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Bristol 41.1
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Description: Bristol 41.1
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu February 3, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Just bought it. Will know much more after I sail it from st. petersburg to pensacola o/a 3mar00.
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Review Date: Mon October 16, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have owned this sailboat for 5 years now and I have never been disappointed with her sailing ability in light or heavy air.
I mostly do day sail and long weekends with an occational 5 to 10 days cruise in So. California. I originally bought the boat in Annapolis and cruised her on the Neuse river and Palmico sound in NC where a shoal draft is a must.
The draft is 4'6" board up and 10' board down. The boat does not need the board to sail well unless you want to point very high. I usually only use the board during club races. Although these are intended to be just friendly, it is amazing to see what happens to a group of sailor during friendly competition. The 41.1 has certainly held her own, occationally taking the finish gun and nearly always 2nd overall. The PHRF handicap assigned in So. California is 114 for buoy, 120 for random leg and 114 for downwind.
She holds 200 gallons of water and 80 gallons of fuel. Sleeps 7 in two staterooms plus the salon. The aft stateroom has an East-West berth which has proved very workable during overnight sailing trips heeled over 20 degrees in a beam sea. Just put your head on the high side. There are two heads. One in the aft stateroom and the other accessible from the forward stateroom and the salon. Accommodations are very spacious but still very workable at sea. Storage is very good.
Access to the engine is excellent on all sides and I have never seen better access to the stuffing box. It is in the aft cabin just under the cabin teak & holly sole.
This Center cockpit boat lends itself well to sailing in heavy weather as well as entertaining at the dock.
At sea, the hull never seems to pound or oil-can, this has been observed by other sailors (owners of Catalinas and Hunters) on my 41.1 during 10-12' seas and 32 mph wind going to windward.
I also Scuba Dive and sometime fish. The aft deck has come in handy when fishing or suiting up for diving. The transom ladder is a folding design and makes getting on board from a dinghy or a dive easy.
The only negative is backing down. In even a light wind the bow will fall off and make the boat difficult to steer in reverse. However, that same design feature will allow the boat not to be caught in "irons".
This is a great Ted Hood design and we will continue to enjoy the quality building and craftmanship for years to come.
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Review Date: Sat February 23, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We have owned this boat for 10 years and found her to be a good sailer in heavy weather and easy to sail in light air. At near 28K pounds, a centerboard and wider than earlier Bristols, she does well in all conditions hands free, no pounding and dry. No power winches and simply rig with a whisker pole only. I just this winter replaced the Westerbeke 50 HP with a 56 HP Yanmar. All three SSTL water tanks developed weld leaks in the last 2 years. I was able to replace only the bow one with a plastic tank as the other two would require extensive work to replace. They are internally baffled sstl so it seems difficult to insert a bladder. Ideas are welcomed.
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Review Date: Sat February 23, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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We have owned this boat for 10 years and found her to be a good sailer in heavy weather and easy to sail in light air. At near 28K pounds, a centerboard and wider than earlier Bristols, she does well in all conditions hands free, no pounding and dry. No power winches and simply rig with a whisker pole only. I just this winter replaced the Westerbeke 50 HP with a 56 HP Yanmar. All three SSTL water tanks developed weld leaks in the last 2 years. I was able to replace only the bow one with a plastic tank as the other two would require extensive work to replace. They are internally baffled sstl so it seems difficult to insert a bladder. Ideas are welcomed.
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