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Columbia 36, 1968, Tilghman Island, Maryland, $16,500, SOLD 12/24/09

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1968 Columbia 36


  • The Columbia 36 interior layout features a large v-berth which serves as the owner's stateroom. It is equipped with custom storage /hanging lockers to Port and Starboard and one port and one starboard opening port lites. Access to the anchor locker is also available here. Aft of the v-berth and to Port is the Head. Raven's features a Jabsco manual toilet, single bowl SS sink, a hand held shower head, two teak drawers and one cabinet door below the sink which offers additional storage. The head is vented both by an opening port lite, and a solar activated cabin top vent. To Starboard is the teak captain's/chart desk, cushioned seat, and storage lockers (above and below), and a magazine/chart rack. Just above the desk is an opening port lite. Moving aft past this bulkhead is a "U" shaped banquette/settee to Port with a dinette table which lowers to form a Queen sized berth, and a convenient storage shelf above. To Starboard is the galley featuring an ice box with an Adler Barbour cold plate, single bowl SS sink, a gimbaled three burner alcohol stove with oven, and lastly is a sliding door storage cabinet, plate rack and four teak drawers for dishes, flatware, etc. Below the sink is a storage cabinet and thru-hull cock for drainage. Next, aft of the bulkhead is another storage locker to port and then the quarter berths (both port and stbd). The main cabin features two very large fixed port lites, and two opening port lites for improved ventilation. All of Ravens settees, benches, and berths have very nice blue velour cushions and the large fixed port lites have coordinated curtains. Aft of the main cabin is the steps to the cockpit, and the Engine compartment below. The cockpit features two large bench seats both port and stbd, a lazarette hatch with doubles as helmsman's bench seat, stainless steel traveler/boom vang, and teak back rests for the two bench seats. Cushions are included for the cockpit seats with removable lite weight canvas covers.


  • The well-laid out galley is to starboard and features an ice box with Adler Barbour cold plate (we have never used this), stainless steel sink with pressurized fresh water faucet. The three burner alcohol stove with oven is next (one of the top burners does not work) along the side with storage cabinet behind and custom racks for glasses and plates. The icebox is large with access from the top. Pressurized Hot water is available, (but the heater is disconnected and not used for over 6 years). The galley also features a full set of plates and dishes, and a set of plastic cups and tankards.

    Electronics and Navigational Gear:

  • VHF radio with mast head mounted antenna (note: Marina owner thinks the antenna was struck by lightening last winter while she was in storage. I have not been able to confirm this). Cockpit features Signet Marine Depth Sounder with alarm, Signet Marine knotmeter, and 5" Ritchie Compass pedestal mounted at Steering Wheel.

    Electrical System:

  • 30 Amp Shore Pwr cable
  • 30 Amp battery charger
  • Atomic 4 Alternator for charging underway
  • 1 house batteries and 2 Start Batteries
  • AM/FM Stereo/Cassette Player with two Speakers
  • Navigational lights may need either new bulbs or new wiring
  • Raven has an AC Shore power panel and a separate DC Panel.

    Deck and Hull Equipment:

  • The hull of the Columbia 36 is sound. Bottom paint applied June 15, 2009. Bottom paint is green West Marine Bottom Shield. Her Black topsides compounded and polished Oct. 2009, Her deck primed and one coat topside paint Oct. 2009, Her stanchions inspected, welded, and reinstalled Oct. 2009, Her teak britework sanded and sealed (varnish or oil to be applied per buyer) Oct. 2009She has a spade Rudder, Manual Wheel Steering, Marinco Autohelm system included (but not installed) #25 Bruce Anchor w/25' chain and 150' rode, also Danforth anchor with w/100' rode. Attwood 1250 Bilge Pump with float switch, Bow Pulpit, Pushpit, Swim Ladder at Stern, and Jim Buoy throw horseshoe mounted aft.

    Sails and Rigging:

  • Raven is a sloop rigged sailer. She has a 6 oz. main with two reef points, Columbia 36 insignia and #72, 1996 by Kerr-Tulsa sailmakers (excellent condition), Hank on 6 oz. Storm Jib with stainless wire, 135%Working Jib, 160% Genoa, Orange and Green lightweight Drifter, and Red, White, and Blue Spinnaker. All fore sails are by North Sails and are in excellent condition. Note:The jib can be sailed as a "Club footed" sail. Raven includes aluminum jib boom or whisker pole and Aluminum Spinnaker Pole. Stainless Standing RiggingAluminum MastAluminum Boom. Cunningham, SS Traveler, All halyards, sheets and lines inspected, cleaned and in good condition. Main sheet replaced Oct. 2009 She has 2 Barlow #28 Primary Winches, 2 Barlow #20 secondary/spinnaker winches, and 2 Barlow #18 mast mounted winches, a SS winch handle/crank, jib travelers with snatch blocks.

    Additional Equipment:

  • Boat U.S.Two man inflatable with plywood bottom insert, pump, two oars
  • Green Cockpit Bimini
  • Dodger with new lites
  • Awning
  • cockpit coaming covers
  • Mainsail cover
  • full set of cabin top covers in good condition
  • Four life preservers
  • Cockpit cushions with lite weight removable canvas covers
  • Engine compartment blower with alarm
  • cockpit engine controls and gauges
  • four dockside fenders
  • five new black/red dock lines.

    Seller description

  • Raven has had two owners in her lifetime. She spent the first years of her life in the Great Lakes and was sailed/motored through the St. Lawrence to the Atlantic, down to Florida, and then into the Chesapeake bay by her original owners in 1998. My wife and I bought Raven in March of 2000 and have used her exclusively in the Choptank River and around Tilghman Island, MD. She is roomy, comfortable, and a dream to sail. We have kept her clean and tidy, but she is now showing her age. We replaced her ailing Atomic 4 in 2006 with a refurbished older model Atomic 4 purchased from Long Beach Boat Company, St. Leonard, MD. The Atomic Four has new plugs, and plug wires and turns over easily (but still running a little ruff). Her toilet Head was replaced in 2008 with a manual Jabsco which pumps into a 25 gallon holding tank. She is the perfect boat for a couple to sail and live aboard and at the same time maintain a comfortable lifestyle. She provides excellent speed even in light air and on all points of sail. Raven is a very capable coastal cruiser. She is a must see.

    Yes the boat has SOLD! Thank you so much for your professional assistance.
    Tilghman Island, Maryland

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