Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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She is a recently reposwer boat with a 56 HP Yanmar. I actually like the setup of the 41.1 better than the 45. Thanks for the info on the decks, and fuel tanks. I had heard they were expensive to redo because of their location. She is in good condition and appears to be a well put together boat. What issues with pumbing have you found.
It does appear that the Bristols can have the same issues with water penetration into the cored decks as other brands.
I found some history of soft deck around the chainplates on my 31.1 and have just re-sealed them, after finding rainwater leaking in.
So I'd keep an eye out for leaks and consider starting a rolling re-sealing of all deck fittings, which is what I plan to do this summer. Certainly if you find any leaks below, stamp on it straight away before the core suffers.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay