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Search: Posts Made By: FloridaWriter
Forum: Bristol 07-26-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By FloridaWriter
Re: B32 rudder shaft repair

What you describe is common for first gen Bristols.
Forum: Bristol 07-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By FloridaWriter
Re: Bristol 27 looking for goose neck assembly

You will find a replacement gooseneck at rigrite.com they carry most of the fittings on first gen Bristol spars.

Good luck,

David
Forum: Bristol 08-16-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,008
Posted By FloridaWriter
The first generation Bristols with deck stepped...

The first generation Bristols with deck stepped masts did not have any grounding wire from the mast to the keel. You could run a wire from the mast heel through the cabintop down to the keel easily...
Forum: Bristol 05-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,414
Posted By FloridaWriter
I sail a Bristol 29 which has a slightly longer...

I sail a Bristol 29 which has a slightly longer waterline and is slightly faster, and I would say motoring at 6 knots is certainly possible since the theoretical hull speed is 6.2 knots; sailing at...
Forum: Bristol 05-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By FloridaWriter
That may be why the PO used a portable toilet. I...

That may be why the PO used a portable toilet. I would guess the area was damaged at some point and poorly repaired. Since the chainplates attach in this same area how far up does the delamination go?
Forum: Bristol 04-23-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By FloridaWriter
It is almost certainly 3 inches.

It is almost certainly 3 inches.
Forum: Bristol 02-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,897
Posted By FloridaWriter
Assuming the decks and cockpit sole have no core...

Assuming the decks and cockpit sole have no core delamination or rot, the chainplate knees have no rot, the rudder has no structural issues and the bulkhead and cabinetry tabbing is in tack, you are...
Forum: Chartering 02-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By FloridaWriter
You didnít indicate if a lender held a mortgage...

You didnít indicate if a lender held a mortgage on your boat, but assuming that you own the boat without any liens, Florida gives you 30 days to present a manufacturers statement of origin and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,103
Posted By FloridaWriter
I just sent off three winches for rechroming to...

I just sent off three winches for rechroming to New England Chrome Plating (New England Chrome Plating and Brass - chrome plating, brass plating, gold plating, metal finishing, industrial plating,...
Forum: Bristol 02-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By FloridaWriter
The pin is accessed from the side of the rudder...

The pin is accessed from the side of the rudder shoe. There is a cross bolt that passes thru each side of the rudder shoe and thru a hole in the base of the pin. Sand down each side of the rudder...
Forum: Bristol 07-08-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By FloridaWriter
The headliner is indeed not structural and merely...

The headliner is indeed not structural and merely floats about 1/4 or so below the underside of the cabintop. It is attached in areas such as the hatch openings and along the edge of the undersides...
Forum: Bristol 10-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By FloridaWriter
You will not find direct replacement for the...

You will not find direct replacement for the large fixed ports. For the smaller ports there are a lot of alternatives. I replaced all of my ports with opening stainless steel ports but had to fill in...
Forum: Bristol 10-02-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 4,608
Posted By FloridaWriter
That may be true for the 24 since the molds were...

That may be true for the 24 since the molds were acquired from Sailstar, the original manufacturer of the 24, but that is not correct about Bristols which were molded as a whole hull and a whole...
Forum: Bristol 10-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,832
Posted By FloridaWriter
As I said, I don't know of any Bristols that the...

As I said, I don't know of any Bristols that the yard added concrete in the bilge. They encapsulated lead in polyester resin. B24's had both encapsulated lead or encapsulated iron depending on the...
Forum: Bristol 09-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,832
Posted By FloridaWriter
I don't know of any Bristols built with concrete...

I don't know of any Bristols built with concrete in the bilge.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 776
Posted By FloridaWriter
New restoration site for Bristol 29

I started a major refit to my 1971 Bristol 29, detailed at www.bristol29.com

If you own a B29 or appreciate older Bristols, please visit often.

David Browne, Orlando
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By FloridaWriter
New restoration stie for Bristol 29''''s

Started a major refit to my Bristol 29. All are welcome... http://www.bristol29.com

David Browne
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By FloridaWriter
What to do next ? took Volvo apart...

Actually you can open the compression releases and just turn the engine over for a while before starting to get the MMO circulated.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 2,883
Posted By FloridaWriter
Batteries

If you don''t understand why a large house bank with a larger amp hour capacity is more beneficial than a small bank with less capacity then I suggest you read Ample Power''s books on the subject and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 2,883
Posted By FloridaWriter
Batteries

The problem with that is, he can''t just run off one set of batteries within the bank...he need all the batteries in the bank to create a house bank available amp hours. The combiners simple isolate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By FloridaWriter
Keel bolt issue

Jeff,
On second thought I would agree with you about the bronze and opt instead for hot dipped galvanized steel bolts or cast iron.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 2,883
Posted By FloridaWriter
Batteries

In his setup, he can''t isolate them if they are to contribute to the house bank. All the battery pairs that are wired together in parallel must be of equal resistance or the older batteries will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By FloridaWriter
Keel bolt issue

Have to disagree with you Jeff. First of all the Catalina has a cast iron keel not steel. Tobin bronze is considerably more noble. Not sure that the bolts on that boat are hooked in a J at the head,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By FloridaWriter
Keel bolt issue

IMO you should remove the nuts off these bolts, drop the keel, remove the bolts and replace them. Keel bolts shold be attached with nuts thru the boat''s keel and the nuts should be accessible so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By FloridaWriter
Help! What brand engine should I buy?

i repowered my 30 ft boat with a Yanmar 3GM30F about 15 years ago and I just love it. It starts instantly always, is very quiet, burns only about 2 qts per hour, and is extremely well built. I would...
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