speed 
$ 1 250 100 H.P. 
with Low Speed 
Electric Starter 50 H.P. 

In the race the combined distance covered by the Biscayne Babies was over 750 
miles, and the average speed was above 40 miles per hour. No engine trouble was 
experienced by any of the drivers, in spite of the fact that the boats were not 
turned over to them until one hour before the race. In other words, in an hour’s 
time the drivers, none of whom had ever driven a high powered boat before, 
became fully acquainted with the F-6 and the fine points of boat racing. 

The 100% perfect score made by all the Scripps engines in this race proves 
beyond the slightest doubt that the Scripps F-6 is the most reliable Six today in 
the 100 H.P. class. As a consequence the Purdy Boat Works is now building 
twenty more Biscayne Babies to be raced at New York this summer, all powered 
with this same wonderful engine. 

We don’t want you to get the impression that the F-6 is a racing engine, for it is 
not. It is a sturdily built power plant designed to give service indefinitely in 
cruisers and runabouts, as well as speed boats. 


Bore 33/,” 
Stroke 5” 
Weight 750 lbs. 


Scripps F-4 Has the Same High Quality 
and Advanced Features as the F-6 

4 ines F-6 is a development of the well known Scripps F-4, a marvel in marine 
engine design, and the fastest selling high class four ‘on the market. It is light 
in weight, compact and clean cut in appearance, and tremendously powerful, with 
a speed range of 500 to 2600 R.P.M. All Scripps engines give you rare value—it 
ed matters not from what angle you appraise them. 

ed High Speed . 
40-60 H.P. 
15-40 H.P. 

Bore 33/4,” 
Stroke 5” 
Weight 550 lbs. 


Electric Starter 
and Battery 

In these days of low grade gasoline nothing causes more difficulty than the con- 
version of this poor quality fuel into dry combustible gas. Scripps engineers 
have been foremost in finding the solution with improved intake and exhaust 
manifolds having gas passages of special contour. These are embodied in one 
unit with the exhaust completely water-jacketed and the intake properly and 
cleverly hot spotted. This one feature alone quickly convinces the user that 
Scripps motors surpass in power, economy, pick-up, controllability, low idling and 
trolling speeds. 

"THE Scripps E-6 is an all 
enclosed power plant giving 
steady, smooth and vibration- 
less power unmatched by any 
other marine motor of its class. 
It is especially adapted for boats 
up to 60 feet, and a twin instal- 
lation in boats up to 75 feet pro- 
vides a power plant that you 
would find difficult to excel. 

30-45 H.P. Medium Duty 
45-70 H.P. High Speed 
Including Electric Starter 
Bore 4%”, Stroke 6” 

Weight 975 Ibs. 

HE baby of the Scripps family is the 

D-2, favored the world over as the 
desirable engine for heavily constructed 
work and fishing boats requiring from 
10 to 18 H.P. It is as near automatic 
in operation. as a motor can be. All wear- 
ing parts are of oversize design guaran- 

teeing unusually long life. 

Write today for detailed information 

of Scripps Marine Motors. 

40-60 H.P. Medium Duty 
65-100 H.P. High Speed 
Inc uding Electric Starter 
“~~ 4”, roy od 6” 

eight’ 1,290 | 

HE Scripps E-4, produced in high 

speed and medium duty types, pro- 
vides a wide range of adaptability, in 
either the commercial boats, cruisers 
or runabouts. Like all the other 
Scripps engines it is a high quality job 
combining economy in boat space, 
power, acceleration, smoothness, econ- 
omy and control in an amazing degree. 
More engines of this model have been 
sold than any other motor over 30 H.P. 

10-12 H.P. Medium Duty 

15-18 H.P. High Speed 

oa Including Electric ~~ od 
Bore 4%”, —¢ od 

Weight 525 I 




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The Boat— Standard 
SCRIPPS Equipment 

CRIPPS have pioneered achievement once 

more owing to their capacity for taking pains 
and leaving nothing to chance. They demanded a 
transmission worthy of the possibilities of their 
wonderful engine, and the most rigorous test 
proved to their satisfaction that only one Reverse 
Gear met their exacting demands—the New 
“Cross” Reverse Gear! 

Hence, we too are elated over the wonderful 
showing of the boats in the Biscayne Baby Race 
and feel signally honored in sharing with Scripps 
the glory that is theirs. 

Here’s the business end of 
the Scripps F-6 showing the 
housing enclosing the 
“Cross” Reverse Gear (illus- 

The Engine— 

Model F-6 Scripps, the 
power plant of the Biscayne 
Babies. This engine develops 
over 100 H.P. at 2600 R.P.M. 
Average speed of boats in 
race was 40 M.P.H. 

The Gear— 

The “Cross” Reverse Gear guarantees longer life, more power to 
the propeller in both go-ahead and reverse positions, and an 
absolute neutral such as you find in a high quality automobile. 
The propeller positively cannot drag, and this combined with 
precision craftmanship throughout the entire gear is responsible 
for the increased R.P.M. over other gears—often ranging as high 
as 10%. The shaft and gears are of high carbon chrome nickel 
steel, brake band is manganese bronze, while the ball-bearings are 
the finest in the world—large enough and strong enough to carry 
the prescribed load with a 4 to 1 safety margin. The case in 
enclosed models is of crank case aluminum, so designed and con- 
structed that it is positively leak-proof and thereby forms an oil- 
bath in which the gear runs with almost frictionless ease. 

Write for special illustrated folder. 




trated below), a true neutral 
high efficiency gear in a high 
quality engine. 



Elgin Unit Control 

on the 

Biscayne Babies 

ACH boat entered in the Bis- 
cayne Baby race had an 
Elgin Unit Control on its dash 
board. Cemered in one panel 
under glass the following instru- 
ments: Elgin Chronometric 
Tachometer, Amme‘er, Oil Press- 
ure Gauge, Motor Temperature 
Gauge, Air Gauge, for gasoline 
line, gave the drivers, at a glance, 
the actual condition of the power- 

The advantage of having all the 
instruments in one unit, instead 
of being scattered over the dash 
board is readily apparent—instal- 
lation is easier, quicker and natur- 
ally costs less. Added to this is 
the precision and accuracy of the 
instruments and the elegance 
that only Elgin can give to 

If you are building a new boat— 
or having an old one modernized 
—specify Elgin Unit Control. 

For detailed specifications 
and prices address: 


Elgin National Watch Company 

86 E. Randolph St. « Chicago, U.S.A. 

Cannonball, a Double-Ended 

(Continued from page 37) 
and at the stem should be mortised in and screw fastened; and 
in a similar manner at the stern and the step. 

_The clamps will be made of % by 2 inch spruce or yellow 
pine let into the edge of the frames and fastened with two 
1% inch number 10 screws. There will also be a shelf or riser 
inside under the ends of the deck beams made of 1% by 1% inch 
spruce. Both the latter members will be in a single length. If 
spruce or yellow pine is not available one might use Douglass 
fir, red wood, or Philippine mahogany. These are excellent 
woods for boat building. 

The motor stringers will be made of 1% by about 8 inch 
spruce and will, of course, be spaced so as to permit the flywheel 
of which every motor is installed to swing between. The 
stringers extend over frames 1 to 11 and should be fastened 
with one % inch diameter bolt to each frame. The bolts must 
extend through the floor timbers. Notice that at station 6 the 
floor timbers are doubled up, this being on account of the cut 
out under the reverse gear. 

There will be bed logs bolted to the motor stringers for the 
length of the motor base and made to accommodate the dimen- 
sions of the base. These will be made of white oak about 2 by 
2% inches square. To keep the motor stringers in line there 
will be several pieces of % by 6 inch spruce set between with a 
long 5/16 inch bolt or rod each side to hold them in place. 

_ The planking on the bottom will be laid in two layers, the 
inner being 3/16 inch cedar in 4 to 6 inch widths and laid 
diagonally to the keel, with the outer layer % inch thick; but 
laid fore and aft. Before the bottom is applied a bilge stringer 
made of % by 2% inch oak will be run through the middle of 
each bilge. The inner layer of planking will be fastened with 
galvanized brads or small screws, just enough to hold the planks 
in place until the outer skin is laid. The ends at the keel and 
in the rabbet of the chine should be laid in marine glue or white 
lead paint. Where the planking lands on the frames it will be 
fastened with brass screws set at about 2 inch centers, and be- 
tween the frames with copper tacks arranged to pierce the inner 
planking near its edges. As each of the fore and after planks 
are laid the surface between it and the diagonal planking should 
be well painted with liquid glue; muslin or canvas between will 
not be needed. 

The planking on the sides will be laid in the same manner as 
the bottom with the exception of the stringer. Here the 
stringer will be fitted on the outside of the planking, having a 
long rivet through each frame and screws let into the stringer 
from the inside out. This outside stringer will be made of % 
by 1% inch yellow pine and should be in a single length. 

The deck beams will be made of % by 2 inch spruce and set 
on the same centers as the frames. There will be a doubling 
piece each end made of % by 6 inch spruce as shown. The 
deck is to be laid with %4 inch plywood if it is easily obtained 
and if not with % inch cedar or mahogany. In the latter case 
the seams must be backed with battens made of % by 2 inch 
spruce. The deck planks should not be over 7 inches in width. 
I should not cover the deck with canvas; just paint it several 
coats of some suitable color as a finish. 

The coamings will be made of % by 6 inch white cedar 
fastened to a 9% by 2 inch spruce carlin as shown. The coam- 
ings should not project above the deck more than 2 inches. This 
is ample for attaching a spray cloth if one becomes necessary. 
There is a bulkhead between the motor compartment and the 
cockpit which should be made after the manner of the planking; 
two layers of % inch cedar laid diagonally. Across the top of 
this there will be a finishing cap made of % by 1% inch oak. 
The motor controls are to be set up on the bulkhead. 

Flooring should be laid each side of the motor and abreast 
it, using % by 4 inch spruce for the purpose. Similar flooring 
will also be laid in the cockpit. Always leave one piece of 
flooring so that it can be removed, using some suitable kind of 
catches to hold the loose piece down. ; 

There will be one seat across the cockpit made of a % inch 
spruce board. This is to rest on a light rising each side as 
shown. There will be a fore and after piece extending from the 
seat through which to run the steering post, the lower end of 
the latter being screwed into a floor flange in the flooring. Fit 
a 6 inch locust drum on the post and connect up to the yoke on 
the rudder post as shown. The cockpit is roomy and the seat 
plenty wide enough to seat three in comfort. 

The size of the fuel tanks will depend upon the amount of 
power installed, for the smaller motors mentioned I believe that 
two cylindrical gasoline tanks will answer very well. These 
should be located where shown and if tanks of greater capacity 
are fitted they should rest in about the same place. 

») The strut must be of the single leg type and not heavier or 
thicker than indicated. The base should be 134 inches wide, 12 
(Continued on page 82) 


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IEG “$shuees | 

Bosch Dependability 
Clearly Shown in::- 
Biscayne Baby Races 

The eleven boats of the Biscayne 
Baby class which made such a 
wonderful showing in the Miami 
Beach Regatta held recently were 
all equipped with Bosch Starting 
Motors, Generators and Battery 
Ignition Systems. 

These units operated under a 
tremendous handicap, for every 
boat in the fleet at one time or an- 
other was partially filled with 
water, due to leaks caused by hit- 
ting submerged drift wood. The 
Bosch Electrical Units were fre- 
quently splashed with water 
thrown by spinning fly wheels, 
and were constantly swept by fly- 

ing spray. In spite of these handi- 
caps, the Bosch Units operated 
perfectly. P 

Whether you are buying—or sell- 
ing—motor boats and engines, 
specify “Bosch Electrical Units” 
and be absolutely sure of long and 
dependable service. 

The Bosch trademark is a guar- 
antee of high quality and depend- 


Main Office and Works: Springfield, Mass. ~ 

Branches: New York, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco 



Latest U.S. Government Regulations 
Demand Fire Extinguishers 

In addition to the Pyrene 1 and 1'2 
quart hand fire extinguishers we make 
the Phomene 2'2 gallon (Foam Type) 

Pyrene Safety Products are sold by 
Ship Chandlers, Automobile and Hard- 
ware Dealers everywhere. 

You cannot get a license to operate 
your motor boat unless it is equipped 
with a fire extinguisher that meets the 
new regulations of the U. S. Steamboat 
Inspection Service. 

Sand and salt are no longer considered 
by the Government as adequate fire 

Equip your boat with Pyrene, the 
hand fire extinguisher, and you will 
meet to the fullest the Government 
Fire Regulations and secure without 
delay your license. 

Remember, you, your family or your 
friends cannot run away from a fire 
in a motor boat when you are miles 
from shore. You are only safe when 
you have at hand the means to put 
out such a fire when it starts. Pyrene 
does this instantly. 


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bill—one check—and your buying 
is finished. Regardless of what 
equipment your boat needs you 
can obtain it from us. Our prices 
are consistent with reasonableness 
and quality. 


Standard Equipment in 
Scripps Marine Power Plants 

Unlike other rings Detroit Piston Rings 
are so universally used because of their 
dependable simplicity. The dense skin 
formed in molding and cooling is retained 
on the inner surface when it reaches the 

The same dependable Detroit Ring which 
has been standard equipment with such 
manufacturers as Studebaker, Buick, 
Hupp, Maxwell, Dodge, Cleveland and 
others has again played a part in the 
making of racing history. 

Write for our booklet, 
“Miles and Molecules.” 


7409 Richmond Avenue Detroit, Michigan 

—T SS 

G* WOOD, most famous of all power boat pilots, is a thorough 

sportsman. Every article of equipment he uses is chosen definitely 
on merit. 
Therefore, his telegram reproduced in this advertisement should be 
significant to every motor boat owner. 
It is a tribute, also, to Champion dependability that every one of the 
“Biscayne Babies,” equipped with Scripps F6 engines and driven by 
professional motor car racing drivers at the Miami races, were equipped 
with Champion spark plugs. 
See that you too get the most out of your engine by installing a full set 
of new Champions this spring. 

There is a type and size for every engine. More than 95,000 dealers 
sell Champions. Champion X is 60 cents. Blue Box 75 cents. 

Champion Spark Plug Company, Toledo, Ohio 
Champion Spark Plug Company of Canada, Ltd. Windsor, Ont. 


Dependable tor Every Engine 



Valve Tappets 

Standard Equipment 
on SCRIPPS Engines 

Heads Guaranteed to Outlast 
Any Motor 

ALVE tappets, push rods or cam followers 

(mushroom head type) are of the most 
vital importance in marine engines. Their im- 
portance is such that in the past replacement 
tappets have been unprocurable except through 
the engine manufacturer. In many cases on 
ordinary tappet replacement it is necessary to 
have a valve tappet especially made, or replace 
the entire block of the motor, and sometimes 
the guides. 

Intra Valve Tappets eliminate these most 
troublesome replacements because they never 
wear out. They answer the long felt want of a 
tappet that will withstand severe service, func- 
tion reliably and continuously and with dur- 
ability equal to the ever-wearing parts of the 
better types of gasoline engines. 

Intra Valve Tappets are now offered to the 
marine engine industry, after a long and 
thorough period of development has proven 
their very superior merits over all other types. 
A hardened and polished bevel plate of special 
alloy casting is securely inserted in the recessed 
head of the mushroom tappet. The tremendous 
hammering action of the cam cannot wear or 
loosen it. 

Intra Valve Tappets are fully approved by 
automotive engineers and adopted as standard 
equipment by seven of America’s leading auto- 
mobile manufacturers. Furnished in oversize 
and standard sizes. 

Write today for descriptive literature. 

Intra Steel Products Co. 

2434 Bellevue Ave., Detroit, Michigan 




How I Would Design a Gold Cup Racer 

(Continued from page 35) 

as the rudder is submerged, thereby making it more effective as 
it lowers into deeper water. On straightaways the rudders can 
be lifted entirely out of water, thereby greatly reducing the very 
considerable drag usually found here. Note in Figs. 4 and 5 what 
takes place as the water flows by the hydro-foil sectioned rudder 
blade and the straight sectioned blade. The former is many 
times more efficient than the latter, and therefore can be of much 
less area and weight. 

Fig. 6 is an eye opener. Since it is a well established fact 
that any propeller, either aeronautical or marine, will be most 
efficient if it pulls rather than pushes I should turn the motor, 
the struts and the propeller quite about and hitching, so to speak, 
the horse’s head where his tail should be. This would locate 
the propeller under the middle of the hull. It would permit 
using a shaft of much less diameter because of the absence of 
thrust, and the presence of tension. It would be possible to use 
a cable laid wire rope for the shaft if desired which would be 
an automatic universal joint for its entire length. It would re- 
duce the likelihood of flattening out the blades of the propeller, 
a condition caused by unequal pressures on the several blades 
made by the two streams of water flowing into the pusher pro- 
peller and set about by the propeller shaft as it slices through 
the water in advance of the propeller. It would reduce the 
torque. It would reduce the difference between the pitch of 
the down going and the pitch of the up coming propeller blade; 
in fact it would reverse this action, thus reducing the effort of 
the boat to turn away from the direction of rotation of the pro- 
peller. A boat with a tractor propeller will run a straight course 
of its own accord. The tractor propeller will jump out of the 
water—so will one under the stern, and so the score is even 
here. Another thing, as the bottom raises to its planing angle 
the motor takes a more nearly level position, and consequently 
its functioning will approach more nearly the ideal conditions 
found on the testing stand, something also worth having. 

In a further effort to reduce windage to a minimum I should 
arrange the cockpit to seat two in tandem, after the ways of air 
craft. Then the other cockpit to furnish accommodation for 
four all told, as required by the rules governing the racing of 
boats of this character, would be forward and covered with a 
flush hinged hatch. Cleats would be below decks with lead-in 
holes for lines wherever needed. 

The construction would be after the usual practice with double 
planking with muslin between on the bottom, topsides and deck: 
there would not be a projecting moulding on the boat and not a 
thing in the air but the heads of the helmsman and mechanician. 

A New Old Combine 

(Continued from page 38) 

Albany Boats, and will handle their. entire distribution. While 
they will always be ready to furnish boats of all descriptions, 
built to the customer’s specifications, they intend to devote 
their principal efforts toward seven standardized designs of run- 
abouts and cruisers which have been arranged with a view to 
furnishing the most satisfactory and well arranged boats that 
can be supplied of the various sizes, 

The company is also acting as sole distributor of the well 
known W-S-M Engines, as well as the Lycoming Engines,— 
eight, six and four cylinder models. 

These engines are sturdy and powerful, and built in the fol- 
lowing sizes. The eight cylinder has a bore and stroke of 3% 
by 4% inches, develops 56 h.p. at 1750 revolutions, and weighs 
790 pounds. The six is 3% by 4% inches, develops 45 h.p. at 
the same speed, and weighs 690 pounds. The four cylinder is a 
little bit larger, being 4 by 5 inches, developing 38 h.p. at 1500 
revolutions. Its weight is 570 pounds. 

Cannonball, a Hydroplane 
(Continued from page 78) 
inches long and not over % inch in thickness; the leg must not 
be over % inches thick at the hub and % inches near the base. 
If it is 3 inches wide at top and 2% inches at the bottom it 
will carry any propeller one is likely to use. The strut hub 
should be 6 inches from the fore side of the propeller hub, thus 
bringing the center of the blades 12 incheas abaft station S. 

If the drawings are followed carefully and the weights are 
kept as shown I feel that Cannonball will prove to be a very 
fast and able kind of hydroplane. : 

As a service to readers who might want larger copies of the 
drawings for Cannonball to a scale of 1 inch to the foot, arrange- 
ments have been made to supply blue prints at moderate cost. 
Write to the editor of MoToR Boatinc, 119 West 40th Street, 
New York, N. Y., for particulars of cost, and how to secure 

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INUM ALLOY makes possible a con- 
necting rod approximately 40% of the 
weight of a steel rod. 

LIGHT WEIGHT means low recipro- 
cating weight, increasing the speed, 
power and smoothness, and lowering the 

bearing pressures, giving longer bearing 

that the heat is rapidly carried away 
from the bearing, giving longer bearing 




pistons reduces vibration and 
increases speed. 

TIVITY decreases carbon 

deposits and pre-ignition. 

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Their Bottoms Coated with 

(Copper Bronze Finish) 

Their Top, Sides and Deck with 
Smith’s Canoe Enamels 
Finished with 

The Cup Defender Varnish 

Long Island City, N. Y. 


Biscayne Babies are — 
HYDE Equipped 

Something different in boat racing, the Biscayne Baby Race at Miami Beach, Florida. All 
the boats are one design, 18 feet in length and of equal weight. All of the boats were built 
by the Purdy Boat Company. Each has a Hyde Wheel. 

HE Biscayne Baby race might be really called the first motor boat 

race where superior seamanship was the winning factor. Each boat 
entered was identical in design, equipment and weight. The drivers, 
famous automobile racers, weighed in before the start, sand ballast was 
used to make the weight carried in each craft uniform. 

Every part of the construction and equipment of the Biscayne Babies was 
carefully selected by the builder and represents the best in their respective 
classes. In nearly every important power boat race of the past the 
winning craft was Hyde equipped; so it was only natural then that Hyde 
Propellers were selected as standard equipment for the Biscayne Babies. 
Hyde wheels have always proved winners where speed, efficiency and 
reliability are desirable. 

The combination of Hyde design, materials, balance and finish means 
higher propeller efficiency and maximum miles per hour whether your 
boat is designed for fast or slow work. 

Write today for booklet ‘Propeller Efficiency, ’’ 
it tells an interesting and instructive story 

Hyde Windlass Company 
Bath Maine, U. S. A. 

The AUTOPULSE is a magnetic 
fuel unit which draws the gasoline 
from the supply line and delivers 
it to the carburetor by the pump- 
ing action of a brass bellows, which 
ts expanded by electro magnet, 
energized from the battery. Out- 
put of the pump is controlled by 
the carburetor float valve. The 
rated capacity of the unit is eight 
gallons per hour, but has a mazxi- 
mum capacity of twelve gallons 
per hour. 

winner of the Junior 
Gold Cup held in the 
Detroit River, Sep- 
tember, 194, was 

ui with an 
PULSE — she 
was ered with a 

SCRIPPS F-6 engine. 



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is a more desirable, more reliable, more 
positive and safer system of supplying 
fuel to the carburetor. It keeps the fuel 
in carburetor at uniform level while 
motor is running, regardless of speed. 
Autopulse is the outstanding achieve- 
ment of the age for promoting marine 
engine efficiency. 

When you use the Autopulse you can in- 
stall the fuel tanks anywhere you wish 
in the boat, either above or below the 
carburetor level and any distance away. 
Autopulse performs the same service as 
a vacuum tank or pressure feed fuel 
system, but the difference is that it 
always works perfectly and without 

Autopulse is used and recommended by 
such prominent marine engine manufac- 
turers as Scripps, Kermath, Stearns, etc., 
and by such high-grade boat builders as 
Belle Isle Hacker, Chris. Smith, Red 
Bank and many others. 


Ireland & Matthews Mfg. Co. 

1500 Beard Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

| postal ad SHIMS are 

used on Scripps Marine en- 
gines including the famous F-6 
—powerplant of the Biscayne 


Laminated Shims save from one 
to four hours on every adjust- 
ment job and a lot of extra dol- 

Just PEEL ’em with a pocket 

knife—that’s why Scripps uses 

Quick! Easy as peelin’ strips 
of paper from a pad. Shims for 
every marine engine. All sizes 
and types carried in stock by 
dealers. Get yours today and 
wear a Laminated smile. 

