Ok, so far I know it is a bristol 29.1, was named Abigale, and the rudder was glassed over, and the rudder added aft. Hull
(everything is online eventually!)
Its 6 hours of driving for me to go look at the boat, and I have exams for another week so visiting the boat is not going to happen.
Did people do this modification to improve handling? Or just because it was easier than fixing a broken rudder shaft or pintle? Some sort of back up for offsore cruising?
I emailed an owner(listed some years ago) but haven't heard back.
Any opinions if this is worth it, or should I just not bother and wait for another deal to come up?
Want to get a boat that my gf and I can do short trips on the lakes, but has the potential to do longer trips offshore
when I finish school
, to south america
Really looking for something 30ft or just less. (limit for cruising tax in the states as I recall).