Bristol 30

1968 — 1978
insignia
Designer
Halsey Herreshoff
Builder
Bristol Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
174
Hull Type
Fin Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 11 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
22 8 / 6.9 m
Beam
9 2 / 2.8 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
8,650 lbs / 3,924 kg
Ballast
3,450 lbs / 1,565 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
400 ft2 / 37.2 m2
Total Sail Area
400.3 ft2 / 37.2 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
201.4 ft2 / 18.7 m2
P
31 2 / 9.5 m
E
12 11 / 3.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
198.9 ft2 / 18.5 m2
I
36 1 / 11 m
J
10 11 / 3.4 m
Forestay Length
37 9 / 11.5 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
18
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
35 gal / 132 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.38 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.19
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
39.88
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
331.45
heavy
Comfort Ratio
27.9
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.79
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

An updated version of the BRISTOL 29.
A centerboard version was also available. Draft: BU:3.33’ BD:6.0’.
(Dimensions for tall rig shown here)
Short Rig:
I: 34.17’
J: 11.00’
P: 29.17’
E: 12.92’


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