The exhaust pipe should pass through the muffler and then directly outboard through the side of the boat. A brass collar is fitted to cover the edges of the canvas around the hole. The suction to the water pump must be below the water line, with a brass strainer over the end to prevent weeds or sand from being sucked into the pump; the discharge from the engine may be above water.
The batteries and spark coil are located in a box under the forward deck, as it is very essential that they should be kept dry; the switch is located on the side of the boat opposite the engine.
The steering gear may be arranged as shown, with an automobile type wheel steerer, or may consist simply of the usual wheel with ropes running around the cockpit with a block at the forward end, two blocks on the deck opposite the tiller, and a few screw eyes between. The cleats and chocks, backboard for the rear seat, and other furnishings are fitted to suit the builder.
In all this work it must be borne in mind that lightness and strength are necessary for success, and everything should be done with this end in view, and as little extra material added as possible.
The final painting and finishing is now to be done; when the final coat is put on the boat should be entirely smooth, with no sign of the grain of the cloth; the final coat may be of enamel paint, giving a glossy appearance. When well constructed the boat will present a very ornamental appearance.
In handling this boat it must be remembered that it is of light construction and must be carefully handled, and when so treated it will be very durable. It should not be left afloat for long periods, and should be kept in a boat house under cover, if possible; this should be readily done on account of its light weight. It will, however, be found to be very satisfactory for the purposes for which it is intended.