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Old 22-01-2007, 19:33   #1
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Any Bristol 29 Owners?

I have an opportunity on an old Bristol 29. Before I take a trip to look, anyone have experience to share? She will be used for ICW/coastal cruising/liveaboard for weeks at a time, several times a year.

(I'm looking for model-specific comments. My previous experience is restoring and living aboard/cruising on a similar vintage boat that required major work to just about every system.)

Thanks -- Bill

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Old 22-01-2007, 21:07   #2
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Aloha Bill,
Is that a Bristol Channel Cutter or a Bristol 29?

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Old 23-01-2007, 03:20   #3
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Hi JohnL,

I'm looking at the one with two less digits in the price.

This is the Bristol 29 designed by Halsey Herreshoff, not the BCC. The text of the original brochure is at Bristol 29

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Old 07-02-2007, 17:54   #4
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OK, no one else, so I will have to be the first.

The deal is made, the survey is done, the money and paperwork are changing hands within the next 24 hours, and I'll report back in a few months.

Soon I'll have to change my avatar, and change my user name from dory36 to M&M29 I guess...
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Just saw your posting. Did you sail the B29 this past summer. We have owned ours for 5 seasons now. Overall, she is a good small yacht, but does have her limitation.

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Originally Posted by dory36 View Post
OK... The deal is made...
You’ve got the Bristol my Admiral wishes we had… I don’t know enough to bother with about the B29, except I love the lines and the common sense design. The CCA Bristols of that era seemed to have a noticeable weather helm, and I believe the B29 was no exception, but if yours is like our smaller (Coble designed) Bristol, it’ll pleasantly surprise you with its pointing abilities for a long keel, and once down on its lines (about 12-13 deg for us) has a refreshingly good turn of easy-riding hustle.

You may have already seen this, but here’s a guy who is up to his neck in a full restoration of a B29:

We’ve already stolen a few of his ideas…

Best of luck !!


Worry: misuse of imaginationů
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