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Old 05-14-2011
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I sail a Bristol 29 which has a slightly longer waterline and is slightly faster, and I would say motoring at 6 knots is certainly possible since the theoretical hull speed is 6.2 knots; sailing at that speed closehauled in 12 to 15 is very possible given good sails. Like all CCA designed sailboats, they extend their waterline a lot as they heal which makes them much faster than that limited by their LWL.
Good luck with her,
Restoring a 1971 bristol 29

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