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Old 12-06-2021, 08:23   #1
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New to me a 1978 Bristol 35.5

Afte a twenty year absence, we are back
Just purchased a great sail boat.

Looking for Bristol Owners..on a steep learning curve
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Old 12-06-2021, 08:35   #3
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Old 12-06-2021, 19:52   #4
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Welcome.

I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat make & model or “Looking” in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3308797

If you need further help let me know, I would be happy to.
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Old 12-06-2021, 20:03   #5
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I have hull #46 and am very familiar with her. Had her almost 11 years and I think I have had my hands on every bit of her. What power plant do you have? Centerboard? Specific questions for me?
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Old 13-06-2021, 05:16   #6
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Good Morning!

We don't have possession of her yet. We have signed the contract . If all is as expected, we plan to pick her up mid July.
She is a centerboard 35.5C. She was repowerd with a rebuilt Yanmar 40HP diesel

We are planning a trip from Conneticut to Charleston, her new home port.
Don't think I cant afford the time, nor do I have the experience to sail her outside. Im hoping to assemble a crew, to at least Annapolis, but its like herding ants.
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Old 13-06-2021, 12:55   #7
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Welcome aboard Pilot! You are now an honorary member of this social group!
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...+classics.html

Any day now we'll get those complimentary cup holders out, do you want the one that says "Old school and proud" or "I'll call your full keel and raise you two CQRs"
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Old 13-06-2021, 13:00   #8
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Re: New to me a 1978 Bristol 35.5

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Afte a twenty year absence, we are back
Just purchased a great sail boat.

Looking for Bristol Owners..on a steep learning curve
Congrats on the new boat, the Bristol owners Facebook page has a lot of folk that can answer questions for you, lots of participation on that site.

Fair winds,
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Old 13-06-2021, 13:50   #9
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Ah home sweet home!

Definitely Old School !
Glad to be here and active.
Thanks for the warm welcome
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Old 13-06-2021, 18:25   #10
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Two friends have had Bristol 35.5's. Great boat for getting you there and back in comfort without worrying about little details. Enjoy!
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Old 14-06-2021, 04:29   #11
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Congratulations on your new Bristol! A fine choice . . . but I'm biased. Spent a few years re-creating a Bristol 27 and just starting to love Charleston Harbor (we're at Ashley Marina) and dreaming of much beyond. Do check out the Bristol Facebook group for lots of helpful (and some other) advice. Enjoy your journey down the coast!
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Old 14-06-2021, 06:24   #12
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Great sailboat! Our family sailed ours out of Stonington, Ct for a bunch of years. Dad sold it to a boatyard employee after I went off to school. Amazing Grace. Bronze package, centerboard, blue hull.

Congratulations!
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Old 14-06-2021, 18:29   #13
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Congratulations on your Bristol 35.5 cb....no finer year there! Definitely pick Sanibel's (Nurdle's) brain. I am 5 yrs into a refit, so can help in certain areas where I've worked on my 1978....
also, would suggest joining bristolowners site, now on google at: https://groups.google.com/g/bristol-yacht-owners?pli=1
bunch of owners of all sizes and years who have experience in most conceivable projects. thnks
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Old 15-06-2021, 16:14   #14
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+1 on Bristol owners group, lots of knowledge! We have a 38.8 1982. Lovely boats to sail! Enjoy
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