Beachward Ho! (Jun, 1950)
By Frank N. Stephany
Spending the summer at a private beach or driving the family to the seashore for a day’s outing is twice the fun if you have the right equipment. Whether you enjoy relaxing in the sun or rigorous water sports, here’s everything you’ll need to have a wonderful time.
OF THE various beach items described on this and the next three pages, the diving raft, knockdown pier and lounging chair are the only ones which require a considerable amount of work. Most of the remaining articles can be built in a few hours and feature simplicity of construction along with maximum portability. For example, the floating playpen detailed above comes apart merely by removing the pins which hold the rails in place. After the rails are pulled from the netting, the inner tubes deflated and the pipe uprights unscrewed from the floor flanges, the hinged platform can be folded and the entire unit then packed neatly in the trunk of a car.