OUTBOARD MOTOR-BOATING FOR THE MILLION A NEW BRITISH BOAT—SILENT AND CHEAP.
THE increasingly popular sport of outboard motor-boating is considered by most members of the public to be a pastime for the rich only. Furthermore, the demand, so far, has been supplied mainly by foreign concerns and many of the boats have been so disgracefully noisy that considerate Britons have refused to be attracted by them.
The news, therefore, that there is now available a new British boat, capable of surprising speeds, silent and as cheap as a motorcycle, will be welcomed by a very large number of people. This new boat is the Dunelt, made by the manufacturers of the motorcycle of this name and offered in a number of different forms. The power unit is a water-cooled, super-charged two-stroke which embodies many features of the motorcycle engine, the application for outboard work having been designedby a well-known marine
engineer. The unit and the boats have undergone exhaustive tests on a Birmingham reservoir and there is no doubt that they have now set a standard well above that of similar productions.
A feature which will be of interest to many is that the Dunelt boat can be obtained on easy payments. A complete sports single-seater retails for £65, this being capable of some 30 m.p.h., and a trailer for attachment to the back ol a car or sidecar is listed at £20. Boats suitable for two, or up to six persons cost a few pounds more. It will thus be seen that on the extended terms basis, the new British boats will be within the reach of most mctorists. The fact, also, that the exhaust is water-cooled and thus very moder
ate, and that there is little wash,will make them appeal to many who have so far discountenanced this sport lest it might interfere with the pleasure of others.
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