229 14th Street, Long Island City, N. Y. 





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SKF is linked with a world-wide 
reputation for delivering satisfactory ser- 
vice, and to an investment too large to be 
jeopardized by non-performance of any- 
thing with which it is connected. 

Therefore provides a super- 
vision of factories throughout the world 
and an international organization for 
scientific research in engineering, manu- 
facturing and merchandising to assure to 
the user a full measure of performance in 
productsendorsed withthe mark KF’. 

Puts the — 
Right Bearing ; 

Right ETS 


At the Miami Beach Races 

Wins on Performance Well Done 
ferrari clouds of whirling spray shaft and thrust of each of the eleven six 

over a 12-mile course, right to the finish cylinder, 100 H. P. Scripps motors came 
line, the eleven Purdy boats, powered with through with flying colors. At a maximum 
Scripps engines and driven by famous auto- speed of 40 miles per hour the power plants 
mobile racing drivers, made a remarkable gave perfect performance. Because of their 
showing in the Biscayne Baby Class at the stamina, endurance and reliability, “in every 
Miami Beach Regatta. land beneath the sun Hess-Bright and Skayef a 
sapsi marked Ball Bearings in the tail- Ball Bearings on worth have won.” 2 

“More than 100 factory offices throughout the world” 

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9 West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 

The Seagoing Cruiser “CLOVER” 
Ready for Immediate Delivery 

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ne « 6 eves * 6 « awe 

we a a aa ee oe 
Two double staterooms, two toilets, deck saloon. Galley, 
pantry, crew’s quarters and storeroom. Double planked 
hull. Mahogany joinerwork. Bronze fittings. 200 H.P. 
speedway motor. Speed 20 miles per hour. Will demon- 
strate to authentic buyers. For further particulars and 
price write: 

BOAT COMPANY 2 Siitiers | 


Brrant & BERRY Propellers are built 
in two types, T & B and B & B. In 
both wheels, unexcelled quality and work- 
manship are guaranteed. 

If at all in doubt as to the type and size 
of propeller best adapted to your boat—let 
us have its specifications—we promise you 
that you will be satisfied with the wheel that 
we recommend. 

Our stock is complete—we can give you 
immediate delivery. B&B 

T&BY Bryant & Berry Propeller Co. So vou acm 
1202 Lillibridge St., Detroit, Mich. E. J. WILLIS & CO. 

Peterborough Canoe Co., Ltd., Peterborough, Ont., Canada 85 Chambers St. 

: “Patience,” a 65’ x 15’ 6” house- 
| The Modern Houseboat— ae ae lg hn 

2 | _ oo 20th Century 60 H. P. 
A Delightful Home on the Water “m 

engines make up the powerplant. 
Speed 12 miles per hour. 

HE houseboat is ideal for cruis- 

ing in northern and southern 

waters. The New York Yacht, 
Launch & Engine Craft represents 
the very latest in design, service- 
ability and comfort. Designing and 
building is done entirely in our 
yards. Our prices cannot be equalled 
when construction and finish are 

Further information upon request ‘ 



Water line length 


Construction (light, heavy, medium) 



For 21 Years Have Been Efficient, Dependable, Durable 

Our Service Department will be glad to help you with 
any or all of your propeller problems. Use the coupon. 

Make of engine eee cess 
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AGENTS: BOSTON—Toppan Boat & Engine Co., 125 Riverside Ave., Medford, Mass. NEW YORK—Bowler Holmes & Hecker Co., 
29 Greenwich St. PHILADELPHIA—Marine Equipment & Sup: v © 116 Walnut St NEW ORLEANS—Eclipse Engineering Co., 333 

Chartres St. WILMINGTON, Cal.—Wilmington Boat Works. SEATTLE, Wash.—Chandler Hudson Co. Motor Boat Garage Co., 36 
Linden Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba 

When writing to advertisers please mention MoToR BoatinG, the Nationa’ Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West jth Street, New York 



9 West 40™ Street. New York. NT. 

Raised Deck 

Cruiser Com- 


The First “Everybody’s Motor Boat” 

plete, Ready 
for Cruise — 

Delivery from 


with Kermath 20 H.P. En- 
$3950 gine, speed 10 miles per hour. 

with Kermath 35-50 H.P. En- 
$4350 gine, speed 12 miles per hour. 

The Best Boat Value— 
By a Very Wide Margin 




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Arrangement Plan 


OU like boating for the fun and pleasure that it gives. 
We all like to monkey around boats—keep them trim 
and neat. But man alive how you can work, work and 
work putting a boat in shape and never finish. That’s why 
you should always use the highest grade materials—they last 
longer and cut down the work. For instance, Kuhls’ Elastic 
Seam Composition is unexcelled for filling seams. One filling 
will last nearly twelve years, retaining its adhesiveness and 
original elastic qualities. 

Kuhls’ Elastic Seam Composition is used by the U. S. Government, motor 

boat, yacht and ship builders everywhere. 

Five colors— White, Gray, 

Yellow, Black and Mahogany 
Carried in stock by Marine Supply Dealers, Ship Chandlers 

and Hardware Dealers. 
Write today for literature 

H. B. FRED KUHLS, Sole Manufacturer 

Established 1889 
65th St. and Third Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Advertising Index will 

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DOMAN 4-5 H.P. 
“BULLDOG” Four Cycle, 
Extended Bore 3%" 
base and Stroke 41/2" 

Five Year 

quate. boat owners choose the Doman Bulldog 
as the most serviceable 5 H.P. four cycle engine 
i And 

| suitable for their why? 

requirements. One 

reason is the 35 years experience in marine engine Write 
| building and designing that is back of it. Other 

| reasons are its durable construction and advanced Today 
design embodying overhead valves, removable For 
cylinder head, one piece droy forged cam _ shaft 

hardened and ground, cut semi-steel gears, and ball Catalog 

thrust bearings. Bearings are bronzed backed, die 
cast, removable and interchangeable. 

Universal Products Co., Oshkosh, Wisc. 

be found on page 166 


May, 1925 MOPR. 


9 West 40” Street. New York. 

780 Commonwealth Avenue 





SPECIAL heavy pattern bearing made of high grade bronze, 

specially fitted with a standard Goodrich rubber bearing, com- 

bining the features of this wonderful bearing with an easily installed 
stern bearing of standard dimensions. 


Also complete stock of Goodrich Rubber Bearings without flanges. 

For prices and full information write to 


Boston, Mass. 

Du Brie fae" 

4 cycle 5 H.P. Motor 
All Parts 
Interchangeable $1 12.50 
with Ford 
WICO M Magneto with ws 
Equipment Bronze 


You'll Be Proud of This Mctor 

]* appearance, operation and price the DuBrie gives you the 
utmost in marine engine value. While other engines wear 
ut after a few years of service, the DuBrie keeps running on 
is good as the day it was bought. Has special hot spot mani- 
fold. Shipped complete ready to install and run, No extras to 
bu Write today. 


Louisiana Distributors, Stauffer, Eshleman & Co. 
New Orleans, La. 

The House of Willis 
Supplies Everything 

Since 1890 we have been building up good connections, develop- 
ing a real service in marine supplies. Now we believe we have 
the largest stock of motor boat and yacht equipment, ready for 
immediate delivery, to be found anywhere. And our customers 
know that Willis low prices save them much. The following 
nationally known manuiacturers are a partial list of the lines 
we represent, some exclusively. Practically their entire lines 
are here for de ‘livery NO 

Wilcox, Crittenden Co. Oberdorfer Brass Co. 
Galvanized and Brass Marine Hard- Bronze Gear Pumps of All Kinds 
A. B. Sands & Co. Blood Bros. Machine Co. 
Marine Plumbing Fixtures of All Blood Bros. Universal Joints 
Caille Perfection Motor Co. Prentice-Wabers Stove Co. 
Caille Inboard and Outboard Motors. Cruiser Galley Stoves of All Kinds, 
Bryant & Berry Co. ‘ ‘ 
Turbine Type and Speed Propeller Perkins Marine Lamp Co, 
Wheels. Running Lights and Marine Fixtures, 
If you have not already received our latest 1925 Catalog 
describing all of the above lines besides our own specialties 
which we manufacture ourselves listed at NET PRICES, senda 

for your copy at once. 



When writing to advertisers please mention MOTOR BoatinG, the 

National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West 4th Street, 

New York 

BOATING May, 19 

U9 West 40” Street. New York. N.T. 

Of Interest to All Boating Fans 

Sutter Bros., well known distributors of BOATS, ENGINES, REVERSE GEARS 
and SUPPLIES are now manufacturers of the famous 

‘Never touched it All Season’’ 

No motor could give less trouble than the International-16, as shown by the reports gathered 
from owners. A typical one reads, “Never touched it all season; haven’t even had a spark 
plug out.’ ; 
Then besides in back of this faultless four motor, in emergencies, is Ford Replacement P. 
Service, and Ford Service Stations can overhaul or repair it. 

Reverse gear and Rear Starter, Optional Equipment 

Agents: Several attractive territories are still open. 

Write for prices and comflete information. 


} Successors to 

International Manufacturing Co. 
“4 Third Ave. New York, N. Y. 
Export Agents: Miranda Bros., 132 Nassau St., New York. 



One Fay & Bowen LNS 43, 25-40 H.P., 4 cycle One 20 H.P., two cylinder, four cycle, Clay heavy 

engine. duty engine. 
One 30 H.-P. . ’ ine. One Elco Model V bottom, 35’ trunk cabin cruiser, 
#e i 4 cyinder, Doman heavy duty — 3 years old, with Fay & Bowen LN-43, 40 H.P. 
One 2 cylinder, 4 cycle, 14 H.P. Anderson, slightly motor. Bargain at $1400.00. 
used. One 30’ mahogany trimmed runabout. Scripps 4 
One 16 H.P., two cylinder, four cycle, Clay heavy cylinder, 26 H.P. motor, 19-20 miles per hour. 
duty engine. Bargain at $1000.00. 

Water jacketed exhaust manifolds for Hispano, Pierce-Arrows, Locomobiles and Reos. 




Stuffed with prime Java Kapok. Comply with the rules of the U. S. Steamboat 
Inspection Service. As buoyant as a life-preserver. 

Luxuriously comfortable, very serviceable, covered with high grade of moleskin 
in Spanish effect in many beautiful colors which match the design and texture 
of Russaloid. 

Several of these utility cushions will come in very 

handy around the boat this summer. Order now! For ee size cushions, such as 
P ; . . : model shown aboz to de 
Price: One Cushion $1.65; Shipped Postpaid upon receipt of Check or Money Order. castle mat gs a ak eon ; 

in half-dozen lots, $9.00. Naggre Coach & Body Co. Inc., 619-635 W. 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 2% “pon receipt of measurements. 

Specify Colors. 

Good Since 1906—Over 50,000 in use. 


Note the rigid 2-bearing sus- 

taining frame that positively 

prevents all strains and makes 
ears al e ears installation easy. 

EASTERN DISTRIBUTORS: Bowler-Holmes & Hecker Mery and E. J. 
Willis Co., New York; W. E. Gochenaur Co., Phil Barber & GIES GEAR co. 
—_ Wash., D. C.; C. W. Greene Co., Tampa, “Fra. Gray- 441 E. Fort St., DETROIT, MICHIGAN 

Idrich Co., "Boston. 




Specially Adapted for Yachtsmen 

Binoculars Chronometers 
Ship Bell Clocks Stop Watches 
Barometers Complete Flag 
Sextants Outfits 

U. S. Government Charts and Publications 
ed WALKER Spirit Compasses of all sizes—in boxes or binnacles 
The Renown a6 or 
“EXCELSIOR” Yacht Log Send for Catalog 

In knots or statute miles. An 

Compasses Adjusted at Any Port canueariene Pedestal 
and Stand Bi les of a! 
instrument of precision. and the work guaranteed Sees aa —_— Xs 

Advertising Index will be found on page 166 


US West 40” Street. New York. N.T 


are absolutely guaranteed to project more beam candle power than 
any other incandescent projector on the market. This is our un- 
qualified guarantee and we stand back of it. 

Manufactured of the highest grade materials insuring long service 
under severe conditions. Five sizes: 6-12-25-32 and 110 voltage. 

For Better Protection of Life and Property 

These lights are approved types and are more efficient than other makes. 
Lights equipped with our TRIPLEX LENS, the most powerful fresnal 
lens made. 

Lebby Searchlight 
Cabin Control Type 

Champion Stern 
Light, Class I and II, 

No. 768 
Single Wall or 
Bulkhead Fixture with 
Turn Switch, Ediswan 
base receptacle. 

No. 520 No. 521 
Class II Side Light. Triplex Side Light. Triplex Anchor Light. 
Bow Light. 

Write for catalog 


Bulkhead Fixture with 

Turn Switch, Ediswan FORESTVILLE, CONN. 

base receptacles. 

Marine Paints ¢ V, 

Copper Paint 
Yacht White 
Ship ¢ Deck Paint 
or Varnish 

opper Bronze 

Get Our 

me... The popular “Gem,” a four- 
cycle, 5-H.P., complete 
power plant that sells for 
less than any engine of 
‘ equal power, is a motor vou 
_ can depend upon. In troll- 
“Ss a * ing and slow speed it is un- 
« ye p tne - = 
EEE ~ : oO! exibilit an is fre 
r —— a from vibration. 

For Bottoms “New Jersey” Cop- 8 a. .’* See other WNi- 
per Paint Red, Brown or Greer. For | = y 4 ' + —h- “se 
above the waterline “New Jersey” | ff. pages 72-150 of 
Yacht White will stand washing and | : this issue. 
scrubbing. “New Jersey’ Spar | 
Varnish will not turn white and be pie 
holds its gloss. Wa a : A: YOUAY 

Write for Booklet, “Davy i , . Fou 
Jones’ Locker,” About Paints : 7 DETAILS 
and How to Use Them. 1 : rg 


JERSEY PAINT WORKS ee ' mercer san onl 


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UO West 40” Street. New York. N.T. 


“Boats that will last’’ 
Outboard Motor Boats 

Combining several important and essential features 
for use with outboard motors— 

ee yg he un ge » give buoyancy, especially at the stern to pro- 
7 he weight of the motor. Also higher sides than in 
to give safety in rough water and to carry heavier loads. a See 

Strength—Tough, sturdy frame wo i i i 
, sturdy frame rk, with reinforcing braces in ri 
to offset motor vibration. Planking riveted at ribs. — fam 

Lightmess—Child can handle craft when motor i i 
f 2 or y 
where heaviness helps. a Se te Teeny ae 

St. Lawrence Skiffs 


e ~ os 
Sv eee its—Kowb Dinghies—Sailboats 
inna tear t i. 3 ager skiff is the easiest rowing boat in the world, strongly built and beautifully finished. It i 
oat tor inland lakes, rivers or summer home. Fast, light and safe for the children. : 7c 

Keel and stems, se 

bow and stern. Fin- 
ished in best marine 
spar varnish. Inside 
below seats painted 
buff. Nickel plated or 
polished brass fittings. 
Length 16 feet. Equip- 
ment—Two pair spruc¢é 
oars, leathered and cop- 
per tipped; cherry rud- 
der; plain boat chair. 

Write for catalog 
SKANEATELES BOAT & CANOE CO., 38 Jordan St., Skaneateles, New York 

Builders of “Boats that will last” for the past 32 years. Established 1893 


burn commo Pros 

Yatch Stoves irre wih 2, bet, blue 
which is controlled by a needle point valve. Perfect combustion. No 

r. Absolutely safe. Does not affect insurance rate. 
Made in one, two and three burner outfits, with steamers, ovens, etc., 
that fit. 
We also build high 
grade yacht ranges for 
coal or oil fuel.. Com- 
plete for roasting, bak- 
ing, boiling, broiling, 
etc. A favorite for years ‘ 
with leading Navai 
Used on most prominent 
yachts afloat. 

Write today for catalog 
and prices 


ae gets instant attention. It is 
TYPE “A” the recognized Marine call 

tig ng —in use everywhere. 
Philadelphia, Pa. $40.00 Your Boat should have one. 

Made in 6, 12, 18, 24, 32, 
COMPLETE. 110, 220, or 250 volts. 

Operates either A. C. or D, C. Copper, Brass, 
or Nickel on Copper or Brass Finish. Price, 
only $40.00. Send coupon today. Be sure to 
give voltage desired. 

o cra rem. +. tS cee F 
ada Fi 8700 S. State Street, Chicago, III. 

The New Standard 
Send Type “A” FEDERAL SIREN, $40.00 complete, 

The Standard Multi Cone Clutch is the most positive, yet ° c ° eg r “ 
most easily operated motor boat gear control on the market. lor .... volts, and if not pleased I will return it pre- 
The cones cannot buckle, warp or stretch, and the Tonger paid for credit. 
they are used, the better they get. A feature of the new 
clutch is its easy adjustment. N 
Write for 1924 catalogue and complete information. Pe. CARE A SSA ERE S ERAS . RUSSIAS LSS AA LATEST ES 

STANDARD GEAR COMPANY — ee Tere eee Tre rr rT re ae 


Advertising Index will be found on page 166 


Gray Marine Motor Co. s¥2,ue, East Detroit, Mich.,U.S.A. 

When writing to advertisers please mention MoToR BoatinG, 


u® West 40” Street. New York. NT. 

Z, wir YY Wf UhrW A A Orn AH; 

85 ft. of Houseboat Perfection 

: “ ” for Mr. Richard M. Cadwallader, Jr. 
At right, “SEQUOIA, Philadelphia. 
Below, “ZENITHIA,” for Mr. A. J. Fay, Lowell, Mass. 

Both 85 ft. long; both with 17-ft. 6-inch beam; both with 
3-ft. 9-inch draft. And both with the newly-perfected yacht- 
type stern which has established so exceptional a showing 
as to speed and seaworthiness since its introduction by us. 

Wherever these newly-launched houseboats go, they are the center 
a of interest for their ability to go anywhere, combined with the utmost 
in comfort and economy of operation. 

In short, they typify today—just as the epoch-making Cocopomelo 
did in 1909—the latest perfection developed by 

America’s Pioneer Houseboat 


Specialists in Houseboats and Cruisers 
from 40 to 120 feet 

Cooper’s Point Camden, N. J. 

T Plank her with non-rot, non-warp, 
O OR om esenetes 
Tide Water 
“The Eternal” 
/ 4/7 , 
or Fisling BIG OR LITTLE” 
Work Boats, Trollers. For ali marine use SPECIFY “ALL-HEART” 
GRADE. It assures the boat owner satisfac- 
Up to g H.P ®S tory service in the highest degree. “Plank 
with Cypress and you plank but once.” 
gee glean Southern Cypress Manufacturers’ Assn. 
Get your Gray motor early sco you can enjoy 
@ full season of thrilling pleasure. When you 1317 Poydras Bidg., New Orleans, La., or 1317 Graham Sidg., Jacksomyilie, . ria, 
buy a Gray you get the benefit of thirty 
Jears’ marine engine building; known and used s c TIDEWATER CYPRESS, “the Wood Eternal,” is 
Son Se wee ee ee See iM A identified by the CYPRESS trade-mark “arrow.” 
hol Lo ee ‘hen oes a US. Peres: Please write us immediately if you can’t find it. 
longer lasting and cost less to 
Operate than others. | 
Gray Model U, 6-8 H.P. - ae ee - - 
Over 13,000 Model U Grays arte } 
in service today. As_ simple | 
and trouble-proof as the best 
engineering practice makes | a 
Possible Only three moving | 
barts—piston, connecting rod 
and crank-shaft You could ~? be Me 
not get a better engine of its | —— ee x ‘ = - 
size at treble the price. Model O, 4 Cycle | —~— —_ - oe = 2 
New this year, the ate eee — ~~. Ra | EVERYTHING FOR THE PER- 
eycle engine ever producec a qué 
fied saan 88 We could =— = tone SON OF THE YACHTS. 
rine at a much higher figure ane ene 
big profits—but that is nes a MAN, HIS OFFICERS 
wilh We want to give ne world the 
po st i in engine = te the AND HIS CREW 
cae “oO” Is he treat o a rears 
oo Fr I. Model. “vy Gray, ft | Clubs, yacht owners, commercial boat 
has overhead valves and for its bore and owners should take advantage of our 
stroke, 3%" x 2 2 f \y aeetcenot = almost 70 years’ experience in outfitting 
rreates! Owe or = fue cons dd @ : Hy 
poi y rh a its class Oversize con the mariner, both inland and deep sea. 
structio hruout Schebler carburetor _ ad : , . 
a hot a . ae, to exhaust Crews and » lub etigudants furnished 
Model U, 6-8 H.P. Bosch magneto extra, water pump is very without Charge. 
2 eyele, 2 eylinder large and keeps engine cool when trolling B. SCHELLENBERG & SONS 

as low as 125 R.P.M 
Established in 1857 

99 to 105 Myrtle Avenue 
(Near Bridge Street), Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Telephone: Cumberland 084 

Quick Delivery Guaranteed 
Write for details today SURE 

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96 MOPR 

US West 40™~ Street. New York. 

BOATING May, 1925 

Wherever Beaver Marine Engines 
are in service they perform eco- 
nomically and satisfactorily. Mr. 
Raasch’s letter bears out this point. 

The Beaver 4-cylinder 434x6 engine is an 
out-and-out Marine Engine. It is sea- 
worthy. It is compactly designed and 
built and is ideally adaptable to 35-foot 
cruisers. Besides, it will perform depend- 
ably in work boats. 

Write for our New Marine Catalog. 

Beaver Manufacturing Co. 
41-25th St. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Value You Cannot Duplicate. 

A 23-Foot Cruiser, Completely 

Equipped, Including Power Plant 
for $1495! 

The new “Richardson” 23-foot cabin cruiser is an 
attractive, substantial and comfortable boat—con- 
structed of first quality material and by skilled boat 

Eight-foot beam—head room five feet—Gray model 
“ZB” marine motor. Speed nine miles per hour. 

Write for descriptive catalog. 

We are also builders of any type of craft up to 
seventy-five foot types. 


Hacker Boat Company 

Builders of 


Speedy Runabouts, Sedan Commuting 
Craft, Etc. 

All of our work is built under the personal 
supervision of John L. Hacker, N. A. Strictly 
high-class, with speed and performance posi- 
tively guaranteed. 

Ask Any Owner 

We can meet any reasonable requirement in 
Racing, Pleasure, or Commuting craft. Prints 
and estimates will be cheerfully furnished 
without obligation. 

John L. Hacker, N.A., Designer and Manager 

Detroit, Mich. 

Advertising Index will be found on page 166 

May, 1925 MSOPR_. BOATING 97 

@ West 40” Street. New York. N.Y. 


SYRACUSE Used on All Types of 

Fistes Marine and Converted Motors 

The Improved Gear That’s one of the big advantages of the SYRACUSE 
with a Rear Starter Reverse Gear. It is adapted for installation in any 
type and size of marine and converted motors—in- 
cluding converted airplane motors. You can install 
it yourself, if necessary. The SYRACUSE is one of 
the easiest clutches to install. 

The SYRACUSE Reverse Gear is smooth running, 
powerful and compact. It is enclosed in oil tight 
case with rear starter integral, ball thrust control, 
lever and starting crank. 

