Eska Outboard Motors

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The Eska Outboard motor was manufactured from 1961 to 1987 in Dubuque, Iowa. Motors were sold under numerous brand names. Most all Department Stores, Hardware Stores and some Auto Parts Stores sold these outboards, at one time or another. Some were sold under the Eska name and some under a private brand.   The Power Heads were all manufactured by Tecumseh (Tec) Engines. These Power Heads were all Air Cooled, except the 9.9 through 15 horsepower Twin Cylinders. Most all of the Eska outboards had water cooled exhaust columns using “ram tubes” just aft of the propellers (small engines) or rubber impeller pumps (larger engines).

Hard core parts for these outboards are getting more difficult to find as time goes on. Many older outboards used common Ignition and Carburetor vendors for that period.

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History

Lavern Kascel and Bud Essman formed the ESKA Company in 1945. The name of the company was created from the first two letters of Essman and the first two letters of Kasel.

Frederick Ertl and his Toy Tractors

Until the mid-1950s, Frederick ERTL worked in the die-cast department of the JOHN DEERE DUBUQUE WORKS. He bought a small, used die-casting machine, which he installed in his garage on Asbury Road and made the small die cast parts for model tractor toys (not the riding pedal versions that came later) for ESKA. ESKA sold these to the toy industry as well as to farm implement dealers. In these early years, ESKA manufactured the first die cast pedal tractors.

ESKA planned to provide Ertl farm toys to companies with the ordering company’s original equipment manufacturer’s logo. Under an agreement of the three men, Ertl products were delivered to ESKA which then shipped them. Another agreement was that Ertl made tractors and ESKA manufactured implements, but not tractors.

The agreement continued until 1948 when ESKA began producing steel-stamped farm implements in its factory at 32nd and White. In 1950-51, Carter Tu-Scale took over the ESKA manufacturing operation and moved it from Dubuque to Rockford, Illinois. The acquisition allowed Carter Tru-Scale to expand its farm toy production under the Carter Tru-Scale and ESKA brands. When Ertl discontinued the production of large sand-cast riding, or pedal, tractors, ESKA gained another product. ESKA made several varieties of John Deere pedal tractors and trailers. In 1950 Eska also made cardboard farm buildings.

Bud Essman sold out to Lavern Kascel sometime around 1955. Around 1960, William A. Wright, Jr. (Vice President of Manufacturing) and Luke Sapan of Long Island, NY (Vice President of Sales) each bought 1/3 of Lavern Kascel’s shares and the three became equal partners in The ESKA Company.

At around the same time, ESKA, which had begun manufacturing lawn mowers and chain saws in the mid-1950s, added the Eska Sno-Flyr snowblowers to its line and lost interest in the toy industry. In 1960-61 Ertl obtained Eska’s licensing right for Deere, International Harvester, Case, Oliver, and Allis Chalmers.

From Encyclopedia Dubuque.

William A. WRIGHT, Jr.

William A. Wright, Jr. who passed away in 2012, made a big impact on fishing.

Born in Maryland, Wright moved to Dubuque, Iowa in 1950, following a stint in the Army Air Corps and a few years of college, where he studied engineering. He worked for two years at Dubuque Stamping and Manufacturing, then earned an economics degree at University of Dubuque.

He began work at The Eska Company and, within a few years, became a partner. Among his work were innovations for lawn mowers and snow blowers. With that technical expertise — and an interest in fishing — Wright developed an affordable outboard motor by mounting a small, air-cooled lawn mower engine onto an old Evinrude lower unit.

By the early 1960s, the product had become fine-tuned enough to market. Fishermen were the primary audience for the 3.5 hp and 5 hp models, the latter selling for $99. When 1,000 were sold in the first two weeks, the company knew it had a winner.

Eska outboards eventually became the world’s best-selling motors under 10 hp, thanks in part to Sears Roebuck & Co., their largest distributor. Eska also sold engines through several other retailers and under dozens of other brand names, which are listed further down this page.

Wright and his partners sold The Eska Co. in 1970.

In the early 1970s, baseball Hall of Famer and Sears spokesman Ted Williams paid a visit to Dubuque to honor Wright and the Eska team with The Sears Award of Excellence in manufacturing.

