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Columbia 34 MkII
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Description: Columbia 34 MkII
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Thu September 26, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Summary:
Designer: Bill Tripp. FG sloop with modified fin keel and spade rudder. Built several hundred from '70 thru '74 in Costa Mesa CA or Portsmouth VA.

Key Features:
The "bubble top" allows superior headroom with over 7' in salon and 6.5' throughout. Very good liveaboard. Cabin available in various levels of finish. Standard engine is Palmer P4 (gas) with diesel option. 40 gallon water. 30 gallon fuel.

Strengths:
Strongly built with much material in hull and strong deck fittings. Very good sailor but with some leeway due to large freeboard. Excellent room and storage for weekend excursions. Sleeps 7 in standard config. Good chart table area. HUGE icebox (not very well insulated though). Large rudder gives excellent response.

Weaknesses:
Designed for large headsails; thus is poor sailor under main alone. Deck delamination can be a problem. Exposed iron keel may need expoxy. Reverse mounted engine with V-Drive. Check condition of keelbolts. Hull-Deck joint can be weak (leaks).

Overall Satisfaction:
Very satisfied. Would have to move to a 38-40' to get the same amount of room. Continued to be impressed on its sailing performance. Expect prices between $15k and $28k (US) depending on condition, equipment, and engine.

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Review Date: Sat January 4, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Review Date: Tue March 3, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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just bought the boat and will up date my entire refit for
cruising as time goes by, on 13 march will move out haul
wash and scrape hull for painting, she has been in the water 7 years and used as a apartment, so if you want to refitt
mine is the consumate garbage barge to cruiser, follow me
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Review Date: Tue December 15, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Reasonably solid production boat with good room below for a boat of this age. Good sailing boat. Weaknesses include hull to deck joint, delamination in deck, generally aging equipment.
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Review Date: Mon July 26, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Great LiveAboard! Unused space inside every bulkhead!
Strong design (tank)for non-speed intensive sailing,
(Arrive-Alive plan) Very forgiving for novice sailors,
Singlehands easily, Uturns in boatlength, Cutter rig easily,
points at anchor like a Dagger.
Thick Bow strength, cuts thru boats well, Avast Ye! )
I'd buy another one!
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