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Bristol 27
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Description: Bristol 27
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun November 17, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Full keel, forefoot cut away, counter stern, heavy displacement
initial instability, but holds firm after 15 degrees.
Slow in light winds
Great boat to learn in and be safe in when the weather turns
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue August 1, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Full keel with cutaway forefoot and short stern counter; 27ft LOA, 8ft Beam; full masthead rig sloop; 32ft mast to deck; 4ft. draft, 6600lbs. disp. We have owned our bristol 27 for five years. We have sailed in all sorts of weather in winds up to force 7 and 10ft steep breaking seas. She heels readily as boats of this type were designed to heel as a means of increasing waterline length and therefore speed. She stiffens up at around 20deg. She only had one reef point in the main so we had two additional reefs added since we do spend some time offshore. We have run most lines to the cockpit so I can sail her singlehanded with ease. Our boat has an outboard in a well at the stern. This setup works well in a chop since the prop doesn't break out as it might with stern mounted outboards and maintainance in easy. An inboard deisel would be preferred in heavy weather. We love out 27 and plan to keep her for her great sailing performance and eye-catching classic yacht looks.
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Barquito

Registered: December 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1940
Review Date: Tue March 18, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Seaworthy pocket cruiser
Cons: More 'pocket' than cruiser

The Bristol 27 is a small cruiser that is fun to sail. As described, the B27 will heel a moderate amount before digging in. This initial heeling is due to the narrow hull and slack turn at the bilge. This feature also gives the boat an easy ride in rough conditions. The construction is robust. Everything is accessible (well, not the motor). For example, the chain plates are mounted to very strong fiberglass knees that are within the cabin lockers. There are three versions of the B27: The Weekender has a larger cockpit, with a corresponding smaller cabin. The Dinette version has a wrap around dinette to port with the galley opposite. The Cruising configuration has the traditional opposing settees port and starboard, and the galley to port under the companionway. Some B27 came with outboard motors mounted in the lazerette, and others, the reliable Atomic 4 gas engine.

The Bristol 27 has very similar design characteristics as the Pearson Triton (another Carl Alberg design) , which suggests a cruising capability.



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