Columbia 8.3 Drawings?

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  1. Arcturus
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    Arcturus New Member

    Does anyone have access to or know where I could obtain the lines of our 1977 Columbia 8.3? Are there maritime archives somewhere that bankrupt builders have sent their drawings to over the years? Thanks, Arcturus
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm not sure who has control over Alan Payne's designs, but this would be the first place to look. Columbia had a factory fire in 1991 that likely destroyed any on site paperwork, though I'm speculating. I remember the fire and they lost a lot of stuff, including their molds.

    Additionally, you can get a 3D laser scan of your boat, that would create a "point cloud" that can be imported into modeling software or ACad. This would let you have a very accurate set of lines of what you have.
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