Barnacle--An 11-Ft. Rowboat or Outboard


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Rides in your car trunk . . . qickly assembles to form an 11 ft. rowboat or outboard.

If you're looking for a boat for fishing or camping trips on some lake or river within driving range, without having your car look like a moving van to do it, then Barnacle’s the boat for you. She’s a permanent leakproof craft that doesn’t require any car-top gear for carrying or time spent in assembling a collection of frames and canvas covering. Unlike most “portable” boats, Barnacle has only three plywood sections that nest together and stow in the trunk of your car. When you arrive at the lake, they come out in a jiffy and go together as fast and easily as hanging the screens on your back porch. And once assembled and locked, you needn’t worry about the sections coming apart in the middle of the lake, for they’ll stay together just as tight as the barnacles on a ship’s hull. After the “big ones” of the finny tribe have been caught, a few minutes’ work taking the sections apart and Barnacle is back in the trunk and you’re on your way home. A quick check of the drawings will convince you that the construction is equally simple. The only difference between this boat and a regular flatbottom one are the two pairs of bulkheads which divide her into three separate sections. However, this difference makes it possible to build Barnacle in your basement and get her out without tearing down the wall. The reason for this is that you build the boat complete and then literally saw her into three sections, each of which is leak-proof and capable of floating by itself.

9 pages, 4 plate(s)


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