• Short Summary

    A revolutionary "Do-it-Yourself" kit - enabling amateurs to make a light, 8-ft sailing dinghy in under 24 hours, - and for just under GBP20 - has been developed by Ian Audsley, a furniture designer and manufacturer, and Arthur Cooksey, an architect, both of Sevenoaks, Kent.

  • Description

    A revolutionary "Do-it-Yourself" kit - enabling amateurs to make a light, 8-ft sailing dinghy in under 24 hours, - and for just under GBP20 - has been developed by Ian Audsley, a furniture designer and manufacturer, and Arthur Cooksey, an architect, both of Sevenoaks, Kent.

    The first of their craft - 7ft.8inches in length and gaff-rigged - has already been demonstrated on the River Medway at Rochester. The boat's good behaviour and easy manoeuvrability make it possible for her to be sailed even by schoolboys.

    Claims for this astonishing new type of boat: it is four times cheaper than any other of its kind; it has already captured a big overseas market; and very fast in the water, its rounded shape allows it to "plane" easily. In its construction, African mahogany ply wood is used, and the "Do-it-Yourself" builder's chief tasks are those of glueing, screwing and riveting. Not only can school-boys sail the bat - they can make it also!

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9PM9I6HIOQ38JTKPBGKCDKHCH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PM9I6HIOQ38JTKPBGKCDKHCH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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