SailNet Community - View Single Post - Bristol 24 Corsair
View Single Post
  #8  
Old 07-16-2010
okawbow's Avatar
okawbow okawbow is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
okawbow is on a distinguished road
My 1976 Bristol 24 has a solid chunk of lead in th keel, encapsualated in resin. I've actually seen the lead while repairing a void in the keel. My boat came with a diesel, and has a 12" deep bilge, compared to the 2" or so bilges on the concrete versions. My bulkhead is good marine, mahogany ply, and well tabbed in.

Overall, my B24 is well built and a solid performer for the size. I've had her offshore in 3'-6' seas and 15-20kt winds, and felt safe and relatively comfortable. i've averaged over 5knots on a 32 hour passage.

The Bristol 24 with the diesel and lead ballast makes a great little pocket cruiser.
__________________


Chuck
Privateer 26 Schooner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook