Please call owner Steven at 412-736-3229. Boat is in Lorain, Ohio.
1981 Hughes Columbia 8.7 sailboat, Christopher James. With its wine glass stern, it has excellent performance in heavy weather. She is a tranquil boat to sail and glides through the water quietly. She has a shoal-draft keel with a draft of 4-8 with wheel steering. All lines run into the cockpit for easy single handing. Ample amenities and accommodations ensure a very comfortable cruise. The cockpit can be completely enclosed with a dodger, bimini and side curtains with
tinted Isinglass all around. With her generous 10 beam, the cabin has an abundance of space including 6 feet of head room within a warm teak interior. The double
v-berth has plenty of storage underneath along with a hanging locker and several more drawers off on the starboard side. The full head located forward and comes with hot and cold pressure water and a shower wand. The main salon features a double drop down convertible berth port side and a long single berth with a foot well on the starboard. A quarter berth is located port side aft under the cockpit. The galley is located starboard with plenty of cupboard space, SS sink with hot and cold pressure water, a large ice box, bar size refrigerator and microwave oven. The main salon features a stowable galley table, small bar, LCD flat screen TV and storage above and behind the settees both starboard and port. The diesel engine is accessible behind the companionway steps. It is a 30 HP 3 cylinder Yanmar model 3HMS installed this spring with low hours and an external radiator for use in salt water. A brand new fuel tank was installed in 2016. She has shore power connections both fore and aft and is wired with a PERKO rotary switch panel operating a dual battery AC/DC
electrical system. Both the starting and deep cycle batteries were replaced in 2016. Other equipment - depthsounder, chartplotter w/2016 map update, autopilot, VHF radio, compass, dock box and remaining season docking at Spitzers Lake Side marina. Sails
- fully battened mainsail, two 2 furling Genoas, gennaker.