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Old 24-05-2019, 22:11   #1
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33 Columbia Caribbean sailboat

I just purchased a 33 Columbia Caribbean sailboat. Trying to find a hull ID #

Not much information on the web for this series of boats, if anyone has any info on them please let me know.

The engine as removed on this vessel and an electric was installed in its place.

Hull is solid but interior will need replaced and a new cabin sole as well a hull painting.

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Old 24-05-2019, 22:41   #2
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Welcome aboard again Slick! Ah, the 33, a pretty rare boat! I have a similar vintage 29, and yep they are built tough! Is that board still going up and down ok? You may have seen this:
Columbia 33 Specifications
There is an active Columbia Owner's group on Yahoo too:
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AH! And I see you posted a photo of her too!
The hull number should be found on the chromed bronze plate around the rudder post in the cockpit. You might find her in the registry at this site:
Columbia Yacht Owners Association
Good luck! Let's see some more before and after pictures!
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Old 24-05-2019, 22:55   #3
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I just purchased a Columbia 33 Caribbean Sailboat and am trying to find information on where things are and how they work on these boats and don’t seem to be having much luck.

Serial number location?

Center board operation?

Blueprints or hull layout drawings etc...?

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Welcome aboard again Slick! Ah, the 33, a pretty rare boat! I have a similar vintage 29, and yep they are built tough! Is that board still going up and down ok? You may have seen this:
Columbia 33 Specifications
There is an active Columbia Owner's group on Yahoo too:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/group
AH! And I see you posted a photo of her too!
The hull number should be found on the chromed bronze plate around the rudder post in the cockpit. You might find her in the registry at this site:
Columbia Yacht Owners Association
Good luck! Let's see some more before and after pictures!
Once I find out how to raise and lower it I’ll let you know hahaha
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Re: 33 Columbia Caribbean sailboat

The HIN is located where it is clearly visible when the vessel is in the water, namely, on the upper starboard quarter of the outside surface of the transom or if the vessel has no transom, on the uppermost starboard side at the aft end of the hull.


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That's usually correct Gord but on my old Columbia the only number I have is on the bronze plate in the cockpit. I don't think any of the 60s Columbias had HIN numbers in the transom.
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Old 25-05-2019, 09:52   #7
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Re: 33 Columbia Caribbean sailboat

I had the same issue on my 1972 Pearson 33. In Florida, hull # was added as part of the HIN Nov 1972. My Title predated 11/72. My hull number was NOWHERE on this boat and I spent 18 months searching. Than one day it dawned to me that original sails generally have hull # on them. I contacted the 2nd owner of boat in one hour had pictures from 1980!

Are there pictures....google! Good luck and hope that helps.

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That's usually correct Gord but on my old Columbia the only number I have is on the bronze plate in the cockpit. I don't think any of the 60s Columbias had HIN numbers in the transom.
As usual, Don is quite correct.
Boat Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) have only been “officialy” used (required in North America) since 1971 or ‘72.
I don’t know what individual manufactures did prior to that.
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Old 26-05-2019, 21:44   #9
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Thanks for the info, Just curious if anyone has images of the 33 or know how to raise and lower the Center board? The internet appears to have limited images of these vessels. Where would the crank be to do so? (In the cabin or up on deck?

I found out my vessel is hull #47

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Don't know about the info on the board but you might try going to the Columbia Yacht Owners Association site and look up "Owners Registry" and find the 33s. There are actually quite a few, but your hull number is not there. In any case the email addresses are there of owners. Some of them may still have their boats and I have reached out to owners there before and found a few who were very helpful. All you need is one to give you the centerboard info.
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Re: 33 Columbia Caribbean sailboat

It on the the orginal sail.
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I used to own hull#37...
Grew up sailing it from a child, after irreconcilable difference with the Marina it was scrapped about a year ago...or sold, know not which.
But...I still have several bags of sails, most of the frame for the settee, a set of cushions and who knows what all else out in the barn, certainly a bunch of lines, anchors, an original set of blue prints, burgees, galley stuff. If there are any active Columbia 33 owners looking for those sort of things...let me know.
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Re: 33 Columbia Caribbean sailboat

Oh...Centerboard operation...there is a bronze tube that comes up from the centerboard well and through corner of the port aft, quarterberth. It led to a bronze wormdrive winch in the cockpit, in a teak box. Mine was stolen, likely by a scrapper, I do have a smallish bronze merriman locking cable jib halyard winch I had planned on using to replace it with. Somewhere I have a drawing for the original...but never found one for sale.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, hardingd, and Jeff.
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I used to own hull#37...
Grew up sailing it from a child, after irreconcilable difference with the Marina it was scrapped about a year ago...or sold, know not which.
But...I still have several bags of sails, most of the frame for the settee, a set of cushions and who knows what all else out in the barn, certainly a bunch of lines, anchors, an original set of blue prints, burgees, galley stuff. If there are any active Columbia 33 owners looking for those sort of things...let me know.
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