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post #13 of Old 10-30-2002
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Can a Bristol 32 Circumnavigate?

As a past Bristol 32 Yawl owner that sailed in New England for a number of years I would say that the Bristol 32 will certainly circumnavigate and be safe in the process. Bristol 32''s have logged a number of offshore trips with success. The qualities that stand out in my memory was the quality of hardware used, & the fact that the boat was well made and put together.
Yes by current standards it is tender but it has a gentle motion which is really important for cruising.
Yes it does hobbie horse in choppy waves. But so do many other boats.
In this size and probably price range the bristol 32 is probably one of the better choices of whats'' available.
My opinion.
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