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Hull #275 – Puffin

Quick Facts Model: Cruising Year Built: 1971 Hull #: 275 Vessel Name: Puffin Owner Name: Cmdr. Jonathan King Hailing Port: Key West, Florida E-mail: schoonertrash@live.com Sailboat’s History She was named Alison Lee from Atlantic Highlands when i bought her, heard she was brought south to the keys in 1996 Owner Comments She is a lot faster than her theoritical hull […]

Modified on May 6th, 2013

Bristol 27's


Rudder & Tiller

Research Pintles and Gudgeons See lots of images from Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat, p. 52 Skeg-mounted rudders and rudders attached to full keels should have a heel bearing (usually bronze) that supports the weight of the rudder and also acts as a rudder to keel attachment. The heel bearing should extend along the base of […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Deck


B27 Technical Information

Description The Bristol 27 is a 27-foot monohull, aft-cockpit, fiberglass, mast-head sloop sailboat. Designed by the renowned naval architect Carl Alberg and produced by Bristol Yachts of Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, 337 yachts were produced from 1966 to 1978. Three different models were produced: Standard (Cruising), Dinette, Weekender.   Technical Diagrams Line Drawing (Cruising Model) […]

Modified on August 2nd, 2018

Bristol 27's


Canvas

Research Awnings …keeps the cockpit and cabin cool. We made on for Adriana using white Dacron sailcloth, though a UV-treated cloth will last longer. Measure the distance from the mast to the end of the boom, or, if you’re willing to be a little fancy, to the stern of the boat.  (Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat, […]

Modified on February 23rd, 2014

Canvas & Rigging


Tankage

Project Logs September 24, 2011 The sump tank construction is fully complete.  The valves have been installed which will allow the 3 forward areas of the boat to be individually sealed off from the rest of the boat.  Access to these valves will be quite tight.  If I had to do it again, I would […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Plumbing


Pumps

Research Engine Driven Pumps If you are preparing an old boat for blue water sailing, the inadequacy of even a large electric bilge pump might lead you to consider an engine driven pump to deal with major water intrusion. Such a pump will operate for as long as you can keep the engine running, and […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Plumbing


Locker Drainage

Project Logs December 28, 2011 After adding the cockpit bulkhead extension that fully separates the below cockpit area and the engine compartment, I added some halved 3/4″ PVC to allow drainage between the two areas.  I don’t anticipate much water draining through the sea lockers nor lazarette, but it’s still important to allow water to […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Plumbing


Exhaust System

Project Logs December 30, 2011 I’ll be building and installing the supports for the waterlift muffler this weekend.  I’ve had a tough time determining exactly where the muffler will go, because Beta Marine suggests/requires a 9″ drop from the outlet of the exhaust mixer elbow to the top of the water-lift muffler body (or the inlet […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Projects


Propeller System

Research Alignment With one person in the cabin adjusting the mounting bolts, another should position [themselves] under the cockpit where [they] can see the coupling and call out instructions to raise or lower.  By rotating the shaft with your hand, you can see where the two coupling halves begin to kiss one another.  When all […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Projects


Controls & Throttle

Research Engine controls mounted in the footwell wall, if not recessed or protected by a bar are susceptible to damage from an arrant foot or dropped winch handle…Another method of protecting the engine instruments is a Plexiglas cover that is hinged above the panel. (Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat, p. 176) With tiller-steering, the engine controls […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

Projects


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