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Old 06-29-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Bristol Gull Launch

Anyone know anything about these boats? This is a project boat I am thinking about looking at. I think they are 15 foot and might also be called a pilot. I can not find much on the internet about them. The boat has a 18 horse Westerbeke inboard.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Looks British to me.

Love that classy curved transom.

Probably a 5 knot boat.

Probably a self bailing cockpit but not much room inside.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Neat boat with at least excellent design pedigree.....While the builder is long gone, the designer still exists and I would guess you can get technical info from them.

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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I'm a sucker for launches and captains gigs. Couldn't see much from the photo but the lines shown in the article photo are very easy on the eyes.

If you decide to pass on the project please PM me the info.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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Gull of Bristol Pilot Hull number 66

Looks like I bought myself a launch. I will be picking it up Tuesday. This boat was built in 1970 in Dartmouth, MA. It appears they are constructed with no wood in the hull, deck or superstructure. stringers and grid system appear to be of all fiberglass construction. She appears structurally 100% and needs only a few minor cosmetic repairs. She is very dirty right now but looks like she will clean up nice. I am going to take my time and go through her 100%.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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Do you need an engine & tranny?

I have an almost zero time Volvo MD 7B , about 17 -18HP ,,2-1 reduction ,,$3K

Located in Florida

A guess 5.5 or 6K on 1/2 gph or less.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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Does the Westerbeke have a big flywheel on it?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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more pictures

All set on the engine. she has a Westerbeke Diesel engine model #20B-TWO. I would say it does not have the big flywheel but the pictures may answer that.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:29 PM   #9
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #10
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Two worthy projects picked up by members in as many days. First the Albin 25 and now this launch. I better quit admiring these projects before I have one parked in my backyard.
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