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post #1 of Old 07-19-2002 Thread Starter
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Bristol 22 Caravel - opinions?

Any comments on this boat? I am downsizing from a 1976 B-32, lovely full keel but way too expensive to maintain. This 22 looks in need of a lot of cosmetic repair. Have had a 22 Seaward, so am used to no head room and porta-pottie, etc. I like a heavy boat, Bristol is solid, in my opinion.

She has a fixed keel, 3'' 6" draft. Teak needs redoing but I redid the 32 so nothing new there. What about the tiller and mainsheet arrangement? I always sat at the stern on previous transom-hung (or wheel)steering, not sideways at this tiller requires.
ANY opinions are very welcome! Thanks.

Susan at sailawaysusan@alltel.net
Mooresville, NC
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