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Columbia 30
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2 3040 Sun October 18, 2009
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100% of reviewers $18,000.00 9.0

Description: Columbia 30
Keywords: Columbia 30

Review Date: Thu August 3, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


This boat was designed by Bill Tripp. I have owned it for 15 years (2nd Owner) now and she is as pretty as when she first hit the water.Am interested in talking to anyone who has a 30.. I'm surprised none show up on the Columbia listings???? MY HULL # IS 29.. I currently sail her out of Channel Islands in So. Calif.. Handles very well and seems to like the Pacific environment.. She was in Northwest (San Juans) until 2 years ago.
Anybody out there have one????
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Registered: October 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Review Date: Sun October 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $18,000.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Heavy but moves well
Cons: Keel Bolts on shoal draft end bolt near engine replaced

My hull number is 155. It was built in Dec. 1972 but is a 1973. We bought the boat in 1975 as the second owner. I have had to Enron the Hull about 5 years ago and it still looks great we put 3 coats of clear over the white. I had a few gel coat issues on the hull but that took care of it and it has stayed well. I bought a Atomic 4 and rebuilt it completly every moving part and added freshwater cooling. We had the interior completly redone and removed the starboard side upper and berth and replaced it wilh rounded cushions on the back and a higher rise at the knee area and extended over the original width to add a little more elgance to the interior and comfort. All the rigging is original except when I replace the club footed Jib with a new Shaefer furling gear I had to replace the head stay. I did have to redrill in a keel bolt in the rear end of our shoal draft keel I cut a hole in the lead about 6 inch below the bottom and put a nut on the stainless 3/4 inch bolt stock then filled the hole with epoxy and put a nut on the bilge I-beam and tightened it up. What made me replace it was I had noticed the rear of the keel looking like it was hanging when on a travel lift so I took a large socket wrench and tried to tighten it to know it was broken. I pulled out that bold which was steel and drilled down in the lead with a cement drill and it worked well slow but did a great job.
I could never replace the boat now it is part of the family soul it has been through a few tough situations and held its own.
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