Bristol 28 1987 Cutter
Auxiliary sailing cutter
: Full keel
: Bristol Channel Cutter 28
: 37' 9"
: 28' 1" LWL : 26' 3"
: 10' 1"
: 14,000 lbs. Ballast Internal lead, 4600 lbs.
: 556 Sq. Ft.
: 24 Horsepower,
SAILS AND RIGGING
: Extruded aluminum painted mast and boom
: 1/4" 1 x 19 Stainless steel wire with swaged fittings
: Two (2) Barient # 22 sheet winches (3) # 10 halyard winches
: Fully battened Main, Genoa and staysail sighted in good
: Harken roller furler28
HULL AND DECK:
- Off white hull, green boottop and sheer stripe red bottom (Micron bottom paint).
- Solid fiberglass hull with full keel.
- Bronze ports with screens.
- Spruce bow sprit.
- Self-bailing cockpit with two large drains.
- Double lifelines. buyer(s) Boom gallows frame.
- Wide non skid fiberglass decks.
- Butterfly salon hatch with screens. seller
- Scuttle hatch over forward head compartment, with standing headroom.
- Encapsulated lead ballast.
- 8" mahogany bulwarks, finished in Cetol.
- Dual rollers on bowsprit.
- Two deck prisms.
- Herreshoff midship bronze cleats.
- Two bronze-capped bollard bits forward.
- Tiller steering on outboard rudder.
- Overbuilt chainplates.
- Safe, small offshore cockpit well.
- S/S stanchions. 2
HULL & DECK: cont...
- Bronze chocks and cleats.
- The BCC 28 was designed to be singlehanded anywhere. The rigging is substantial, and all sails are small enough to be easily handled by one.
- 12V electrical system with DC circuit breaker panel.
- 55 amp alternator.
- -12V Group 27 gel cell batteries.
- Battery switch. buyer(s)
- Single Yanmar 3GM30F, 27 hp, 3 cylinder diesel, FWC.
- Bronze sea strainer.
- Racor fuel filter.
- New S/S shaft.
- Two bladed bronze prop.
- ICOM M45 VHF.
- 2010 Garmin 4208 plotter with 8.4" color display on swing out arm at companionway.
- Datamarine depthsounder.
- Datamarine speed-log.
- Ritchie bulkhead compass.
- Simrad TP30 autopilot for tiller.
- For 4-5 in a charming varnished teak interior with bronze ports, white fiberglass grooved overhead ceiling, teak and holly sole. 6'1 " headroom; 6'2" at stove.
- The galley is to port with chart table to starboard.
- Main salon has a pilot berth and settee to port with green Sunbrella cushions. The pilot berth pulls out to form a double. Opposite is a starboard settee with cushions. A teak dining table is on centerline and can dine four for dinner.
- Brass reading lights; gimballed brass lamp.
- The icebox/nav table is to starboard followed by a quarter berth aft.
- Butterfly hatch opens forward or aft and provides excellent ventilation.
- Forward is the head area with handheld shower with teak grate, sink, hanging locker, and W.C. with stand-up headroom
- Abundant storage lockers and bookshelves throughout vessel.
- Naturally finished teak cabin sole. Interior looks like a "nearly new" vessel.
- U-shaped and to port.
- Cabinets outboard of the stove.
- There is a Hillerange 2 bumer propane stove with oven, S/S sink, hot and cold pressure water with a fresh water hand pump, pull-out trash bin, numerous lockers, and icebox to starboard under chart table. Also, there is an extension countertop which extends from sink to chart table for additional counter space.
- A superb offshore interior layout for the cruising couple.
SAILS & RIGGING:
- Sails by Eliot Patterson, CA.
- Hank-on staysail.
- Mainsail, fully battened with Strong ball-bearing mainsail track.
Roller furler yankee- genoa.
- Sails have very few hours on them in recent years.
- 2 Bronze self-tailing sheet winches.
- Lazy jacks.
- Harken MK Il roller furler.
- Awlgripped gold aluminum spars with double spreaders, with folding mast steps.
- Bronze chocks and cleats.
- External halyards.
- Two sets ofjiffy reefing lines on main.
- Dark green mainsail cover. buyer(s)
- 6 gallon hot water heater.
- Dark yeen Dodger with S/S grab bar.
- ABI bronze manual windlass - 2 speed. seller Dark green awning from dodger to boom gallows
- Anchor and Tri color light at masthead.
- 25 1b CQR Plow anchor with 2 rollers on bowsprit; 50' chain and 150' nylon rode.
- 20 1b Paul Luke Yachtsman 3 piece anchor.
- 20 1b Fortress anchor.
- Force 10 kerosene heater on main salon bulkhead.
- 2 Barient #22 S.T. sheet winches.
- 2 Barient #10 winches.
- Life jackets, fenders, docklines, boathook. Ensign.
- Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
- Brass reading lights.
- Fire extinguishers.
- One bronze Dorade ventilator forward and one aft.
One LPG aluminum tank, mounted on boomkin, with regulator.
- White with green piping cockpit cushions.
- Trident LPG shutoff control.
COMMENTS: In 1970, Lyle Hess designed a wooden offshore-capable pocket cruiser for Larry & Lyn Pardey. He based the design on the English pilot cutters that plied the rough waters of the English Channel, waiting to pilot the merchant ships into port. Since then, the Samuel L. Morse Company has built 127 BBC 28 1s out of fiberglass between the years 1976-2008. This vessel has become the standard of small, blue water capable vessels, as described in Ferenc Mate's "The Best Boats to Buy or Build".
Owners report that there is something special about the way the BBC sails. With 28' on deck, she carries the sails of most 38' vessels. Her long waterline of 26'3" and the shape of her full keel, allows a very good turn of speed, superb tracking and a comfortable motion. She also boasts wide side decks and high bulwarks, and a small cockpit for offshore sailing. Please read about GOOSE. She may not have an extensive offshore equipment list compared to some, but she is seriously for sale as a lightly-used BBC with very low engine hours, sailed only in New England waters. Here is an opportunity to own one of these highly-regarded vessels at a below market price. Her present owner, who is her second owner, purchased her in 2000. For the last few seasons, she has been on the hard. Please call us for your inspection of GOOSE,
She is not in any way/or interpretation
a sloop. She is a cutter and sails best as such in most points of sail. The reason is the distance from the saysail tang to the jib tang, and thus the gap the jib goes through on tack is two to three times larger than on island packets or cape dorys with double headsails.
finished by Sam Morse in CA , Channel Cutter Yachts in Vancouver BC