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Old 31-08-2008, 18:06   #1
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Finally Got a Boat

I've been lurking on this site for some time and I finally bought a boat. It is a 1977 Columbia 23T. It has been sitting in someones yard for a long spell and the owner said he sailed it once and decided he much preferred power boating. The ship appears to be in good condition, needs cleaning and some TLC.

Maybe now I will finally learn to sail and enjoy the wind. I plan to take a sailing class here at Panama City, FL in October. Hopefully I will be able to keep the boat in the water at Tyndall AFB.
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Old 31-08-2008, 18:14   #2
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Old 31-08-2008, 19:04   #3
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Old 04-09-2008, 19:16   #4
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Hi: I own a Columbia 22 and sail in it for the last 13 years. I had a lot of fun in it. good luck.

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Congrats. Please let us know when you get her in the water.

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Old 29-09-2008, 18:31   #6
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Here is a pix of my boat.



I've removed the mast for repair and cleaning. I want to replace the sheaves in the mast head. The sheaves that I removed have ball bearings. Should I replace them with more ball bearing sheaves or with bushing sheaves?

Where can I get instructions on how to splice eyes on braided rope?
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I've been lurking on this site for some time and I finally bought a boat. It is a 1977 Columbia 23T. It has been sitting in someones yard for a long spell and the owner said he sailed it once and decided he much preferred power boating. The ship appears to be in good condition, needs cleaning and some TLC.

Maybe now I will finally learn to sail and enjoy the wind. I plan to take a sailing class here at Panama City, FL in October. Hopefully I will be able to keep the boat in the water at Tyndall AFB.
Congratulations on your find! After you put some elbo grease into her, I hope she treats you well.
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Old 29-09-2008, 21:29   #9
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Just Google, or other, search for "splice eye braided rope" you will find more information than you will need.
Congrats on the boat lots of good cruising places near PC
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Old 29-09-2008, 23:03   #10
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Thumbs up Congrats!

Nice boat, congrats!

Panama City is a great place to sail. Lots of places to explore, and many day trips or long weekend trips near by.

Hope you get her in the water soon, the season is just beginning!
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Very cool! Well done.

Did the "mast stepper" parked behind come with the boat?

I'd replace the sheaves with the same as is there.

Make sure you give a good inspection to the standing rigging and if old it might be a good opportunity to replace.

Have fun and don't forget to post when you get her on the water.
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Congratulations! Where is Tyndall AFB? Is that the AFB just next to Panama City? Would you keep the boat on a trailer? I remember some beautiful beaches down that way.
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