The Pilot Cutter "Mischief" is a replica of the 1906 Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter made famous by the writer and explorer HW Tilman.After an exhaustive search we came to the conclusion that no line drawings of the original “Mischief” existed. Nevertheless, during this search we made some very useful contacts, and came upon a wealth of photos of “Mischief”, some of which showed her hull and underwater shape. In reconstructing the vessel, RB Boatbuilding used these images of “Mischief” as a starting point. With the help of yacht designer Ed Burnett, who has experience with Pilot Cutter design, and a very useful computer program, we took the "family" resemblance of other Cardiff Pilot boats whose lines, ratios and coefficients exist, then using the hull photos, we arrived at a set of lines to build the replica of “Mischief”. “Mischief” was an important historic vessel, who was owned and sailed by one of Britain's most fascinating and prolific explorers.Tilman wrote six books detailing his expeditions with Mischief.
Displacement: 27 tonnes