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Bristol 26
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6 2273 Sun July 28, 2013
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Description: Bristol 26
Keywords: Bristol 26
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed September 23, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Review Date: Fri April 18, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This was the first boat I ever owned. She was a shoal draft centerboard model. suffered from being quite tender and very excessive weather helm. I jokingly say learning to sail this poor performing boat made me a good sailor.
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kvallee
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Registered: December 2002
Review Date: Thu May 22, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A solidly-built, beautiful Herreschoff design. Handles rough weather well, heels elegantly requiring only a light touch on the helm even in 15-20 knot winds. Roomy and comfy below for a 26 footer.
I installed a Garhauer traveller across the front of the lazarette and converted the dinette table to let it fold down for more room in the main cabin.
Pushed easily by a 10 horse motor that is kept quiet by the roomy, insulated lazarette. We love this boat!
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ndsmith
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Registered: December 2003
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sat October 2, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great boat. Puffin is very roomy down below for a 26. She also is in fairly good shape for a 34 yr old boat. Last night was my girlfriend's first night on it. she loved it.
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Review Date: Sat July 22, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: I'm a new sailor. This boat is easy to learn on. Very balanced and simple design.
Cons: I'm 6'1". I have to "crink" my neck in the galley. Oh, well, sit down.

I'd like to find other Bristol 26 owners near New York harbor.
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DonBland

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Registered: July 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3
Review Date: Sun July 28, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent sea boat, well designed, handles briskly
Cons: tender out to o 12 deg.heel, Roller main furling!!!

She is a all around great vessel, now almost 50 years old, decks never bend or give at all, still sails like a dream, *(new sails) I have sailed her for decades & cannot imagine what the fellow above found un-handy, if he knew how to trim her sails; no weather helm, yes she is tender to 12' or so, but stiffens up nicely pronto thereafter. Well designed and tough as carbide nails! over 1/2 in thick hull solid roving no chop, I've replaced sea-cocks, so I know! Great boat, can't replace her, ever again! Eh?
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