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Bristol 27 interior space?

Hello there,

I'm thinking of getting a Bristol 27 (after doing a ton of reading in John Vigor's books). I like the look of it, the reputation, the "saltiness" and the full keel. Planning on taking it to the Caribbean at some point.

Unfortunately, there aren't any around where I live so I'll have to find one to look at. They seem to be mostly in the New England area, and I'm not there.

Anyway, I've looked at a Catalina 25 and a Catalina 27, but they're not grabbing me, not fully anyway. I do like the interior space of the Catalinas.

How does the Bristol 27 (either dinette or cruising) compare to say a Catalina 25 or a 27, for those of you that have maybe looked at both and made a mental comparison?

How is the headroom on a Bristol 27? Book says 5' 10". Cat 25, I could not fully stand up in (I'm 6').

Thank you in advance.
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