interesting craft, a product of Hylands' of Wakefield, was designed
especially for Mr Charles Hyland, the firm's Managing Director
to enable tests and research work to be undertaken, she is equipped
with quite unusual gear for a vessel of her tonnage.
The engines are two 25/40 h.p Hylander paraffin units, fitted
with the same maker's hydraulic control.
Her equipment also includes hydraulic windlass and capstan, and
a power - operated electric hydraulic steering-gear.
All these are Messrs. Hylands' own productions, and the idea of
fitting representative types of their hydraulic machinery is to
enable close observation to be maintained on their performance
over long periods of "actual service" conditions.
The hydraulic steering gear mentioned is a miniature replica of
the type fitted to large ships.
Her long cabin top gives good head room and accommodation without
detracting from the external appearance; the wheelhouse is totally
enclosed, but there is also an open cockpit. Five berths are provided.
A feature of the design which is worthy of note is a forced draught
system of ventilation, employed in the engine space.
General dimensions: Length, 40ft. 9in; beam, 10 ft.; and draft,
3 ft. 6 in. Quite one of the most interesting Cruisers of the