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Help with 51' Columbia decision
I'm looking at purchasing a Tripp designed 1988 Columbia 51....It's actually a Columbia 52' deck on a Columbia 50' hull....It was built in 1988 as a custom by Barefoot Yachts...the price is relatively cheap for the size as she needs a little work, but I'm curious if anyone knows anything about the hull construction during this time and the overall quality of Columbia boats and/or should I avoid a custom job like this and focus on a Mason 43 for example...I'm looking for a boat for extended cruising....You can look on yachtworld.com under Tripp sailboats and see the listing....I would be looking to short or single hand, so I'd replace the current rigging with an in-boom electric furling set-up.....or am I opening a can of worms?...