Squall


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A. Mason/Designed for the young-in-heart and built of plywood, this 14-foot runabout can attain speeds of almost 32 miles per hour.

by A. Mason

Designed for the young-in-heart and built of plywood, this 14-foot runabout can attain speeds of almost 32 miles per hour.

"Squall" has all the features of a modern sport runabout, but being built of waterproof plywood sheets, the construction has been simplified to produce a lightweight strong hull suitable for many uses. "Squall" was designed to handle well at all speeds using any outboard motor from 10 to 30 horsepower. With a total crew weight of not over 225 pounds, a 10-hp motor is fully capable of driving "Squall" up to 18 miles per hour; 22-hp will do close to 27 miles, and a 30-hp motor is almost capable of 32 miles per hour. Of course, it is understood that the best propeller combination as recommended by the manufacturer and a thorough engine tune-up is a necessity to reach these speeds. The modern trend is evident in the twin tail fins; their principal purpose is to partially hide the motor in profile view. However, if the feature does not appeal, simply omit the tail fins as they will have no effect on the performance, and while they do not add to the structural strength of the boat, they may aid in keeping the motor drier when running in a choppy sea.

4 pages, 2 plate(s)


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