This Blitzen design makes either an ideal fast
utility boat or a racer hydroplane.
hull does all right for itself with the more powerful 25hp Johnson and
Evinrude motors in smooth and rough water, and on either the utility or
racer hull, it’s bevelled chines give you an easy manoeuvrability.
Merry Maid motorboat plans for the man who desires a roomy little
runabout capable of good speed and having rough-water ability.
With her graceful, sweeping sheer, she is a saucy little packet.
She has completely pleased her original owner and may interest those of
you who desire an inexpensive, easily built boat.
way Merry Maid runs cleanly at either high or low speed, banks
beautifully, and has sufficient stability, despite her light weight, to
allow a couple of passengers to sit on the side decking without fear of
being tossed overboard.
The boat is large enough so the passengers sit down in it rather than
You can do more than just wish that you had a sleek, powerful,
mahogany-decked runabout like Riviera.
constructing it yourself you can turn out this eye-appealing 38-mph
boat that will be the pride of the lake and a treat to ride in, yet
spend only 1% the price of even modest boats of the same size and power.
You can further fit Riviera to your pocketbook by bargain hunting and
using just the amount of trim you wish.
133 page, step by step instructions for
building the Sea Rover using modern
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safe, and seaworthy on almost any waters, this general utility runabout
will afford long happy hours of sport and repay its construction many
to the use of outboard motors from 1 to 24hp, the utility runabout will
plane safely, at speeds from 5 to 45 mph and easily carry four or five
persons depending upon its power.
This motorboat plans is
designed to eliminate difficult joiner work, the "Shore Lark" is easy
to build and presents a lightweight sturdy hull that one can build for
a fraction of the amount he would have to pay for a finished boat of
Here are plans for a pint-sized V-bottom express cruiser that will
really get up and go.
Under the impetus furnished by a 33.-hp. outboard, she’ll do 23mph with
two people aboard.
And she’ll cruise along economically with this power at 19mph.
Her name? It’s taken from a couple of lines in an old English Christmas
song that fit the desires of boat-hungry fellows in moderate means:
"If you haven’t got a penny, then a ha’penny will do.
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!"
motorboat plans were designed for’ the amateur builder who desires a
roomy, fast, and
comfortable cruiser without the attendant high building and upkeep
costs usually associated with inboard craft.
This motorboat plan is a direct development of an earlier design that
successful in the hands of a large number of builders.
The cabin provides comfortable quarters for two.
Besides the berths, it contains a galley stove, food locker, icebox,
water-closet, and adequate storage space.
There is not, of course, standing headroom but there is, however, ample
is all you can expect in a boat of this size; so don’t be persuaded by
some misguided amateur adviser’ to increase the headroom in hope of
making a better boat of her.
The Nancy Jane is an all purpose craft designed to fulfil a great
variety of uses in one boat.
a length, beam, and depth generous enough to be usable anywhere,
these motorboat plans provide a craft that may be equipped
converted auto engine from 15 to 100hp for speedy, stable riding
service on open or sheltered waters.
For those to whom cruising
is the ultimate relaxation Jane may be equipped with one of the trim
cabin designs shown or utilized as a double cockpit runabout.
the basic design as indicated upon the plans is that of an open cockpit
utility runabout which is not only easy to build, requiring the minimum
of labour and materials, but for all around use such as fishing,
hunting, surf board riding and short pleasure trips this model would be
difficult to surpass.
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