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06-16-2007 09:26 AM
garyp There is a Bristol 34 for sale in Oriental, North Carolina at Triton Yachts. Look it up on Yachtworld. Price is a bit high, but they're like that in Oriental. I bet she will go for quite a bit less.
06-16-2007 09:13 AM
Alden68 Don't let soft spots scare can get a lot of sailing in before various body parts start falling through the deck (trust me, I know). Then it is just a simple matter of removing the deck skin, replacing the core material and re-applying the skin and finishing off the non-skid. What the hell else are you going to do in off season?
06-16-2007 08:40 AM
sailingdog Get a survey... for the few spots the broker knows about, there are a dozen more hiding.
06-16-2007 07:43 AM
Originally Posted by TSteele65
called the broker about this one - it's in great shape, but it apparently has a couple of soft spots in he deck. Nothing major (according to the broker), but it will need attention soon.'d be a nice sail down the coast to bring her back to the Chesapeake...
06-15-2007 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by TSteele65
I agree nice lines and on the Cbay there are a couple w/ new engines for less than 20k.. and IMO nearly as pretty as the B40..

I dont get the Bristol 33 -34 - boxy looking - sorry - may be a better sailor but for tooling around on the bay I would think ithe Luders 33 would make a great boat and Investment. I would sink 30 -40k in a Luders 33 before I would a Bristol 33-34.
06-15-2007 10:51 AM
TSteele65 I'm in LOVE: Boats and Yachts for Sale
06-08-2007 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by TSteele65
Have you thought about a Bristol 32?
No real gain in interior volume here. Both the 29 and 29.9 have quarterberths, the 32 doesn't. While there's room for one if it had been laid out differently, it would still be smaller due to the narrow stern quarters of the 32. However, the 32 is very stoutly built and quite seaworthy.
06-08-2007 06:18 PM
Originally Posted by Bardo
I went on-board the Luders yesterday. Not a bad boat, but I agree with your cautions. For purity of line and sea-kindliness I don't know that I can much improve on my B29. How about the larger Bristols? Do they have the same strengths as the B29? I understand the difference between the first and second gen boats, and steer away from 29.9 and its fellows.
Why steer away from a 29.9?
I bought one last year, against Jeff H's advice. He was all thumbs-up on the Bristol 34 and thumbs-down on the 29.9, which I don't understand, because the lines are pretty similar.
06-07-2007 12:54 PM
Jeff_H If I remember correctly the Bristol 33 and 34 (the 34 was an improved version of the 33) were built from 1970 through 1976
06-07-2007 12:42 PM
Bardo I have been looking at both the Bristol 32 and 34 recently. The problem with the 34 seems to be to find one old enough to fit my budget. While there are a number of the 32's in the early generation, I have seen no 34's. When were they built?
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