1973 Columbia MK III

Added 20 January, 2013

About this Sailboat:

Classic Columbia 43…this is the rarer MK III version with slightly longer hull, skeg-hung rudder, slightly deeper keel, taller mast, factory red hull, solid teak/holly floor and cleaner interior styling (love them or hate them…but no “mini-wooden posts” on the edges of all the interior storage spaces. Overall good condition…very solid construction…just needs some shining up and maybe new upholstery to be really nice. Details: Nissan (not leaky Perkins!) diesel motor is tight and runs strong. Keel is good/hull below waterline is perfect (NO blisters on these 70s boats!!!)/hull above waterline is heavily oxidized and will need a serious compounding/buffing/waxing (but will then shine bright red!)/deck is overall decent…dirty but sound. Huge hatches in deck for great ventilation and good sunlight. Mast dirty but sound. Standing rigging good. Running rigging old and could be replaced. Steering/wheel/cables all good. 12V and 110V electrical good. Plumbing good. Open, spacious interior with double bunk beds, v-berth and table makes into full size bed…sleeps 8 in total. Fully insulated hull above waterline. Overall a good boat that just needs to be buffed out and tuned up to be a great classic cruiser.

Equipment on Board:

2 sails (main is very old/dirty…120% jib is very good/newer). Newer Harken roller furling system. 2 anchors (no windlass). Spinnaker pole (no spinnaker). Newer propane system/hoses and newer Force 10 stove/oven. Newer 12V refer. Newer 12V charger. Separate ice box. Newer fresh-water plumbing system and faucets. Brand new head/holding tank/hoses/vents. All thru-hulls work fine and look good. VHF. Stereo. Diesel heater. 24-hour solar vent. Storage drawers in v-berth. Oil lamp over table. Emergency tiller.


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