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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,913
Posted By sailr4
Columbia 8.7 has 6'2" head room....

I have sailed this boat for 6 years and have loved it very much. Lots of room. Easily handled and comfortable. It will be going on the market soon as I am looking to move up to a larger, possibly...
Forum: Cal   09-17-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,956
Posted By sailr4
Cal 35 ???

Anyone know about these boats? I particularly interested in the 1980 and up versions.


Solomons, MD
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 12,287
Posted By sailr4
I wonder...

Wonder if any of those 5-year plans are cruising today ... 5 years later?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-08-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 5,322
Posted By sailr4
Any recent trips through Knapps Narrows? What...

Any recent trips through Knapps Narrows? What are the low water depths on the West (Bay) side? We're heading there on Friday (8/11).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 7,221
Posted By sailr4
I built this one ...

Got the plans from www bateau com

I did not build the sailing option, but it had one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By sailr4
Regalvanize Anchor

Anyone know of a source on the Chesapeake Bay that does this? Preferably mid-bay, Solomons area.

Thanks, Rob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By sailr4
Solid Vang Installation-C270

Not a C270, but may help. I put the same one on my Columbia 8.7 ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-27-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4,039
Posted By sailr4
Towing a dingy in chop

I am curious to know how rough the sea (bay) can be before the dingy (hard pram) should be brought aboard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 912
Posted By sailr4
New Jib Furler

Hey asailor,

I just bought a new furler from Bamar. Looks like an excellent unit and can''t beat the price... $600 for my Columbia 8.7. My marina neighbor got one last year and loves it. No...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,554
Posted By sailr4
Where to sell used sails

I have a storm jib for sale.... UKSails, 18ft Luff, 9 ft Foot, 14 ft Leech. Used once by previous boat owner. Excellent shape. Contact me for more info...

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By sailr4
marine diesel/diesel

Its actually the other way around. The automotive diesel has low sulfur for emission control and is perfectly suitable for marine use, however, the marine diesel (red in color) is unlawful to use on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By sailr4
Info for DIFFERENT boats?

Thanks Jeff. I''ll keep those points in mind. Do you have a fovorite "pocket cruiser" in the 27-30 ft range?

Happy sailing, Rob
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-20-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By sailr4
Info for DIFFERENT boats?

Im in the market for a cruising sailboat for the Chesapeake Bay. I have looked at 3 very different designs and would like others'' opinions of each. They include the Columbia 8.7, Irwin 30 and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2000
Replies: 38
Views: 6,764
Posted By sailr4
halyard @ top of mast

Happened to me on my Cal 22.... tryed as I may, I still had to unstep the mast... Not as hard as you think... did it at the dock.
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