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Old 05-10-2015, 21:04   #1
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Picked up a 1969 Columbia 26 a little while ago. I hoped my youngest might live aboard for a while and restore her in his spare time.

It took us a few days to get it ready to sail but we took it out yesterday and she is a sweet sailing little boat.


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Old 06-10-2015, 03:15   #2
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'sounds great! My daughter & Son-in-Law picked up an old Columbia 26 about ten years ago and renovated it before selling it down in the Keys. They left it with a beautiful dark blue roll & tipped topsides. Too small for a family though, so their living on a Gulfstar trawler now.
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I expect it will suit him as a bachelor boat for a little while.

The boys knocked off the barnacles but the bottom still looks like a golf course. Hull and deck are sound.

I think one of the previous owners might been a ham operator. The backstay has telephone pole insulators. 👍


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............. The backstay has telephone pole insulators. ..........
I would guess that his back stay was used as a single-side band antennae.
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Old 08-10-2015, 19:31   #5
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Although I bought it with a project for him in mind, I find myself making plans to repair, sand, paint and varnish.

I may be an addict.



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