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.
LV. Designer and manufacturer walk out and lock at kit laid out on ground.
SV.PAN. Kit laid out on ground.
CU. Designer and manufacturer look at pieces.
SV.INT. Boat being assembled.
CU. bow being assembled.
CU: River being positioned.
SCU. Rivet opened up and hammered flat.
SV. Stern bent into shape.
CU. Being fixed in position.
LV. Foredeck carried for positioning.
SV. Foredeck and sections positioned.
SCU Spray guards being fixed.
STV. Boat is carried down ladder.
LV.PAN. From workshop to boats being painted.
SV.PAN. Boat being painted.
LV. Boat on car roof arrives at riverside.
CU. Boat taken off car roof to ground.
LV. Sailing boat underway in river.
SV. Boat sailing past.
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Background: 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!