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post #5 of Old 09-22-2007
Bardo
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I am the proud owner of a 1969 Bristol 29. I have been steadily upgrading all of the systems since I bought the boat, and I have finally gotten to the deck. Often the decks on these vintage boats have suffered because the owners did not do the re-bedding that the other posters mentioned. Mine likewise. But I have ground down all the wet areas, re-cored and glassed, and will sand down the non-skid and repaint next month when she comes out. The result is, I think, a boat that is really in good shape and good for another many years. Definitely look for a boat somewhere in that re-fit cycle. Now, of course, I am longing for a bigger boat, so I'll sell Black Pearl this fall or next spring.
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