Question about 1969, Columbia 27

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by mcm, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. mcm
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    Can anyone who has owned an Australian built 1969 Columbia 27' with 3200 lbs. of shoal-draft ballast confirm that the ballast is lead?
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The US built Columbia's had a lead casting, but I'm not sure about the licensed versions (Australian). A good magnet will tell the real story, as will inspection of the keel bolts.
     
  3. mcm
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    Thanks Par,

    That's a good idea about the magnet.
    But what am i looking for when i look at the keel bolts ?
     
  4. sean9c
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    Don't remember US built Columbia 27, there was a 26
     

  5. PAR
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    Tripp designed, same mold as used on the Coronado 27, built in California, which was really a reworked Columbia 26 MK2 and whole bunch of them got built.
     
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