Ask your boat builder or marine accessory dealer 
for the SYRACUSE Reverse Gear, or send direct. 

We make a special gear for 100 
H.P. Hall Scott and similar high 
speed motors. We also make a 
special gear for International and 

Roberts Marine Motors. SYRACUSE GEAR COMPANY, Inc. 

We design and build special gears 
for manufacturers. 101 Grape Street Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sell Good Paints for Good Boats 

f Yacht White 
Deck Paints 

Engine Enamels 

t Canoe Enamels 

C0 \Ad. Brown Copper Paint 

yAMES 4.1 ARR SS Red Racing Compound 

TT . 
oucEsS out Green Racing Compound 

TIED High Green for Racing 
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and Foretell the Weather 

This reliable Barometer enables you to 
predict accurately any change in 
weather 8 to 24 hours in advance. 
Scientifically constructed, attrac- 
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in Mahogany, Oak or Flem- 
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Advertising Index will be found on page 166 



Baby Class Still Attracts 

(Continued from page 33) 

position, which he held for the entire distance. Ray Harroun 
in Fulford was seventh at the end of the first lap and s tayed 
in seventh position to the finish. Closely astern of Harroun, 
followed Louis Chevrolet in his Hialeah, and astern of him was 
Phil Shafer, both of which were accorded points for finishing, 

Eight boats started the fifth heat, led again by Tommy Milton, 
In this heat Milton was careful to pass all turning buoys on 
their proper side and led from start to finish, gaining all the 


time over the second boat and finishing 25 seconds ahead of 
Peter DePalo, who was in second position. Ira Vail finished 
third, Ray Harroun fourth, Louis Chevrolet fifth, L. L. Corum 

The winner of the six heats was determined by the American 
Power Boat Association racing rules for scoring in each heat 

race. When the various points won by the boats in each of the 
heats were added up, it was found that Louis Chevrolet was the 
winner, having gained 1,654 points, Tommy Milton was second 

with 1,472, Wade Morton third with 1,441, Peter DePalo was 
fourth, Jerry Wonderlich fifth, Ira Vail sixth, L. L. Corum 
seventh, Harry Hartz eighth, Phil Shafer ninth, Wm. Knipper 

tenth and Ray Harroun eleventh. 

The prize money was awarded in order of the points won, 
together with an additional $250 to the winner of each heat 
and $150 to the boat which came in second in each heat. Wade 
Morton was the winner of two of the heats, Jerry Wonderlich 
took one, as did Louis Chevrolet, Tommy Milton and Peter 
DePalo. Wm. Knipper took one second, as did Tommy Milton, 
Phil Shafer, Ira Vail, Peter DePalo and Harry Hartz. 

From the above it will be seen that no boat had an advantage 
at any time. The race was a test of seamanship from the start 
to the finish. At all times, the drivers of the boats handled 
their craft perfectly and at no time was there any unsportsman- 
like driving apparent. The drivers accepted the rulings of the 
judges and committee without protest and all appeared well 
satisfied with their place in the race. 

In the Fisher-Allison race, three boats participated. Baby 
Gar IV entered and was driven by Commodore Gar Wood; 
3aby Gar V, entered by Gar Wood, Jr., was driven by Phil. 
Wood, and Adieu IV entered and was driven by Webb Jay. 
Baby Gar IV took the race, which consisted of three fifty-mile 
heats, winning all three heats without difficulty. Adieu IV took 
the lead in the first heat and held it for seventeen laps of 
2% miles each, when a clogged fuel line forced her out of the 
running. In the second heat, Adieu IV also had mechanical 
trouble and withdrew from the race again in the seventeenth 
lap. Adieu IV failed to start in the third heat, the whole fifty 
miles being covered by Baby Gar IV and Baby Gar V running 
side by side. 

The winner of the Fisher-Allison 
second leg on this valuable trophy. Webb Jay also has two 
winnings to his credit. It will only be necessary for one of 
these owners to win one more race to make the cup become 
his permanent property. 

The race for the Dodge Memorial Trophy brought out four 
starters as follows: 

Miss Syndicate, a new boat, designed by Crouch and built 
by the Horace E Dodge Boat Works, of Detroit, and entered 
by the Dodge Bros.’ Dealers’ Association. 

Baby Gar IV, which also competed in the Fisher-Allison race, 
but for the Dodge Race was powered with a 1,350-cubic-inch 
Liberty Motor instead of the 1,060-cubic-inch motor with which 
she was powered for the Fisher-Allison contest. 

Entered also in the Dodge Race was Baby Gar V, which also 
raced in the Fisher-Allison Class, and Curtiss Wilgold II, a 
new boat, entered and driven by R. V. Williams of Buffalo. 

The competition in the Dodge race was the keenest of any. 
Reg Williams, driving his first motorboat race, forced Gar 
Wood in his Baby Gar V over every inch of the way. No bet- 
ter driving or example of sportsmanship has ever been seen in 
any race meet than that displayed by Mr. Williams in all of 
the five heats for the Dodge Trophy. Curtiss Wilgold II is 
only a 25-footer, powered with a 625-cubic-inch Gold Cup Cur- 
tiss engine, and only being about one-half the size and power 
of the other boats, yet the outcome was in doubt every moment 
forced to 

race gives Gar Wood a 

from start to finish. At times, Mr. Williams was 
stay between the two Wood boats and take their wash and 
spray for miles at a time. However, being so small in size, 

the Curtiss Wilgold lacked the necessary punch to get through 

the wake and waves of the two Wood boats, and was, therefore, 

forced to take second place. However, in the second heat, by 

skillful driving, Wilgold II passed the boats at a turn and took 

the lead and could not be overtaken by the Baby Gar V and 
(Continued on page 100) 


writing to advertisers please mention 


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"Nirvana ”’— New steel house-boat owned by Rodman Wanamaker on 
which A. M. F. pumps are operating successfully. 115 ft. long, 22 ft. 

m wide with 3 ft. draft. Designed and built by Geo. Lawley & Son Corp. 




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May, 1925 

U9 West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 

The only 
motor that 
gives you 

big launch 
control of 
your rowboat 

Put This 
Motor : 
On Your Boat 

That’s all you need for a summer full of boat- 
ing pleasures. Just $37.00. Then no more 
rowing, no blistered hands, no more aching 
muscles. Our 

“Pay as You Play” Plan 

makes it easy to take care of balance Any 
Caille dealer will be glad to explain the plan 
fully. Or write direct. Learn how easily you 
can geta 

Famous the world over. Speed changes made me- 
chanically and positively by raising or lowering steer- 
ing handle in ratchet. Provides high speed forward, 

trolling speed, fast reverse, slow reverse and neutral. 
When set at neutral, motor runs while boat stands still. 

Other Features 

Twin cylinders—no vibration. Light weight. Zenith 
carburetor. Eisemann magneto. Motor tilts over ob- 
structions. Rope starter. 

Lots of speed and power. 

Beautiful finish. Fully 

guaranteed. Any Caille 

motor can be had on our 

“Pay-As-You-Play” plan. 

Send for catalog showing 

complete line. 

The Caille 

Motor Co. 

6314 2nd Blvd. 


Biscayne Baby Class Still Attracts 

(Continued from page 98) 

Baby Gar IV until the finish line had been reached. In the 
other four heats, Baby Gar V finished a second or two ahead 
of Curtiss Wilgold. Miss Syndicate, the Crouch boat, of which 
so much was expected, was not able to show what she has in 
her. Immediately after the start of the first heat, mechanical 
trouble developed in the power plant, and she was obliged to 
drop out of the race entirely. However, inthe trials before the 
race, Miss Syndicate showed that she had a great amount of 
speed, could turn well, and was manageable at all speeds. 

On the Race Committee, serving with Carl G. Fisher, was 
W. D. Edenburn, Detroit; Ned Purdy, of Trenton, and the 
Editor of MoToR BoatinG. 

Much of the success of the whole race can be credited to 
Commodore C. W. Kotcher, of Detroit. Commodore Kotcher, 
besides being Chairman of the Prize and Chance Race Commit- 
tees, worked incessantly to complete all the Regatta details and 
was largely responsible for the large entry list in the Chance 
Race. Commodore Kotcher was responsible for the large num- 
ber of prizes, which were given by the Miami and Miami Beach 
merchants and enthusiasts for the Regatta. Commodore Kotcher 
has been on the Miami Race Committee for the last ten years, 

On the Regatta and Judges’ Committee, serving with Com 
modore Schantz, were C. W. Chase, Jr., of Miami Beach, 
E. J. Sewell of Miami; F. P. Huckins of Boston; J. P. Stoltz, 
Miami Beach; Walter B. Wilde, Peoria; Webb Jay, Chicago; 
Howard W. Lyon, of New York; C. G. Amory, Miami Beach; 
Gar .Wood of Algonac, Mich.; Wm. McP. Bigelow, Easton, 
Md.; W. E. Metzger, of Detroit; O. J. Mulford, Detroit; Com- 
modore A. H. Wagg, of Palm Beach; Frank Bowne Jones, New 
York; A. I. McLeod, Algonac; J. E. Macdonald, New York; 
Thomas Pancoast, Miami Beach; C. E. Sorensen, Detroit; R. V. 
Williams, Buffalo; Van Campen Heilner, Spring Lake, N. J.; 
John Levi, Miami Beach; John Guy Monihan, Detroit; Andrew 
Downey, Detroit; Colonel E. H. R. Green, Terrill, Texas; 
S. H. Lynch, Atlanta; Joseph H. Adams, Mountain Lake, N. J.; 
O. E. Soverign, Bay City, Mich.; Glenn Curtiss, Hialeah, Fila.; 
William E. Scripps, Detroit; Dr. F. L. Felt, Miami, Charles 
Pease, Miami Beach; Charles S. Krom, Miami Beach; George 
Krom, Miami Beach; H. R. Duckwall, Indianapolis; Capt. C. G. 
Porcher, Geo. Manson, Miami; Jesse Jay, Milwaukee; Ben 
Taylor, Miami Beach; Fred Weede, Miami; Dr. C. F. Roche, 
Miami Beach; L. A. Jones, Miami; Ralph Kingsley, New York; 
Wm. Taylor, Detroit; C. E. Brogden, Miami Beach; C. Leslie 
Quigg, Miami; C. F. Stevenson, Miami Beach; Wm. Coleman, 
Miami, and M. Rosenfeld, New York. 

The scoring and timing was handled by officials of the Ameri- 
can Power Boat Association, including Ira Hand, Arthur J. 
Utz, W. H. Young, Wm. Irwin, H. E. Raymond and James 
Scripps. A list of the principal prizes is as follows: 


First Prize—Star Island, 8-piece water set. 

Second Prize—Tatum Bros., silver flower vase. 

Third Prize—Sutton & Gibson, silver fruit dish 

Fourth Prize—E. B. Douglas Co., floor lamp. 

Fifth Prize—Burdine & Quarterman, Pyrene fire extinguisher. 

Sixth Prize—Miami Grocery Co., box of fancy canned fruits. 


First Prize—Commodore H. E. Dodge Perpetual Trophy and 
Championship Flag. 

Second Prize—Pancoast Hotel, silver center piece. 


First Prize—Miami Beach First National Bank, 5-piece 
tea set. 

Second Prize—Fleetwood Hotel, silver loving cup. 

Third Prize—Foster & Reynolds, Icy Hot carafe set. 

Fourth Prize—Railey-Milan Hardware Co., Alladin jar. 

Fifth Prize—Red Cross Pharmacy, mahogany desk clock. 

Sixth Prize—Jules Haberdashery, pair of sport pants. 


First Prize—Nautilus Hotel, silver cup. 

Second Prize—Venetian Islands. 


First Prize—Flamingo Hotel, silver cup. 

Second Prize—Col. E. H. R. Green, silver fruit basket. 

Third Prize—Sewell Bros., golf bag and clubs. 


First Prize—Commodore Wm. E. Scripps Trophy. 

Second Prize—Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, clock. 

Third Prize—Burdine’s Sons, Stanley thermostat. 

First Prize—Carl G. Fisher Trophy. 
Second Prize—Commodore A. J. McLeod, silver loving cup. 
Miami Shores, silver service set. 

Advertising Index will be found on page 166 


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9 West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 

Eisemann Flywheel Magneto 



Adopted by Caille 

HE new Caille 5 Speed Twin 
Motor reflects a notable im- 
provement in the design of out- 
board motors. A number of ad- 
vanced features are incorporated. 
It is a quality product throughout. 

To make the new Twin Motor a 
model of perfection in every detail, 
Caille turned to the leading Amer- 
ican manufacturer of high quality 
magnetos for an ignition unit 
superior to the systems commonly 
used on outboard motors. The new 
Eisemann flywheel magneto con- 
forms to the high standards of 
excellence demanded by Caille. 
Easier starting and greater relia- 
bility have been attained. 

Buyers of the new Caille Twin 
Motor are assured of prompt and 
efficient magneto service. Official 
Eisemann Service Stations are to 
be found in all of the principal cities 
throughout the country. 

General Offices: 165 Broadway, New York 


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When writing to advertisers please mention MOTOR BoatTInG, the National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West 

oth Street, New York 



May, 1925 

US West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 

The only 
motor that 
gives you 

big launch 
control of 
your rowboat 

Put This 
On Your Boat 

That’s all you need for a summer full of boat- 
ing pleasures. Just $37.00. Then no more 
rowing, no blistered hands, no more aching 
muscles. Our 

“Pay as You Play” Plan 

makes it easy to take care of balance Any 
Caille dealer will be glad to explain the plan 
fully. Or write direct. Learn how easily you 
can geta 



Famous the world over. Speed changes made me- 
chanically and positively by raising or lowering steer- 
ing handle in ratchet. Provides high speed forward, 
trolling speed, fast reverse, slow reverse and neutral. 
When set at neutral, motor runs while boat stands still. 

Other Features 

Twin cylinders—no vibration. Light weight. Zenith 
carburetor. Eisemann magneto. Motor tilts over ob- 
structions. Rope starter. 
Lots of speed and power. 
Beautiful finish. Fully 
guaranteed. Any Caille 
motor can be had on our 
“Pay-As-You-Play” plan. 
Send for catalog showing 
complete line. 

The Caille 

Motor Co. 

6314 2nd Blvd. 


Advertising Index will be found on page 166 

Biscayne Baby Class Still Attracts 

(Continued from page 98) 

Baby Gar IV until the finish line had been reached. In the 
other four heats, Baby Gar V finished a second or two ahead 
of Curtiss Wilgold. Miss Syndicate, the Crouch boat, of which 
so much was expected, was not able to show what she has in 
her. Immediately after the start of the first heat, mechanical 
trouble developed in the power plant, and she was obliged to 
drop out of the race entirely. However, in the trials before the 
race, Miss Syndicate showed that she had a great amount of 
speed, could turn well, and was manageable at all speeds. 

On the Race Committee, serving with Carl G. Fisher, was 
W. D. Edenburn, Detroit; Ned Purdy, of Trenton, and the 
Editor of MoToR BoatinG. 

Much of the success of the whole race can be credited to 
Commodore C. W. Kotcher, of Detroit. Commodore Kotcher, 
besides being Chairman of the Prize and Chance Race Commit- 
tees, worked incessantly to complete all the Regatta details and 
was largely responsible for the large entry list in the Chance 
Race. Commodore Kotcher was responsible for the large num- 
ber of prizes, which were given by the Miami and Miami Beach 
merchants and enthusiasts for the Regatta. Commodore Kotcher 
has been on the Miami Race Committee for the last ten years, 

On the Regatta and Judges’ Committee, serving with Com 
modore Schantz, were C. W. Chase, Jr., of Miami Beach, 
E. J. Sewell of Miami; F. P. Huckins of Boston; J. P. Stoltz, 
Miami Beach; Walter B. Wilde, Peoria; Webb Jay, Chicago; 
Howard W. Lyon, of New York; C. G. Amory, Miami Beach; 
Gar .Wood of Algonac, Mich.; Wm. McP. Bigelow, Easton, 
Md.; W. E. Metzger, of Detroit; O. J. Mulford, Detroit; Com- 
modore A. H. Wagg, of Palm Beach; Frank Bowne Jones, New 
York; A. I. McLeod, Algonac; J. E. Macdonald, New York; 
Thomas Pancoast, Miami Beach; C. E. Sorensen, Detroit; R. V. 
Williams, Buffalo; Van Campen Heilner, Spring Lake, N. J.; 
John Levi, Miami Beach; John Guy Monihan, Detroit; Andrew 
Downey, Detroit; Colonel E. H. R. Green, Terrill, Texas; 
S. H. Lynch, Atlanta; Joseph H. Adams, Mountain Lake, N. J.; 
O. E. Soverign, Bay City, Mich.; Glenn Curtiss, Hialeah, Fia.; 
William E. Scripps, Detroit; Dr. F. L. Felt, Miami, Charles 
Pease, Miami Beach; Charles S. Krom, Miami Beach; George 
Krom, Miami Beach; H. R. Duckwall, Indianapolis; Capt. C. G. 
Porcher, Geo. Manson, Miami; Jesse Jay, Milwaukee; Ben 
Taylor, Miami Beach; Fred Weede, Miami; Dr. C. F. Roche, 
Miami Beach; L. A. Jones, Miami; Ralph Kingsley, New York; 
Wm. Taylor, Detroit; C. E. Brogden, Miami Beach; C. Leslie 
Quigg, Miami; C. F. Stevenson, Miami Beach; Wm. Coleman, 
Miami, and M. Rosenfeld, New York. 

The scoring and timing was handled by officials of the Ameri- 
can Power Boat Association, including Ira Hand, Arthur J. 
Utz, W. H. Young, Wm. Irwin, H. E. Raymond and James 
Scripps. A list of the principal prizes is as follows: 


First Prize—Star Island, 8-piece water set. 

Second Prize—Tatum Bros., silver flower vase. 

Third Prize—Sutton & Gibson, silver fruit dish. 

Fourth Prize—E. B. Douglas Co., floor lamp. 

Fifth Prize—Burdine & Quarterman, Pyrene fire extinguisher. 

Sixth Prize—Miami Grocery Co., box of fancy canned fruits. 


First Prize—Commodore H. E. Dodge Perpetual Trophy and 
Championship Flag. 

Second Prize—Pancoast Hotel, silver center piece. 


First Prize—Miami Beach First National Bank, 5-piece 
tea set. 

Second Prize—Fleetwood Hotel, silver loving cup. 

Third Prize—Foster & Reynolds, Icy Hot carafe set. 

Fourth Prize—Railey-Milan Hardware Co., Alladin jar. 

Fifth Prize—Red Cross Pharmacy, mahogany desk clock. 
Sixth Prize—Jules Haberdashery, pair of sport pants. 


First Prize—Nautilus Hotel, silver cup. 
Second Prize—Venetian Islands. 


First Prize—Flamingo Hotel, silver cup. 

Second Prize—Col. E. H. R. Green, silver fruit basket. 
Third Prize—Sewell Bros., golf bag and clubs. 


First Prize—Commodore Wm. E. Scripps Trophy. 

Second Prize—Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, clock. 
Third Prize—Burdine’s Sons, Stanley thermostat. 

First Prize—Carl G. Fisher Trophy. 
Second Prize—Commodore A. J. McLeod, silver loving cup. 
Miami Shores, silver service set. 



US West 40~ Street. New York. N.Y. 

EKisemann Flywheel Magneto 
Adopted by Caille 

HE new Caille 5 Speed Twin 
Motor reflects a notable im- 
provement in the design of out- 
board motors. A number of ad- 
vanced features are incorporated. 
It is a quality product throughout. 

To make the new Twin Motor a 
model of perfection in every detail, 
Caille turned to the leading Amer- 
ican manufacturer of high quality 
magnetos for an _ ignition unit 
superior to the systems commonly 
used on outboard motors. The new 
Eisemann flywheel magneto con- 
forms to the high standards of 
excellence demanded by Caille. 
Easier starting and greater relia- 
bility have been attained. 

Buyers of the new Caille Twin 
Motor are assured of prompt and 
efficient magneto service. Official 
Eisemann Service Stations are to 
be found in all of the principal cities 
throughout the country. 

General Offices: 165 Broadway, New York 





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SPOR BoarinG May, 1925 

M West 40™ Street. New York. MN. 

Whoever Judged | 
Size, Weight | 

The Gray Model “Z” Motor 


Length 3834 overall, 66% of entire 
surface is salt water resisting alumi- 
num—iron base optional. Greatest 
depth, below base 6”, height 142”, 
380 pounds complete. For boats up 

to 30 feet. 

2-Cycle, 6-8 H. P. 

Model “U”—popular since 1912. Re- 
designed for higher power, and 
smoothest running. For 14-18 foot- 
ers, speeds up to 15 miles. 

Advertising Index will be found on page 166 

Model “O” 

Rone on Kerosene 
‘Cy’ 4 

HERE is nothing unusual, admirable or 

remarkable about the brute strength of a 
big heavy marine motor. It should give power 
at the price—if the owner is willing to stand 
the clumsiness, complexity of parts and run- 
ning expense. 

This thing boatmen call performance, power 
and dependability doesn’t come in packages of 
pounds, inches, parts and price. Given the 
accumulated experience of yesterday and the 
modern manufacturing methods of today, 
some one maker is bound to rise above the 
crowd with a product stripped of non-essen- 
tials—unencumbered with the mistakes of 
other engines of the past—free from bulky 

This Gray Model “Z” was built with no 
other engine in mind—it followed no prec- 
edent. This company walked off the beaten 
path of “other days and ways” and built an 
engine that gives results without depending on 
size, weight and price. 

Every essential detail; every tough, power- 
ful unit is concentrated to make a compact 
engine—that’s the reason for its smaller size. 

Nothing is there that shouldn’t be, and 
everything is there that should—that’s the 
reason for its lighter weight. 


Because of our manufacturing methods 
and a supply of engines kept ready for 
immediate shipment, orders for early 
spring motors can be quickly filled in all 
parts of the country. 

Write for These Gray Catalogues 
MODEL “Z,” 14-22 H.P. - - - - - $295.00 to $466.00 
MODEL “VE,” 35-40 H.P. heavy duty - - - - $600.00 

valve - in - 

Mi agnet > equipper d, 

r.p.m., 165 pounds. 

6910 Lafayette Avenue, E 

ti Gray 

May, 1925 M6oroR_ 


9 West 40™ Street. New York. NT. 

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The huge demand has increased production 
to the point where these engines are built on a 
“manufacturing line’—that’s the reason for 
the lower price. 

Consequently, the Gray Model “Z” has be- 
come famous with boatbuilders and boat- 
owners as the 



high grade marine motor in its power class 
equipped with electric starter and generator. 

The result is a motor that is completely 
equipped ready to run without the necessity 
of essential extras—a motor whose great fea- 
ture lies in its extreme simplicity and a motor 
that is economical to buy and economical to 
keep going. All with the speed, power and de- 
pendability of performance that has been 
characteristic of all models and motors built by 
the Gray Marine Motor Company. 

Territories Open To Dealers 

Excellent territories are open to dealers on the Gray 
Model “Z”—the same engine that was picked to power 
Elco’s new craft. Every engine delivered in perfect 
running condition. Write us for complete information. 

