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Sunday – January 23 10:00am to 6:00pm
Astor Parking Corporation, 1515 Broadway at 44th Street, 212.869.3543
Central Parking System www.parking.com 800-836-6666.
485 10th avenue
433 West 37th street
453 West 35th street
550 West 37th street
Convention Center- 551 W. 38th street
417 W. 35th street
490 11th avenue
521 9th avenue
346 W. 40th street
Lincoln- 324 W. 34th street
West 40th street
640 W. 42nd street, New York
Penn Mark Garage- 304 W. 34th street
Oil Market Garage- 575 11th avenue
New York City Post Office- 360 W. 31st street
Port Authority Bus Terminal- 628 8th avenue
Enterprise Parking System www.enterpriseparking.com 212-564-3199
404 West 37th Street (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
453 West 38th Street (btw 10th and 9th Avenue)
451 10th Avenue (btw 35th and 36th Street)
343 10th Avenue (on the corner of 10th Ave and 30th Street)
506 West 30th Street (btw 11th and 10th Avenue)
447 West 35th Street (btw 10th and Dryer)
444 10th Avenue (btw 35th and 34th Street) 320 West 30th Street (btw 9th and 8th Avenue)
Square Industries, 306 West 44th Street, 212.247.5807
Watch out, small outboard engine power is changing next week.
Boaters will see it in their West Marine Store next spring (2011).
West Marine is expected to carry a branded outboard line that will lead the marketplace with a far stronger product in its electric offerings, with new motors and with light weight, powerful batteries that will work well in boats.
China, as a nation, grows at a 9 % per year rate versas a 1/2% per year rate in the US.
In the early 1960′s Homelite developed a derivative of the Crosley engine into a successful 4-stroke outboard engine. They increased the displacement of the cast iron block to almost 60-cubic-inches, enabling the engine to be rated at 55-HP at 5500 RPM. All the outstanding features of the Crosley engine were retained, like the integral cylinder heads, which eliminate any potential problems due to head gasket failure, the precise bevel-gear-driven overhead cam, which eliminates timing variations from belt sloppiness, the extra strong five main bearing balanced steel crankshaft, and the lightweight aluminum crankcase casting, aluminum valve covers, and aluminum oil pan.
The Homelite 4-stroke outboard was years ahead of its time, but its marketing was limited by the lack of a recreational marine dealer network. By 1966 it had caught the attention of Dick Fisher, probably by being used on the transom of his own Boston Whaler, and Homelite agreed to sell their outboard manufacturing to Fisher Pierce.
Fisher Pierce Bearcat 55
There were probably many things about the Homelite 55 that attracted Dick Fisher. Like his Boston Whalers, the outboard was unconventional and in many ways superior to the conventional 2-cycle outboards, just as his Boston Whalers were superior to most conventional boats.
Under Fisher Pierce the Homelite engine was re-badged as the Bearcat-55. The juxtaposition of “bear” and “cat” is a bit unusual, like “Boston” and “whaler.” Fisher was fond of such “un-straight” (as he called them) names for his products. Although the name does not dovetail with other Whaler related products, “bearcat” does suggest the potential of great power in small size.
Fisher Pierce produced the four-cycle outboard for six years, from 1966 until 1972…
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Although Chris Smith started building boats as a business along side his duck decoys business in 1874, it was not until one of his kids (his young son, Hamilton) said “Chriscraft”. that the two words were tied together. Page 20 and page 33 of the new book…ISBN 978-0-7603-3592-5
There are businesses that let you glaze your own pottery, cook your own steak or pick your own strawberries, but when it comes to the hands-on experience, a new offer from General Motors has them all beat. If you order a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1, you have the option of traveling to GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan, and hand-assembling your car’s LS7 or LS9 engine. It’s called the Corvette Engine Build Experience, and is believed to be the first program of its kind (if any readers would like to dispute that claim, please do so). If you don’t like the idea of providing GM with your mechanical expertise for no cost, don’t worry – you’ll have to pay an extra $US5,800 for the privilege.
The cars will come completely assembled and painted (less engine & transmission). Custom paint jobs will also be available. Vehicles can be purchased directly from Tasca Ford in Cranston, Rhode Island, or from Factory Five Racing, in Wareham, MA.
The new program and professionally-built cars will be unveiled at the 13th Annual Tasca-Mustang and Ford show this coming Sept 11, 2010, at Tasca Ford in Cranston, RI and at the 2010 SEMA show in Las Vegas this coming November.
“This program brings together two great New England companies. Tasca’s legendary history with Ford and their unquestioned racing/automotive expertise is a perfect match for our modern engineering and performance-based chassis designs. It is such an honor to bring manufacturing jobs to New England and to do so with an exciting and global-reaching product like our new ‘33 Hot Rod built with the professionals at Tasca Ford.
Dave Smith, President Factory Five Racing
At the dock, electricity and water can be a hazardous combination. To help marinas, boat owners and builders meet the new ABYC Code Requirements, Hubbell Marine…
In the boat modeler’s own words…We make scratch-built miniature replicas of boats ranging from elegantly simple line models to those of exquisite detail. We create all of our models from start to finish, including research, blueprints, woodwork, metalwork, upholstery, rigging, graphics, painting and finishing. When appropriate, we also take our own lines directly from subject boats. We do not use kits, or parts from any other sources. We can style your model in a variety of ways to suit your tastes; at any size or scale. We take great pride in the quality of every boat that we make and every one carries a serial number and our signatures. Other services that we provide include Display cases and accessories, restoration, line drawings and renderings, conversion of “paper” mechanical drawings to CAD, custom decal and parts making and other related activities.
John has over 40 years of modeling experience and we can make a replica of any boat provided that there is sufficient information available or we can have direct access to it. In fact, we are specialists in making models of boats that have never been modeled before. Having made over 250 models, we have significant experience with Antique & Classic boats, Workboats (from rowboats to lightships), Pleasure craft and Historical craft. We have researched myriad vessel histories and have developed a significant database, a library of a variety of maritime information, as well as contacts with other experts in the field.
Model making, properly done, takes time and patience. Every model, as with every boat, is different and will require different types and levels of work. We are fortunate to have a number of commissions in the works at all times. Please bear in mind that to produce the highest quality of model for you, unless it is one of the boats that we have made for shows, there will probably be a time factor. For short term circumstances we have presentation quality certificates available.