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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Talk about a small world, I know Andy C well, he lives locally, In my email re your search for twin keel designs I mentioned that modern twin keelers had really sorted out the performance issues including the Red Fix with lee boards - Andy was part of that team
Red Fix leeboards? Now what's all that about please BB?
my boat ''shanti'' is a twin keeler too. i want to know what a red fix is.
Louis, isn't that Pete Hill's ex Jester Chalanger, a jnk rigged Waverly 22?
Apparently it's Red Fox, with leeboards, which you'll find in the Andy Cunningham piece. Thanks to Bursledon Blogger for getting back to me.
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