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1964 Columbia 29 as First Boat

I'm trying to get in line for a Columbia 29 that I've been eyeing. I've actually been admiring it out on the water before I even found it was for sail.

Anyone have any input on whether this is too much or too little boat for my first purchase? I'll likely be living aboard and only using it occasionally as I pile up more days on the water with my local learning club...

I'm trying to get a surveyor who can go with me to the purchase meeting, assuming the deal goes through, anyone have any referrals?

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Re: 1964 Columbia 29 as First Boat

Mark.. I'd be happy to join your for the first look - save you a surveyor's fee until you confirm a real interest. When are you planning to do this?

In good shape it may well be a good fit for what you're considering over the next while. PM me with details if you like.
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Re: 1964 Columbia 29 as First Boat

Classic, should make a nice live aboard . Actually a guy I new had one and lived on it . Good luck with the Atomic .
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Re: 1964 Columbia 29 as First Boat

This one?

1964 Columbia 29' sailboat full keel fibreglas sloop

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Looks like a solid, well kept boat. Real classic, worth preserving. Not many of these left around.

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well if that is the one, I can see why they may need a bigger boat, she looks a bit pregnant! Love the shot of the surprised look over the shoulder with the cell phone. Some odd photos to include. I would never include photos with people in it for sale shots, and certainly would not have shots of a kerosene heater! that is a bit dangerous. Especially with a young child, and it not being secured. And tidy the boat up before taking photos.
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Re: 1964 Columbia 29 as First Boat

They're living on it, apparently at anchor shifting between False Creek and off Kits Beach.

No way bring up babies and no real ability to tidy it up for photos.

At least they seem to have the ground tackle for Kits beach.

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Re: 1964 Columbia 29 as First Boat

Hey markarsenal, did you ever buy that Columbia. I am also looking to buy my first open water boat and I am considering a Columbia 24. I am wondering how your experience has been and if you did not buy it, why not.

Anyone else who would like to weigh in on the Columbia 24 would be much appreciated.
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Hey markarsenal, did you ever buy that Columbia. I am also looking to buy my first open water boat and I am considering a Columbia 24. I am wondering how your experience has been and if you did not buy it, why not.

Anyone else who would like to weigh in on the Columbia 24 would be much appreciated.
Well, I am very late to this thread, I just happened on it, so I wonder if both of you ended up buying the Columbias? As a former owner of a 24 and a current owner of a 29 I can certainly recommend them! I think the 24 may be one of the best pocket cruisers ever. When I first saw it I thought it looked very odd with that high house, but I came to appreciate it over 10 years of cruising around the Channel Islands. She was roomy yet really sailed well and did just fine in big seas and winds. And all those early Columbias were built strong. Now with my '62 C29 I have another great little cruiser; a solid Sparkman and Stephens hull that scoots along at 6 - 7 knots typically. I have hull #37 so it is one with the lighter ballast (3120# for its 22 foot waterline) which I happen to prefer. Later on, 1965 or 1966 I believe, they added 1000# more of lead presumably to make it less tender and perhaps to enable it to carry more sail and drive better to windward. I'd rather load up 1000# of water and food and go exploring! They are all great boats.

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