Recent content by JenniferKay

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    Where's the Water Strainer Hiding?

    on the 8.3 is under the sink
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    Mystery wire/cable from mast??

    On our boat, the mast wire is connected directly to a keel bolt with a #6 cable and the chainplates, fuel tank, fuel filler connect together and then to the keel bolt with #8.
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    Mystery wire/cable from mast??

    Could it be the mast ground to keel?
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    Columbia 22 Manual/Blueprints

    Have you tried boatbrochure.com
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    Time to replace sails

    Thanks for all your info, we have decided to go with a 145% from UK sails from Sydney, BC. Stuart has been more than helpful and very patient with my many questions and am very looking forward to the sail(s). Thanks for all your input, it was very much appreciated.
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    Looking at a Columbia 8.3. Any advice?

    Re: columbia 28.3 purchase Congrats, we have had ours for 3 years now and are enjoying her.
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    Looking at a Columbia 8.3. Any advice?

    Good to hear from you, I was hoping I would be able to get another 8.3 owners opinion. Have had heard from other owners and while there info was important, I was a little worried about downsizing since our boats have smaller mains and use the foresails for power. I too have replace my main to...
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    Looking at a Columbia 8.3. Any advice?

    Hello Knappster, I have had ours for 3 years and am happy with her, but could use some advise on the sail plan you have. It seems were are in the same area and is time to replace our sails.
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    Time to replace sails

    I have the same problem asking Santa, must be a Santa thing.. The 135 seems to be what most people size down to from what I have seen, just a little worried of giving away too much. Some have also suggested going with a gennaker when reaching to help with the loss and would also help...
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    Time to replace sails

    They are all original, so... 35 years, I guess they just don't make things to last.. The most used was the 160 but since the shape is so bad, it folds around everything when you try and tack and takes all the fun out of hull speed. The 110 is used more because of the shape of the 160 but again...
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    Time to replace sails

    Hello, New to the site, have had the boat for 3 years now and working through everything and learning a lot. We are now looking at replacing the foresails on our 8.3. Currently has 160%, 110%, and storm jib with all being hanked on. We would like to know what size of foresails would be...