Finally reached my dream of owning a cruising size good old boat. I just bought a Columbia
36 on Kentucky Lake. The sad story of the previous owners made it possible for me to get hold of this boat, and reaffirmed the fact that planning to sail someday is iffy.
A couple retired and bought a columbia
36 in Georgia
. They trucked it to Kentucky lake, near their home and began an extensive refit
. I won't go into all the details, but everything except sailing hardware
and the interior
is new or refurbed. the Atomic 4 is gone and a new yanmar
30 is in its place. They also replaced the wiring plumbing sails
through hulls cutlass, prop, paint
, you name it.
They were just about to turn their attention to the interior
when the husband got sick. he died before they could ever raise the sails
. they didn't refurb
this boat to sell, the refurbed it to own and sail. everything was done by a local professional. They spent a ton.
But now the lady finds herself with a boat she doesn't want and can't use. They priced it to sell and we bought it.
I was sad for her, but she is ok and happy to have sold it. Win-win.
So, I'm a new member
here and look forward to hearing from everyone.