In 1980 Eska, by then a subsidiary of Talley Industries of Mesa, Arizona, purchased the Clinton outboard motor product line from the Clinton Engines Corp. The purchase was to consolidate area manufacturers to maintain a strong hold on the market which had dropped due to the lagging economy. Some later engines were built by Tanaka.

Eska’s various Dubuque, Iowa locations are listed as follows:

The 1948 Dubuque Classified Business Directory listed the corner of Jackson and E. 32nd.

In 1957 through 1967 the company was located at 100 West Second Street.

The 1970 – 1986 Dubuque City Directories listed The Eska Company Inc. at 2400 Kerper.

Eska Outboard Motors went out of production in 1986. Engine stocks continued being marketed with the 1986 model numbers until exhausted in 1987.

From Encyclopedia Dubuque

Eska
Contact Information

Eska Company > Out of Business 1987
2400 Kerper Blvd.
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Eska’s Private Brands

AquaBug
Barracuda
Blue Jet
Coast to Coast
Colt
Explorer
Federals
Fury
Golden Arrow
Golden Jet
Hanimex
Hiawatha
Pathfinder
Sea Hawk
Seabreeze
Seaco
Seacruiser
Sears Canada
Skipper
Sportfisher
Superbug
Voyager
Wiljo

Other Brands made by Eska
(These brands assigned their own Model Numbers)

JC Penny
Sea King (Montgomery Ward)
Sears (including Ted Williams)
Wizard (Western Auto)

