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Columbia 22
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6 1554 Sun November 16, 2008
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Description: Columbia 22
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri November 5, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The biggest 22' on the water!
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M45ike
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Registered: December 2000
Posts: 3
Review Date: Sun September 2, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I learned to sail with my Columbia. Very forgiving.
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Review Date: Fri September 7, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great Boat to sail. Handles the big swells better then any other 22' boat on the water that I've seen. While the others are reefing their mainsails as the wind picks up my little 22 just keeps going faster with very little heel.
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pirateofcapeann

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
Posts: 373
Review Date: Fri November 15, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Big and roomy for her size. More storage room than boats half again her size (especially if the useless water tank under the V berth is cut out). Ample sitting headroom below. Beamy and buoyant. Comfortable cockpit. Boat is fast and will win races if she’s not asked to go too close to the wind.
Some things I recommend, for safer cruising:
A) Replace the keel bolts with longer ones and make large doublers, bedded in thickened epoxy at each to replace the fender washers.
B) Make a 150-lb. shoe to bolt onto the bottom of the keel. This is easy as the keel base is flat and a mold made of 2X stock will do it.
Replace the existing windows and frames with ¼” lexan, through bolted to the cabin sides every 2 inches around the parameter. This will stiffen the cabin top too.


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solarfry
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Registered: September 2008
Posts: 5
Review Date: Tue September 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Stiff offshore, Sailplan
Cons: pig iron fin keel is too fat

Kept on a slip and sailed her out of Marina Del Rey. As easy to handle in winds to 20 mph as a fixed keel dinghy. Likes to sail upright with minimum heel. Heeling decreases speed so adjust sail accordingly.

I had North main and jib. Pretty fast racer in local races. Always at top of the pack.

No blisters in 10 yrs. Relatively very light boat for size.
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PaulSail51
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Registered: November 2008
Location: near Los Angeles
Posts: 19
Review Date: Sun November 16, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Good Design, solidly built, large for a 22', seaworthy
Cons: 22'

Largest 22’ boat available, small cruiser with good space for sleeping & storage. Like camping on the water. Has a minimalist galley, fine for weekends, a porta potti with minimal privacy but...

Well designed with high freeboard, 46% ballast to weight ratio and long waterline. Decent head room in cabin.

8” cockpit great for 4-5 adults, good side deck width for a 22’ and a nice foredeck for an adult or two or two teenagers.

Could use cockpit storage and lazarette, easy to add.

Quite a few in Channel Islands Harbor, maybe 10 or more. A testament to the construction of these early FG boats.

Very good for 3 adults on a weekend at the islands, one in forward cabin, one in main and one in cockpit.
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