Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-07-2013, 08:14   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Melbourne Florida
Boat: Columbia 24
Posts: 98
Re: The 26 feet & under club: What dink / What engine?

Have been setting up a Columbia 24 for cruising. Right now I have a 9-foot plastic kayak nestled on the foredeck. It's very secure there and very easy to launch and retrieve. Doesn't bother the foresail either. For an engine, I converted the stern lazarette to an outboard well. I am using a Honda 4-stroke 8-horse which is a giant of an engine. Had to make some very major modifications to the boat to fit it in. The gas tanks easily fit in the engine compartment. I am planning to clean and reinstall the original aluminum gas tank, which is about 16 gallons. Originally the boat was built with a 4-cyl gasoline inboard engine.

Eumelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-07-2013, 22:41   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
I have a 26 c&c. Sailed it from Florida to Cuba and on to the DR where it is o. The hard right now. I have a 8 HP yanmar. 9' quicksilver ding with a 6hp 4 stroke tohatsu. Works great. By far the smallest blue water proven cruiser I have personally seen.

tedc.c is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Advertise Here

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:48.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.