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psycosailor21 11-03-2011 05:40 PM

Bristol 29
Hello I am new(ish) to sailnet and my boat and wanted to see if there were any other Bristol 29 owners out there.

Rozz 11-29-2011 11:47 AM

sure are :) ive had Contessa for almost 2 yrs now

Barquito 12-01-2011 01:27 PM

I'm sure there are plenty. Although, unless you have a post that is very specific to the B29, you might do better on the main forum, than in the Bristol sub-forum. In some ways it might even make sense to have subforums by designer, rather than manufacturer.

bmccuej 12-09-2011 09:51 PM

I just got a Bristol 29. I won it at an auction and I have no access to the previous owner. It is a 1978 with an Atomic 4 motor. Any tips on a similar vessel would be greatly appreciated.


Rozz 12-09-2011 10:24 PM

what kinda tips u lookin for?

bmccuej 12-09-2011 10:35 PM

Well, there is a 3/4 NPT in the side of the keel. I am assuming it is just to drain the bilge once boat is out of the water.

I have never used an Atomic 4, are there any zincs within the motor I should change this winter?

What should I keep on board for spare parts, i.e. plugs, wires, roter...?

Any other parts I should check this winter?


MarkSF 12-12-2011 02:55 PM

The Universal diesels have a zinc in the heat exchanger. Have a look at yours and look for a nut on the side of the heat exchanger.

The manual for my diesel recommends as spares : Oil filter, fuel filter, 2 quarts of oil, gallon of pre-mixed coolant, raw water impeller, V belt.

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