Press Gang News

Owners' reviews of a Columbia 9.6 or a Gulf 32

Release Date: December 27, 2013

These news items were important at the time of their release, but no longer have any urgency. They are here as archive copies.

News from the Press Gang


We're looking ahead to the boats scheduled for review in an upcoming issue. This time around we're looking for input from current and former owners of a Columbia 9.6 or a Gulf 32.

Do you own a Columbia 9.6 or an Islander 36? Have you had one in the past? If yes, please get in touch with Dan Spurr at:

Do you know someone who owns or has owned either one of these boats? If yes, please forward this message to that sailor.

If you have experience with either boat, please tell Dan Spurr about the sailing characteristics (good and bad), the level of quality in the build, quirky things to watch out for, the good things that are true selling points for the boat, and anything else that springs to mind.

If this isn't a boat you've sailed in the past, please stay tuned for future messages. We'll be sending a notice like this every two months. We're bound to come upon a boat that is or has been in your collection over the years.

Right now, if you have had an experience with a Columbia 9.6 or a Gulf 32, we're anxious to hear from you. Thanks for sharing your experience with "the rest of us"!

The crew at Good Old Boat.

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