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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 9,085
Posted By tmalcolm
Greenman - A couple of blocks and some...

Greenman -


A couple of blocks and some line for lifting on my 'repairs and upgrades' list for this winter! The sliding setup has worked really well this season, but there were a few ocassions...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   11-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,533
Posted By tmalcolm
SAILS/SAILING If you can wait until I winterize...

SAILS/SAILING
If you can wait until I winterize in a few weeks, I can measure my sails and post the dimensions.
Meanwhile, Columbia Yacht Owners Association (http://www.columbia-yachts.com) has...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   11-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,533
Posted By tmalcolm
Tristan, I currently own a '78 Columbia 8.3....

Tristan,

I currently own a '78 Columbia 8.3. Great boat! I regularly sail on Long Island Sound with main and 125% genoa in 10-12knots, 15knots is about where I consider reefing. In regular 3-4'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By tmalcolm
Thanks for the advice. I read your post before...

Thanks for the advice. I read your post before heading out early Saturday but didn't have time to reply. When I got down to Cockenoe Island on Saturday afternoon, all the sailboats were anchored on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By tmalcolm
Exclamation Anchoring off Norwalk Islands, CT?

Does anyone have some immediate advice on anchoring around the Norwalk Islands? I'll be heading off from Bridgeport tomorrow morning, and was thinking of anchoring between Hanford Rock and Cockenoe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 9,085
Posted By tmalcolm
DIY sliding outboard mount

Hi all.

I DIY'd and installed a outboard mount on my boat a few weeks ago and used it for the first time this weekend. I posted details on the Columbia Yacht Owners Yahoo group, and thought...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 35,410
Posted By tmalcolm
Many Many Thanks! My boat also has one of...

Many Many Thanks!

My boat also has one of the older units that just started getting temperamental. Now I can do a rebuild :thumb:

--Tim.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By tmalcolm
Wind Gypsy is an old Columbia 8.3. At 27' 4" OAL,...

Wind Gypsy is an old Columbia 8.3. At 27' 4" OAL, with 9' 8" beam, the weight changes are going to put her trim forward, not aft. Even fully loaded she already sits forward and to port.

From a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By tmalcolm
Well, I sorted out this transom a couple of...

Well, I sorted out this transom a couple of weekends ago. Being me, I went for overkill and ended up using Nida-Core pourable transom compound. Grandma sent me a few boat bucks :)

The result is a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-14-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,907
Posted By tmalcolm
I have an 80W panel mounted on the cabin top,...

I have an 80W panel mounted on the cabin top, between comapionway hatch and the mast, with a Sunsaver duo charge controller. It's not the ideal place for the panel, but works well, and keeps the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By tmalcolm
Thanks sailingdog, appreciate the specifics.

Thanks sailingdog, appreciate the specifics.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By tmalcolm
Any suggestions on dimensions? For the plywood or...

Any suggestions on dimensions? For the plywood or the G10?

"As large as possible" is a bit vague and not really helpful .... I could glass in a 1" thick piece over the entire transom, which would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By tmalcolm
transom outboard backing board

Looking for advice on dimensions for a transom outboard backing board. I've been searching and asking around for a while now and can't find any answers!!

My boat is a '78 Columbia 8.3. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By tmalcolm
Thanks again for the input. Mounting the panel at...

Thanks again for the input. Mounting the panel at the stern would probably be the best place, mounting over the c-way hatch would be the least obtrusive for me, shock cord sounds reasonable in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By tmalcolm
Thanks for the ideas guys :thumb: While...

Thanks for the ideas guys :thumb:

While doing some work on the boat yesterday, it occurred to me that the panel could be installed in place of a seahood. Definitely not an ideal location, but with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By tmalcolm
I'm already aware of the shade issues. For my...

I'm already aware of the shade issues. For my current battery setup and docakage situation it won't be a problem.



Could you share some ideas on the wiring?

Thanks.
--Tim.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By tmalcolm
Solar panel on c-way hatch?

Been thinking about mounting an 80W solar panel on the companionway hatch, so that the panel would slide with the hatch .... but can't figure out how to handle the cabling.

Any ideas/comments...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,995
Posted By tmalcolm
Thanks for the advice guys. I made an...

Thanks for the advice guys.

I made an offer, contingent on a survey. Now if the broker could just confirm the date for the hauling ....

--Tim.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,995
Posted By tmalcolm
Columbia 8.3 - buying without survey?

OK. Read the "Inspection Trip Tips." I probably checked 50% of the list - couldn't do some of it as the boat is currently in the water. I talked to the PO and it turns out he did sail, just very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,995
Posted By tmalcolm
Columbia 8.3 - buying without survey?

Hi all.

I'm considering buying a Columbia 8.3 and am looking for some advice ....

Believe it or not, my problem with this purchase is that I cannot find a surveyor willing to look at the boat!...
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