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Old 11-08-2020, 11:21   #1
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Thoughts on a 1976 Columbia 32

i am looking at a Columbia 32 on Thursday 8/13/2020 and looking for any advice on this boat as a first sailboat purchase. plans are to spend a few years sailing locally and making necessary upgrades before cruising the Caribbean.
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Re: Thoughts on a 1976 Columbia 32

The boat is fully depreciated, however fiberglass hulls of Columbia's of that era were well made. Problems would be:
Age of standing rigging, age of engine, keel bolts, thru hull fittings, rudder pins.
Nothing $15,000-35,000 dollars wont cure.
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Re: Thoughts on a 1976 Columbia 32

Hope it works out for you Chiroot. Great first boat. Surprisingly roomy with impressive head room.

We have a Columbia 36 were currently undergoing retrofit. What does this one have for an engine?

I believe these came with a petrol atomic?

Your on the right track to use the boat before commencing with any upgrading etc.
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