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Old 12-11-2013, 09:19   #1
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What the heck is this? Found on '72 Columbia 30

Perhaps this is an indication of just how very new I am, but my boyfriend and I are fixing up an old run down 1972 Columbia 30' and are finding all kinds of interesting things inside the boat (it came fully loaded with the late owner's possessions-- a curse and a blessing). Anyway, we have a pair of these (pictured in attachment) on the boat and have both been puzzling over what they could be. Any thoughts?

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That looks like a fender board!!!
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Lee-boards maybe. Look around see if you can find a place they fit by the berths.
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Oh neat! Thanks! The pointy ends have twin carved out areas-- kind of looks like they slide into a connector piece. Guess that's somewhere on the boat too!
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That's the bonus of buying a boat from someone getting out of boating, lots of extras.
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Haha, bf bought it for peanuts from a woman who inherited it from her grandfather. The interior was covered in filth and mold so there was a lot of preliminary work before we could really even get started. So yes, lots of bonus goodies including some hilarious 1970's smut (oh joy!). Smut aside, there are some great treasures hidden on the boat. We even found a 1922 silver dollar in the bilge-- a lucky piece from the previous owner perhaps?.
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If the coin was on the mast step, yes for luck.
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Haha, bf bought it for peanuts from a woman who inherited it from her grandfather. The interior was covered in filth and mold so there was a lot of preliminary work before we could really even get started. So yes, lots of bonus goodies including some hilarious 1970's smut (oh joy!). Smut aside, there are some great treasures hidden on the boat. We even found a 1922 silver dollar in the bilge-- a lucky piece from the previous owner perhaps?.
A silver dollar and smut. How lovely.... I wonder if the woman knew her grandfather was into that - LOL. It sounds like fun.

The boards may be lee boards, but the lines tied make it look like a varnished fender board. Maybe...
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They are solid teak, I'm pretty sure. Unvarnished, but nicely maintained. Stored inside probably somewhere dry most of the time.
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Re: What the heck is this? Found on '72 Columbia 30

Whatever it is, keepit for a year or more... someday the light will go on!
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Re: What the heck is this? Found on '72 Columbia 30

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Perhaps this is an indication of just how very new I am, but my boyfriend and I are fixing up an old run down 1972 Columbia 30' and are finding all kinds of interesting things inside the boat (it came fully loaded with the late owner's possessions-- a curse and a blessing). Anyway, we have a pair of these (pictured in attachment) on the boat and have both been puzzling over what they could be. Any thoughts?

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Whatever it is, keepit for a year or more... someday the light will go on!
Agreed. Never throw away something because you can't figure out what it is. I saw a new boat owner throw away their battens. He thought they were scraps of wood and they just cluttered the boat.

I would say fender board. Though I've never seen someone put that much effort into making them look pretty.
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I say fender board, each line goes to stantion and fenders fits between boat and board.
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I say fender board, each line goes to stantion and fenders fits between boat and board.
that doesnt explain the small round piece that looks like a screwed on rubber cushion or pad.
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Re: What the heck is this? Found on '72 Columbia 30

Hold onto it, like other said. Either something will click and get an idea of what it's for or you could use it for something else. It's a nice looking piece of wood that could someday be used for building something. But for the time being, just leave it as it is and put it somewhere out of the way for a while.
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