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.
12-09-2011 09:35 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?
12-09-2011 09:24 PM
what kinda tips u lookin for?
12-09-2011 08:51 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.
12-01-2011 12:27 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.
11-29-2011 10:47 AM
sure are ive had Contessa for almost 2 yrs now
11-03-2011 04:40 PM
Hello I am new(ish) to sailnet and my boat and wanted to see if there were any other Bristol 29 owners out there.