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Bristol B27 seaworthiness

Looking for everyone's opinion. If you have any knowledge or experience, please respond...

I am interested in purchasing and using a 1975 B27 as a liveaboard to cruise inland, atlantic ICW, erie canal and then Bahamas, then panama canal and ultimately to SF Bay. Is the B27 (in good condition of course) capable of that goal, assuming I am? Singlehanded and possibly with one crew at times. Diesel inboard and fresh sails/rigging.
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Re: Bristol B27 seaworthiness



I grew up on a few Carl Alberg boats, if all is in good condition then yeah. great coastal cruisers and limited ocean passages, so 27 ain't that big, but...


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Re: Bristol B27 seaworthiness

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Re: Bristol B27 seaworthiness

Met a guy cruising the Pacific in one. Last I heard he was in New Zealand. Not very big but if you know what you are getting into, go for it.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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