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post #24 of Old 10-22-2012
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Re: The Trouble With Columbias

If anyone is interested I know where a couple of the Columbia molds are located. Back in the late 1980s my brother bought them along with some Ranger molds in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I believe Lancer had owned them, and redesigned the 39í / 41í into a center cockpit with a raised coach top, but I am not sure if they produced any. My brotherís plan at that time was to start producing them under the name of Saint Clair Yachts. The dream of him and his partner never fully metalized, and only 2 boats were ever built, a 41í center cockpit ketch and a 37í. I know those molds along with the 25í and 28í Rangers are presently stored at a farm in St Clair, Michigan, waiting for their next revival. So the Columbia story may not be over with.
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