Harrison Butler 3-tonner Wee Bess
Wee Bess is a 1932, 3-ton auxiliary sailing yacht built by R J Prior & Sons of Burnham-On-Crouch to Harrison-Bulter’s 1911 Memory design. She’s up for sale on eBay and really needs someone to care for her. Thank you to John Hesp for spotting her!
She’s 21ft 6in by 6ft 2in beam by 4ft 6in draft, and I think she’s cute beyond words. Construction is copper fastened 1in pitch-pine planking on oak frames, with all-teak upperworks and cockpit, and a laid pine deck. She has a lead keel and internal lead trimming ballast, and forged iron floors and knees.
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