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I have been looking on upgrading my C27 and purchasing a boat in the 32-35 foot range.

I just want to know what people know/think about Columbia Yachts. Especially the 10.7 meter.

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ps. My primary cruising ground is lake Superior so moslty coastal cruising and weekends.
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Thats a hard one! A long time back I looked very closely at a Hughes Columbia. A new one! As I recall they made several models and were built at a few yards. Some...the Hughes for example could be bought in kit form. Perhaps if you could clearify which model and year? Then I might be able to respond.
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1978 10.7 meter is the model.

Columbia 10.7

Thanks for any info.
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Columbia 10.7

Columbia built a wide range of boats. I believe the 10.7 was designed by Alan Payne (Australian who also did the 12-meter Gretel). It is bigger than your C-27, and being able to stand up is a really nice feature. Unless it's in really good shape or at a really good price, though, it might not be worth switching to it. Does it have a diesel or does it still have a gasoline engine? Gas engines on sailboats are notorious for not working, and costing about $5-10K for a diesel replacement. Systems like the wiring and plumbing in a boat that old likely need replacing as well, if it hasn't already been done. The 10.7 I saw at one point wasn't falling apart, but was not as well-built as, say, a Pearson of that vintage generally is. I don't know how well the 10.7 sails. You may want to compare PHRF ratings with your C-27. If it's not a lot quicker (it's 6 feet longer, for goodness sake!) you will be dissapointed in the performance. It would probably be a good idea to go in with both eyes open on a Columbia 10.7. But if you like what you see and the condition and price are right, try making an offer (subject to a survey!!) and see what happens
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The PHRF is much better than my catalina 168 compared to 206-215 and generally they are standard with a diesel. I am really understanding of replacement of key systems and components but I wanted to get a little info about this Manufacturer.
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