MODEL “O,” 4-cycle, 5 H.P. - - - - $99.00 to $135.00 
MODEL “V,” 25-35 H.P. - - - - - - $460.00 to $720.00 
MODEL, “U,” double cylinder, 2-cycle, 6-8 H.P. 


East at Canton, Detroit, Mich. 


When writing to advertisers please mention MoToR BoatinG, the National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West 

Model “Z” Generator Side 


Model “V”—25-35 H. P. 

Bore 3%”, stroke 5”, weight 550 pounds, 
pressure lubricated, for boats up to 40 
feet. Used by the United States Gov- 
ernment. Write for new catalog just 
off the press. 

pth Street, New York 



Quality Products Since 1853 


Known the world over for 
quality and durability 

Dealers located in every port 

Letters testifying as to the merits of 
our products reach us every day. 
One recently received from Royster 
Boat Works, Woodbury, N. J., 

“Your Marine White is the only paint 
we have ever used that dried hard in 
ten hours and did not get a cream 
color. It can’t be beat and from now 
on it will be Woolsey’s Paint on all 
our boats.” 

Copper “BEST” Paint 
Tungspar Varnish 

(Will not turn White) 

Copper Oleate Fish Net 

Adamant Deck Paint 

C. A. Woolsey Paint & Color Co. 


Advertising Index will be found on page 166 

BOATING May, 1925 

9 West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 

Cruising on a Dredge 
(Continued from page 15) 

“My first boat was Mabel, back about 1895, a sixty-footer 
with a pair of extremely heavy duty motors in her, that would 
run once in awhile.” I tried to learn more about that first 
boat, but I judge he had no affectionate memory of her, and 
beyond engine trouble he did not seem able to recall anything 
else, which checks up perfectly with all other motor boating, 
thirty years ago. So I dropped that line of cross-questi ning 
and he went on. 

“My second yacht was the sailboat Norvis, of Rockport, 
Texas. I had taken to tarpon fishing and racing. We beat 
everything along the coast, and I became so absorbed in the 
sport that mother (the late Hetty Green) called me down and 
told me I had better go to work again. I followed her advice 
for a few years and then got interested in automobile racing, 
became an A, A. A. officer and ran the Vanderbilt Cup races. 

“Mother got after me again about this time, so I went back 
and built a couple more railroads in Texas.” 

After that he owned a steam yacht called Texas, but by this 
time his ingenuity in the matter of boats began to work, so he 
purchased a lake steamer from the Crosby Steamship Company, 
pulled her out on the railway and lengthened her to 300 feet. 
She was known as the United States. Then he began to acquire 
speed boats, fitted up the United States with a heavy equipment 
of davits and adorned her with fast runabouts from stem to 
stern, naming them after the country’s possessions. Before he 
got through, he had decorated her with the following tenders: 
Philippines, Hawaii, Porto Rico, Antilles and Alaska. The next 
move was to acquire the sixty-foot houseboat Day Dream to 
act as a comfortable means of reaching shore from the deeper 
draft monster. 

Either this fleet of tenders was too much for her, or they 
offended her dignity, for eventually the United States ran on 
a rock in Buzzards Bay, sank, and Colonel Green forthwith lost 
interest in her. She was, however, subsequently raised, and is 
now back on the Great Lakes running as a passenger vessel. 

I then turned to the beautiful yacht on which we were sitting, 
the Colonel. She is 135 feet long, 33 feet breadth, draws three 
and a half feet, is fitted with every conceivable comfort and 
immaculately kept up. Two 75 h.p. Dodge Diesels drive her at 
fair speed. “Where did you have her built?” I asked her owner. 

“In several places,” replied the Colonel, smiling broadly at 
me, now that he had thawed out a bit. 

“Such as what?” I urged him. 

“Well, some of her was built in one place in Jacksonville and 
some in another yard, and then I brought her down here and 
had her finished at a third place.” 

“How did you bring her down here—outside?” 

“No, down the inside route.” 

“You don’t mean to tell me you brought that leviathan down 
the canals?” 

“Sure,” said the Colonel. “I will try anything once.” 

As a result of a series of questions, I found that he had 
cruised the length of Florida on a dredge. He had left off both 
upper decks, when she was first built, forward of the cabins. 
Aft of this point she was a regular houseboat—I might say a 
bear of a houseboat. Forward of that point, they built her 
into a dredge with a big donkey engine, a great mast and derrick, 
a three-quarter cubic yard dipper dredge, and a six-inch sand- 
sucker. Thus armed, they started down the inside route. The 
Colonel admitted she filled the canal all right. The suction was 
so great astern that every time they would pass a smaller boat, 
the latter would cease going ahead and come right along back- 
wards after them. When they came to a bunch of trees that 
had grown out over the banks, they put the derrick to work 
and pulled them up by the roots. When they ran aground, they 
either dug up, or sucked up the obstruction, or if it were not 
too shoal, they would run a wire cable ahead a mile or s0, 
hitch it onto a forest tree, start up the donkey engine, and skid 
themselves over. 

If anyone but a sober and responsible citizen had told me this 
story, I would write it up in the form of fiction, not fact, but 
it is a fact that Colonel Green made the trip in twenty-four days, 
left a greatly improved waterway behind him, and then calmly 
tore off the dredging equipment, had his yacht completed, and 
now sits out forward and chuckles in a dignified way at his 
adventures. He is my idea of a real yachtsman. 

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By Waterways to Gotham 
(Continued from page 20) 

bordering long narrow reaches of water that were as flat and 
blue in real life as upon the maps.” And as a sibyl of old saw 
visions form in the fumes of her witch-fire, I gazed through the 
thin blue smoke above a motor purposely over-oiled while it ran 
off its factory stiffness and dreamed of a dream come true. Qr 
rather, I had just got well started dreaming when Tellander 
spoiled it all by beginning a recital of how, four days previously, 
his yawl had been hove-to all night in a sixty-mile gale just a 
few miles to the north. 

“You probably won’t see another day like this to the end of 
your voyage,” he added in conclusion. That from the man ] 
had taken along for comfort and reassurance. And yet he 
was quite right, as the sequel proved. Never again were the 
conditions altogether right to conjure up once more the typical 
Great Lakes picture which had persisted through the years 
finally to lure me to plan the quiet water voyage upon which 
I was now embarked. But it was something to have the start 
melt into the ideal composition of the old picture anyhow. 

A couple of miles of Milwaukee suburban homes, moulded 
persuasively to the contours of the hills back of the bluffs, 
was followed by a zone of ampler country estates, and these 
by great, rich, rolling farms, with endless lines of cattle winding 
down sylvan lanes to the big red barns and the milking sheds, 
The white beach and the green-streaked brown bluffs still ran 
on, but with few signs of life. Boat-houses were conspicuously 
absent. The lake-front was evidently the back-door of the 
countryside, and a very slightly used one at that. Along the 
open west shore of Lake Michigan the use of small boats is 
almost entirely confined to the insignificant stretches protected 
by break-waters. 

The little motor was hitting smoothly and steadily, driving 
the heavily loaded boat at a speed which a check over a known 
distance between two points proved to be better than eight 
miles an hour. While this was much better than I had hoped 
for, especially until the motor had been thoroughly run in, | 
knew that the real test of power would not come until it had 
worked out in the broken water that was to be expected far more 
frequently than smooth. I was still somewhat dubious of the 
ability of an outboard motor to drive a heavily laden boat against 

hard seas, and I was distinctly apprenhensive of what would bk § 

the effect of following seas slopping over it. Those were points 
upon which there would be ample opportunity for enhanced 
knowledge without long delay. For the present it was highly 
encouraging to find that I was getting so satisfactory a speed 
from a motor which could be tilted up at a moment’s notice and 
leave me free to maneuver for a landing with the oars when- 
ever the lake showed signs of developing a punitive mood. The 
feeling that I had an outfit that could be beached in an emer- 
gency, rather than to have to attemp to ride out a storm as 
an alternative to making a perhaps distant harbor, was an un- 
failing reassurance from first to last. 

Passing Fox Point, fifteen miles north of Milwaukee, the 
dark sage-green depths of the waters under the bow paled 
through olive to glittering jade before a flutter of golden-brown 
light motes revealed that the sun was striking through to the 
sand and rocks ‘of a rapidly shoaling bottom. Sheering sharply 
off until the liquid color symphony began to run the reverse of 
the scale toward the deeper green of ample depth, I headed 
back on the Port Washington course again. This maneuver 
was repeated twice or thrice in the next ten miles, where slender 
knife-like shoals stabbed lakeward for a mile or more from 
the shore. The shallowest of these had water enough and to 
spare for a craft of my draught, but there had not yet been 
a chance to study the chart and be sure. I had also been 
warned that the lowering of the lake level by the Chicago 
Drainage Canal made it necessary to deduct from two to three 
feet from the last charted soundings, so was not bent on taking 
chances in any event. 

As a matter of fact, there are few if any shoals between 
Chicago and Green Bay dangerous to a craft of less than three 
feet draught at over half a mile from the shore. Beyond the 
mouth of Green Bay it is quite another story. For unexpected 
shoaling many miles from shore even the coral claws of th 
Great Barrier Reef northeast of Australia is not more treacher- 
ous than the north coasts of Lake Michigan and Lake Huror, 
including Georgian Bay. There is nothing more beautiful thas 
the shifting colors thrown back through clear water from 4 
shoaling bottom, but the ideal vantage from which to view * 
is an airplane or balloon rather than a scudding craft that 
in danger of knocking off a propeller every time the color scale 
is keyed a note above dun-green. That took the poetry out 0! 

(Continued on page 110) 

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As you read Lewis R. Freeman’s gripping story, “By Waterways to Gotham,” 
in this issue of Motor Boating, remember it was Elto—the Fast Light Twin 
Outboard Motor that alone drove his 18-ft. skiff those 2,000 thrilling miles 

“from Milwaukee to the Sea. 

A Few 
1924 Victories 
for ELTO’S 

Greater Power 

Ralph W. Doble, 
Chicago Ill. 
Bob Zimmerman, 
Battle Lake, Minn. 
David Smith, 
Oneida, N. Y. 
E. G. Hill, 
Wichita Falls, Texas 
Dr. Cooper, 
Cranberry Lake, N. J. 
Travis Cadillac Co., 
Peoria, Ill. 
R. R. Phelps 
Saugatuck, Mich. 
Dr. Paul Stetson, 
New Haven, Conn. 
Don Jory, 
St. Catharines, Ont. 
A. T. Stikeman, 
Montreal, Canada 
Gus Grossman, 
Fox Lake, Ill. 
Ettore Ceruti, 
Milan, Italy 
G. C. Shute, 
Sarasota, Fla. 

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Hn ia ot Cr et 

Here, in various stages of completion, is a 
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BOATING May, 1925 

By Waterways to Gotham 
(Continued from page 106) 

the thing even before I had bumped; after I had replaced 
sheared propeller-pins all around the north end of Lake Huron 
I was in a condition that set me pulling imaginary tiller ropes 
every time a yellow patch of paper caught the tail of my eye 
on the pavement of a city street. , 

A church-spire pricked in dark silhouette against the sunset 
flush of the northwest was the first sign of Port Washington; 
then the loom of factories, with the dark blur of jetties run- 
ning out from the shore-line. A fixed red light flashing out 
through the wine-dark shadows of the bluffs gave a bearing 
for the end of the north pier and guided us into the entrance 
of the channel of the artificial Y-shaped harbor just as the 
purple of twilight was deepening to the velvet of night. The 
last pop of the second filling of gasoline gave just way enough 
to slide the boat along to a mooring against the rotten log 
wall of the north basin. We had made the thirty-mile run in 
a little under four hours, and on exactly two gallons of gasoline. 

What we had taken to be a welcoming delegation of natives 
waiting on the jetty to receive us turned out to be a party of 
friends from Milwaukee, who had motored over in the Evinrude 
car to bring some belated mail and, incidentally, a wonderfully 
appetizing supper basket. Leaving the boat in the care of a 
bunch of gamins, who swore to defend it to their last breaths 
from a rival gang of pirates who rendezvoused in an old coal 
hulk on the other side of the harbor, we kicked the cinders 
of the jetty from our feet and made al fresco banquet on the 
grassy banks of a cold spring above the beach. 

Our gang was still on guard when Tellander and I returned 
to the boat a couple of hours later. There is nothing like 
giving street gamins a job and putting them on their honor. 
I daresay this same little band of swashbucklers would have 
looted our argosy from stem to stern had we tried to intimidate 
them with threats. As it was they hung on till midnight 
swapping yarns with us, and at dawn the next morning two of 
them came back dragging an anchor and a roller which they 
claimed had been the spoils of a recent raid on the craft of 
their rivals. I declined the sprawling mud-hook but accepted 
the roller with gratitude. It stood me in good stead on several 
occasions of real need. 

Sleeping on the bank beside our boat, we rolled out at day- 
break and went over to the little town for breakfast. A distinct 
overnight change in weather conditions was apparent as soon 
as we came out on the lake-front. The sky overhead was still 
clear, but a brisk, steadily purring, purposeful little breeze from 
the southeast gave an unmistakable impression that it was going 
somewhere to equalize the pressure in a sizable hole in the 
atmosphere. With no place at which a weather forecast could 
be obtained at that hour, we consulted the barometer in front 
of a local drugstore, to find that the optimistic 29.55 of the 
previous evening was down twenty points and still dropping. 
Checking this with the notes under Wind-Barometer Indications 
in the compact little handbook of the Lake Michigan Yachting 
Association, we found a warning which seemed to fit the case 
in the following: 

“When the wind sets in from points between south and south- 
east and the barometer falls steadily, a storm is approaching 
from the west or northwest, and its center will pass near or 
north of the observer within twelve to twenty-four hours, with 
wind shifting to the northwest by way of southwest and west.” 

While the threat was far from tangible enough to seem to 
warrant remaining in port, there was plainly a day ahead on 
which it was going to be in order to keep a weather-eye lifting, 
especially along toward evening when whatever it was that was 
brewing up to the northwest began to boil over. Accordingly, 
we cast off at seven, determined to keep within easy reach of 
the beach all day. 

A half-hour’s spell at the oars by way of warming up proved 
the boat’s pulling qualities all that her fine lines promised. 
few miles north of Port Washington we came to the first pound 
net, forming what appeared to be an impassable barrier reach- 
ing from near the beach for a mile or two into the lake. 
These nets are supported by lines run between piles and reach 
from the surface of the water to the bottom. This completely 
blocks the path of all fish entering the zone of a net, with the 
consequence that they finally work along into one of the series 
of traps or pounds, from which they are lifted by the fishing 
boats. On account of the great cost of building and maintaining 
the nets, this is perhaps the most expensive form of fishing 
and is only warranted where sufficiently large catches are 
calculated to pay adequate returns on the investment. 

Exploring the first net barrier under oars, we found, just 

(Continued on page 118) 


1925 MSPR 


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It lubricated one part but left an- 
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Letters piled up, so five years 
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‘By Waterways to Gotham 
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outside of one of the pounds, a place where the supporting rope 
was lowered sufficiently to allow the passage of the boat. We 
subsequently discovered that this opening was a regular feature, 
provided to faciliate the movements of the small craft of the 
fishermen in lifting a catch. By keeping careful watch, we soon 
learned how to shoot the boat through by shutting off the 
motor and tilting the propeller without recourse to the oars, 

Slowed down materially by our zigzag course through the 
almost interminable series of nets, it was eleven o’clock before 
we headed into Sheboygan Harbor, twenty-five north of Port 
Washington. We could have saved time by lunching in the 
boat and pushing on ahead, but, with the wind freshening and 
the clouds piling ominously in the northwest, it seemed wisest 
to run in for a word of advice from the Coast Guard station. 

Sheboygan Harbor is typical of practically every port along 
the open west coast of Lake Michigan. The muddy estuary of 
a little river breaking through the bluffs determined the location, 
and the harbor—the earliest work upon which dates back over 
fifty years—was made by dredging a channel through the bar 
to the slough and protecting it with jetties. As the convenient 
logs from the then near-by forests were used for piers and 
jetties in the first instance, with repairs and replacements con- 
tinuing to be made in the same perishable material, the works 
of all, except the large terminal ports of Lake Michigan, are 
far from modern. 

The Coast Guard station, spotlessly white buildings in the 
midst of green lawns, is located near the inner end of the old 
north pier stub. The captain, who had already been advised 
from Milwaukee to be on the watch for our boat in one form 
or another, received us most kindly and appeared highly in- 
terested in the voyage. He had received a warning of violent 
thunder squalls accompanied by high winds, but from his own 
observations was inclined to the opinion that the weight of the 
onslaught would be felt farther south. As we would be run- 
ning away from the center of the disturbance, he thought we 
would be safe enough in pushing ahead, especially if we kept 
in close and made a point of landing in event the west began 
to look too black. 

Knowing this was the advice of an old lake sailor, thoroughly 
familiar with the coast and the limitations of our craft, we 
had no hesitation in following it. The fact that he already 
knew something of Tellander’s reputation as a small boat sailor 
doubtless had a good deal to do with the fact that the captain 
was ready to let us take the chance. Your average landsman, 
under similar circumstances, would have greatly exaggerated 
dangers of which he had no real comprehension and tried to 
frighten us into keeping port for a week. 

After having lunch in Sheboygan—a prosperous lumbering 
and manufacturing town, backed by rich agricultural country 
—we got under way again at two, hoping to make a direct 
run to Two Rivers, where the next Coast Guard station was 
located. The most direct course took us from two to three 
miles off shore, and along this we bowled at a fine rate before 
the small but lively seas kicked up by the freshening southeast 
wind. An occasional lop flipped over the starboard quarter, 
but considering her slight freeboard the boat made excellent 
weather of it. 

Toward four o’clock, with the thunderheads starting to boil 
up purple-black from some devil’s cauldron over beyond the 
western hills, I began to edge shoreward. Although the squalls 
were plainly working southeasterly in a way that promised to 
bring them to the lake some miles astern, I was too familiar 
with the trick of their South Pacific brethren to work back and 
spring an unexpected ambush to take too many chances. In 
spite of an apparent tendency to maneuver for a little surprise 
of this kind, the general direction of the storm continued just 
southerly enough to give us a comfortable berth. But where 
they were breaking upon the coast, but a few miles south of 
Sheboygan, the effect was positively cyclonic. Shot through 
and through with forked shafts of lightning, sinister cylinders 
of cloud rose above the amorphous mass of the driving storm 
like the turrets of a firing battleship. Mingled sunlight and 
lightning filtered through the churning clouds to cast lurid 
patches of glow, like the fumes from sulphur and molten copper, 
on wind-flattened forests that were only less black than the 
ebony waters of lake. 

But all that turmoil was miles astern of us. The only time 
we appeared to be actively threatened was when a wildly spin- 
ning whirl of murky nimbus—a sort of looting camp-follower 
of the main army—flew off on a tangent from the parent mass 
and came charging down on us like a bull at a gate. That was 

(Centinued on page 120) 

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(Continued from page 118) 

just the sort of an attack we had been expecting, and, already in 
slickers and sou’-westers, we were making quick work of the 
scant three hundred yards to a clear loop of soft beach when 
the roaring amok succumbed to the southerly drive of the higher 
air currents and was hustled back into line. It missed us by 
a good quarter of a mile, with nothing but scurrying gusts 
of icy air and a spiteful spatter of hail to show what had been 
in pickle for us. 

Inky clouds continued to boil up from behind the western 
hills all afternoon, but without driving close enough to our 
course to be more than potentially threatening. Not many miles 
to the south, however, it was plain that a storm of near- 
cyclonic intensity was raging. It was with no surprise, there- 
fore, that we read in papers picked up the following day of very 
conside ‘rable destruction by hail and violent winds in Milwaukee, 
Racine and the farming region to the west. 

On the whole, in demonstrating how comparatively easy it was 
to get into a position to land before a storm became dangerous, 
the experience was as reassuring as exhilarating. As a matter 
of fact, it was just a bit too reassuring. A black, blustering 
storm that one can see coming ten miles away is only one of 
the fifty- -seven varieties of meteorological disturbances tucked 
away in the capacious weather-bag of the Great Lakes to be 
loosed with careless impartiality upon the wary and unwary 

Our dodge shoreward had carried us well inside a shallow 
bay that must have once been the harbor of the little picture- 
book village discovered as soon as the passing of the squall 
menace let us take our eyes off the heavens and bring them 
back to land and lake. Doubtless a live lumber port many 
years previously, the railroad and the steamers had passed it 
by, leaving it in a back-water behind the rotting piling of its 
once busy docks, just a straggle of apple- and lilac-bloom 
smothered houses bordering a grassy road running down to the 
beach. Alluring as a drop-curtain scene, as we saw it in the 
transforming light of a calcium-like glow where the sun 
strained through the silver lining of a storm-cloud, we were 
saved the disillusionment which must inevitably have followed 
a landing by the necessity of pushing on while the going was 

Two little sirens in gingham, perched Lorelei-like with idle 
fish-poles on the end of the battered pier, volunteered that the 
name of the dream-village was Centerville. When we begged 
to know what it was the center of, they looked at us quite 
blankly, entirely at a loss for an answer. I have met the same 
surprised stare from the almond eyes of a Hangchow mandarin 
when I asked why they called China The Middle Kingdom. 
The pinnacle of unsophistication lies in fancying oneself in the 
heart of the great central Whorl of Things; also of hyper- 
sophistication. New Yorkers and Londoners are just a bit like 
the founders of Centerville and China in that respect. 

But this particular brace of rail-birds was emancipated, broad- 
ened by travel and contact with the world. They had been to 
Manitowoc, all the way round the next point. Now that was 
a town for you; not like Centerville, which wasn’t no kind of 
a place -nohow, with no movies or nothin’. Now Manitowoc 
—we weren’t bound for Manitowoc, by any chance, were we? 
And would we mind 

Sensing the imminent descent of upwards of two hundred 
pounds more of ill-stowable ballast into my overloaded boat, | 
spun the fly-wheel with hard-flipped wrist and put a broaden 
ing wake of bubbles between our stern and danger. It has 
never been recorded what was said by the sirens of old when 
the triple-banked oars of a galley backed water and slid away 
out of danger. All this pair said was, “’Fraid cat! ’Fraid cat!” 
many times repeated. They were quite right, too. I doubt if 
the night-yodelling ladies of Scylla and Charybdis ever taunted 
in better point. 

The thunder squalls were still going over the top in their 
charges from the western hills as we ran on north before the 
freshening southeasterly wind. As the deep bay leading in to 
Manitowoc opened up we had to decide between following the 
coast-line or standing straight on across to Two Rivers, as 
originally planned. With the west still full of dynamite, the 
former would have been.the safer and more sensible course 
It was the chance of spending the night at a Coast Guard 
station and being five miles farther along in the morning that 
decided in favor of the direct run to Two Rivers. It was just 
the sort of thing that Captain Kincaide had warned against 
doing in unsettled weather, and it was largely fool’s luck that 
there was no penalty to pay. 

(Continued on page 124) 

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May, 1925 MORPR. BOATING 121 

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Palmers Are Popular 
in Models and Prices 

May, 1925 

[' matters not whether your power re- 
quirement is for a light runabout or a 
commercial boat hauling a heavy cargo—- 
there is a Palmer engine to meet it—and at 

a price you would feel justified in paying. 

This organization has long been recognized as the producers of the largest and most com- 
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Recently the Palmer YT-2 was introduced—the vast number of this model sold and the popular 

accord it received everywhere proves that Palmer principles are right. 

