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buying a Bristol 24 Corsair, any thoughts
I'm Looking a buying a 1970 Bristol 24. Everyone seems to be totally happy with their bristol's and it appears to be a great boat to own. The current owner has done the following:
Most systems have been significantly upgraded, & deficiencies in the original design/construction have been dealt with & corrected. Her full keel with cutaway forefoot makes for wonderful tracking, even in the thick kelp beds of So. Cal. Her dimensions & design are comparable to the Carl Alberg Cape Dory 25D. She's beautiful, simple, safe, comfortable & performs wonderfully. Like other boats with a narrow beam & fine, she is initially somewhat tender in over 12 or so knots, but reaches a point of ultimate stability rather quickly. Her heavy internal ballast serves well to keep her upright in any conditions, but contrary to popular rumor, she is not a slow boat. Turn on the Raytheon Autopilot we are including with her gear & she will pretty much take care of herself. Double reef points and Jiffy/slab-reefing system make it easy to adjust your canvas to the conditions, insuring that you never have to fight an over-canvassed boat when the wind picks up. Exterior:ABI Stainless Steel Opening PortsOversized Standing Rigging, New in 2001New Spreader, Tangs & ChainplatesDeck Hardware installed in 2000Dock Lines and Running RiggingDecks & Topsides last painted in 2001Stanchions, Pulpits (Bow and Stern) & Double Lifelines, New in 2000Heavy Duty Traveler System, New Full Batten Mainsail (Last Year) with 2 sets of reef pointsJiffy/Slab Reefing System, installed in 2001, 3 Foresails (Working Jib, Genoa, Storm Jib) 2 Meissner 2-Speed Winches, new in 2001Uniden VHF Radio with Masthead Mounted Antenna, new in 2001Raytheon Autohelm, Garmin Chartplotter 276C with campaionway swivel mount. Brand new Yamaha 8hp High Thrust Outboard Engine with electric start and charging system (Less than 10 hrs on this motor). Navigation Lights and Wiring, New in 2001Mast Painted in 2001 Brand new (Never used) Fortress Anchor, Chain & RodeNew Whale Manual Bilge Pump, accessed from cockpit. Modified, Reinforced Outboard Engine WellShrouds Mounted Outboard with Stainless Steel Chainplates, Interior:Fynspray Solid Brass Water Pump 38 gallon Plastimo Flexible Water Tank Under Vee-berth, Large New Stainless Steel Galley SinkCeramic Tile Counter Tops Bronze Seacocks & New Hoses and Clamps Throughout, New in 2001Comfortable Vee-berth Forward, 2 Seaberths in Main SalonCustom Teak & Mahogany Interior Woodwork, Solid Brass Weems & Plath Kerosene Lamps with Reflector Mirrors & SmokebellsArmstrong Amtico Vinyl Flooring2 Burner Kenyon-Homestrand Pressurized Alcohol Stove, in Excellent Condition. All Sunbrella Interior Upholstery with Velcro Closures on New Foam CushionsCustom Teak Removable Salon Table with Pedestal Bright Varnish on Wood. Rebuilt and reinforced Rudder in 2007. Sale Includes Mooring bouy and 8 foot Sabot rowing dingy with beach bar permit through both paid through Feb of 2011.
He is asking $9500.00
I look forward to your comments