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Old 09-12-2015, 06:34   #1
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New Bristol 29.9 Owner


I'm Phil. I just purchased a Bristol 29.9 in Maryland and am starting in on a refit with hopes to sail the Chesapeake and beyond starting later this winter. I've been sailing on and off for fifteen years or so but this is my first cruising boat. I've got my work cut out for me: replacing through-hulls, hoses, adding electronics, etc, but overall the boat is in structurally good shape with a good working Yanmar and I'm excited to learn my way through all the systems.

I've been reading Cruiser's Forum for months and eager to be a part of the community. I'll take all the advice I can get! Nice to meet you all!


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Old 09-12-2015, 06:43   #2
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Re: New Bristol 29.9 Owner

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Phil.


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Old 09-12-2015, 06:47   #3
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Re: New Bristol 29.9 Owner

You might want to check out the Bristol Boat Owners Website on yahoo also.

There are quite a few Bristol 29.9 owners on there.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:16   #4
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Re: New Bristol 29.9 Owner

Welcome Phil! Mr. cthoops and I bought a Bristol 29.9 in August and have been hard at work on our refit since then.

Definitely check out the Bristol owners Yahoo group, and there is also a growing Facebook page.

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Old 09-12-2015, 07:33   #5
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Congrats Phil,
We to have a 29.9, hull #17, 1977 model, busily getting her ready for the spring. As stated above, check out the yahoo Bristol owners sight, lots of good folk there.
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Welcome Phil. Good luck with the project... Never get discouraged..

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