I am a proud owner of a new (to me) columbia
26 mk 2.
I am very green at sailing but i have been reading lots and ive spent the last 2 weekends out on the boat. Weather
has been kind of crappy but its given me time to familliarize myself with her. Its moored innered up on the boat with my cousin who sold me a share.
She has a brand neww mainsail
thats been on the boat 2 yrs under wraps, a mylar racing jib
, a working jib
, a spinnaker
and pole, a (i think) 130% genoa
mounted on the roller furl. Its really well rigged with extra cars, full backrigging for one handed operation, upgraded winches, inside is factory but mint. Ive bought crab traps, the licenses, a 10 ft tender
(inflatable zod) bbq, downriggers, salmon rods, shipboard computer (blackberry plits been kitted out for racing
by a previous owner.
I only have a problem with the head
to deal with, it worked when i first stepped aboard but now the intake isnt working when i try to pump the sea watr in, so ive just resorted to having some 2l bottles of sea water
in the head
so i can flush it. There is no holding tank
works good 8hp mariner 2 stroke
One thing im looking for is some of those old pre encryption chs charts
charts). Apparently after 97 they put them in a crazy format, i have an android/playbook app that uses the gps
from my phone
and uses std noaa charts
but it wont read the encrypted ones. I do have paper charts and 2 garmin gps
handhelds on board but a decent basic electronic chart would be so much handier for basic navigation
I have the vhf
and sony sound too. Great deal for 4000 with a lucrative buyout option on the partnership
Anyways, thats me. Hello everyone!