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In the mid 1920's Edgar Cove decided to build a cruising yacht as a speculative venture and after consultations with the well known designer Dr. Harrison Butler the keel was laid in about 1929 of a 24' yacht to Harrison Butler's design to be built 'on spec' for sale when finished.
She was never given a name until much later, being simply known as 'the yacht'. She was designed to take a twin cylinder Kelvin sleeve valve engine-a pretty massive piece of machinery for a small yacht's auxiliary by modern standards. It was to drive a 2 bladed Kelvin folding propeller which was offset onto the starboard quarter. My first memories of her were when she was about half planked up but work on her progressed rather slowly as firm orders for other boats naturally took priority and it was several years before she was planked and decked and ready for interior fitting-out. She had laid teak decks, teak cabin top, fore hatch, and cockpit seats. Down below she had two bunks in the main cabin and two pipe cots in the forward cabin, in which there was also a simple toilet arrangement of the 'bucket and chuckit' variety.