I got one for yalls
So, I found a free Columbia
For all yalls who say anything about free boats, eat a seagull.
This one is a gem. Long story short, the previous owner hauled it out 20 years ago, stripped it down, removed the keel
, and rebuilt the entire boat. New stainless keel bolts
, beefed up rudder
quadrant, new everything, rebuilt original bronze winches, new winches too, full sail inventory, it still has the protective film on the windows. Essentially it is a 100% new and restored virgin Columbia
22, ready to go. Just needs a cleaning
, and the mast
put up. The day he was going to finish the project
, he had a stroke and passed, and the boat has now been sitting under cover, un touched for years. A big storm came through a whi,e back, and some trees need to go (massive firs), and the arborists say the boat has to get moved before that happens.
This boat is on stands, on grass, in a backyard.
I have a trailer, my cal
20 is on it right now, but, I live 10 min from the launch, and this boat is only a few blocks away from the harbor. The harbor guys won't touch it for insurance
reasons, but I bet I could splash the cal-20, load the Columbia up, and drag it the few blocks to the water
, stick it yard, rig it, and it it in....
Question is, how the heck do you get a boat off stands, onto a trailer?
Terrain is too rough for a forklift, a crane truck might get in there, but that's 700$,
I'll get some pics, but would love insight.
One guy said a Columbia 22 can stand on its keel
and aft two stands??? I'm a San Juan
21 fixed keel, and cal-20 guy, so ths thing is a tank compared to the sailboats I'm used to owning.... Sure, I'm a diesel mechanic
, but I don't have to worry about blocking and lifting the boatsi work on, that's the sealift and travel lift
guys problems.... I'm just an engine