We've owned a Columbia 36 for about three years now. They are good sailing boats, and are fairly quick. We've done a lot of upgrades to ours, some of which are documented on our Youtube channel and our blog. You are welcome to have a look-see and if you have any questions about your "new" sailboat, ask away.
08-16-2013 10:59 AM
New owner: Columbia 36
After my wife and I completed the first few ASA certifications back in 2009 through a school in San Diego, we decided to start looking for our very own vessel. My brother and his wife had gone to sailing school in 2008 in San Carlos, Mexico. They found a nice Ericson 35 via auction in Alameda, Ca. We visited their boat and stayed on board a few times and fell in love with the SF Bay. We narrowed our search to boats in the Bay Area and found a Columbia 36. The previous owner kept it in the San Leandro marina. On July 5th we moved the boat from there to its new berth in the Alameda marina. We are excited to gain more sailing experience and plan our future adventures.