A brute in a small package de- 
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cylinders with detachable 
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Counter balanced crankshaft. 
All bearings are bronze backed 
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Ignition, high tension magneto, 
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Model YT2 
Price with reverse gear............... $240.00 
Price without reverse gear............ 200.00 

Palmer Engines are care- 
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May we send you further particulars? Write today. 

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PALMER BROS., ENGINES, Inc., Cos Cob, Conn., U. S. A. 

Boston, Mass., 

Tampa, Fla., 233 So. Water St. 

Norfolk, Va., Gas Engine & Boat 
Jacksonville, Fla., 122 So. Ocean Street. 
Vancouver, B. Cc. 

V. M. Dafoe. 

p-Huckins Co., 59 Haverhill St. 

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Oh! its a 
“Honest to 

The kind you can install and know you have a 
dependable control—a masterpiece in its field. 

No matter whether on a one lunger or one of 
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You and I know the trouble a gear can kick 
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That is why Old Man 
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By Waterways to Gotham 
(Continued from page 120) 

The breeze augmented considerably in force as we stood out 
across the bay, and in an astonishingly short space of time had 
rolled up seas of real weight and bulk. The boat rose buoyant ly 
to the lift of them, but from the troughs their sizzling white 
crests loomed several feet above our heads. None of them was 
quite able to put green water over the stern, though time an‘ 
again they burned their noses on the hot cylinders of the 
motor in their eager attempts. The boat yawed wildly before 
the quartering seas so that holding to anything like a straight 
course became a difficult task. I was unfeignedly glad when 
we drove in past the breakwater light and ran on in quiet water 
to the Coast Guard station at the inner end of the north pier 

The captain of the station, saying that the forecast was for 
a heavy storm during the night, had our boat lifted out on the 
slip and a place cleared for us to sleep in the boat-house. After 
dinner and a walk about the low-lying but picturesque little 
town, we returned to the station, where we sat up to a late hour 
while the man on watch told yarns of his years of service on 
the stormy north coast. There was less comfort in these re- 
citals than I would have liked. According to the weatherbeaten 
old veteran, the whole north coast was a wilderness, with the 
shore rocky and shoal-beset, and with no inhabitants but a 
few fishermen. I was a bit cheered when it finally transpired 
that he had never really been there. I was soon to learn, how- 
ever, that the altogether forbidding picture was by no means an 
exaggerated one. 

(To be continued) 

In the next chapter the voyage of the 18-foot boat, driven 
only by a little outboard engine, is continued. A_ picturesque 
run along the lake to the canal at Sturgeon Bay and the en- 
trance to Green Bay is followed by an interesting run through 
this bay. A delightful camp site turns out to be full of mos- 
quitoes and camp was hurriedly broken in the morning to escape 
the pests. His passenger who had accompanied him thus far 
leaves, and the journey is continued alone. A real test of the 
seaworthiness of both boat and engine prove to be satisfactory, 
and a stormy passage to St. Martin’s light is made without 
mishap. The gathering storm comes in during the night in full 
force, and the journey is temporarily delayed until it calms 
down again. 

Offshore Bottle Fishing 

(Continued from page 26) 

pret’ low but they stop train, swing bridge and let us through 
Then slam bridge shut and train move over. Police boat nearly 
broke his nose when bridge swing. He dam, dam loud but 
bridge tender say ‘Who you are? What about these noise? 

‘New York City Police Beat! You let us trough.’ Bridge 
tender say—‘O! are you? You go to hell—in Jersey now.’ 

“’Nother time we unload on dock and two motor cycle cops 
ride right on dock. We hear engines come and hide, then hold 
’em up with gun 'till truck gets cases loaded. Then we take 
spark plugs out motor cycles and trow overboard. Take guns 
away from cops too. But they good fellows so we give each 
hundred dollar and mail guns back next day.” 

3ut were you never caught?” 

“Well one time we got load and law got big boat faster and 
can’t get away. They tie us up and tow in; put me and another 
wop in hatch. 

“Pret’ tight place. Snap lock on hatch outside. So no one 
watch. Tell office got two bootlegger. Some fellows on dock 
look in port hole and we say ‘You let us out this one time. We 
no ask you again—sometime. Please mister, just this one time. 
Nobody look, all busy wit talk—got two bootlegger, so fella open 
lock and we out and go up hill. We look back after get breath 
and they put five, six cases under dock and holler ‘Prisoners es- 
cape! Prisoners escape!’ Run around, mix up everybody. 
Some one start knock holes in hill with 45, but we on other side. 
What they could do wit those fellas for let us out? Not’in ’s 
right! How the law know who? Can’t prove notin’.” 

When conditions were favorable Banty says he made $1,500.00 
a night. He ran cargoes on the Jersey Coast and clear up to 
Philadelphia. Some runs totalled 300 miles a round trip, taking 
the whole night. These trips were usually forced by close watch 
of inlets by prohibition men. He has been on the rocks, sal- 
vaged his boat, had it dragged in on ocean bottom for three 
miles, rebuilt what was left of the hull and started in again 
He has made money and he won’t quit until the game gets him 
He likes it. 

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May, 1925 
Among the Glaciers of Alaska 

(Continued from page 23) 

preparatory to shoving off on a fifteen-day reservist cruise to 
Alaska. Wiedey and I went aboard, and were assigned to 
officers’ quarters—not as reservists, or members of navy per- 
sonnel; but as guests of the Secretary of the Navy. 

‘lhere were several reasons why we had decided to undertake 
this cruise from Alaska to the United States rather than from 
the United States to Alaska. The primary consideration was 
the fact that by going over the route with a larger vessel than 
our own, we would gain much information regarding salt water 
river navigation—information of the kind that is not to be ob- 
tained otherwise. We were getting away to a rather late start 
for the brief summer of those northern latitudes. Thus, by 
making the trip from the north, we were literally migrating 
southward ahead of the encroachment of winter, instead of going 
north to run into it. Consideration was also given to the fact 
that the prevailing wind direction of this region at this season 
of the year is south to southeast. So, by routing our trip 
southward we were taking what advantage we could of the 
prevailing winds rather than having them to contend with. We 
later discovered that in making the trip with so small a boat, 
these carefully thought-out advance arrangements were material 
aids to the success of the venture—a venture that became AD- 
venture many times before we saw Seattle again. 

Eight days after the Eagle Boat left Seattle, we were landed 
bag and -baggage at Juneau, the territorial capital of Alaska, 
There we soon began to discover many things. Today, there are 
two outstanding characteristics of Alaska among my memories 
of Alaska and Alaskans. The first is the wonderful hospitality 
of the people toward strangers in their land, and the second 
is the long summer days—days of 18 to 22 hours of daylight, 
with scarcely any night at all. The development of Alaska 
seems to be largely in the hands of people of, Scandinavian and 
Scotch origin. In this vast country—the last real frontier of 
our country, these people seem to have found an environment 
approximating that of their native lands, but with the opportu- 
nities of the new and out of the way places. Family names 
such as Olsen, Larson, Jensen, Bomark, Anderson, Otterson; 
McKinnon, McDougal, Booth, McLachen, Dundas and Burns, 
predominate and indicate the origins of nationality. 

We spent a week in and around Juneau, and during that time 
got acquainted with a major portion of the population of this 
thriving Alaskan metropolis of 3,000 inhabitants—everybody from 
Hon. Scott C. Bone, Governor of the territory, down to humble 
old wharf-rats who had lost miscellaneous fingers, toes, and 
ears, in the frigid winter climate of the back country. To the 
last man, they seemed to be genuinely interested in us and our 
affairs, and all ready to lend a hand to help us at anything 
from a heave on a line, to volunteering useful information, or 
inviting us in to have dinner. The writer has traveled on 
five of the continents of this earth, but nowhere else have I 
found such genuine whole-hearted hospitality as one finds in 
Alaska. It is undoubtedly the rigors of the country and its 
sparse population that creates this condition. People are simply 
compelled to be friendly with each other in a country where 
there are only about twenty-five thousand of them scattered 
over an area equivalent to one-third of the continental United 
States, and in some parts of which winter temperatures go to 
60 and 70 degrees below zero with almost perpetual darkness. 

A discovery about southeastern Alaska that the visiting yachts- 
man is sure to make very quickly is that the region has some 
enormous tides. Juneau is situated at the foot of precipitous 
and perpetually snow-clad mountains and upon a great inlet 
of the so-called Inland Passages known as Gastineau Channel. 
In front of Juneau the channel is about a mile and a half wide. 
Opposite is a little island—Douglas Island—about as big as the 
states of Delaware and Rhode Island. Any ship ever built, or 
ever likely to be built can dock at Juneau, but a few miles 
up the channel toward Skaguay, the waterway ceases to be 
navigable except for very small boats at high tide. The tides 
raise and lower the water levels about forty feet, so, at high 
tide, small craft may go on up the channel, and through the 
shallows known as Canoe Passage into The Lynn Canal. Large 
boats must go around Douglas Island, for Canoe Passage is high 
and dry at low tide. Once into Lynn Canal, there’s about 300 
fathoms of water up this ten mile wide canal for a hundred 
miles to Skaguay. Just why this waterway—ten miles wide, a 
hundred miles long, 300 fathoms deep, and bounded by mountain 
walls towering to snow-clad elevations of 14,000 and 15,000 
feet, should be called a CANAL, is a mystery. But, Alaska 
is a land of enormities. Mountains up to 12,000 feet elevation 
are only foothills. streams the size of the Mississippi at Minne- 
apolis. are CREEKS; and the great fjord in front of Skaguay 
is a CANAL. The only thing I found in Alaska that is really 

(Continued on page 128) 


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Among the Ghasiens of Alaska 
(Continued from page 126) 

cred.ted with having size is the Alaskan mosquito. Even 

Alaskans admit they've got ‘em, and that they’re the next thing 
to twist-arill humming birds with saxophone songs. Morcover, 
tue Milky Way is only a bit of space compared with their 
numbers—these winger musicians that bite through your boot 
soles, and carry one away in fragments! 

We got acquainted with the tides of Gastineau Channel when 
we attempted to launch our boat at Juneau. The little craft 
had been brought up from Seattle on the deck of the navy 
Eagle Boat. ‘the Eagle Boat docked at ten o'clock at night, 
but it was still broad daylight, the sun being scarcely out of 
sight behind the lofty elevations of Douglas Island. Our diminu- 
tive craft was hoisted over the side, and set on the dock, 
Wiedey and I went to the Juneau Hotel, engaged a suite of 
rooms, and went to bed. Both of us were soon asleep. It 
seemed that I had been asleep for several hours, when | be- 
came awakened for some unknown reason. I opened my eyes 
and looked around. It was daylight—about as light as it is 
in New York City at seven o’clock on a mid-summer evening, 
I reached for my watch. It was 11:30. I rolled over, and went 
to sleep again. It seemed as if I had been asleep for hours 
and hours, when I woke up for the second time. Daylight with 
a harsh Arctic sun was pouring in the open windows. It must 
be nearly noon, I thought. Yet, there was not a sound from the 
streets below. Alaskans must be in the habit of sleeping very 
late. I looked at my watch again. It was 4 A. M. Trying 
to sleep through one of Alaska’s daylight nights reminded me 
of the slumbers I used to try to get when my nights were 
turned into days as a police reporter on the Los Angeles 
Express. Alaskans live according to the clock, not by the hours 
of daylight and darkness. At seven o'clock in the morning, but 
with the sun almost where we'd expect to see it at noon, we 
breakfasted, and went to the dock with the. idea of launching 
our boat at high tide. The tide was up within six or eight feet 
of the dock floor. There was a big hand derrick on the dock, 
which the wharfinger had given us permission to use—so, launch- 
ing the boat would be an easy task—we thought. But, such jobs 
never seem to go off according to schedule. We fiddled around 
for some time rigging a rope sling on the boat, hooked the 
derrick block onto the sling, and hoisted the craft clear of the 
wharf deck. We swung the derrick boom around, and got the 
poat out over where we thought Gastineau Channel was going 
to be. But, the water wasn’t exactly where we expected to find 
it. The receding tide had lowered the surface just about 38 
feet. We began lowering the boat, contemplating that we'd be 
able to slide down the rope and go aboard. Once more we 
learned something about Alaskan tides. Our tackle lacked just 
about four feet of being long enough to set the boat down upon 
the surface level of the low tide. We didn’t feel equal to the 
task of trying to hoist the boat back onto the dock again with 
the hand windless, so we left it hanging there in mid-air until 
the tide came back to catch up with the craft from below 

Once we got our boat in the water, we possessed ourselves 
of the conventional mode of individual transportation which is 
to the southeastern Alaskan about what the flivver is to the 
Kansas farmer. With a boat in Alaska one is privileged to go 
just about anywhere that human beings have any occasion or 
desire to go. Without a boat, one has about the same degree 
of locomotion as a Chesapeake Bay oyster before it reaches 
the half-shell stage. Where should we cruise? That was the 
next question to be decided. 

We wanted to see Skaguay—100 miles away, that historical 
old seaport that was the outfitting point for innumerable joys 
and heartaches in the days of Soapy Smith, and the Klondike 
gold stampede. So, we bought a few groceries, and shoved 
off up Gastineau Channel on the high tide the day after we 
got our boat in the water. Of course, we had to have a name 
for our craft. We christened her Ikigihk, Atlin Indian for 
Good Fishing, and cleared from Juneau with the Alaskan Capital 
as her port of registry. We put-put-put-ted up Gastineau Chan- 
nel, slipped through Canoe Passage on the hump of high water 
slack, and coasted down the hill into Lynn Canal when the 
tide began 4 fall. Lynn Canal resembles nothing quite so much 
as it does Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. I’ve boated on Lake 
Lucerne, and the Lynn Canal is just a second Lake Lucerne 
done on a little bigger scale, and with salt water substituted 
for the melted snows that flow down the River Rhine. But, 
Lynn Canal is moody. It may be like a mirror of late glass 
in the morning, and a seething, hissing, teakettle of commotion 
in the afternoon. It can kick up a sea in which no small boat 
can live when it is swept by a Taku, or Woolly Wind—those 
peculiar windstorms that occasionally lash down between its 
three mile high canyon walls from the tops of the Chilcoots. 

(Continued on page 130) 

May, 1925 

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May, 1925 

Among the Glaciers of Alaska 
(Continued from page 128) 

We were fortunate, however, in catching favorable weather 
for our jaunt up Lynn Canal. Its surface was like a mill pond, 
and we covered the hundred miles in two days. The trip could 
have been made in less time, but we had no desire to hasten 
through such magnificent scenery, and through boating conditions 
so lovely as to fall a man’s lot only about once in a lifetime. 

Years ago, Skaguay was a city. It was the largest, fastest 
growing, and most thriving community in Alaska. It boasted 
a population of 10,000, but like many a good town, whose com- 
mercial life is founded upon a single industry, it began growing 
in reverse gear when the Yukon gold bug turned all six of its 
legs skyward and gasped for breath. Today, Skaguay has a 
population of about 300 souls—a few commercial fishermen, a 
few summer tourists, and a few thirsty sourdoughs heading over 
the Chilcoot Pass to White Horse to buy a bottle of bonded 
hooch at the Canadian Government liquor store. There’s no 
housing problem there. Hundreds of houses are boarded up, 
others are sagging, or falling down. Shingles that have known 
neither paint nor nails for years are blown off in the Woolly 
Winds, and they stay off. Windows have been the targets 
for the small boy’s stones. The yachtsman who desires to spend 
his summers in Skaguay may rent a furnished castle for $10 
a month, or a dollar a month, if that’s all he desires to pay. 
The glory that was once Skaguay’s is now only a memory— 
but a memory that will live for ages in the fiction tales of 
Rex Beach and Garrett P. Serviss. 

Returning from Skaguay to Juneau, we didn’t have such good 
luck with the weather. We had one day of good weather, and 
then a day of rain, which we spent in camp on a tiny island 
near Vanderbilt Reef, where a mast sticking up out of the 
water is all that’s left of the S. S. Princess Sophia, which went 
down in 1921 with a loss of 198 lives. The third day we got fair 
weather, but along with it—a Taku, a wind that took Ikigihk 
southward under reefed sail, so fast that we steered with the 
rudder. No motor could have kept up with the sail. Although 
we were running before the wind, with the waves of Lynn 
Canal leaping at our stern like a pack of hungry jackals, there 
were times when Wiedey decided he could heave water over- 
board faster with a bucket than he could with a bilge pump. 
Somehow or other we managed to keep our little cockleshell 
afloat. We arrived off the entrance of Canoe Passage on the 
right tide, but missed the hole before we could drop the sail. 
There was no turning back. It would have been suicide to 
have attempted it, so we hauled up the sail again, and ran be- 
fore the wind completely around Douglas Island. We passed 
up passenger steamers going in our direction, and seldom touched 
the water except to bounce from the top of one wave to the 
peak of the wave ahead. There really wasn’t much danger of 
swamping because the waves simply couldn’t catch up with 
us. Late in the afternoon we had ridden the Taku into Stevens 
Passage, where the storm seemed to have blown itself out. 
The sail became a useless rag. We installed the motor and 
put-put-ed around the lower end of Douglas Island into Gastineau 
Channel, and met the tide coming out. It took us from six 
o'clock until eleven to push up the ten miles of Gastineau 
Channel from Stevens Passage to Juneau. Nevertheless, it was 
still daylight when we got there, cold, wet, and hungry. 

Seattle was still a thousand miles away, and the long Alaskan 
days were beginning to grow shorter—betokening the encroach- 
ments of winter. There was no time to be lost, so we sailed 
southward the following morning, with Twin Glacier Camp on 
the Taku River, 35 miles south of Juneau as the destination 
to be reached at the end of our first day’s southward cruising. 
Twin Glacier Camp is the hunting lodge of Dr. H. C. DeVighne, 
a Juneau physician and sportsman with whom we had become 
acquainted during our sojourn in the Alaskan Capital. He gave 
us a letter to Mrs. Felix Gray, caretaker of the camp; and 
bade us go there, and make ourselves at home. 

All morning we cruised down Stevens Passage, and toward 
noon turned into the entrance of Taku Inlet. About this time 
a monstrous mountain of emerald green and chalky white 
loomed up ahead of us. It was the first iceberg encountered 
on the southward cruise. This particular berg appeared to be 
about five acres in area, and stuck up out of the water some 
60 or 75 feet. We headed toward it to get a closer view, but 
when we got within about three hundred yards of it, the berg 
suddenly decided to turn turtle. It rolled over like a sick cow, 
sank down almost out of sight, and then began bobbing slowly 
up and down. By this time we had changed our course. We 
were going straight away from the iceberg—boosted along on the 
crest of monstrous swells that seemed to be higher than the 
berg itself when we were alongside it. But, we’d learned some- 

(Continued on page 132) 

May, 1925 MORR. BoaTING 131 

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On almost any lake or stream this 
f summer, you will see the Johnson 
Outboard Motor helping people 
have the most enjoyable vacation 
d 7 . they ever spent. 
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e do the work, this ‘camper Pras t a care in the . 
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'The pameet. Johnson “Shock Absorber Drive’ is standard 
J Motors. Combined with free and 
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With a Johnson as 
auxiliary power the 
sailboat owner does 
not worry about the 
wind falling off. 

HEREVER you spend your vacation, take a 
Johnson Motor with you—and any boat or 
canoe you come across is a power boat. 

The Johnson is the only really portable outboard 
motor. It weighs only 35 pounds complete. It is the 
only outboard motor that attaches to a// types of 
boats or canoes without altering any of them. The 
dependability of the Johnson is known wherever 

merged rocks, logs, sand bars, etc., without the slightest ing 
jury to the propeller or motor. (Size of motor in this pic 
.ture is slightly exaggerated to show details.) 

(Below) The owner of | small boats are used—one of the reasons why there Use Your 

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May, 1925 

Vv nd P 
Among the Glaciers of Alaska 
(Continued from page 130) 
thing. We were assured that icebergs are dangerous playmates 
for small boats. 

Although we sought to give all icebergs as wide a berth as 
possibile thereafter, a certain amount ot uncomfortably close 
association with them was unavoidable in navigating Taku Inlet, 
ine whole inlet was so full of floating ice that they could have 
been avoided only by turning tail, and hauling out of the inlet. 
ihese bergs are merely fragments of glacial ice that topple 
otf the ends of Taku Glacier, Norris Glacier, Twin Glaciers, 
and a miscellaneous assortment of glaciers that discharge into 
taku River and Taku Inlet. The bergs ranged in size from 
pieces of ice no bigger than a man’s head to great chunks of 
iridescent emerald green and white as big as the biggest office 
building in America. The big bergs, of course, were easily 
avoided. It was the little ones that really endangered us. Any- 
one who has ever observed a piece of ice in a drinking glass 
knows that ice floats with only about one-eighth of its bulk out 
of the water. So, a berg that appeared to be no bigger than 
a man’s head on the surface, would in reality be a chunk weigh- 
ing perhaps 100 or 150 pounds—all that would be necessary to 
have torn the entire bottom out of Ikigihk’s spruce planking had 
we run afoul of one full speed ahead. Before we had gone 
very far up Taku Inlet, we found it necessary to adjust the 
water pump on the motor to reduce the quantity of water 
flowing through the cylinder jacket. The water was at such a 
low temperature that the motor could not attain proper thermal 
efficiency until this change in the water pump adjustment was 
made. In adjusting the pump it was necessary for me to get 
my hands in the water. Almost instantly every joint, and my 
fingers, ached as if they’d been pounded with a mallet. In about 
half a minute those members became totally paralyzed. Getting 
overboard in such water is not a pleasant thought to contemplate. 
No matter what kind of a swimmer one might be, he’d have about 
the chance of a blind mouse at a cat convention. I had previously 
learned that among native Alaskans only about one out of a 
hundred can swim a single stroke. They virtually live on the 
water, and do most of their travelling in boats, but it’s the 
hundredth man who is a swimmer. If one is found among them 
who can swim, he has learned to swim elsewhere. 

We entered Taku Inlet on the inflowing tide. This helped our 
speed, but added nothing to our safety from the menace of 
icebergs. All the bergs that had gone visiting down in Stevens 
Passage during the day, were migrating back up Taku Inlet 
in the inflowing tide. Many times we found it necessary to 
go dangerously near gigantic cornices of ice in order to pass 
between two mountains of refrigeration material. In some places 
the inlet was almost choked with ice, and as we wiggled along 
through the floes, no peace of mind was added by the fact that 
the shores were sometimes two and three miles away—and those 
shores’ perpendicular walls of ice-scoured rock where a landing 
would have been impossible. Moreover, when this mass was 
hurtling along up the inlet on an eight knot current, the prospect 
of getting caught between two bergs was anything but a nerve 
tonic. Every now and then we'd see two bergs try to elbow 
each other out of the channel. They'd strike with a roar that 
set the surrounding landscape echoing for miles around. Down 
into the water would go tons and tons of ice from the points 
of contact on the two bergs, and then all the surrounding icebergs 
would hurl back the accumulated echoes. The trip up Taku inlet 
was a real adventure—a scene, and an experience to be re- 
membered forever. But, while it lasted, I'll admit there was 
some satisfaction in the thought that my life insurance policies 
are of the incontestable variety—the kind that pays, even f 
suicide ! 

