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Free Columbia 22, how to asses sails, keel bolts...

I was poking around some boat yards and came across a columbia 22. According to the marina staff, the boat has been out of the water for two years and the owner is looking for someone to take it off their hands.

So my questions are: how can I judge the quality of the sails, hull and keel bolts and what else should I be looking for.

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