Wooden ships comments on this Bristol Channel Pilot cutter
Original Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built 1899 by Halford, Gloucester.
Refitted in present Canadian ownership 2004- 2012
In this recent refit the following work was completed:
New deck, deck beams, bulwarks, rail caps, knightheads, arch board, rudder trunk, Burmese teak cockpit, cockpit framing and deck, bitts, quarter bitts, wale strakes, mast partners, topmast spreaders, pin racks
Some frames replaced with Purple Heart
Some planking replaced with fir
Some keel bolts replaced with silicone bronze
All standing rigging replaced new
Mast pulled, repaired 2010
New main boom, new topmast, new bowsprit
New 2012 engine, transmission, exhaust, fuel, water, battery, plumbing, and electrical systems installed
2012 Beta Marine 75 hp engine on a hydraulic drive out port quarter with Darglow feathering Featherstream propeller.
Dripless seal at shaft/hull
Anti-siphon exhaust with new thru-hull
Sea strainer on water intake with new thru-hull
Raycor fuel/water separator
New plastic fuel tank – capacity 27 gals
New electrical systems throughout – all wiring, fuse panel, etc.
65 amp and 175 amp house alternator
Battery monitoring display system
New 6 volt (x2) house batteries and 12 volt starter battery
Bilge/Fire water pump option
All made in UK, Dacron, old but serviceable
Mainsail, main topsail, Flying jib, Staysail, working staysail, Drifter. Total sail area 1700 sq ft.
New anchor windlass/winch
300’ of ½” chain anchor rode
110lb Fisherman anchor
75 lb. Danforth
75 lb. folding Fisherman
25lb. Danforth kedge anchor with chain & rope rode
2012 Raymarine chart plotter/sounder with platinum chart series and new transducer
2 x handheld VHF.
New Shipmate Model 211 woodstove
New freshwater tanks
Water calorifer option– heated potable water
Traditional oil lamps and electric lights
10’ wooden dinghy circa 1920-1940’s vintage
18’ pilot’s sweeps
Fender boards, Fenders, Boathook, Pike pole
Coast guard requirements (flares, fire extinguishers, life rings, etc.)
Various associated tools, hardware, and spares
Portfolio of old letters, history, documents, photos, etc.
Best Restored Sailboat 2012 Victoria Classic Boat Festival
Bottom anti-foul painted October 2014
Topsides painted September 2014
Anodes replaced October 2014
2010 Survey available
Vessel is completely operational and ready to go
8 berths. 6’2” headroom throughout
Plan: Traditional pilot cutter layout.
Forecastle: 2 berths fwd with chain locker
Amidships: galley to stbd, head to port
Saloon: two pilot berths and benchs down each side of folding gimballed table
Aft cabin: double berth to stbd, two tiered single berths to port, Chart table to port, engine hidden under companionway steps.
Head: chemical Waste tank: none
Location. 1 in head, 1 deep galley sink Drain overboard, manual waste pump
Hot water system: yes – not attached Heat source: engine
Water tanks: 2 Capacity 100 L Location blige Material soft bladder
Galley cooker: Shipmate model 211 woodstove (new 2012)
Origo 2 burner spirit Gimballed – no
Galley sink: s/s – Drain overboard – Pumped
Cabin heater: solid fuel – provided from Shipmate 211
Notable features of the cabin:
Recently restored following traditional original pilot cutter layout.
Bright and clean.
Many original bronze/brass fittings, original table, handholds etc .
Oil lamps and Electric lamps
These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.