Originally Posted by Muscongus
How do you like your B27?
So far, I am really enjoying my B24 - amazing room in her for a boat this size and she handles nice. First trip with her, we went through some four foot seas easily.
It would be nice to have a little larger boat (shower, stove - you know), but, I am just hitting my third sailing season and I think she is perfect to learn on.
She's a heck of a lot more boat than my Tanzer 22!
I'm enjoying my Bristol 27 and it's a great boat to learn on. I came over to monohulls from racing
catamarans so it took some getting used to but I must say I like all the creature comforts as compared to a 16, 17 or 20' catamaran
with tramp only to sit on.
I just bought a new solar
, and inverter
for it for this season. I bought a new main for it last year.
This boat has taken care of me so far in the big waves here at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay
(during strong East and NE winds) when I cross. When I first got it the motion was getting to me and I would be so seasick many times I'd have to rely on the autopilot
to get me home while I dry heaved over the side and just made small adjustments but I've gotten used to that motion now ...............it appears.
Btw, I believe some guy sailed a Bristol 24 from Washington
Actually it was a Bristol 22.
Here it is from wikipedia:
Notable voyages and sailors:
Bill Wolfram, born 1950, sailed a Bristol 22, We-Tu, from Port Townsend, Washington
, to Australia
and back, around 2002-2004