We got alongside Taku Glacier just as the sun began getting 
down to the point to produce sunset colors. Trying to descri 
a live glacier is an almost impossible task. It is too much like 
trying to describe the Grand Canyon of Arizona—a thing utterly 
indescribable. Then put the sunset colors onto Taku, and the 
finishing touch of indescribability is added. Imagine, yourself 
if you can, sitting at the helm of a sixteen-foot motor boat, 
cruising along the face of a perpendicular ice wall 350 feet 
high, and ten miles long. You're pretty busy dodging floating 
icebergs. Every few seconds a few million tons of ice topples 
off the summit of the glacier and goes crashing down into the 
water with a roar like a 16-inch naval gun. When these ice 
masses come down, there’s something else going to happen soon 

you're going to get a sample of what the north Atlantic 
like in a sixteen foot boat in a storm. Tremendous waves go 
hurtling out across the inlet from the face of the glacier. A 
mountain of water.comes rolling toward you, and you swing tl 
bow around to take it nose on. For a few breathless seconds 
you’re out to break all altitude records—going up almost p¢ 
pendicularly. But the summit of the wave slides under the keel, 
and your little cockleshell goes careening wildly down the bac! 

(Continued on page 138) 


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Boats Instead of Autos? 

Why not substitute speed boats for automobiles in cities where 
it is possible to utilize waterways instead of congested boule- 

“And why not?” asks William E. Scripps, head of the Scripps 
Motor Company, Detroit, Mich., who is in Miami, Fla., spend- 
ing the winter months and supervising the installation of motors 
in speed boats which take part in a big regatta. 

“In Miami especially,” says Mr. Scripps, “it would be per- 
fectly plausible and sensible for the commuter to use a speed 
boat in place of an automobile. I am thinking particularly of the 
Coral Gables Waterway, which traverses a big residential sec- 
tion and leads to Biscayne Bay. People living along the stream 
— own a speed boat, operate it cheaply and save a great deal 
of time.” 

The Coral Gables waterway, of which Mr. Scripps speaks, 
traverses Coral Gables, Miami Riviera, the largest suburb de- 
velopment in the country. It comprises 10,000 acres. 

Mr. Scripps is head of the company which designed and man- 
ufactured the motors for the races. The motors are six-cylinder, 
four-cycle, developing about 100 h.p. The boats are 18 feet 
long and will carry two passengers. 

Such boats as these were suggested by Mr. Scripps in speaking 
of the commuting-by-water plan. 

Longer Life for Reverse Gears 

The first known friction started a fire. The savage made 
good use of this fact and rubbed wood against wood to produce 
a flame. Here can be seen the problem of lubrication that became 
apparent when a cart wheel evolved from the cross section of a 
rolling log. So the wheel was the first piece of moving machin- 
ery that required a study of lubrication. 

First came fats, then whale oil, then crude oil. Machinery 
progressed with a sudden jump. Crude oil with the methods 
of refining made possible fast moving machinery of various kinds 
—and various kinds of machines required different refining of 
crude oil to suit specific problems of lubrication. 

What kept a set of ball bearings separated from their race- 
ways would not do for a differential. What efficiently took the 
rub out of a piece of shafting would not properly lubricate an 
engine. Even different refining was needed for engines—one 
kind of oil for warm weather and another for cold—heavy 
duty and light duty, and so on. The refining of crude oils came 
under the microscope of the chemist. Greases and oils were 
built up to suit different speeds, pressures, conditions, weathers 
and types of machinery. Each piece of mechanism now has its 
own specially refined grease or oil, so that it can give the utmost 
in power and speed with the least amount of effort and wear. 

When a piece of machinery was forced to turn on a lubricant 
that was adapted for some other purpose—parts wore out. 
Either the body was too thick or too thin for the pressure and 
the duty to perform. While this difference would not show 
itself over a short period—the product designed by the manu 
facturer to last many years went out of service long before 
its time. 

Selection of the right kind of lubricant for the right purpose 
has been in practice among boatmen with their engine oils, 
engine greases, shaft greases and other boat parts—with one 
exception. The boatmen who took care that the right lubricant 
went between the right moving part, used any kind of grease 
or oil in his reverse gear. That this practice caused the wearing 
of parts and shortened the life of the gear became evident when 
letters were written to the Paragon Gear Works asking if there 
was a special reverse gear grease made. 

Five years ago this company combined its reverse gear skill 
with the lubricating knowledge of the U. S. Oil Company and 
made a complete investigation of the conditions a lubricant faces 
when operating on reverse gears. The very nature of the duties 
reverse gears perform, the many moving, interlocking, sliding 
and meshing parts were found to require a special type of 

When a lubricant is examined under a microscope, it is seen 
to be made up of millions of molecules. It is these molecules 
that form a cushion between parts and keep them from touching. 
The worth of an oil or grease as a lubricant depends on the 
toughness and ability of these molecules to act as a separator. 
If they break down, the lubricant gets thin and parts touch. It 
was, therefore, the problem of the Paragon Gear Works and 
the U. S. Oil Company to build up a lubricant whose molecules 
stood the conditions peculiar to reverse gear operation. 

After five years of experimenting, testing and refining, a spe- 
cial grease and oil has been perfected for the one specific duty 
of properly lubricating ati makes of reverse gears. Consistency 

Yard and Shop 

(Continued from page 66) 


was Worked out to suit gear conditions—thin enough to crawl 
to every moving part and work between discs without gumming, 
and thick enough to hold its body against the lashing of many 
gears. This last point has been so successfully accomplished 
that the grease does not run out of the gear joints. Formerly 
this running grease was regarded by the boatmen only as an 
annoyance that dirtied his boat. It can now be seen that this 
was a sign that the gear parts were breaking down the mole- 
cules which meant parts were wearing. 

This special lubricant has been named Grezagere in both 
grease and oil form. 

For consumer purposes Grezagere Grease is packed in one 
pound metal cans, in five-pound cans, and ten-pound cans. Grez- 
agere Oil for enclosed type reverse gears is put up in one-gallon 
and five-gallon cans. Both forms of Grezagere may be bought 
from dealers or from the Paragon Gear Works directly at 
Taunton, Mass. 

For dealers, Grezagere Grease is packed in the following un- 
broken cases of 48 one-pound cans each—24 five-pound cans 
each—and 4 ten-pound cans, each Grezagere Oil—12 one-gallon 
cans each. 

World's Oldest Outboard Still in Use 

The world’s oldest outboard motor has been unearthed—but 
unearthed is hardly the right word to use, for this 15-year-old 
horse-and-a-half Evinrude was still humming along, day in and 
day out, when located. Its owner, Geo. H. Craig of Altoona, 
Pa., was loath to part with it. 

All this is the result of a contest held recently by the Evin- 
rude Motor Co. of Milwaukee to discover how old the oldest 
Evinrude was. Hundreds of motors were entered in the contest, 
all from five to fifteen years old. Mr. Craig’s Evinrude was 
the twelfth outboard to be manufactured. It was pieced to- 
gether by the few members of the then newly organized Evinrude 
Motor Co. in a little out-of-the-way blacksmith shop in Mil- 
waukee, back in 1910. 

In entering the contest, Mr. Craig wrote: “I do not care to 
ship this motor unless I have a chance to win the prize (a new 
1925 Champion Sport Twin), as there is nothing the matter 
with it. It does not need any repairs, as I have it in use every 
week-end—and it runs fine.” 

It is a long stride from this rather crude piece of machinery 
to the trim new 1925 Champion Evinrude Sport Twin which is 
a true masterpiece in performance and engineering design. Ever 
since old No. 12 was built, each year has seen new and greater 
improvements. New devices which added more pleasure and 
safety to the sport of outboard motoring. A flywheel magneto 
was developed which rid the boatman of the old bother of lug- 
ging around a heavy battery that only too often went dead far 
from home. Then came the Sport Twin, to which a tilt-up 
was added to prevent injury to the motor. Whenever hidden 
logs, snags or shallows are encountered, all under-water Sport 
Twin parts automatically tilt over the obstruction—snubbing the 
shock, preventing damage to the boat, propeller and motor. The 
tilt-up lock was added for convenience in starting and is an 
exclusive Evinrude feature. This is an instant tiller sctting 
which holds the motor rigid for starting. There is no wob- 
bling or sidesway. The Evinrude automatic, instantaneous re- 
verse is tiller-controlled—merely a lift of the tiller sends the 
boat full speed astern. If one is in danger of hitting the pier 
or another boat this device comes in mighty handy because you 
do not take your eyes from the course ahead or move the motor 
a fraction of an inch. It also eliminates the old-fashioned idea 
of stopping the motor and recranking in reverse. 

Each year has seen new improvements in the Evinrude fly- 
wheel magneto. It has been developed to a stage where it now 
provides hot sparks eight times the usual spark gap requirement. 
This magneto is entirely weather and waterproof. Anyone pre- 
ferring timer-and-battery ignition can have the Evinrude Sport 
Twin thus equipped—with genuine Columbia Hot Shot batteries 
and at a lower price than for the famous flywheel magneto- 
equipped model, however. 

Another development was the Power-Focus drive to conserve 
every possible ounce of the motor’s eager power and focus it at 
the propeller blades, where it really counts. From crankshait 
to propeller, ball bearings and matched, precision-cut gears are 
used in power transmission. The Evinrude is the only outboard 
so equipped. 

Then the No-Clog pump eliminated another disadvantage 
This new pump provides an absolute force feed of water to the 
cylinder jackets whether going forward, reverse or loafing at 4 
slow trolling speed. Its location up out of the way of mud and 
sand eliminates any possibility of the pipes and water jacket 
being clogged. (Continued on page 138) 

May, 1925 

ERICO Polished Cast 
Bronze Portlights 

ERICO Electric Bilge 

ERICO Clam Shell 

ERICO Mooring Bit 

ERICO Universal Shaft 

ERICO Universal Strut 
ERICO Intake and Exhaust 
Pipe Connections 

ERICO Tank Cap and 


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ERICO Cowl Ventilator 
ERICO Fender Hooks 

ERICO Combination Bow 

ERICO Spark, Throttle 
and Clutch Levers 

ERICO Column Spark and 
Throttle Control 

ERICO Running Lights 

ERICO Combination Elec- 
tric Post Light 

ERICO Electric Search- 

Can You Answer YES? 

Is your boat equipped with— 

ERICO Lighting Fixtures 
ERICO Mast Hinge 
ERICO Mast Step 
ERICO Steering Wheel 

ERICO Combination Flag 
Staff and Electric 
Stern Light 

ERICO Stern Flag Staff 

ERICO Combination Sash 

ERICO Auto Type 
Steering Wheel 

| If NO is your answer, let us tell you how little it costs to equip your 
boat with the ERICO accessories you need. ERICO accessories are 

unique in design and are manufactured of the highest grade materials. 
They add greatly to the appearance and efficiency of any craft. 


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i . We have used a number of your 
Spark, Throttle and Clutch Controls, and this 
equipment is proving highly satisfactory on our 
boats. It is substantial, and at the same time, 
compact and easily installed.” 

Defoe Boat and Motor Works 

” We have been using a number of 
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Red Bank Yacht Works. 

" I consider the ERICO shaft log 
the best on the market and do not hesitate to 
recommend it. I am using a number of these 
this season in racing boats and otherwise; and 
have decided to adopt them altogether and also 
specify them in all my work.” 

The Hacker Boat Co., 
John L. Hacker. 

“As you know, all of our boats are built to a 
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Designed Right 
Built Right 

Separate Head 

Control Lever 
for Spark and Throttle 

Water By-Pass 
from Cylinder to Head 
Heat Control Lever 

Cover for Valve 

Oil Sight Feed 

Oil Float Gauge 
Hand Hole Cover 

Detachable Plate 
giving access to 

Connection for Air Tank 

——— ei 

Cover to Vaporizing Chamber 
for removal of carbon 

Governor for Speed Control Three Way Cock 

for Gasoline and Kerosene Suction Pipe 

absorbing foul air 
from Engine Room 

Miller R-4, 28-35 H.P. at 400 to 500 R.P.M. 
All enclosed unit Power Plant 

| gemareagy motors are designed right and built right, for all sizes and types of 
boats. An unbiased comparison with other marine engines places the Miller 
high above the average run of quality. We want you to compare Miller marine 
motors, their features, quality, construction and price with other motors of equal 
size. You will be readily impressed by the honest construction and high value of 

Miller motors have all the approved up-to-date features of the best marine 
engineering practice. Millers are built for marine service exclusively and deliver 
more than their rated horsepower in continuous service. 

Single Cylinder Models, Medium Duty 
F-1, 4 H. P., 4°” x 5”, weight 410 Ibs. 
I-1, 6 H. P., 5%” x 6”, weight 500 Ibs. 

Two Cylinder Models, Medium Duty 
F-2, 10 H. P., 4%" x 6”,.. weight 625 lbs. 
1-2, 14 H. P., 5%” x 6! ber weight 800 Ibs. 

Four Cylinder Models, Medien Duty 
D-4, 6-14 H. P., 2%" x » weight 250 Ibs. 
E-4, 12-20 H. P., 3" x $e weight 700 Ibs. 
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Among the Glaciers of Alaska 

; (Continued from page 132) 

side of the wave. A few lesser waves, and it’s all over—all 
but the noise out in the inlet made by hundreds of icebergs 
disturbed by the swells, grinding and crashing together. Add 
to this—these original masses of whitish-emerald green, and 
Prussian blue, icebergs and ice walls; dab them with every color 
of the rainbow in the setting sun; and you've got a picture that 
lingers in one’s memory like some fantastical nightmare. 

(To be continued) 

Yard and Shop 
(Continued from page 66) 

The New Stearns Siz 

Some tests recently made of the new six cylinder Stearns 
marine engine have more than fufilled the expectations of the 
designers. The results produced were such as were not pre- 
viously considered possible with the type of cylinder heads used, 
which were specially designed for this machine. The Link-Belt 
chain which is used to drive the camshaft has an automatic 
take-up, and is so large in proportion to the work it must do 
that it will be guaranteed for the life of the engine, without 
any attention or adjustment whatever. It is expected that this 
drive is sufficiently durable to outlive two or three engines. Due 
to the tremendous excess strength of the chain, the automatic 
tension spring will hardly ever be called into play, and very 
little wear will take place. ‘ 

After the preliminary running in of the new machine, a 
short endurance run of one hundred hours at full throttle and 
full load was conducted, and the engine ran without and inter- 
ruptions, and all parts seem to be in perfect condition when 
examined. The operation of the machine is very smooth, with 
practically no vibration. In fact when pulling a full load with 
wide open throttle, a coin can be balanced on its edge on the 
top of the cylinder head without falling over. Photographs of 
this machine will shortly be available, and it will then be 
illustrated and described more fully. 

An Improved Service Policy 

Coincidently with the retirement of M. C. Kimball from the 
firm of Bruns Kimball & Co. are announced some very im- 
portant changes in the policy of this the outstanding company 
among the marine engine dealers in the country. 

The oldest and today the largest dealers in marine engines, 
Bruns Kimball & Co. dates its inception to the shop of Wm. 
Bruns in Jersey City, N. J., twenty-five years ago. 

It can be said truthfully that in every step forward toward 
the betterment of service, broadening of policy, protection o! 
customers, etc., taken by the industry, this firm has been one 
of the leaders. Now comes an announcement of even more 
liberal policy, of even more generous treatment of customers, of 
even more open and above-board methods of trading, so that 
there can possibly be no other result than a customer 100 per 
cent satisfied. 

Wm. Bruns, perhaps the best informed executive in the 
rebuilding industry, remains president of the company and 
continues, as he has in the past, to act in an advisory capacity 
to the hundreds of boatmen who come to him with their prob 
lems to solve. He has instituted a new house slogan, which 
will give an idea of the new attitude. It is Harmony and 
Service and every employee and officer of the company i 
the jump to live up to it. 

J. S. Lobenthal, former general manager and a member ‘ 
the concern for a number of years, continues in that post in the 
New York headquarters. 

Frank E. Couch, manager of the Philadelphia branch, con- 
tinues in that position, and also becomes a stockholder and 
member of the firm, which means that boatmen in the Philadel- 
phia territory, comprising Pennsylvania, South Jersey, Delaware 
etc., will have the advantage of dealing with an executive of the 
company and a man ready and willing at all times to give his 
personal attention to all matters, large or small. 

The Philadelphia branch, located at 102 South Fourth St 
carries sample engines of the makes distributed, and a cordial 
invitation is extended to call there, inspect the line, and become 
acquainted with the genial Mr. Couch. 

Harrison Joins Evinrude 

Leonard Harrison, who formerly represented the Canadian 
Canoe Company in Eastern Canada, has joined the sales force 
of the Evinrude Motor Company and will extol the virtues 0! 
the new 1925 Champion Evinrude Sport Twin throughout the 
Eastern States. 

He possesses a most likable personality, which will make many 
friends for the Evinrude. 

(Continued on page 158) 

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May, 1925 

C-40—Developed from scores of 
successful Albany cruisers, the 
C40 gives a choice of several 
interior arrangements. In _ this 
one, the forward cabin, sleeps 
four, with bridge amidships end 
large deck aft. For larger accom- 
modations an after cabin can be 

C-52—A 52’ x 12’ express cruiser, 
with accommodations for eight 
people and crew of two, or which 
can be varied in arrangement, 
power and speed to meet your 

R-26—An__ eight-passenger  run- 
about, 26’ x 6’, that meets a large 
demand for a medium size run- 
about of the highest quality. 


US West 40” Street. New York. MT. 

HE new Albany Model R-34, pictured above, is the 
latest development in fast runabounts. It is a beauti- 
ful boat, mahogany planked, copper and brass fastened 

and double planked bottom. Dimensions are 34’ x 7’ x 28”. 
with seating capacity for eleven passengers, on deep spring 

upholstery, tailored for salt-water service. 

The construction follows the highest standards of the boat 
builders’ art while the design is a bit in advance of anything 
in the water today. The underbody is the standard Albany 
“V” bottom with broad, flat sections aft; the sides are grace- 
fully molded to blend with the streamlined upper works and 
new Albany streamline stern. 

While beautifying the “V” bottom type, we hold fast to our 
knowledge of practical salt-water requirements. For example, 
no aluminum or nickel plating is used, but deck fittings are 
genuine A B C metal. Albany safety features are built 
in. The power installation is a story in itself of new achieve- 
ments. Most completely equipped. 

Engine is Sterling Dolphin Six Special, for speed of over forty 
miles per hour—a proven marine motor good in salt or fresh 
water—a smooth balanced six. Other possibilities are fifty- 
five miles with Wright Typhoon, or fifty miles with Liberty 

These are just a few of the Albany standardized types. If the boat you are 
interested in is not incluled we will be glad to prepare special designs or 
build from your architect’s plans. 

Write today for complete details and prices. 

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Another New Book 

here To Cruise 

By F. W. Horenburger, C. E. 
2nd Edition of MoToR BoatinG’s Book of Motor 

Boatmen’s Charts with 

37 detail charts of the eastern seaboard, sounds, bays 
and harbors, covering the entire Atlantic coast from 
Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. 

10 detail charts of rivers, inland lakes and canals. 

9 detail charts of the Great Lakes. 

56 charts in all, attractively and durably bound in a 

book measuring 814 x 11!% inches. 
Chart No. 1—Western End of Long Island Sound 
Chart No. 2—Eastern End of Long Island Sound 
Chart No. 3—Block Island Sound 
Chart No. 4—New York Harbor 
Chart No. 5—Boston Harbor 
Chart No. 6—Buzzards Bay 
Chart No. 7—Block Island to Vinegard Sound and Narragansett 

Chart No. 8—Delaware River and Bay 

. 9—Chesapeake Bay—Part 1 

Chart No. 10—Maine Coast 

Chart No. 11—Hudson River, Kingston to Albany 

Chart No. 12—Chesapeake Bay—Part 2 

Chart No. 13—Lake Erie, Eastern End—Part 1 

Chart No. 14—Lake Erie, Western End—Part 2 

Chart No. 15—Hudson River, New York to Kingston 

Chart No. 16—Lake Champlain, Whitehall to Rouses Point 

Chart No. 17—The New York State Barge Canal System 

Chart No. 18—Massachusetts Coast, Scituate to Newburyport 

Chart No. 19—Massachusetts Coast, Newburyport to Cape Elizabeth 

Chart No 20—Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts 

Chart No. 21—Coast of Maine, Monehegan to Isle Au Haut 

Chart No. 22—Chesapeake Bay, Cove Point to Smith Point— 
Part 3 

Chart No. 23—Biscayne Bay, Florida 

Chart No. 24—Thousand Islands, Wolfe to Grenadier Island 

Chart No. 25—Delaware River, Trenton to Philadelphia 

Chart No. 26—Delaware River Philadelphia to Smyrna 

Chart No. 27—New Jersey Coast, Cape May to Little Egg Inlet 

Chart No. 28—New Jersey Coast, Little Egg Inlet to Bayhead 

Chart No. 29—New Jersey Coast, Bayhead to New York Harbor 

Chart No. 36—Ch e Bay, Smith Point to Cape Charles 

Chart No. 31—Potomac River, Entrance to Lower Cedar Point 

Chart No. 32—York and James Rivers 

Chart No. 33—Delaware Coast, Cape Henlopen to Chincoteague Inlet 

Chart No. 34—Virginia Coast, Chincoteague Inlet to Cape Charles 

Chart No. 35—Virginia Coast, Cape Henry to Albemarle Sound 

Chart No. 36—Albemarle Sound, North Carolina 

Chart No. 37—Pamlico Sound, North Carolina 

Chart No. 38—North Carolina Coast, Core Sound to New River Inlet 

Chart No. 39—Carolina Coast, From Cape Fear to Winyah Bay 

Chart No. 4@—South Carolina Coast—From Winyah Bay to St. 
Helena Sound 

Valuable Cruising Data 

Chart No. 41—Georgia Coast—From St. Helena to Doboy Sound 
Chart No. 42—Lake Michfgan, Southern Part 

Chart No. 43—Lake Michigan, Northern Part 

Chart No. 44—Lakes Michigan and Huron 

Chart No. 45—Lake Huron 

Chart No. 46—Coast of Georgia 

Chart No. 47—Florida Coast 

Chart No. 48—Florida—Cape Canaveral to Miami 

Chart No. 48—Lake Ontario—Western Part 

Chart No. 50—Lake Ontario—Eastern Part 

Chart No. 51—Nantucket Sound 

Chart No. 52—Long Island Sound, Oyster and Huntington Bays 
Chart No. 53—New York to Boston 

Chart No. 54—Boston to Eastport 

Chart No. 55—Trent Waterway, Ontario 

Chart No. 56—Connecticut River 

HE most suitable courses from all principal ports and 

harbors are given on these charts, as well as magnetic 
courses and bearings, distances in statute miles, all prin- 
cipal lights, buoys, etc. All charts are drawn to scale. 
They have proven invaluable to motor boatmen while 
cruising or planning a cruise. 

Much other cruising data is given in the book, such as 
where to purchase the various government charts and 
publications, notes on how to use charts, the character- 
istics of lights and other major aids to navigation, in- 
formation as to fuel and supply stations, etc. 

