eBook of Model Boats
Almost every child likes to build boats. The interest in boats seems to be born in the race. The little three-year-old chap is instinctively attracted by a puddle of water in which to sail his "boat," which may take the form of a piece of shingle or common board.
Few people have passed through their childhood days without having built boats at some time.
The author was an ardent boat-builder, and he well remembers how he combed the Children's Department of the local library in search of a book that would tell him something about boats, and especially for information regarding the construction of models.
He found books on model airplanes, toys, electricity, radio, and chemistry, but alas! nothing about model boats.
He vowed then that when he became a man he would write a book on model boats—a book that would contain all the treasured information he had accumulated during his boat-building years.
This book is the result of that vow, and the author earnestly hopes that it will gladden the heart of every child who builds and sails a boat.
There are probably few happier moments in a child's life than when he sees his little model steamer proudly make her way across the park pond, or his little sail-boat respond to the summer breeze......
Table of Contents
WHY A BOAT FLOATS
HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE BOATS, WITH AND WITHOUT POWER DRIVE
STEAM AND ELECTRIC PROPULSION
AN ELECTRIC LAUNCH
A STEAM LAUNCH
AN ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN LAKE FREIGHTER
AN ELECTRIC SUBMARINE-CHASER
THE DESIGN OF MODEL STEAM-ENGINES
A MODEL FLOATING DRY-DOCK
OPERATION OF FLASH STEAM POWER PLANTS FOR MODEL BOATS
TWO-FOOT SAILING YACHT
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