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Old 06-07-2016, 14:37   #226
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Re: Thoughts on a 1962 Columbia 29

My first boat was a Columbia 28. Well built and able to handle a blow but slow as Christmas. Not in a hurry, go for it.
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Couple more thoughts, on my '62 Columbia 29 anyway...
The compression arch rebuild is structurally there, though it still looks a little rough. Still have finish work to do; fill in the previous arch cut-out and a cosmetic hardwood arch covering the bolts, some paint... The arch is 6 inches wide, made of layers of laminated plywood and has 3, 1/4" thick arches of aluminum embedded. So far, so good and I have pushed her pretty hard since putting it in. And... I can confirm, you can row an 8000# boat, but not very fast. On the positive side though, getting in and out of a slip is very easy!
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Old 06-10-2016, 21:49   #229
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I have no financial interest in this boat, but here is a nice one of the early vintage for sale for those who might be interested in Orange County area...Classic 1962 Columbia 29 For Sale
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This may be of interest:
Looking at a Columbia 29 MKII - SailNet Community
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also:
Sparkman & Stephens: Design 1508 - Columbia 29

Sailboat Saturday: Columbia 29 | The Young Liveaboard

http://bluewaterboats.org/columbia-29/
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It is great to read posts and hear from other 29 owners. I am currently restoring hull #50, what a great boat. I am lucky that the boat has been in Lake Superior most of her life. Perhaps some of you could help me with the rudder? I have pulled the A4 and will overhaul this winter so access to the area is not too bad. At least that is what I hope for after I remove the gas tank. When motoring water comes up around the rudder post in the cockpit and when under sail it stops. Is there something I can do to prevent the water?
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Old 28-10-2016, 08:37   #233
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It is great to read posts and hear from other 29 owners. I am currently restoring hull #50, what a great boat. I am lucky that the boat has been in Lake Superior most of her life. Perhaps some of you could help me with the rudder? I have pulled the A4 and will overhaul this winter so access to the area is not too bad. At least that is what I hope for after I remove the gas tank. When motoring water comes up around the rudder post in the cockpit and when under sail it stops. Is there something I can do to prevent the water?
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Sheesh.. all you guys with Columbia 29s that are nicer than mine are really starting to tick me off!
Ah just kidding... jealous..
Boat looks in great shape, and once you have the brightwork done and the engine rebuilt, she'll be practically like new. Still not sure why the water is being jetted up around the rudder post, but I wouldn't consider it a cause for concern except that I hate standing in a puddle in the cockpit! Sounds like the prop wash and boat speed. combined with the low angle of the rudder post. Once the boat's out of the water there might be a way to put some kind of small collar on the rudder post where it enters the hull to cut down on the volume of H2O squirting up. Or get a nice teak grate for the floor to keep you out of the puddle!

I hope newbies are seeing threads like this to see that there are still great little boats out there that can be had for not much $... the P.O. just cares more to see her go to a good home...
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Couple more thoughts, on my '62 Columbia 29 anyway...
The compression arch rebuild is structurally there, though it still looks a little rough. Still have finish work to do; fill in the previous arch cut-out and a cosmetic hardwood arch covering the bolts, some paint... The arch is 6 inches wide, made of layers of laminated plywood and has 3, 1/4" thick arches of aluminum embedded. So far, so good and I have pushed her pretty hard since putting it in. And... I can confirm, you can row an 8000# boat, but not very fast. On the positive side though, getting in and out of a slip is very easy!
Don,
A minute ago I saw this thread and clicked to see what was recently posted, saw your photos of you rowing and your compression arch.

I have a friendly suggestion, prompted by the design of your arch:

Instead of calling it a "Compression Arch" call it a "Torii Gate."

Why?

Answer is in the definition of a Torii Gate:
"A torii (鳥居 ?, literally bird abode, /ˈtɔəri.iː/) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred (see sacred-profane dichotomy)."

I think painting it red would do the trick. Whenever anyone visits your boat and asks what that red arch is, there is a fun answer having nothing to do with compression..
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Don,
A minute ago I saw this thread and clicked to see what was recently posted, saw your photos of you rowing and your compression arch.

I have a friendly suggestion, prompted by the design of your arch:

Instead of calling it a "Compression Arch" call it a "Torii Gate."

Why?

Answer is in the definition of a Torii Gate:
"A torii (鳥居 ?, literally bird abode, /ˈtɔəri.iː/) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred (see sacred-profane dichotomy)."

I think painting it red would do the trick. Whenever anyone visits your boat and asks what that red arch is, there is a fun answer having nothing to do with compression..
Paint it red and tell everyone "here is the passage from the sacred to profane?" So, just out of curiosity, oh design guru, how shall I upholster this profane v-berth? Now I am very interested to see what you do with your boat's interior!
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Paint it red and tell everyone "here is the passage from the sacred to profane?" So, just out of curiosity, oh design guru, how shall I upholster this profane v-berth? Now I am very interested to see what you do with your boat's interior!
Don, you have it backwards.

The Profane part of the boat is the Cockpit. As it is on all boats.

The Sublime part of the boat is the berth.

As for upholstery colors? Warm, sexy, Chinese Red in the "red room" Sublime berth.
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I have no financial interest in this boat, but here is a nice one of the early vintage for sale for those who might be interested in Orange County area...Classic 1962 Columbia 29 For Sale
Still for sale... hard to imagine a better boat for cruising coastal islands for the money. period.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa/5944551807.html
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Still for sale... hard to imagine a better boat for cruising coastal islands for the money. period.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa/5944551807.html
Some great upgrades too!
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If only slips weren't so expensive!
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As many know, I just love these little, ol' CCA Columbia 29s. I hate to see them just sit, or worse, be taken away for their lead. This one has apparently been lived aboard for a while and is pretty much being given away. It is a bit of a project boat it seems. It says "good condition." There is more than one listing for it, some with more photos. If you are in SoCal and love these old boats, this may be one to check out. If I can help with info or with moving it, let me know. I have mine just down the road. Slips are available in Channel Islands, not sure about Ventura.
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