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post #14 of Old 02-08-2013
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Re: Need a boat to cruise the coast of Maine

I have owned a Bristol 29.9 for the past 7 years in Casco Bay. It's been a great boat, I lover her. But I wanted to point one of short comings.

The 15hp yanmar is small and under powered for the displacement, cruising in Maine in the summer means motoring a lot. The boat is great in a place like Buzzards Bay were it blows 20 knots all the time.

One of strong points is the skeg hung rudder with the prop in the aperture. It dose not get hung up on lobster pots when sailing. Almost no weather helm even when its blowing, The 29.9 is a very balanced boat

Bristol 29.9 #49

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