Eska Model Numbers by Year

YEAR MODEL BRAND – MODEL HP Cyl
1961
1111 Barracuda 89 3 1
1112 Barracuda 99 5 1
1103 Bluejet 100 3 1
1104 Bluejet 200 5 1
1101 Eska 400 3 1
1102 Eska 510 5 1
1113 Fury 150 3 1
1114 Fury 250 5 1
1105 Pathfinder 950 3 1
1106 Pathfinder 900 5 1
1109 Voyager 300 3 1
1110 Voyager 600 5 1
1107 Wiljo 700 3 1
1108 Wiljo 800 5 1
1962
1119 Barracuda 89 4 1
1118 Barracuda 99 6 1
1117 Golden Jet 500 5 1
1116 Pathfinder 400 4 1
1120 Pathfinder 400 4 1
1115 Skipper 150 3 1
1963
1123 Bluejet 500 5 1
1125 Colt 3 1
1126 Colt 5 1
1129 Golden Arrow 400 4 1
1130 Golden Arrow 600 6 1
1121 Golden Jet 400 4 1
1124 Golden Jet 600 6 1
1121 Skipper 3 1
1121A Skipper 3 1
1121B Skipper 3 1
1964
? ? ? ?
1965
1140 Coast to Coast 4 1
1141 Coast to Coast 6 1
1144 Golden Jet 4 1
1144A Golden Jet 4 1
1144B Golden Jet 4 1
1142 Golden Jet 5 1
1148 Golden Jet 5 1
1146 Golden Jet 6 1
1142A Golden Jet 5 1
1142B Golden Jet 5 1
1145 Pathfinder 500 5 1
1145A Pathfinder 500 5 1
1145B Pathfinder 500 5 1
1147 Skipper 3 1
1966
1157 Golden Jet 700 7 1
1159 Seabreeze 700 7 1
1153 Skipper 3 1
1153A Skipper 3 1
1967
1164 Eska 5 1
1165 Eska 5 1
1166 Eska 5 1
1167 Eska 7 1
1168 Eska 7 1
1161 Golden Jet 3 1
1169 Golden Jet 5 1
1170 Golden Jet 700 7 1
1178 Pathfinder 3 1
1162 Pathfinder 5 1
1175 Pathfinder 5 1
1174 Pathfinder 7 1
1160 Skipper 3 1
1163 Skipper 3 1
1968
1183 Eska 3 1
1185 Eska 5 1
1187 Eska 7 1
1180 Explorer 5 1
1181 Explorer 7 1
1193 Golden Jet 3 1
1195 Golden Jet 5 1
1197 Golden Jet 7 1
1178 Pathfinder 5 1
1179 Pathfinder 7 1
1969
1703 Eska 3.5 1
1703A Eska 3.5 1
1705 Eska 5 1
1707 Eska 7 1
1700 Explorer 3.5 1
1701 Explorer 5 1
1702 Explorer 7 1
1713 Golden Jet 3.5 1
1713A Golden Jet 3.5 1
1715 Golden Jet 5 1
1717 Golden Jet 7 1
1188 Hiawatha 3.5 1
1188A Hiawatha 3.5 1
1188B Hiawatha 3.5 1
1189 Hiawatha 5 1
1189B Hiawatha 5 1
1199 Hiawatha 7 1
1194 Pathfinder 5 1
1186 Pathfinder 7 1
1706 Wizard 5 1
1708 Wizard 7 1
1970
1703B Eska 3.5 1
1705B Eska 5 1
1707B Eska 7 1
1701B Explorer 5 1
1702B Explorer 7 1
1713B Golden Jet 3.5 1
1715B Golden Jet 5 1
1717B Golden Jet 7 1
1199B Hiawatha 7 1
1194B Pathfinder 5 1
1723B Pathfinder 7 1
1732B Sportfisher 3.5 1
1733B Sportfisher 5 1
1734B Sportfisher 7 1
1971
1703C Eska 3.5 1
1705C Eska 5 1
1747A Eska 7TG 1
1777A Eska 7TG 1
1701C Explorer 5 1
1702C Explorer 7 1
1770A Federals 3.5 1
1771A Federals 5 1
1772A Federals 7TG 1
1713C Golden Jet 3.5 1
1715C Golden Jet 5 1
1727A Golden Jet 7TG 1
1721A Pathfinder 7TG 1
1766A Seacruiser 500 5 1
1767A Seacruiser 750 7TG 1
1733C Sportfisher 5 1
1745A Sportfisher 7TG 1
1972
1703D Eska 3.5 1
1788A Eska 3.5 1
1705D Eska 5 1
1789A Eska 5 1
1747B Eska 7TG 1
1790A Eska 7TG 1
1784A Explorer 5TG 1
1756A Explorer 7TG 1
1770B Federals 3.5 1
1771B Federals 5 1
1772B Federals 7TG 1
1713D Golden Jet 3.5 1
1715D Golden Jet 5 1
1727B Golden Jet 7TG 1
1791A Seacruiser 350 3.5 1
1766B Seacruiser 500 5 1
1767B Seacruiser 750 7TG 1
1775A Sea Hawk 5TG 1
1776A Sea Hawk 7TG 1
1973
1945A Eska 3.5 1
1705E Eska 5 1
1928A Eska 5TG 1
1747C Eska 7TG 1
1944A Eska 7.5TG 1
1925A Eska 9.5 2
1926A Eska 14 2
1908A Explorer Flying O 5TG 1
1909A Explorer Flying O 7.5TG 1
1911A Explorer Flying O 9.9 2
1912A Explorer Flying O 15 2
1965A Hanimex 5.5 1
1966A Hanimex 7.5TG 1
1967A Hanimex 9.9 2
1968A Hanimex 15 2
1903A Seaco 4.5 1
1905A Seaco 7.5TG 1
1906A Seaco 9.9 2
1907A Seaco 15 2
1929A Seacruiser 3.5 1
1930A Seacruiser 5 1
1931A Seacruiser 7TG 1
1932A Seacruiser 7.5TG 1
1933A Seacruiser 9.9 2
1934A Seacruiser 14 2
1913A Sea Hawk 5TG 1
1914A Sea Hawk 7.5TG 1
1916A Sea Hawk 9.9 2
1917A Sea Hawk 15 2
1974
1945B Eska 3.5 1
1705F Eska 5 1
1928B Eska 5TG 1
1747D Eska 7TG 1
1944B Eska 7.5TG 1
1925B Eska 9.5 2
1926B Eska 14 2
