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post #11 of Old 10-16-2002
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Can a Bristol 32 Circumnavigate?

Let me be the first to concur that the Bristol 40 is a nice boat. It is not a fast boat. We passed one in a 10kt breeze - a yawl under full sail and engine full ahead - in our 36 foot sloop under sail alone. We went by him to leeward, and so fast that the owner almost choked when he saw our exhaust had nothing coming out of it. The Bristol 32 is not a 40; as mentioned above, even the Bristol 29 has a faster rating.
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