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My 1979 Bristol 32 went trough hurricanes Irma and Maria here in St. Thomas. I need to replace all my standing rigging. I’m missing a spreader. I’d like to know how I could get another one or get dimensions to make a new one. Also, what engines would easily fit as a replacement? It currently has a yanmar 2qm 15 that I’m going to junk.
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The standing rigging should be easy, Any rigger can do that. If you have one spreader, just have it copied. As to the engine, a similar sized Beta would be a common choice. You also may be able to find a similar Yanmar like a 2GM. There may be one from a damaged boat that didn't get flooded that is being parted out.

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A 2GM would also be lighter.
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Also looking for spars (spreaders?) Our boat will soon be hauled to its new marina, but haven't found the spars. Looking for any sources for B32 or Universal M30 parts.
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Also looking for spars (spreaders?) Our boat will soon be hauled to its new marina, but haven't found the spars. Looking for any sources for B32 or Universal M30 parts.
I know you don't use Facebook, but there is a guy on the Facebook Bristol group who is parting out a B32. Guy's name is Jerry Doe out of Myrtle Beach NC.
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I know you don't use Facebook, but there is a guy on the Facebook Bristol group who is parting out a B32. Guy's name is Jerry Doe out of Myrtle Beach NC.
I'm going to access FB, so really appreciate that. Our's is a 1976 Hull # 367 (?) B32 Cutter with factory installed bowsprit and Universal M30. She's a real beauty and hope to splash her this summer.
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