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Re: Need Some Quick Advise - Coronado 45 Purchase
I had a Columbia 43 - same hull with a different lid, built in the same plant etc - Pontiac & Oldsmobile kind of thing.
Iron keel with steel bolts & backing - check carefully. Check the deck for bad core - mix of plywood & balsa. Aluminium H joint joins the hull & deck - make sure the alloy is in good shape. Factory wiring was poorly done - a good rewiring job would be a big plus. If the chainplates & stemhead fitting are original they need to be pulled and examined closely - mine polished up well but had hidden, terminal flaws.
Everything else is common to all old glass boats.
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