Arthur plans to make a killing by buying some cheap tobacco from a sailor coming over from France and sends Terry and young Arnie down to the coast to meet the prospective sellers. When Arthur joins them he learns that two respectable sailing club members are the actual importers and the party sets out in a yacht to make the deal. On their return they are intercepted by a customs launch and the spoils thrown overboard though Arthur is quick to retrieve then when they are washed up on a beach. Written by
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Did You Know?
The steam yacht in the background of one scene is the SY Carola - owned at that time by my MD, and reputedly the oldest steam yacht in the world (citation needed, as they say) and berthed at Buckler's Hard, Hampshire. In July 1984 I assisted the resident engineer in a refurbishment of the boiler tubes - a disgusting, claustrophobic and arduous task. The exterior shots of the cabin/shed where Arthur and Terry meet Moray Watson is a few metres from where Carola was berthed. See more