A number of suggestions for interesting cruises and 
several complete cruises are outlined as follows: 

Cruise No. 1—New York to Albany 

Cruise No. 2—Albany to Buffalo 

Cruise No. 3—Albany to Thousand Islands via Champlain Canal, 
Lake Champlain, Montreal and St. Lawrence 

Cruise No. 4—New York to Thousand Islands via Barge Canal 

Cruise No. 5—New York to Philadelphia 

Cruise No. 6—Buffalo to Detroit 

Cruise No. 7—New York to Florida 

Cruise No. 8—Miami, Florida, to New Orleans 

Cruise No. 9—New York to Boston 

Cruise No. 9A—New York to Boston 

Cruise No. 10—Boston to Eastport, Maine 

Cruise No. 11—Trent alley Waterway 

Cruise No. 12—Connecticut River 

No motor boatman should be without a copy of 
“Where to Cruise” (Vol. 6) MoToR BoatinG Ideal Series 

Price $2.00 per copy 


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A wonderful illustrated course in Piloting, Seamanship and Small boat handling, published in complete 
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| pe ap of page after page of dry text matter with 
only occasional illustrations, this text book of small 
boat seamanship is composed mainly of pictures, drawings, 
photographs, charts and diagrams covering every situa- 
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clearly explained by a concise and simple title. 

You will find this book more enjoyable and easier to 
understand than any text book you ever read. You will 
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You will find it easy to read and easy to remember be- 
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The preparation of this Course has cost thousands of 
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May, 1925 MOOR. BOATIN 

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Spring Is Here! 
Time for a2 Kermath! 

To really get the most out of motor boating we believe 
you will find Kermath the ideal marine motor from 
any point of view. 

Most experienced boat builders do. 80% of the lead- 
ing boat makers now standardize on the Kermath 
exclusively. This means a lot and should be a good 
guide to you if you are uncertain. 

Kermath is the world’s standard motor for any size 
boat because of its rugged construction—simple 
design—all around up-to-dateness. 

Kermath is an advanced motor—reliable—economical 
—perfectly balanced—accessible—easy to handle 
and needs no attention. 

Season in and season out, thousands of Kermath 
owners find this sturdy motor working like a 
beaver—always dependable. 

Let us tell you more about this powerful power plant. 
Built for small, medium, and larger boats. Write 

3-4 H.P., $135. 100 H.P., 6 cylinder, $1450. 

“A Kermath Always Runs” 

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Analysis of the Carbon Problem 
(Continued from page 40) 

whether or not everything is as it was described by the owners, 
For my own information, I investigated several of these cases 
some months ago, and developed the following facts, which 
should be of inestimable value to those who have been oul led 
with excessive carbon formation. 

First: carbon is the partially burnt residue (or heavier por- 
tion) of our fuel or lubricant, which remains in the combustion 
chamber after each explosion. These deposits gradually ac- 
cumulate as time goes on, with the consequence that the more 
carbon present, the faster new carbon deposits form. This is 
due to the fact that the old carbon deposits make an ideal sur- 
face for the new carbon to adhere to. In fact most of you have 
already noticed that carbon first forms on any rough spots or 
projections in the combustion chamber. Summing it up, carbon 
is the remaining portion of incomplete combustion which lodges 
on any place where it can adhere. Incomplete combustion may 
be due to any of the following faults: 


(a) Poor, due to leaks past rings, piston scored or worn 
cylinders, defective gaskets, worn cams, or defective valves. 

(b) Too low, due to improper design, leaks as described in 
(a) poor valve timing, too small clearance in valve tappets, 
worn cams, too small intake manifold or carburéter, or gaskets 
obstructing some of the intake passages. 

(c) Too high, due to improper design, engine loaded too 
heavily, or poor valve timing. 

(d) Varies in different cylinders, due to any of the above 
faults, one cylinder larger than another, or some of the valves 
sticking in the guides or by weak springs. 


(a) Improper timing, due to incorrect setting, slipping gears, 
broken gear teeth, using separate coil for each cylinder which 
gives sparks of different intensity to cylinders, worn contacts 
in timer or distributor, sticking contact points, or bent control 

(b) Weak spark, due to run down battery, defective or im- 
properly adjusted spark plugs, worn or defective distributors, 
and timers, or defective or improper wiring. 

(c) Varying spark, due to wet wires, wires shaking and 
touching hot portions of motor from vibration thus causing in- 
sulation to fail and a short circuit to occur or leading high and 
low tension wires through a tube, pipe or hose setting up 
electrical induction. 


(a) Improper timing, due to incorrect setting, slipping gears, 
broken gear teeth, keys or pins sheared, worn cams, or too much 
or too little clearance between valve stems and tappets. 

(b) Irregular action, due to cams set on camshaft out of 
sequence, bent or twisted camshaft, more wear on one cam than 
another, more clearance between one valve stem and tappet than 
another, sticking valve stems, or weak or broken valve springs 

(c) Leaky, due to excessive clearance between valve stems 
and guides, too little clearance between valve stems and tappets, 
bent stems, sticking in guides, burnt or broken valve heads and 
seats, warped valve heads from excessive heat, or weak springs. 


(a) Too rich mixture, due to setting carbureter while moto 
is cold, necessary owing to too high compression or overload 
motor, flooding carbureter, running with throttle closed, sticki1 
air valve in carbureter or condensed gasoline puddling in | 

(b) Irregular mixture, due to worn or poorly fitting 
bureter parts, sticking air valve or float valve, water 
float, air leaks into carbureter or intake manifold, leaky intake 
valve stems, puddles of gasoline forming in low spots, between 
carbureter and combustion chamber generally traceable to im- 
properly designed intake manifolds or pockets under intake 
valves, or water and dirt in carbureter bowl or in pipe line 
from tank. 

(c) Poor grade of g 
cheap fuel. 


2a oS 

asoline, due to evaporation or purchase of 


(a) Excessive amount, due to improper setting of feeds 
pressure, too high an oil level in base or sump, leaking past 
pistons and rings caused by scored or worn parts, oil feeds t 
high on cylinder walls (where piped with individual leads 
each cylinder), caused by bearing wear or improperly placed 
leads through cylinders. 

(b) Wrong grades or poor quality of oil, due to being too 
light or too heavy for the needs of your motors, too low a flash 
point for motors running hot, poor viscosity and breaks down 
under heat, made from wrong base crude oil which contains a 
large percentage of free carbon, similar to tar deposits, or 1 
of cheap oil to save money. 

(Continued on page 146) 

be found on page 166 



May, 1925 


US West 40 Street. New York. NT. 

OR 14 days in December last, 38 Lubri- 

cation Engineers sat around a table 
and analyzed and discussed the new models 
of every known motor boat engine. Every 
year this analysis is made. 

The studies include engine design, com- 
pression pressures, clearances, piston type, 
location and design of piston rings, return 
grooves and drain holes; the method of sup- 
plying oil to each bearing, size and length 
of oil lines, type and location of oil pump, 
size and mesh of oil screen, capacity of oil 
reservoir, means of regulating the oil pres- 
sure. These and a host of other points that 
have even the slightest bearing on lubrica- 
tion are carefully studied. 

Following these studies, lubrication recom- 
mendations are made and checked for cor- 
rectness by conferences with the makers of 
the various types of marine engines. 
Nothing is left to chance, nothing to 

The lubrication recommendations take 
practical form in the Vacuum Oil Chart 
of Recommendations for Motor Boats. This 
Chart tells you the scientifically correct 
grade of Gargoyle Mobiloil to use. 

8 lubrication engineers 
have studied your engine 

Gargoyle Mobiloil—and Gargoyle Marine 
Oils—are recognized as correct motor boat 
engine lubrication because these oils— 

—are produced by the leading lubri- 
cation specialists of the world, 
—are NOT by-products, 

—contain highest lubricating qualities, 
—come in the correct grades for all 
types of Motor Boat engines, 
—prove thew efficiency in actual serv- 


Write for our Booklet, “Correct Lubrication for 
Motor Beat Engines.” It tells what correct lubrica- 
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get best results; how to overcome engine troubles. A 
copy of this Booklet will be sent you free. In writ- 
ing, kindly address Department B, Vacuum Oil Com- 
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Ample room for four men, 2 motors and i i t (1200 Ibs.) 

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Here is a boat whose many advantages make an instant 
appeal to all discriminating boatmen. Non-capsizable, 
commodious, dry, seaworthy as a conventional type boat 
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Valve-in-Head Motors 


Probably the most real marine 
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buy today. Ideal for small auxiliaries. 


2 cylinders, 10-14 H.P. 

Bore, 434”; stroke, 5”. 
Designed speed, 600-700 R.P.M. 
Weight with gear, 525 Ibs. 
Price, $475 complete, as shown. 

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Built for Everybody’s Motor Boat 
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18-25 H.P.; 600-900 R.P.M. 

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Frisbie Valve-in-Head Motors are power- 
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of trouble free service. 


28-40 H.P.; 1000-1500 R.P.M. 
Sore, 4”; stroke, 5”. 
Displacement, 251 cu. in. 
Weight, 600 Ibs. 

plant for the larger boats. 
4 cylinder, 42-60 H.P. 
Designed speed, 600-900 
Bore, 6”; stroke, 6”. 
Weight with gear, 1400 Ibs. 

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May, 1925 

9 West 40” Street. New York. N.T. 

Where the Going Is Hard 
the EVERETT Leads 

LEADS because of its dogged persevering power and high fuel 
economy—not equalled by any 24-30 H.P. heavy duty engine. 
The Everett is built particularly for boats 24 to 40 feet in 
length. It is of compact design and has a large crankshaft and 
oversize bearings. All moving parts are very accessible. Force 
feed lubrication, of the most efficient type, is employed, insur- 
ing durability and long life with a minimum of wear. 


Operates on 
2% gallons 
Fuel Oil, Gas 
Oil or Gasoline 
per hour. 

The Everett is 
to turn a 30 x 
30 wheel 456 
B. P. 

down to 150 
R.P.M. and is 
also GUARAN 
TEED to develop 
30 H.LP. 

The Everett Model E-24, 2 Cylinder, 2 Cycle, 
Bore 742”, Stroke 71,” 

The a is owe = to — 
The EVERE regardless weather conditions. Its 
mR construction incorporates the best 
. engineering principles together with 
Under this plan you can leave many special and exclusive features 
all your investments intact. not found in any other engine. A 
Why wait until you have the patented fuel atomizer, one of the 
cuneate er cel nies tae greatest tuel savers ever invented, is 
engine to you? The EVERETT oe age — 
will help pay for itself, Let The Everett costs less than any 
us show you how. other engine of its size and 
power on the market. 

Write today for descriptive matter 


for Liberty and 
OX5 Curtiss 


Heavy gauge seamless cold drawn pure copper tubing, welded 
at joint (not brazed), with fittings and flanges of Manganese 
Bronze. Practically a solid piece of copper, will outlast the 
motor. Ample water space insures uniform cooling. Absolutely 
unaffected by salt water. Finished in copper or nickel plate. 

We have Liberty and Curtiss Manifolds made up. Intake or 
exhaust manifolds for other motors built to your specifications 
or drawings. We are equipped to produce special cOpper work 
of any kind, COPPER TANKS, any size or shape. 

Write today for prices or estimates 


The Kaufman 

A powerful electric searchlight, made 
especially for marine use. All brass, 
accurately machined and heavily nickel- 
plated. Thoroughly rust-proof. 

Operates on 6 volt storage battery, using 
30 candle-power nitrogen bulb. Projects the 
most powerful beam known for a light of its 
size. Indispensable for spotting buoys, land- 
ings, piers and anchorages as well as avoiding 
driftwood and rocks. 

Swings in any direction or complete circle. 
Instantly detached for use as a work light. Also 
furnished with cabin control 

Sere ee C00dvescecocend $6.00 to $15.00 

Sold by the best dealers everywhere. Write for 
Catalog No. 17 

Santa Ana, California 

Analysis of the Carbon Problem 
(Continued from page 142) 

(c) Poor lubrication, due to wrong setting of feeds or 
pressure, stopped up leads, low level in base or sump, no oil or 
not enough, oil too heavy so it does not flow properly in motors 
where parts are a neat fit or where motors run cool, cylinder 
leads placed too low on cylinders and the rings as well as upper 
parts of pistons run dry, or dirty or diluted oil circulating. 
(Poor lubrication causes a motor to run very hot crystallizing 
or burning carbon deposits to the piston or upper parts of 
cylinders and heads, which would otherwise be blown out 
through exhaust. ) 

6—Improper use of motor 

(a). Overloaded, due to misalignment, too large a propeller, 
bearings and stuffing boxes set up too tight, boat too heavy for 
motor, using heavy boats for work powered with light motors, 
and fitted with too large a wheel, such as in towing or carrying 
larger loads. 

(b) Excessive throttling, over rich mixtures fed for long 
periods, due to running under low throttle, particularly in boats 
which are over powered, operating under adverse traffic con- 
ditions, navigating around wharves and bridges, etc., or in cases 
where boats are left tied up with the motor idling unnecessarily 
for long periods. 

7—Water cooling 

(a) Running motor too cool, due to too large an amount of 
water fed to the jackets which necessitates the use of a larger 
percentage of gasoline to aid in the mixture. 

(b) Running too hot due to pump or piping being too small, 
worn or clogged, stopped up water strainer on out side of hull, 
traps in water line causing steam pockets and hot spots to occur 
in the jackets, rubber lining on inside of hose acting as a check 
valve (running the motor under retarded spark for long periods, 
and causing consequent overheating, is often times improperly 
blamed on poor water cooling). 

(c) Running first hot then cool, due to traps in line, dirt in 
piping, partially stopped up strainer on outside of hull, collapsed 
rubber hose, or where inside of hose comes loose and acts as a 
check valve, improper piping to various cylinders so that each 
does not get the proper amount of water, or where the overflow 
is piped out ofjackets at some other than the highest point 
(erratic cooling causes the motor to first require a lean, then a 
rich mixture, with the result that for a portion of its operating 
hours it is getting an improper gasoline mixture.) 

Practically no motor will have all these faults, however, many 
may have one or more of them, and faults such as these are 
certain to either increase or make a nuisance of your carbon 
deposits. Also, there is no motor known which has been entirely 
free of it, providing it has been operated under average con- 
ditions. Furthermore, there are no kinks, appliances, or com- 
pounds which can be bought and used to eliminate carbons. If 
there was the motor manufacturers would have adopted them 
long ago. The point I am trying to bring out is this, if your 
motor is of correct design, is in good shape mechanically, has 
been properly installed, is of the correct type for your craft, 
and the use to which needed, and is intelligently operated, then 
carbon deposits will not be one of your worries. However, 
when you find that carbon is becoming noticeable, check this 
chart of troubles against your motor installation item by item, 
and remedy the faults found by either repair, replacement, 
adjustment, or by the proper use and intelligent operation along 
with proper fuel, lubricants and cooling. 

As much of this may ‘not be readily understandable to those 
of you who are unfamiliar with motors and their design, a 
little explanation as to how and why will certainly help. _ 

Compression in the ordinary gasoline or internal combustion 
motor is the number of pounds of compression, the mixture otf 
gasoline and air is subjected to when the piston is at the top of 
its firing stroke. By turning the flywheel over in the proper 
direction of its rotation, it becomes harder to turn it as the 
piston nears the top of its stroke on the firing cycle just as if 
you were compressing a heavy coil spring placed in the com- 
bustion chamber between the top of the piston and the under 
side of the cylinder head. Theoretically, the higher the com- 
pression, the more power and economy the power plant will 
have. However, in certain classes of motors, this compression 
ratio, or number of pounds pressure per square inch of com- 
bustion chamber space, has to be reduced to a comparatively low 
figure. This is due to this class of motor working at low speeds 
carrying heavy loads. In others, such as the high speed motors, 
compression ratios are high, as the rotative speeds are in the 
neighborhood of 1,200 to 1,800 revolutions per minute, and the 
loads are lighter. In such motors compression can be as high 
as 90 pounds per square inch, and still operate without causing 
pre-ignition. If your motor is of an up-to-date design and 
manufactured by a reputable concern, you can depend upon it 

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Can Your Boat Run Full Speed 
Astern With Engine Running Full 
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BOATING May, 1925 

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Analysis of the Carbon Problem 
(Continued from page 146) 

that the designer has given your motor its correct compression 
ratio for the work it is supposed to do. Compression in each 
cylinder is the same when the motor leaves the factory; yet 
where it takes place as the motor is operated, more so on one 
cylinder than in another, and the consequence is that after two 
or three years’ operation the compression may vary considerably 
in the different cylinders. It stands to reason that a motor in 
this shape will not function properly. It is impossible to get 
the same amount of mixture into the weak cylinders, as their 
suction or vacuum is faulty, and further decreases the com- 
pression in those cylinders. To take care of them a richer 
mixture must be used, and as a consequence the stronger cylin- 
ders are running choked up with too much gasoline. Operating 
under this condition soon causes the stronger cylinders to collect 
carbon, and in lots of cases operators will blame them as being 
defective. If you were trying to operate a four cylinder motor, 
equipped with carbureter for each cylinder, with each carbureter 
set to give a different mixture, you would hardly expect to get 
good results; yet there are thousands of operators who are 
blaming their motors for giving trouble when these motors are 
really working under the same identical circumstances. Where 
only the rings are worn, these can be replaced with ones a few 
thonsandths of an inch oversize. Valves can be reground or 
replaced. Scored or worn cylinders or pistons call for regrind- 
ing or reboring with fitting of new pistons and rings of the 
correct size. Defective gaskets should be renewed, and the metal 
surfaces to which fitted trued up of any bumps or hollows. 
Worn cams for the intake valves can also cause a lowering of 
the compression, as they do not open the valve sufficiently to 
allow the full charge to enter, and a renewal of these on an 
entire camshaft is necessary. In some of the older motors this 
compression ratio was very high, even in the lower speed types, 
due to the fact that gasoline sold then was distilled until it was 
high test fuel and the heavier portions taken from it. As it 
is possible to carry a higher compression on this kind of 
gasoline, these motors were satisfactory then. However, in 
trying to use them with the present day fuels of low specific 
gravity considerable trouble is experienced. Pre-ignition or 
fuel knock, caused by this high compression igniting the fuel 
before the pistons are at the top of their stroke, make it neces- 
sary for the operators to run under reduced throttle with a rich 
mixture. Then the carbon troubles start in earnest, as the 
carbon knock manifests itself just as soon as a little carbon 
forms. This condition, however, can be very easily and 
economically remedied by fitting a thick fibre or metal gasket 
between the cylinder flanges and the upper base. In motors 
where the cylinders and upper base are in one casting, two 
gaskets in place of one, or a thick gasket of the copper and 
asbestos type can be fitted under the cylinder head. These 
gaskets will vary in thickness from one-eighth to one-half, 
depending on the motor. However, it will be up to you to 
experiment until the correct thickness is found. 

The ignition system is a very important unit in the power 
plant installation, as’ on it depends the proper firing and con- 
suming of the compressed fuel charge in the cylinders. Unless 
the charge is fired at the correct time, and as completely as 
practical, the remaining portions of the unburnt charge will 
remain to foul the fresh ones coming in on the next firing cycle, 
and these unburnt charges are the basis for carbon deposits. 
The firing sequence should be uniform in all cylinders, and 
each spark should be hot enough to instantly fire each charge. 
Timing the spark too late, and running under this condition, 
seriously overheats the engine and burns those powdery or flakey 
carbon deposits to the exposed metal surfaces in the combustion 
chamber, which would otherwise be blown out through the 
exhaust valves. Also, with a late spark, rich mixtures are 

Proper timing and functioning of the intake and exhaust 
valves, determines the power output and the fuel consumption, 
as they admit the fuel charge and allow the escape of the burnt 
and expanded gases. It can be readily seen that any engine 
whose exhaust valves open so as to retain a portion of old 
burnt charge in the cylinder are certain to have excessive carbon. 
In most engines the gears are punch marked so they can easily 
be meshed to obtain the proper valve timing, and only in rare 
cases can this timing be improved. Leaky valves are certain to 
cause weak compression, dilution of the fuel charge and general 
power losses along with carbon and other ills. _ 

Carburetion is the chief offender in forming carbon, and 
much of it is due to poor adjusting and improper operation. 
The agent or manufacturer who sells you an engine, and tells 
you not to bother the carbureter setting, is laying the foundation 
for unsatisfied customers, because there is no carbureter made 
which will automatically adjust itself to allow for hot, cold, dry, 
or wet weather. You have probably noticed that on damp days 

(Continued on page 152) 


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Analysis of the Carbon Problem 
(Continued from page 150) 

in the summer you get better results with a lean mixture, while 
on cold dry days more gasoline must be given to the mixture. 
If you are interested enough to adjust your carbureter for 
weather changes and after the motor has warmed up, you will 
add immensely to your mileage per gallon, and carbon will not 
trouble you in the least. Always strive to use the maximum 
amount of air and the minimum of gasoline. Most carbureters 
today have adjustments for both idling and full power running, 
and these two settings should be made after the motor is warmed 
up. Intake manifolds and valve pockets should be designed so 
as to afford drainage of any condensed fuel back to the carbur- 
eter, as low spots will collect puddles of raw gasoline, and foul 
the mixture. Sharp bends or rough interiors also help to con- 
dense the fuel from the mixture as it passes by, and should be 
eliminated when possible. Air leaks around valve stems or 
gaskets also cause trouble as they give the mixture too much 
air. Intake manifolds or carbureters of the incorrect size will 
give you much trouble, as with this combination it is impossible 
to adjust the carbureters for the correct mixture. When you 
find any faults, remedy them at once, even though they haven't 
caused any serious trouble as yet. : 
_Many people improperly blame all carbon troubles on lubrica- 
tion, claiming that, as it contains more free carbon.or residu: 
than gasoline, it naturally leaves more carbon behind. What they 
lose sight of is the fact that if the engine is in fair condition 
with the lubrication system working properly, a very small 
amount of oil can get into the combustion chamber. The 
lubricant should be of the proper quality and consistency for 
your motor; the pressure or feed adjustments be properly made; 
the leads or pipes should be properly placed, only the correct 
amount of oil should be kept in the lubricator, base or sump; 
and that oil should be clean and reasonably fresh, as dirty oil 
will be sure to leave dirt behind it and carbon if it works up 
past the pistons. Good quality lubricants are made from the 
proper base crude oils and what carbon they make is invariably 
sooty or flakey, which causes it to be blown out with the ex- 
hausted gases. One of the first places to look at in order to see 
if the motor is getting an excessive amount of oil is the valve 
stems on the exhaust side, as they will be coated with a thick 
gummy deposit as soon as too much oil works up into the com- 
bustion chamber, and often times they start sticking in the guides. 
Where cylinders, pistons, and rings are either worn or scored, 
more oil is bound to be pumped up into the combustion chambers, 
and regrinding with the fitting of new rings and pistons are the 
only remedy. Oil pipes or leads to the cylinders are sometimes 
placed too high on the cylinder walls, causing oil to work up 
past the rings in the suction stroke (particularly in motors with 
automatic intake valves), and in cases like this it is necessary 
to place the lead a little lower. The proper place on motors, 
which are slightly worn, is at a point on the cylinder wall oppo- 
site the piston pin at the bottom of the stroke. Motors de- 
pending on splash systems are very sensitive to over high oil 
levels in the base or sump, while those having the pressure 
systems will find it best to slightly lower the pressure as the 
motor becomes worn. Splash plates on motors using splash 
systems are but a sort of baffle plate fastened to the lower part 
of the cylinder skirt and slotted to allow for rod travel. These 
are very effective, but in many cases are so much so that the 
cylinders and pistons do not get sufficient oil for their needs. 
The best remedy, where motors need splash plates, is to have an 
individual oil feed from the pump to each cylinder, so that the 
cylinder lubrication can be adjusted properly even though the 
splash plates keep oil from splashing up out of the base. Any 
systems which use the oil over and over should be frequently 
drained and fresh lubricant put in, so that the body of the oil 
is always correct. 

