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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 39,641
Posted By DonBland
Re: Bristol 32

Agreed Bristol 1966 I have removed seacocks, ( Wilcox-Crittendens ) the bloody hull is over an inch at that level thick! FRP no coreing mat'l , eh?
at 50 my entire yacht is in better ,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 39,641
Posted By DonBland
Re: Can a Bristol 32 Circumnavigate?

Woo hoo baby !
is that perfectly phrased or WHAT !
" It appears he's DEAD Jim "

:cut_out_animated_em
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By DonBland
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

I have it mounted on a removable set of crossbars , the kit may be entirely removed by undoing 4 bolts & Ny-loc nuts on them. S yes the kit can store , I stow it upon the "v-berth,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By DonBland
Re: Navik Windvane Steering

Good on ya lads !
$300 USD seems like a bloody steal price to me, Lucky you !
weight apx 30# have one , love it!
yes Navik is damn neer fool proof,
powerfull simple, only fault , plastic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,136
Posted By DonBland
Re: Roller Boom Furling

I would agree with Eric, (deltaT). The unit on mid 60 Bristols still works fine IMHO. Now, adding that my little yacht has a factory boom hanger on the backstay , which I've found when ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 5,644
Posted By DonBland
Re: Reefing your mainsail by rolling the boom..

Ok , many thanks to all on this thread.
I have a half century old, 1966-7 Sailstar/Bristol Courier 26.
The yacht has a working worm driven system, as mentions severally.
I've read voraciously...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By DonBland
Re: Bristol Club

I currently have a 1968 Bristol/Sailstar 26' fin keel, spade rudder, masthead sloop. Great Ol'Boat, handles like "jack be nimble", doesn't burn any fuel, cause I deep 6'd the ol engine, dont need...
Forum: Bristol   07-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,308
Posted By DonBland
Re: Bristol 26 parts

Hi,
I have bought a 1967-8 Bristol Sailstar (Courier), which came from Kansas, (Jayhawk country) and before that it had been and still was, registered in Minnesota. So, I may have Jayhawks old boat...
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