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Old 18-03-2017, 06:31   #241
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Re: Thoughts on a 1962 Columbia 29

Very true Don, these are great boats to get on a small budget and will take you and a friend many places in decent comfort. They are also great to learn on and great to keep for years if your plans don't demand something bigger. I wouldn't have sold ours but for the kiddo ( Olin, yup named after him ) and all the extra baggage a little one entails. That and it's nice for me at 6ft2 to not hit my head going forward! Lol. My little guy is almost 2 now and that means it's been about 3 years since we sold Blue Bottle and went to the ugly side! Lol. Our new boat just doesn't have the lines the Columbia did.

Also as a side note if anyone is looking for new winches a certain big commercial marine retailer to the West has buy one get one free on all Lewmars for the next two days! :-)
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Old 19-03-2017, 22:15   #242
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There are more than a few folks who started off in C29s and then moved up, but still wax affectionately of the good ol' boat. And now can I just toot my own boat's horn? With a little more tweeking, fairly new full-battened main and a good 130 genoa, this afternoon we were doing around 4.9 knots to windward in 10 knots of wind per GPS on two different tacks. I thought that was pretty respectable for an old, tender, long keel, CCA boat! I know in 15-20 she'll do a whit over 6 knots to windward, but that's as much as I have gotten so far, probably because of the chop smacking us. 7.5 knots on a close or beam reach is the max for her so far, 7 is pretty common. I've done a steady 6 on a beam reach with only the working jib up one breezy (20-25 kt) day. I'll keep working on it!
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Old 20-03-2017, 05:00   #243
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Well, it seems there are three of us that wax about the C29. I am envious of anyone out sailing yesterday, our marina is still iced in and no launches until May. I am currently waiting for the machine shop to call and say the block is ready so I can get the engine put back together, paint the bottom install one portlight and enjoy summer. In a couple of more years I will repaint the hull and deck. I used a single part poly because I was uncertain what was there previously and I have heard they only last a few years. I did manage to salvage all the brightwork. And the good news is I am only 5'7", not much for basketball, but convenient when going below.
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What anchor it looks great! Where do you sail out of? I'm in Muskegon Michigan myself but sounds like your further north. I painted my old one with flag blue as well, it looks great. I love yours! Looks awesome.
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Appick, I am the guy in Munising MI, we have PM'ed a couple of times about exhaust. Technically, I am about straight north of you, but weather wise about 6 weeks behind. Carl
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Well, it seems there are three of us that wax about the C29. I am envious of anyone out sailing yesterday, our marina is still iced in and no launches until May. I am currently waiting for the machine shop to call and say the block is ready so I can get the engine put back together, paint the bottom install one portlight and enjoy summer. In a couple of more years I will repaint the hull and deck. I used a single part poly because I was uncertain what was there previously and I have heard they only last a few years. I did manage to salvage all the brightwork. And the good news is I am only 5'7", not much for basketball, but convenient when going below.
Wow she's a beauty! Not sure if you are inspiring me or shaming me but I am going to have to Break Out Another Thousand and get to work on my boat! And please post shots of yours at the Plastic Classics group! She's prettier than mine!
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Pretty low freeboard on those old boats!

Sure is nice when your friend takes his boat out with you and gets some nice shots.
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Really nice day.
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