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Old 10-10-2014, 02:27   #1
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Bristol 24 trailerablity?

I am looking at a Bristol 24 this weekend, and I am wondering about it's about to be trailered? I know it isn't a trailer sailor but how long would it take to setup to be launched. I know it will take a deep ramp and a trailer with an extension, mostly I am wondering about the time and ease to get ready.
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Old 10-10-2014, 13:43   #2
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Re: Bristol 24 trailerablity?

I have a nordica 20 with a trailer which can be used to launch and retrieve the boat. Launching is easy. But retrieving is a different thing... These full keelers need to rest on the keel and then have the pads adjusted to stabilize them. Which means that you need the trailer in exactly the right amount of water and dead calm sea to get it right in place. For me this is the most delicate and time intensive job. My boat rides the travel-lift. As for the mast is a matter of having the right rig to raise and lower it and is a 20 min job if you are used to it.

Personally, if I wanted to trailer sail, I'd find a trailer sailor. These bristols are small sea boats, just like my nordica, alberg 22 and others. Travel at 65mph, launch and go explore for a while. 100$ for That travel lift is worth the hassle for me.

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