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Old 09-09-2008, 13:38   #1
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I, through an unfortunate accident lost my mac 25 and have replaced it (on marinas dime) with a columbia 23. Is anyone out there familiar with the boat. I have sailed her a few times now and find her to be much more stable than the mac. I feel like i traded up. Be honest and let me know what you think. I am curious about the coastal cruising ability of the boat, we were planning to take the mac to cedar key from horseshoe beach next spring/summer. Does anyone have experience with the boat offshore. Do you ever see them in places like the bahamas, etc. any info is appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2008, 21:45   #2
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Aloha Jer
I can't answer most of your questions but agree that you traded up as far as coastal cruising goes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 00:56   #3
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Welcome aboard jerjoTim - I hope you enjoy crusiers forum and the columbia. unfortunately I don't have any experience with them.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:31   #4
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Extraordinarily biased, of course. I had an old Columbia 25 that was as good as anything on the market today and built very strong. They all have their quirks, however. Mast step compression for one.
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