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what is it?

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C25 is a nice boat! Congrats!
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks, guys.

Our new girl is a Bristol 29.9 from 1978.

She was re-powered in 2002 with a Yanmar 2GM20F.

The surveyor said she doesn't appear to have had a bad owner.

Dodger & bimini w/ connector fly; pressure water, hot & cold; 10 year old Banks Main & 150 roller reefing Genoa; Harken furler; asymmetrical spinnaker (used 4 times, looks new but for some small patches); new prop that should really move her along.

Looks great down below.

But the big item (and what we really paid for):

Ready. To. Cruise.

I was forbidden from getting a project boat. I stole the stereo and plotter from my Catalina 25 (still for sale BTW - don't be shy) and have small punch list to knock out; then we are on the water.

More pics in my SailNet album.

Ken
 

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now its changed!

congrats, nice boat and very nice engine...they are easy to maintain...and love the decomp levers just in case you need to hand crank
 

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Congrats! Like many, you've moved up to a boat who's ballast weight is similar or more than the previous boat's displacement! Very different 'feel, but you'll soon get used to it.
 

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Thanks, Faster.

She does have a nice feel.
 

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All right! Congradulations!!! She looks great! Nice breaker panel, interior lights etc. Looks well cared for. I had the same engine (actually it was the earlier 2QM20) and they are great engines. From experience I can tell you they will thrive on abuse. Let me know if you want tips on how to hand crank start her. Once you know how to do that, it adds a whole new level of self-sufficiency.

BTW, I hate to break it to you, but they are ALL project boats. ;)

From your album:



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Congratulations!!! And welcome to the Bristol boat owners group.
 

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From another Bristol owner, congrats! Have fun and thanks for the boost to the economy. now and in the years to come.
 

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Congrats and welcome to the club!

I have the same boat, and same engine, but I envy your dodger!
 

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Congratulations. Any additional pics?
Here is my propeller and skeg hung rudder (in green) and a good pic of the hull form that I just love (in blue, not my boat). That shape says 'coastal cruising boat' to me.
 

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Congrats! Enjoy every minute with her :D
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
I have the same boat, and same engine, but I envy your dodger!
Thanks, Bob. The PO got the proportions of the dodger just right. Not too tall; not too short. Here's pic of the whole shootin' match. The bimini is taller of course. I'm not overly tall at 5' 7"; I can see over the top of the dodger, but I might be looking into the nautical equivalent of a phone book to stand on.

Does yours have the extended galley? It's crazy big for 30' boat.

Ken
 

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