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Search: Posts Made By: OldColumbia
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By OldColumbia
Re: Questions and Advice for that first BIG sail in a new(OLD) boat

It may sound obvious, but your existing running rigging is a good general template for replacements. When I replaced mine, I used masking tape to attach a 100' spooled measuring tape to the halyards...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By OldColumbia
Re: longer hitch for launching boat

Back in the early 80's I had a Venture 17 that had a tongue extension on the trailer mounted on the left side of the trailer tongue box that was held by two metal straps welded to the trailer center...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,002
Posted By OldColumbia
Re: Is this SAFE? - Propane tank

I'd suggest moving the installation inboard of the pulpit and attaching to a stanchion, possibly resting on the gunwale for stability. Mr. Murphy loves anything that can be hit by another vessel, a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By OldColumbia
Re: advice on buying a boat that need work

DrSeawell,

Take two hundred dollars, buy a lawn tractor and pull your " Hombre"'s head out of his ass.
Any vessel that's been partially submerged is a losing proposition since all the mechanical,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,588
Posted By OldColumbia
IMHO it depends on how physically tiring it is to...

IMHO it depends on how physically tiring it is to work the boat, and how long the tacks are. A tired and cranky skipper and crew are unsafe and heaving to or motoring depend on what time is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By OldColumbia
Here, here! Let me get this straight.......

Here, here!

Let me get this straight.... It's got to look good rather than work?

Please buy your Versace Winches.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By OldColumbia
Dear Mick, That's the jib halyard winch...

Dear Mick,

That's the jib halyard winch that's on the mast of my Columbia 36. Circa 1968. The handle snaps in and is great if you're on a starboard tack with the lee rail in the water becuase it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By OldColumbia
Further Mistress Denise, Where do you think the...

Further Mistress Denise, Where do you think the Cat o Nine and "the Cat's out of the Bag" originated?
The floggings will continue until the morale improves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By OldColumbia
Two Four Six Eight We just love to...

Two Four Six Eight

We just love to Flagellate.
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 8,526
Posted By OldColumbia
Can't help with the Cascade 36 but I know the Col...

Can't help with the Cascade 36 but I know the Col 36 was designed by Bill Crealock. The hull numbers for the pre HIN Columbias are on a plate affixed to the sink cabinet in the head compartment.
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 8,526
Posted By OldColumbia
Hi Oakland, You must acknowledge that the...

Hi Oakland,
You must acknowledge that the "youngest" of the Columbia 36's are over 35 years old. Therefore the overall sea worthiness of any of them depends on how they've been maintained. There's...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,727
Posted By OldColumbia
Dear Kelti, The important thing I've found...

Dear Kelti,
The important thing I've found about docking or maneuvering any large or heavy boat in close quarters, is that slooow is best. Hang the fenders and have lines coiled and fast at each...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,153
Posted By OldColumbia
Talking You've already got a thru hull hole if that...

You've already got a thru hull hole if that transducer came out of it. You might as well use it for another transducer. The fit might require some reworking but it would be a natural location for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By OldColumbia
As a former owner of a Macgregor 25, I suggest...

As a former owner of a Macgregor 25, I suggest checking the trailer suspension for rust and bad tires, the centerboard trunk and pivot for cracks and rust, and the clevis pins in the rigging for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 18,683
Posted By OldColumbia
Dear Kuk, Go to the brokerage sites in San...

Dear Kuk,
Go to the brokerage sites in San Carlos, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan and you'll find a selection that will meet your criteria that are already " proven" that are offered by folks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By OldColumbia
You might want to keep it simple with one step...

You might want to keep it simple with one step poly ( such as West Marine top side enamel) to roll and tip, then Interlux non skid deck paint for the topsides. Remember it's a Pearson 22, not a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,153
Posted By OldColumbia
Yes It's an paddle wheel Knotmeter that is...

Yes It's an paddle wheel Knotmeter that is removable and replaced with a plug that has a similar threaded top that is left in place to prevent fouling the paddle wheel with marine growth. It's a...
Forum: Alberg 04-28-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 14,484
Posted By OldColumbia
Dear Mike, Looked at the photos and ya done...

Dear Mike,

Looked at the photos and ya done good! She wouldn't have lasted this long if she wasn't a well found ship. Your "survey" for insurance will probably never get her out of the slings and...
Forum: US West Coast 04-28-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,610
Posted By OldColumbia
Boatyard? We don't need no stinking, Boatyard!

Dear Geoff,

There are plenty ( OK, more than five) yards in San Diego Area, but not much dry storage attached at a reasonable price. You would be better off trucking it straight to Baja Naval in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By OldColumbia
Dear tv195, San Diego bay is tidal, so check...

Dear tv195,

San Diego bay is tidal, so check the NOAA site for High High tide for the most water under the keel at the time of your anticipated launch. Best to start on the rise to give yourself...
Forum: Diesel 02-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,188
Posted By OldColumbia
The problem changing engine manufacturers is the...

The problem changing engine manufacturers is the different dimensions, shaft length, prop size, and hose placement. etc. Our last repower evolved into relocating the hot water heater, new motor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By OldColumbia
You might want to try Driscoll's in Mission Bay....

You might want to try Driscoll's in Mission Bay. Though it's north of San Diego bay proper, It's got DIY type arrangements and more reasonable prices than yards on Shelter Island. You'd have to sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By OldColumbia
Dear Northeaster, My old Columbia originally...

Dear Northeaster,

My old Columbia originally had a jacketed exhuat for the A4 that extended to a custom built copper riser system that rose from near the base of the transom to terminate at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By OldColumbia
In our Columbia 36 there's a large lazarette aft...

In our Columbia 36 there's a large lazarette aft of the cockpit that allows access to the ballcock/thru hull that's the exhaust outlet in the deadrise between the waterline and the transom. Under way...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,343
Posted By OldColumbia
Thumbs up Here,Here

"Harsh, but someone with no sailing experience looking at such a trip is just asking for trouble, the type of trouble that can have more than just material consequences.[/QUOTE]"

Well said and...
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