Nothing to do with boats
The Boat Anchor Manual Archive is a vast collection of manuals for electronics devices and other manuals from years gone by… all free to download!
Of particular interest to me was the 1952 RCA Semiconductor manual, where the 2N33 germanium transistor was listed for $23.00, which is $199.70 in 2012 dollars!!!
The 1N34a Ge diode is $2.00, which is $17.36 in 2012 currency.
Check it out!