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Search: Posts Made By: Columbia9_6
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Columbia9_6
Re: What is the Buying Process?

Yes, I have a captain's license. However, purchasing a boat is not a topic covered along with rules-of-the-road, fire fighting, or navigation.

I do own a boat, and followed your simplest method...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Columbia9_6
What is the Buying Process?

Okay, I found the boat.
I want to make an offer to the owner, who is an individual, not a broker.
What exactly is the process?

To me, I make an offer... we negotiate and come to and agreement....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-25-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,370
Posted By Columbia9_6
Re: captains license

Actually, I think you would be better served by attending an ASA sailing school. Your Captains license is purely academic.. meaning it's all paperwork, bookwork, you present your experience, they do...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By Columbia9_6
Re: Who uses the Coast Pilot?

I use them all them along with other Cruising guides. Download them for free from the coast guard's site and keep the electronic copy on your phone, tablet or laptop.
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,378
Posted By Columbia9_6
Re: how high well does my boat point?

Instead of shot gunning the problem, I'd suggest starting at the beginning. Someone said earlier fair the bottom. I assume they are referring to a new bottom paint to reduce unwanted drag. Next,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Columbia9_6
Okay, I am thinking I would run A/C on the boat...

Okay, I am thinking I would run A/C on the boat for North America, which would originate from an inverter and shore power. Then connect EU shorepower to a charger... When in the EU connect to that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Columbia9_6
Help upgrading A/C needed

Hey,

My DC house system and starting battery are all good. I've been cruising about 6 years with the system and have no problems with the A/C or DC systems since I last updated.

Now, I want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,840
Posted By Columbia9_6
Cleaning and polishing the metal exposes new...

Cleaning and polishing the metal exposes new fresh metal, allowing it to oxidize more rapidly. If you are worried about the seacocks getting clogged, clean out the flow path once a year, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,840
Posted By Columbia9_6
to polish metal, stainless, or bronze... start...

to polish metal, stainless, or bronze... start with 1000 grain emery cloth and a light oil. Progress to 2000 grain. You'll use far less elbow grease.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,110
Posted By Columbia9_6
Definitely shut it down. Only idle as long as it...

Definitely shut it down. Only idle as long as it takes you to get free of jetties, or obstructions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 7,977
Posted By Columbia9_6
Yes, you can sail the St. Lawrence with your mast...

Yes, you can sail the St. Lawrence with your mast up. Ships come in from the ocean and go to Chicago. Anywhere on the St. Lawrence Seaway you have clearance above and below the water for an ocean...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,216
Posted By Columbia9_6
Love My Columbia

I own a Columbia 9.6 and love the boat. The interior is a bit spartan, but a wonderful cruiser. Once you learn to balance the boat properly, it's a solid stable platform. At the current price of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 7,467
Posted By Columbia9_6
A topping lift is a multi-functional device. A...

A topping lift is a multi-functional device. A rigid vang, or boom kicker are not; they serve one purpose. So, you have to ask yourself... Do they perform that single purpose so much better that...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,719
Posted By Columbia9_6
Also the actual shap of the groove in the sheeve...

Also the actual shap of the groove in the sheeve is different between the older sheeves that accepted wire rope only. I replaced my wire rope halyard with a high-tech synthetic rope. At the same...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-03-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By Columbia9_6
My portlights used to leak. I tried sealing them...

My portlights used to leak. I tried sealing them and that worked for a while. I'm currently refitting the boat for a Transatlantic voyage and have decided to place the portlights with lewmar opening...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,847
Posted By Columbia9_6
Effectively, your vector pull is darn close to...

Effectively, your vector pull is darn close to the same direction as the pull of the sail... So, it's not a factor. as the drawing shows a perpendicular pull to the longitudinal axis of the wire, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,807
Posted By Columbia9_6
I weight 190. I went to a rock-climibing store...

I weight 190. I went to a rock-climibing store and bought two ascenders. My wife uses a winch as a safety line and I haul myself up with. It works wonderfully.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Columbia9_6
Thank you. As Albert Einstein said, "Keep things...

Thank you. As Albert Einstein said, "Keep things as simple as possible, just not any simpler". I like this approach. The added benefit should be the simplicity when stepping the mast.

This is why...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Columbia9_6
Question Mast Stepping

I recently purchased a keel stepped boat. When the mast was stepped down, only two wedges fell through to the floor. It appeared as they were wedged in from the bottom.
I expected the wedges to be...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 03-20-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,750
Posted By Columbia9_6
Mast Stepping

My boat has a keel Stepped mast. When I stepped the mast down, only two wedges fell out. Can anyone describe the proper technique to wedge the mast?
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 04-15-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By Columbia9_6
Columbia 9.6

I own a 1977 Columbia 9.6; hull #101. This boat sails wonderfully. I bought it last year and sailed it on Seneca Lake, NY. I found the lake a bit small. When the winds are from the east or west......
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