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The Columbia in question probably was a Columbia 29 which was a pretty nice S&S design.
From the pictures it is definitely a Columba 28, which was a Crealock design, not a S&S design. There were 3 keel designs over the years on this model, but all of them were a stout fiberglass stub with a bolted on ballast keel.

There were seven 9" lag bolts holding the keel, but after 49yrs, these would be suspect.

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Re: Another newbe sank their boat

Although loosing "everything" with their boat truly sux, they have a few things going for them. First, they are in their twenties. Decades to recover. And although loosing ten grand would piss me off, they will hopefully look back on this incident with a few laughs thinking back on when 10k combined net worth was all they had. In real terms, they got off lucky. When I first read the headline I thought someone who had just retired, sold everything to buy their dream boat, and sunk it two days in with no insurance, etc.

Hopefully their next boat purchase and adventure will be with a little more wisdom and experience. Or at the very least, more luck. Leaving with only $90 in their pocket to sail the sea in a 28 footer seems ill planned from the get go.
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From the pictures it is definitely a Columba 28, which was a Crealock design, not a S&S design. There were 3 keel designs over the years on this model, but all of them were a stout fiberglass stub with a bolted on ballast keel.

There were seven 9" lag bolts holding the keel, but after 49yrs, these would be suspect.

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I had not seen any pictures of the boat in question and had only read one article My comments had been responding to the description in the article that described the boat as a 30 foot 1969 Columbia. If you have seen pictures and the boat is a Columbia 28, then you are right that this is a bolt on keel. I personally would not call any of the glass work on a Columbia as particularly stout, but agree that it is probably a keel bolt failure.

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I had not seen any pictures of the boat in question and had only read one article My comments had been responding to the description in the article that described the boat as a 30 foot 1969 Columbia. If you have seen pictures and the boat is a Columbia 28, then you are right that this is a bolt on keel. I personally would not call any of the glass work on a Columbia as particularly stout, but agree that it is probably a keel bolt failure.

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The article I saw was a UK publication with lots of pictures and a description of Columbia 28.

I only meant stout to imply a design of thick root stub integral to the hull, not the glass work.

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Re: Another newbe sank their boat

Taxpayers now have to pick up the tab for cleaning up their mess. $90 dollars can't cover it.

Stoopid can't be cured.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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Better to happen where it did, rather than later headed to the Carbbean.
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Better to happen where it did, rather than later headed to the Carbbean.
Didn't someone tell them it costs more than $90 to check into Bahamas?

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Didn't someone tell them it costs more than $90 to check into Bahamas?

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That statement about them having $90...smells bad...
They have a stash...or will be diving for it...
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Re: Another newbe sank their boat

Some people get older and wiser but some folks just get older.... Good luck to them but it would seem that they have a judgement problem which usually leads to a very tough life....
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That statement about them having $90...smells bad...
They have a stash...or will be diving for it...
Wouldn't count on it. They probably just watched a couple of youtube videos and said, "How hard could it be?"
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