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1962 Columbia 29 MK 1, hull #37
A few shots and links for enthusiasts of the first Columbia. Mine is hull #37, built in late 1962 by Glas Laminates in Costa Mesa and delivered January, 1963. Right after commissioning the owner sailed her to Santa Barbara and she has been cruising the Channel Islands ever since. This one was not built to accommodate the optional inboard engine. She has a well designed for a Seagull outboard. These boats, especially the early lighter models, have become rare, but they are, in my opinion, the finest of the old school 60's 29s. I really like the Tritons and Albergs, but there is something special about these S & S designed Columbia 29s...
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The table fits in this spot, but I am not sure yet where I will stow it. It can be left set up as one can still sleep on the bunk with legs under the...
Less than a minute to set it up.
For stowing, the arms can be locked underneath.
pivoted out as dining or prep table. With the pivoting point off center, it provides many position possibilities.
Rotated 90 degrees
Table with Lagun pivoting arm. I had this sheet of oak veneer plywood.
7+ kts, 15 degree heel, beam reach. Vintage Merriman winch and Garhauer clutch and deck organizer running halyards and single line reef. Santa...
table. Note access to hatches through the settees. I actually like it, it stays dry.
just heading out for the afternoon.
The kids' boat.
Just a nice afternoon.
The narrow 8' beam.
Cruising layout
Standard interior in early models. Stove is under counter to port. "Icebox" with drain behind the sink to stbd. I say "icebox" because it is not...
c29, doing about six knots in this shot.
Out to Anacapa Island.
Channel Islands Harbor evening.
Santa Barbara sunset.
The kids are heading out!
Down in the swell. Not sinking!
Out for the afternoon.
About 6 knots

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