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Classic American Runabouts: Wood Boats, 1915-1965 (Motorbooks Classic)

Ballantyne, Philip B.

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ISBN 10: 0760319391 / ISBN 13: 9780760319390
Published by MBI Publishing, St. Paul, MN, 2001
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Over-sized softbound (quarto). No wear to the covers. Pages are tight and clean with no marks. No name of previous owner. No spine creasing from opening. No odor. No sun fading. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # MP16-624Z

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Title: Classic American Runabouts: Wood Boats, 1915...

Publisher: MBI Publishing, St. Paul, MN

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Step back into the golden age of the American runabout, with the smell of varnish and leather, and the sight of glittering brightwork and deep-hued mahogany. This historical look at the origins and development of the runabout speedboat in America traces the growth of recreational power boating along with details about the boats that made the era so memorable. Learn about men like Chris Smith, Gar Wood, Horace Dodge and others whose search for speed served as catalysts for a new and popular pastime. Eventually, new materials and mass production brought the curtain down on this era of fast wooden boats, but they did not erase the artistry and innovation that the boats of this era represent.About the AuthorPhilip B. Ballantyne is a builder of antique powerboats who owns and operates Philip B. Ballantyne Wooden Boats near Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California. Ballantyne's writing has been featured in Classic Boating magazine.About the PhotographerRobert Bruce Duncan is one of the preeminent antique and classic powerboat photographers in America. His work has appeared in a wide array of books, magazines, and calendars. A former charter boat captain, Duncan lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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