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Seller's Description

Health issues have made me expedite this sale. If you are interested, please reach out, lets talk.

Here is a project boat in the Belfast area of Maine. Currently on the hard. During the October 2021 nor’easter that rolled through, she was the last boat to find her way from the mooring to the rocks in Rockland. We got a great few years of sailing in and at the time of her grounding, I was already pitching the idea to sell to someone looking for a solid boat to learn on or downsize to. Now, I am looking at the same thing except for it being a project boat to teach them as they go. I dont have the time to do the work needed to save her. Instead of just putting it off until she is really to far gone, I am hoping that someone will be able to save her and enjoy many more years of sailing. Damage: 1. Anchor roller tore off at the roller which sheered the mooring line. 2. Bow pulpit is pushed upward to port. 3. Keel-hull joint leaks. This one is the big one. I pulled out all the sealant from the joint a few weeks ago and re-bedded the joint. After a few days I put a fairing compound over the joint. Upon recent inspection and having some recent water in the bilge, It is leaking somewhere and compromised that work and set me back another couple weeks. 4. The rudder, it was bent up at a sharp angle and was jammed into the hull. (no structural hull damage from the rudder). 5. Lead keel was mushroomed out a bit from heavy contact with granite.

Possible Issues: 1. Finding new 3/16 wall x 1-7/8 dia. x 36 L. (316ss, rudder stock. 2. Mast wiring, I rewired the whole mast back in 2016 and when the stick was pulled in November, wires were cut at the deck step for the NMEA2k B&G wind transducer. It will be an easy cable to replace, if you pull the new one through with the old wire. 3. Hull nav. Lights. The tri-color lights on the hull work, but there is a ground issue somewhere. 4. Palmer M60, 22 HP gas engine has always been finicky. But, when it is running, It runs strong.

$3000. OBO

Equipment: Equipment and Upgrades since 2016: 2016: Sanded the decks down to glass & added a barrier coat, 2 coats of Petit White and then sandstone with sand non-skid. Removed all deck hardware, drilled out holes, filled with epoxy, drilled out and re-bedded hardware with butyl tape. 2017 Sanded hull. Above & below waterline down to glass. (Gelcoat was already gone from previous owner) New plumbing to head and galley sinks Barrier coat x2, new raised waterline by 4. Pettit ez-poxy white and Kelly green above the waterline and Pettit Hydrocoat Red & Black below the waterline. (When you start seeing red through the black bottom paint, it is time to either sand and repaint or add another layer)

2017: Continued: LED lights on hull for navigation lights and on the masthead and spreaders. New standing rigging. Full set. New running rigging, Full set. New Origo 2 burner, non-pressurized alcohol stove Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass. C-head, Composting toilet 2x 15-gallon water tanks under V-berth LED cabin lights 4 Beckson opening ports & 2 acrylic fixed ports/windows Folding Mast steps to the mast head. Diesel forced air heater and 5-gallon diesel tank in lazarette 13-gallon gas tank in port quarter berth Engine control gauges. Rebuilt carburetor (zenith updraft carb). Retrofitted the old hatch to have a nice big window. (wouldnt recommend standing on it for prolonged periods, but it is good against green water) 100 watt solar panel with charge controller Garboard drain in bilge

2020: Custom built hard dodger, (3/4 marine plywood, covered by 3 layers of 1708 Biaxal fiberglass and polyester resin. Lots of overlapping in the corners and deck attachment points. Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio Vesper Marine VHF/AIS antenna on masthead. (no AIS installed yet) Raymarine ST2000 Autohelm.

2021: Precision Sails Mylar Carbon flying jib

No further purchases for new or replacement equipment occurred.

Sail Inventory Precision Sails Mylar Carbon flying jib Full batten mainsail Original Mainsail 150% Genoa, has been patched on luff at height of the spreaders Symmetrical Spinnaker Gear and Hardware summary: 4-6 Docklines /- 20 Dozen sail ties Mainsail cover Winch handles Whale gusher bilge pump (not installed) Reefing lines All mainsail battens 200 or 5/8 3 strand anchor rode with 20 5/16 chain Danforth anchor (lunch hook) Spinnaker pole 100-watt Solar panel C-head composting head Folding mast steps (installed) Raymarine ST2000 Autohelm New Dinette and quarter berth cushions (2020) Origio 2 burner non-pressurized alcohol stove (2017) Spare engine parts, carb. Rebuild kits, notes Original documents with copies of work notes.

More pictures can be emailed to you if requested, If you are interested and would like to see her for yourself, please contact me by email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If the ad is still up, she is available.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking to you.



William Crealock
Columbia Yachts
# Built
FG (solid laminate)


Length Overall
27 11 / 8.5 m
Waterline Length
21 8 / 6.6 m
8 5 / 2.6 m
4 9 / 1.5 m
6,500 lb / 2,948 kg
2,800 lb / 1,270 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
343′² / 31.9 m²
Total Sail Area
341′² / 31.6 m²
Sail Area
152′² / 14.1 m²
26 8 / 8.2 m
11 3 / 3.5 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
189′² / 17.6 m²
31 5 / 9.6 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
Forestay Length
33 8 / 10.3 m

Auxilary Power

Atomic 4
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
12 gal / 45 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
18 gal / 68 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
6.6 kn
Classic: 6.24 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

6.64 knots
Classic formula: 6.24 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


553 built including the later COLUMBIA 28 MK II.
Similar to CORONADO 28.
Sold later in varying stages of completion as the SAILCRAFTER 28.

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