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Three owner boat. Current owner owned boat for ~30 years in Chicago. Well maintained. Original Graymarine 31hp engine was rebuilt in 1995. Covered with a tarp over winters.
Bristol 39 - 4 Winds has a thin 3’ x 2’ copper panel fastened to her bottom just forward of the keel, the purpose for which is described as :
The flat copper is often used for what is known as an antenna counterpoise. The copper acts as a substitute for earth or ground as part of an antenna system. It's unique to wire or whip antennas, and is a necessary component for the antenna to be effective. Basically the counterpoise allows the antenna to “see” an image of itself, effectively reflecting and transmitting the radio signals. Without an effective counterpoise of ground plane, the SSB antenna will not function. If the counterpoise doesn’t have adequate exposed copper surface area, then the range of the SSB will be greatly affected. This is a case where more exposed surface area is always better.
Engine was tested at Crowley's Yacht Yard docks in September 2019 and all systems checked out with no mechanic’s recommendations.