Following up on my recent post about a design I am thinking about, Mike Wick of the TSCA Delaware River Chapter sent me this article about a small twin keeler from 1937, Buttercup. Designed by Robert Clark, built by Rowhedge Ironworks, Essex, England. Commissioned and owned by Charles E. Foster. The article is either from the Rudder or Yachting Monthly, I'm not sure which. She was dubbed the sailing sausage, but by all accounts performed admirably. I wrote Gavin Atkin of intheboatshed asking whether he knew any more about this design. He sent me this from Andy Cunningham of Cunningham Marine a great article on twin keels. The design anticipates the Uffa Fox Atalanta which I wrote about earlier. It also anticipates much of the postwar British investigation of small twin keel cruising boats, about which much more later. If anyone has readable photos of this boat, please share!
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