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Stepped Aquaplane for Faster, Smoother Rides (Pub. No. 7044)

More fun behind your small runabout.

You'll get speedier rides and smoother handling using this aquaplane with the built-in step. The step construction reduces drag on the aquaplane just as it does on a racing hydroplane. Full effect of the step, however, is not realized until you reach a speed above 25 mph. But at speeds of 30 to 35 mph you will be conscious of a much softer ride than with the conventional type aquaplane. Cornering is the same as for a regular aquaplane—you must shift your weight and “dig in” to prevent skidding.

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Build this Sailing Surfboard (Pub. No. 7046)

by Hi Sibley

Planing along close to the water on this sailing surfboard will give you the thrill of a lifetime

Here is a board that you can use for both surf riding and sailing. When the mast and rudder unit are removed the deck is absolutely clean. To remove the sailing gear is a matter of minutes. Just loosen the turnbuckle on the forestay, lift out the hook, tilt the mast back slightly, and take up the two side hooks. Next unscrew the bolt which serves as a pivot for the steering bar, and also the rudder post. A pin through the hub of one leeboard permits withdrawing the tube serving as pivot. All the gear can be stowed in small space. Even with leeboards and rudder in place, you can slide the board up on the beach without damage, as in the profile view, Fig. 1. Here also is the deck plan and dimensions of the sail. The sail is drawn taut by cords through grommets at peak and foot. Mast and boom slip into wide hems in the canvas.

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Aquascooter-a Sailing Surfboard (Pub. No. 7834)

"Aquascooter" is an evolution of the "paddleboard," now so popular on beaches everywhere.

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Build this Low-Cost Aquaplane (Pub. No. 7917)

Why not an aquaplane—a trailer to hitch behind your outboard boat?

If you think there’s sport in piloting a light composition racer over rippling water ahead of a kicking 2-cylinder job, you’ll get the real thrill of your life riding an aquaplane behind it. Everyone who has ridden both boat and aquaplane invariably chooses the latter when breath-taking fun is desired. A variation of the surfboard, the aquaplane is buoyant and, therefore, can be much more easily handled at low speeds without unexpectedly depositing its rider in the water. Due to the simplicity of the craft’s construction, the outlay for materials is trivial.

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