Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
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I purchased a 1972 Bristol 34 about six months ago, and I love it! It sails wonderfully even in light wind and handles heavy seas well. I also love the thicker glass they used back then -- I took a hit from another boat in 6' seas and other than a few scratches, she barely flinched.
Mine is the keel version, with a 5'6" draft.
I had the "no money" dream of owning a bluewater sailboat, so I was only looking at older boats in need of fixing up. I lucked upon a good deal on the Bristol and am very glad I did.
Last edited by oceansoul63; 12-31-2008 at 12:02 PM.