Craft for Kids

July 06, 1959
July 06, 1959

Table of Contents
July 6, 1959

Craft for Kids
Big Fight
  • One of our European correspondents joins Sweden's No. 1 boxing fan in Goteborg, stays with him during the trials and triumphs of his trip to Yankee Stadium and watches his generous reaction to victory in a new country

Events & Discoveries
Stars Of The Show
  • By William F. Talbert

    The pro tennis troupe winds up its U.S. tour at Forest Hills amid apathy. The author suggests a future remedy

Honolulu Racer
  • The fleet that runs west to the Hawaiian Islands this July 4 in the Transpacific race will have to match the speed of a rejuvenated racer named 'Nam Sang,' a thoroughly mechanized marvel which, if engineering makes a winner, ought to sail away from the fleet like a ballistic missile.

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Craft for Kids

Like Tom Swift of fiction, the youth in the hydrofoil above and the young boys in their outboard runabouts below are swishing around the seas magically these days. The difference, of course, is that none of these boats is imaginary. From the cold waters of Puget Sound to Miami's Biscayne Bay, small boats, some looking like converted bathtubs, others like miniature hydroplanes, are the coming thing. Well built but inexpensive, they capture children's imaginations everywhere. Best of all, they make excellent trainers for future yachtsmen.

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Bat Hydrofoil can skim water at 30 mph, is remarkably stable and costs $460.

Bayou Sportsman, made of fiber glass, suspends seat between sponsons; $225.

Rugged Runabout planes over water at 28 mph; $179, F.O.B. Greenwich, Conn.

Sporty Inboard, 6½ feet long, has own racing class; $485, Wilmington, Calif.

All-Purpose Dink of Dylite won't sink, can carry 250 pounds; $40, Philadelphia.

Family Boat, made of fiber glass, is stable, roomy; $495, F.O.B. Braintree, Mass.

Rubber Tub accommodates two persons or 350 pounds, can use 3½-hp motor; $89.