View Full Version : Classic Plastic- Columbia Sabre
05-31-2004, 05:47 PM
I know, not wood, but I've always wanted one. Built by Columbia Yachts in the '60's on a 5.5 meter hull. 32.5' by about 6'. There's one on ebay- but I'm sure the wife would do serious damage... :eek: tongue.gif
Looks like a neat boat. She appears slighly hogged though.
I have always been a fan of the C50. Bill Tripp Senior had a great eye.
05-31-2004, 06:46 PM
Yup, the "50" is one of the best. :cool:
The sheer on the Sabre is almost straight- I wonder if the cabin (a bit awkward) doesn't fool the eye into seeing the sheer as hogged?
Will glass boats hog?
05-31-2004, 07:23 PM
That 50 is a fantastic looking thing. Quite a Rhodes look about her. Go anywhere, do anything.
05-31-2004, 07:52 PM
Re the apparent hog. I'd be suprised if it isn't an artifact of the angle or the computer, but with those long overhangs...? If the boat spent time on the hard without sufficient support? I'd be curious other's experience.
Most boats of the era were way overbuilt in their hulls because makers were still working out the scantlings for glass construction, and were handlaying.
The only reason I thought there was hog was because of the boot stripe. It looks a bit high in the middle. (Actually it isn't a boot at all...)
I have been speaking with an owner of a Columbia 50 recently :eek: . They are a go anywhere boat, and very pretty.
I just wish that they had better use of all that space down below. It's a neat interior, but still not that much room for a 50 footer. Bill Tripp designed some pretty boats. The Bermuda 40, Block Island 41, etc, etc.
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