Originally Posted by deanowens1966
I believe we have a winner! It appears to be the Columbia T 26.
Now, the next question is, what kind of a cruising boat is it?
Bye it's displacement
ratio, I assume that it's too light or any serious cruising. It looks very lightly built.
The DLR is a pretty poor way to assess how well built a boat is. Better is to use LOD, Beam and Displacement minus ballast. Using that it's not built that bad. Given its LWL and S/D it should do just OK for moving along.
The bigger concern to me would be the very shallow draft
(just over 2').
What do you want to do with the boat?
If you are stuck in TN for a while then this might be a decent starter boat for local lake sailing. It was intended to be trailerable, hence the "T" in the name, the shallow draft
and the 8' beam.