Originally Posted by reed1v
Your ignorance is quite astounding. When Bristol first produced the 32 back in the 60s, it oil
canned a lot in rough seas(think the gulf stream). In the 70s, they reworked the specs to add stringers forward to reduce this. And while the cabinetry was tabbed direct to the hull
to add lateral support, the hull
was otherwise filled in with liners, basically to hid the relatively rough layup
This is just stuff and nonsense. There are no stringers in my '76 B32, nor any liners. The layup
is so thick you could easily make a daysailer out of the excess glass used in her construction. The layup is 'rough?' What are you smoking?
A couple years ago I had her out in a nine foot steep sea near Petit Mann. The boat was right in her element. Oil
can? Seriously? I doubt you've ever been in a B32. Yes, they are small below decks. Sure, you have to keep up with systems, bedding, aux. engine
and so forth. But I have often staked my family's existence on Bristol's incredible construction, and will do so again this summer. Incidentally, what yard? It sounds like you are in Maine
. I'll sail my boat to where you are, and we can go over her construction together.