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  1. Bristol 32 vs Contessa 32

    Boat Reviews
    Looking for input comparing the Bristol32 and Contessa 32. Primary use would be for short (7-10 day) cruises around the islands near St. Maarten in the winter when winds are generally strong and can be fairly rough & rolly. Both boats look like they are up to the task and there are some...
  2. Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

    Gear & Maintenance
    1968 B32 keel/CB # 26. I am in the process of rebuilding my Centerboard cable and pulleys in the trunk and would like some input. System failed this year (two months ago). 25 years ago the same thing happened, or at least I think the same thing happened. My dad had the yard do the work at...
  3. Viewing a Bristol 32 tonight... Questions

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi all, The joy and nerves of purchasing one's first boat are upon me. I've gone from pining for a boat from my "dream list", all of which are very much out of my price range, to shopping for something I can afford now. Enter the Bristols: from what I have read, they came from a respected yard...
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