1908B Explorer Flying O 5TG 1
1909B Explorer Flying O 7.5TG 1
1911B Explorer Flying O 9.9 2
1909C Explorer Flying O 7.5TG 1
1941A Hanimex 4.5 1
1965B Hanimex 5.5 1
1966B Hanimex 7.5TG 1
1967B Hanimex 9.9 2
1968B Hanimex 15 2
1903B Seaco 4.5 1
1905B Seaco 7.5TG 1
1906B Seaco 9.9 2
1907B Seaco 15 2
1929B Seacruiser 3.5 1
1930B Seacruiser 5 1
1931B Seacruiser 7TG 1
1932B Seacruiser 7.5TG 1
1933B Seacruiser 9.9 2
1957A Seacruiser 15 2
1913B Sea Hawk 5TG 1
1914B Sea Hawk 7.5TG 1
1916B Sea Hawk 9.9 2
1917B Sea Hawk 15 2
1975
1973A Eska 3 1
1974A Eska 4.5 1
1975A Eska 5.5TG 1
1944C Eska 7.5TG 1
1976A Eska 7.5TG 1
1978A Eska 9.9 2
1978B Eska 9.9 2
1979A Eska 15 2
1979B Eska 15 2
1910A Explorer Flying O 5.5TG 1
1912B Explorer Flying O 15 2
1941B Hanimex 4.5 1
14023A Hanimex 7.5 1
1969A Hanimex 5.5TG 1
1966C Hanimex 7.5TG 1
1967C Hanimex 9.9 2
1968C Hanimex 15 2
1903C Seaco 4.5 1
1970A Seaco 5.5TG 1
1905C Seaco 7.5TG 1
1906C Seaco 9.9 2
1906D Seaco 9.9 2
1907C Seaco 15 2
1904A Sea Hawk 5.5TG 1
1904B Sea Hawk 5.5TG 1
1914C Sea Hawk 7.5TG 1
1997A Sears Canada 5 1
1976
1973B Eska 3 1
1973C Eska 3 1
1974B Eska 4.5 1
1974C Eska 4.5 1
1975B Eska 5.5TG 1
1975C Eska 5.5TG 1
1944D Eska 7.5TG 1
1976B Eska 7.5TG 1
1976C Eska 7.5TG 1
1978C Eska 9.9 2
1979C Eska 15 2
14049A Explorer 5.5TG 1
14050A Explorer 7.5TG 1
14029A Hanimex 4.5 1
14030A Hanimex 5.5TG 1
14031A Hanimex 7.5TG 1
14060A Hanimex 7.5TG 1
14032A Hanimex 9.9 2
14033A Hanimex 15 2
14051A Seaco 4.5 1
14052A Seaco 5.5TG 1
14053A Seaco 9.9 2
14024A Sears Canada 5.5TG 1
1977
14058A Eska 1.2 1
14112A Superbug 2.5 1
14089A Eska 2.5 1
14034B Eska 3.5 1
14061B Eska 4 1
14035B Eska 5TG 1
14036B Eska 5TG 1
14037B Eska 7.5TG 1
14038A Eska 7.5TG 1
14059A Eska 7.5TG 1
14039A Eska 9.9 2
14040A Eska 15 2
14074A Seaco 4.5 1
14075A Seaco 5.5TG 1
14076A Seaco 9.9 2
14062A Sears Canada 5TG 1
14087A Sears Canada 9.9 2
14088A Sears Canada 15 2
1978
14116B AquaBug 1.2 1
14089B Eska 2.5 1
14034C Eska 3.5 1
14035C Eska 5TG 1
14106A Eska 5TG 1
14107A Eska 7.5TG 1
14108A Eska 7.5TG 1
14109A Eska 9.9 2
14110A Eska 15 2
14117A Seaco 3.5 1
14074B Seaco 4.5 1
14138A Seaco 5.5 1
1979
14089C Eska 2.5 1
14034D Eska 3.5 1
14035D Eska 5TG 1
14106B Eska 5TG 1
14107B Eska 7.5TG 1
14108B Eska 7.5TG 1
14109B Eska 9.9 2
14110B Eska 15 2
14136B Sears Canada 9.9 2
14137B Sears Canada 15 2
1980
14162A Eska 3 1
14139A Eska 3.5 1
14140A Eska 5TG 1
14141A Eska 7.5TG 1
14152A Eska 9.9 2
14153A Eska 15 2
1981
14183A Eska 3.5 1
14035E Eska 5TG 1
14140B Eska 5TG 1
14141B Eska 7.5TG 1
14152B Eska 9.9 2
14153B Eska 15 2
14178A Explorer 3.5 1
14179A Explorer 5 1
14189A Explorer 5 1
14180A Explorer 7.5 1
14181A Explorer 9.9 2
14182A Explorer 15 2
1982
14183B Eska 3.5 1
14140C Eska 5TG 1
14141C Eska 7.5TG 1
14152C Eska 9.9 2
14204A Eska 9.9 2
14153C Eska 15 2
14178B Explorer 3.5 1
14179B Explorer 5 1
14180B Explorer 7.5 1
14181B Explorer 9.9 2
14199A Explorer 9.9 2
14182B Explorer 15 2
1983
14205A Eska 2 CID 1
14207A Eska 3.5 1
14208A Eska 5 1
14209A Eska 7.5 1
14210A Eska 9.9 2
14210C Eska 9.9 2
14212A Eska 9.9 2
14212B Eska 9.9 2
14211A Eska 15 2
14211C Eska 15 2
1984
14220A Eska 2 CID 1
14220B Eska 2 CID 1
14220C Eska 2 CID 1
14226A Eska 3 CID 1
14207A Eska 3.5 1
14208A Eska 5 1
14208B Eska 5 1
14209A Eska 7.5 1
14209B Eska 7.5 1
14209C Eska 7.5 1
14210B Eska 9.9 2
14210D Eska 9.9 2
14210E Eska 9.9 2
14212C Eska 9.9 2
14212D Eska 9.9 2
14211B Eska 15 2
14211D Eska 15 2
14241B Eska 15 2
1985
14220C Eska 2 CID 1
14208B Eska 5 1
14209C Eska 7.5 1
14210E Eska 9.9 2
14212D Eska 9.9 2
14211D Eska 15 2
14241B Eska 15 2
1986
14208C Eska 5 1
14209D Eska 7.5 1
14210F Eska 9.9 2
14211E Eska 15 2
1987
14208C Eska 5 1
14209D Eska 7.5 1
14210F Eska 9.9 2
14211E Eska 15 2

