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Adirondack Steamboats on Raquette and Blue Mountain Lakes  0
The story of the steamboats that plied the waters of the central Adirondacks in Northern New York around the turn of the last century. H. K. Hochschild (Added: 17-Dec-2001 Hits: 816) | Rate | Visit
Chris-Craft 1922-1972  0
Beautifully illustrated history of the Michigan-based company and its boats begins in 1922, when the visionary Christopher Columbus Smith and his sons formed Chris Smith & Sons Boat Company. Modern color photos depict restored runabouts and cruisers at speed and dockside, detailing the evolution of Chris-Craft from the early hand-built years through the introduction of assembly-line techniques, the move to fiberglass hulls and Chris-Craft*s demise in the 1980s. Jack Savage, Anthony Mollica. (Added: 17-Dec-2001 Hits: 1731) | Rate | Visit
Classic American Runabouts: Wood Boats 1915-1965  1.00
Chris-Craft, Gar Wood, Century, Stanley--all these and more of the most popular runabouts from the Roaring '20s through the Fabulous '50s are expertly chronicled in this eagerly anticipated history of America's nautical icon. While their larger speedboat cousins were powered by aircraft engines and piloted exclusively by the wealthy, early runabouts--with their more modest inboard and outboard engines--were more accessible and yet every bit as stylish in all repects. By Philip B. Ballantyne, Robert Bruce Duncan. (Added: 17-Dec-2001 Hits: 1694) | Rate | Visit
Cutwater  0
Speedboats and Launches from the Golden Age of Boating by Robert Bruce Duncan. Stunning photos feature more than 35 classic speedboats and motor launches built between 1900 and WWII. (Added: 3-Nov-2000 Hits: 2847) | Rate | Visit
Don Aronow : The King of Thunderboat Row Don Aronow : The King of Thunderboat Row  8.50
By Michael Aronow, George Bush, and Jeffrey L. Rodengen. An intimate account of Don Aronow's amazing life. Formula, Donzi, Magnum, Squadron XII, USA Racing Team, and the most famous name in the world of high-performance boating, Cigarette, were all Don Aronow originals. His unparalleled accomplishments in the world of powerboating are insightfully described by the one who was with him every step of the way - his oldest son, Michael Aronow. (Added: 13-Nov-1999 Hits: 1928) | Rate | Visit
Fast Powerboat Seamanship  0
The Complete Guide to Boat Handling, Navigation, and Safety by Dag Pike. "The definitive guide to operating 30- to 100-foot boats at speeds of 25 to more than 100 knots." (Added: 30-Jul-2004 Hits: 653) | Rate | Visit
Gar Wood Boats : Classics of a Golden Era  0
by Anthony S. Mollica. Of all the legendary and elegant wooden speedboats and runaboats currently collected and restored, Gar Woods, named for their flamboyant creator, are arguably the most coveted. Whereas Chris Craft survived the Great Depression and World War II to enjoy prolific production, only 3,500 Gar Woods were ever built--of those, only a few hundred are known to exist today. (Added: 1-Jul-2000 Hits: 1050) | Rate | Visit
Legend of Chris-Craft Legend of Chris-Craft  0
By Jeffrey L. Rodengen. 9x12 coffee-table volume details the history of the company, people and products that made Chris-Craft world famous. 3rd edition contains a precise new index to over 1,500 models built between 1874 and 1998. (Added: 2-Jan-2000 Hits: 1028) | Rate | Visit
Royce's Powerboating Illustrated  10.00
Covers planing and displacement hulls, propellers, metals, corrosion, electrical principles, and more. (Added: 8-Oct-1999 Hits: 1103) | Rate | Visit
Secrets Of Tunnel Boat Design Secrets Of Tunnel Boat Design  7.58
The development of the tunnel and V bottoms are interestingly chronicled, with detailed explanations of hull design, function, potential, and characteristics. This book also details ten design steps for analysis of hull performance and stability showing how the calculations are accurately performed, as well as providing detailed information about their relation to hull performance. The ten steps range from layout design dimensions, calculating lift and drag, power calculations, and stability. (Added: 27-Mar-2001 Hits: 4218) | Rate | Visit
The Guide to Wooden Power Boats  0
By Benjamin Mendlowitz. A beautiful guide to wooden powerboats: Launches, runabouts and racers, power cruisers, motor yachts, and work boats. (Added: 22-Jan-2000 Hits: 1199) | Rate | Visit
Voyaging Under Power  8.00
One of the most significant boating books of all time, Voyaging Under Power by Robert P. Beebe, is for those who want to buy or build a powerboat to cross oceans with speed and comfort. Captain Beebe's classic is thoroughly updated by James Leishman, who provides all-new coverage on wing engines, bow thrusters, Kort nozzles, active paravanes, electronics for navigation and communications, and new developments in diesel engines. (Added: 7-May-2001 Hits: 936) | Rate | Visit



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