Can a Bristol 32 Circumnavigate? - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 05-10-2006
captlar's Avatar
can't re Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
captlar is on a distinguished road
A Bristol 40 is not a Bristol 32. You have a lot more displacement and waterline on your 40. They are beautiful old boats and good sailors (accepting the trade offs associated with full keel). As with all the old designs, she probably has less room below that a newer 35 footer, but I would take the 40 anywhere. I would not say the same for the 32. Yes, there are plenty of sailors doing it, but if that was my current plan, I would look further. There are, IMO, better choices.

Larry
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #42  
Old 05-11-2006
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 711
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 0
seabreeze_97 is on a distinguished road
Yeah, there are better choices, depending on what your criteria are. Probably best to not take what has been called "a bear" in rough weather. Best to just let the retirees (http://www.kestrelboat.com/index.html) deal with the difficult ones, and let the youngsters have the easy boats. They really don't make 'em like they used to.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #43  
Old 05-12-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Ele5 is on a distinguished road
Smile Can my Boat Circumnavigate?

Hi Dan,
Can a Bristol 32... ?? shure you can! You also could take a rowingboat to cross the Atlantic and survive or navigate the Titanic and drown. The question is rather "How much risc are you accepting with that specific Boat for the desired purpose.?"
The fact is that non of this plastic vessels are truly suitable for circumnavigation-despite of whatever their manufacturer will tell you! As long as you are aware of this facts and your decisions concernes just yourself, you may do whatever you whant to do. But having your fiencée with you burdens you on a tremendous responcability.
Both of you must be in full knowledge of the possible riscs and be willing to prepare yourself for that challenge. Don't count on all that gigs and toys offered in the pleasure sailmags. It's allways perfectly gilt-edged but mostly merchand business and not worth a Penny. While daycruising and building up your skills read all about "Practical Seamanship, Mariner's Weather Handbook, Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia, Surviving the Storm (all by Editor & Autors Dave & Linda Dashew). Ifthen you still whant to start with that same boat- well - setsail!

good luck
elena
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #44  
Old 05-12-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
BTW, I believe Elena means Steve and Linda Dashew, as the authors of the books mentioned. Another excellent book is the Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing, which has been a standard reference for many years.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #45  
Old 05-12-2006
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,533
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
So.... any word from Dan, who has now had ample time, since starting this thread in OCT 2002, to complete his circumnavigation even if he did pick a slow pig to do it in? There may even have been enough hot air from some quarters on this thread for him to have gone around twice by now. Dan? ...Dan?... That's not you tied up on that OI40 in Tampa, is it? Cheers!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #46  
Old 05-22-2006
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 711
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 0
seabreeze_97 is on a distinguished road
Hot air? Now, don't be so hard on yourself.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #47  
Old 05-23-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
leehaefele is on a distinguished road
I owned a Bristol 32 and cruised 1 year NY-FL-Bahamas-FL-NY. A solidly built boat, very slow, lacked space and modern comforts. Tended to leak under toerail into lockers. This model had upper storage lockers with doors, some models had shelves. With the doors, storage was very good. The small stern did not allow a quarter berth, normally used as storage. Sail lockers would just fit Dahon folding bikes. Some things I would require on ocean xings: EPIRB, SSB tranceiver for weather reports and filing float plans, Life Raft.
Suggest that you look at a variety of boats, speed is actually a safety issue, including speed under power to make port & outrun weather.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #48  
Old 07-22-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
JaimesBeam is on a distinguished road
Most Illuminating!

Dang that was the most illuminating thread I've read in a long time.

Jim.
__________________
Jim Baranski, Franklin ME
17' Siren; looking for a bigger old boat!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #49  
Old 07-27-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: st petersburg FL
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
miles1865 is on a distinguished road
i love my b32
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #50  
Old 07-27-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
intrepidseas is on a distinguished road
Interesting thread! I love my B32, too and have done some pretty serious sailing with her already. Planning to go even further now and maybe even try to circumnavigate. Not worried if she's the right boat, I'm only worried that I'll have too much fun cruising the Pacific and won't want to continue into the Indian Ocean!

It's like what some government official once said: "you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had."

-Greg

s/v Intrepid, Bristol 32e
www.Intrepid-seas.com
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bristol Club sbristol General Discussion (sailing related) 8 10-23-2013 09:57 AM
Bristol 27 billsails Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 12-30-2003 02:43 PM
Bristol 43.3 Bruceo1 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 09-05-2003 07:01 PM
Need info on globe circumnavigate sailing expedition rwirawan General Discussion (sailing related) 2 05-05-2003 12:40 PM
Bristol 38.8 el Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 04-21-2003 09:49 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012