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Old 23-12-2014, 06:54   #1
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For sale Columbia 29 MkI $5500 in Muskegon MI

Up for sale is a Classic Columbia 29' MkI sailboat. It was designed by renowned naval architect Sparkman Stephens design #1501. It has berths for 6 people, (2) single quarterberths, 1 dinette that converts to a large double berth, and (1) double vee-berth forward. It has a large Icebox in the galley, a two burner Origo alcohol stove(non pressurized), and plenty of storage and counter space for food, cloths, and gear you need for cruising.

I've owned the boat for over 4 years and it is time to move up in size. I'll start with a bit of the history of this boat. I am the 3rd owner. The original owner took delivery of the boat in Milwaukee WI, so the boat has always been kept in fresh water. He owned it for over 45 years and cruised the North Channel with it many summers with his wife and kids (must be nice to be a school teacher!). The second owner bought it and brought it to Muskegon, he fixed and cleaned it up, used it for a few years, then it fell into some disrepair. I purchased it from this owner in the fall of 2011. It has since been worked on to bring it up to my standards. Here is the rundown of what has been done.

-Equipment: Lewmar Bow roller, with 2 Danforth anchors (1) 35lbs and (1) 25lbs. Harken roller furling (2004) with 130% Genoa in good shape with UV Sunbrella cover. Fully battened main sail in good serviceable shape as well with Sunbrella cover. Jib and main winches on mast. Garhauer 4:1 main sheet, and jib sheet blocks. Original bronze heavy duty single speed Meriman winches. Depth speed and temp sensor. Pressure fresh water system 20 gal water tank. Holding tank approx 12-15gal and marine head. New cushions in v-berth and quarter berth. Inboard Atomic 4 gas engine and 12gal new fuel tank. Winter cover made of billboard vinyl (very tuff).

- Engine: The original owner had the Atomic 4 engine rebuilt in the early 2000's I forget the exact date but there is a receipt. It runs great and easily pushes the boat along at cruise speeds of 6knts. It's always been properly winterized and had oil changes at the end of the year, as well as before our yearly cruises up north to Beaver Island. I've installed a PCV kit in order to minimize crankcase vapors in the engine compartment. The original crankcase ventilation from the manufacturer was a poor design. It also has an electric fuel pump and new ignition switch, electronic ignition, plug wires, and spark plugs. A new water pump assembly was installed in 2012.

- Spring 2011: Sanded and applied fresh Petite ablative bottom paint.

-Spring 2012: Sanded topsides of deck and cabin roof prepped for paint, filled some fiberglass core voids and fixed any dings or damage with epoxy and fiberglass. This was done due to the original gel coat being oxidized too much and worn through in a few spots.

-Epoxy primed the decks and topsides and painted off white with Interlux Bright sides.

- Sanded all exterior mahogany toe rail and hatches and varnished.

- Installed new plastic fuel tank to replace the original steel unit. Fuel shut off valve, filter and lines all replaced.

- Replaced fresh water lines added new faucet and pressure water pump.

- Replaced all hose clamps and any damaged or deteriorated hoses. Replaced alternator belt.

- Spring 2013: The hull was painted with Interlux Perfection epoxy paint in a Flag Blue (Dark Navy Blue). It was properly prepped with epoxy primer and faired and low spots to smooth out the hull. This was done again because the gel coat on the sides was oxidized and had nicks and chips out of it. The job came out very nice, smooth and shiny! Hand painted MC numbers and name on the stern. Sheer line was done in Gold paint.

- Both sails cleaned and serviced by Bluffton Bay Sails, new zipper on main sail cover.

-Refinished the stairs/ engine hatch cover winter of 2013/2014.

- 2014 installed new Cutlass Bearing, stuffing box packing, and refurbished 12x6 2 blade prop. Runs much smoother now and can comfortably cruise at 6.5knts under power.

We currently actively sail the boat most weekends and some weeknights during the sailing season. We enjoy taking it on trips up and down the coast and every summer we've done the Clipper Cup Race across the lake, from Muskegon MI to Port Washington WI. We took 2nd out of 5 boats in our class for 2014 in the race. She is a sound boat with great classic lines and all the ease of upkeep of fiberglass.

As usual I've got probably too many parts to list, and thousands of dollars into this thing and I'm sure I've forgotten some detail or other projects ect. If you have any question feel free to contact me. Texting will probably get you the quickest reply. I am willing to show the boat at any time on the weekend or late on the weeknights. Offers welcome. PM me for contact details, or questions.

Thanks for reading.

We do have a slip that could be bought separately from the boat if desired. It is at Harbour Towne Marina in Muskegon MI. The marina is well protected in all wind conditions, it has its own fuel dock along with pump out. Is a short walk to many amenities like Dockers Restaurant, Lake Michigan beaches, and Muskegon Lake beaches. The dock is F-29. Slip is priced at $7000.
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