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Any comments on this boat? I am looking for a good coastal cruiser and came across this one for a decent price. I need a shoal draft, but a decent size cabin for family cruising. I prefer a wheel, but I think this model has a tiller (anyone in the know who can confirm this). Thanks for the help!
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When Paloma was moored in Clear Lake, there was an 8.3 across the dock. Nice boat, workable interior. This one had wheel steering, but I understand that most came with tillers.

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A lot of information here for a start.
Model Information on left.
Owners Registry have a few pics.
As mentioned, I have seen them both ways; Wheel/Tiller. I not promise I correct, but, I thinking some are Lead Keel and around 4 + foot Draft.
Here some really good pictures;
1977 Columbia 8.3 sailboat for sale in Michigan

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Thanks guys, this is helpful. Great pictures Gryzio.
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