Building Polly agatha
Externally Polly Agatha is an exact replica of Peggy the original boat, all of the scantlings are the same as the original and the method of construction is also the same with only two exceptions. One is the use of bronze bolts and screws instead of the original iron centre line fixings and bronze nails for the planking to frame fixings.History of the Bristol Pilot Cutters
modern deck on a traditional hull
The other difference is the deck. The new deck is two layers of marine plywood sheathed in epoxy and glass overlaid with 3 inch wide teak. This option has been selected as an improvement to the original build to increase strength, stiffness and durability – a modern deck on a traditional hull!View build gallery
In building this replica they have reintroduced some of the features of the original Pilot Cutter which have since been lost on the “Peggy”. Hopefully, this will further enhance her beautiful lines.
This pilot cutter is an interesting mix with the traditional lines of a pilot cutter, yet fitted out with a modern interior and equipped with all the latest technology.View build gallery
Internally we have selected a much more modern and luxurious interior using solid English Oak. The layout has a large luxurious master cabin with an en suite head and shower. There is a traditional head in the bow and a forward cabin with two berths and two extra occasional berths. The saloon has another 4 berths including two occasional on the saloon seats, providing a total of 10 berths. There is a large galley and navigational area which includes all the mod cons (and more!!) required to license the boat as a sea schoolView Specification