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Bristol Conquest
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1 1711 Sun February 2, 1997
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Description: Bristol Conquest
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun February 2, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a very comfortable daysailer. The shallow draft(19" w/ board up) makes it an excellent gunkholer. The boat also sails well with the board up, which I feel is a plus if you sail in shallow water very often(I'm on Barnegat Bay in N.J. and often don't have a choice!) The very large cockpit gives plenty of room for 4 to 6 when daysailing. The rather low profile of the cabin makes for very low headroom in the cabin. I'm installing a filler board this spring to make the sleeping arrangement more comfortable for 2 adults. I'm also adding a removable cockpit table and a hinged cover w/ a sight glass to cover my outboard's fuel tank. There are only 2 real weakness's that I have found. First the cockpit doesnt drain. I have a full enclosure boom tent which keeps most of the rain out but after a real downpour I still find that some gets by(never enough to cause a problem but I would still prefer to not have to worry about it). Second is the lack of adequate storage space. I've gotten around this by adding hanging net storage and plan to add canvas storage bins in the cabin this spring(I hung 2 in the cockpit last summer and it made a HUGE difference). While I'm griping about weakness's, a rope locker up front for my anchor gear would be a big plus(there's plenty of room but the bow is all foamed in from the bulkhead to the bow). Overall I'm very happy with my boat. It was a project when I found it going on 4 years ago(it was rescued from "death row" at a local boatyard where it had sat neglected for many years). This boat was designed to be a comfortable daysailer with a minimal cabin. I feel that with a few improvements it can be come an excellent little weekend cruiser. I'll let you know how that works out this summer!


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