Bristol 38.8

1982 — 1996
insignia
Designer
Ted Hood
Builder
Bristol Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
82
Hull Type
Keel/Cbrd.
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
38 3 / 11.7 m
Waterline Length
30 6 / 9.3 m
Beam
12 0 / 3.7 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m 10 3 / 3.1 m
Displacement
19,150 lbs / 8,686 kg
Ballast
9,000 lbs / 4,082 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
744 ft2 / 69.1 m2
Total Sail Area
744.1 ft2 / 69.1 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
312.8 ft2 / 29.1 m2
P
45 6 / 13.9 m
E
13 8 / 4.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
431.3 ft2 / 40.1 m2
I
51 6 / 15.7 m
J
16 9 / 5.1 m
Forestay Length
54 2 / 16.5 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
37 gal / 140 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
100 gal / 379 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.41 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.63
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
47.0
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
298.96
heavy
Comfort Ratio
32.35
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.81
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

A similar version was called the BRISTOL 3800.
WAUQUIEZ HOOD 38 and LITTLE HARBOR 38 are based on this same hull design.


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