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post #37 of Old 04-09-2013
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Re: What made you buy your boat?

It's a love story, no other way to explain it.

I'd had other boats before and sailed on many smaller and larger. I had settled on a boat in the 30ft range as a good compromise between room and cost. Some things that I wanted in my boat:

- Comfortable accommodation for 2 that could stretch to 4 for short period.
- Skeg hung rudder
- Diesel engine

things I preferred:
- un-pressurized alcohol stove
- manual pump water
- no water heater

The first time I laid eyes on b29.9 I fell in love. Something about the proportions, the curves, the classic lines struck me. There were a few to choose from on the east coast. So I set off searching for my boat.

But instead she found me.

1977 Bristol 29.9
Hull #5
Oriental NC
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