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Search: Posts Made By: TheWastedYears
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-29-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,671
Posted By TheWastedYears
I dunno why, but I have an almost irrational fear...

I dunno why, but I have an almost irrational fear of holes in the hull. But as I read more about the South Coast 23, it makes perfect sense. Apparently, this is one of those designs where the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-29-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,671
Posted By TheWastedYears
Removable bung in keel?

Hi All,

I was looking at a sailboat for sale (South Coast 23 w/ shoal keel) and the owner had drilled a drainage hole in the keel. His plan was to put in a removable bung.

I've never heard of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By TheWastedYears
I'll have to get some photos of the bilge area,...

I'll have to get some photos of the bilge area, but picture a W where the sides are the hull and the center peak is the housing for the centerboard.

I just don't see how to get a non-hosed pump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By TheWastedYears
The crazing's no big deal. There are plenty of...

The crazing's no big deal. There are plenty of products on the market to handle that. Just make sure it's not from a weak/spongy deck.

Before you go moving bulkheads, make sure none of them are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By TheWastedYears
Good point, Sander. I didn't think of that. If...

Good point, Sander. I didn't think of that. If I'm already on my 4th and last pump, things clearly aren't going to be neat and tidy anyway.

I'm still in the process of accounting for all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By TheWastedYears
I was thinking of a Thirtsy-Mate hand pump as a...

I was thinking of a Thirtsy-Mate hand pump as a backup to the manual, just b/c it's great in a rainstorm if the cockpit drains clog (seems to happen to me quite a bit.)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By TheWastedYears
Bilge Pumping System Design

Hi All,

I'm redoing the bilge pump system for my 31'. C-31's don't have a lot of space between the sole and the hull, and the centerboard makes it an even tighter fit, so here's what I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,990
Posted By TheWastedYears
Speaking as someone very new to sailing and...

Speaking as someone very new to sailing and currently undertaking a rather large project resurrecting a neglected 31' Columbia, I can offer this advice:

If you don't really want that boat and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-22-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By TheWastedYears
Glad to know I'm not the only one. I may...

Glad to know I'm not the only one.

I may take ASA 101 eventually. I've been around powerboats most of my life, and my father's an ex-Coastie, so I have the safety stuff covered pretty well.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-22-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By TheWastedYears
With Both Feet

I figure that's how to do it: Just jump in.

I just bought two boats: A Columbia C-31 needing a fair amount of work and a Victoria 18 that just needs a skipper. Now I just have to learn how to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 3,838
Posted By TheWastedYears
Capt Bill... I envy your ability to trailer a...

Capt Bill... I envy your ability to trailer a boat of that size.

Mine are staying in the water this winter. We'll see how that goes. In winters to come, I'm fairly certain I'll haul Big and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 3,838
Posted By TheWastedYears
I can make sure this dead horse stays dead. I...

I can make sure this dead horse stays dead. I may be a newb at sailing, but I do know insurance. I'm a licensed insurance agent. :)

If your policy has a layup period, you will not be covered. ...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 09-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,305
Posted By TheWastedYears
I know. Eric White is the owner of the site and...

I know. Eric White is the owner of the site and founder of their owners' club. He has amassed a lot of info about the old Columbias, but I don't know if he maintains the site anymore. From the...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 09-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,305
Posted By TheWastedYears
Columbia 31 Interior Pics?

Hi All,

Would anyone happen to have some interior pics of a Columbia 31? I may (or may not) buy my friend's boat, but first I wanted to get a feel for what the interior looked like in better...
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