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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter ‘Hilda 2’ By David Alderton (Plan)


This beautiful 4-sheet plan by David Alderton shows complete details of deck fittings, mast and rigging and well as a sail plan for building a model of the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter ‘Hilda 2’.

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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter ‘Hilda 2’ was built by J. Cooper at Pill, near Bristol, in 1899. These vessels would sail out into the stormy Western Approaches where they would compete to win piloting contracts from approaching merchant ships. A larger hull (1” to foot). Faster than the Marguerite, this cutter has lovely lines with a deep keel at the transom end.

The plan is sold separately from hull or together. You will need to purchase both to complete this model, as the plan does not contain include hull construction information.


Scale: 1:12
Length: 49” (1244.6mm)
Beam: 13.5” (342.9mm)
Draft: 8” (203mm)
Overall length of completed model: 66” (1680mm)


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