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post #4 of Old 05-09-2002
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Columbia 31

I don''t know the laminate schedule for any of the Columbias, but I''ve looked at several over the years, including a Bermuda 40 - like copy, 30''s, 50''s, etc. Almost without exception I could clearly see roving print-through on the hull, indicating, at least to me, a less than satisfactory layup. This would lead me to get real persnickety looking at the rest of the boat. I''d go easy on older Columbias, but, as I''ve said before, if the price is right and the situation presents itself, educate thyself thoroughly and go sailing....
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