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Old 18-01-2011, 20:03   #1
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Want to Meet Other Columbia Owners

My wife and I own a Columbia 30 and are interested in meeting and/or chatting with other Columbia owners especially in the Pacific North West. We are moored in Sidney BC.

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Old 18-01-2011, 20:41   #2
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Well, you absolutely have to go here: columbiasailingyachts : Columbia Sailing Yachts

This is helpful also: Columbia Yacht Owners Association

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Old 25-01-2011, 11:57   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
It's good to have you here on the forum. I did a bit of interisland crewing on a Columbia 28. I was impressed with the boat.
kind regards,
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Old 25-01-2011, 12:57   #4
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C26 owner from Seattle here! The more I get to know this old tub the more I like it!

Seems like lots of Columbia's in the area.
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Old 26-01-2011, 12:54   #5
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New owner here myself. Just picked up a great 26' Mk II. I'm moored in Lake Union and will be attending the Goosebumps (Sundays @ 1:00PM) and Duck Dodge! I've met two other 26' owners. "Tuesday" and a nice crew last Sunday during Goosebumps. We were fighting for last place. : )

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Old 26-01-2011, 20:38   #6
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Ahhh ... so that was you who snuck in behind me and snatched away the coveted last place! Must have been because of the excellent advice you were getting from your first mate. Looked like he obeyed orders much better than my crew.

See you out there again this Sunday!
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Old 27-01-2011, 10:32   #7
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Lake Union Goosebumps

Yep, that was me! I don't know what happened. We were neck and neck
until Chandler's Cove when I had to answer my phone. Must have thrown
me off. I never caught back up after that. GUINNESS, my captain, was
giving me bad directions too.

What was the name of your boat again? It was blue, right? Have you met the owners of "Tuesday" ? They named it that after Duck Dodge...being
on Tuesdays...

Yah, see you Sunday!

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Old 27-01-2011, 12:01   #8
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I know why we pulled away from you after the cove bouy. My mainsail is a bit larger than the stock C26 sail, and I was flying my monster genny. As soon as we hit the downwind run I poled out the genny, put a preventer on the boom, and went wing and wing all the way to the freeway buoy. I actually passed a couple boats on that downwind run!

Boat is named "The Lab". I'm an engineer, and when my work calls me to ask why they couldn't get hold of me all afternoon I can say with all honesty "I was at the lab!"

I've been trying for a while to get hold of the owner of Tuesday. I understand he's pretty competitive in that C26 of his, and I'd love to learn some of his secrets.
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Old 27-01-2011, 12:27   #9
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"The Lab" Thats right. Thanks! Yah, that makes perfect sense. You really did take off! I was not about to raise mine being the only crew on board. It's hard enough right now to run just the main, a jib and deal with Capt'n GUINNESS.

I talked with the owners of 'Tuesday' a while back. I wrote their names down in my log book if that would help you any.

Maybe after Goosebumps Sunday we can raft up. It's always a pleasure to look at other Columbia's and how they are set up, etc. I think mine is just about as original stock as you can get. I even have the original manual, the two jacket patches of the logo, etc. Seemed like a really good deal for the shape of the boat so I had to go for it. --bought it in Oct. out of Everett and motored down. a 7 hour cruise! ...with 50 lbs of mussels on keel. : )
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Old 27-01-2011, 14:50   #10
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Raft-up after the race sounds great! Let's plan on it. I'll even buy you a post-race victory beer (not sinking qualifies as victory). I'll bring a treat for Captain Guiness too. Still got those mussels on your keel? Steam 'em up, a little melted butter ... yum!

Hey, if you know how to get hold of Tuesday's owner, contact him and see if he'd like to join us.

By the way, bought my C26 in October too. It was in Olympia and we did a 2-day sail to get it home. Good times!
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Old 27-01-2011, 14:56   #11
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"Still got those mussels on your keel? Steam 'em up, a little melted butter ... yum!"

HHAHA...wouldn't even think about it since the boat sat in it's slip in Everett Marina for 7 years. I'm sure those mussels were well marinated in gas and oil. : ) But yah, I would have otherwise!

Looks like October was the prime time to buy a boat! Send me a PM with your email and I'll return the favor. it's a pain to keep logging on here.

If you like microbrew I usually have a growler of Fremont Brewing aboard.
And in a few weeks I'm firing up the old homebrewery again to get a good stock ready for the boating season.

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Old 25-02-2011, 20:18   #12
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Re: Want to Meet Other Columbia Owners

I live on my Columbia 41. This is my second winter afloat and I just can't wait for gloval warming to arrive. Sunshine & deep water!

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