A little film about making sailing dinghy by using a new method - hot moulding.
M/S of a man taking layer of veneer and placing it on bench in front of him. High angle shot of the man's hands as he measures and marks the veneer. Man takes another slip, measures it, marks it. C/U shot of the man's face while working. M/S of another man taking another piece of veneer to cut and shape it on the saw. C/U shot of the man's hands while shaping the piece on the saw. M/S of the man's face as he works.
In this workshop in Hamble, Hampshire, workers will use three layers of veneer and employ special hot moulding method to create light, fast and beautiful sailing dinghy. L/S of a mould. Several shots of the men starting to build a boat over the mould. Several shots of the veneer being fitted over mould and stapled - this is the first layer. Next two layers are to be glued on. M/S of the two men working on the gluing machine. C/U shot of a veneer strip coming through the gluing machine rollers with glue on. M/S of the glued veneer strips being placed on the mould.
M/S of the two men taking a large rubber cover and placing it over the front part of the mould while the other two men finishing putting the third layer on the back of the mould. C/U shot of the two men pulling the rubber cover over the mould. L/S of the four men covering the mould, pulling and stretching the cover. C/U shot of a clamp being screwed on to help stretch the cover. M/S of the mould being pushed into a large oven. M/S of the men closing the oven. C/U shot of a hand turning the pressure valve on. C/U shot of the instruments showing the pressure.
M/S of the men opening the oven. L/S of the men opening the oven, lots of heat coming out. C/U shot of the face of a man wiping sweat off his forehead. M/S of the mould being wheeled out of the oven. High angle L/S of the men taking the rubber cover off. High angle M/S of a man removing staples. High angle L/S of the boat shell being lifted from the mould and turned around. Several shots of assembling the boat and varnishing it. Several shots of the dinghy at the sea.