Harper's boating book for boys; a guide to motor boating, sailing, canoeing and rowing . the pieces, screw the bottom piece to theframe, lift the wheels and crank, and place the ends on thebearing, screwing the top one over the axle to the bottomone (see O, Fig. 5). We now have the machinery ready for working. Letus turn to the paddle-boxes (see Fig. 5). These are madelike the arch frames used by builders as guides in making > O Mu 39 u 1—c °ko-^ Fig. 5 SHOWING CONSTRUCTION OF PADDLE-BOX O, crank-bearing fastened to frame, as shown in Fig. 2 brick archways, but not so heavy. They should be

Harper's boating book for boys; a guide to motor boating, sailing, canoeing and rowing . the pieces, screw the bottom piece to theframe, lift the wheels and crank, and place the ends on thebearing, screwing the top one over the axle to the bottomone (see O, Fig. 5). We now have the machinery ready for working. Letus turn to the paddle-boxes (see Fig. 5). These are madelike the arch frames used by builders as guides in making > O Mu 39 u 1—c °ko-^ Fig. 5 SHOWING CONSTRUCTION OF PADDLE-BOX O, crank-bearing fastened to frame, as shown in Fig. 2 brick archways, but not so heavy. They should be Stock Photo
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Harper's boating book for boys; a guide to motor boating, sailing, canoeing and rowing . the pieces, screw the bottom piece to theframe, lift the wheels and crank, and place the ends on thebearing, screwing the top one over the axle to the bottomone (see O, Fig. 5). We now have the machinery ready for working. Letus turn to the paddle-boxes (see Fig. 5). These are madelike the arch frames used by builders as guides in making > O Mu 39 u 1—c °ko-^ Fig. 5 SHOWING CONSTRUCTION OF PADDLE-BOX O, crank-bearing fastened to frame, as shown in Fig. 2 brick archways, but not so heavy. They should be cov-ered either with common unbleached muslin and paintedor with thin oil-cloth such as is used for covering tables 58 PADDLE-WHEELS FOR A SMALL BOAT and shelves, and which can be bought for a very smallsum. The later material is much the better. Fastenthese boxes to the frames, and the paddle-box is ready. All this work may be done at the house or barn, and after-ward fixed on the boat, that part of the frame (Fig. 2)marked Aft being placed between the after-rowlocks; N JVmameter. C| @ 3LONQ Fig. 6 SHOWING CONSTRUCTION OF WHEEL, BUT ON A LARGER SCALE THAN IN FIG. 3 L, crank-plate; N, iron pin this will bring the wheels in the right place on ordinaryboats, and the crank will be in about the right positionfor working. Cost The whole make-up should cost less than ten dollars, the principal expense being for crank, pin, plate, lumber, and screws, all of which should not cost above three dollars.The rest is to be done by yourself; and the more carefullyit is made, the more satisfactory will it prove. 59 BOATING BOOK FOR BOYS Hand-power The propelling power will be hand-power—that is, youwill work the wheels by pulling the crank as you sit on theseat of the boat facing the bow. The movement is some-thing like rowing. As it would be uncomfortable to takehold of the bare iron crank, a covering should be made forit. This may be done by whittling two pieces of wood(Fig. 4, P) half ro

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