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Bristol 29.9 and 32

I am adding these 2 to my list . I know these where very well constructed boats, anything I should look for in particular, beside the obvious. Looking at a 1977 Bristol 32 and a 1978 29.9 ( re powered with a 20HP Yanmar). Most of our sailing is me and the wife and an occasional guest or 2. Might race someday, but mostly cruising is our agenda.
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I have looked at a B32 and interior wise they are small. Headroom is 6'1" and the v-birth is small. No aft berth at all. One of the salon berths can be made bigger with a pull out section.

For you and your wife, the B32 is okay. With an overnight couple, the quarters will be very tight.

Cockpit is okay sized, but the traveler is located just in front of the wheel at knee height, making moving inside the cockpit possibly tricky.

I would be interested in in hearing if you have looked at a B29.9 as they are supposedly roomier (beam wise) and I beleive have a aft berth. The berths in the salon of the B32 are 6' max and the v-berth that or even smaller.

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Looking at the B29.9 on Friday, they do have the aft pilot birth 10.3" Beam 6' + head room.
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The Bristol 32, for the record had another traveler setup in which the location is located behind the cockpit at mid-thigh height. This is the older pre-76 setup.
Good general info on the boats.
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