Leisure: The Prairie Schooners

The 42-ft. cabin cruiser had enough electronic equipment to fit out a small space satellite: hifi, stereo, TV, RDF, ship-to-shore radio, as well as refrigerator, push-button electric anchor, three-ton central air-conditioning unit, and separate power plant. Bored by the waste of time involved in troll fishing, its skipper located fishing holes with his electronic depth gauge, then sportingly set out bait and hook. Sleek and awesome as a jet fighter, as it nosed through the same waters, was a 16-ft. home-built craft powered by a 450-h.p. sports-car engine. "I wanted a hot...

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