Sport: Show Boat

Beribboned, bedraped, the interior of Grand Central Palace, Manhattan, last week went drydock. A 62 foot Elco cruiser, biggest boat of the show, rumbled up to the doors and towered at anchor. A 30,000 pound Diesel engine arrived and sat solemnly in one corner. Propellers, pennants, anchors, gyroscopes, all manner of gadgets ranged themselves agreeably on the shelves. The 23rd annual Motor Boat Show was declared open.

Salty observers noted that speed was the keynote. Slim mahogany hydroplanes to carry a half dozen slightly bewildered passengers were credited with 55 miles per hour....

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