Building Roamer and Rambler


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With any of the larger motors, this 733-lb. hull which is 51/2 ft. wide and a full 16 ft. long, will average 26 miles per hour, while giving you maximum safety and comfort. Dry, safe, fast and comfortable—what more, with the tang of the sea and a blue sky, could any man desire? "Roamer" is worth building well; and it has been especially written in simplified form so that you can build it well in six to eight weeks time without hurried, slipshod workmanship, although the time required for building will, of course, depend largely upon your own skill and the number of working hours each day.

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RAMBLER: An Inboard Runabout

(Uses the same hull as the small cruiser, Roamer)

Rambler! And she does just that—rambles! With a light four of about 40 H. P. doing 283100 r.p.m., this variation of the “Roamer” hull will scud along at 26-8 miles per hour with a load of three passengers. Moreover, the generous freeboard overall, and the pronounced flair to the forward sections makes the boat safe and dry in any kind of seaway. “Rambler” is a double-cockpit affair, with each seat easily accommodating three passengers. The motor is under a hatch between the two while the gas supply is fed from the rear of the boat. All controls are of the positive rod type, but simpler installations can be effected if expense and labor are an important consideration.  Building the hull for this craft is much the same as building the hull for “Roamer”—the same number of frames and the same dimensions are used, the keel is the same, the stem is a duplicate—the whole construction work up to and including part of the decking can be taken from the “Roamer” description. The only difference is that the transom board can be left vertical if desired, instead of being raked as is necessary for the outboard job. (We have combined both booklets into one Handi-Book since they use the same hull. Individual booklets are still available).

63 pages


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