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Re: New owner of '63 columbia 29 in SF, CA
Thank you for all the info! So now that you mention it... The diver said he only a year of experience, and had no physical report or pictures for me. Charged $60/her and was very nice about explaining things like zincs and whatnot. Mentioned the propeller was slightly chewed up like 10% by electrolysis, but not worth replacing. I'm now thinking a second opinion would be highly worth it!
And for the engine, I will definitely take it out briefly to check that all is in order. Just today I changed the oil and both oil and fuel filters. I haven't opened the secondary Dahl brand (model 101) filter, since no one seems to have any parts for it. Hopefully just cleaning it will be sufficient. The impeller was replaced right before we purchased her, which is quite a good thing seeing as how brittle it was... Is that an indicator that other parts may be spent too? Once I have the time I would like to do a full inspection of valves and cooling system, with plenty of beers and patience on hand!
And for the halyards, we would ideally prefer to replace the sheaves, since they are wire only with 1/8" clearance only. Hopefully the masthead won't be too corroded, since we'd really prefer not to have to drop the mast. If it comes down to it we will just replace the wire to rope, since we really would prefer to just get out and sail.
We will absolutely adhere to as much safety protocol as possible, so that we do not indeed result as another tragedy on the bay!
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