Newbie buys a boat! - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 09-23-2007 Thread Starter
GB the newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Newbie buys a boat!

So, I bought a Columbia 33 ("Imram" on the columbia yachts list). It's been on the hard for quite a while, but has been re-engined with a Perama M30, and the hull seems to be in good shape. The interior needs a bit of work, but less than I originally thought. (Hallelujah!)

I'm hoping to get it in the water soon. One concern I have is that the mast is stepped on the deck, and there is no post in the cabin beneath it to carry the strain to the keel. I'm thinking of putting one in there. Any opinions? I have high hopes of doing some blue water in this boat eventually.

I also noted someone's post about building larger cockpit drains - since this boat's tiny 1/2" drains repeatedly got clogged and rainwater ended up inside the boat while sitting on the hard, I'm of the same persuasion.

I'm also interested in picking brains, entertaining visitors, etc. I'm putting the boat in the water at Borden Light Marina in Portsmouth RI in the next week or two.
gar37bic is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 09-23-2007
SENIOR CHIEF
 
USCGRET1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: YORKTOWN, VA
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
The cabin tops were built to withstand the presure of the mast...unless the cabin top has problems,...go with it...
The drains should work fine if you keep them cleaned out and clear of debris.
Easy to do. Columbia's are very well built.
USCGRET1990 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making Passage w/o a Rudder wind_magic Seamanship & Navigation 60 07-16-2010 01:23 PM
The Search for the First Boat - long learning curves pmoyer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 45 12-20-2008 01:28 AM
Naming and Renaming Your Boat Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 12-15-2003 07:00 PM
Rust Never Sleeps John Kretschmer Buying a Boat Articles 0 02-27-2003 07:00 PM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Learning to Sail Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome