This volume contains a collection of classic articles on the subject of designing and building motor boats, with information on equipment, methods, common problems, materials, where to begin, installing motors, and much more. Carefully selected for a modern readership, this timeless volume will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in boating or sailing, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. The articles include: ?Boat Building and Boating?, ?Canoeing, Sailing, and Motor Boating?, ?Motor Boating for All?, ?Popular Mechanics Build a Boat for Pleasure or Profit- Build your own Boat?, and ?The Motor Boat Manual ? With a Special Section on Outboard Motors and Boats?. 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 boat building.