From Eska Model Year Guides by Discount Marine
1961-1966
1967-1970

1971-1973
1974-1975
1976-1979
1980-1983
1984-1987

Eska Model Guides

1101 – 1734B
1745A – 14034D
14035B – 14241B

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Specifications For Eska
2-Stroke Cycle Gasoline Outboard Engines

TABLE KEY:
^ Data: = Data Not Available from Data Source. ¿… = …? = Data in Question/Unconfirmed.
BASE ENGINE:
Manufacturer/Vendor & Model of Base Engine followed by Specifications.

^ CYL: Cylinder Orientation & Configuration – (Dash w/no spaces) Number of Cylinders:
^ ^ Cylinder Orientation: None = u… = Upright (Vertical). s… = Slanted (Inclined). h… = Horizontal (Pancake).
^ ^ ^ i… = Inverted (Upside Down).
^ ^ Cylinder Configuration: …S = Single Cylinder. …T = Twin Cylinder. I = In-Line.
^ BORE & STROKE: …mm = Millimeters. …in = …” = Inches.
^ DISPLACEMENT = Swept Volume: …cc = Cubic Centimeters (cm³). …L = Liters. …ci = Cubic Inches (in³).
^ DS = Data Source: Click DS Link to view DS.
= Data Compiled from Multiple Sources.
^
^ …bd = BD = BoatDiesel.com. Wik = Wikipedia. M = Manufacturer.
^ ^ …d = Directory. …w = Webpage. …y = Years Mfr’d History. …c = Catalog. …b = Brochure. …s = SpecSheet.
^ ^ …o = Owner’s/Operator’s Manual. …m = Service/Repair/Technical/Workshop/Shop Manual.
^ ^ …p = Parts Catalog. …h = History. …f = Forum. …1,2,3,A,B,C,etc = Source #, Version, Revision.
MODEL RATINGS: Base Engine Model, Duty Ratings, Power Ratings, etc.
^ A-F: Aspiration-Fueling: Intake Air uncharged – Petrol.
^ ^ Aspiration: N = Naturally Aspirated (uncharged).
^ ^ Petrol Fueling: C = Carbureted.
^ DR = Duty Ratings: See the Engine Duty Ratings at the end of the Table.
= Multiple Ratings Available.
^ ^ C = Continuous (eg Workboats). I = Intermittent (eg Pleasurecraft)
^ POWER: kW = Kilowatts. HP = Horsepower. BHP = Brake Horsepower. SHP = SAE Horsepower.
^ ^ sHP = Shaft Horsepower. MHP = Metric Horsepower.
^ RPM = Power Ratings @ Revolutions Per Minute.
^ YEARS: Beginning-Ending. Trailing “–” (Dash) without an Ending Date = Still in Production/Available.
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BASE ENGINE:
MANUFACTURER CYL BORE STROKE DISPLACEMENT DS
MODEL ⊗-⊗ ⊗mm / ⊗in ⊗mm / ⊗in ⊗cc / ⊗L / ⊗ci ♦♦♦
MODEL RATINGS:
MANUFACTURER A-F DR kW BHP MHP RPM YEARS DS
MODEL (Notes) ⊗-⊗ ⊗-⊗ ♦♦♦
MARINIZER A-F DR kW BHP MHP RPM YEARS DS
MODEL (Notes) ⊗-⊗ ⊗-⊗ ♦♦♦

