[QUOTE=Snore;1419842]I looked at one a few years ago when I was shopping
. It was a "blister baby".
Yeah, I was a bit worried about that also. This from a review I read:
"Access for inspection
is generally good through the boat and it is rare to find any significant structural concerns although moderate osmotic blistering is not uncommon below the waterline
Also, I'm still working and this Bristol 27 is really all I need, but it is waaaay old, will not point, is all over the place downwind in these steep, close 6' - 7' bay waves during a Nor-Easter, but it gets the job down.
looks like an old barn, everything needs paint
, but it's paid for and if I screw up and it ends up on the beach it's not the end of the world.
I was anchored 60 yards from shore recently when it decided to crank up to 28-30 knots blowing inshore. There were the regular waves mixed in with ocean waves. A joyous night. Next day I was twice as ugly as normal due to lack of sleep, and a few dry heaves while rigging
a second anchor
.......and it was about 40 degrees out.
BUT, at least now I know a 27 hp Westerbeke with 2500 hrs may still be good for quite a while.................speaking of engines, check out the big 5 hp 4 stroke
Merc pushing the Bristol home one morning. 17 miles across the bay most on autopilot