Originally Posted by Jeff_H
Just for the record, I was recommending a Bristol 33/34. I would not recommend the Bristol 35 which is an entirely different boat and not all that well suited to the Chesapeake's light air and changeable conditions or for single-handing. The Bristol 34 was a Halsey Hershoff design that should be suitable across a wider range of conditions.
Rats. The Bristol 35 Sloop was one gorgeous boat, at least in the photos anyway. For some reason I was thinking the sloop rig, furling systems, and wheeled rudder would all make it easy to single-hand (showing my ignorance, no doubt.) Oh, well.