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Bristol 29.9 Rig Dimensions Question


I have a 1980 29.9, hull nbr. 168. This is a centerboard boat and I have been taking measurements of the rig with a view to ordering a new mainsail. I checked my measurements against specifications for the rig I found online, and was surprised to find there was a different rig size specified for a centerboard boat versus the standard rig, with a shorter mast and longer boom for the centerboard version. However, measuring my rig I see that it is a standard rig.

Does anyone know if the centerboard rig was dropped by Bristol or if it was just an option that the buyer could choose? It doesn't make much difference to my sail order, but I am curious.

FYI, the online numbers I found are:
Centerboard: I dimension 36.2 ft, E dimension 12.9 ft.
Standard: I dimension 37.5 ft, E dimension 11.3 ft

Eric Irvine

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