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1978 Bristol 29.9

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

A fine 30ft cruising boat. “YOLO” is a 1978 Bristol 29.9. I purchased her in May 2010 on Lake Superior as a charriot that would take two young adventurers over 4500 miles and end in St Thomas. She is a solid reliable vessel and fully decked out for the next cruiser to take over. She has spent all but the last 5 months of her 33 year life in fresh water.

Outside: Wheel driven aft cockpit with seating for 5-6 comfortably. Cockpit has two pelican seats and cockpit cushions. Bimini and Dodger in great shape. Pushpit mounted Magma grill and lifesling. Inside: layout is standard 30′ sloop style with Vee berth forward, head and hanging locker just aft of Vee berth bulkhead, followed by roomy salon (seating for 5-6). Fold down table mounted on bulkhead. Galley to starbord aft of salon to include Engel fridge, sink with fresh and saltwater faucets, 2 burner alcohol stove, icebox (used for dryfood storage now that there’s a fridge), cups/plates/bowls/utensils galore. Nav station to port and finally a quarter berth to aft port. Engine mounted below cockpit with two access points. 40 gal water, 20 gal fuel, 20 gal holding.

Extras include 8′ Achilles hard bottom Inflatable w/ 3hp johnson. Snorkel gear for 2. Two handheld radios. Life jackets, foulies, extra lines and harnesses. Ships spare parts and lots of tools. 2 spinning rods and 2 trolling rods with extra tackle.

Equipment on Board:

ENGINE: YANMAR 20hp Diesel (2QM20) in great working condition.
SAILS/RIGGING: New 140 Jib on a Furlex roller. Older mainsail w/ jiffy reef 2 reefs. Spare 110 jib good condition (needs cutting to size) storm jib in great shape. All running rigging and standing rigging in good condition. Jib wenches are Anderson ST40 self-tailing.
INSTRUMENTS: Raymarine ST40 wind instrument, Signet SL267 knot log, Signet SL172 Depthsounder, Raymarine ST4000 autohelm (wheeldriven), Raymarine RAY53 VHF w/ DSC (also included: Cobra handheld VHF), Garmin GPSMAP 3205 GPS (Linked via NMEA to Raymarine autohelm to follow GPS track), JRC Rasterscan 3000 RADAR.

ELECTRONICS: CD player with 4 speakers (2 inside, 2 cockpit but cockpit speakers need replacing), SUPER EFFICIENT Engel SB70 refrigerator (2.5A draw), LED anchor light, LED interior lights.

ELECTRICAL: 12v 80AH Starting battery. Two 6v Trojan T-105 batteries = a 12v 225AH house bank. 200W solar panel (bimini mounted) w/ 30Amp MPPT smart solar controller. 6 amp Guest shore power charger.
GROUND TACKLE: 4 anchors (40&22lb plows, 22&11lb danforths). 85′ x 5/16″ chain 200′ fiber rode.

Bristol 29.9
Bristol 29.9
Bristol 29.9
Bristol 29.9
Bristol 29.9
Bristol 29.9
Bristol 29.9
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