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Eska
Engine Duty Ratings

Marine:
All: Intermittent = Pleasure Craft


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15 – BOAT REFITTING & REPAIR.
15.1 – Refitters & Repairers by Regions (Shipyards, Boatyards, Riggers, Repair Shops,+).
15.1.1 – Refitters & Repairers – United States.
15.2 – Boat Repair Schools (Hull, Systems, On-Board Equipment, Propulsion Machinery,+).
15.3 – Do-It-Yourself Refitting & Repair (Installation, Maint, Troubleshooting, Repair,+).
15.3.1 – DIY: Fundamentals.
15.3.1.1 – DIY: Tools, Usage, Safety,+.
15.3.1.2 – DIY: Rot, Corrosion, Fatigue,+.
15.3.1.3 – DIY: Troubleshooting, Failure Analysis,+.
15.3.2 – DIY: Vessel Structure.
15.3.2.2 – DIY: Steering & Thrusters (Mechanical, Hydraulic,+).
15.3.2.5 – DIY: Galvanic Corrosion Protection.
15.3.2.6 – DIY: Hull Penetrations & Openings (Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches,+).
15.3.3 – DIY: Propulsion Machinery (Control Systems,+).
15.3.3.1 – DIY: Engines (Fuels, Troubleshooting, Repair, Rebuilding vs Repowering,+).
15.3.3.1.1 – DIY: Engine Mechanical (Pistons, Rods, Crankshafts, Blocks, Heads, Valves,+).
15.3.3.1.2 – DIY: Engine Lubrication (Splash, Forced, Oil, Filtration, Additives, Oil Analysis,+).
15.3.3.1.3 – DIY: Engine Fuel (Petrol/Gasoline, Diesel, CNG,+).
15.3.3.1.4 – DIY: Engine Electrical (Starting, Charging, Instrumentation,+).
15.3.3.1.5 – DIY: Engine Cooling (Air, Raw Water, Fresh Water,+).
15.3.3.1.6 – DIY: Engine Exhaust (Dry, Wet,+).
15.3.3.1.7 – DIY: Engine Mounting (Hard, Soft,+).
15.3.3.2 – DIY: Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces (Adapters, Dampers, Jackshafts,+).
15.3.3.3 – DIY: Marine Gears (Inboards, Inboard-Outboards, Outboards, Sail Drives, Pods,+).
15.3.3.4 – DIY: Shafting (Shafts, Couplings, Joints, Thrust Bearings, Seals, Cutlass, Struts,+).
15.3.3.5 – DIY: Propellers (Screws, Water Jets, Paddle wheels,+).
15.3.4 – DIY: Electrical Systems.
15.3.4.1 – DIY: Direct Current.
15.3.4.2 – DIY: Alternating Current.
15.3.4.4 – DIY: Auxiliary Generators.
15.3.7 – DIY: Safety Equipment (PFDs, Firefighting, Alarms,+).
15.3.9 – DIY: Tenders.

16 – MEDIA w/Creator Directory (Authors, Editors, Publishers, etc) + Lending Library.
16.1 – Articles (w/Reviews).
16.2 – Books (w/Reviews).
16.3 – Magazines (w/Reviews).
16.4 – Product Documentation (SpecSheets, Installation Drawings, Manuals, Parts Books,+).
16.5 – Videos (Movies, etc. w/Reviews).
16.6 – Websites (w/Reviews & Links).



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