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Topic Review (Newest First)
04-18-2009 05:56 PM
craigimass The boatyards in RI definitely make and made some good stuff.
Here's a new Bristol Built boat that just made the crossing:
EastBayRI.com
04-16-2009 09:37 AM
SOUNDBOUNDER I have owned a Bristol 24 and presently have a Bristol 30 (1972).
I have nothing but good things to say about them.
04-09-2009 02:16 AM
SVImpunity The Bristol is a fine sea going boat. Before we bought the boat our Bristol 40 Yawl had been across the Atlantic & back, over to American samoa & this year will circumnavigate Vancouver Island. The 40 has very large cockpit drains at the aft end & smaller drains to take care of rain water at the forward end.
03-30-2009 07:23 PM
TeamDestructo85
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Originally Posted by Summercamp View Post
Does anyone know if Bardo still has his Bristol for sale? I tried sending him a personal message but as a new member to this group I need to have five postings.

I have a 34' Bristol for sale,
link: Bristol 34 yacht for sale
03-29-2009 11:22 PM
seabreeze_97
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Originally Posted by orientalnc View Post
Yes, I have heavy duty seacocks on all my thru hulls. The problem I mentioned has to do with the 35.5 design. The cockpit drains through the engine compartment and the hull, so you cannot close the seacocks when offshore. Otherwise the cockpit would not drain at all. This, I think, is a design flaw. When offshore, I close all the seacocks and only open them when necessary to drain the sinks or flush the head.

The next time I have the boat hauled I will try your suggestion for greasing the barrel. Thanks.
Why would one close the cockpit drains?
03-25-2009 01:13 AM
Summercamp
Bardo's Bristol 29 for sale?

Does anyone know if Bardo still has his Bristol for sale? I tried sending him a personal message but as a new member to this group I need to have five postings.
07-14-2008 01:56 PM
Murdock
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Originally Posted by SailingWY View Post
Looking to pick up a boat for upcoming "retirement" (term used loosely). Would like to get a boat in the 32'-37' range, capable of being handled by crew of 2 and one in a pinch. Looking at coastal shake-out cruises over the new few years with some multiple week trips south. Ultimately, will be taking on more offshore sails. Many boat manufacturers "claim" offshore capability. Have looked at Alberg 37, Allied Princess 36, and S2 11. Each has nice open layout but obviously there is a difference in bluewater capability.

Question - are Bristol's built to handle these goals? If so, what models within the length constraints would you recommend?

Thanx in advance for any advice you can provide - directed at Bristol's or others.

Keith
we own two boats, an Apache 37 by Chriscraft and a Bristol 40, both blue water but one has to go. By the way the Bristol won twice the Maine - Bermuda race: blue water or what? And the older Albergs were very seaworthy.
06-22-2008 09:41 PM
orientalnc Yes, I have heavy duty seacocks on all my thru hulls. The problem I mentioned has to do with the 35.5 design. The cockpit drains through the engine compartment and the hull, so you cannot close the seacocks when offshore. Otherwise the cockpit would not drain at all. This, I think, is a design flaw. When offshore, I close all the seacocks and only open them when necessary to drain the sinks or flush the head.

The next time I have the boat hauled I will try your suggestion for greasing the barrel. Thanks.
06-08-2008 01:04 PM
orientalnc We have made several offshore trips on our 35.5, but no ocean crossings. I respect the comment that offshore is 75-25 with the boat being less important. However, I worry that my 35.5 cockpit would be very slow to drain in heavy weather and that I cannot close the through hulls for those drains. Also, the anchor well takes on a lot of water, which, with my Hyspeed 510 windlass, drains into the bilge through the hause pipe . Could these be modified? Perhaps.

That said, I have been sailing my 35.5 for ten years and more than 15,000 miles. I have 100% faith that she is a better boat than I am a sailor.
05-19-2008 06:37 PM
daveyjustin
Bardo's Bristol 29 for sale

Hey Bardo

I read that your bristol 29 is for sale.
Has it already been sold? If not, can you please send me a detailed list of specs and as many photos of the boat as you have?

Thanks.
Justin

daveyjustin(at)gmail.com
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