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1973 Columbia 45
basic specs on this particular boat, Desiderata, are:
10k pounds ballast in her iron keel
25k pounds total displacement.
From aft we have a separate aft cabin
with large head and stall shower and closet and drawers and plenty of
storage, up 2 steps through a door on the port side to the bright airy
saloon which has 6'6 headroom, large windows, and is located over the
engines, holds, and tankage (120 fuel 130 water) so no space is lost to
a machine room. down two steps to the galley to port and dinette to
starboard. adler barbour cools a 12cuft fridge, double sink, microwave,
full oven and 4 burner propane range, underfoot is a 5 gallon electric
stainless steel water heater. moving forward we have an enclosed head to
port, hanging locker to stbd. moving forward we have the v berth with
chest of drawers, underneath the berth are 2 cruisaire a/c split systems
for a total of 3 evaporators one of which cools the main salon (12k btu)
and the the others in two cabins (16kbtu). the latter unit runs but
doesn't cool, likely needs a recharge and oil change. forward of that we
have storage and above, the chain locker. both cabins have built-in a/v
computer systems with LCD displays installed for watching movies
listening to music or working on the web (the hard drives come with me).
she comes with an autohelm 6000, I've not used it at sea but it seems to
turn on and move the wheel, also comes with an untested radar, currently
partially deinstalled, a chart plotter, a gps, 2 vhf radios, an ssb
radio not installed I'm not licensed to use and don't know the first
thing about, and a bunch of other nicknacks.
the condition of this boat is fair. she needs work, but not that much
work, and more importantly, everything that matters for living aboard,
a/c, heat, fridge, hot water, lights (some have LED bulbs), computers,
etc is ready to go. She is certainly a comfy home. I've never sailed her
but she is reputably a strong fast cruiser.
This well traveled world cruising sailboat has a few remaining issues to
take care of before she cruises once again:
1. a bottom job, servicing/replacing the original seacocks while she is
on the hard.
2. finalizing installation of the ships data/electronic equipment such
as chartplotters, radar, etc.
3. securing and bolting down existing and newly installed bilge pumps,
and misc. engine room equipment and other equipment/hoses/wires which
needs proper securing.
4. installation of a new 1 wire alternator
5. 4 new batteries.
6. hooking up the masthead wiring.
7. painting and cleaning and beautifying the bilge, possibly painting
some of the exterior, or varnishing/updating the interior woodwork and
upholstery which is showing wear.
8. the bronze aft head needs a rebuild kit from wilcox critenden.
9. servicing the genset which needs a fuel pump, all new fluids. she
turns over but does not start. both engines need paint, cleaning, and
proper securing of wires and hoses, which although look in good
condition, need that last effort to create a properly plumbed, orderly
10 the main propulsion engine needs an alternator.
11. needs installation of some kind of anchoring system, i have some
parts but not windlass and sprit.
12. needs a dinghy davit, one of which was broken by the prev. owner and
disposed of by myself.
Other than this list she is ready to cruise with sails and rigging in
She's a great deal contact me and we can go from there.
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