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Re: looking to buy a 1969 columbia 36 footer

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Originally Posted by gon2sea View Post
ive owned 4 columbia's, a 43, a 30, and now a 36 and a 29 ( the S@S designed, not the newer Alan payne.) the common weak link and thing to look for are the keel bolts, after 40 plus years they might need attention. the 36 hull is pretty sturdy and she sails very well, very comparable to an islander 36.
lots of storage but water and fuel capacity is limited, but again, very easy to fix as there is plenty of room.
here is a link to my 36 project, expected eta for 2 year cruise is in 2 months....

https://picasaweb.google.com/1049052...ey=VSanctpnQjM
Hey, Eric. Been following your progress on your 36 and it is impressive. I look forward to reading about your voyaging. We'll be out there at least several months later than you - plan on late this year to head south. Which islands are you heading for?

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1976 41' Morgan Out Island Sloop. Refitting and redoing her interior for an extended voyage.

1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006. (for sale)
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