A Real Runabouts Review of Outboard Motors

Bob Speltz Softcover 144 pages Out of Print. Used. Very good condition. Please ask for details.

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Beautiful Engines: Treasures of the Internal Combustion Century
The human stories behind the development of the internal combustion engine are combined with full-color photographs in this coffee-table book to present the beauty of the engines themselves. In addition to the portrait-quality photographs, line drawings, cutaways, and clear text describe how each engine works and its primary uses. The fascinating histories of the engineers and inventors who built these pioneering machines— stories of fame and fortune and tragedy and ruin are also told. Key stationary and marine engines from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are shown in addition to famous U.S. engines from such manufacturers as International Harvester and Fairbanks-Morse.
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Beautiful Outboards
This unique collection of outboard motors highlights the aesthetic and technical qualities of these powerful machines. Each engine, selected for its historical significance, is beautifully photographed and features a discussion of its history, importance in advancing technology, collectibility, and technical attributes. Ranging from 1901 and the introduction of the first gasoline "rowboat? motors through the ingenious outboards of the 1960s, this guide covers the finest engines from Johnson, Evinrude, Mercury, Champion, Elto, and others.
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Big-Block Chevy: Marine Performance
Dennis Moore, details the differences between automotive and marine performance components and design. Topics covered include: The differences between auto and marine engines -- Starters, flywheels, ignition systems, exhaust and cooling -- Parts combinations and recommendations for performance applications Also included are photo/how-to sequences and instructions on build-up and installation as well as tuning and repair.
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Engines Afloat: The Gasoline Era
A rich look at the early years of American marine engines, their development and perfection, and the impact they had on the industries they served, both pleasure and commercial. Volume 1 focuses on the development of the gasoline engine, and includes lots for Gold Cup and runabout fans.
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Engines Afloat: The Gasoline/Diesel Era
When U.S. landing craft churned toward Normandy on D-Day morning, each was powered by a revolutionary diesel engine developed in a decade-long project overseen by Charles Kettering of General Motors. Based on the material in the Kettering archives and other primary sources, this book chronicles the development of the practical diesel engine and the impact of both diesel and heavy-duty gasoline engines on fisherman, towboats, and the Navy. Included is a discussion of how internal combustion supplanted steam in riverboats and a look at the Navy's adoption of internal combustion engines.
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Fine Boat: Finishes
Lays out simply and clearly how to achieve a professional finish on wooden or fiberglass boats--everything from varnishing brightwork to cosmetic hull repairs and painting. With a workmanlike attitude, a modicum of handiness--and this book--you can achieve professional results while saving hundreds of dollars in boatyard bills.
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Inboard Engines and Drives Service Manual (Volume 1)
This early edition of the Volume 1 manual covers BMW, Chrysler, Crusader, Ford and Mercruiser gas and diesel engines.... with a section on popular inboard drives, Berkeley, Borg Warner (Velvet Drive), Chrysler, Hurth and Jacuzzi.
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Inboard Engines and Drives Service Manual (Volume 2)
Volume 2 of Inboard Engines and Drives covers Oldsmobile, OMC Peugeot, Universal, Volvo, Westerbeke, and Yanmar gas and diesel engines, with a section on popular inboard drives.
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Old Marine Engines: The World of the One-Lunger
The only book to examine the development of early marine engines with a focus on the two-cycle machines popular in the Midwest, New England, and Canada. Covers history of key companies, biographies of inventors, techonology, construction methods, material on collecting and retoring, and a list of about 800 companies throughout the U.S. and Canada that once built marine engines. This is the latest, updated of a classic title first published in 1982. Ongoing response to this book led the author to undertake a four-year project that led to the two-volume Engines Afloat, from Early Days to D-Day, which will be published in the spring of 1999.
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Old Outboard Motor Service Manual – Vol. 2 (1st Edition)
Vintage marine outboard motors 30 horsepower and above produced from 1955-1968.
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Tall Ships and Tankers: The History of the Davie Shipbuilders
Davie has been a synonym for shipbuilding on Quebec’s South Shore for more than one hundred and seventy years. Indeed, the families associated with the company can trace a shipbuilding lineage that reaches back to Canada’s colonial past. George Taylor, shipwright, arrived in Quebec in 1811, and after participating in the race against the Americans to secure naval control of Lake Ontario in what became known as the Shipbuilders’ War, he settled in Quebec and established himself as an independent shipwright of skill and integrity. In 1820, Allison Davie, a ship master newly arrived in Lower Canada, married Taylor’s daughter. The Taylor-Davie partnership flourished, building fully rigged ships for the British navy and steam-powered vessels to serve the towns of the St. Lawrence. As generation followed generation, workers at the venerable yard at Lévis successfully made the transition from sail to steam and from wooden-hulled vessels to steel, adopting new technology to suit new requirements. Davie shipyards have built and repaired tankers and freighters, fishing boats and ferries, offshore oil platforms, and warships ranging from coastal patrol vessels and minesweepers to destroyers, and frigates. Through the firm’s enterprising General Engineering Division, it has also ventured into industrial fabrication including railway cars and even sonar domes for U.S. warships. The company name has changed over the years, but the firm (now called Davie Industries) has always symbolized fine workmanship and been an integral part of Canada’s commercial and military history, contributing mightily to the growth and independence of this maritime nation.
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