This vintage book is an illustrated manual for motor boat, launch and yacht owners; operators of marine gasoline engines, and amateur boat-builders. It is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction, installation and operation of maritime motors, and contains instructions for the design and construction of motor boats. Contents include: "The Modern Motor Boat", "Marine Gasoline Engines", "Carburation and Carbureters", "Ignition", "Lubrication and Cooling Systems", "Reversing Gear and Propeller Wheels", "Exhaust Devices", "Installation of Motor-boat Engines", "Multicylinder Engines", "Choice of a Boat Model", "Practical Boatbuilding", "Steel Boats and Launchers", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on building boats.