Improper water circulation can also add to carbon troubles. 
If the motor is supplied with too much water it is certain to run 
too cool, and cool motors use more gasoline than those operating 
at a jacket temperature of about 100 degrees; consequently, the 
more fuel used, the more carbon deposited where motors run 
too hot, another condition exists, and that is where the excessive 
heat retained in the metal walls of the combustion chamber cause 
whatever carbon present to be burnt on these metal surfaces. 
This class of flint like carbon stays put until it is removed with 
a chisel, and is mostly incandescent. while the motor is in opera- 
tion, calling for an over rich mixture, and reduced throttle 
operation which continues to add more carbon very rapi ly. 
Where the water circulation is faulty, forming hot spots from 
steam pockets, traps or sediment, these spots will soon collect 
a good deposit of this hard carbon. 

Improper use or operation of any motor ranks second to 
carburetion in carbon formation, and the fault lies solely with the 
operator. High speed motors which are excessively idled or run 
under reduced throttle for long periods of time soon beconv 

(Continued on page 154) 





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May, 1925 

Analysis of the Carbon Problem 
(Continued from page 152) 

thoroughly fouled with carbon, unless the carbureter is adjusted 
for this speed every time it is done. Running any motor under 
constant overload calls for rich mixtures and trouble soon starts. 
Such things as too large a propeller, misalignment, dragging 
reverse band, bent shafting, too tight bearings or stuffing boxes, 
and use of small light engines in heavy boats for towing or 
carrying heavy loads are generally causes for overloading. 

Water drip, steam or patented carbon removing and pre- 
ventative systems are invariable and temporary remedies. Ili 
they were half what their manufacturers or boosters claimed for 
them, the motor manufacturers would adopt them as stock 

Where only a small amount of carbon is present, most of it can 
be removed by pouring about a half pint of alcohol into a four 
cylinder engine while it is hot, dividing the quantity equally for 
each cylinder. A's soon as the motor is cold, start it up, run at 
a good rate of speed and slowly feed about a glass of fresh 
water through the air intake of the carbureter. After this has 
been done, run for about five minutes with the pet cocks open, 
and with an extra supply of oil feeding to the cylinders. This 
will remove most of the carbon. The only sure way, however, 
is to remove the heads and scrape it out. 

As a sort of after-thought, remember to keep the engine room 
clean and the air intake of the carbureter screened, as dust and 
dirt sucked into the engine will gradually stick to any carbon 
formations in the combustion chamber and accordingly increase 
their volume.—V. L. S., Wilmington, Del. 

Applying a Canvas Deck 
(Continued from page 42) 

The usual objection to a canvas-covered deck is the fact that 
canvas, several years old, is apt to crack, causing a leak and a 
most untidy appearance. Cracking is caused, first, by an im- 
proper bond between the fabric and the wood; second, by the 
wooden decking being too light so that it gives with the wrench- 
ing of the boat and the weight of persons walking upon it; and 
third, by a too thorough impregnation of the fabric with paint 
so that the entire fabric becomes stiffened instead of the paint 
simply forming a coating on the surface. 

Let us consider these objections in their proper order. A 
proper bond can be obtained by the intelligent use of a high- 
grade marine glue, such as Jeffery’s applied, according to the 
directions on each can. The second objection is one which must 
be cared for when the deck is constructed, but, if the present 
deck planking is light and the edges are not planed smooth a 
satisfactory job can still be obtained by laying sheets of building 
felt down in the glue and then glue again, and finally the canvas. 
The system provides a soft pad between wood and canvas and 
prevents the edges of the planks from cutting the fabric. Inci- 
dentally, it is a good thing on any deck, for the surface is 
smoother and much pleasanter to walk upon. 

The third item, that of impregnating the fabric, can be 
adjusted by sponging the canvas with fresh water after it is 
stretched in place and before the paint is applied. The water 
will fill the pores of the canvas and prevent the paint from 
sinking through. In addition, always use as few, and as thin 
coats of paint, as possible. As a general rule, not over three 
coats of thin paint should be used on a new job, and not over 
one coat used each year. After about eight coats are on the 
job is ready for burning off and repainting with about two coats. 

In originally applying canvas, it is always advisable to get 
the entire piece in one width. If seams are necessary, have them 
sewed by a sailmaker instead of trying to make a lap seam witli 
tacks. First apply the glue according to the directions and then 
stretch the canvas as tightly as possible, using a block and tackle 
if the piece is very large and have plenty of helping hands. 
3efore tacking over the edge of the deck, start at the center, 
and, with smooth piece of wood, iron the fabric towards the 
sides. This will increase the bond and take out all wrinkles. 
After tacking, sponge the surface, wipe free of all visible drops, 
and then paint immediately. This is the system used in many 
of the best known yacht yards throughout the country.—W. C 
T., New York, N. Y. 

S. L. Robertson Joins New Jersey 
Paint Works 

oo L. Robertson has been added to the sales force of the New 
Jersey Paint Works, Harry Louderbough, Inc., Jersey City. 
N. J., looking after the dealers’ trade in Brooklyn. 

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Instant, Reverse 
Exclusive Evinrude feature. Just a 
lift of the tiller sends your boat 
astern. You don’t take your eyes 
off the course ahead — you don’t 
swing the motoreven a fraction of 
an inch — you don’t have to stop it 
and crank it backwards. This posi- 
tive, fast reverse makes this the 
most safe and easily maneuvered 
outboard on the market. 

Automatic Tilt-Up— 

yet Motor Locks Rigid for Starting 
Another exclusive Sport Twin fea- 
ture. When the propeller strikes 
an obstruction (or Goonies grounded 
in shallows as shown above) the 
} motor tilrs automatically, snubbing 
the shock and preventing damage 
| to the boat, motor or propeller. 
An easy, instant tiller setting 
locks motor rigid for starting. No 
wobbling — no side-sway — just a 
straight line pull on the Easy- 
Starter and away you go. 

Power-Focus Drive 
Evinrude is the only outboard 
motor using costly ball ee won in 
power transmission — sealed in a 
water-and-sand-tight housing. 
Power is conserved and focused at 
the propeller blades where power 
really counts. Arrow points to fa- 
mous “No-Clog” pump, located 
high up above dirt and mud. 



— chokes for instant starting like 
your car. Rich, combustible mix- 
ture at the flip of a valve — instant 
starting. Speeding mixture, troll- 
ing mixture. Needle valve, too, 
for perfect results under any 

or climatic conditions. 

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When writing to advertisers please mention MOTOR BoarinG, the 


us West 40~ Street. New York. N.T. 

speed alone, for power alone, nor just-for lightness. 
Created, instead, to combine perfectly these three ideals. 

A revelation in eager power and smooth speed; an 
achievement in handy operation —quick to start, re- 
verses instantly, easily set for slow trolling or racing 
speed to and from the fishing grounds. Light weight, 
too—yet not a single sacrifice of strength. 
The key to new pleasures in Vacationland — the new 
Evinrude Sport Twin. A true “1925 Champion” — 
named so because it is. 

Write for copy of the new 1925 “Evinrude Year 

Book.” Know why other motors are not Evinrudes. 

See your dealer and he will show you — point for 
point — why over 175,000 use motors of this make. 

More Evinrudes in use than all other makes combined. 


340 Evinrude Building ‘ ‘ Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

115 East 23rd Street, New York, N. Y. 117-119 Broadway, Oakland, Calif. 

259 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass. 211 Morrison Street, Portland, Ore. 

137 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec 131 Front Street, West, Toronto, Ont. 

$10 Johnson Street, Victoria, B. C 

The New 1925 Champion 

Eport wn 

National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West 0th Street, New York 



U9 West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 

Announcing a NEW 
Brennan Standard Motor 

The popular Model D-4 further refined, improved 
and completely enclosed. 

All enthusiasts in the boating field will be interested in this 
innovation of Brennan Motors. 
An Outstanding Feature 

The wheel is completely enclosed. The housing is not an 
attachment—but is built in—solid and rigid as an integral 
part of the base. 

It constitutes the de luxe model of the most complete line. 

Greatest Values in Marine Field 

You will find several features in the Brennan that A Line That Has Stood the 

are embodied only in motors selling at several times Test of Time 
their cost. Your comparison will confirm the fact a a a a oo 
that the Brennan represents the greatest 1925 marine a quality motor. It constitutes one of 

the oldest ma*es of marine engines on 
the market, and a motor has never 

j ee 2 er. been offered by the House of Brennan 
The different models cover power requirements aon Gk aah cine dis tm. Ge Elaineet 

suitable for every size and type of pleasure craft, standard of power and reliability. 
fishing boats and work boats. The power range is 
a broad one, 17-100 h.p. 

motor value. 

“Write Brennan 
Before You Buy’’ 

Every motor is furnished com- = ,. o. yy wy 2??? 7 [=== | 

plete—no extra required. A New Sale Plan Ff Coupon: 

that will interest every boat owner, / eee 

builder and dealer. Write for it Send me your new sale plan.| 

Model D-4 Model D-4 today. / My requirements are.........| 
Medium Duty High Speed / 

25-35 h.p. 35-40 h.p. / ee ene ree ee 

$800.00 $800.00 | 

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500 E. WATER ST. 


Advertising Index will be found on pace 166 



US West 40™ Street, New York. N.Y. 


You Can Replace 

Your Gasoline 
Engine With A 
Full Diesel Oil 
Engine of Similar 
Weight, Size and 


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Read What 
This User Says: 

“The single cylinder 12% H.P. 
Cummins Oil Engine, which I in- 
stalled in my boat fourteen months 
ago has been in continuous opera- 
tion under the most trying con- 
ditions, which is trawling for 
shrimp in the Louisiana marshes 
and Gulf of Mexico. I have not 
spent five cents for repairs. Have 
had cylinder head off but once for 
grinding valves, and found engine 
absolutely free from carbon. Fuel 
consumption is about % pound per 
brake horsepower hour, which is 
very remarkable. I have just in 
stalled my second 12% H.P. engine 
and expect to install the 3-cylinder 
engine within the next two weeks.” 
—J. W. Enright, New Orleans, La. 

ERE is a thoroughly tested oil engine for your boat which requires no more space than 

a gasoline engine, and gives you the same power at about one-tenth the cost of opera- 
tion. This CUMMINS Oil Engine—full Diesel in every respect—develops 12 H.P. per 
cylinder at 600 R.P.M. Built in one to six cylinder units, 12 to 75 H.P. Fiexible as a gasoline 
engine—idles indefinitely without attention. Perfectly balanced—minimutm vibration. No 
blow torches, cigarettes, or electrical devices. Starts instantly, stone cold. These many 
advantages are made possible by the exclusive CUMMINS simplified air injection which 
eliminates the expense and complication of high pressure injection air. Write at once for 

full facts and prices. 


Danger from 
Fire and & —Simple and 
Explosion ee Easy to Operate 


Completely No Skilled Diesel 
Eliminates Engineers 

When writing to advertisers please mention MOTOR BoatinG, the National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West 40th Street, New York 


May, 1925 

UY West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 


Practical and 
Inexpensive / 

The new A-E-CO Hand Pump Brake 
Windlass is especially designed for 
schooners and other boats where elec- 
tric power is not available—it is 
ruggedly built for long, hard service, 
yet is remarkably small, light and 
compact—quick acting and quiet—ab- 
solutely reliable—entire unit is self- 
contained and easy to install—opera- 
tion is simple—nothing to get out of 
order—made for 3%”, 7/16” or 4” 
chain and guaranteed to fit—wild- 
cat and head can be operated 
separately—has two mooring bits— 
and it is surprisingly inexpensive — vou 
can afford it. 

Write for complete details, 
prices, dimensions, etc. 

American Engineering Company 
2419 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 


holds on 
any kind 
of bottom 


Yard and Shop 

(Continued from page 138) 

Agencies Open 

The International: motor which was formerly made by the 
International Motor Company of Detroit, is now being manu- 
factured by Sutter Brothers of New York, who have taken over 
the entire production of these machines. They are seeking rep- 
utable trade connections with dealers in several sections of the 
East, to assist in the sales of these machines. Since taking over 
the engine they have made several improvements in it, which in- 
crease its value. Among these are American Bosch ignition 
devices and an enclosed Joe’s reverse gear. 

A Knock Down Catalog 

An interesting booklet has just been issued by the Brooks 
Boat Company of Saginaw, Mich., which describes and illustrates 
a large number of their stock boat hulls which are furnished in 
knock-down form. This is a popular way to secure boat mate- 
rial, and many young men throughout the country are building 
themselves boats suitable to their localities. The fact that many 
of these boats are adaptable to being driven by the Gray model 
Z and V engines, is also of interest, since the low cost of these 
machines, and this economical method of boat building, permit 
many to undertake a job, which would otherwise be beyond 
their means. 

Homelite Sets Abroad 

The large French cruiser Saint Hubert, owned by France 
Haincque de Saint Senoch of Neuilly y Seine, is one of several 
boats owned by this gentleman, who is a member of the oldest 
and best known families in France. This boat is equipped with 
a Homelite electric generating set to furnish auxiliary current 
for lighting, and we are indebted to Charles H. Ferguson, Presi- 
dent of the Homelite Corporation, for the photograph and data. 


Saint Hubert, a French Cruiser, Equipped with a 
Homelite Set 

Hall-Scott Sales Office Moved 

Last month we mentioned that the Eastern sales and service 
branch of the Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, which is in 
charge of Arthur J. Utz, was preparing to relocate in New York 
City. This move has now been completed, and the New York 
office at 461 Eighth Avenue is in full operating order. Service 
of all kinds can be secured on any of the Hall-Scott engines, 
and a full stock of marine parts is kept on hand so that there 
will be no delay in shipping them when required. A _ brief 
mention has been issued of a new four and six-cylinder engine, 
which is to be fitted with a sliding gear transmission, witir 
positive forward and reverse control. It is intended that this 
machine should drive a large size propeller at an approximately 
three-to-one ratio, and propellers can be driven at as low as 
75 r.p.m. for maneuvering and control. 

A New Catalog 

The Scripps Motor Company of Detroit, Mich.,. builders of 
the Scripps engines which were used to drive the new class of 
Biscayne Baby runabouts in the races at Miami, have issued a 
new catalog, which contains a full and complete description of 
all of the several types and varieties of engines, which they 
build. Interested readers of MoToR BoatinG can secure a copy 
of this booklet by writing to the Scripps Motor Company at 
5819 Lincoln Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

(Continued on page 160) 

Advertising Index will be found on page 166 

May, 1925 MSIPOR. BOATING 159 

U@ West 40™ Street. New York. MT. 

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MDU-6 Bore 514”, Stroke 61/."”—100 H.P. 

Cylinder Displacement 805 cu. in. 


MHU—414” x 6”, 20-50 H.P., 1050 Ibs............ $900 MHR—416” x 6”, 80 H.P., 900 Ibs................ $1090 
MDU—51¢” x 642”, 35-70 H.P., 1750 Ibs.......... MDR—514” x 646”, 125 H.P., 1300 Ibs............ 

4 een wonderful performance of Stearns Fours is responsible for the overwhelming 
approval in the form of advance orders for the latest Stearns Extra Reserve 
Marine Engine—a Six, the newest Six on the market. 

You can have no adequate idea of how really good a marine engine can be until you 
Try a Stearns Four or Six. It is quiet and vibrationless. From instant pick-up to 
sudden retarding of motor, you get maximum power. It responds instantly to every 
touch of the throttle. 

Dependability for uninterrupted service is the ruling factor in the Stearns Four and 
Six. Each part is manufactured with that thought in mind. The crankshaft is a very 
heavy chrome nickel steel forging, heat treated to a scleroscope hardness of 50 to 
secure an elastic limit of 140,000 pounds per square inch. 

Write direct to us for particulars or see our local dealer. 

New York, N. Y., Bowler, Holmes & Hecker Co., Inc., 259 Greenwich St. Galveston, Tex., C. N. Nagle. 

Detroit, Mich., Stearns Motor Mfg. Co., 3420 McDougall Ave. Charleston, S. C., United Co., Inc. 
Washington, D. C., Monarch Marine Construction Co., Sixth & Water Sts- Wilmington, Calif., Fellows and Stewart. 

Cleveland, Ohio, Wm. F. Meier, 1433 West 77th St. Chicago, Ill., W. L. Masters & Co., 800 N. Clark St. 
Rochester, N. Y., V. E. Lacy, Charlotte, Sta. West Palm Beach, Fla., George D. Raymond. 
New Orleans, La., Woodward, Wight & Co., Ltd Seattle, Wash., H. G. McLaughlin Co., Inc., 904 Western Ave. 

Jacksonville, Fla., Gibbs Gas Engine Co., of Florida 

Agents and Dealers in all Principal marine centers U. S. A. and foreign countries 

When writing to advertisers please mention MOTOR BoatinG, the National Magazine of Motor Boating, 119 West 40th Street, New York 



160 M 

OATING May, 1925 

8 West 40™ Street. New York. N.Y. 


The steering wheel is of 
genuine walnut with in- 
serted spider, and is fur- 
nished with either metal 
spider or all wood spider 
inserted type. The drum 

is driven by heavy 

tubing inside of 
main column and 
securely keyed 

Kainer steerers are de- 
signed strictly for ma- 
rine use and embody all 
improvements desired in 
an up-to-date and reliable 
steering gear. Kainer 
steerers are equipped with 
black bakelite horn but- 
ton, finishing collars, and ; . ; 
new style “ finger type” . is 
spark and throttle control y ' | te 8§6the tubing 
levers. S . which is also 
keyed tothe steer- 
ing wheel hub. 

Note auto type 
steerer is adjust- 
able to different 
angles, a new fea- 
ture filling a long- 
felt want. 


Heavy cast brass, built to last. 
Non-rattling glass. Top of Class 
I and II Bow Lights screw off 
permitting easy access to bulb 
and wiring without detaching the 
light from the deck. 

Write today for ¢ COMP. —— 



Class I combination Post 
Light with Red and 
Green Lenses. 

761-763 Mather Street 

gt Ail 

Pat NK cts Sa . 

55-foot enclosed bridge cruiser 

Standardized cruisers 33, 36, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 62 feet and run- 
abouts 26 and 28 feet in length. Special or custom jobs any size 
or type up to 150 feet in length. 

10 Charlotte Station Rochester, me Ve 

Originators of the standardized enclosed bridge deck. 


Save You Two-Thirds the 
Cost of Any Type Boat 

HE Brooks system is the only method of easy boat building. 

Over 55 designs to select from—CABIN CRUISERS, V-BOT- 
SAIL BOATS, all of modern design. Our new 64-page book of 
designs completely describes each boat and fully explains how 
easily and quickly it can be built. Send 25c for this book today— 
don’t wait. You can still build a Brooks boat in time to enjoy 
it this season. 

BROOKS BOAT CO., INC., Dept. 33, Saginaw, Mich. 

Originators of the pattern and KNOCK-DOWN system of 
Boat Building 

Yard and Shop 

(Continued on page 158) 

A Victory for Old Man Joe 

News has just drifted in from Buffalo to the effect that Old 
Man Joe of the Snow & Petrelli Mfg. Co. has won another big 
victory in the great race of business. 

. L. Grimm, President of the Peerless Marine Motor Co. 
who has used the Joe gear on his famous line of heavy duty 
engines, has now also standardized on the Joe’s duplex drive 
gear for his new line of medium and high speed motors, which 
created a sensation at the New York Show. 

Mr. Grimm tells the Snow & Petrelli Mfg. Co. that he chose 
Joe’s duplex drive gear for his new line largely because it 
transmits the power direct from the motor to the propeller 
through double friction clutches and not through locked gear 
teeth, thus avoiding the strain and backlash of the gear teeth 
on the forward drive, which wears, distorts, and works havoc 
by breaking the teeth off. 

Mr. Grimm is evidently not alone in the discovery of this 
unique quality of Joe’s gear, as it is the same type of gear used 
by Gar Wood, Col. Vincent, Harry Greening and other speed 
kings. Its ability to reverse the propeller at 88% of motor speed 
also apparently means more than a talking point to these experts. 

A Busy New Plant 

Furness Boats of Sea Bright, N. J., since starting in business 
in January have found much demand for their boats, and a 
number of 30, 35 and 40-foot lap strake cruisers are under con- 
struction in their shops. One of these is to be powered with two 
of the new six-cylinder 100 h.p. Kermath engines, and is intended 
for Cheston Simmons, Red Bank, N. J. A smaller boat, 30 feet 
in length, for H. Feuchtwanger in New York, will be powered 
with one Kermath engine. Another will be fitted with a 24 h.p. 
Standard engine, and a number of others are still open. The 
shops of this company are large, modern buildings, and the per- 
sonnel has recently been enlarged by the addition of Charles D. 
Fish as construction superintendent. The little 25-foot stock 
cruiser is proving to be very popular, and the plant is taxed 
to the utmost to keep up with the demand. 

The New Universal Flexifour 

The Universal Motor Company of Oshkosh, Wis., who are 
well known manufacturers of four-cylinder engines, announce 
their new Flexifour industrial engine. 

This new Flexifour industrial engine is a comparatively small 
four-cylinder, four-cycle engine of 254-inch bore and 4-inch 
stroke, of sturdy construction, yet with great flexibility and 
smoothness of operation. The engine was designed for heavy 
duty service and is furnished with various equipment, which 
makes it adaptable for all industrial uses requiring up to 10 h.p. 

The accompanying illustration shows the engine equipped with 
Bosch magneto ignition, Zenith carbureter, governor and fly- 
wheel. Various other equipment is supplied, such as radiator 
and fan for cooling, disc clutch, reduction drive, and a sheet 
metal house covering the complete unit. 

The engine with all the various equipment is covered in 
detail in the catalog published by the manufacturer, and a copy 
may be secured by writing to the Universal Motor Company, 
Oshkosh, Wis., requesting a copy of Bulletin 100F. 

New Magneto for Outboards 

Of extreme interest to the marine engine manufacturers, espe- 

cially those producing outboard motors, is the announcement of 
the Eisemann Magneto Corporation, of 165 Broadway, New York, 
that they have now in production a flywheel type magneto. 

This instrument is a high tension, wz aterproof magneto, which 
is assembled into the flywheel. Its design is simple and its 
quality comparable to that of the standard magnetos manu fac- 
tured by this corporation. Tests have shown the unit to be 
very efficient and to afford perfect ignition for these small 
engines. It is particularly adaptable for small inboard and out- 
board motors of the one and two-cylinder class, used in row- 
boats, canoes and other small craft. 

The Eisemann Magneto Corporation is the first American 
manufacturer of the standard high tension magnetos to offer this 
type of ignition for small marine and stationary engines. 

The Caille Perfection Motor Company of Detroit, Mich., have 
adapted this magneto as standard for their 1925 requirements 
on their Caille five-speed lightweight twin outboard motor and 
several other marine and stationary engine manufacturers have 
tested this new product with most satisfactory results. 

Advertising Index will be found on page 166